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Title: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Snowth Woogle on December 29, 2012, 04:08:09 pm
As noted here before, there seems to be a pattern regarding episode broadcasts in that it seems like PBS spends anywhere between six and eight weeks playing more current/recent episodes, then maybe a week's worth of older episodes (two if we're lucky); or, instead, will have one week where newer and older episodes switch every other day. On a similar token, another forum member (I forget whom) mentioned that they of these said earlier episodes, Season One gets the jilted the most.

Any way, I've done some thinking, perhaps too much thinking, and I believe I may have come up with a list of theories as to why older episodes are rarely shown any more; see if you agree with any of them.

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1. They're too "dated". I think Season One would be the biggest offender of this, there are hardly any computers, hardly any cell phones (though in "Arthur, World's Greatest Gleeper", Muffy accuses Arthur of gleeping her "cellULAR phone", which is pretty bulky), TVs are still relatively small and boxy, among other things. Pop-culture references would be outdated too, therefore, little kids probably wouldn't understand them.
2. Voice inconsistencies. Since like 2005 or so, the kids have had almost steady and consist-sounding voice changes (despite both Arthur and D.W. being too high for their characters), they probably think little kids are going to be confused as to why Arthur and D.W., and certain other characters sound one way one day, and another way the next. Binky, especially, had a much deeper and kind of deadpan-sounding voice in Season One.
3. Character continunity. Again, I think Binky is the biggest example of this one - throughout the entire first season, and occasionally up until "Arthur's Big Hit", he was THE school bully, all the kids avoided him and ran away from him, he came across as mean and pushy... it would probably be odd for kids to see him as a bully that every one runs away from in one episode, then see him as nice and one of the gang in another. Brain, too, is more nerdy (big comic book collector), and much more sloppy and unorganized (hates cleaning his room), which seems odd for his character today. Both Fern and George are background characters who rarely ever spoke (Fern moreso since she's far more outgoing than she used to be, while George is still shy and withdrawn), among others.
4. It may even be a case like with the Old School DVD volumes of Sesame Street, where they probably feel the older episodes are "for nostalgia", and "may not meet the educational needs of today's preschool children". Just a thought.

Those are some of my theories, what do you guys think?
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Crossover Dreamer on December 29, 2012, 11:06:48 pm
I think that those are all good theories.

Dated: Yes, the first four seasons are definitely dated. They went from "Scare Your Pants Off" (Goosebumps) to "Vegemorphs" (Animorphs) to "Henry Skreever" (Harry Potter). And not surprisingly, Henry Skreever lasted the longest. Then we go from "Bionic Bunny" (Superman) to "Dark Bunny" (Batman). Have you noticed that in the newer episodes the kids rarely bring up Bionic Bunny? The latest episodes I can remember Bionic Bunny being in were season 11's "Buster Gets Real" and season 12's "Do You Believe in Magic?" And about the technology thing, in the 90s and early 00s I would have thought that the Frenskys would have been to poor to afford internet access.

Voice inconsistencies: Brain and Timmy Tibble during seasons 3 and 4, and Sue Ellen would be especially confusing. 

Character continuity: I don't like it when characters are inconsistent, and I notice contradictions for at least one character each season, but I must agree that the characters' personalities would have the most dramatic impact for younger viewers.

Nostalgia: Then why haven't they released the early seasons of Arthur on DVD yet? I know that there were a bunch of VHSs with at least two episodes on them, and I think that they only went up to season 4.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Snowth Woogle on December 29, 2012, 11:48:54 pm
DVD releases have been weird.

I think Season 10 is the only full season that had a DVD release, and I think here recently, there was a compilation set that had mostly older episodes... I forget what the theme was, but I think it had some thing to do with the outdoors or some thing, because I think episodes included were "Arthur Goes to Camp" and "D.W.'s Deer Friend".
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: dth1971 on January 12, 2013, 09:37:14 am
Maybe a cable channel like Nick Jr., The Hub, Sprout, or Qubo could get the rights to rerun the early Arthur seasons and have PBS keep the later season episodes with new ones in its rotation..
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: MCCJ on January 12, 2013, 10:00:02 am
They've aired old episodes before. Matter of fact I remembered seeing Arthur's Eyes and Arthur Goes to Camp in 2012.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Snowth Woogle on January 12, 2013, 11:48:59 am
That probably wouldn't last too awful long...

Both Noggin/Nick Jr. and Sprout started out playing two different packages of classic Sesame Street episodes: one package contained 65 selected episodes from 1969 to 1989, while the other package was a number of episodes from their 1993-1994 season... Noggin quickly phased those out... then when Sprout started, they originally were playing episodes from 1998-2000, then they started playing episodes from 2002-2004... NOW, they play reruns of current seasons for some reason.

It would probably be the same story: they would probably play the classics for a short while, but they would eventually either phase them out, or replace them with reruns of the newer episodes and seasons.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Crossover Dreamer on January 12, 2013, 02:37:43 pm
I've just thought of something! I rarely see older TV shows on any channel. In 2006, I rarely saw shows from earlier than 2002. Now I rarely see them from earlier than 2006. Is it because older shows are more expensive? Is it the same with older episodes in a series?
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Snowth Woogle on January 25, 2013, 04:34:02 pm
You know, at this point in time, I may be "being difficult", but I'm just going to consider the show as being "off the air"... they rarely show the good older episodes anymore, I dislike much of the newer episodes (I'm still giving Season 16 a fair chance), and I feel like I haven't seen the show in years anymore, so, as far as I'm concerned, Arthur on PBS is now dead to me.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: MCCJ on January 26, 2013, 07:51:21 pm
You know, at this point in time, I may be "being difficult", but I'm just going to consider the show as being "off the air"... they rarely show the good older episodes anymore, I dislike much of the newer episodes (I'm still giving Season 16 a fair chance), and I feel like I haven't seen the show in years anymore, so, as far as I'm concerned, Arthur on PBS is now dead to me.

You could always see older episodes on Youtube and PBS' own site. Just a thought.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Snowth Woogle on January 27, 2013, 01:19:37 am
True, and I have a number of my favorite episodes on tape... still, it doesn't quite feel the same, but oh well.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: MCCJ on January 27, 2013, 02:01:58 am
True, and I have a number of my favorite episodes on tape... still, it doesn't quite feel the same, but oh well.

Can't ask for everything. Sometimes it's always best to accept things that you have now. That's all I can say for this.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Earwig on February 06, 2013, 04:07:01 pm
I asked a friend at PBS about this theory that the first  season shows don't air as often as later seasons and it doesn't seem to be true. The latest season released gets extra airtime and then once a newer season comes out that previous season gets put into the same rotation as the other shows.
So season one shows will be aired as many times as season 15 on average. On average just becuase of where they are in the rotation at the end of the year that you are used for counting.
So the kind of numbers she gave me from looking at the broadcast shedule from Mid Sept 2012 to Mid May 2013 are shows from season 16 will be aired 68 times and shows from season 4 will be aired 20 times. But season one and season 4 airing numbers are the same.
There is some distortion due to the shows that are aired for special events such as the special airing of April 9th in the aftermath of the Conneticut massacre 2 month ago. Also some things like the elections or inauguration or olympics might have some special shows brought into the line up for those weeks.

So  it's just a matter of patience if you haven't seen season one for a long time.
Sometimes broadcasters publish their future broadcast dates well in advance if you look for it on the website. I remember seeing BBC one once and it listed the dates of upcoming Arthur shows well in advance.
I haven't checked for the PBS broadcast schedule.
On a side note the way the shows are paired does not change.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: MCCJ on February 06, 2013, 09:30:03 pm
I asked a friend at PBS about this theory that the first  season shows don't air as often as later seasons and it doesn't seem to be true. The latest season released gets extra airtime and then once a newer season comes out that previous season gets put into the same rotation as the other shows.
So season one shows will be aired as many times as season 15 on average. On average just becuase of where they are in the rotation at the end of the year that you are used for counting.
So the kind of numbers she gave me from looking at the broadcast shedule from Mid Sept 2012 to Mid May 2013 are shows from season 16 will be aired 68 times and shows from season 4 will be aired 20 times. But season one and season 4 airing numbers are the same.
There is some distortion due to the shows that are aired for special events such as the special airing of April 9th in the aftermath of the Conneticut massacre 2 month ago. Also some things like the elections or inauguration or olympics might have some special shows brought into the line up for those weeks.

So  it's just a matter of patience if you haven't seen season one for a long time.
Sometimes broadcasters publish their future broadcast dates well in advance if you look for it on the website. I remember seeing BBC one once and it listed the dates of upcoming Arthur shows well in advance.
I haven't checked for the PBS broadcast schedule.
On a side note the way the shows are paired does not change.

Thanks for shedding some light into this. ;)
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: MCCJ on February 08, 2013, 07:59:04 pm
The Lance shows have been put on the shelf for a while, so if you have it recorded you might want to put that in your rare items collection.

