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Re: Season 17
« Reply #30 on: November 14, 2013, 05:18:45 pm »
I ended up missing the beginning of "Opposites Distract" and the end of "Just the Ticket", so I'm afraid I can't really invest a whole lot of into the entire episode, but based on what I have seen, while both entries were enjoyable, as predicted, they were both rather cliched. As far as "Opposites Distract" go, I did like the whole reference/shout out to THE ODD COUPLE (and I guess they intended this episode to air yesterday, because the announcer in the Imagine Spot said Arthur left his house on November 13, which was yesterday), and I love D.W.'s little Bond villain/Dr. Evil thing she had going on when Buster came to see her (but what was with the whole, "MOM! BUSTER'S LOOKING AT ME!" thing?) "Just the Ticket" was just as I predicted it, because... well, the story's been done before. I knew all of Arthur's friends were basically going to badger him into picking them to go to the concert with him, and I kind of figured he would try to look for ways to get rid of the tickets to get himself out of the situation.

Still not used to Sue Ellen's new voice (this time, she sounded like Francine wearing jock straps too tight), and Francine and Muffy's eyes being too close together.
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Re: Season 17
« Reply #31 on: November 14, 2013, 10:26:12 pm »
For "Opposites Distract": I thought D.W. was still doing her Read and Flumbergast office situation.

And I'm glad Sonja Ball still voices Arthur's mother Mrs. Jane Read, but we haven't heard any voice parts for Arthur's father Mr. David Read yet in the 9 Story Arthur era!

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Re: Season 17
« Reply #32 on: November 14, 2013, 11:13:46 pm »
Oh, and another thing I found odd... they were all wearing headphones to drown out the sounds of the phone ringing and messaged beeping, yet, it was on the sides of their heads (like humans), while their ears were completely exposed... and yet, they somehow couldn't hear anything, lol!
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Re: Season 17
« Reply #33 on: November 15, 2013, 09:30:56 am »
Overall, I think things have still been going strong with the past few episodes. 

I initially didn't notice the earmuff/aardvark ear thing at first, but I've been chuckling about it ever since it was pointed out here.   :D   Whether or not it was intentionally subtle humor or just plain oversight, I've not a clue.

On that note, favorite moment: Brain pointing out to Muffy that there are no monkeys in North America, followed by Muffy recounting an "amazing" story about how her father was bitten by a monkey.  Let's never mind the fact that Muffy and her father are both monkeys...

I actually think having Chip around detracts from Muffy's character.  She functions better as a single child, as it amplifies her "all about me" aura.  Seeing her fawn over an older brother just seems out of character for her.  Although, I'd imagine taming her character in that manner might make her more likeable to a lot of viewers.  Nonetheless, I've grown to rather appreciate her horrible little self over the years.

I also really appreciated the Gallagher homage.   ;D
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Re: Season 17
« Reply #34 on: November 15, 2013, 04:32:15 pm »
"All Thumbs/Kidonia" was better than I expected it to be today."All Thumbs" was totally relatable for children that age...plus,my cousin is in 6th grade and still sucks his thumb.(He says its because of his parents' "tramautizing" divorce.)Drew Adkins also kinda sounds like a good Arthur now.And it was good to see Mr.Read finally speak this season,I mean,sure,he's been seen,but never talks,it's kinda like Jane and him are on the outs or he's depressed or something."Kidonia" also lived up to my expectations,kids coming up with their own country,I can honestly tell you that me and my friends came up with our own country in elementary school,so,again,totally relatable.The only part that I didn't like about it was that the conflict about Kidonia was never really resolved.Anyway,here's my rating of each episode this season on a scale of 1 to 10.
"Show Off":6
"Dog's Best Friend":8
"Adventures In Budylon":5
"Ladonna Compson:Party Animal":2
"Molina's Mulligan":4
"Buster Bombs":7
"Opposites Distract":9
"Just The Ticket":9
"All Thumbs":8
"Kidonia":10

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Re: Season 17
« Reply #35 on: November 15, 2013, 05:18:41 pm »
"All Thumbs" was pretty bad... I figured it would be. Arthur was a little harsh in being critical on Buster for sucking his thumb, of course I noticed that Dietrich Smith was the writer, and most people say he's one of the worst writers on the show. But yeah, this was pretty bad. And the way Francine and Muffy kept harping on Arthur, non-stop, trying to get him to tell them what's up with Buster, even I was feeling frustrated and just wanted to tell them to shut the eff up already. And... do they really have "potions" to put on your thumb to get you to stop sucking on it? Other than that, one thing that stood out about this episode that rang true to me is how Buster was trying to eavesdrop on others whispering, and everything but his own name was indistinguishable... have you ever noticed that? You try to listen to people whispering about you, and the only thing you can make out is your name, nothing else.

I ended up missing practically all of "Kidonia", mainly because I coincidentally had to help my mom shop (well, she's old, and can't do a lot for herself these days). One thing really **** me up though, when Brain was talking about having to "de-fray-g" his parents' computer. Seriously, Canadians have the funniest pronunciations of certain words.
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Re: Season 17
« Reply #36 on: November 15, 2013, 11:00:05 pm »
And I got to hear speaking parts for Arthur's Dad Mr. Read (voiced by Bruce "Binky Barnes" Dinsmore) in "All Thumbs"!

