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Re: Season 16's hatred
« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2012, 01:15:01 pm »
I myself actually liked "Blockheads," probably in a way because I can somehow relate to it as a child, being so set on one certain toy that you created that you want to keep adding to that eventually becomes boring yet you still feel like you are obligated to it.

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« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2012, 01:29:05 pm »
I have to admit I thought the new animation was a bit distracting as well. But I sort of got used to it by weeks end. As for the episodes themselves, I don't think they were that bad. I mean, none that I would rank as "worst ever". None were great, at the worst they were pointless. I seriously want to know who thought it would be a great idea to make an episode about DW and Emily building blocks would be a good idea for an 11 minute episode. If that doesn't cough up "out of ideas" nothing does.

If you look at the episode Blockheads from a child's point of view you will see how they would actually relate to that.

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« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2012, 01:32:23 pm »
Yeah, I mean, I can relate to that throughout my childhood so many times. I made this great building or something out of my toys and then just kept adding to it and loving it to the point that when I even got bored of it, I was deathly afraid to tear the thing down and then...


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« Reply #18 on: October 20, 2012, 01:39:10 pm »
Yeah, I mean, I can relate to that throughout my childhood so many times. I made this great building or something out of my toys and then just kept adding to it and loving it to the point that when I even got bored of it, I was deathly afraid to tear the thing down and then...

Good times. :D

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« Reply #19 on: October 20, 2012, 10:30:04 pm »
I guess we will have to wait until Spring 2013 for the remaining 5 Season 16 episodes, even when Fern and Sue Ellen have speaking parts in at least 1 new episode!

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« Reply #20 on: October 21, 2012, 01:26:36 pm »
I guess we will have to wait until Spring 2013 for the remaining 5 Season 16 episodes, even when Fern and Sue Ellen have speaking parts in at least 1 new episode!

Yeah at least they will. Surprises await us for the remaining half of this season.

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Re: Season 16's hatred
« Reply #21 on: October 21, 2012, 11:47:35 pm »
Unless you see a surprise preview of a yet to air in the USA Arthur episode on YouTube...

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« Reply #22 on: October 22, 2012, 08:45:41 am »
Unless you see a surprise preview of a yet to air in the USA Arthur episode on YouTube...

I wouldn't really count on Youtube that much other then PBS, which has a Youtube account. That is how we found previews to Season 16. The first preview though came from Facebook actually as a picture was shown.

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« Reply #23 on: October 22, 2012, 08:54:47 am »
Rarely Facebook doesn't give any Arthur Season 16 episode spoilers...

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« Reply #24 on: October 22, 2012, 09:04:15 am »
Rarely Facebook doesn't give any Arthur Season 16 episode spoilers...

You may want to look at this. https://www.facebook.com/PBSArthur


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Re: Season 16's hatred
« Reply #25 on: October 29, 2012, 08:57:31 pm »
If I were to picture Arthur's animation to change, I would have thought Between the Lions shorts. But I'm glad that they didn't go in that direction.

I assumed that Arthur would stop with at most six seasons because usually PBS's animated series last no longer than that while the live action ones (Sesame Street, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, Reading Rainbow) last for decades.

There are two animated kids' shows that I know of that have ran for almost as long as Arthur: SpongeBob SquarePants and Pokemon. I don't know whether the original viewers of those shows are getting tired of them or not.
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« Reply #26 on: October 29, 2012, 10:34:59 pm »
If I were to picture Arthur's animation to change, I would have thought Between the Lions shorts. But I'm glad that they didn't go in that direction.

I assumed that Arthur would stop with at most six seasons because usually PBS's animated series last no longer than that while the live action ones (Sesame Street, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, Reading Rainbow) last for decades.

There are two animated kids' shows that I know of that have ran for almost as long as Arthur: SpongeBob SquarePants and Pokemon. I don't know whether the original viewers of those shows are getting tired of them or not.

Spongebob aired it's first episode back on May 1st, 1999. Pokemon aired it's first episode on April 9th, 1997. Arthur aired it's first episode on September 2nd, 1996. Arthur is older then both of those shows, but Pokemon has more episodes then both shows combined. However I can say that Pokemon and Spongebob both have declined in quality of episodes.