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22nd Oct '16 12:41:56 PM EnglishGuruLady
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[[WMG: D.W. is masterminding the entire show from behind the scenes in order to make herself seem more sympathetic.]]

Season 20 gives us an episode called "Cereal," where Buster makes his own podcast. It's sort of an ''Unsolved Mysteries'' or ''Criminal Minds'' spoof, and centers on D.W.'s accusation that Arthur took her last box of Puffy Unicorn Crunch. The thing is, not only does D.W. believe Arthur did this, but so does Buster, and so do all of Arthur's friends.

Of course, this isn't the first time Arthur's friends have taken up for D.W. against him--see "Arthur's Big Hit" for instance. But at least then, Arthur had actually done something wrong. Here, he is being accused of the pettiest crime imaginable (leaving aside [[NeverLiveItDown the whole snowball incident.]] One wonders why eight- and nine-year-olds would keep doing this, especially since so many of them seem to be much smarter than average.

The explanation that comes to mind is a bit of PoisonOakEpilepticTrees: D.W. is a gifted mastermind (with or without shades of Asperger's; see above WMG on that). She has somehow engineered the entire show so that even if episodes are not in her POV or make her unsympathetic, she can control them and make herself out to be a MarySue. This also explains why nobody ever gets older, even after "The Last Day." D.W. fears--perhaps knows--that the other characters' aging would mean her reign of terror would be toppled. Eerie.
21st Oct '16 11:59:20 AM tyrekecorrea
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** Arthur's Perfect Christmas also depicts the Reads walking out of a church, so they are at least mildly observant Christians.
24th Sep '16 4:24:22 PM nombretomado
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[[WMG: Arthur is an alternate version of CloneHigh.]]

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[[WMG: Arthur is an alternate version of CloneHigh.''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh''.]]
25th Aug '16 12:48:54 AM PaulA
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Outside of the evidence outlined above, the Arthur Wiki reveals that [[spoiler: an episode in Season 18 will have Brain seeing a therapist after a big storm hits Elwood City.]] Brain is apparently going to be the first character to do this, but if the show lasts much longer--and it being a LongRunner, that's a possibility--we could see Fern undergoing counseling as well.

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Outside of the evidence outlined above, the Arthur Wiki reveals that [[spoiler: an episode in Season 18 will have Brain seeing a therapist after a big storm hits Elwood City.]] Brain is apparently going to be the first character to do this, but if the show lasts much longer--and it being a LongRunner, long runner, that's a possibility--we could see Fern undergoing counseling as well.
21st Aug '16 11:14:32 AM EnglishGuruLady
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[[WMG: Binky is actually a gifted kid.]]

He was HeldBackInSchool, but there is evidence to suggest he's much smarter than he lets on. He's particularly gifted in art and music--not many other third-graders fully grasp Bizet's ''Carmen'' or catch an art museum curator's mistake (see "Binky Barnes, Art Expert.") Like many kids, especially boys, he may have chosen to hide giftedness behind his bullying exterior and dumb himself down, thus explaining his often poor grades. Since he has been showing his gentler side more in later seasons, one could infer he has found an accepting group of friends in Arthur et. al.

[[WMG: Mr. Cramp, also known as MC, did not [[spoiler: choose to teach third grade instead of fourth.]] Instead, he was counseled into it or outright forced.]]

Mr. Ratburn tells the kids [[spoiler: M.C. chose to teach third grade]], but this is often what faculty tells students when they don't want to get into administrative politics or can't reveal adult decisions. Under this theory, Mr. Haney [[spoiler: either counseled M.C. to teach third]] or basically said, "You must do this to work here." Why? Because fourth grade is traditionally when the elementary school curriculum becomes much more difficult. The administration may have observed M.C.'s HippieTeacher tactics and decided he was a bad fit for that particular curriculum, as well as for a large group of students who'd been under Ratburn's tutelage.
16th Aug '16 12:24:39 PM tyrekecorrea
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[[WMG: Mighty Mountain is a specialized school.]]
* We know that Mighty Mountain has a strong athletics program, but Marina attends the school as well, and is able to access the resources that she needs there. Carl and Lydia apparently don't attend Lakewood Elementary, but there's nothing to rule out their attending Mighty Mountain. Perhaps Mighty Mountain is renowned for both athletic success and a strong special education program.
6th Aug '16 8:19:17 PM Keniko
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** Mr. Toad is a pet-pimp.
6th Aug '16 8:16:08 PM Keniko
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[[WMG: Carl grows up to be [Series/TheBigBangTheory Sheldon Cooper]]

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[[WMG: Carl grows up to be [Series/TheBigBangTheory Series/TheBigBangTheory Sheldon Cooper]]
6th Aug '16 8:14:51 PM Keniko
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[[WMG: Carl grows up to be [Series/TheBigBangTheory Sheldon Cooper]]]]

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[[WMG: Carl grows up to be [Series/TheBigBangTheory Sheldon Cooper]]]]Cooper]]
6th Aug '16 7:40:13 PM Keniko
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* An adult in the kids life could be out as gay or bi, and bring in another character of the same gender to show. Seven/eight is a little young for kids to really know about the complexity of sexuality, but having a parent come out will allow the writers to show that it is all right and there is nothing to worry about if a person in their life is gay.

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* An adult in the kids kid's life could be out as gay or bi, and bring in another character of the same gender to show. Seven/eight is a little young for kids to really know about the complexity of sexuality, but having a parent come out will allow the writers to show that it is all right and there is nothing to worry about if a person in their life is gay.
* Talking about sexuality doesn't mean talking about sex. As a previous troper said, a lot of children their age don't talk or even care about sex, although it may vary based on where you live. The could do an episode about a character with a crush on someone of the same gender (kids can have and understand crushes at younger ages than that), or about an adult who was gay, or about a transgender character.
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