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Re: Season 16
« Reply #240 on: August 27, 2013, 10:41:02 am »
It's just another sign that the Arthur writers have run out of ideas.
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Re: Season 16
« Reply #241 on: August 27, 2013, 04:02:11 pm »
When they start making crossover episodes with other TV programs on PBS, then they have run out of ideas.
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Re: Season 16
« Reply #242 on: August 27, 2013, 10:26:27 pm »
I confess. You topped me.
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Re: Season 16
« Reply #243 on: August 31, 2013, 06:39:44 am »
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It's just another sign that the Arthur writers have run out of ideas.

To be honest, Arthur has been re-treading plots for a while now - I recall the "persona swap" being a device used often ("Popular Girls", "Buster's Best Behavior", and to a degree "It's a No Brainer"). One could argue most plot points/devices were used up as early as the 3rd season, though that's out to debate. I suppose when you run a fairly straightforward (and somewhat restricted) show for almost 20 years, these things happen.

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When they start making crossover episodes with other TV programs on PBS, then they have run out of ideas.

"Arthur and Barney's Fantastic Fantasy Adventure" - don't even think of funding it!  :D

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Re: Season 16
« Reply #244 on: August 31, 2013, 11:15:52 am »
To be honest, Arthur has been re-treading plots for a while now - I recall the "persona swap" being a device used often ("Popular Girls", "Buster's Best Behavior", and to a degree "It's a No Brainer"). One could argue most plot points/devices were used up as early as the 3rd season, though that's out to debate. I suppose when you run a fairly straightforward (and somewhat restricted) show for almost 20 years, these things happen.
Hasn't there been TWO episodes now that featured a plot in which D.W. had trouble getting rid of hiccups? I know it was a subplot in "Arthur Vs. the Piano", but it seems like one of the more recent seasons used it as the A-story of an episode.
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Re: Season 16
« Reply #245 on: August 31, 2013, 12:27:05 pm »
Yes. You're thinking of "Hic or Treat" from season 11.
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Re: Season 16
« Reply #246 on: August 31, 2013, 12:51:56 pm »
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It's just another sign that the Arthur writers have run out of ideas.

To be honest, Arthur has been re-treading plots for a while now - I recall the "persona swap" being a device used often ("Popular Girls", "Buster's Best Behavior", and to a degree "It's a No Brainer"). One could argue most plot points/devices were used up as early as the 3rd season, though that's out to debate. I suppose when you run a fairly straightforward (and somewhat restricted) show for almost 20 years, these things happen.

That tends to happen with children and family shows that air new episodes after 10 years. Plots being reused and so forth. Other shows like Spongebob, The Simpsons, and Sesame Street to name a few, have gone through the same exact situation and still are to this very day.


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When they start making crossover episodes with other TV programs on PBS, then they have run out of ideas.

"Arthur and Barney's Fantastic Fantasy Adventure" - don't even think of funding it!  :D

Lol. :P The only crossover I could ever see Arthur doing is one with Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood. Anything else, no. Reason why is because Arthur did a crossover with Mr. Roger's Neighborhood before. We even saw Marc Brown and Michael Yarmush in the same episode, while Arthur visited the Neighborhood of Make Believe.
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Re: Season 16
« Reply #247 on: September 02, 2013, 07:33:13 pm »
Lol. :P The only crossover I could ever see Arthur doing is one with Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood. Anything else, no. Reason why is because Arthur did a crossover with Mr. Roger's Neighborhood before. We even saw Marc Brown and Michael Yarmush in the same episode, while Arthur visited the Neighborhood of Make Believe.
Also, Arthur's Eyes was read by Bill Cosby on an episode of Reading Rainbow.

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Re: Season 16
« Reply #248 on: September 02, 2013, 09:57:19 pm »
my only hope is that things will get better.
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Re: Season 16
« Reply #249 on: November 22, 2013, 07:34:46 pm »
Finally saw, "Based on a True Story" for the first time today.

It was... interesting... Ladonna interrupting Arthur's introduction to do it herself came off as very Scrappyish, and her desperation to make new friends and get all of the gang to like her was a little irritating, with her mouth running 90-0.

One thing that I really appreciated though is that Ladonna offers Arthur and D.W. sweet tea. That's truly southern! Okay, I don't actually drink tea myself, but down here in the south, "Iced tea" isn't even in our vocabulary, because southerns drink, "Sweet tea". :P
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Re: Season 16
« Reply #250 on: November 23, 2013, 12:56:35 am »
Finally saw, "Based on a True Story" for the first time today.
Not sure if this is how you saw it, since it was also on TV today, but "Based on a True Story" part 1 is on the PBS Kids Video player. It's funny how they label it as a 'full episode' when it is clearly a two-parter. :P But why is that on the video player? ???

Last time, they posted one new episode per week after the premiere week. This time, they only post episode 5a and then post an old one. >:(