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Re: Season 16
« Reply #180 on: May 13, 2013, 11:20:46 pm »
I agree with LovingBeagles that the last episode would be an obvious series finale. From the episode titles I read on ABC4Kids' website, none of them looked like series finale stories. So it looks like there will most likely be an 18th season.

I did end up watching Friday's episode. "So Funny I Forgot to Laugh" does have similarities to many previous episodes. ("Arthur's Eyes," "Locked in the Library," "Meek for a Week," "Prunella's Prediction," "That's a Baby Show!," etc.) Fourteen years later Tenzin is back.

We shall see what will happen with Season 18. Better yet Season 20. I know the production team will be pushing for that goal.

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« Reply #181 on: May 19, 2013, 10:49:48 pm »
I just realized that "On the Buster Scale" was written by Dietrich Smith, one of the writers of Doug. It did feel like a Doug episode to me.

I watched "The Best Day Ever" again. Arthur said that Buster was gone for a whole year! Originally, I thought that he was gone for the summer. For my fanfics I decided that he was gone for about two weeks during the month of September.
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« Reply #182 on: May 20, 2013, 01:35:34 am »
I just realized that "On the Buster Scale" was written by Dietrich Smith, one of the writers of Doug. It did feel like a Doug episode to me.

I watched "The Best Day Ever" again. Arthur said that Buster was gone for a whole year! Originally, I thought that he was gone for the summer. For my fanfics I decided that he was gone for about two weeks during the month of September.

That is an interesting discovery there.

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« Reply #183 on: May 20, 2013, 10:18:34 am »
You're right.
Dietrich smith wrote lots of episodes in Arthur, especially ones about D.W and her friends.
Her first episode (I think?) was Revenge of the Chip in season 3.

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« Reply #184 on: May 20, 2013, 07:23:51 pm »
I watched "The Best Day Ever" again. Arthur said that Buster was gone for a whole year! Originally, I thought that he was gone for the summer. For my fanfics I decided that he was gone for about two weeks during the month of September.

If that's true, then why they are still in 3rd grade is what puzzles me. But I think we can all safely assume that they are "perpetually in 3rd grade" and will never grow older. It's pretty much a TV show time warp.

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« Reply #185 on: May 20, 2013, 10:07:33 pm »
The timeline of the second half of season 2 contradicts the timelines of season 1 and the first half of season 2.

Oh, I forgot to mention an observation I made for the tease of "The Last Tough Customer." The boy that was making fun of Molly's hair said something about getting sand in his shoes, and the shoes he was wearing were the same as Brain's.
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« Reply #186 on: May 21, 2013, 05:24:49 pm »
I thought I was finally going to get to see "The Last Tough Customoer" today, but the program kept getting interrupted by storm warnings... for other counties far west of us... so I missed out of a huge chunk of the story, but I did see the teaser, which does confirm my suspicions about Molly and her bullying ways. And I also saw leading up to the scene we saw in the YouTube promo, where Molly says the reason she still wants to bully is so she can have respect. Interesting. Heavy.

And I see Mrs. MacGrady is back to normal, but I guess that's to be expected, considering Mr. Morris was back to mop up Francine's stomach acid after he had relocated to New Mexico.
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« Reply #187 on: May 23, 2013, 05:40:18 pm »
I thought I was finally going to get to see "The Last Tough Customoer" today, but the program kept getting interrupted by storm warnings... for other counties far west of us... so I missed out of a huge chunk of the story, but I did see the teaser, which does confirm my suspicions about Molly and her bullying ways. And I also saw leading up to the scene we saw in the YouTube promo, where Molly says the reason she still wants to bully is so she can have respect. Interesting. Heavy.

And I see Mrs. MacGrady is back to normal, but I guess that's to be expected, considering Mr. Morris was back to mop up Francine's stomach acid after he had relocated to New Mexico.

Well the episode I think is available on Youtube. It could also be on PBS' site. As for Molly, I had a very good feeling that was the case.

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« Reply #188 on: May 23, 2013, 07:14:03 pm »
Looks like "Baseball Blues/Brain's Biggest Blunder" re-aired. Both were episodes I did not see on their original air date.

Here are my thoughts on each.

"Baseball Blues": I agree with Mr. Rocketburn saying that it was a lot like "Arthur Makes the Team" (you may have noticed that I tend to bold the names of episodes; this is to distinguish them from the rest of the text). Though there's that whole cliche "The expert/hero/legend can't make it so a rookie must take his/her place" that I've seen countless times in other shows and media. This "trope", I guess you could call it, was also seen in "Brain's Chess Mess", except Rattles faked it. And one thing that I really wanted to say is that it was surprising not only seeing Harry Mills reappear, but also that he had buckteeth like Buster. Strange.

It's pretty cool that we see Carl in here, even though I don't think he had any speaking lines (I missed the first part of the episode). So, yeah, looks like they didn't do another one-or-two-time character that would be written out later. It's a sign that we might see him in more George episodes.

