History WesternAnimation / Arthur

20th Apr '18 12:36:23 PM PDL
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** Averted in "The Great [=McGrady=]" where it's explicitly said Mrs. [=McGrady=] has cancer.

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** Averted in "The Great [=McGrady=]" where it's explicitly said Mrs. [=McGrady=] has cancer. What kind of cancer though? That isn't mentioned (nor was it needed).



** In S4's "Hide and Snake", when Arthur and his friends (correctly) guess the snake Arthur brought home is loose in his room, they immediately climb on anything higher than the floor. Binky in particular chose a stepping stool.

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** In S4's "Hide and Snake", when Arthur and his friends (correctly) guess the snake Arthur brought home is loose in his room, they immediately climb on anything higher than the floor. Binky in particular chose a stepping stool. This is justified because there was a distinct possibility that it was a highly venomous coral snake.



* FurryConfusion: Plenty. See FridgeLogic and the FurryConfusion page for most of them, but one that makes sense in-universe but is still amusing is Mr. Morris. He has various food allergies, "but not chocolate. Thank goodness!" Did we mention Mr. Morris is a dog? You can also visit the western animation [[FurryConfusion/WesternAnimation Furry Confusion]] page for an extensive listing of the show's issues with this.

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* FurryConfusion: Plenty. See FridgeLogic and the FurryConfusion page for most of them, but one that makes sense in-universe but is still amusing is Mr. Morris. He has various food allergies, "but not chocolate. Thank goodness!" Did we mention Mr. Morris is a dog? You can also visit the western animation [[FurryConfusion/WesternAnimation Arthur [[FurryConfusion/{{Arthur}} Furry Confusion]] page for an extensive listing of the show's issues with this.
19th Apr '18 9:59:05 PM JMQwilleran
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** Subverted for "Is There a Doctor in the House?": both the Read parents get sick with an illness whose symptoms are sneezing, coughing and sleepiness. It's not specified within the episode, but on Mrs. Read's page on the [[WordOfGod official website]], she says it was a cold.

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** Subverted for "Is There a Doctor in the House?": both the Read parents get sick with an illness whose symptoms are sneezing, coughing and sleepiness. It's not specified within the episode, but on Mrs. Read's page on the [[WordOfGod official website]], she says it was a cold. That's also what official summary listings say about it.



* DomesticApplianceDisaster: In "Is There A Doctor in the House?", Arthur and D.W. try to take on the household chores after Mrs. Read get sick with a bad cold. It doesn't go well - Arthur causes the vacuum cleaner to start smoking by vacuuming up paper clips and other objects that are too large for it, the dishwasher doesn't clean the dishes properly because they weren't scraped first and the detergent door wasn't closed, and there's other problems as well that aren't even related to appliances. Mr. Read is less than happy, especially when he discovers D.W. cut a hole in his pajamas to try to hang them, but can't grump about it too much, as he's coming down with the cold too. Fortunately, both of them turn out to be fast learners. The next day they wash the dishes by hand and are otherwise smarter in their chores, negating Mr. and Mrs. Read's plan to call in Grandma Thora for help.

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* DomesticApplianceDisaster: In "Is There A Doctor in the House?", Arthur and D.W. try to take on the household chores after Mrs. Read get gets sick with a bad cold. It doesn't go well - Arthur causes the vacuum cleaner to start smoking by vacuuming up paper clips and other objects that are too large for it, the dishwasher doesn't clean the dishes properly because they weren't scraped first and the detergent door wasn't closed, and there's other problems as well that aren't even related to appliances. Mr. Read is less than happy, especially when he discovers D.W. cut a hole in his pajamas to try to hang them, but can't grump about it too much, as he's coming down with the cold too. Fortunately, both of them turn out to be fast learners. The next day they wash the dishes by hand and are otherwise smarter in their chores, negating Mr. and Mrs. Read's plan to call in Grandma Thora for help.
19th Apr '18 8:53:35 PM JMQwilleran
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* DomesticApplianceDisaster: In "Is There A Doctor in the House?", Arthur and D.W. try to take on the household chores after Mrs. Read get sick with a bad cold. It doesn't go well - Arthur causes the vacuum cleaner to start smoking by vacuuming up paper clips and other objects that are too large for it, the dishwasher doesn't clean the dishes properly because they weren't scraped first and the detergent door wasn't closed, and there's other problems as well that aren't even related to appliances. Mr. Read is less than happy, especially when he discovers D.W. cut a hole in his pajamas to try to hang them, but can't grump about it too much, as he's coming down with the cold too. Fortunately, both of them turn out to be fast learners. The next day they wash the dishes by hand and are otherwise smarter in their chores, negating Mr. and Mrs. Read's plan to call in Grandma Thora for help.
17th Apr '18 10:24:08 AM PDL
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* EarthDayEpisode: ''Arthur Cleans Up'' where Arthur tries to clean up the polluted town park.

