History WMG / Arthur

25th Jun '17 10:45:36 AM nombretomado
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* Isn't >90% of Turkey's population Muslim[[note]]Though according to TheOtherWiki only a little over half of the population of Turkey actually follow Islamic traditions[[/note]]?

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* Isn't >90% of Turkey's population Muslim[[note]]Though according to TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki only a little over half of the population of Turkey actually follow Islamic traditions[[/note]]?



* TheOtherWiki states that it is a Canadian/American TV show. Animated in Canada? Probably. Set in Canada? Probably not: Washington, D.C. is listed as the capital, and they take a bus ride to Amish country. While there are Amish in Canada, they are far more prevalent in the USA.

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* TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki states that it is a Canadian/American TV show. Animated in Canada? Probably. Set in Canada? Probably not: Washington, D.C. is listed as the capital, and they take a bus ride to Amish country. While there are Amish in Canada, they are far more prevalent in the USA.
11th Apr '17 9:13:45 AM Randomfan11
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This might explain why Rattles is shown with cat, dog, and bear ears every time he takes off his hat, aside from the glaring animation errors. The reason: he's screwing people, making them play a guessing game as to what species he actually is. It does seem like a cool trick, given who he is, but he also got something to hide. Why is he hiding his true species, we'll never know, but his reasons does seem bad enough to keep it (as well as his powers) secret from people like the Tough Customers, even those he sees as his closest friends like Binky and Molly.

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This might explain why Rattles is shown with cat, dog, and bear ears every time he takes off his hat, aside from the glaring animation errors. The reason: he's screwing with people, making them (and us) play a guessing game as to what species he actually is. It does seem like a cool trick, given who he is, but he also got something to hide. Why is he hiding his true species, we'll never know, but his reasons does seem bad enough to keep it (as well as his powers) secret from people like the Tough Customers, even those he sees as his closest friends like Binky and Molly.
10th Apr '17 10:38:43 PM Randomfan11
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** It could explain why Rattles is a bully, too. He likes knitting and sewing in "Arthur Unravels", is a very skilled chess player in "Brain's Chess Mess", dances ballet on occasion (like "D.W., Dancing Queen), and frequently speaks words that are way above his school grade. But since boys having giftedness invites ridicule, Rattles chooses to act like a tough bully so no one would suspect a thing.



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.

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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.Eerie.

[[WMG: Rattles has [[MasterofIllusion illusionary powers]].]]