"Brain's Biggest Blunder": Surprising seeing that Steve character way back from the older seasons. Anyway, during the actual competition, it seemed more like Buster dozing off and getting distracted in his own thoughts than him actually trying and struggling. I guess that's how a lot of people are, so it's hard for me to make a judgment personally; after all, this is coming from someone whose strengths are math and science. But I like the lesson of using a study method that works for you. That's how many people memorize things that they initially struggle with. Now, I don't know whether Brain's training methods really made him a bad tutor, but it's clear that Buster didn't like them. I mean, if you need something done well, you should put a lot of discipline and effort into it.

As for the voices, it's still hard to get over how different Arthur's voice sounds from the earlier seasons by which I remember him. But when he was whispering to Buster that one time, he actually did sound a bit like Arthur. :)

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« Reply #189 on: May 23, 2013, 10:40:01 pm »
Looks like "Baseball Blues/Brain's Biggest Blunder" re-aired. Both were episodes I did not see on their original air date.

Here are my thoughts on each.

"Baseball Blues": I agree with Mr. Rocketburn saying that it was a lot like "Arthur Makes the Team" (you may have noticed that I tend to bold the names of episodes; this is to distinguish them from the rest of the text). Though there's that whole cliche "The expert/hero/legend can't make it so a rookie must take his/her place" that I've seen countless times in other shows and media. This "trope", I guess you could call it, was also seen in "Brain's Chess Mess", except Rattles faked it. And one thing that I really wanted to say is that it was surprising not only seeing Harry Mills reappear, but also that he had buckteeth like Buster. Strange.

It's pretty cool that we see Carl in here, even though I don't think he had any speaking lines (I missed the first part of the episode). So, yeah, looks like they didn't do another one-or-two-time character that would be written out later. It's a sign that we might see him in more George episodes.

"Brain's Biggest Blunder": Surprising seeing that Steve character way back from the older seasons. Anyway, during the actual competition, it seemed more like Buster dozing off and getting distracted in his own thoughts than him actually trying and struggling. I guess that's how a lot of people are, so it's hard for me to make a judgment personally; after all, this is coming from someone whose strengths are math and science. But I like the lesson of using a study method that works for you. That's how many people memorize things that they initially struggle with. Now, I don't know whether Brain's training methods really made him a bad tutor, but it's clear that Buster didn't like them. I mean, if you need something done well, you should put a lot of discipline and effort into it.

As for the voices, it's still hard to get over how different Arthur's voice sounds from the earlier seasons by which I remember him. But when he was whispering to Buster that one time, he actually did sound a bit like Arthur. :)

Yeah they usually air the new episodes again, so everyone that hasn't seen them can see them again.

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Re: Season 16
« Reply #190 on: May 25, 2013, 06:41:20 pm »
I watched "The Best Day Ever" again. Arthur said that Buster was gone for a whole year! Originally, I thought that he was gone for the summer. For my fanfics I decided that he was gone for about two weeks during the month of September.
Arthur may have been exaggerating to emphasize how long it seemed like Buster was gone, because during the era of Buster being away with his father, I believe it was only two-three months or so.
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« Reply #191 on: May 25, 2013, 10:09:31 pm »
I watched "The Best Day Ever" again. Arthur said that Buster was gone for a whole year! Originally, I thought that he was gone for the summer. For my fanfics I decided that he was gone for about two weeks during the month of September.
Arthur may have been exaggerating to emphasize how long it seemed like Buster was gone, because during the era of Buster being away with his father, I believe it was only two-three months or so.

Well Arthur is eight years old. A few months can feel like a long time for a kid that age.

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Re: Season 16
« Reply #192 on: May 25, 2013, 10:36:06 pm »
Exactly my point. When Buster first reveals that he's going away with his dad, Arthur even remarks, "A couple of months is practically... FOREVER!"
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« Reply #193 on: May 26, 2013, 02:56:34 pm »
Exactly my point. When Buster first reveals that he's going away with his dad, Arthur even remarks, "A couple of months is practically... FOREVER!"

Yep. Got look at it from a kid's perspective.

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Re: Season 16
« Reply #194 on: July 22, 2013, 10:43:42 pm »
I just now realized I didn't give an opinion on the season overall, now that it's finished airing.

First and foremost, the animation, yes, it's difficult to adjust to, considering the series was traditionally animated for so long, and the Flash animation does seem a bit stiff and robotic at times, but I'm sure overtime, 9 Story will improve, though that does remain to be seen.

Secondly, I'm glad that for the first time since Season 8, Arthur's voice DIDN'T sound like D.W. (and D.W. didn't almost sound like a chipmunk), that makes it more tolerable to watch compared to previous seasons, though as I said previously, I think the fact that both Mr. Haney and Miss Turner (Miss Turner especially) both sound like they're dying when they speak is another little tell-tell sign the show's gone on a little too long.

I still haven't gotten to see Ladonna and Bud's debut episode, so I can't really give too much of an opinion on the characters' addition to the cast, let alone, decide if they really serve a purpose being on the show or not (most people I've heard don't seem to think so).

As for the episodes overall, they were hit or miss, there were some really great episodes, and some not so much, but overall, this is a very decent season, the first decent one we've had in ages.
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