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Re: Older Episode Theories
« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2013, 11:02:33 pm »
So "Room to Ride/The Frensky Family Fiasco" and "The Great MacGrady" are now banned? I was fearing this would happen. Such a shame that such a powerful episode like "The Great Macgrady" will never air anymore. :'( They even aired it every day of the week it premiered.

What about "Binky vs. Binky/Operation: D.W.!"? That one used a parody of him, but will that still be banned, too? It actually aired very recently where I live. (My station was also one of the few that still chose to air the controversial Postcards From Buster "Sugartime!" episode) Are these episodes going to be removed from Netflix and Amazon Video as well?

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« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2013, 11:28:16 pm »
So "Room to Ride/The Frensky Family Fiasco" and "The Great MacGrady" are now banned? I was fearing this would happen. Such a shame that such a powerful episode like "The Great Macgrady" will never air anymore. :'( They even aired it every day of the week it premiered.

What about "Binky vs. Binky/Operation: D.W.!"? That one used a parody of him, but will that still be banned, too? It actually aired very recently where I live. (My station was also one of the few that still chose to air the controversial Postcards From Buster "Sugartime!" episode) Are these episodes going to be removed from Netflix and Amazon Video as well?

Not sure about Netflix or Amazon. I did see those said episodes recently as well. As for the episode not airing well it's just as sad that the special guest they used in it turned out to not be who he said he was.

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« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2013, 11:32:09 pm »
Yeah, I understand why they can't air them anymore. When I found out about the scandal, the Arthur episodes were one of the first things that came to mind, especially seeing how Binky mentioned his (former) records to Francine in Great Macgrady.

As of now, the episodes are still on Netflix and Amazon.

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« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2013, 11:56:51 am »
Day before yesterday, PBS aired "Francine's Split Decision; Muffy Goes Metropolitan". Now, with the exception of "Kiss and Tell" on Valentine's Day, and "Cast Away" being show last week (both of which contained a talking Pal and Kate entry as the other half, so I don't count those), this was, so far, the first and only time this year a good, older episode has been played. We're already in April, so that's three months (about twelve weeks or so), which is the longest I can remember yet of having to wait to see a golden oldie; as I've said before, the cycle is usually about 6-8 weeks of poorer, newer episodes, then a week of the classics (two, if we're lucky)... but 12 weeks? That's quite a stretch.
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« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2013, 01:56:08 pm »
Day before yesterday, PBS aired "Francine's Split Decision; Muffy Goes Metropolitan". Now, with the exception of "Kiss and Tell" on Valentine's Day, and "Cast Away" being show last week (both of which contained a talking Pal and Kate entry as the other half, so I don't count those), this was, so far, the first and only time this year a good, older episode has been played. We're already in April, so that's three months (about twelve weeks or so), which is the longest I can remember yet of having to wait to see a golden oldie; as I've said before, the cycle is usually about 6-8 weeks of poorer, newer episodes, then a week of the classics (two, if we're lucky)... but 12 weeks? That's quite a stretch.

I saw Arthur's Eyes last year. I was taken by surprise to see it on TV, but it's was cool watching an episode 1996 again. ;)

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« Reply #20 on: April 08, 2013, 04:03:48 pm »
Yay, another oldie but goody is airing today: "Ants in Arthur's Pants; Don't Ask Muffy".
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« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2013, 10:49:00 pm »
Did April 9th air today per tradition? I wasn't home to catch it on my main station, but my 24-hour PBS Kids station (a subchannel of the main station) aired "Muffy's Classy Classics Club/Best Enemies". I know when they chose to air April 9th in honor of the Newtown shooting, MCCC/BE was originally scheduled to air that day, and only the main station aired April 9th. The subchannel still aired MCCC/BE that day.

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« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2013, 11:09:00 pm »
No, "April 9th" did not air today, it was indeed, "Muffy's Classy Classic Club; Best Enemies".

"April 9th" usually seems to be reserved for airing on 9-11 anymore, much like how "D.W. Goes to Washington; Arthur's Mystery Envelope" seems to be reserved for Memorial Day, likewise, "Arthur's First Sleepover; Arthur's New Year's Ever" airs on New Year's Eve.
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« Reply #23 on: April 09, 2013, 11:51:15 pm »
Hmm, I know they aired April 9th on its namesake's day last year, and I'm pretty sure the year before that as well (but not 2010 because they premiered "Looking For Bonnie/The Secret Origin of Supernova" that day).

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« Reply #24 on: April 12, 2013, 03:51:56 pm »
Yay, today is "Elwood City Turns 100!", one of my personal favorites.
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« Reply #25 on: April 15, 2013, 04:08:47 pm »
Another oldie today: "To Tibble the Truth; Waiting to Go"; Arthur may not necessarily play a key part in either entry, but at least we get another oldie today.

"Waiting to Go" actually brings something to mind... has anyone besides me ever noticed Binky seems to have a lot of fantasies of his parents abandoning him and going out on cruises?
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« Reply #26 on: April 15, 2013, 11:29:32 pm »
"Waiting to Go" actually brings something to mind... has anyone besides me ever noticed Binky seems to have a lot of fantasies of his parents abandoning him and going out on cruises?

I can only remember two instances as of now...is that really "a lot"?

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« Reply #27 on: April 16, 2013, 05:05:35 pm »
Today was "D.W.'s Time Trouble; Buster's Amish Mismatch"... another great one!

I really like the plot idea of "D.W.'s Time Trouble", to see what it would be like if D.W. was the firstborn, and Arthur was her little brother, instead of the other way around... of course, D.W.'s childlike whimsy of thinking babies come from baby stores and such really makes the dream all the more amusing, not to mention the idea of Arthur being a "broken" baby. Arthur as a younger brother wasn't nowhere near as big a pain to D.W. as she is to Arthur being his little sister, but D.W. does get a taste of the medicine when she realizes just what a big responsibility it is to care for a younger sibling, and that it's not all just making the younger sibling do whatever you want because you're older.

"Buster's Amish Mismatch" is great too, we're reminded of how excitable, yet impulsive Buster can get at times, and at the same time, you almost can't help but feel a little sorry for him, because he really wants to adapt to the Amish lifestyle, yet no one will go along with him... and do we really wanna know just how he ended up making mayonnaise instead of butter? Lol.
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« Reply #28 on: April 16, 2013, 10:15:05 pm »
Yeah I saw it. Don't you think Brain was being a little bit harsh though?

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« Reply #29 on: April 18, 2013, 06:13:12 pm »
Were you the one who commented on a YouTube posting, saying it was mean of Brain to taunt Buster at lunch? "I bet that tuna surprised was cooked in an ELECTRIC oven... are you sure it's AMISH enough for you?"

But anyway, today we were treated to "Pick a Car, Any Car; Jenna's Bedtime Blues"... does anyone else besides me find the first half of this episode to be just slightly broad? I mean, Arthur was clearly being intentionally difficult when the Reads were trying to find a new/used car, because he didn't want to lose the car they already have, but it seems to be that after a while, either Mr. or Mrs. Read would take him aside, and say something along the lines of, "Come on Arthur, try to be reasonable", or "Look Arthur, we know how much you love our old car, but it's had it, we have to find something else." I mean I GET that Arthur is attached to their car and all, but still, it seems to me that his parents would give him a talking to when they were at Crosswire Motors.

Other than that, was anyone else shocked to see their car was suddenly purple instead of magenta like it usually is the first time they saw this episode?
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