History WesternAnimation / Arthur

31st Aug '16 7:31:51 PM tyrekecorrea
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** Maria (a rabbit girl in the same class as the main characters [[TheVoiceless who has never talked)]] received her own episode in Season 19.

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** Maria (a rabbit girl in the same class as the main characters [[TheVoiceless who has never talked)]] talked]]) received her own episode in Season 19.
31st Aug '16 6:56:58 PM kablammin45
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* Muffy is still something of a SpoiledBrat who believes ItsAllAboutMe. However, she has slowly developed more empathy in later seasons. Examples include:

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* ** Muffy is still something of a SpoiledBrat who believes ItsAllAboutMe. However, she has slowly developed more empathy in later seasons. Examples include:



* D.W. seems to be maturing of late, perhaps because of positive influences from Bud and Ladonna Compson.
* In early seasons, Mr. Ratburn would assign insane amounts of homework, such as filling in a map of the entire world. He also seemed like a somewhat aloof and scholarly person. Of course, that could be due to UnreliableNarrator, but this has been toned way down recently. Now he's still strict and dedicated to his students' educations, but seems to be much warmer and more relatable.

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* ** D.W. seems to be maturing of late, perhaps because of positive influences from Bud and Ladonna Compson.
* ** In early seasons, Mr. Ratburn would assign insane amounts of homework, such as filling in a map of the entire world. He also seemed like a somewhat aloof and scholarly person. Of course, that could be due to UnreliableNarrator, but this has been toned way down recently. Now he's still strict and dedicated to his students' educations, but seems to be much warmer and more relatable.



* CompressedVice: Arthur not getting enough exercise in "Arthur Weighs In"

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* CompressedVice: CompressedVice:
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Arthur not getting enough exercise in "Arthur Weighs In"In".
** Resident CloudCuckooLander Buster losing interest in Bionic Bunny in favor of a reality show about grocery store workers in "Buster Gets Real" because it's more true to life. The events of the episode happen solely for Arthur to learn that you can still be friends with someone with different interests than you. To top it off, Buster's interest in the reality show didn't last beyond this episode and he has since been shown still enjoying Bionic Bunny.
** Arthur's infamous bullying streak in "So Funny I Forgot To Laugh" is an especially blatant case of this, as Arthur is known for being a NiceGuy and was a frequent bullying target himself. Yet he was made one here for no other reason than to have an anti-bullying moral.
25th Aug '16 12:50:04 AM PaulA
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The show has received praise for its witty humor and many {{Shout Out}}s, most of which fall into the ParentalBonus category, though the show is first and foremost for children under seven years of age (and one of the first of many {{Anvilicious}} animated shows found in that demographic). Nonetheless, it is '''the''' [[LongRunner longest-running]] children's animated series, and the second [[LongRunner longest-running]] U.S. animated series in general after ''{{WesternAnimation/The Simpsons}}''.

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The show has received praise for its witty humor and many {{Shout Out}}s, most of which fall into the ParentalBonus category, though the show is first and foremost for children under seven years of age (and one of the first of many {{Anvilicious}} animated shows found in that demographic). Nonetheless, it is '''the''' [[LongRunner longest-running]] longest-running children's animated series, and the second [[LongRunner longest-running]] longest-running U.S. animated series in general after ''{{WesternAnimation/The Simpsons}}''.
''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.



* LongRunner: ''16 seasons'' and still going. Since ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill''[='=]s cancellation, it is the second longest running cartoon series still on, with the first being ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.
* LongRunnerTechMarchesOn: Seeing that this is a LongRunner, you see this when comparing the show's tech in early episodes to newer ones.
* LongRunningBookSeries: Though the TV show didn't come out until 1996, the books went from 1976 to 2011. There were at least 26 books in the main ''Arthur Adventure'' series, at least a dozen ''D.W.'' books, 29 chapter books based on television episodes, seven "Good Sports" chapter books & at least 25 other spinoff and activity books.