Yeah it's going to be a while before we ever see those again if ever.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: MCCJ on February 08, 2013, 08:39:34 pm
Yeah too bad though . It was a pretty carefully done high end episode with the McGrady stuff and all, even it it was too heavy on message and had a bad actor for a guest star, and the charicature was ugly.   Only a mature kid's show like Arthur could tackle a subject like cancer and dying and now Lance screwed it up.  Why did they ever do a show with that guy? Anyway this show could be "the lost episode". I'm not sure which emoticom face to use for this.

Probably this.  :'(
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Mr. Rocketburn on February 08, 2013, 11:02:33 pm
So "Room to Ride/The Frensky Family Fiasco" and "The Great MacGrady" are now banned? I was fearing this would happen. Such a shame that such a powerful episode like "The Great Macgrady" will never air anymore. :'( They even aired it every day of the week it premiered.

What about "Binky vs. Binky/Operation: D.W.!"? That one used a parody of him, but will that still be banned, too? It actually aired very recently where I live. (My station was also one of the few that still chose to air the controversial Postcards From Buster "Sugartime!" episode) Are these episodes going to be removed from Netflix and Amazon Video as well?
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: MCCJ on February 08, 2013, 11:28:16 pm
So "Room to Ride/The Frensky Family Fiasco" and "The Great MacGrady" are now banned? I was fearing this would happen. Such a shame that such a powerful episode like "The Great Macgrady" will never air anymore. :'( They even aired it every day of the week it premiered.

What about "Binky vs. Binky/Operation: D.W.!"? That one used a parody of him, but will that still be banned, too? It actually aired very recently where I live. (My station was also one of the few that still chose to air the controversial Postcards From Buster "Sugartime!" episode) Are these episodes going to be removed from Netflix and Amazon Video as well?

Not sure about Netflix or Amazon. I did see those said episodes recently as well. As for the episode not airing well it's just as sad that the special guest they used in it turned out to not be who he said he was.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Mr. Rocketburn on February 08, 2013, 11:32:09 pm
Yeah, I understand why they can't air them anymore. When I found out about the scandal, the Arthur episodes were one of the first things that came to mind, especially seeing how Binky mentioned his (former) records to Francine in Great Macgrady.

As of now, the episodes are still on Netflix and Amazon.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Snowth Woogle on April 05, 2013, 11:56:51 am
Day before yesterday, PBS aired "Francine's Split Decision; Muffy Goes Metropolitan". Now, with the exception of "Kiss and Tell" on Valentine's Day, and "Cast Away" being show last week (both of which contained a talking Pal and Kate entry as the other half, so I don't count those), this was, so far, the first and only time this year a good, older episode has been played. We're already in April, so that's three months (about twelve weeks or so), which is the longest I can remember yet of having to wait to see a golden oldie; as I've said before, the cycle is usually about 6-8 weeks of poorer, newer episodes, then a week of the classics (two, if we're lucky)... but 12 weeks? That's quite a stretch.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: MCCJ on April 05, 2013, 01:56:08 pm
Day before yesterday, PBS aired "Francine's Split Decision; Muffy Goes Metropolitan". Now, with the exception of "Kiss and Tell" on Valentine's Day, and "Cast Away" being show last week (both of which contained a talking Pal and Kate entry as the other half, so I don't count those), this was, so far, the first and only time this year a good, older episode has been played. We're already in April, so that's three months (about twelve weeks or so), which is the longest I can remember yet of having to wait to see a golden oldie; as I've said before, the cycle is usually about 6-8 weeks of poorer, newer episodes, then a week of the classics (two, if we're lucky)... but 12 weeks? That's quite a stretch.

I saw Arthur's Eyes last year. I was taken by surprise to see it on TV, but it's was cool watching an episode 1996 again. ;)
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Snowth Woogle on April 08, 2013, 04:03:48 pm
Yay, another oldie but goody is airing today: "Ants in Arthur's Pants; Don't Ask Muffy".
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Mr. Rocketburn on April 09, 2013, 10:49:00 pm
Did April 9th air today per tradition? I wasn't home to catch it on my main station, but my 24-hour PBS Kids station (a subchannel of the main station) aired "Muffy's Classy Classics Club/Best Enemies". I know when they chose to air April 9th in honor of the Newtown shooting, MCCC/BE was originally scheduled to air that day, and only the main station aired April 9th. The subchannel still aired MCCC/BE that day.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Snowth Woogle on April 09, 2013, 11:09:00 pm
No, "April 9th" did not air today, it was indeed, "Muffy's Classy Classic Club; Best Enemies".

"April 9th" usually seems to be reserved for airing on 9-11 anymore, much like how "D.W. Goes to Washington; Arthur's Mystery Envelope" seems to be reserved for Memorial Day, likewise, "Arthur's First Sleepover; Arthur's New Year's Ever" airs on New Year's Eve.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Mr. Rocketburn on April 09, 2013, 11:51:15 pm
Hmm, I know they aired April 9th on its namesake's day last year, and I'm pretty sure the year before that as well (but not 2010 because they premiered "Looking For Bonnie/The Secret Origin of Supernova" that day).
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Snowth Woogle on April 12, 2013, 03:51:56 pm
Yay, today is "Elwood City Turns 100!", one of my personal favorites.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Snowth Woogle on April 15, 2013, 04:08:47 pm
Another oldie today: "To Tibble the Truth; Waiting to Go"; Arthur may not necessarily play a key part in either entry, but at least we get another oldie today.

"Waiting to Go" actually brings something to mind... has anyone besides me ever noticed Binky seems to have a lot of fantasies of his parents abandoning him and going out on cruises?
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: LovingBeagles on April 15, 2013, 11:29:32 pm
"Waiting to Go" actually brings something to mind... has anyone besides me ever noticed Binky seems to have a lot of fantasies of his parents abandoning him and going out on cruises?

I can only remember two instances as of now...is that really "a lot"?
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Snowth Woogle on April 16, 2013, 05:05:35 pm
Today was "D.W.'s Time Trouble; Buster's Amish Mismatch"... another great one!

I really like the plot idea of "D.W.'s Time Trouble", to see what it would be like if D.W. was the firstborn, and Arthur was her little brother, instead of the other way around... of course, D.W.'s childlike whimsy of thinking babies come from baby stores and such really makes the dream all the more amusing, not to mention the idea of Arthur being a "broken" baby. Arthur as a younger brother wasn't nowhere near as big a pain to D.W. as she is to Arthur being his little sister, but D.W. does get a taste of the medicine when she realizes just what a big responsibility it is to care for a younger sibling, and that it's not all just making the younger sibling do whatever you want because you're older.

"Buster's Amish Mismatch" is great too, we're reminded of how excitable, yet impulsive Buster can get at times, and at the same time, you almost can't help but feel a little sorry for him, because he really wants to adapt to the Amish lifestyle, yet no one will go along with him... and do we really wanna know just how he ended up making mayonnaise instead of butter? Lol.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: MCCJ on April 16, 2013, 10:15:05 pm
Yeah I saw it. Don't you think Brain was being a little bit harsh though?
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Snowth Woogle on April 18, 2013, 06:13:12 pm
Were you the one who commented on a YouTube posting, saying it was mean of Brain to taunt Buster at lunch? "I bet that tuna surprised was cooked in an ELECTRIC oven... are you sure it's AMISH enough for you?"

But anyway, today we were treated to "Pick a Car, Any Car; Jenna's Bedtime Blues"... does anyone else besides me find the first half of this episode to be just slightly broad? I mean, Arthur was clearly being intentionally difficult when the Reads were trying to find a new/used car, because he didn't want to lose the car they already have, but it seems to be that after a while, either Mr. or Mrs. Read would take him aside, and say something along the lines of, "Come on Arthur, try to be reasonable", or "Look Arthur, we know how much you love our old car, but it's had it, we have to find something else." I mean I GET that Arthur is attached to their car and all, but still, it seems to me that his parents would give him a talking to when they were at Crosswire Motors.

Other than that, was anyone else shocked to see their car was suddenly purple instead of magenta like it usually is the first time they saw this episode?
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Snowth Woogle on April 19, 2013, 06:17:54 pm
I was out running errands today, so I didn't get to watch "The World of Tomorrow; Is There a Doctor in the House?" today, but I believe I actually have it on tape somewhere, so I'll have to dig it out and watch it.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Mr. Rocketburn on April 21, 2013, 12:47:58 pm
Here is the lineup for the next two weeks. We're finally getting a Season 1 episode, in honor of Earth Day. Unfortunately, that plus two Season 8 episodes are the only older ones will be seeing for a bit. After this is the second half of Season 16.

