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Re: Older Episode Theories
« Reply #60 on: July 06, 2013, 11:31:55 am »
Well FINALLY, there's SOME decent episodes to watch in the next two weeks, but for the most part, this has been going on for TWO MONTHS now... of course, that's how the pattern usually runs: 6-8 weeks of bad episodes, 1 week or good episodes (2, if we're lucky, which we rarely are), then another 6-8 weeks of bad episodes, etc.
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Re: Older Episode Theories
« Reply #61 on: July 07, 2013, 05:44:29 pm »
My local PBS station's kids channel just aired "Binky vs Binky / Operation: D.W.!" last week. I guess local stations can still choose to air it on their own.

I know this kind of kills the excitement of checking weekly listings, but Kentucky's PBS, KET, has a pretty good program schedule record (past and future). Looks like the next round of "good" episodes is due in August with season 5! http://www.ket.org/tvschedules/series.php?id=ARUR

Looking at the just the next two weeks, I am looking forward to watching season 16 again. Maybe it won't be as bad as the first time... I hope..?
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Re: Older Episode Theories
« Reply #62 on: July 21, 2013, 11:23:47 pm »
Say, where's Rocketburn with our bi-weekly report? :p
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Re: Older Episode Theories
« Reply #63 on: July 22, 2013, 01:46:17 am »
I figured since Disaster Warning posted that big schedule that they weren't needed anymore, but if you want me to still do them, I will. I like doing them.  :)

7/22: "Buenas Noches, Vicita / Prunella Packs It In" (11-3)
7/23: "The Last Tough Customer / Brain's Chess Mess" (16-6)
7/24: "Phony Fern / Brain's Shocking Secret" (11-4)
7/25: "Baby Kate and the Imaginary Mystery / Strangers on a Train" (11-5)
7/26: "Buster's Book Battle / On the Buster Scale" (16-8)

7/29: "Baseball Blues / Brain's Biggest Blunder" (16-7)
7/30: "The 'A' Team / Emily Swallows a Horse" (9-8)
7/31: "The Curse of the Grebes / Arthur Changes Gears" (10-6)
8/01: "When Carl Met George / D.W. Swims With the Fishes" (13-6)
8/02: "The Wheel Deal / The Buster Report" (14-1)

The lineup for the week of 7/29 is rather interesting. It appears to be themed towards sports, but sadly with a bias towards newer episodes. There are plenty of older episodes they could have used, especially seeing that they reran "Grebes/Gears" and "A Team/Horse" less than two months ago...

"Arthur and the Crunch Cereal Contest / D.W. Flips" (1-16)
"D.W. Rides Again / Arthur Makes the Team" (1-19)
"Arthur's Underwear / Francine Frensky, Olympic Rider" (2-5)
"Muffy's Soccer Shocker / Brother, Can You Spare a Clarinet?" (6-4)
"The Good Sport / Crushed" (6-9)
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Re: Older Episode Theories
« Reply #64 on: July 22, 2013, 03:35:59 pm »
Oop, overlooked that. ><

But GEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZ!!! Seriously? SERIOUSLY? Hardly a single good episode to watch for ANOTHER TWO MONTHS?! It's been OVER two months now since we last got to regularly see anything good... this is turning out to be the worst year for ARTHUR yet.

I honestly don't understand why they can't just broadcast the episodes in chronological order from beginning to end like other shows? I honestly can't think of any other show that airs its episodes in a randomized order like ARTHUR does, except for maybe SESAME STREET, which seems to usually alternate episodes from their current season, and repeats from two seasons ago on a daily basis. Oh, and SEINFELD, where back-to-back episodes are usually one from an older season, and one from a later season, or vice-versa, though I see TBS has finally started airing that show in chronological order now.
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Re: Older Episode Theories
« Reply #65 on: July 22, 2013, 08:04:56 pm »
Oop, overlooked that. ><

But GEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZ!!! Seriously? SERIOUSLY? Hardly a single good episode to watch for ANOTHER TWO MONTHS?! It's been OVER two months now since we last got to regularly see anything good... this is turning out to be the worst year for ARTHUR yet.

I honestly don't understand why they can't just broadcast the episodes in chronological order from beginning to end like other shows? I honestly can't think of any other show that airs its episodes in a randomized order like ARTHUR does, except for maybe SESAME STREET, which seems to usually alternate episodes from their current season, and repeats from two seasons ago on a daily basis. Oh, and SEINFELD, where back-to-back episodes are usually one from an older season, and one from a later season, or vice-versa, though I see TBS has finally started airing that show in chronological order now.

Why not just buy Seasons 1-4 on DVD? Then you could just watch an early episode whenever you feel like it. Although, I do understand your frustration, it seems like they have barely shown any good episodes all year. Luckily I have satellite, and I receive 3 (4?) PBS Stations with schedules that usually differ a bit, but even then it seems like I just can't find a good episode on.

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Re: Older Episode Theories
« Reply #66 on: July 22, 2013, 09:15:16 pm »
In the US, only Seasons 10 and 11 are available on DVD, and with the recent revision to Netflix's lineup, the earliest full season available on any form of American home media besides YouTube is Season 7, available on Hulu Plus.