This might explain why Rattles is shown with cat, dog, and bear ears every time he takes off his hat, aside from the glaring animation errors. The reason: he's screwing people, making them play a guessing game as to what species he actually is. It does seem like a cool trick, given who he is, but he also got something to hide. Why is he hiding his true species, we'll never know, but his reasons does seem bad enough to keep it (as well as his powers) secret from people like the Tough Customers, even those he sees as his closest friends like Binky and Molly.
9th Apr '17 3:44:48 AM Madrugada
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** Don't underestimate seven year olds. I remember back in elementary two 4th graders were caught having sex in a bathroom. Also, on ''sexuality''. Either relating to the LGBT somehow (an gay character appears?), sex ed, related to sexuality in a vague way, one of the characters has a crush on the same gender, etc. Plus a majority of seven year olds do have an avid interest in sex. Just go to an elementary school and hear the little bugs talk. There was a study using Google and sex, even porn, related searches were in the top five for that age group.
** Exactly what it sounded like. You guys must not remember elementary well enough. Also, like I said, an episode vaguely based on something sexual related would be plausible. Something innocent enough to get past the radar and that a lot of kids his age experience. Maybe something about sex ed, the LGBT issues, or new feelings.
*** This troper remembers elementary pretty well and most certainly does NOT recall any classmates having something beyond the dimmest idea of what sex is. Talked a lot about kissing, sure, but sex? Hell no. Sex among students was unheard of until middle school. So yeah, rough school district maybe?
*** This troper had sex ed in elementary school, but it was near the end of the school year in fifth grade. Most of the class was ''eleven''; a lot of the girls had started their growth spurts even. Arthur and his class are mostly eight. Huge difference. Just because some 7-year-olds type "porn" on Google doesn't mean sex is an appropriate topic for a kids' show depicting third-graders.
*** I just want to point out that This Troper went to two different schools growing up, one in the suburbs and one downtown. I went to the suburban one for grade 1-5, and there, everything was very happy and innocent. Topics like sex were hidden until you were almost graduated, sexuality was almost non-existent, and swearing was highly uncommon. Halfway into grade 5 I transferred schools to the one downtown and went there for grades 5-8. A harsh reality kinda crashed around me: there was swearing every three seconds from all grades, little kids talking about porn and sex, and sex scandals among the higher grades. I thought the idea of being "gay" was a joke until I went there. What I'm trying to say is that your mileage may vary depending on how your grew up, and that things can differ insanely depending on area or school (just ending the "what kids are like" debate). I don't think they'll do an episode on sexuality though, since kids' TV still doesn't want to admit that girl/girl and boy/boy relationships exist.
*** I kind of had an idea of what sex was (which turned out to be right) when I was seven, and I started swearing then too. I also had crushes on members of the opposite sex, and thought about the bodies of both sexes then. We had learned about stranger danger already, and I had some pretty sick thoughts. But I knew that I was a bit messed up, and I knew nobody like the seven-year-olds the OP (?) described.
*** What if instead of sex, there was a kid that was transgender? It would cover the LGBTQ spectrum yet for the most part be kept innocent enough (not to mention educational). They can even have a background character given a day in the limelight for this.

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** Don't underestimate seven year olds. I remember back in elementary two 4th graders were caught having sex in a bathroom. Also, on ''sexuality''. Either relating to the LGBT somehow (an gay character appears?), sex ed, related to sexuality in a vague way, one of the characters has a crush on the same gender, etc. Plus a majority of seven year olds do have an avid interest in sex. Just go to an elementary school and hear the little bugs talk. There was a study using Google and sex, even porn, related searches were in the top five for that age group.
** Exactly what it sounded like. You guys must not remember elementary well enough. Also, like I said, an
An episode vaguely based on something sexual related would be plausible. Something innocent enough to get past the radar and that a lot of kids his age experience. Maybe something about sex ed, the LGBT issues, or new feelings.
*** This troper remembers elementary pretty well and most certainly does NOT recall any classmates having something beyond the dimmest idea of what sex is. Talked a lot about kissing, sure, but sex? Hell no. Sex among students was unheard of until middle school. So yeah, rough school district maybe?
*** This troper had sex ed in elementary school, but it was near the end of the school year in fifth grade. Most of the class was ''eleven''; a lot of the girls had started their growth spurts even. Arthur and his class are mostly eight. Huge difference. Just because some 7-year-olds type "porn" on Google doesn't mean sex is an appropriate topic for a kids' show depicting third-graders.
*** I just want to point out that This Troper went to two different schools growing up, one in the suburbs and one downtown. I went to the suburban one for grade 1-5, and there, everything was very happy and innocent. Topics like sex were hidden until you were almost graduated, sexuality was almost non-existent, and swearing was highly uncommon. Halfway into grade 5 I transferred schools to the one downtown and went there for grades 5-8. A harsh reality kinda crashed around me: there was swearing every three seconds from all grades, little kids talking about porn and sex, and sex scandals among the higher grades. I thought the idea of being "gay" was a joke until I went there. What I'm trying to say is that your mileage may vary depending on how your grew up, and that things can differ insanely depending on area or school (just ending the "what kids are like" debate). I don't think they'll do an episode on sexuality though, since kids' TV still doesn't want to admit that girl/girl and boy/boy relationships exist.
*** I kind of had an idea of what sex was (which turned out to be right) when I was seven, and I started swearing then too. I also had crushes on members of the opposite sex, and thought about the bodies of both sexes then. We had learned about stranger danger already, and I had some pretty sick thoughts. But I knew that I was a bit messed up, and I knew nobody like the seven-year-olds the OP (?) described.
*** What if instead of sex, there was a kid that was transgender? It would cover the LGBTQ spectrum yet for the most part be kept innocent enough (not to mention educational). They can even have a background character given a day in the limelight for this.
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Many years from now, he has written an autobiography detailing his childhood and his friends. All of the episodes were infact at different points in their lives, before and after the year of third grade (when the series seems to take place). Most of the stories are told from his perspective. Hence D.W being more bratty in some episodes or Mr.Ratburn giving homework that normally be a part of the high school curriculum. Why be unreliable? It would be dull to write what actually happened, so he embellishs it, or maybe he doesn't remember everything.

