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Re: Season 17
« Reply #30 on: November 13, 2013, 03:36:30 pm »
or this could just be a show about talking aardvarks.



that was funnier than I thought.
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Re: Season 17
« Reply #31 on: November 13, 2013, 05:15:56 pm »
Today's episode was good, better than I expected it to be.

"Molina's Mulligan" turned out to be rather relatable: the way Mr. Molina was always so enthusiastic and proud over everything Alberto got himself involved in reminds me a lot of my mom, she's the same way, she often times will bring me up in a conversation for the sake of talking about me, "Oh, by the way, my son runs his own production company, he's a puppeteer, you should look at his work, he's on YouTube!" while I do all I can to keep my eyes from rolling, because nobody cares, lol. One thing I couldn't help but notice was that it would seem both Mr. Molina and Alberto have new voices; Alberto's new voice sounds almost identical to his original voice, but just a little more wooden, while Mr. Molina's voice sounds a tad deeper than usual, and a little heavier on the accent. But it was a good entry, like I said, very relatable, I enjoyed it.

"Buster Bombs" was great. Stories that focus on Buster seem to always be good, and it was actually fun to see how desperate he grew in trying to stay funny, and the more he tried and the more desperate he grew, the more pathetic he became... I actually couldn't help but chuckle at how he was covered in almost every kind of pie filling you could imagine by the time he was finished with that "experiment" (I kind of wish I knew what it was like for a pie in the face to actually be funny like it was in the olden days of comedy). Vince Ruckles didn't seem to be too much of a ringer of Don Rickles, but at least he left Buster with some pearls of wisdom that came in handy: Buster really did genuinely stop trying to be funny, and he became his naturally funny self again (though at the same time, the fact that Mrs. MacGrady and the others were still expecting him to try to be funny kind of defeated the purpose just a tad).

The "Which Arthur character are you?" segment made a little more sense today, but I still think it would be a good idea if the segment was actually interactive, like say, offer a choice of three different characters, ask a few multiple choice questions, and if they answered mostly As, they're one character, mostly Bs another, mostly Cs another... but, that's just me.
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Re: Season 17
« Reply #32 on: November 13, 2013, 11:13:49 pm »
Regarding Molina's Mulligan:
* Bionic Bunny does the opening before the title card, and yes, Bionic Bunny is still voiced by Arthur "Mr. Ratburn" Holden.
* Does Ramon Molena have a new lighter brown hair style?
* Glad to see the return of Muffy's big brother Chip Crosswire, did he slim down a little since he last appeared in "Matchmaker, Match Breaker"?

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Re: Season 17
« Reply #33 on: November 13, 2013, 11:48:44 pm »
Mrs. Compson's first name is not Cisely.

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Re: Season 17
« Reply #34 on: November 14, 2013, 02:15:53 am »
Molina's Mulligan:
When I saw the Bionic Bunny fan, I immediately thought of Comic Book Guy from The Simpsons, but his voice was too different to be based on that specific character.

I may not be into modern slang, but it doesn't make sense to me why college-aged Chip would call 13-year-old Alberto an "old man" as a compliment.

Buster Bombs:
So. Many. Pies. In. Faces. This. Season. :o
Following Ladonna's apple pie hitting Binky, the number of pies that hit Buster was actually quite disgusting. I can only applaud them for deciding to go all out with one of the oldest slapstick routines there is.

Hammer + Watermelon = Gallagher  ::)

And why'd they have to go and rename Trident Books? It was a perfectly good name, but now it's "Elwood City Books"! That's like the reverse of the transformation of "Elwood City Clothing Exchange" to "Care to Ware". And if you look at the shelves, the baby books lining them really explain the drop in coolness. These books are the ones from "Buster's Book Battle"; including, but not limited to, "Doggy's Big Day" and "Too Much Soup". What happened to the Horrendously Horrible Happenings or the Agatha Christie mysteries? It's as if they sell the bookazines from "Breezy Listening Blues". >:(

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Re: Season 17
« Reply #35 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 #36 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 #37 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 #38 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 #39 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 #40 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 #41 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 #42 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 #43 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 #44 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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