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Did you like Postcards From Buster?

Yes
5 (55.6%)
No
3 (33.3%)
Neutral
1 (11.1%)

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PFB: Success or Fail?
« on: September 24, 2012, 07:04:12 pm »
I'm curious as to users' opinions on Postcards From Buster.


For me, PFB wasn't the greatest, though it had some redeeming qualities. Many of the animated parts were pretty good, however the whole idea of a mostly live-action show just didn't overall work for me.

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Re: PFB: Success or Fail?
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2012, 07:09:28 pm »
I have to say, the kids on the show, for the most part, seemed like they actually enjoyed it. Sometimes the kids on Arthur seem like they really don't want to be on camera.
Buster: "Hey fresh dudes, mind if we chill your crib?"
Slink: "WHAT?!?"
Buster: "Me and my homefry here wanna be in your possum, I mean, posse!"
Toby: "What's he trying to say?"

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Re: PFB: Success or Fail?
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2012, 07:13:59 pm »
That is something that I never really even thought about, but thinking back, you're right.

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Re: PFB: Success or Fail?
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2012, 07:53:21 pm »
I think the concept itself had potential, they just didn't utilize it to the best potential... I like the idea of us seeing just what happens on these trips Buster has with his dad, and learning about different places and the people there, what they do, etc... however, I think PFB ended up turning into another tired PBS Kids gimmick of having live-action kids intertwined on the show... I'm sure they were looking to cut costs for production.

I also didn't really care for the redesign for Buster's dad... you know, prior to PFB, anytime we got any kind of glimpse of his dad, be it in a photo, or briefly in a flashback, he pretty much looked like an adult version of Buster... but here, he looks like a creepy albino man with bunny ears protruding out the top of his head.  :o

It was also a little odd trying to adjust to Buster carrying on the show himself, after all those years of being used to Arthur being the star, and Buster being his second banana.
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Re: PFB: Success or Fail?
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2012, 08:28:04 pm »
See I didn't really have a problem transitioning to Buster being the star. For some reason it just seemed to all immediately fit into place for me.

But come to think of it, it would have been awesome if PFB was entirely animated instead, sill showing different places in animated form. (Similar to Toot and Puddle, if you've seen that show)

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Re: PFB: Success or Fail?
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2012, 08:41:35 pm »
Are they still doing the Postcards from Buster segments on Arthur? It's been a while since I've seen a new episode :/
Buster: "Hey fresh dudes, mind if we chill your crib?"
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Re: PFB: Success or Fail?
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2012, 08:44:21 pm »
I'm assuming you mean the little "Postcards from You" segments? In all honesty, I'm not entirely sure...I think so for the post part, only because I'm not remembering much in the way of newer "A Word from Us Kids" section. Don't quote me on that though.

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Re: PFB: Success or Fail?
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2012, 09:57:37 pm »
Hubert said, "In all honesty, I'm not entirely sure...I think so for the post part, only because I'm not remembering much in the way of newer "A Word from Us Kids" section."
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Re: PFB: Success or Fail?
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2012, 10:02:04 pm »
Hubert said, "In all honesty, I'm not entirely sure...I think so for the post part, only because I'm not remembering much in the way of newer "A Word from Us Kids" section."

Gosh was my grammar ever terrible on that.  :P

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Re: PFB: Success or Fail?
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2013, 09:50:00 pm »
PFB was, in my opinion, a great idea. Mixing animation with live action was quite a challenge. At the animation studio they used still shots of the pre-recorded live action to match the locations of the episode.They would adapt the images in the style of Arthur. The animation started when Buster was not recording on his video camera.I think it looked good overall.We saw a bunch of kids that were active and having a great time.Buster showed us he could do more than just be a clumsy and absent minded dude. Flying in a private jet all over America with his pilot dad, what a dream!

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Re: PFB: Success or Fail?
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2013, 11:49:10 pm »
PFB was, in my opinion, a great idea. Mixing animation with live action was quite a challenge. At the animation studio they used still shots of the pre-recorded live action to match the locations of the episode.They would adapt the images in the style of Arthur. The animation started when Buster was not recording on his video camera.I think it looked good overall.We saw a bunch of kids that were active and having a great time.Buster showed us he could do more than just be a clumsy and absent minded dude. Flying in a private jet all over America with his pilot dad, what a dream!

I liked the show. The concept of the show was unique.

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Re: PFB: Success or Fail?
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2013, 03:29:25 am »
I found PFB to be a pleasant little watch.  It may not have quite had the Arthurian Magic of the original show, which I think was at least partially due to lack of an eclectic nuclear cast, but it was great fun watching Buster interact with the real world.  It was clearly aimed at being more about cultural education than teaching lessons about life and friendship (like Arthur), so I eventually took it for what it was and enjoyed it on that level.   
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Re: PFB: Success or Fail?
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2013, 04:21:21 am »
I originally gave up on Arthur just before PFB premiered. I don't recall much from PFB, though the concept sounds fairly interesting - not sure about the live-action bits though.

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Re: PFB: Success or Fail?
« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2013, 08:24:13 pm »
I originally gave up on Arthur just before PFB premiered. I don't recall much from PFB, though the concept sounds fairly interesting - not sure about the live-action bits though.
It's more like live action with some animated bits. It's really a good show, but just be aware that it's almost completely live action.

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Re: PFB: Success or Fail?
« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2013, 12:05:49 am »
I never really knew that Post Cards from buster was a Spin-off. I always thought it was just a short segment after an episode of Arthur. I guess it was Neutral for me.
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