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Many years from now, he has written an autobiography detailing his childhood and his friends. All of the episodes were infact in fact at different points in their lives, before and after the year of third grade (when the series seems to take place). Most of the stories are told from his perspective. Hence D.W being more bratty in some episodes or Mr.Ratburn giving homework that normally be a part of the high school curriculum. Why be unreliable? It would be dull to write what actually happened, so he embellishs it, or maybe he doesn't remember everything.
9th Apr '17 1:13:43 AM Tenma-Yuuki
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* Thats pretty much self explanatory.

[[WMG:iI am a pedophile who wants to rape children.]]
* THE ASS WAS FAT

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* Thats That's pretty much self explanatory.

[[WMG:iI am a pedophile who wants to rape children.[[WMG:They will make an episode of Arthur about sexuality.]]
* THE ASS WAS FATThey've done a bunch of other tough topics, from cancer to cursing.
** Yeah, but for a show where the cast is ''eight''?
* There's a good chance it will only air once.
* [=TiVo=] it, kids. [[MemeticMutation Never forgets.]]
* Wasn't there some episode where Arthur started to have feelings towards Francine, but then shrugs it off? It involves a square-dance event.
** There was also a sequence (in the lice episode) where she successfully passes as a boy when hanging out in the boys' restroom after getting a haircut. I think it would be far too much to expect anything to come of [[QueerAsTropes those]] [[GenderAndSexualityTropes situations]] [[AttractiveBentGender in]] [[SweetOnPollyOliver tandem]], though, and considering it will be two to four years before any of them even start puberty, they might simply never bring up sexual attraction beyond "the opposite sex might not be totally icky" no matter how progressive society is by the time ''Arthur'' ends. Now, this subject is getting somewhat disturbing, so I'll be over at the BrainBleach Cafe.
* Arthur does episodes that the average 7-year old can relate to. A seven year old can relate to bullying, having hard teachers, knowing people with diseases (asthma, allergies, cancer), etc. No seven year old is going to be having sex! Therefore Arthur isn't going to go there!!!
** Don't underestimate seven year olds. I remember back in elementary two 4th graders were caught having sex in a bathroom. Also, on ''sexuality''. Either relating to the LGBT somehow (an gay character appears?), sex ed, related to sexuality in a vague way, one of the characters has a crush on the same gender, etc. Plus a majority of seven year olds do have an avid interest in sex. Just go to an elementary school and hear the little bugs talk. There was a study using Google and sex, even porn, related searches were in the top five for that age group.
** Exactly what it sounded like. You guys must not remember elementary well enough. Also, like I said, an episode vaguely based on something sexual related would be plausible. Something innocent enough to get past the radar and that a lot of kids his age experience. Maybe something about sex ed, the LGBT issues, or new feelings.
*** This troper remembers elementary pretty well and most certainly does NOT recall any classmates having something beyond the dimmest idea of what sex is. Talked a lot about kissing, sure, but sex? Hell no. Sex among students was unheard of until middle school. So yeah, rough school district maybe?
*** This troper had sex ed in elementary school, but it was near the end of the school year in fifth grade. Most of the class was ''eleven''; a lot of the girls had started their growth spurts even. Arthur and his class are mostly eight. Huge difference. Just because some 7-year-olds type "porn" on Google doesn't mean sex is an appropriate topic for a kids' show depicting third-graders.
*** I just want to point out that This Troper went to two different schools growing up, one in the suburbs and one downtown. I went to the suburban one for grade 1-5, and there, everything was very happy and innocent. Topics like sex were hidden until you were almost graduated, sexuality was almost non-existent, and swearing was highly uncommon. Halfway into grade 5 I transferred schools to the one downtown and went there for grades 5-8. A harsh reality kinda crashed around me: there was swearing every three seconds from all grades, little kids talking about porn and sex, and sex scandals among the higher grades. I thought the idea of being "gay" was a joke until I went there. What I'm trying to say is that your mileage may vary depending on how your grew up, and that things can differ insanely depending on area or school (just ending the "what kids are like" debate). I don't think they'll do an episode on sexuality though, since kids' TV still doesn't want to admit that girl/girl and boy/boy relationships exist.
*** I kind of had an idea of what sex was (which turned out to be right) when I was seven, and I started swearing then too. I also had crushes on members of the opposite sex, and thought about the bodies of both sexes then. We had learned about stranger danger already, and I had some pretty sick thoughts. But I knew that I was a bit messed up, and I knew nobody like the seven-year-olds the OP (?) described.
*** What if instead of sex, there was a kid that was transgender? It would cover the LGBTQ spectrum yet for the most part be kept innocent enough (not to mention educational). They can even have a background character given a day in the limelight for this.
* There's a simple reason why this won't happen, Parental groups would kill it. Look what happened to the episode of Buster's spinoff series about gay parenting.
** The episode wasn't even about gay parenting. It was about making syrup in Vermont. One of the characters just happened to have "two moms", it was only mentioned once, but people still went crazy and most stations won't air the episode. So yeah, unlikely that there will be a full-on episode about it, seeing as how the mere MENTION of gay people existing in a children's show is enough to piss people off.
* An adult in the 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.