And FWIW, "Brain's Shocking Secret" is one of my favorite episodes, and I also love watching "Emily Swallows a Horse" just for the part where D.W. is stalking Emily through her kitchen window.
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« Reply #67 on: July 22, 2013, 09:54:14 pm »
Yeah, like Rocketburn said, Seasons 10 and 11 are the only ones that were made available on DVD. There's always YouTube (in varying quality), and I do have a number of older episodes taped on VHS (also in varying quality), but yes, it is VERY frustrating.

And FWIW, "Brain's Shocking Secret" is one of my favorite episodes, and I also love watching "Emily Swallows a Horse" just for the part where D.W. is stalking Emily through her kitchen window.
That sounds so funny out of context! XD
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Re: Older Episode Theories
« Reply #68 on: July 23, 2013, 09:06:18 pm »
Actually,Seasons 1-4 were released on DVD in Europe,not North America.

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« Reply #69 on: July 23, 2013, 09:43:32 pm »
Actually,Seasons 1-4 were released on DVD in Europe,not North America.

I know, but it is always an option to rip them on a computer and burn them again. Or you could rip them and put them on an apple tv or similar device.

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« Reply #70 on: July 25, 2013, 09:14:14 pm »
I like "Phony Fern," "Brain's Shocking Secret," "Baby Kate and the Imaginary Mystery," "Strangers on a Train," "When Carl Met George," and "D.W. Swims with the Fishes." I'm not sure which season 16 episodes I like. I'll have to think about it. I also wish that PBS played the Arthur episodes in chronological order like almost every other TV show.
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Re: Older Episode Theories
« Reply #71 on: August 03, 2013, 02:09:23 am »
8/05: "The Making of Arthur / Dancing Fools" (11-6)
8/06: "Is That Kosher? / Never, Never, Never" (12-1)
8/07: "Francine's Pilfered Paper / Buster Gets Real" (11-8)
8/08: "Fern and the Case of the Stolen Story / Sue Ellen Vegges Out" (16-9)
8/09: "Big Brother Binky" (11-10)

8/12: "D.W.'s Stray Netkitten / Bats in the Belfry" (12-3)
8/13: "So Funny I Forgot to Laugh / The Best Day Ever" (16-10)
8/14: "For the Birds / Ungifted" (12-4)
8/15: "The Chronicles of Buster / On This Spot" (12-5)
8/16: "The Cherry Tree / Matchmaker, Matchbreaker (12-6)


As expected, "Room to Ride / The Frensky Family Fiasco" is skipped from the Season 12 rotation.
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Re: Older Episode Theories
« Reply #72 on: August 17, 2013, 12:43:33 am »
Next week will be a straight run of the rest of Season 12, followed by Season 5! ;D It will alternate with Season 13, and this rotation appears to skip "No Acting Please / Prunella and the Disappointing Ending" for some reason (and I'm sure "The Great MacGrady" will get skipped...)

08/19: "War of the Worms / I Owe You One" (12-7)
08/20: "The Blackout / Mei Lin Takes a Stand" (12-8)
08/21: "Home Sweet Home / Do You Believe in Magic?" (12-9)
08/22: "The Perfect Game / D.W.'s Furry Freakout" (12-10)
08/23: "Arthur and the Big Riddle / Double Dare" (5-1)

08/26: "The Silent Treatment / Kung Fool" (13-2)
08/27: "Kids Are From Earth, Parents Are From Pluto / Nerves of Steal" (5-2)
08/28: "Arthur's Number Nightmare / Brain Gets Hooked" (13-3)
08/29: "It's a No-Brainer / The Shore Thing" (5-3)
08/30: "MacFrensky / The Good, the Bad, and the Binky" (13-4)

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« Reply #73 on: August 27, 2013, 10:47:20 am »
Season 5 is one of my least favorite seasons. I do like "Kids are from Earth, Parents Are from Pluto." Especially the intro and the "And Now, A Word from Us Parents" segment.

I think that season 13 is one of the better of the newer seasons.
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Re: Older Episode Theories
« Reply #74 on: August 31, 2013, 01:05:50 pm »
The pattern continues, with "Acting/Ending" showing up in place of "The Great MacGrady" and "Carl/Fishes" again after just over a month since its last airing as part of "Arthur Sports Week".

9/02: "The World Record / The Cave" (5.4)
9/03: "No Acting, Please / Prunella and the Disappointing Ending" (13.1)
9/04: "The Lousy Week / You Are Arthur" (5.5)
9/05: "When Carl Met George / D.W. Swims with the Fishes" (13.6)
9/06: "The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Tibble / The Secret Guardians" (13.7)

9/09: "The Election / Francine Goes to War" (5.6)
9/10: "Fernlets by Fern / Prunella and the Haunted Locker" (13.8)
9/11: "Paradise Lost / The Pride of Lakewood" (13.9)
9/12: "Sleep No More / Pet Peeved" (5.7)
9/13: "Looking for Bonnie / The Secret Origin of Supernova" (13.10)
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