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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

    I don't understand why channels do this: why even bother uploading a video when you're just going to delete it shortly afterwards anyway?
     
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  2. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    Me neither. I don't get it as well.
     
  3. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    To my surprise, I actually liked two new episodes, Kidonia and Opposites Distract, the animation and voice acting is still off but they weren't half bad.
     
  4. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    I guess it makes sense for a night show like Colbert since they have to constantly put up videos every day of the week. It probably helps to just keep what's current or really, really popular.
     
  5. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Perhaps, but it seems like they would take into consideration that people will be liking and favoriting these videos with the intentions of revisiting and rewatching them again later . . . I mean, I was really disappointed that SNL took down that video of Taraji P. Henson on SST like a week after they uploaded it - not only was it an amusing video altogether, but it was our first extensive look at the new set since learning of the changes being made from Instagram pics teasing us. At least Jimmy Fallon still currently has the Kenan and Kel Good Burger reunion skit still up for now. . . .

    But, this is why I've taken to downloading certain videos like this if I feel as though they may be gone soon in the future. I have a feeling within a few months or so, we'll lose that iPhone commercial with Cookie Monster baking cookies, which is why I downloaded it.
     
  6. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    My 24-hour PBS station airs the new episodes, ugh, at 6pm. Then at 6:30 they air classic episodes, like seasons 2-4. I am so grateful for PBS, those episodes are hilarious. Today's was the one where Ratburn stayed at Arthur's house.

    After all these years, its still just as good.
     
  7. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    There apparently was a snow storm somewhere yesterday, so that's apparently why they showed "The Blizzard ; The Rat Who Came to Dinner" (one of my favorites as well) yesterday.
     
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  8. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Oh boy, we got this season's "Disease of the Week" episode today.

    Are you ready for this?

    Drum roll, please. . . .

    *A drum rolls out the door over 200 times*

    Ratburn is losing his hearing.

    How non-shocking!

    And why is he losing his hearing?

    Because he and a couple of other teachers from other schools are secretly in a garage band.

    How . . . random!
     
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  9. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    I watched parts that birthday special thing and it was disturbing. I don't remember/care how Arthur traveled through time but it was so awkward seeing DW older than Arthur.
     
  10. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Actually, I found the B-plot with Arthur's dream sequence of being transported four years into the future a lot stronger and more engaging than the A-plot of D.W.'s fantasy island.
     
  11. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    NONE OF THIS EVEN SOUNDS LIKE THE RIGHT SHOW
    These sound like bad episodes of Rick and Morty
    I'm starting to feel like none of this is to teach kids lessons. I think the show has gone on for so long that the writers hate the characters and are now sadistically torturing them in the most G rated way possible.
     
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  12. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Well. . . .

    In the birthday special/movie, it seemed clear the underlying seemed to be that Arthur and D.W. both learn to really appreciate one another for all of their sibling disputes and squabbles: Arthur gets a taste of his own medicine when his now older sister "Dora" constantly pushes him away and avoids him (same with four-year old), and D.W. comes to realize always getting her way and everybody else doing exactly what she wants to do isn't always as pleasant as she thinks it would be. But again, it's really an underlying message that isn't really addressed until the end of the special.

    As for Ratburn's hearing loss? Well, remember when Buster had asthma and we had that Imagine Spot where he gave the class a tour of the inside of his nose and lungs? That's basically what Ratburn did to explain his hearing loss: he gave Arthur, Buster, and Brain a tour of the inside of his ears. Definitely a blatant rehash.
     
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  13. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    Agreed. The show right now is just ridiculous and pretty sad to watch. I wonder what Marc Brown thinks of it.
     
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  14. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Now that Season 20 has concluded, here are my final thoughts for this milestone season:

    The first half that aired back in the fall was so-so . . . not great, but somewhat of an improvement over the last couple of seasons; the second half, on the other hand, fell flatter than a ruined souffle with really weak episodes that rehashed older episodes, or even other shows (today's new episode rehashed both HEY ARNOLD! and RECESS).

    But, the one plus is that we finally got an explanation of what the show is doing with Mr. Haney since the passing of his voice actor:
    He stepped down as principal of Lakewood to pursue his dream of helping to build a new school in an African village.
     
  15. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    I caught the George hall monitor episode. Lol at how they wrote off Mr. Haney. I guess at least they gave him a mention, they could have just said that he retired.

    Overall, this season is just more of the same. I long lost hope that this show will be great again or that we'll get a satisfying finale.
     
  16. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I'm guessing ARTHUR may finally be coming to an end soon: it's been dropped from PBS altogether - in fact, THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT has replaced its 6:30am death slot; the PBS Kids digital subchannel still plays it at 9:00 and 9:30 at night, but they dropped the classic episodes altogether, which sucks because that was the big lure at first, that they were mixing older and new episodes.

    I get the feeling this upcoming Season 21 may possibly be the last.
     
  17. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    It really sucks that they dropped the classic episodes. Anyways, it's still prominent on my station, so I don't think it's coming to an end. Even if it does, they'll still probably air reruns forever a la Clifford the big red dog. Seriously, that show hasn't made a new episode in 14 years and it's still airing.
     
  18. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Really? Because Clifford's been off my PBS for years - I honestly can't remember the last time I saw Clifford, and I know my PBS conforms to the national schedule now.
     
  19. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    Weird. It still airs constantly on my station. Seems to be the only "classic" Pbs kids show airing aside from SS and Arthur.
     
  20. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    Seems like my PBS kids station has finally started airing the old episodes again, so naturally, I've starting tuning in again. "To Beat or Not To Beat" is a hilarious episode. Seriously, it's so sad that this show took such an awful turn, because it was not just a great kids show, but not a bad show in general.
     

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