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Arthur Episode Survival Game: SEASON 1
« on: September 06, 2013, 05:43:39 pm »
I thought it would be fun to decide our collective favorite (and least favorite) Arthur episodes by playing a survival game with each season. Here's how it will work...

Since Season 1 had a lot of them, there will be two divisions. The first will have the first half, or 30 episodes/segments/stories (whatever you prefer to call them), of the season. Each one starts with a score of 5. For each turn, someone must add 1 to one episode's score and subtract 1 to that of another episode. If you like, you can also explain why you like or dislike these episodes. You can take as many turns as you like under the condition that you don't do so consecutively, meaning that you must want until another member takes a turn before you go again.

When an episode reaches 0, it's out of the game. When 5 episodes are left, they will be pushed aside and considered "finalists" and we will move on to the next division of the next 30 episodes, and the process repeats. Then we will do the same with the 10 total finalist episodes, starting with the scores they had as soon as their division reached 5 remaining episodes (This will be much cleaner than having a lengthy list of 60 episodes at once). The winner will be declared the Season 1 Forum Favorite.


[EDITED TO REPLACE STARTING SCORES WITH 5 INSTEAD OF 10 TO SPEED UP THE GAME]

Arthur's Eyes - 5
Francine's Bad Hair Day - 5
Arthur and the Real Mr. Ratburn - 5
Arthur's Spelling Trubble - 5
D.W. All Wet - 5
Buster's Dino Dilemma - 5
D.W.'s Imaginary Friend - 5
Arthur's Lost Library Book - 5
Arthur's Pet Business - 5
D.W. the Copycat - 5
Locked in the Library! - 5
Arthur Accused! - 5
Arthur Goes to Camp - 5
Buster Makes the Grade - 5
Arthur's New Puppy - 5
Arthur Bounces Back - 5
Arthur Babysits - 5
Arthur's Cousin Catastrophe - 5
Arthur's Birthday - 5
Francine Frensky, Superstar - 5
Arthur's Baby - 5
D.W.'s Baby - 5
Arthur Writes a Story - 5
Arthur's Lost Dog - 5
So Long, Spanky - 5
Buster's New Best Friend - 5
Arthur the Wrecker - 5
Arthur and the True Francine - 5
Arthur's Family Vacation - 5
Grandpa Dave's Old Country Farm - 5


Who would like to do the honors and start us off?
« Last Edit: September 07, 2013, 06:48:06 pm by Mr. Rocketburn »

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Re: Arthur Episode Survival Game: SEASON 1
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2013, 08:16:50 pm »
Just so I can make sure I understand the object of the game completely, are we only allowed to do this one at a time (a la subtract a point from an episode to add to another once per post)?
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Re: Arthur Episode Survival Game: SEASON 1
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2013, 08:19:12 pm »
Yes, just one add and one subtract per post, and you can't do it consecutively. You have to wait for at least one other person to do it before you go again.

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Re: Arthur Episode Survival Game: SEASON 1
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2013, 09:45:42 pm »
Very well.

Arthur's Eyes - 10
Francine's Bad Hair Day - 10
Arthur and the Real Mr. Ratburn - 10
Arthur's Spelling Trubble - 10
D.W. All Wet - 10
Buster's Dino Dilemma - 10
D.W.'s Imaginary Friend - 10
Arthur's Lost Library Book - 10
Arthur's Pet Business - 10
D.W. the Copycat - 9
Locked in the Library! - 10
Arthur Accused! - 10
Arthur Goes to Camp - 10
Buster Makes the Grade - 10
Arthur's New Puppy - 10
Arthur Bounces Back - 10
Arthur Babysits - 10
Arthur's Cousin Catastrophe - 10
Arthur's Birthday - 10
Francine Frensky, Superstar - 10
Arthur's Baby - 10
D.W.'s Baby - 10
Arthur Writes a Story - 10
Arthur's Lost Dog - 10
So Long, Spanky - 10
Buster's New Best Friend - 10
Arthur the Wrecker - 10
Arthur and the True Francine - 10
Arthur's Family Vacation - 11
Grandpa Dave's Old Country Farm - 10