4/22: "D.W. Thinks Big / Arthur Cleans Up"
4/23: "Dear Adil / Bitzi's Break-Up"
4/24: "The Wheel Deal / The Buster Report"
4/25: "Fernfern and the Secret of Moose Mountain / Thanks a Lot, Binky"
4/26: "The Agent of Change / D.W. Unties the Knot"

4/29: "All About D.W. / Blockheads"
4/30: "Nicked by a Name / The Play's the Thing"
5/01: "Get Smart / Baby Steps"
5/02: "Falafelosophy / The Great Lint Rush"
5/03: "Night of the Tibble / Read and Flumberghast"


Just wondering, does anyone still get Arthur on weekends, and if so, are those episodes different from one played earlier in the week?
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: MCCJ on April 21, 2013, 01:43:25 pm
Were you the one who commented on a YouTube posting, saying it was mean of Brain to taunt Buster at lunch? "I bet that tuna surprised was cooked in an ELECTRIC oven... are you sure it's AMISH enough for you?"

But anyway, today we were treated to "Pick a Car, Any Car; Jenna's Bedtime Blues"... does anyone else besides me find the first half of this episode to be just slightly broad? I mean, Arthur was clearly being intentionally difficult when the Reads were trying to find a new/used car, because he didn't want to lose the car they already have, but it seems to be that after a while, either Mr. or Mrs. Read would take him aside, and say something along the lines of, "Come on Arthur, try to be reasonable", or "Look Arthur, we know how much you love our old car, but it's had it, we have to find something else." I mean I GET that Arthur is attached to their car and all, but still, it seems to me that his parents would give him a talking to when they were at Crosswire Motors.

Other than that, was anyone else shocked to see their car was suddenly purple instead of magenta like it usually is the first time they saw this episode?

I'll have to look at the post on Youtube. Yeah, but you have to think about it from a kid's perspective in that situation there, especially if they grew up in that vehicle as it's part of their lives.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Snowth Woogle on April 21, 2013, 02:25:33 pm
Here is the lineup for the next two weeks. We're finally getting a Season 1 episode, in honor of Earth Day. Unfortunately, that plus two Season 8 episodes are the only older ones will be seeing for a bit. After this is the second half of Season 16.

4/22: "D.W. Thinks Big / Arthur Cleans Up"
4/23: "Dear Adil / Bitzi's Break-Up"
4/24: "The Wheel Deal / The Buster Report"
4/25: "Fernfern and the Secret of Moose Mountain / Thanks a Lot, Binky"
4/26: "The Agent of Change / D.W. Unties the Knot"

4/29: "All About D.W. / Blockheads"
4/30: "Nicked by a Name / The Play's the Thing"
5/01: "Get Smart / Baby Steps"
5/02: "Falafelosophy / The Great Lint Rush"
5/03: "Night of the Tibble / Read and Flumberghast"


Just wondering, does anyone still get Arthur on weekends, and if so, are those episodes different from one played earlier in the week?
Thanks a lot for the headsup Mr. Rocketburn (kickin' handle, BTW). Definitely looking forward to 4/22, 4/23, and 4/25... the week of 4/29-5/03 I'll take, so far Season 16 has been a slight improvement from previous seasons.

My PBS used to play ARTHUR on Sundays YEARS ago, and IIRC, it was a encore of whatever episode they played the previous Friday, other than that, it's strictly M-F.

Come to think of it, I'm kind of surprised they haven't found somewhere to squeeze in "April 9th" in response to the Boston Marathon Massacre.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Snowth Woogle on April 22, 2013, 04:08:01 pm
Does anybody me wanna slap Cora into next Sunday anytime they watch "D.W. Thinks Big"?
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: MCCJ on April 22, 2013, 06:19:44 pm
Does anybody me wanna slap Cora into next Sunday anytime they watch "D.W. Thinks Big"?

You can do it via fan-fics. Outside of it, well that's not going to happen unless they make you a character on the show and even then IDK if they will even do that. :P
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Crossover Dreamer on April 22, 2013, 08:59:14 pm
So they're going to alternate between seasons 8 and 14. Why did they decide to switch the order of "The Agent of Change"/"D.W. Unties the Knot" and "Nicked by a Name"/"The Play's the Thing"? And why "Falafel..." whatever/"The Great Lint Rush" instead of "Arthur's Snow Biz"/"Bugged" (Actually, I'm happy that it isn't "Arthur's Snow Biz"/"Bugged."
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Snowth Woogle on April 22, 2013, 10:40:33 pm
Aww, "Arthur's Snow Biz; Bugged" is one of my favorites.

Then again, I know most people don't really care for it, especially "Bugged"...  :-\
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Snowth Woogle on April 23, 2013, 11:11:56 pm
"Dear Adil" reminds me of Grade 5 when our class corresponded with a class in Memphis (we're in Knoxville)... my penpal and I totally clashed, lol. She was a serious Otaku (and man, those chicks are FREAKY), and honestly, anime, manga, what have you aren't really my things... :|

But "Bitzi's Breakup" cracks me up everytime I watch it, not only is Buster's imagine spot about Martin Spivak amusing ("I HATE Martin Spivak!" "Who?"), but the way Buster follows the instructions in Tween Queen Magazine to bring Bitzi and Harry back together is HILARIOUS! In fact, I remember a posting on YouTube where someone asked something along the lines of why didn't Bitzi ask Buster what he was doing with a Tween Queen Magazine, but honestly, he's Buster, I think Bitzi is used to Buster doing odd things all the time.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Snowth Woogle on April 27, 2013, 12:35:06 pm
I forgot to mention, when "Thanks a Lot, Binky!" was on the other day, there's one thing that I always like about this one: even though it wasn't the main focus of the story, I like how they put the position of a mother and housewife into perspective. "I know somebody who works 24 hours a day, and hardly ever gets a thank you" is pretty much the way it is; Slam Wilson shows Binky how hard his mother works all day, cleaning house, doing dishes, mopping floors, etc. to which Binky innocently says, "But she HAS to do all that stuff... she's my mom..." I know it can be frustrating, there have been occasions when I was growing up where my mom would say to my dad and I that it would be nice if just once in a while, we would say "thank you" for cooking our supper for us, or keeping a clean house for us and such... like Binky, at times, I don't think much of it, but I try to make note to thank my mom for the things she does everyday.

Another thing too, each and every year around Mother's Day, some news organization out there always does a study to determine how much of an income mothers and housewives would receive if they were actually given a salary for all the things they do on a daily basis, and each and every time they do that, I think to myself, WHY instead of figuring out how much they would make, can't they just figure out a way to just actually up and pay them already?
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Crossover Dreamer on May 02, 2013, 10:44:54 pm
So they did play 1402 and 1403 in the right order and I though the falafel episode and the great lint rush season 13 episodes, but they were 1404 (they just felt like season 13 episodes to me; I don't know why exactly).
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Mr. Rocketburn on May 12, 2013, 12:40:54 am
Lineup for the next two weeks below. This time, we have the rest of Season 8 with a handful of later episodes in the mix, including what appear to be the first reruns of the second half of Season 16.

05/13: "Fernkenstein's Monster / D.W. Dancing Queen"
05/14: "Vomitrocious / Sue Ellen Chickens Out"
05/15: "Is That Kosher? / Never Never Never"
05/16: "Desk Wars / Desperately Seeking Stanley"
05/17: "Muffy's Art Attack / Tales From the Crib"

05/20: "Flea to Be You and Me / Kiss and Tell"
05/21: "The Last Tough Customer / Brain's Chess Mess"
05/22: "Big Horns George / Bleep"
05/23: "Baseball Blues / Brain's Biggest Blunder"
05/24: "Tales of Grotesquely Grim Bunny / Pet Projects"
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Crossover Dreamer on May 12, 2013, 12:44:21 am
Is May 15th a Jewish holiday? I ask because that's the only season 12 episode I see there.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Snowth Woogle on May 12, 2013, 01:23:58 am
I think sometimes they just throw in a random out of order episode for no reason (I'm looking at my calendar, and all I see on May 15 is a holiday in Mexico).