For once, could we get an episode from Catherine's Point-of View, or Molly's? We have had views from the main cast (Arthur, Fraince, Binky, Brain, Muffy, Sue Ellen), we've had episodes from D.W.'s, Kate and Pal's point of views, and from a Pen Pal of Arthur's point of view. So why not have an episode= from the "older" side? Eight-year-olds aren't the only one who watch it; older kids watch it too (besides, we could at least get a glimpse of the high school).



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W.D. is an intersexual, they just weren't allowed to say that out loud on the programme.]]
Look at it this way: The only reason that W.D. was referred to as a "she" was because it gets old/complicated trying to refer to xir without pronouns, and most adults don't know what Spivak pronouns are, much less children. Xie was referred to as female a total of 4 times throughout the episode, where they never hesitate to refer to any other character with a gender.

Canonically, xir parents wanted a girl, so they're raising xir as a girl. However, xie wants to be a boy, and does boy things. Xir parents, holding the IdiotBall, just treat xir as a tomboy. D.W. is just as much of a tomboy as W.D. (just in different areas), yet D.W. is always referred to as "she" and always has been. W.D's parents only THINK they're letting xir be xirself, when actually, they're holding xir back quite a bit by referring to xir as a girl. In xir teen years, this will lead to a massive power/sexual struggle between W.D. and xir parents when xie finally realizes xie wants to be a real boy. If W.D. doesn't already know that xie's intersexual, it will just make it that much more difficult in xir later years.

[[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents Or I want a banana. I could be paraphrasing.]]

* OR she's just a tomboy.
* But then it wouldn't be a ''wild'' guess, would it? ;) -OP
** Ahh, I see your point, then.