Subtracted from "D.W. the Copycat", doesn't really do anything for me, and added to "Arthur's Family Vacation", a favorite of mine.
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Re: Arthur Episode Survival Game: SEASON 1
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2013, 09:55:49 pm »
Arthur's Eyes - 5
Francine's Bad Hair Day - 5
Arthur and the Real Mr. Ratburn - 4 (Too much screaming and paranoia. Never liked it much.)
Arthur's Spelling Trubble - 5
D.W. All Wet - 5
Buster's Dino Dilemma - 5
D.W.'s Imaginary Friend - 5
Arthur's Lost Library Book - 5
Arthur's Pet Business - 5
D.W. the Copycat - 4
Locked in the Library! - 5
Arthur Accused! - 5
Arthur Goes to Camp - 5
Buster Makes the Grade - 5
Arthur's New Puppy - 5
Arthur Bounces Back - 5
Arthur Babysits - 5
Arthur's Cousin Catastrophe - 5
Arthur's Birthday - 5
Francine Frensky, Superstar - 6 (The pranks during the dress rehearsal were hilarious.)
Arthur's Baby - 5
D.W.'s Baby - 5
Arthur Writes a Story - 5
Arthur's Lost Dog - 5
So Long, Spanky - 5
Buster's New Best Friend - 5
Arthur the Wrecker - 5
Arthur and the True Francine - 5
Arthur's Family Vacation - 6
Grandpa Dave's Old Country Farm - 5
« Last Edit: September 07, 2013, 06:46:17 pm by Mr. Rocketburn »

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Re: Arthur Episode Survival Game: SEASON 1
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2013, 06:45:28 pm »
On second thought...this is probably going to take way too long since this forum doesn't have that many active members yet. It'll probably be faster if episodes start at 5 instead of 10. I changed the scores accordingly.

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Re: Arthur Episode Survival Game: SEASON 1
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2013, 01:20:40 am »
Arthur's Eyes - 5
Francine's Bad Hair Day - 5
Arthur and the Real Mr. Ratburn - 4
Arthur's Spelling Trubble - 5
D.W. All Wet - 4 DW's annoyance was a bit too much here, and too much screaming.
Buster's Dino Dilemma - 5
D.W.'s Imaginary Friend - 5
Arthur's Lost Library Book - 5
Arthur's Pet Business - 6 Good lesson, detailed story for 11 minutes, and historic in the sense that Pal first appeared here.
D.W. the Copycat - 4
Locked in the Library! - 5
Arthur Accused! - 5
Arthur Goes to Camp - 5
Buster Makes the Grade - 5
Arthur's New Puppy - 5
Arthur Bounces Back - 5
Arthur Babysits - 5
Arthur's Cousin Catastrophe - 5
Arthur's Birthday - 5
Francine Frensky, Superstar - 6
Arthur's Baby - 5
D.W.'s Baby - 5
Arthur Writes a Story - 5
Arthur's Lost Dog - 5
So Long, Spanky - 5
Buster's New Best Friend - 5
Arthur the Wrecker - 5
Arthur and the True Francine - 5
Arthur's Family Vacation - 6
Grandpa Dave's Old Country Farm - 5

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Re: Arthur Episode Survival Game: SEASON 1
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2013, 01:34:13 am »
Arthur's Eyes - 5
Francine's Bad Hair Day - 5
Arthur and the Real Mr. Ratburn - 4
Arthur's Spelling Trubble - 5
D.W. All Wet - 3 (I also think there's too much fear and screaming and D.W. was acting way too difficult. The opening is just cringe-worthy.)
Buster's Dino Dilemma - 5
D.W.'s Imaginary Friend - 5
Arthur's Lost Library Book - 5
Arthur's Pet Business - 6
D.W. the Copycat - 4
Locked in the Library! - 5
Arthur Accused! - 6 (An unusual mystery that Buster heroically solves and gets Arthur out of trouble at the latest possible moment!)
Arthur Goes to Camp - 5
Buster Makes the Grade - 5
Arthur's New Puppy - 5
Arthur Bounces Back - 5
Arthur Babysits - 5
Arthur's Cousin Catastrophe - 5
Arthur's Birthday - 5
Francine Frensky, Superstar - 6
Arthur's Baby - 5
D.W.'s Baby - 5
Arthur Writes a Story - 5
Arthur's Lost Dog - 5
So Long, Spanky - 5
Buster's New Best Friend - 5
Arthur the Wrecker - 5
Arthur and the True Francine - 5
Arthur's Family Vacation - 6
Grandpa Dave's Old Country Farm - 5
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Re: Arthur Episode Survival Game: SEASON 1
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2013, 11:50:51 pm »
Arthur's Eyes - 5
Francine's Bad Hair Day - 5
Arthur and the Real Mr. Ratburn - 4
Arthur's Spelling Trubble - 5
D.W. All Wet - 3
Buster's Dino Dilemma - 5
D.W.'s Imaginary Friend - 5
Arthur's Lost Library Book - 5
Arthur's Pet Business - 6
D.W. the Copycat - 4
Locked in the Library! - 5
Arthur Accused! - 6
Arthur Goes to Camp - 5
Buster Makes the Grade - 5
Arthur's New Puppy - 5
Arthur Bounces Back - 6 Realistic situation and good episode.
Arthur Babysits - 5
Arthur's Cousin Catastrophe - 5
Arthur's Birthday - 5
Francine Frensky, Superstar - 6
Arthur's Baby - 5
D.W.'s Baby - 5
Arthur Writes a Story - 5
Arthur's Lost Dog - 5
So Long, Spanky - 4 C'mon, we've never seen Spanky before and now he dies? It seems like the wrong way to use a one-time character.
Buster's New Best Friend - 5
Arthur the Wrecker - 5
Arthur and the True Francine - 5
Arthur's Family Vacation - 6
Grandpa Dave's Old Country Farm - 5