I'm looking forward to all but May 15, 23, and 24 (and half of 20). It's interesting that "Big Horns George; Bleep" will be seen again soon, because apparently some at TV Tropes have been convinced that it became a banned episode because of "Bleep"'s subject matter. So far, from what I know, the only banned episodes there are are the ones involving Lance Armstrong (or Vance Legstrong), for obvious reasons.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Earwig on May 12, 2013, 11:08:00 am
Bleep has not been removed for any reason. It's a positive lesson about not using rude words in your speech so it is an issue based show that should keep it in the lineup longer than other shows.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Disaster Warning on May 23, 2013, 08:53:52 pm
It's a shame that anything before Season 8 seems to be a rarity to be seen on PBS's main lineup these days. I guess I'm lucky that my PBS station (WFWA Fort Wayne, IN) has a 24/7 kids channel that airs Arthur 7 days a week, in addition to the main M-F PBS schedule. Lately, the kids channel has been playing Seasons 3, 4 and 8.  I read in a local TV forum from a station engineer, that each program on the kids channel has a few seasons that they put into rotation... that way, there's not much repetition from the main channel's schedule. I have occasionally seen some classic Season 2 episodes as part of that rotation as well!  ;D

Speaking of different scheduling techniques... WBGU (Bowling Green, Ohio) also has a separate channel for kids, though Arthur is just on a one-day delay from the typical schedule. WTTW (Chicago) has Arthur on weekdays: once in the morning, and two back-to-back shows in the afternoon, with two of the time-slots in some sort of modification/delay of the typical weekday schedule.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Mr. Rocketburn on May 25, 2013, 01:50:18 pm
It's a shame that anything before Season 8 seems to be a rarity to be seen on PBS's main lineup these days. I guess I'm lucky that my PBS station (WFWA Fort Wayne, IN) has a 24/7 kids channel that airs Arthur 7 days a week, in addition to the main M-F PBS schedule. Lately, the kids channel has been playing Seasons 3, 4 and 8.  I read in a local TV forum from a station engineer, that each program on the kids channel has a few seasons that they put into rotation... that way, there's not much repetition from the main channel's schedule. I have occasionally seen some classic Season 2 episodes as part of that rotation as well!  ;D

Wow, that's lucky. I also have a 24-hour PBS Kids channel that's a subchannel of the main PBS station, but for all shows, it airs the same episodes that air on PBS. I get Arthur four times a day (two on weekends) across three stations since I get two PBS stations, but all airings are the same episodes.



Anyway, next two weeks are...

05/27: "Buster's Book Battle / On the Buster Scale" (16)
05/28: "Follow the Bouncing Ball / Buster Baxter and the Letter From the Sea" (14)
05/29: "Fern and the Case of the Stolen Story / Sue Ellen Vegges Out" (16)
05/30: "Around the World in 11 Minutes / Muffy and the Big Bad Blog" (14)
05/31: "Arthur Unravels / All the Rage" (14)

06/03: "The Curse of the Grebes / Arthur Changes Gears" (10)
06/04: "Castles in the Sky / Tipping the Scales" (9)
06/05: "The A Team / Emily Swallows a Horse" (9)
06/06: "Francine's Big Top Trouble / George Blows His Top" (9)
06/07: "Arthur Weighs In / The Law of the Jungle Gym" (9)

Pretty interesting divide between the two weeks.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Snowth Woogle on May 25, 2013, 06:44:21 pm
Wait a minute... Monday is Memorial Day and they're NOT airing "D.W. Goes to Washington / Arthur's Mystery Envelope"? Way to break away from tradition!

Well, other than Monday (still haven't seen "Fern and the Case of the Stolen Story / Sue Ellen Vegges Out"), two whole weeks of nothing good to watch. Oh well, we had it too good too long recently with off and on good episodes airing for the past month or so.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Crossover Dreamer on May 25, 2013, 08:14:33 pm
I didn't think they ever played any particular episode for Memorial Day.

Here's a list of the episodes scheduled for next week that I like:

"On the Buster Scale"

"Muffy and the Big Bad Blog" (I'm pretty sure I liked that one. I haven't seen it much.)

"All the Rage"

"Castles in the Sky"

Note how none of the episodes I listed have their paired episode.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Snowth Woogle on May 25, 2013, 09:39:41 pm
They've almost always reserved "D.W. Goes to Washington / Arthur's Mystery Envelope" for Memorial Day, much like how "April 9th" is almost always played on September 11.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: MCCJ on May 26, 2013, 03:00:01 pm
They've almost always reserved "D.W. Goes to Washington / Arthur's Mystery Envelope" for Memorial Day, much like how "April 9th" is almost always played on September 11.

That is true. They always air April 9th when a tragedy takes place or a significant event happens.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: LovingBeagles on May 27, 2013, 01:00:40 am
About "The Play's the Thing" and "The Last Tough Customer": It looks like character continuity for Binky was once again broken, as we see him as a bully two more times, a rare occurrence for Binky these seasons.

Nonetheless, I still see the character continuity as a realistic theory.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: MCCJ on May 29, 2013, 03:53:24 pm
About "The Play's the Thing" and "The Last Tough Customer": It looks like character continuity for Binky was once again broken, as we see him as a bully two more times, a rare occurrence for Binky these seasons.

Nonetheless, I still see the character continuity as a realistic theory.

Yeah. He pretty much flip flops time after time between bullying.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Mr. Rocketburn on June 08, 2013, 02:19:38 pm
Next two weeks is only Seasons 9 and 15. Judging by this pattern, Season 10 will follow after this.

6/10: "Buster's Green Thumb / My Fair Tommy" (9)
6/11: "Lights, Camera, Opera! / All Worked Up" (9)
6/12: "Arthur Makes Waves / It Came From Beyond" (9)
6/13: "Fifteen" (15)
6/14: "Three's a Crowd / A is for Angry" (9)

6/17: "D.W. Beats All / Buster the Myth Maker" (9)
6/18: "I Wanna Hold Your Hand / Whistling in the Wind" (15)
6/19: "Binky Goes Nuts / Breezy Listening Blues" (9)
6/20: "Buster's Secret Admirer / The Last King of Lambland" (15)
6/21: "Cents-less / Buster the Lounge Lizard" (15)

Is it me, or have they been rerunning "Admirer/Lambland" way too much? I recall seeing it at least 6-7 times since it originally aired.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Snowth Woogle on June 08, 2013, 04:11:53 pm
Wow. Absolutely nothing good to watch for two weeks. Shocker.  ::)
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Mr. Rocketburn on June 08, 2013, 07:01:35 pm
The only episodes among those I like are "Arthur Makes Waves" (One of my favorites. I love episodes that show Molly's nice side), "Binky Goes Nuts", "Breezy Listening Blues" (especially the dream about the Swellwood City Mall), and "Cents-less", and I often watch the beginning of "Lounge Lizard" just for the catchy Dark Buggy commercial song in the opening.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Crossover Dreamer on June 09, 2013, 12:29:25 am
I really like "Cents-less" and "Buster the Lounge Lizard." I think that's the only season 15 episode where I like the back-to-back stories.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Mr. Rocketburn on June 22, 2013, 03:17:23 pm
Just Seasons 10 and 15 for the next couple of weeks, I'm afraid. No special episode for Independence Day, either.

6/24: "To Eat or Not to Eat / S.W.E.A.T." (15)
6/25: "Happy Anniversary" (10)
6/26: "The Squirrels / Fern and Persimmony Glitchet" (10)
6/27: "Grandpa Dave's Memory Album / Buster's Carpool Catastrophe" (15)
6/28: "Desert Island Dish / The Secret About Secrets" (10)

7/01: "Prunella the Packrat / What's in a Name?" (15)
7/02: "Feeling Flush / Family Fortune" (10)
7/03: "D.W. Aims High / Flaw and Order" (10)
7/04: "Buster's Garden of Grief / Through the Looking Glasses" (15)
7/05: "The Butler Did...What? / The Trouble With Trophies" (15)
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Snowth Woogle on June 23, 2013, 12:33:43 am
Oh, wonderful. So far a month and a half (for the most part at this point) since we've gotten to see anything good.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Mr. Rocketburn on July 06, 2013, 12:34:48 am
Nothing to see here, just continuing the pattern...Wonder what season we'll see once 16 is through...

7/08: "What's Cooking? / Buster's Special Delivery" (10)
7/09: "Unfinished / D.W., Bossy Boots" (10)
7/10: "Do You Speak George? / World Girls" (10)
7/11: "Based on a True Story" (16)
7/12: "All About D.W. / Blockheads" (16)

7/15: "Swept Away / Germophobia" (11)
7/16: "Flippity Francine / Muffy Takes the Wheel" (16)
7/17: "Get Smart / Baby Steps" (16)
7/18: "Arthur Sells Out / Mind Your Manners" (11)
7/19: "Night of the Tibble / Read and Flumberghast" (16)

Notice how "Binky vs. Binky / Operation: D.W.!" is skipped over. I guess this counts as one of the banned Lance Armstrong episodes despite not using his actual namesake. Oh, well.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Snowth Woogle on July 06, 2013, 11:31:55 am
Well FINALLY, there's SOME decent episodes to watch in the next two weeks, but for the most part, this has been going on for TWO MONTHS now... of course, that's how the pattern usually runs: 6-8 weeks of bad episodes, 1 week or good episodes (2, if we're lucky, which we rarely are), then another 6-8 weeks of bad episodes, etc.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Disaster Warning on July 07, 2013, 05:44:29 pm
My local PBS station's kids channel just aired "Binky vs Binky / Operation: D.W.!" last week. I guess local stations can still choose to air it on their own.