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.
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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.
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Eerie.
8th Apr '17 3:39:35 PM LordTrolldom
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[[WMG:They will make an episode of Arthur about sexuality.]]
* They've done a bunch of other tough topics, from cancer to cursing.
** Yeah, but for a show where the cast is ''eight''?
* There's a good chance it will only air once.
* [=TiVo=] it, kids. [[MemeticMutation Never forgets.]]
* Wasn't there some episode where Arthur started to have feelings towards Francine, but then shrugs it off? It involves a square-dance event.
** There was also a sequence (in the lice episode) where she successfully passes as a boy when hanging out in the boys' restroom after getting a haircut. I think it would be far too much to expect anything to come of [[QueerAsTropes those]] [[GenderAndSexualityTropes situations]] [[AttractiveBentGender in]] [[SweetOnPollyOliver tandem]], though, and considering it will be two to four years before any of them even start puberty, they might simply never bring up sexual attraction beyond "the opposite sex might not be totally icky" no matter how progressive society is by the time ''Arthur'' ends. Now, this subject is getting somewhat disturbing, so I'll be over at the BrainBleach Cafe.
* Arthur does episodes that the average 7-year old can relate to. A seven year old can relate to bullying, having hard teachers, knowing people with diseases (asthma, allergies, cancer), etc. No seven year old is going to be having sex! Therefore Arthur isn't going to go there!!!
** Don't underestimate seven year olds. I remember back in elementary two 4th graders were caught having sex in a bathroom. Also, on ''sexuality''. Either relating to the LGBT somehow (an gay character appears?), sex ed, related to sexuality in a vague way, one of the characters has a crush on the same gender, etc. Plus a majority of seven year olds do have an avid interest in sex. Just go to an elementary school and hear the little bugs talk. There was a study using Google and sex, even porn, related searches were in the top five for that age group.
** Exactly what it sounded like. You guys must not remember elementary well enough. Also, like I said, an episode vaguely based on something sexual related would be plausible. Something innocent enough to get past the radar and that a lot of kids his age experience. Maybe something about sex ed, the LGBT issues, or new feelings.
*** This troper remembers elementary pretty well and most certainly does NOT recall any classmates having something beyond the dimmest idea of what sex is. Talked a lot about kissing, sure, but sex? Hell no. Sex among students was unheard of until middle school. So yeah, rough school district maybe?
*** This troper had sex ed in elementary school, but it was near the end of the school year in fifth grade. Most of the class was ''eleven''; a lot of the girls had started their growth spurts even. Arthur and his class are mostly eight. Huge difference. Just because some 7-year-olds type "porn" on Google doesn't mean sex is an appropriate topic for a kids' show depicting third-graders.
*** I just want to point out that This Troper went to two different schools growing up, one in the suburbs and one downtown. I went to the suburban one for grade 1-5, and there, everything was very happy and innocent. Topics like sex were hidden until you were almost graduated, sexuality was almost non-existent, and swearing was highly uncommon. Halfway into grade 5 I transferred schools to the one downtown and went there for grades 5-8. A harsh reality kinda crashed around me: there was swearing every three seconds from all grades, little kids talking about porn and sex, and sex scandals among the higher grades. I thought the idea of being "gay" was a joke until I went there. What I'm trying to say is that your mileage may vary depending on how your grew up, and that things can differ insanely depending on area or school (just ending the "what kids are like" debate). I don't think they'll do an episode on sexuality though, since kids' TV still doesn't want to admit that girl/girl and boy/boy relationships exist.
*** I kind of had an idea of what sex was (which turned out to be right) when I was seven, and I started swearing then too. I also had crushes on members of the opposite sex, and thought about the bodies of both sexes then. We had learned about stranger danger already, and I had some pretty sick thoughts. But I knew that I was a bit messed up, and I knew nobody like the seven-year-olds the OP (?) described.
*** What if instead of sex, there was a kid that was transgender? It would cover the LGBTQ spectrum yet for the most part be kept innocent enough (not to mention educational). They can even have a background character given a day in the limelight for this.
* There's a simple reason why this won't happen, Parental groups would kill it. Look what happened to the episode of Buster's spinoff series about gay parenting.
** The episode wasn't even about gay parenting. It was about making syrup in Vermont. One of the characters just happened to have "two moms", it was only mentioned once, but people still went crazy and most stations won't air the episode. So yeah, unlikely that there will be a full-on episode about it, seeing as how the mere MENTION of gay people existing in a children's show is enough to piss people off.
* An adult in the 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.

