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Magnezonomon

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Is Prunella a rat or a poodle?
« on: July 10, 2013, 01:47:22 am »
Evidence that Prunella is a rat:

1. PBS says that Prunella is a rat.
http://www.pbs.org/parents/arthur/help/answers/faq_friends.html?cat=faq

2. In the book Arthur's Teacher Trouble, she has buckteeth, and her snout is more rodent-like.




Evidence that Prunella is a poodle:
1. Marc Brown Studios says that Prunella is a poodle.
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=465823863509923&id=385632154862428&comment_id=2860089&offset=0&total_comments=1&notif_t=feed_comment

2. She looks like Cleo from Clifford the Big Red Dog.
« Last Edit: July 26, 2013, 02:26:02 am by Magnezonomon »

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Re: Prunella is a rat; not a poodle
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2013, 10:17:21 pm »
Hmm, I never thought that people confused her for a poodle, I always thought that she looked like a rat.

2. In the book Arthur's Teacher Trouble, she has buckteeth, and her snout is more rodent-like.

Wow, she looks seriously scary in that picture.

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Re: Prunella is a rat; not a poodle
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2013, 10:47:50 pm »
I, too, believe Prunella is a rat...but just to clarify, a "Packrat" is just a name for someone who collects clutter. It does not mean anyone who does it is a rat...just saying.
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Re: Prunella is a rat; not a poodle
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2013, 11:10:36 pm »
I'm guessing some people assumed Prunella was a poodle (though I never did) because it would have been alliterative theme naming, like some of the other characters are (to wit: Arthur an aardvark, Buster a bunny, Brain a bear, Binky a bulldog, Muffy a monkey, Ratburn a rat, et al.)
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Re: Is Prunella a rat or a poodle?
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2013, 10:40:25 pm »
Well then, she's the most ambiguous-looking poodle in this universe... I mean, Fern is more obviously a poodle, but Prunella, again, it's so hard to tell with her... and she does look a little like Ratburn (especially the nose).
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Re: Is Prunella a rat or a poodle?
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2013, 10:27:33 pm »
I call her a poodle rat!