I know this kind of kills the excitement of checking weekly listings, but Kentucky's PBS, KET, has a pretty good program schedule record (past and future). Looks like the next round of "good" episodes is due in August with season 5! http://www.ket.org/tvschedules/series.php?id=ARUR (http://www.ket.org/tvschedules/series.php?id=ARUR)

Looking at the just the next two weeks, I am looking forward to watching season 16 again. Maybe it won't be as bad as the first time... I hope..?
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Snowth Woogle on July 21, 2013, 11:23:47 pm
Say, where's Rocketburn with our bi-weekly report? :p
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Mr. Rocketburn on July 22, 2013, 01:46:17 am
I figured since Disaster Warning posted that big schedule that they weren't needed anymore, but if you want me to still do them, I will. I like doing them.  :)

7/22: "Buenas Noches, Vicita / Prunella Packs It In" (11-3)
7/23: "The Last Tough Customer / Brain's Chess Mess" (16-6)
7/24: "Phony Fern / Brain's Shocking Secret" (11-4)
7/25: "Baby Kate and the Imaginary Mystery / Strangers on a Train" (11-5)
7/26: "Buster's Book Battle / On the Buster Scale" (16-8)

7/29: "Baseball Blues / Brain's Biggest Blunder" (16-7)
7/30: "The 'A' Team / Emily Swallows a Horse" (9-8)
7/31: "The Curse of the Grebes / Arthur Changes Gears" (10-6)
8/01: "When Carl Met George / D.W. Swims With the Fishes" (13-6)
8/02: "The Wheel Deal / The Buster Report" (14-1)

The lineup for the week of 7/29 is rather interesting. It appears to be themed towards sports, but sadly with a bias towards newer episodes. There are plenty of older episodes they could have used, especially seeing that they reran "Grebes/Gears" and "A Team/Horse" less than two months ago...

"Arthur and the Crunch Cereal Contest / D.W. Flips" (1-16)
"D.W. Rides Again / Arthur Makes the Team" (1-19)
"Arthur's Underwear / Francine Frensky, Olympic Rider" (2-5)
"Muffy's Soccer Shocker / Brother, Can You Spare a Clarinet?" (6-4)
"The Good Sport / Crushed" (6-9)
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Snowth Woogle on July 22, 2013, 03:35:59 pm
Oop, overlooked that. ><

But GEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZ!!! Seriously? SERIOUSLY? Hardly a single good episode to watch for ANOTHER TWO MONTHS?! It's been OVER two months now since we last got to regularly see anything good... this is turning out to be the worst year for ARTHUR yet.

I honestly don't understand why they can't just broadcast the episodes in chronological order from beginning to end like other shows? I honestly can't think of any other show that airs its episodes in a randomized order like ARTHUR does, except for maybe SESAME STREET, which seems to usually alternate episodes from their current season, and repeats from two seasons ago on a daily basis. Oh, and SEINFELD, where back-to-back episodes are usually one from an older season, and one from a later season, or vice-versa, though I see TBS has finally started airing that show in chronological order now.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: ralfsmouse on July 22, 2013, 08:04:56 pm
Oop, overlooked that. ><

But GEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZ!!! Seriously? SERIOUSLY? Hardly a single good episode to watch for ANOTHER TWO MONTHS?! It's been OVER two months now since we last got to regularly see anything good... this is turning out to be the worst year for ARTHUR yet.

I honestly don't understand why they can't just broadcast the episodes in chronological order from beginning to end like other shows? I honestly can't think of any other show that airs its episodes in a randomized order like ARTHUR does, except for maybe SESAME STREET, which seems to usually alternate episodes from their current season, and repeats from two seasons ago on a daily basis. Oh, and SEINFELD, where back-to-back episodes are usually one from an older season, and one from a later season, or vice-versa, though I see TBS has finally started airing that show in chronological order now.

Why not just buy Seasons 1-4 on DVD? Then you could just watch an early episode whenever you feel like it. Although, I do understand your frustration, it seems like they have barely shown any good episodes all year. Luckily I have satellite, and I receive 3 (4?) PBS Stations with schedules that usually differ a bit, but even then it seems like I just can't find a good episode on.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Mr. Rocketburn on July 22, 2013, 09:15:16 pm
In the US, only Seasons 10 and 11 are available on DVD, and with the recent revision to Netflix's lineup, the earliest full season available on any form of American home media besides YouTube is Season 7, available on Hulu Plus.

And FWIW, "Brain's Shocking Secret" is one of my favorite episodes, and I also love watching "Emily Swallows a Horse" just for the part where D.W. is stalking Emily through her kitchen window.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Snowth Woogle on July 22, 2013, 09:54:14 pm
Yeah, like Rocketburn said, Seasons 10 and 11 are the only ones that were made available on DVD. There's always YouTube (in varying quality), and I do have a number of older episodes taped on VHS (also in varying quality), but yes, it is VERY frustrating.

And FWIW, "Brain's Shocking Secret" is one of my favorite episodes, and I also love watching "Emily Swallows a Horse" just for the part where D.W. is stalking Emily through her kitchen window.
That sounds so funny out of context! XD
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Bionic Bunny on July 23, 2013, 09:06:18 pm
Actually,Seasons 1-4 were released on DVD in Europe,not North America.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: ralfsmouse on July 23, 2013, 09:43:32 pm
Actually,Seasons 1-4 were released on DVD in Europe,not North America.

I know, but it is always an option to rip them on a computer and burn them again. Or you could rip them and put them on an apple tv or similar device.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Crossover Dreamer on July 25, 2013, 09:14:14 pm
I like "Phony Fern," "Brain's Shocking Secret," "Baby Kate and the Imaginary Mystery," "Strangers on a Train," "When Carl Met George," and "D.W. Swims with the Fishes." I'm not sure which season 16 episodes I like. I'll have to think about it. I also wish that PBS played the Arthur episodes in chronological order like almost every other TV show.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Mr. Rocketburn on August 03, 2013, 02:09:23 am
8/05: "The Making of Arthur / Dancing Fools" (11-6)
8/06: "Is That Kosher? / Never, Never, Never" (12-1)
8/07: "Francine's Pilfered Paper / Buster Gets Real" (11-8)
8/08: "Fern and the Case of the Stolen Story / Sue Ellen Vegges Out" (16-9)
8/09: "Big Brother Binky" (11-10)

8/12: "D.W.'s Stray Netkitten / Bats in the Belfry" (12-3)
8/13: "So Funny I Forgot to Laugh / The Best Day Ever" (16-10)
8/14: "For the Birds / Ungifted" (12-4)
8/15: "The Chronicles of Buster / On This Spot" (12-5)
8/16: "The Cherry Tree / Matchmaker, Matchbreaker (12-6)


As expected, "Room to Ride / The Frensky Family Fiasco" is skipped from the Season 12 rotation.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Mr. Rocketburn on August 17, 2013, 12:43:33 am
Next week will be a straight run of the rest of Season 12, followed by Season 5! ;D It will alternate with Season 13, and this rotation appears to skip "No Acting Please / Prunella and the Disappointing Ending" for some reason (and I'm sure "The Great MacGrady" will get skipped...)

08/19: "War of the Worms / I Owe You One" (12-7)
08/20: "The Blackout / Mei Lin Takes a Stand" (12-8)
08/21: "Home Sweet Home / Do You Believe in Magic?" (12-9)
08/22: "The Perfect Game / D.W.'s Furry Freakout" (12-10)
08/23: "Arthur and the Big Riddle / Double Dare" (5-1)

08/26: "The Silent Treatment / Kung Fool" (13-2)
08/27: "Kids Are From Earth, Parents Are From Pluto / Nerves of Steal" (5-2)
08/28: "Arthur's Number Nightmare / Brain Gets Hooked" (13-3)
08/29: "It's a No-Brainer / The Shore Thing" (5-3)
08/30: "MacFrensky / The Good, the Bad, and the Binky" (13-4)
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Crossover Dreamer on August 27, 2013, 10:47:20 am
Season 5 is one of my least favorite seasons. I do like "Kids are from Earth, Parents Are from Pluto." Especially the intro and the "And Now, A Word from Us Parents" segment.

I think that season 13 is one of the better of the newer seasons.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Mr. Rocketburn on August 31, 2013, 01:05:50 pm
The pattern continues, with "Acting/Ending" showing up in place of "The Great MacGrady" and "Carl/Fishes" again after just over a month since its last airing as part of "Arthur Sports Week".

