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Re: Older Episode Theories
« Reply #45 on: May 23, 2013, 08:53:52 pm »
It's a shame that anything before Season 8 seems to be a rarity to be seen on PBS's main lineup these days. I guess I'm lucky that my PBS station (WFWA Fort Wayne, IN) has a 24/7 kids channel that airs Arthur 7 days a week, in addition to the main M-F PBS schedule. Lately, the kids channel has been playing Seasons 3, 4 and 8.  I read in a local TV forum from a station engineer, that each program on the kids channel has a few seasons that they put into rotation... that way, there's not much repetition from the main channel's schedule. I have occasionally seen some classic Season 2 episodes as part of that rotation as well!  ;D

Speaking of different scheduling techniques... WBGU (Bowling Green, Ohio) also has a separate channel for kids, though Arthur is just on a one-day delay from the typical schedule. WTTW (Chicago) has Arthur on weekdays: once in the morning, and two back-to-back shows in the afternoon, with two of the time-slots in some sort of modification/delay of the typical weekday schedule.
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Re: Older Episode Theories
« Reply #46 on: May 25, 2013, 01:50:18 pm »
It's a shame that anything before Season 8 seems to be a rarity to be seen on PBS's main lineup these days. I guess I'm lucky that my PBS station (WFWA Fort Wayne, IN) has a 24/7 kids channel that airs Arthur 7 days a week, in addition to the main M-F PBS schedule. Lately, the kids channel has been playing Seasons 3, 4 and 8.  I read in a local TV forum from a station engineer, that each program on the kids channel has a few seasons that they put into rotation... that way, there's not much repetition from the main channel's schedule. I have occasionally seen some classic Season 2 episodes as part of that rotation as well!  ;D

Wow, that's lucky. I also have a 24-hour PBS Kids channel that's a subchannel of the main PBS station, but for all shows, it airs the same episodes that air on PBS. I get Arthur four times a day (two on weekends) across three stations since I get two PBS stations, but all airings are the same episodes.



Anyway, next two weeks are...

05/27: "Buster's Book Battle / On the Buster Scale" (16)
05/28: "Follow the Bouncing Ball / Buster Baxter and the Letter From the Sea" (14)
05/29: "Fern and the Case of the Stolen Story / Sue Ellen Vegges Out" (16)
05/30: "Around the World in 11 Minutes / Muffy and the Big Bad Blog" (14)
05/31: "Arthur Unravels / All the Rage" (14)

06/03: "The Curse of the Grebes / Arthur Changes Gears" (10)
06/04: "Castles in the Sky / Tipping the Scales" (9)
06/05: "The A Team / Emily Swallows a Horse" (9)
06/06: "Francine's Big Top Trouble / George Blows His Top" (9)
06/07: "Arthur Weighs In / The Law of the Jungle Gym" (9)

Pretty interesting divide between the two weeks.

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Re: Older Episode Theories
« Reply #47 on: May 25, 2013, 06:44:21 pm »
Wait a minute... Monday is Memorial Day and they're NOT airing "D.W. Goes to Washington / Arthur's Mystery Envelope"? Way to break away from tradition!

Well, other than Monday (still haven't seen "Fern and the Case of the Stolen Story / Sue Ellen Vegges Out"), two whole weeks of nothing good to watch. Oh well, we had it too good too long recently with off and on good episodes airing for the past month or so.
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« Reply #48 on: May 25, 2013, 08:14:33 pm »
I didn't think they ever played any particular episode for Memorial Day.

Here's a list of the episodes scheduled for next week that I like:

"On the Buster Scale"

"Muffy and the Big Bad Blog" (I'm pretty sure I liked that one. I haven't seen it much.)

"All the Rage"

"Castles in the Sky"

Note how none of the episodes I listed have their paired episode.
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Re: Older Episode Theories
« Reply #49 on: May 25, 2013, 09:39:41 pm »
They've almost always reserved "D.W. Goes to Washington / Arthur's Mystery Envelope" for Memorial Day, much like how "April 9th" is almost always played on September 11.
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« Reply #50 on: May 26, 2013, 03:00:01 pm »
They've almost always reserved "D.W. Goes to Washington / Arthur's Mystery Envelope" for Memorial Day, much like how "April 9th" is almost always played on September 11.

That is true. They always air April 9th when a tragedy takes place or a significant event happens.

