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Snowth Woogle

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Re: Older Episode Theories
« Reply #105 on: November 08, 2013, 05:55:25 pm »
Also, notice that this past year, with the obvious exception of New Year's Eve, not once did we see an episode from the first four seasons.
April 22 had "D.W. Thinks Big" / "Arthur Cleans Up".
Yes, I overlooked that, sorry, thank you.

But that brings to mind another interesting note... it almost seems as if when it comes to Season 1, "D.W. Thinks Big / Arthur Cleans Up" is just about the only episode from that season that gets any mileage anymore... I wonder why? It's not exactly the greatest episode there is (Corra alone is the reason for that), and with it being the longest season, why just that one?
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Re: Older Episode Theories
« Reply #106 on: November 09, 2013, 02:10:31 am »
But that brings to mind another interesting note... it almost seems as if when it comes to Season 1, "D.W. Thinks Big / Arthur Cleans Up" is just about the only episode from that season that gets any mileage anymore... I wonder why? It's not exactly the greatest episode there is (Corra alone is the reason for that), and with it being the longest season, why just that one?
The second half was "Arthur Cleans Up" and April 22 is Earth Day. That's the only reason I can think of.

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Re: Older Episode Theories
« Reply #107 on: November 10, 2013, 02:31:59 am »
Strange, I watch Arthur in United Kingdom on CBBC and on weekdays it's been showing season one episodes in order starting with Arthur's eyes. I don't know why it isn't showing older episodes on PBS. Just thought that might be an interesting bit of information.
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Re: Older Episode Theories
« Reply #108 on: November 10, 2013, 09:45:40 pm »
I'm not completely sure, but I think that ABC4Kids in Australia has been playing the episodes in chronological order, and I think that they've played episodes from every season. I live in the U.S., so I haven't been looking at the website's schedule very often.
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Re: Older Episode Theories
« Reply #109 on: November 20, 2013, 04:23:45 am »
On Tuesday, November 19, 2013, they showed the episode "Elwood City Turns 100!". For most of the day, it didn't really seem so odd; they've been showing season 7 (mixed with season 16 :P) over the last few weeks. But it was brought to my attention via one of those Late Shows that November 19 this year is Larry King's 80th birthday. :o

For those who didn't know, Larry King guest starred (in person, not animalated) as himself in the aforementioned episode.


To me, this is right on the borderline between coincidence and having been planned. ;D

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Re: Older Episode Theories
« Reply #110 on: January 07, 2014, 04:56:05 pm »
Looking at the link DW provided us, I see for the next two months, we only have half a good episode to look forward to: the annual Valentine's Day airing of "Kiss and Tell"; other than that, we're stuck with Seasons 9, 10, 13, 14, and 15 for the next two months.
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Re: Older Episode Theories
« Reply #111 on: January 08, 2014, 12:08:19 am »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iskaGMZKUAQ


Start the video at 6 minutes, 5 seconds. Important dialogue ends at 6 minutes, 50 seconds.

Mom: Hello? Oh, hi, Leah. No, I was expecting a call from Herb.
D.W.: Arthur! Did you tell Mom yet about all the trouble you're in?
Arthur: D.W., be quiet.
Mom: Please... I'm on the phone. Sorry, Leah. Well, I've been trying to reach him all afternoon. You saw him at school today? That's strange. I needed some paperwork from him to finish his return. I've got to run. Can I call you back? Bye.

Whoever Jane is talking to is obviously close to Herb Haney and was at the school. It seems to point toward Mrs. MacGrady, since her new name, Leah, was clearly featured in season 13's "The Great MacGrady". But "Arthur's Mystery Envelope" was from season 2. Does this mean they changed her name that early on? We do know from the modelsheet that Sarah the preschooler was originally Dolly, so maybe they renamed MacGrady to avoid potential confusion?

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Re: Older Episode Theories
« Reply #112 on: January 08, 2014, 01:25:22 am »
Many of the adults that are rarely referred to on a first-name basis seem to have used multiple names over the years.
Emil Ratburn became Nigel Ratburn by the fifth season, Herb Haney became Francis Haney at some point - and of course Sarah MacGrady became Leah MacGrady by the cancer episode.

It was my impression that "Leah" in the Mystery Envelope episode was supposed to be someone else.

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Re: Older Episode Theories
« Reply #113 on: February 14, 2014, 09:53:32 pm »
Well... meh... today's annual airing of "Flea to Be You and Me / Kiss and Tell" was on.

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Re: Older Episode Theories
« Reply #114 on: February 15, 2014, 09:13:28 pm »
That's a meh episode.

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Re: Older Episode Theories
« Reply #115 on: February 18, 2014, 04:01:10 pm »
dis is gay....

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Re: Older Episode Theories
« Reply #116 on: February 18, 2014, 07:03:35 pm »
I wasn't too big on Flea, as I'm really not too big on talking animal episodes.  That is, unless those animals happen to be the main cast and not the animals they own in this strange, cannibalistic nightmare of a universe.

Kiss and Tell was cute, though.  I always like seeing D.W. try to assert herself on matters that are clearly beyond her tender age's appreciation and understanding.  That, and it's endlessly funny watching James get pushed around and taken advantage of considering that the Queen of Mean is his big sister.
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Re: Older Episode Theories
« Reply #117 on: March 02, 2014, 09:31:09 pm »
Well, I see in the next two months, the rotation still isn't great, though we have a few episodes from Seasons 16 and 17, which is okay I guess.

On top of that, at the end of March, I see we do have at least one random Season 2 airing: "Water and the Brain / Arthur the Unfunny"... it honestly looks as if it's being aired for a special occasion or something, because aside from Season 16 and 17, the only other seasons we're getting are 10-12 and 15.
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