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Jekyll Jekyll Hyde

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Season 17
« on: October 03, 2013, 11:33:35 am »
After last year's Season 16 topic, I thought it would be a good idea to start a topic discussing the new season out in November.Any opinions on Season 17 before the premiere?
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Re: Season 17
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2013, 07:49:23 pm »
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Re: Season 17
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2013, 09:28:14 pm »
I'm sorry, but these all sound terrible. I'm skipping the entire first episode of the season altogether, to have TWO talking Pal and Kate entries in the entire half hour, that's beyond overkill.

Buster sucking his thumb? Seriously? Like when Brain was held back in kindergarten? Really?

And these stories have been done before, if not on ARTHUR, on other cartoons: "Molina's Mulligan" (what?) was an episode of RECESS, "Just the Ticket" was an episode of ROCKO'S MODERN LIFE, "Kidonia"was two different episodes of ED, EDD N EDDY (one where the Eds build their own city called Edtropolis, another where the Ed and Eddy convince the other cul-de-sac kids to forget about rules), and "Opposites Distract" is a plot that's been done a million times already.
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Re: Season 17
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2013, 10:17:05 am »
I know some of these episodes sound like their plots have been done already (Maybe Kidonia will be different, considering we haven't got an official summary yet) and I'm also annoyed by the Pal and Kate ones, but I've learned that they usually air one or two Pal/Kate episodes per season, and that's it. Look at Fifteen from Season 15 and Baby Steps last season.
Looks like this season is in for more episodes where Arthur is the main role, but only in the first half. I'm also looking forward to seeing if the animation is going to be good or bad.
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Re: Season 17
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2013, 10:18:04 am »
Oh, I just read Kidonia's official summary and it sounded like it's been done before somewhere...
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Re: Season 17
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2013, 03:31:28 pm »
Well I did see some of these episodes are using recycled plots from past episodes. A trend I see. Good to see that the Molinas are still around and have not been eliminated from the show all together.

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Re: Season 17
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2013, 05:22:48 pm »
Snowth, I was just about to come here and comment that "Just the Ticket" sounded like an copy of a Rocko's Modern Life episode ("With Friends Like These" is the episode, if anyone was curious).
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Re: Season 17
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2013, 09:56:26 pm »
Yup. Rocko wins two tickets to a wrestling match that both Heffer and Filburt were dying to see, so they both begin to smother him with friendly gestures hoping he'll choose him over the other.
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Re: Season 17
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2013, 10:56:47 pm »
It was also the plot of an episode of Disney's "The Weekenders" where Tino wins two passes to a concert the foursome has had a really hard time getting tickets for. The other three (and even others) all try to win him over.

In the end, Tino is able to take everyone because they're passes, which are redeemable for two tickets each. Let's see if the Arthur episode ends a similar way...

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Re: Season 17
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2013, 11:03:35 am »
Weirdly, I just noticed that All Thumbs sounds like I Wanna Hold Your Hand, except with Arthur and Buster rather than Binky and George.
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Re: Season 17
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2013, 10:09:08 am »
To go off topic a little, did anyone noticed how the second half of Season 16 looked different from the first half? The colours were brighter and warmer, and you got a soft blurred feeling when looking at them. Will Season 17 be like that?

Also, I hope that this season we'll see more of D.W insulting Arthur like in Baby Steps and Night of the Tibble last season.
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Re: Season 17
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2013, 07:26:33 pm »
To go off topic a little, did anyone noticed how the second half of Season 16 looked different from the first half? The colours were brighter and warmer, and you got a soft blurred feeling when looking at them. Will Season 17 be like that?
If you are using the YouTube videos for comparison, that would explain the brightness difference. The first half were mostly recordings from TV, while the second half were mostly recordings from online. Because the two halves came from different sources, the recordings came out differently.

Try viewing them from this YouTube channel. Because all of the episodes (except 2 missing) were taken from the same source, it's easier to see that they are about the same in brightness.

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Re: Season 17
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2013, 09:52:19 am »
One thing I'm really looking forward to is more of Ladonna.  I like Sweet Petunia already.   ;D

On the downside, I wish they wouldn't do episodes wholly focused on the world of animals.  Or babies, for that matter.  It just feels too disconnected from the main cast and sort of like a Rugrats knock-off...though the idea of Kate gradually losing the ability to communicate with Pal as she grew older was very clever, I must admit.
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Re: Season 17
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2013, 10:07:46 am »
Actually, 'Just the Ticket' sounds like an episode of Friendship Is Magic, 'The Ticket Master,' where Twilight Sparkle receives two tickets to the Grand Gala and her friends squabble over the spare ticket. I know numerous other cartoons with episodes like that.
'Ladonna Compson: Party Animal' and 'Adventures in Budylon' sound like they have potential. I hope we get to see more of Ladonna's family, and maybe her parents. 
I wish someone from Australia who's seen the episodes could record them on YouTube. I would love to see the Ladonna/Bud episode pair, 'Go Fly a Kite', 'Caught In the Crosswires', and 'Brain Freeze'.
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Re: Season 17
« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2013, 08:09:47 pm »
No videos of Season 17 Arthur promos yet?