For once, could we get an episode from Catherine's Point-of View, or Molly's? We have had views from the main cast (Arthur, Fraince, Binky, Brain, Muffy, Sue Ellen), we've had episodes from D.W.'s, Kate and Pal's point of views, and from a Pen Pal of Arthur's point of view. So why not have an episode= from the "older" side? Eight-year-olds aren't the only one who watch it; older kids watch it too (besides, we could at least get a glimpse of the high school).

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[[WMG:They will make an episode of Arthur about sexuality.[[WMG:iI am a pedophile who wants to rape children.]]
* They've done a bunch of other tough topics, from cancer to cursing.
** Yeah, but for a show where the cast is ''eight''?
* There's a good chance it will only air once.
* [=TiVo=] it, kids. [[MemeticMutation Never forgets.]]
* Wasn't there some episode where Arthur started to have feelings towards Francine, but then shrugs it off? It involves a square-dance event.
** There was also a sequence (in the lice episode) where she successfully passes as a boy when hanging out in the boys' restroom after getting a haircut. I think it would be far too much to expect anything to come of [[QueerAsTropes those]] [[GenderAndSexualityTropes situations]] [[AttractiveBentGender in]] [[SweetOnPollyOliver tandem]], though, and considering it will be two to four years before any of them even start puberty, they might simply never bring up sexual attraction beyond "the opposite sex might not be totally icky" no matter how progressive society is by the time ''Arthur'' ends. Now, this subject is getting somewhat disturbing, so I'll be over at the BrainBleach Cafe.
* Arthur does episodes that the average 7-year old can relate to. A seven year old can relate to bullying, having hard teachers, knowing people with diseases (asthma, allergies, cancer), etc. No seven year old is going to be having sex! Therefore Arthur isn't going to go there!!!
** Don't underestimate seven year olds. I remember back in elementary two 4th graders were caught having sex in a bathroom. Also, on ''sexuality''. Either relating to the LGBT somehow (an gay character appears?), sex ed, related to sexuality in a vague way, one of the characters has a crush on the same gender, etc. Plus a majority of seven year olds do have an avid interest in sex. Just go to an elementary school and hear the little bugs talk. There was a study using Google and sex, even porn, related searches were in the top five for that age group.
** Exactly what it sounded like. You guys must not remember elementary well enough. Also, like I said, an episode vaguely based on something sexual related would be plausible. Something innocent enough to get past the radar and that a lot of kids his age experience. Maybe something about sex ed, the LGBT issues, or new feelings.
*** This troper remembers elementary pretty well and most certainly does NOT recall any classmates having something beyond the dimmest idea of what sex is. Talked a lot about kissing, sure, but sex? Hell no. Sex among students was unheard of until middle school. So yeah, rough school district maybe?
*** This troper had sex ed in elementary school, but it was near the end of the school year in fifth grade. Most of the class was ''eleven''; a lot of the girls had started their growth spurts even. Arthur and his class are mostly eight. Huge difference. Just because some 7-year-olds type "porn" on Google doesn't mean sex is an appropriate topic for a kids' show depicting third-graders.
*** I just want to point out that This Troper went to two different schools growing up, one in the suburbs and one downtown. I went to the suburban one for grade 1-5, and there, everything was very happy and innocent. Topics like sex were hidden until you were almost graduated, sexuality was almost non-existent, and swearing was highly uncommon. Halfway into grade 5 I transferred schools to the one downtown and went there for grades 5-8. A harsh reality kinda crashed around me: there was swearing every three seconds from all grades, little kids talking about porn and sex, and sex scandals among the higher grades. I thought the idea of being "gay" was a joke until I went there. What I'm trying to say is that your mileage may vary depending on how your grew up, and that things can differ insanely depending on area or school (just ending the "what kids are like" debate). I don't think they'll do an episode on sexuality though, since kids' TV still doesn't want to admit that girl/girl and boy/boy relationships exist.
*** I kind of had an idea of what sex was (which turned out to be right) when I was seven, and I started swearing then too. I also had crushes on members of the opposite sex, and thought about the bodies of both sexes then. We had learned about stranger danger already, and I had some pretty sick thoughts. But I knew that I was a bit messed up, and I knew nobody like the seven-year-olds the OP (?) described.
*** What if instead of sex, there was a kid that was transgender? It would cover the LGBTQ spectrum yet for the most part be kept innocent enough (not to mention educational). They can even have a background character given a day in the limelight for this.
* There's a simple reason why this won't happen, Parental groups would kill it. Look what happened to the episode of Buster's spinoff series about gay parenting.
** The episode wasn't even about gay parenting. It was about making syrup in Vermont. One of the characters just happened to have "two moms", it was only mentioned once, but people still went crazy and most stations won't air the episode. So yeah, unlikely that there will be a full-on episode about it, seeing as how the mere MENTION of gay people existing in a children's show is enough to piss people off.
* An adult in the 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.