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* LongRunner: ''16 seasons'' and still going. Since ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill''[='=]s cancellation, it is the second longest running cartoon series still on, with the first being ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''.
* LongRunnerTechMarchesOn: Seeing that this is a LongRunner, long runner, you see this when comparing the show's tech in early episodes to newer ones.
* LongRunningBookSeries: Though the TV show didn't come out until 1996, the books went from 1976 to 2011. There were at least 26 books in the main ''Arthur Adventure'' series, at least a dozen ''D.W.'' books, 29 chapter books based on television episodes, seven "Good Sports" chapter books & at least 25 other spinoff and activity books.
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23rd Aug '16 11:27:50 AM tyrekecorrea
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* BirthdayEpisode: "Arthur's Birthday"; "D.W.'s Perfect Wish; "Prunella Gets it Twice".

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* BirthdayEpisode: "Arthur's Birthday"; "D.W.'s Perfect Wish; "Prunella Gets it Twice".Twice"; "Surprise!"
10th Aug '16 6:01:25 AM Spinosegnosaurus77
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''Arthur'' is a book series by Marc Brown and a kids' show that started on Creator/{{PBS}} in 1996 (produced by WGBH Boston), where everyone in the series is some sort of animal. The show follows mild-mannered, bespectacled aardvark Arthur Read and his [[TrueCompanions band of friends]] as they go through the third grade and some seven summer vacations. They have to deal with bullies, various issues like allergies and learning disorders, and tons of homework given out by their overly enthusiastic teacher, Mr. Ratburn, all in the show's own way.

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''Arthur'' is a children's book series by Marc Brown and a kids' show that started on Creator/{{PBS}} in 1996 (produced by WGBH Boston), where everyone in the series is some sort of animal. The show follows mild-mannered, bespectacled aardvark Arthur Read and his [[TrueCompanions band of friends]] as they go through the third grade and some seven summer vacations. They have to deal with bullies, various issues like allergies and learning disorders, and tons of homework given out by their overly enthusiastic teacher, Mr. Ratburn, all in the show's own way.
10th Aug '16 4:12:03 AM Morgenthaler
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** The episode "The Contest" is composed of a series of such shifts, including parodies of ''DrKatz'', ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'', ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'', Wrestling/{{WWE}}, and even ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. The [[DrKatz former]] and [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark latter]] were animated in Squigglevision and construction paper, respectively.

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** The episode "The Contest" is composed of a series of such shifts, including parodies of ''DrKatz'', ''WesternAnimation/DrKatzProfessionalTherapist'', ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'', ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'', Wrestling/{{WWE}}, and even ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. The [[DrKatz former]] and [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark latter]] were animated in Squigglevision and construction paper, respectively.
10th Aug '16 4:07:14 AM Morgenthaler
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** S4's "The Contest" included obvious parodies of Wrestling/{{WWE}}, ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'', and ''DrKatzProfessionalTherapist''.

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** S4's "The Contest" included obvious parodies of Wrestling/{{WWE}}, ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'', and ''DrKatzProfessionalTherapist''.''WesternAnimation/DrKatzProfessionalTherapist''.
7th Aug '16 5:45:46 PM LtFedora
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* NoodleIncident: In "Francine's Split Decision," Buster tries to recall their recent defeats at the hands of Mighty Mountain, recalling the events of "Friday the 13th" and "The Big Blowup." After being reminded that they won those games, Buster mentions a jai alai tournament, which they immediately wince at the memory of as a "complete disaster."
6th Aug '16 10:06:53 PM legoking831
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** "Buster Baxter, Cat Saver" has a small B-plot of D.W. driving Arthur crazy with the "Crazy Bus" song. The episode it's paired with ("Play it Again, D.W.") has this as the main focus.
** "Buster's Back" sets up Buster's return back to Elwood City after his absence for a large chunk of the second season; "The Ballad of Buster Baxter" continues the plot by focusing more on what has changed since he's been gone.
** "Meet Binky" continues the plot surrounding [[spoiler:the band that wrote graffiti all over the school]] from "Binky Rules".
6th Aug '16 9:59:54 PM legoking831
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** Played much more straight with the Tibbles' grandmother, who consistently refers to her children as "angels" completely oblivious to all the trouble they constantly get themselves into.
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