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Future Careers of the Arthur Gang...
« on: October 13, 2013, 09:49:49 am »
Ever wonder what Arthur, Buster and friends will ultimately wind up doing with their lives?  Here's my take:

Buster - Bionic Bunny!  In his mind, at least.  He'll live at home on Bitzi's couch forever after flunking out of third grade.
Francine - Lawyer, Doctor or A-List Hollywood Actress.  She's Jewish, so really, she doesn't have many other options in life...
Muffy - Inmate #312346 at Elwood City Prison, serving 10-20 years for tax evasion, embezzlement, corporate securities fraud, and deceptive trade practices.
George - Serial Killer.  Seriously, he fits the profile perfectly.  Quiet, socially awkward, full of pent-up rage, bullied and taken advantage of as a child, preoccupied with strange fantasies, and has a serious control complex evidenced by his obsession with puppets...
Binky - Hairstylist. 
Ladonna - Senator, U.S. Representative, or President of the United States.  Her knack for being completely full of sh#@ honest and truthful will take her far in the political arena.
Molly - Drill Sergeant.
Brain - Homeless.  Jobless.  His multiple Ph.D's will render him completely overqualified for every job known to man.
Fern - Junkie.  Her addiction to those amphetamine-laced candy bars was just all too painfully convincing.  Plus she's a depressive poet, so it's pretty much inevitable.
Sue Ellen - Diverse experience with other cultures + Karate = CIA Assassin.
D.W. - Internet Troll / Spam Queen.  Bus Driver and Dairy Farmer also come to mind... ::)









 



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Re: Future Careers of the Arthur Gang...
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2013, 04:41:23 pm »
It's funny how whenever people discuss the possible future jobs and careers of Arthur and the gang, inevitably, somebody suggests one of them is going to grow up to be a serial killer. :p

I agree, Buster's going to end up being a bum when he grows up: his mother smothers him, it's going to ruin him for life, and he's not going to be able to face the real world when he grows up, because he won't be prepared mentally or emotionally... not that I'm speaking from experience or anything... Interestingly enough, it seems like a lot of fans picture Buster becoming a stoner when he grows up, lol.

Here are some of my own thoughts:

D.W.: Now, I'm not exactly sure about the adult world, but I can see her turning into something of a high school bimbo, hooking up with boys then dumping them and moving onto others on a weekly basis... I only think that, because I remember my niece used to be kind of bratty when she was a little girl like D.W., but then she went through a phase recently when she hit puberty.

Brain: Probably end up working at NASA, or some establishment like that, though I have no doubts his intelligence will make him a billionare in the future. Heck, he could probably even be the next Bill Gates or Steve Jobs and end up revolutionizing the computer world in ways neither Gates nor Jobs have done before.

Fern: She'll be responsible for the next TWILIGHT-esque saga craze that makes teens (especially girls) crazy.

George: A craftsman, carpenter, architect, or blues singer.

Binky: Possibly the next Billy Elliott.

Muffy: She'll probably TRY to become a successful fashion blogger/designer, or even the next Hoprah Windseed, but because of her lack of common sense as well as her ridiculously high and irrational standards, she'll only be setting herself up for failure. But then again, being independently wealthy, why would she need to work anyway?

Sue Ellen: She'll either become a politician, dabbling in foreign policies and such... or she'll become the next Chuck Norris.

The Tibbles: They'll be in jail. They'll spend a LOT of time in juvy, but eventually, will be guilty of a crime where they'll be tried as adults because of their past offenses as teens.
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Re: Future Careers of the Arthur Gang...
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2013, 08:43:41 pm »
Lol, I can definitely agree about Buster becoming a stoner in a few years.  He pretty much already fits the classic stoner cliche' right now.  He's chronically lazy, an underachiever in school, always has the munchies, is willing to try unusual things that everyone else finds outrageous, will break the law if he wants something enough (i.e. stealing that robot action figure)..the only thing he's missing is the pot. 

It's a good thing that the old veteran taught him how to garden.  Now he'll at least be able to grow and sell his own pot once Bitzi's life insurance money runs out.   :D

That's an interesting thought about D.W.  I could also see her becoming some sort of political activist for an extreme cause.  She was willing to reject President Clinton's pizza bribe, makes a HUGE deal about things she believe in, and even waged an "equal allowance" campaign for a few weeks...I think she's perfectly capable of overthrowing the establishment. 

On the bimbo topic, I can absolutely see Muffy turning out that way and being a boyfriend-of-the-week type, just dating whoever is the most popular guy at the moment not because she likes him for any reason, but because of how much it boosts her status.   Or deliberately dating older guys just to show off, before they realize her immaturity and dump her. 



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Re: Future Careers of the Arthur Gang...
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2013, 08:59:44 pm »
Arthur:Hmmm,probably a teacher in my mind.
D.W.:Definitely going to be a lazy bum still living off David and Jane while going on/off with James and the Tibbles in a very naughty way.(If you know what I mean)
Buster:Jobless stoner/serial killer.Or he could turn it around and become a detective.
Muffy:Buster's stoner girlfriend!
Brain:The next Albert Einstein.
Francine:Probably owner of a sports team.
Binky:Professional wrestler who has also done some jail time(sex offender,b & e,abuse,etc.)

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Re: Future Careers of the Arthur Gang...
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2013, 08:50:51 pm »
That's an interesting thought about D.W.  I could also see her becoming some sort of political activist for an extreme cause.  She was willing to reject President Clinton's pizza bribe, makes a HUGE deal about things she believe in, and even waged an "equal allowance" campaign for a few weeks...I think she's perfectly capable of overthrowing the establishment. 

I didn't really see the pizza dinner as a bribe, but that's an interesting interpretation.
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Re: Future Careers of the Arthur Gang...
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2013, 07:48:29 am »
I'll present mine as a more idealistic and optimistic outlook for Arthur and his friends...

Here we go!

Arthur: Probably a librarian or book publisher - he likes his books.
D.W. : Producer of television networking and/or advertising.
Buster: Fast food worker, albeit not necessarily restricted to the one who fries food all day.
Muffy: Inherits Crosswire Motors, and expands it to include a fashion department.
Brain: Top ranking scientist that cures the common cold.
Francine: Superstar basketball player.
Binky: Part time ballet instructor.
George: Probably industrial manufacturing, maybe woodwork.
Mr. Ratburn (although he's already a teacher): May rise up to principal amid Haney's inevitable decline.
Fern: Writes poetry and perhaps novels as a living.

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Re: Future Careers of the Arthur Gang...
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2013, 07:47:05 pm »
Good suggestions - it's funny, Arthur was the only character I couldn't think up a satirical horrible or extreme future career for.   Librarian and teacher are good, realistic fits - I could also see him becoming an accountant like his mom.

I also love the fact that even under ideal circumstances, poor Buster will never go beyond fast food.   :D
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Re: Future Careers of the Arthur Gang...
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2013, 10:06:38 pm »
I guess Arthur could very well become the wealthy president of a catering company, and end up with a son without knowing that Francine is the mom.

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Re: Future Careers of the Arthur Gang...
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2013, 04:08:51 pm »
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I guess Arthur could very well become the wealthy president of a catering company, and end up with a son without knowing that Francine is the mom

That sneaky little monkey...   8)
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