9/02: "The World Record / The Cave" (5.4)
9/03: "No Acting, Please / Prunella and the Disappointing Ending" (13.1)
9/04: "The Lousy Week / You Are Arthur" (5.5)
9/05: "When Carl Met George / D.W. Swims with the Fishes" (13.6)
9/06: "The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Tibble / The Secret Guardians" (13.7)

9/09: "The Election / Francine Goes to War" (5.6)
9/10: "Fernlets by Fern / Prunella and the Haunted Locker" (13.8)
9/11: "Paradise Lost / The Pride of Lakewood" (13.9)
9/12: "Sleep No More / Pet Peeved" (5.7)
9/13: "Looking for Bonnie / The Secret Origin of Supernova" (13.10)
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Snowth Woogle on September 01, 2013, 11:41:14 am
Again, having looked at that link that was provided by DW, we're not getting anything good all through September, and so far this has been like a four month streak of hardly anything good to watch, and that's the longest we've ever been deprived of the good stuff! 6-8 weeks at the most usually, but FOUR FREAKIN' MONTHS! I'm REALLY getting sick of this! I really do need to break out old tapes and fire up YouTube, because I am going through some serious withdrawals right now.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Ladonna Compson on September 02, 2013, 08:12:04 pm
Oh, Wow. I just watch all the episodes on YouTube.  ::) And believe me, give or take a few of season 16, I have seen Every.Flippin'. Episode. I checked!  ;D
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Bionic Bunny on September 03, 2013, 05:46:22 pm
I just hope that PBS will air at least seasons 4 & 3 after 5 this month.I mean,SERIOUSLY,the guy running PBS must be on crack or something.It would help if they would release the first five seasons on DVD in North America,but that doesn't look like that will happen anytime soon.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Ladonna Compson on September 04, 2013, 11:28:09 pm
yep, even that one.  :o I'm still having nightmares.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: ralfsmouse on September 05, 2013, 12:48:13 am
I didn't think that "Arthur's New Friend" was that terrible. The episode itself was good, or at least pretty decent. The voiceover for the name could have been a LOT better, and the way the faces were put on the video was creepy, but as far as the entire thing goes, it wasn't the worst.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Snowth Woogle on September 05, 2013, 03:31:42 pm
Okay, now I feel like I'm out of the loop, so I have to ask, what is this "Arthur's New Friend" episode that's apparently not an episode?  ???
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Roabe on September 05, 2013, 05:38:47 pm
Remember those "Kideo" videos from about 10 years ago where you send in a picture of you or your child, and they paste the face on to a generic cartoon character?

"Arthur's New Friend" was that...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3898dPx9g0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3898dPx9g0)

Michael Yarmush still seemed to be the voice of Arthur here, so it must have been made around Season 5 or so.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Snowth Woogle on September 05, 2013, 06:01:36 pm
Bwaahahahahahahahahahaha!

WHAT?! WHAT?! What did I just watch?! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

ANDY! ANDY! ANDY!
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Ladonna Compson on September 05, 2013, 11:11:39 pm
*screeches.* it burns! it BURNS us! *chokes.*
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Ladonna Compson on September 05, 2013, 11:20:58 pm
"andy!" burns us, anyway. the rest i am laughing over.

dang. all of s16 looks like crap again.  >:(
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Ladonna Compson on September 05, 2013, 11:37:09 pm
when mr ratburn came up to arthur with his suggestion, i thought he would say," ANDY! can eat..cake..."

imagine the brain singing that song near the end.

*sees chocolate cake in video. looks around.* wheres mr. ratburn?

george:mm, nice cookie! francine:thats a napkin. george.: oh! hahaha... (what he was thinking, "well, with busters cooking...)

there are so many jokes you can think up during this episode.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Snowth Woogle on September 06, 2013, 01:33:19 pm
Y'know, the more I think about it, the way Arthur keeps saying, "ANDY!" reminds me of that scene from PEE-WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Ladonna Compson on September 09, 2013, 02:23:39 am
i just spewed hot cocoa all over the computer.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Snowth Woogle on September 12, 2013, 12:17:32 pm
Okay, pardon my French, but DAY-YUM!

I took a look at the schedule that DW provided earlier in the thread, and up till the end of October, there's only ONE good episode that's going to be aired, and that's "What Scared Sue Ellen?/Clarissa is ****" on Oct 28. That's the ONLY one we have to look forward to in the next month and a half! They're depriving us of "Buster's Breathless/The Fright Stuff" on Halloween again this year, and that used to be the only time of year to see that episode (much like how "D.W. Goes to Washington/Arthur's Mystery Envelope" used to only be seen on Memorial Day).

I'm surprised "April 9th" wasn't aired yesterday since that's their response to 9-11 episode.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Bionic Bunny on September 24, 2013, 07:36:54 pm
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"What Scared Sue Ellen/Clarissa Is ****" is the only episode we can look forward to??????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well,I don't really care,cuz I just watched "Arthur's Big Hit".Love that episode.(BUT I DON'T PROMOTE HITTING I JUST LIKE IT OKAY?)
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Ladonna Compson on September 25, 2013, 02:18:09 pm
i never saw how that promoted hitting. it was all about not hitting people, (unless you are annoyed by d.w. than its a revenge episode.  8) )
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Bionic Bunny on September 26, 2013, 08:08:33 pm
I know,right?
People always have to make a big deal about everything.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Earwig on October 15, 2013, 09:33:28 pm
yep, even that one.  :o I'm still having nightmares.
Even the lesbian episode Sugartime from Postcards from Buster?
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Ladonna Compson on October 16, 2013, 10:07:45 pm
*yawn* I watched it to see what all the fuss was about. I wouldn't be surprised if they took it off the channels because of the bad acting. (then again, I'm surprised they didn't do that for ALL PFB episodes.) I am not pro-gay, (I know, so old-fashioned.  :P ) but that episode wasn't anything to get worked up about.   ::)
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Earwig on October 17, 2013, 12:15:02 am
How true. The kid with 2 mom's was really no  big deal.  We were all expecting naked mud wrestling or something when the  federal government went on the crusade. I don't know why George's Bush's education minister got in such a big snit over something so trivial. I think it had more to do with the republican party wanting to punish big bad PBS.

PS the acting was bad because it was not acting . It was documentary unless you are saying Buster or the band were bad acting. The band was pretty bad now that I think about it. They were singer musicians not actors. Bad idea.

Glad you guys saw it . It isn't shown in many places in the US. Only a few affiliates run the original version.

*yawn* I watched it to see what all the fuss was about. I wouldn't be surprised if they took it off the channels because of the bad acting. (then again, I'm surprised they didn't do that for ALL PFB episodes.) I am not pro-gay, (I know, so old-fashioned.  :P ) but that episode wasn't anything to get worked up about.   ::)
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Snowth Woogle on October 30, 2013, 12:23:12 pm
I had thought that "What Scared Sue Ellen/Clarissa is ****" was supposed to be on sometime this month, so I went back to check the schedule, and it said it was airing on Monday, October 28... believe it or not, my PBS pre-empted ARTHUR that day for some hour-long CURIOUS GEORGE Halloween special.  :P

Oh well, at least "Fernkenstein's Monster/D.W., Dancing Queen" is on today, that's a good one.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: A Lotta Moms on October 30, 2013, 04:22:25 pm
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I think it had more to do with the republican party wanting to punish big bad PBS.

To think!  After all he's done for them, too...  :'(

(http://i.usatoday.net/life/gallery/_dayinlife/2008/03/l080324/l080324_bushes.jpg)
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Snowth Woogle on October 30, 2013, 05:36:06 pm
Well dang! For some reason, ARTHUR'S pre-empted AGAIN today, this time, for Biz Kid$...

Gee whiz, the only two times GOOD ARTHUR episodes were playing this week, and they get pre-empted both times... it's like this is a conspiracy theory or something!

Well... *Sigh* at least I got "What Scared Sue Ellen?/Clarissa is ****" on tape, and I guess I can head to YouTube for "Fernkenstein's Monster/D.W., Dancing Queen". Ugh.

One thing though, I'll have to get used to ARTHUR being on 4:30 again; it actually USED to be on 4:30 YEARS ago, then a few years back it was bumped up to 4:00, which took getting used to, and now it's back at 4:30 again, which I'll have to get used to again. :p
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: JAO93 on October 30, 2013, 06:52:34 pm
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Well dang! For some reason, ARTHUR'S pre-empted AGAIN today, this time, for Biz Kid$...

In the age of harsh economies, lessons in money handling are viewed as more important than the adventures of cartoon animal-people - a sign of the times. I don't think the newer seasons are doing as well as one would hope, and reruns only gather so much in the ratings after a while. It doesn't help PBS tends to cycle shows around, and programs that have been running longer are usually more prone to getting shafted than something created within the last 5 years.

I don't remember when Arthur aired on the local stations back in its heyday - I'll have to see if the archives reveal anything. WPT no longer airs it, but MPTV still does - 6 AM and 3:30 PM. The 6 AM time is probably more for those who wish to record the show instead of expecting anyone to be up at that time.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: A Lotta Moms on October 30, 2013, 07:53:07 pm
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In the age of harsh economies, lessons in money handling are viewed as more important than the adventures of cartoon animal-people - a sign of the times.