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Re: Older Episode Theories
« Reply #51 on: May 27, 2013, 01:00:40 am »
About "The Play's the Thing" and "The Last Tough Customer": It looks like character continuity for Binky was once again broken, as we see him as a bully two more times, a rare occurrence for Binky these seasons.

Nonetheless, I still see the character continuity as a realistic theory.

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« Reply #52 on: May 29, 2013, 03:53:24 pm »
About "The Play's the Thing" and "The Last Tough Customer": It looks like character continuity for Binky was once again broken, as we see him as a bully two more times, a rare occurrence for Binky these seasons.

Nonetheless, I still see the character continuity as a realistic theory.

Yeah. He pretty much flip flops time after time between bullying.

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Re: Older Episode Theories
« Reply #53 on: June 08, 2013, 02:19:38 pm »
Next two weeks is only Seasons 9 and 15. Judging by this pattern, Season 10 will follow after this.

6/10: "Buster's Green Thumb / My Fair Tommy" (9)
6/11: "Lights, Camera, Opera! / All Worked Up" (9)
6/12: "Arthur Makes Waves / It Came From Beyond" (9)
6/13: "Fifteen" (15)
6/14: "Three's a Crowd / A is for Angry" (9)

6/17: "D.W. Beats All / Buster the Myth Maker" (9)
6/18: "I Wanna Hold Your Hand / Whistling in the Wind" (15)
6/19: "Binky Goes Nuts / Breezy Listening Blues" (9)
6/20: "Buster's Secret Admirer / The Last King of Lambland" (15)
6/21: "Cents-less / Buster the Lounge Lizard" (15)

Is it me, or have they been rerunning "Admirer/Lambland" way too much? I recall seeing it at least 6-7 times since it originally aired.

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Re: Older Episode Theories
« Reply #54 on: June 08, 2013, 04:11:53 pm »
Wow. Absolutely nothing good to watch for two weeks. Shocker.  ::)
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« Reply #55 on: June 08, 2013, 07:01:35 pm »
The only episodes among those I like are "Arthur Makes Waves" (One of my favorites. I love episodes that show Molly's nice side), "Binky Goes Nuts", "Breezy Listening Blues" (especially the dream about the Swellwood City Mall), and "Cents-less", and I often watch the beginning of "Lounge Lizard" just for the catchy Dark Buggy commercial song in the opening.

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« Reply #56 on: June 09, 2013, 12:29:25 am »
I really like "Cents-less" and "Buster the Lounge Lizard." I think that's the only season 15 episode where I like the back-to-back stories.
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« Reply #57 on: June 22, 2013, 03:17:23 pm »
Just Seasons 10 and 15 for the next couple of weeks, I'm afraid. No special episode for Independence Day, either.

6/24: "To Eat or Not to Eat / S.W.E.A.T." (15)
6/25: "Happy Anniversary" (10)
6/26: "The Squirrels / Fern and Persimmony Glitchet" (10)
6/27: "Grandpa Dave's Memory Album / Buster's Carpool Catastrophe" (15)
6/28: "Desert Island Dish / The Secret About Secrets" (10)

7/01: "Prunella the Packrat / What's in a Name?" (15)
7/02: "Feeling Flush / Family Fortune" (10)
7/03: "D.W. Aims High / Flaw and Order" (10)
7/04: "Buster's Garden of Grief / Through the Looking Glasses" (15)
7/05: "The Butler Did...What? / The Trouble With Trophies" (15)

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Re: Older Episode Theories
« Reply #58 on: June 23, 2013, 12:33:43 am »
Oh, wonderful. So far a month and a half (for the most part at this point) since we've gotten to see anything good.
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« Reply #59 on: July 06, 2013, 12:34:48 am »
Nothing to see here, just continuing the pattern...Wonder what season we'll see once 16 is through...

7/08: "What's Cooking? / Buster's Special Delivery" (10)
7/09: "Unfinished / D.W., Bossy Boots" (10)
7/10: "Do You Speak George? / World Girls" (10)
7/11: "Based on a True Story" (16)
7/12: "All About D.W. / Blockheads" (16)

7/15: "Swept Away / Germophobia" (11)
7/16: "Flippity Francine / Muffy Takes the Wheel" (16)
7/17: "Get Smart / Baby Steps" (16)
7/18: "Arthur Sells Out / Mind Your Manners" (11)
7/19: "Night of the Tibble / Read and Flumberghast" (16)

Notice how "Binky vs. Binky / Operation: D.W.!" is skipped over. I guess this counts as one of the banned Lance Armstrong episodes despite not using his actual namesake. Oh, well.