Howard Handupme is the solemn, Walter Cronkite-esque newscaster on Dinosaurs. His punning surname refers to his existence as a hand puppet, never seen except from behind a newsdesk on television. Handupme is the primary anchor for DNN news, and provides expository commentary on such key events as the Sexual Harris hearings, the war with the four-leggers, and the Chief Elder election. It is Handupme who delivers the solemn last line in the final episode, "Changing Nature": "This is Howard Handupme saying goodnight. Goodbye."