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* EarthDayEpisode: EarthDayEpisode:
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''Arthur Cleans Up'' where Arthur tries to clean up the polluted town park.park.
** ''Prunella The Packrat'' takes place on Earth Day.



* EverythingsBetterWithCows: D.W.'s favorite TV show ''Mary Moo Cow'' seems to be built on this trope. Also, one of the stranger running gags of the earlier seasons was the occasional appearance of cows, often out of nowhere amidst the kids' adventures, often for no other reason than the fact that Elwood City is very close to the countryside. This has occurred much less frequently in more recent seasons.

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* EverythingsBetterWithCows: EverythingsBetterWithCows:
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D.W.'s favorite TV show ''Mary Moo Cow'' seems to be built on this trope. Also, one of the stranger running gags of the earlier seasons was the occasional appearance of cows, often out of nowhere amidst the kids' adventures, often for no other reason than the fact that Elwood City is very close to the countryside. This has occurred much less frequently in more recent seasons.
** A board game called ''Tower of Cows'' makes a frequent appearance in the series. The rules aren't explained aside from stacking plastic cows, but its popular enough that even France has its own version.
17th Apr '18 6:04:31 AM PDL
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** D.W.'s friends, which include Nadine, Emily, the Tibble Twins, James and Bud.

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** D.W.'s friends, which include Nadine, Emily, the Tibble Twins, Vicita, James and Bud.
17th Apr '18 5:31:14 AM PDL
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* CausticCritic: After Fern tries writing a book, Francine immediately criticizes it for being a SugarBowl. Thankfully, Fern doesn't give up, and when she makes it more action-packed and dramatic, Francine gives the book her approval.
** That counts as PanderingToTheBase, too.

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* CausticCritic: CastHerd: After Fern tries writing a book, Francine immediately criticizes it for being a SugarBowl. Thankfully, Fern doesn't give up, 20 or so seasons, there are roughly four:
** The biggest one is Arthur's circle of friends, which includes most of his 3rd grade class
and when she other kids. This makes it up the bulk of series.
** D.W.'s friends, which include Nadine, Emily, the Tibble Twins, James and Bud.
** The babies and animals, which has Kate, Pal, Amigo, Nemo, Mei-lin and Killer among others. This group has the most fantastic and strangest plots.
** The newest one are the Tough Customers, since they've shed their bullying ways, they've had
more action-packed and dramatic, Francine gives the book her approval.
** That counts as PanderingToTheBase, too.
positive interactions with Arthur's friends.


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* CausticCritic: After Fern tries writing a book, Francine immediately criticizes it for being a SugarBowl. Thankfully, Fern doesn't give up, and when she makes it more action-packed and dramatic, Francine gives the book her approval.
** That counts as PanderingToTheBase, too.
17th Apr '18 2:12:23 AM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* EverythingsBetterWithCows: D.W.'s favorite TV show ''Mary Moo Cow'' seems to be built on this trope. Also, one of the stranger running gags of the earlier seasons was the occasional appearance of cows, often out of nowhere amidst the kids' adventures, often for no other reason than the fact that Elwood City is very close to the countryside. This has occurred much less frequently in more recent seasons.
16th Apr '18 7:58:15 AM PDL
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** Jenna similarly was mostly a background extra till about Season 7, and slowly began receiving more focus, but has faded back into the background.

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** Jenna similarly was mostly a background extra till about Season 7, and slowly began receiving more focus, but has faded back into mostly shows up as a supporting character.
** Rattles initially appeared as just another member of
the background.Tough Customers, but slowly ended up appearing in supporting roles and even one or two focus episodes. Slink was originally a one-shot character that was unconnected to the other kids at Lakewood, but was later added to the Tough Customers and even received a focus episode.
15th Apr '18 1:47:27 PM PDL
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** The show that is the parody of Arthur uses similiar designs from characters of Little Lulu.

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** The show that is the parody of Arthur uses similiar designs from characters of Little Lulu.''ComicStrip/LittleLulu''.


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* SoapWithinAShow: A few times, various characters are seen as watching a soap opera on TV, the various tropes that are usually portrayed in soaps are parodied.
13th Apr '18 8:25:59 PM MrEightThreeOne
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** A minor one, but in "Arthur and the True Francine", Muffy (the new student in this episode) refers to Bailey as "James". Possibly retconned to avoid the OneSteveLimit, as there would end up being a more major recurring character named James, one of D.W.'s classmates.
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