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Re: Episodes You Haven't Seen in Ages
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2012, 06:18:41 pm »
I do get what you're saying with that. It is something I have noticed, yet like I said, for some reason I don't really mind it. Dunno why.

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Re: Episodes You Haven't Seen in Ages
« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2012, 06:19:19 pm »
Exactly. I wonder if they're trying too hard to prevent another drop like what happened originally with Michael Yarmush, when in Season Five, Arthur suddenly sounded like a teenager.
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« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2012, 06:24:12 pm »
Huh...now that is something I don't remember noticing. Now I need to go back and watch a season 5 episode :P
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Re: Episodes You Haven't Seen in Ages
« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2012, 10:48:17 pm »
I'm trying to remember... wasn't there an episode where George was tired of people not noticing him, so he decides to "go bad" to get people to notice him? I seem to recall he even tried to join the Tough Customers, and seek Binky out as a mentor/role model. Or am I just crazy?
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Re: Episodes You Haven't Seen in Ages
« Reply #20 on: October 25, 2012, 04:05:51 pm »
Glad to see a season 1 episode today.  :D

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« Reply #21 on: October 25, 2012, 04:22:51 pm »
Glad to see a season 1 episode today.  :D

Same here. I am a Poet and The Scare Your Pants Off Club. Wonderful combo. ;)

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« Reply #22 on: October 25, 2012, 04:39:41 pm »
Though I might note that that episode is one of the most often shown season 1 episodes.

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Re: Episodes You Haven't Seen in Ages
« Reply #23 on: October 25, 2012, 05:42:15 pm »
It's always a big boost for my morale to see ANY episode from Seasons One through Four or Seven and Eight for a change, it's becoming a rarer and rarer treat anymore these days.  :-\

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Re: Episodes You Haven't Seen in Ages
« Reply #24 on: October 30, 2012, 09:42:34 pm »
I look at the schedule a week in advance. I've noticed that they rarely play episodes from the first nine seasons, but recently they played episodes from season 8, one of my least favorite seasons. 
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Re: Episodes You Haven't Seen in Ages
« Reply #25 on: October 30, 2012, 11:55:49 pm »
PBS seems to have this pattern that they follow 90% of the time: six to eight weeks of episodes from Seasons Nine to present, and maybe a week of episodes from the first eight (two weeks, if we're lucky)... then, the other 10% of the time, they'll alternate every other day for a couple of weeks.

While I do find it very annoying, irritating, and bothersome, I have to disagree with you on Season Eight CD, that's one of my favorite (I know, everybody is always shocked when I say that).
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Re: Episodes You Haven't Seen in Ages
« Reply #26 on: November 06, 2012, 04:06:22 pm »
Well, election day is one way to get a nice season 1 episode.

EDIT: Oops...season 2, actually.  :P
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Re: Episodes You Haven't Seen in Ages
« Reply #27 on: November 06, 2012, 06:16:27 pm »
Well, it IS a political "holiday", and that particular episode seems to be aired exclusively on political holidays, such as Memorial Day, or occasionally Labor Day.

Both of the entries in this episode are very enjoyable, I like the imagine spots sprinkled throughout both, such as Arthur's fantasies about meeting the president, the president asking for his help in redesigning Washington, he and the president becoming pals (all of which I'm sure some  kids have had), and even D.W. writing new laws since she got loose in the White House. There are also a number of subtle humorous moments throughout "D.W. Goes to Washington" as well: "How can you share a sundae with Santa when you don't bring a sundae TO Santa", or the Secret Service trying to locate D.W. ("Who lost a duck?").

Likewise, the imagine spots in "Arthur's Mystery Envelope" are funny too, I wonder what when through that China girl's mind when she found a note from Principal Haney, "EWW!!!" Or him trying to hide the envelope, and it just keeps getting bigger and bigger until it breaks through the entire house. You have to admit, this would be a relatable scenario for kids... I don't remember if I ever went through a similar situation, but I can imagine a kid would be freaked out if the principal gives a big envelope to give to their parents, and not knowing what the contents are.

It was very refreshing to see this episode today.
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« Reply #28 on: November 06, 2012, 06:21:30 pm »
I have to wonder, why wasn't "The Election" shown today? Doesn't that seem like the obvious choice?

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Re: Episodes You Haven't Seen in Ages
« Reply #29 on: November 19, 2012, 11:45:21 am »
I was watching an old tape last night with "Arthur's First Sleepover / Arthur's New Year's Eve", and I've come to realize that's another episode that seems to always be reserved for a specific time of the year (namely, New Year's Eve).

In fact, going over it, there's a surprisingly decent amount of episodes that are never shown in reruns at random anymore, but rather, always reserved for a specific time of year, such as:

- "I'm a Poet / The Scare-Your-Pants-Off Club" (around Halloween)
- "Arthur's First Sleepover / Arthur's New Year's Eve" (New Year's Eve)
- "D.W. Goes to Washington / Arthur's Mystery Envelope" (political holidays)
- "What Scared Sue Ellen / Clarissa is ****" (around Halloween)
- "Buster's Breathless / The Fright Stuff" (usually the day of Halloween)
- "April 9th" (Guess)
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