This is a little difficult, I seem to like almost all of the season one episodes.

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Re: Arthur Episode Survival Game: SEASON 1
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2013, 12:56:27 pm »
Arthur's Eyes - 5
Francine's Bad Hair Day - 5
Arthur and the Real Mr. Ratburn - 4
Arthur's Spelling Trubble - 6 ("GLOOBA!" "Glooba: G-L-O-O-B-A. Glooba.")
D.W. All Wet - 3
Buster's Dino Dilemma - 5
D.W.'s Imaginary Friend - 5
Arthur's Lost Library Book - 5
Arthur's Pet Business - 6
D.W. the Copycat - 4
Locked in the Library! - 5
Arthur Accused! - 6
Arthur Goes to Camp - 5
Buster Makes the Grade - 5
Arthur's New Puppy - 5
Arthur Bounces Back - 6
Arthur Babysits - 5
Arthur's Cousin Catastrophe - 5
Arthur's Birthday - 5
Francine Frensky, Superstar - 6
Arthur's Baby - 5
D.W.'s Baby - 5
Arthur Writes a Story - 5
Arthur's Lost Dog - 5
So Long, Spanky - 4
Buster's New Best Friend - 5
Arthur the Wrecker - 5
Arthur and the True Francine - 4 (Felt bad for Francine and don't like the title. It should have been more like "Francine and the True Muffy".)
Arthur's Family Vacation - 6
Grandpa Dave's Old Country Farm - 5

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Re: Arthur Episode Survival Game: SEASON 1
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2013, 02:24:45 pm »
Arthur's Eyes - 4 (Admittedly, the dramatic soap opera-esque music is a tad irritating).
Francine's Bad Hair Day - 5
Arthur and the Real Mr. Ratburn - 4
Arthur's Spelling Trubble - 6
D.W. All Wet - 3
Buster's Dino Dilemma - 5
D.W.'s Imaginary Friend - 5
Arthur's Lost Library Book - 5
Arthur's Pet Business - 6
D.W. the Copycat - 4
Locked in the Library! - 5
Arthur Accused! - 6
Arthur Goes to Camp - 6 (First episode I ever saw, so I hold a special spot for it)
Buster Makes the Grade - 5
Arthur's New Puppy - 5
Arthur Bounces Back - 6
Arthur Babysits - 5
Arthur's Cousin Catastrophe - 5
Arthur's Birthday - 5
Francine Frensky, Superstar - 6
Arthur's Baby - 5
D.W.'s Baby - 5
Arthur Writes a Story - 5
Arthur's Lost Dog - 5
So Long, Spanky - 4
Buster's New Best Friend - 5
Arthur the Wrecker - 5
Arthur and the True Francine - 4
Arthur's Family Vacation - 6
Grandpa Dave's Old Country Farm - 5
I stretch like a snake, and I shimmy and shake, and I bounce like a ball, and I say something cute when you give me a squeeze!

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Re: Arthur Episode Survival Game: SEASON 1
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2013, 04:39:58 pm »
Arthur's Eyes - 4
Francine's Bad Hair Day - 5
Arthur and the Real Mr. Ratburn - 4
Arthur's Spelling Trubble - 6
D.W. All Wet - 3
Buster's Dino Dilemma - 5
D.W.'s Imaginary Friend - 5
Arthur's Lost Library Book - 5
Arthur's Pet Business - 6
D.W. the Copycat - 4
Locked in the Library! - 5
Arthur Accused! - 6
Arthur Goes to Camp - 6
Buster Makes the Grade - 5
Arthur's New Puppy - 5
Arthur Bounces Back - 6
Arthur Babysits - 4
Arthur's Cousin Catastrophe - 5
Arthur's Birthday - 6
Francine Frensky, Superstar - 6
Arthur's Baby - 5
D.W.'s Baby - 5
Arthur Writes a Story - 5
Arthur's Lost Dog - 5
So Long, Spanky - 4
Buster's New Best Friend - 5
Arthur the Wrecker - 5
Arthur and the True Francine - 4
Arthur's Family Vacation - 6
Grandpa Dave's Old Country Farm - 5