All the more reason to rerun all of those classic Muffy episodes in which she imparts her priceless knowledge of how to make money at the expense of others...  ;)
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Jekyll Jekyll Hyde on November 01, 2013, 09:31:08 am
When I looked at the December schedule earlier, I was desperate to see some god old quality stuff, but NOTHING was there, not even anything past season 9!
Season 16 episodes 8-10 are going to rerun in December, but other than that, nothing else is there.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Snowth Woogle on November 05, 2013, 05:50:40 pm
I disagree; looking at the December schedule, I see Season 8 will be airing in rotation with 16... 8 was really the last good season the show had - I see a number of my favorites airing in December, so that's definitely something to look forward to! Not to mention, as always, the Season 1 finale, "Arthur's First Sleepover / Arthur's New Year's Eve" is reserved for, well, New Year's Eve. :p

But, ahh, it sure was nice to finally see a good episode again for once today (well, half of one, anyway). But whenever I watch "Cast Away", it brings something to mind... the family dynamics almost seem like a divorce, which I'm sure wasn't the intention, but the way Arthur and D.W. argue over who gets to spend the weekend with which parent, it just almost feels like they're divorced: like the way Arthur and D.W. particularly fight over who gets to spend the weekend with David makes it seem like Jane has custody of them and like the weekends are visitation rights or something. Or maybe I'm just not used to having siblings around (I was a menopause baby, my siblings were pretty much grown up and out of the house by the time I came along) and aren't familiar with those kind of compromises. "Cast Away" is still good nonetheless.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Snowth Woogle on November 06, 2013, 06:53:38 pm
Okay, so based on the schedules that we've been keeping up with in this thread over the year, I took the liberty of putting together a timeline for the entire year, to see just exactly how often good episodes were aired and how often bad episodes were aired, in just this past year. Good episodes are presented in green, bad episodes in red, and Season 16 and 17 are yellow since they're more subjective.

Also, there are a number of dates that I wasn't able to record information for, so the fact that nothing was mentioned for those specific dates indicates that bad episodes were aired those days.

1/01: N/A
1/02: N/A
1/03: N/A
1/04: N/A
1/07: N/A
1/08: N/A
1/09: N/A
1/10: N/A
1/11: N/A
1/14: N/A
1/15: N/A
1/16: N/A
1/17: N/A
1/18: N/A
1/21: N/A
1/22: N/A
1/23: N/A
1/24: N/A
1/25: N/A
1/28: N/A
1/29: N/A
1/30: N/A
1/31: N/A
2/01: N/A
2/04: N/A
2/05: N/A
2/06: N/A
2/07: N/A
2/08: N/A
2/11: N/A
2/12: N/A
2/13: N/A
2/14:  “Flea to Be You and Me / Kiss and Tell”
2/15: N/A
2/18: N/A
2/19: N/A
2/20: N/A
2/21: N/A
2/22: N/A
2/25: N/A
2/26: N/A
2/27: N/A
2/28: N/A
3/01: N/A
3/04: N/A
3/05: N/A
3/06: N/A
3/07: N/A
3/08: N/A
3/11: N/A
3/12: N/A
3/13: N/A
3/14: N/A
3/15: N/A
3/18: N/A
3/19: N/A
3/20: N/A
3/21: N/A
3/22: N/A
3/25: N/A
3/26: N/A
3/27: N/A
3/28: N/A
3/29: N/A
4/01: N/A
4/02: N/A
4/03:  “Francine’s Split Decision / Muffy Goes Metropolitan”
4/04: N/A
4/05: N/A
4/08:  “Ants in Arthur’s Pants / Don’t Ask Muffy”
4/09: “Muffy’s Classy Classics / Best Enemies”
4/10: N/A
4/11: N/A
4/12:  “Elwood City Turns 100!”
4/15:  “To Tibble the Truth / Waiting to Go”
4/16:  “D.W.’s Time Trouble / Buster’s Amish Mismatch”
4/17: N/A
4/18:  “Pick a Car, Any Car / Jenna’s Bedtime Blues”
4/19:  “The World of Tomorrow / Is There a Doctor in the House?”
4/22: "D.W. Thinks Big / Arthur Cleans Up"
4/23: "Dear Adil / Bitzi's Break-Up"
4/24: "The Wheel Deal / The Buster Report"
4/25: "Fernfern and the Secret of Moose Mountain / Thanks a Lot, Binky"
4/26: "The Agent of Change / D.W. Unties the Knot"
4/29: "All About D.W. / Blockheads"
4/30: "Nicked by a Name / The Play's the Thing"
5/01: "Get Smart / Baby Steps"
5/02: "Falafelosophy / The Great Lint Rush"
5/03: "Night of the Tibble / Read and Flumberghast"
05/13: "Fernkenstein's Monster / D.W. Dancing Queen"
05/14: "Vomitrocious / Sue Ellen Chickens Out"
05/15: "Is That Kosher? / Never Never Never"
05/16: "Desk Wars / Desperately Seeking Stanley"
05/17: "Muffy's Art Attack / Tales From the Crib"
05/20: "Flea to Be You and Me  / Kiss and Tell"
05/21: "The Last Tough Customer / Brain's Chess Mess"
05/22: "Big Horns George / Bleep"
05/23: "Baseball Blues / Brain's Biggest Blunder"
05/24: "Tales of Grotesquely Grim Bunny / Pet Projects"
05/27: "Buster's Book Battle / On the Buster Scale" (16)
05/28: "Follow the Bouncing Ball / Buster Baxter and the Letter From the Sea" (14)
05/29: "Fern and the Case of the Stolen Story / Sue Ellen Vegges Out" (16)
05/30: "Around the World in 11 Minutes / Muffy and the Big Bad Blog" (14)
05/31: "Arthur Unravels / All the Rage" (14)
06/03: "The Curse of the Grebes / Arthur Changes Gears" (10)
06/04: "Castles in the Sky / Tipping the Scales" (9)
06/05: "The A Team / Emily Swallows a Horse" (9)
06/06: "Francine's Big Top Trouble / George Blows His Top" (9)
06/07: "Arthur Weighs In / The Law of the Jungle Gym" (9)
6/10: "Buster's Green Thumb / My Fair Tommy" (9)
6/11: "Lights, Camera, Opera! / All Worked Up" (9)
6/12: "Arthur Makes Waves / It Came From Beyond" (9)
6/13: "Fifteen" (15)
6/14: "Three's a Crowd / A is for Angry" (9)
6/17: "D.W. Beats All / Buster the Myth Maker" (9)
6/18: "I Wanna Hold Your Hand / Whistling in the Wind" (15)
6/19: "Binky Goes Nuts / Breezy Listening Blues" (9)
6/20: "Buster's Secret Admirer / The Last King of Lambland" (15)
6/21: "Cents-less / Buster the Lounge Lizard" (15)
6/24: "To Eat or Not to Eat / S.W.E.A.T." (15)
6/25: "Happy Anniversary" (10)
6/26: "The Squirrels / Fern and Persimmony Glitchet" (10)
6/27: "Grandpa Dave's Memory Album / Buster's Carpool Catastrophe" (15)
6/28: "Desert Island Dish / The Secret About Secrets" (10)
7/01: "Prunella the Packrat / What's in a Name?" (15)
7/02: "Feeling Flush / Family Fortune" (10)
7/03: "D.W. Aims High / Flaw and Order" (10)
7/04: "Buster's Garden of Grief / Through the Looking Glasses" (15)
7/05: "The Butler Did...What? / The Trouble With Trophies" (15)
7/08: "What's Cooking? / Buster's Special Delivery" (10)
7/09: "Unfinished / D.W., Bossy Boots" (10)
7/10: "Do You Speak George? / World Girls" (10)
7/11: "Based on a True Story" (16)
7/12: "All About D.W. / Blockheads" (16)
7/15: "Swept Away / Germophobia" (11)
7/16: "Flippity Francine / Muffy Takes the Wheel" (16)
7/17: "Get Smart / Baby Steps" (16)
7/18: "Arthur Sells Out / Mind Your Manners" (11)
7/19: "Night of the Tibble / Read and Flumberghast" (16)
7/22: "Buenas Noches, Vicita / Prunella Packs It In" (11-3)
7/23: "The Last Tough Customer / Brain's Chess Mess" (16-6)
7/24: "Phony Fern / Brain's Shocking Secret" (11-4)
7/25: "Baby Kate and the Imaginary Mystery / Strangers on a Train" (11-5)
7/26: "Buster's Book Battle / On the Buster Scale" (16-8)
7/29: "Baseball Blues / Brain's Biggest Blunder" (16-7)
7/30: "The 'A' Team / Emily Swallows a Horse" (9-8)
7/31: "The Curse of the Grebes / Arthur Changes Gears" (10-6)
8/01: "When Carl Met George / D.W. Swims With the Fishes" (13-6)
8/02: "The Wheel Deal / The Buster Report" (14-1)
8/05: "The Making of Arthur / Dancing Fools" (11-6)
8/06: "Is That Kosher? / Never, Never, Never" (12-1)
8/07: "Francine's Pilfered Paper / Buster Gets Real" (11-8)
8/08: "Fern and the Case of the Stolen Story / Sue Ellen Vegges Out" (16-9)
8/09: "Big Brother Binky" (11-10)
8/12: "D.W.'s Stray Netkitten / Bats in the Belfry" (12-3)
8/13: "So Funny I Forgot to Laugh / The Best Day Ever" (16-10)
8/14: "For the Birds / Ungifted" (12-4)
8/15: "The Chronicles of Buster / On This Spot" (12-5)
8/16: "The Cherry Tree / Matchmaker, Matchbreaker (12-6)
08/19: "War of the Worms / I Owe You One" (12-7)
08/20: "The Blackout  / Mei Lin Takes a Stand" (12-8)
08/21: "Home Sweet Home / Do You Believe in Magic?" (12-9)
08/22: "The Perfect Game / D.W.'s Furry Freakout" (12-10)
08/23: "Arthur and the Big Riddle / Double Dare" (5-1)
08/26: "The Silent Treatment / Kung Fool" (13-2)
08/27: "Kids Are From Earth, Parents Are From Pluto / Nerves of Steal" (5-2)
08/28: "Arthur's Number Nightmare / Brain Gets Hooked" (13-3)
08/29: "It's a No-Brainer / The Shore Thing" (5-3)
08/30: "MacFrensky / The Good, the Bad, and the Binky" (13-4)
9/02: "The World Record / The Cave" (5.4)
9/03: "No Acting, Please / Prunella and the Disappointing Ending" (13.1)
9/04: "The Lousy Week / You Are Arthur" (5.5)
9/05: "When Carl Met George / D.W. Swims with the Fishes" (13.6)
9/06: "The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Tibble / The Secret Guardians" (13.7)
9/09: "The Election / Francine Goes to War" (5.6)
9/10: "Fernlets by Fern / Prunella and the Haunted Locker" (13.8)
9/11: "Paradise Lost / The Pride of Lakewood" (13.9)
9/12: "Sleep No More / Pet Peeved" (5.7)
9/13: "Looking for Bonnie / The Secret Origin of Supernova" (13.10)
9/16: N/A
9/17: N/A
9/18: N/A
9/19: N/A
9/20: N/A
9/23: N/A
9/24: N/A
9/25: N/A
9/26: N/A
9/27: N/A
9/30: N/A
10/01: N/A
10/02: N/A
10/03: N/A
10/04: N/A
10/07: N/A
10/08: N/A
10/09: N/A
10/10: N/A
10/11: N/A
10/14: N/A
10/15: N/A
10/16: N/A
10/17: N/A
10/18: N/A
10/21: N/A
10/22: N/A
10/23: N/A
10/24: N/A
10/25: N/A
10/28: Prempted
10/30: Prempted
10/31: “Hic or Treatment / Mr. Always Right” (11.7)
11/01: “Muffy’s Classy Classics / Best Enemies” (15.8)
11/04: “Buster’s Garden of Grief / Through the Looking Glass” (15.9)
11/05: “Cast Away / The Great Sock Mystery” (7.1)
11/06: “The Butler Did… What? / The Trouble with Trophies” (15.10)
11/07: “Francine’s Split Decision / Muffy Goes Metropolitan” (7.2)
11/08: “Ants in Arthur’s Pants / Don’t Ask Muffy” (7.3)
11/11: “Show Off / Dog’s Best Friend” (17.1)
11/12: “Adventures in Budylon / Ladonna Compson: Party Animal” (17.2)
11/13: “Molina’s Mulligan / Buster Bombs” (17.3)
11/14: “Opposites Distract / Just the Ticket” (17.4)
11/15: “All Thumbs / Kidonia” (17.5)
11/18: “To Tibble the Truth / Waiting to Go” (7.4)
11/19: “Elwood City Turns 100!” (7.5)
11/20: “The Boy Who Cried Comet / Arthur and Los Vecinos” (6.5)
11/21: “Pick a Car, Any Car / Jenna’s Bedtime Blues” (7.6)
11/22: “Based on a True Story” (16.1)
11/25: “D.W.’s Time Trouble / Buster’s Amish Mismatch” (7.7)
11/26: “Flippity Francine / Muffy Takes the Wheel” (16.2)
11/27: “The World of Tomorrow / Is There a Doctor in the House?” (7.8)
11/28: “Prunella Sees the Light / Return of the Snowball” (7.9)
11/29: “All About D.W. / Blockheads” (16.3)
12/02: “Dear Adil / Bitzi’s Breakup” (8.1)
12/03: “Get Smart / Baby Steps” (16.4)
12/04: “Night of the Tibble / Read and Flumberghast” (16.5)
12/05: “Fernfern and the Secret of Moose Mountain / Thanks a Lot, Binky!” (8.2)
12/06: “The Last Tough Customer / Brain’s Chess Mess” (16.6)
12/09: “Vomitrocious! / Sue Ellen Chickens Out” (8.5)
12/10: Prempted
12/11: “Buster’s Book Battle / On the Buster Scale” (16.7)
12/12: “Fern the Case of the Stolen Story / Sue Ellen Vegges Out” (16.9)
12/13: “So Funny I Forgot to Laugh / The Best Day Ever” (16.10)
12/16: “Desk Wars / Desperately Seeking Stanley” (8.7)
12/17: Prempted
12/18: “Muffy’s Art Attack / Tales from the Crib” (8.8)
12/19: “Big Horns George / Bleep” (8.10)
12/20: Prempted
12/23: “Arthur’s Snow Biz / Bugged” (8.3)
12/24: “Castle in the Skies / Tipping the Scale” (9.1)
12/25: Prempted
12/26: Prempted
12/27: Prempted
12/30: “Arthur’s First Sleepover / Arthur’s New Year’s Eve” (1.30)
12/31: “Arthur’s First Sleepover / Arthur’s New Year’s Eve” (1.30)

