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Re: Season 16
« Reply #60 on: October 20, 2012, 10:36:58 pm »
Now that we completed the first half of Arthur Season 16 until Spring 2013, we have yet to hear in the new 9 Story produced Arthur episodes speaking parts of:
Arthur's Dad (David Read - why didn't he speak in those new Arthur Season 16 episodes even though Bruce "Binky Barnes" Dinsmore voices him?)
Bailey
Sue Ellen
Prunella
Fern
Mrs. MacGrady
Grandma Tibble
George
Wally the giraffe dummy
Molly
Rattles
Slink
Maria the striped shirt rabbit girl

Or even appearances in 9 Story produced Arthur episodes of:
Bitzi Baxter
Marina
Carl
Lydia Fox
The Molena Family
Nemo the cat
Bubbie Frensky

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Re: Season 16
« Reply #61 on: October 20, 2012, 10:51:42 pm »
Well, do we really need any speaking appearances, let alone ANY appearances, by Bailey, Wally, Carl, Lydia, or Nemo? And who is Bubbie Frensky?
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Re: Season 16
« Reply #62 on: October 20, 2012, 11:18:09 pm »
Well, do we really need any speaking appearances, let alone ANY appearances, by Bailey, Wally, Carl, Lydia, or Nemo? And who is Bubbie Frensky?

Bubbie Frensky is Francine's Grandmother seen in the episodes "Is That Kosher", and "Grandma Dave's Memory Album". She is voiced by Joan Rivers.

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Re: Season 16
« Reply #63 on: October 21, 2012, 07:06:11 am »
Well, do we really need any speaking appearances, let alone ANY appearances, by Bailey, Wally, Carl, Lydia, or Nemo? And who is Bubbie Frensky?

This sounds interesting: why do we not need Bailey or Wally?

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Re: Season 16
« Reply #64 on: October 21, 2012, 10:39:21 am »
Aw, but I ♥ Bailey. He's had speaking roles ever since Season 1 (even though they're mostly generic butler lines), so it's not like he was shoehorned in like the other extras. Wally, on the other hand... I would really like to see a George episode that didn't also have Wally in it.

If anything, I wouldn't mind it if they included some of the characters' extended relatives, if only for an episode. They've introduced a lot of Francine's family over the years- her grandfather in "Background Blues", Bubbie in "Is that Kosher?" They've even made Joshua Redman Francine's uncle, for whatever reason.

Another thing- did anyone notice how in the "Arthur" parody cartoon that Arthur and D.W. were watching (I believe it was in the Mei Lin episode), the Arthur-looking character was named Alfred? I thought it was supposed to be Andy, as in "Andy and Company." At least that was the name of the cartoon in the episode "The Contest." Goes to show you that the writers don't pay attention to details in their own show.
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Re: Season 16
« Reply #65 on: October 21, 2012, 11:35:44 am »
Good lord, why Joan Rivers? Why? Why couldn't they give Francine a grandpa voiced by Don Rickles instead?

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Aw, but I ♥ Bailey. He's had speaking roles ever since Season 1 (even though they're mostly generic butler lines), so it's not like he was shoehorned in like the other extras.
"Muffy's Art Attack"?
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Re: Season 16
« Reply #66 on: October 21, 2012, 01:41:12 pm »
Good lord, why Joan Rivers? Why? Why couldn't they give Francine a grandpa voiced by Don Rickles instead?

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Aw, but I ♥ Bailey. He's had speaking roles ever since Season 1 (even though they're mostly generic butler lines), so it's not like he was shoehorned in like the other extras.
"Muffy's Art Attack"?

Joan Rivers did pretty good voicing Bubbie IMO.

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Re: Season 16
« Reply #67 on: October 21, 2012, 02:30:19 pm »
Joan Rivers's voice actually does fit Bubbie in some miraculous way...don't ask me the mechanics behind that, though.

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Re: Season 16
« Reply #68 on: October 21, 2012, 11:43:24 pm »
Well, I'm waiting for these Season 16 Arthur episodes to air on PBS Kids in the USA in Spring 2013:
"Fern and the Case of the Stolen Story"
"Sue Ellen Veggies Out"
...unless the Canada and/or UK and/or Australia TV market airs these Arthur episodes first.

