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Arthur - Where is the Show Going?

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

  1. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    Arthur is still airing in my local station, I mean it's still making new episodes so I don't see why they'd stop airing it. It's more weird how they air Clifford the Big red Dog repeats when the show went off the air 13 years ago.
     
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  2. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Clifford's been off my PBS for a good many years now. Go figure.
     
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  3. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    Well I guess stations differ. Does your station still air Between the Lions, Zoboomafo, or Mr Rogers? Just curious since all 3 shows haven't been on for probably 10 years.
     
  4. Mr Snrub

    Mr Snrub Active Member

    It's a decent show and I'm sure kids might still like it, so it kinda makes sense

    I don't understand why my local station still regularly airs Maya and Miguel.
     
  5. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    No, gosh, I can't even remember the last time I saw any of those shows.
     
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  6. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Apparently, ARTHUR has, supposedly been moved to 5:30 in the afternoon, but I wouldn't know about that, because that's when my PBS airs local programming. That, and it's also apparently on during a 6:30am death slot.
     
  7. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    On Friday, my local PBS station aired the Sleepover/Arthur New Years. Both still hold up and are as funny as ever.
     
  8. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I would have watched that myself (as I still have the episode on tape after all these years), but I somehow didn't think to, lol.
     
  9. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    A season 1 episode? I thought those were forbidden by PBS! Just imagine all the melted faces of the kids who happened to come across it! :eek:
     
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  10. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    They still reserve that one for New Year's, but hey, if you can believe it, they actually have been airing Season 1 episodes again this year . . . on rare occasions, but still. Heck, I believe they actually aired the first episode sometime this year, IIRC.
     
  11. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    Ugh, I could imagine kids today preferring season 19 episodes to these s1 episodes.
     
  12. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I honestly cannot believe how so many people out there actually thought Arthur and the gang really would be moving on to Grade 4 this season. ARTHUR's one of those shows that TV Tropes would describe as Status Quo Is God: there's been episodes in the past that would show the kids are moving on, only to be back to where they were afterwards. "The Last Day" wasn't the first episode where they were going to be moving on to Grade 4, and this season is supposed to include a TV movie about D.W. turning five and moving onto kindergarten, which already happened in a much older episode that has since been retconned.
     
  13. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Supposedly, a future episode will almost completely rehash the Chicken Lickin' episode, only this time it's the library Sue Ellen tries to save instead of the Sugar Bowl.
     
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  14. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Oh wow. I know a lot of fans have been speculating about this for years, but apparently Marc Brown recently made an appearance at a school, where a student asked him if Francine is gay, to which he said that he's thought about it before, and that "she could be."

    If this happened ten years ago, you can bet the house that ARTHUR would be boycotted right and left by morality and parental groups about this: remember how much outrage there was over J.K. Rowling revealing that Dumbledore was gay?
     
  15. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Or remember how Postcards From Buster basically got pulled just because a kid very briefly mentioned that she had two moms.
     
  16. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Well, just that one episode never made it to air nationally (Drtooth swore WGBH in Boston aired it once). But in this case, I feel like the backlash would have been on a much larger scale, considering Francine is a major character in the franchise.

    But interestingly, a lot of fans have been wanting the show to introduce a LGBT character for quite some time now . . . then again, they've also been wanting a goth character, an emo character, and all kinds of characters you can imagine would be controversial for a kids show to include.
     
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  17. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Welp, this happened:
     
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  18. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    What is that instrument Jon is playing? I haven't seen anything like that before. Looks like a trumpet with a keyboard that sounds like a harmonica.
     
  19. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    It has many names. I've always heard the term "key harmonica" used, but it can also be referred to as a melodica, a melody horn, a blow-organ or a pianica:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melodica
     
  20. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    Looks like that video got deleted. :(
     


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