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Arthur - Where is the Show Going?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by D'Snowth, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Maybe either one of them was working on ants to begin with, but later changed their minds? I don't know... after all, Buster was originally partnered with Arthur about his spider project before he went solo on termites.
  2. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    From what I understand, Buster was doing termites to begin with, and Arthur needed him to participate in his project. Buster still would have had to have made a separate presentation AND the written report.

    I guess it was just something the writers overlooked.
  3. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Probably... like how the relative Lucy who got married in Season One keeps going back and forth between being "Aunt Lucy" and "Cousin Lucy".
  4. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    And now, let us take a dandy ol' look at the descriptions for this week's new episodes...

    George meets a new friend who has Aspergers...

    Prunella gets a new locker that's supposedly haunted...

    Baby Kate finally learns to speak and can no longer communicate with Pal...

    Arthur and the gang discover a "secret place" in the woods...

    None of these sound worth-watching... except for maybe the Baby Kate episode... frankly, I always hated the episodes where Pal and Kate talk... I don't know why, I just did.

    But I mean a haunted locker? A "secret place" in the woods? Again, I smell desperation and running out of ideas.
  5. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I really dug the one where Arthur got disillusioned by Super Heroes. Even though it had a hint of "Commercial free Childhood" propaganda. If you ever read the book (or saw the movie) Watchmen, I just saw parallels between Arthur's disillusioned vision of Dark bunny and Veit (SP?). Even dug the reference to Underdog they put in there. But I LOVED how they mentioned Jack Kirby. Too bad they'd have to pay to actually show any of his stuff though.
  6. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Whaddya know, Drtooth's favorite episode's on today...

    BANANA! ! !
  7. Muppet dude

    Muppet dude Active Member


    The Aspergers' episode was really good! Especially since I have it myself, I could relate to it.

    I, too, am surprised "Arthur" is still going on. It started when I was in third grade, and now I am graduating college and they are STILL making new episodes!

    Of course, I also love making YouTube Poops or Arthur :insatiable:
    Dominicboo1 likes this.
  8. Gelfling Girl

    Gelfling Girl Active Member

    Same here. For me personally, though, it started when I was too young to remember it, possibly even before I was born.
  9. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I KNEW you were gonna say that.

    Well, Arthur I feel came out years too late for me, but I still watched anyway. I was in middle school or so... or maybe first year high school. I remembered reading the books long, long ago. They were always my favorite... right up there with the Mr. Men (long before the US had a series... and I'm talking the UPN kids/syndicated one) and the Muppet and Sesame Street books. I was like, GREAT! NOW it becomes popular and NOW it has merchandise. Heck, I met Marc Brown at a book signing years and years ago, before I was 8. He autographed Arthur's Teacher Trouble and D.W. Swims for me, drawing the corresponding characters too. Wish I both the little action figury things they had. My sister did. She has both variations of the mother.


    Yes, and I like watching yours too. I made like a couple... there's one I made months ago I was too afraid to post (It has a clip of Doug in it... and I'm really cautious about Viacom)... But basically it was Buster whining about how Arthur broke his Mackerel Man... and take a wild guess what of Robotnik's got broken.
  10. The Shoe Fairy

    The Shoe Fairy Active Member

    I can never actually tell if the voice actors are kids or not. I haven't even noticed there was a new Sue Ellen voice actor... You got an episode reference so I can hear for myself?
  11. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Anyone ever notice how passive aggressive Fern is? I mean, how she nastily acts behind people who have insulted her's back? That episode where Francine heckles her for liking Ratburn's puppet show, and Fern draws nasty cartoons about her?
  12. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Yeah, it kind of took me a while to notice that... like that other episode where Sue Ellen and her try to switch personalities because of the results they got from taking a magazine quiz (the one Ratburn also took and it said he didn't give out enough homework)? Sue Ellen seemed to have trouble toning down her "I'm good at everything I do" persona, but Fern seemed like she was dying to start bossing other people around.

    But that episode you mentioned, I could play both sides of the fence on that one... Francine has always been rather insulting towards other kids, so in some small way, Francine had it coming to her, and kind of got a taste of her own medicine... however, it turned out to be an overdose, since the others really got carried away, which was rather uncalled for.
  13. Xerus

    Xerus Active Member

    I also remember how Fern got mad every time Brain ruins her stories by saying how they weren't logical like goats don't fly and gorillas don't talk. So Fern gets back at Brain by setting up pranks making him believe that giant alien worms are invading the town.
  14. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I... never saw or heard of that one...

    But I DO remember Brain not wanting to include Buster's alien invasion in his script for the Elwood City centinneal musical... or Brain not wanting Sue Ellen to contribute to their partner science project.
  15. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Ah yes. The Giant Worms episode...

    Lemme see... what else is there...

    There was that Rat and Rat Jr. drawing from the episode where Ratburn had to move in with Arthur for a week.... I had a whole list of instances but now I forgot them. But she's really got a passive aggressive nasty streak.
  16. The Shoe Fairy

    The Shoe Fairy Active Member

    Fern is my favourite character - oh dear, maybe I suffer from a streak.
    I love her outfit though.
  17. Xerus

    Xerus Active Member

    I like the episode where Fern wrote to this famous author who was a parody of Lemony Snicket asking for advice on writing stories.

    Fern wrote some books under a false name and wanted to see what her friends thought of the stories. When she found out they were terrible, Fern started to make some improvements on her stories to make them better and was glad she didn't use her own name at first.
  18. The Shoe Fairy

    The Shoe Fairy Active Member

    Yes I do quite enjoy that episode too. I find the Lemony Snicket parody hilarious.
  19. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I like Fern as well, but the more I think about it, the more I see her a rather oppressed character... not so much in a literal sense, but rather like when she has the opportunity, not only is there a passive aggressive streak that surfaces like Drtooth mention, but there also seems to be a bit of an over-confident, and somewhat egotistical streak that can shine through as well, and it's like when those streaks shine through, it takes a while for her to be snapped back to reality.
  20. The Shoe Fairy

    The Shoe Fairy Active Member

    I haven't posted on MC in like two months, but I've been thinking about cartoons all day and I think it's hgh time I dragged this thread back out of the water. I may as well start off the conversation then with the topic of continuity - what do you guys think of the long running continuity that has been established within the show, and what do you find it adds to the show on the whole?


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