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Re: Season 16
« Reply #69 on: October 22, 2012, 08:50:59 am »
Well, I'm waiting for these Season 16 Arthur episodes to air on PBS Kids in the USA in Spring 2013:
"Fern and the Case of the Stolen Story"
"Sue Ellen Veggies Out"
...unless the Canada and/or UK and/or Australia TV market airs these Arthur episodes first.

According to the press release from last year 9 Story would distribute Season 16 episodes internationally.

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Re: Season 16
« Reply #70 on: October 29, 2012, 08:14:29 pm »
Here's what I thought about season 16:

I actually prefer the Flash animation. It seems more Marc Brown-like to me.

I like Ladonna and Bud. I wonder if we'll get to see any of the other siblings they keep talking about. One thing I didn't understand why both Ladonna and Bud were asked if their first names were short for anything. They don't seem like diminutive forms of names to me.

I was never a fan of Arthur's dream sequences, and I'm still not.

I was glad that Cheikh was present this season. It's a shame that he didn't have any lines.

I seem to remember D.W. talking about Amanda in "So Long, Spanky." I think she had a bottlecap collection?

What I liked about "Baby Steps" was that once again D.W. asks Brain for help (I like those moments). Too bad it was a Kate and Pal episode.

On "Get Smart" what HUGO reminded me of was Watson the computer from the Jeopardy! challenge. I thought it was interesting that the actor who did the voice of Hugo was Jamie Watson.

Assuming that there will be more episodes, is there any chance that any of the season 17 episodes have already aired in Australia of wherever?
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Re: Season 16
« Reply #71 on: October 29, 2012, 10:18:21 pm »
Here's what I thought about season 16:

I actually prefer the Flash animation. It seems more Marc Brown-like to me.

I like Ladonna and Bud. I wonder if we'll get to see any of the other siblings they keep talking about. One thing I didn't understand why both Ladonna and Bud were asked if their first names were short for anything. They don't seem like diminutive forms of names to me.

I was never a fan of Arthur's dream sequences, and I'm still not.

I was glad that Cheikh was present this season. It's a shame that he didn't have any lines.

I seem to remember D.W. talking about Amanda in "So Long, Spanky." I think she had a bottlecap collection?

What I liked about "Baby Steps" was that once again D.W. asks Brain for help (I like those moments). Too bad it was a Kate and Pal episode.

On "Get Smart" what HUGO reminded me of was Watson the computer from the Jeopardy! challenge. I thought it was interesting that the actor who did the voice of Hugo was Jamie Watson.

Assuming that there will be more episodes, is there any chance that any of the season 17 episodes have already aired in Australia of wherever?

I'll answer your questions in numbers.


1. The flash animation could use a little more improvement.

2. Bud and Ladonna have potential in the show.

3. I think the dream sequences is something all kids could relate too. Even us as older kids or young adults. We may had dream sequences of thing similar to what took place in the series.

4. Chiekh being there shows that at least they didn't right another character out in the series. His parents were even present.

5. That is true and that was also the same episode her name was revealed too.

6. Yeah I noticed the same too.

7. I saw the resemblance there.

8. All episodes of Season 16 and Season 17 ( Season 17: Possibly Fall of 2013) are presumably being aired internationally at the same time as the US and Canada.

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Re: Season 16
« Reply #72 on: October 29, 2012, 11:51:43 pm »
Bud could be short for Buddy, though I'm not sure if that would be the case here, actually. As for Ladonna... in all honesty, I don't mean to sound racist or anything, but it almost sounds like a black name to my ears... and it probably could be if it were spelled slightly differently, such as "LaDonna" or "L'Donna".
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Re: Season 16
« Reply #73 on: October 30, 2012, 08:32:37 pm »
I just thought of "Belladonna."

I do believe that dream sequences can be useful in a storyline sometimes, but I just think that Arthur uses them way too often. I've counted at least a hundred.
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Re: Season 16
« Reply #74 on: October 30, 2012, 09:23:23 pm »
I wonder if when Bud was asked, it was more meant as a "is Bud a nickname" kind of thing, as Bud seems (more often than not) to be a nickname rather than a given name.