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What happened to Jenna?
« on: November 21, 2013, 10:50:23 am »
I've just noticed that Jenna Morgan never appears anymore. She had an entire episode about herself but now I hardly ever see her in the new episodes.
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Re: What happened to Jenna?
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2013, 11:11:55 am »
Apparently fans don't like Jenna. Not only do they feel she's too similar to Francine (being a tomboy into sports and all), but they can't get past how "ugly" she is (the spaghetti hair, the human-shaped nose...)
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Re: What happened to Jenna?
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2013, 01:38:52 pm »
I'd imagine the fact that she pees herself probably doesn't help too much, either.  :-[
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Re: What happened to Jenna?
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2013, 11:16:37 pm »
Jenna just couldn't be developed into any character archetype that wasn't already used. We already had the jock (Francine) and the quieter kid (Fern) - Jenna usually fell into both of these archetypes, without much else to offer. Her last role (that I've seen anyways) portrays her in a more kindly light (the nuts episode), but it still offers nothing that more established characters couldn't pull off. I do think after 16+ seasons, Arthur could do with a change-up from the old Arthur gang - but that probably won't happen. The core characters are just too well ground into the show to really retire any of them.

I don't think she's a bad character, even if she was brought up by provocation in her two main episodes ("The Good Sport" and "Jenna's Bedtime Blues").

As for the bedwetting habit, that's fairly low-key in the Arthurverse. Buster is now known to suck his thumb, so what has Jenna got to lose?  ::)
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Re: What happened to Jenna?
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2013, 10:56:14 pm »
jenna, jenna, jenna. we can miss her, but we sure dont. background characters are usually best left to fan animations and the like. (where are the arthur fans?!?!?!) i want to like jenna, she is just so very nice, which for once doesn't annoy me. but i dont really "miss" her.
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Re: What happened to Jenna?
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2015, 03:21:01 pm »
now that i think about it, jenna is kinda ugly. but she is one of my favorite characters and i'm mad that she has kinda been absent.

by the way, jenna's most recent appearance is in the season 18 episode "best wishes". She appears, but she just stands there with no speaking role. it made me wonder if her voice actor is some how unable to provide jenna's voice anymore.
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