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Re: Arthur Episode Survival Game: SEASON 1
« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2013, 09:25:32 pm »
Arthur's Eyes - 4
Francine's Bad Hair Day - 4 I didn't quite like the way this episode made Francine look, just like most season one episodes involving her.
Arthur and the Real Mr. Ratburn - 4
Arthur's Spelling Trubble - 6
D.W. All Wet - 3
Buster's Dino Dilemma - 5
D.W.'s Imaginary Friend - 5
Arthur's Lost Library Book - 5
Arthur's Pet Business - 6
D.W. the Copycat - 4
Locked in the Library! - 5
Arthur Accused! - 6
Arthur Goes to Camp - 6
Buster Makes the Grade - 5
Arthur's New Puppy - 6 Even though I feel like I should have been annoyed by Pal here, I loved this episode.
Arthur Bounces Back - 6
Arthur Babysits - 4
Arthur's Cousin Catastrophe - 5
Arthur's Birthday - 6
Francine Frensky, Superstar - 6
Arthur's Baby - 5
D.W.'s Baby - 5
Arthur Writes a Story - 5
Arthur's Lost Dog - 5
So Long, Spanky - 4
Buster's New Best Friend - 5
Arthur the Wrecker - 5
Arthur and the True Francine - 4
Arthur's Family Vacation - 6
Grandpa Dave's Old Country Farm - 5

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Re: Arthur Episode Survival Game: SEASON 1
« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2013, 10:54:36 pm »
Arthur's Eyes - 4
Francine's Bad Hair Day - 4
Arthur and the Real Mr. Ratburn - 4
Arthur's Spelling Trubble - 6
D.W. All Wet - 3
Buster's Dino Dilemma - 5
D.W.'s Imaginary Friend - 5
Arthur's Lost Library Book - 5
Arthur's Pet Business - 6
D.W. the Copycat - 4
Locked in the Library! - 5
Arthur Accused! - 6
Arthur Goes to Camp - 6
Buster Makes the Grade - 5
Arthur's New Puppy - 6
Arthur Bounces Back - 6
Arthur Babysits - 4
Arthur's Cousin Catastrophe - 5
Arthur's Birthday - 6
Francine Frensky, Superstar - 6
Arthur's Baby - 5
D.W.'s Baby - 5
Arthur Writes a Story - 4 (Aside from the imagine spot of Arthur's music video, kind of a meh episode)
Arthur's Lost Dog - 5
So Long, Spanky - 4
Buster's New Best Friend - 5
Arthur the Wrecker - 5
Arthur and the True Francine - 4
Arthur's Family Vacation - 6
Grandpa Dave's Old Country Farm - 6 (Practically the only episode where we really got to spend time with and know Grandpa Dave, aside from his brief appearance in "D.W. Thinks Big")
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Re: Arthur Episode Survival Game: SEASON 1
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2013, 02:07:44 pm »
Arthur's Eyes - 4
Francine's Bad Hair Day - 4
Arthur and the Real Mr. Ratburn - 4
Arthur's Spelling Trubble - 6
D.W. All Wet - 3
Buster's Dino Dilemma - 5
D.W.'s Imaginary Friend - 5
Arthur's Lost Library Book - 5
Arthur's Pet Business - 6
D.W. the Copycat - 4
Locked in the Library! - 5
Arthur Accused! - 6
Arthur Goes to Camp - 6
Buster Makes the Grade - 5
Arthur's New Puppy - 6
Arthur Bounces Back - 6
Arthur Babysits - 4
Arthur's Cousin Catastrophe - 5
Arthur's Birthday - 7 ("Ooh, Ohio!")
Francine Frensky, Superstar - 6
Arthur's Baby - 5
D.W.'s Baby - 5
Arthur Writes a Story - 4
Arthur's Lost Dog - 5
So Long, Spanky - 4
Buster's New Best Friend - 4 (Never cared for this one.)
Arthur the Wrecker - 5
Arthur and the True Francine - 4
Arthur's Family Vacation - 6
Grandpa Dave's Old Country Farm - 6