For once, could we get an episode from Catherine's Point-of View, or Molly's? We have had views from the main cast (Arthur, Fraince, Binky, Brain, Muffy, Sue Ellen), we've had episodes from D.W.'s, Kate and Pal's point of views, and from a Pen Pal of Arthur's point of view. So why not have an episode= from the "older" side? Eight-year-olds aren't the only one who watch it; older kids watch it too (besides, we could at least get a glimpse of the high school).
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[[WMG: W.D. is an intersexual, they just weren't allowed to say that out loud on the programme.]]
Look at it this way: The only reason that W.D. was referred to as a "she" was because it gets old/complicated trying to refer to xir without pronouns, and most adults don't know what Spivak pronouns are, much less children. Xie was referred to as female a total of 4 times throughout the episode, where they never hesitate to refer to any other character with a gender.

Canonically, xir parents wanted a girl, so they're raising xir as a girl. However, xie wants to be a boy, and does boy things. Xir parents, holding the IdiotBall, just treat xir as a tomboy. D.W. is just as much of a tomboy as W.D. (just in different areas), yet D.W. is always referred to as "she" and always has been. W.D's parents only THINK they're letting xir be xirself, when actually, they're holding xir back quite a bit by referring to xir as a girl. In xir teen years, this will lead to a massive power/sexual struggle between W.D. and xir parents when xie finally realizes xie wants to be a real boy. If W.D. doesn't already know that xie's intersexual, it will just make it that much more difficult in xir later years.

[[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents Or I want a banana. I could be paraphrasing.]]

* OR she's just a tomboy.
* But then it wouldn't be a ''wild'' guess, would it? ;) -OP
** Ahh, I see your point, then.

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[[WMG: W.D. is an intersexual, they just weren't allowed to say that out loud on the programme.]]
Look at it this way: The only reason that W.D. was referred to as a "she" was because it gets old/complicated trying to refer to xir without pronouns, and most adults don't know what Spivak pronouns are, much less children. Xie was referred to as female a total of 4 times throughout the episode, where they never hesitate to refer to any other character with a gender.

Canonically, xir parents wanted a girl, so they're raising xir as a girl. However, xie wants to be a boy, and does boy things. Xir parents, holding the IdiotBall, just treat xir as a tomboy. D.W. is just as much of a tomboy as W.D. (just in different areas), yet D.W. is always referred to as "she" and always has been. W.D's parents only THINK they're letting xir be xirself, when actually, they're holding xir back quite a bit by referring to xir as a girl. In xir teen years, this will lead to a massive power/sexual struggle between W.D. and xir parents when xie finally realizes xie wants to be a real boy. If W.D. doesn't already know that xie's intersexual, it will just make it that much more difficult in xir later years.

[[WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents Or I want a banana. I could be paraphrasing.]]

* OR she's just a tomboy.
* But then it wouldn't be a ''wild'' guess, would it? ;) -OP
** Ahh, I see your point, then.
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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.
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