So this year, the amount of episodes that are considered good and watchable were only aired about a third or the entire year, while the rest of the year played poorer episodes, so this pretty much does confirm our suspicions that the good episodes are played considerably less than the bad episodes.

Also, notice that this past year, with the obvious exception of New Year's Eve, not once did we see an episode from the first four seasons.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Snowth Woogle on November 08, 2013, 05:55:25 pm
Also, notice that this past year, with the obvious exception of New Year's Eve, not once did we see an episode from the first four seasons.
April 22 had "D.W. Thinks Big" / "Arthur Cleans Up".
Yes, I overlooked that, sorry, thank you.

But that brings to mind another interesting note... it almost seems as if when it comes to Season 1, "D.W. Thinks Big / Arthur Cleans Up" is just about the only episode from that season that gets any mileage anymore... I wonder why? It's not exactly the greatest episode there is (Corra alone is the reason for that), and with it being the longest season, why just that one?
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Ridicus on November 10, 2013, 02:31:59 am
Strange, I watch Arthur in United Kingdom on CBBC and on weekdays it's been showing season one episodes in order starting with Arthur's eyes. I don't know why it isn't showing older episodes on PBS. Just thought that might be an interesting bit of information.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Crossover Dreamer on November 10, 2013, 09:45:40 pm
I'm not completely sure, but I think that ABC4Kids in Australia has been playing the episodes in chronological order, and I think that they've played episodes from every season. I live in the U.S., so I haven't been looking at the website's schedule very often.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Snowth Woogle on January 07, 2014, 04:56:05 pm
Looking at the link DW provided us, I see for the next two months, we only have half a good episode to look forward to: the annual Valentine's Day airing of "Kiss and Tell"; other than that, we're stuck with Seasons 9, 10, 13, 14, and 15 for the next two months.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: JAO93 on January 08, 2014, 01:25:22 am
Many of the adults that are rarely referred to on a first-name basis seem to have used multiple names over the years.
Emil Ratburn became Nigel Ratburn by the fifth season, Herb Haney became Francis Haney at some point - and of course Sarah MacGrady became Leah MacGrady by the cancer episode.

It was my impression that "Leah" in the Mystery Envelope episode was supposed to be someone else.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Snowth Woogle on February 14, 2014, 09:53:32 pm
Well... meh... today's annual airing of "Flea to Be You and Me / Kiss and Tell" was on.

*Shrug*
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Bionic Bunny on February 15, 2014, 09:13:28 pm
That's a meh episode.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: MomaLuigi on February 18, 2014, 04:01:10 pm
dis is gay....
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: A Lotta Moms on February 18, 2014, 07:03:35 pm
I wasn't too big on Flea, as I'm really not too big on talking animal episodes.  That is, unless those animals happen to be the main cast and not the animals they own in this strange, cannibalistic nightmare of a universe.

Kiss and Tell was cute, though.  I always like seeing D.W. try to assert herself on matters that are clearly beyond her tender age's appreciation and understanding.  That, and it's endlessly funny watching James get pushed around and taken advantage of considering that the Queen of Mean is his big sister.
Title: Re: Older Episode Theories
Post by: Snowth Woogle on March 02, 2014, 09:31:09 pm
Well, I see in the next two months, the rotation still isn't great, though we have a few episodes from Seasons 16 and 17, which is okay I guess.

On top of that, at the end of March, I see we do have at least one random Season 2 airing: "Water and the Brain / Arthur the Unfunny"... it honestly looks as if it's being aired for a special occasion or something, because aside from Season 16 and 17, the only other seasons we're getting are 10-12 and 15.