Now I will have to wait until Spring 2014 for the rest of Arthur Season 17...

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Re: Season 17
« Reply #37 on: November 16, 2013, 02:34:32 am »
And I got to hear speaking parts for Arthur's Dad Mr. Read (voiced by Bruce "Binky Barnes" Dinsmore) in "All Thumbs"!

Now I will have to wait until Spring 2014 for the rest of Arthur Season 17...

At least Season 18 will air the same year.

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Re: Season 17
« Reply #38 on: November 16, 2013, 07:05:00 am »
On CBBC, the second half is Season 17 has already mostly aired. I got to see 'Caught in the Crosswires' on the website. It was pretty good and the animation has improved a lot. However, only people in the UK can see it because of the proxy thing.

I also saw 'Framed' last night. Written by Kathy Waugh! And also, the animation on Buster's dream sequence with the other artists had amazing animation.
Oh, and Mr. Read spoke in 'Pets and Pests'.

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Re: Season 17
« Reply #39 on: November 16, 2013, 07:07:58 am »
Oh, and for November,if you like Ladonna, I have some episodes from the second half of Season 17 to recommend when they come out:
Speak Up, Francine!
Waiting For Snow
Go Fly a Kite
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Re: Season 17
« Reply #40 on: November 16, 2013, 01:31:45 pm »
The rest of the episodes are on Youtube, but they're in Hebrew. If anyone is willing to watch that, they could go for it.

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Re: Season 17
« Reply #41 on: November 16, 2013, 04:42:55 pm »
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Oh, and for November,if you like Ladonna, I have some episodes from the second half of Season 17 to recommend when they come out:

Thanks Jekyll!  I'll be sure to keep an eye out for those episodes!   :)

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The rest of the episodes are on Youtube, but they're in Hebrew.

Looks like Francine's finally managed to hijack the series...  :D
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Re: Season 17
« Reply #42 on: November 18, 2013, 04:08:48 am »
Okay, here are some other thoughts on episodes I wasn't able to catch up on until today.

Kidonia:

-Decent episode, good way to show why society needs at least some laws to function for very long. 
-I was surprised that Brain would go for the idea of a lawless society without foreseeing its many potential problems when the constitution was written. 
-Buster with smelly socks on his ears was fun.  Of course, I found it ironic that Francine had the nerve to criticize him for smelly socks, as sock odor seems to be a problem that she suffers from herself.  In fact, it's been brought up in more than one episode.
-Most of all, I really got a kick out of Ms. Read's gentle nod to the Boomerang Generation:  "You can stay here long as you like...or at least until you're 30."

Adventures in Budylon:

-D.W. usually has hilariously biting lines, but her attempts at this just fell flat and seemed like humorless, matter-of-fact observations here.
-Ladonna's spontaneous, zombie-like obsession with "Extreme Kite Flyers" was pretty cute, though.
-I don't make much of it, but something seemed a little...awkward...about Arthur and Ladonna sleeping together overnight in a tent.  Almost exclusively, sleepovers are either all-boys or all-girls at that age.   :-\   With very young kids (Bud and D.W.) it's not that odd, it's just more strange for Arthur and Ladonna, given that they're just a few years away from puberty.  It strikes me as funny the more I think about the title clearly being a play on Babylon - a Biblical metaphor for hedonism - and the episode ending with everyone "sleeping together."   8)

All Thumbs:

-I agree, Arthur's response was just way too harsh.  Really, it wasn't that big a deal.  It seems like Arthur and Buster have been having a lot of disputes in recent episodes.  While things are usually mostly resolved, the disparity between Arthur's more sensible nature and Buster's weirdness/immaturity has only grown over time.  One wonders if they'll manage to stay friends as they grow older and eventually into adulthood.  I think it's doubtful.  Good thing they'll be eight years old forever.
-Buster's ears doing a 180 degree rotation to listen to what's being said behind him...serious lol.   :D
-Even funnier was poor George's tortured speech on lemurs.  I could absolutely relate to this.  As a kid, I hated getting up and doing speeches in front of class.
-MARIA SPOKE!!!   :o :o :o  Well, sort of.  We heard her let out a "gasp" when she learns of Buster's thumb sucking in Arthur's thoughts.  It's not much, but this is a big step for her.  As much as I want her to become a central character, I sort of like the air of mystery she carries as a silent wallflower.  It makes her rare moments in the spotlight all the more valuable.



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Re: Season 17
« Reply #43 on: November 18, 2013, 06:22:35 pm »
MARIA SPOKE?  :o (or gasped) WHAT THE HECK? why haven't I heard about this? aigh, I'm gonna stay up all night to watch arthur episodes some night when I don't have school the next day. I am almost to fall break!  ;D
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Re: Season 17
« Reply #44 on: November 18, 2013, 10:11:26 pm »
I know, right?  They were just deliberately teasing us with that lunch line scene.   :D

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