History YMMV / Arthur

28th Apr '17 4:24:43 PM legoking831
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** When Francine writes a letter to Lance Armstrong (not, [[HarsherInHindsight that's not what counts]]) in "The Great [=MacGrady=], some flashbacks to past episodes are played while Francine explains why Mrs. [=MacGrady=] is so important to her and her friends. This is supposed to be a very tactful and serious scene, and indeed can count as a TearJerker...if you're watching the 4:3 version. If you're watching the widescreen version that played [[NoExportForYou overseas]], the scene is [[{{Letterbox}} pillarboxed]] with an ''incredibly trippy and psychedelic looking'' background that is not the least bit appropriate for what's supposed to be a dramatic scene.

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** When Francine writes a letter to Lance Armstrong (not, (no, [[HarsherInHindsight that's not what counts]]) in "The Great [=MacGrady=], [=MacGrady=]," some flashbacks to past episodes are played while Francine explains why Mrs. [=MacGrady=] is so important to her and her friends. This is supposed to be a very tactful and serious scene, and indeed can count as a TearJerker...if you're watching the 4:3 version. If you're watching the widescreen version that played [[NoExportForYou overseas]], the scene is [[{{Letterbox}} pillarboxed]] with an ''incredibly trippy and psychedelic looking'' background that is not the least bit appropriate for what's supposed to be a dramatic scene.
28th Apr '17 4:10:51 PM legoking831
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** When Francine writes a letter to Lance Armstrong (not, [[HarsherInHindsight that's not what counts]]) in "The Great [=MacGrady=], some flashbacks to past episodes are played while Francine explains why Mrs. [=MacGrady=] is so important to her and her friends. This is supposed to be a very tactful and serious scene, and indeed can count as a TearJerker...if you're watching the 4:3 version. If you're watching the widescreen version that played [[NoExportForYou overseas]], the scene is [[{{Letterbox}} pillarboxed]] with an ''incredibly trippy and psychedelic looking'' background that is not the least bit appropriate for what's supposed to be a dramatic scene.
28th Apr '17 1:47:03 PM legoking831
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* AdaptationDisplacement and AdaptationExpansion: S1's "Buster's Dino Dilemma" is actually one of the book titles. Some episodes are expansions and bifurcations of stories from the books. "Arthur's Teacher Trouble" was split into two S1 episodes: "Arthur and the Real Mr. Ratburn" and "Arthur's Spelling Trubble". S1's "Arthur's Baby" (which is based on an orginal book) gets a POVSequel, "D.W.'s Baby", as it's sister episode (ironically enough, since it's a POVSequel from the perspective of Arthur's sister.)
** The show also mentions at the end that ''Arthur'' books can be found at your local library, at least.

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* AdaptationDisplacement and AdaptationExpansion: S1's "Buster's Dino Dilemma" is actually one of AdaptationDisplacement:
** Mention ''Arthur'' to
the book titles. Some episodes are expansions and bifurcations of stories from the books. "Arthur's Teacher Trouble" was split into two S1 episodes: "Arthur average person and the Real Mr. Ratburn" and "Arthur's Spelling Trubble". S1's "Arthur's Baby" (which first thing that comes to their mind is almost always the TV show instead of the original line of picture books it was based on an orginal book) gets a POVSequel, "D.W.'s Baby", as it's sister episode (ironically enough, since it's a POVSequel from on. Though the perspective of Arthur's sister.)
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show also mentions at the end that ''Arthur'' books can be found at your local library, at least.
23rd Apr '17 10:39:59 AM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* In "Prunella Gets It Twice", the Ghost of Presents Past takes Prunella to see all the things Francine did to buy her the doll for her birthday that she showed no gratitude for, having already gotten another doll just like it. During one such flashback, the Ghost laments how Francine must slave away at home, ''caring for her little brother Tiny Tim''. Prunella immediately calls her out on this nonsense, and the Ghost continues her story, with no further discussion on her obvious mistake.

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* ** In "Prunella Gets It Twice", the Ghost of Presents Past takes Prunella to see all the things Francine did to buy her the doll for her birthday that she showed no gratitude for, having already gotten another doll just like it. During one such flashback, the Ghost laments how Francine must slave away at home, ''caring for her little brother Tiny Tim''. Prunella immediately calls her out on this nonsense, and the Ghost continues her story, with no further discussion on her obvious mistake.
** In another deliberate case of this, in "The Blizzard" it immediately opens up with the image of a polar bear eating a marshmallow in the middle of a snowstorm. We then cut to Arthur digging through five feet of snow, during which D.W. inquires about the polar bear. Arthur immediately blows that off as mere nonsense, despite being the one to describe that scene just moments earlier.
18th Apr '17 8:40:33 PM legoking831
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** Even the background music for the actual show is widely liked. Often it captures the mood of the scene very well, whether it's frantic, joyful, or tear-jerking. It's popular enough that many people have hoped for an official soundtrack release some day, as only a few recurring pieces can be heard in their clean form at the time of this writing (to be more precise, Raymond Fabi has four of the recurring pieces up on his web site as a sample).
8th Apr '17 6:32:19 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* In "Prunella Gets It Twice", the Ghost of Presents Past takes Prunella to see all the things Francine did to buy her the doll for her birthday that she showed no gratitude for, having already gotten another doll just like it. During one such flashback, the Ghost laments how Francine must slave away at home, ''caring for her little brother Tiny Tim''. Prunella immediately calls her out on this nonsense, and the Ghost continues her story, with no further discussion on her obvious mistake.
6th Apr '17 7:57:10 AM RAS310
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** In the same episode, Francine calls out Arthur and Buster in front of the whole class for copying their art report from a museum catalog. Several seasons later in "Francine's Pilfered Paper", Francine herself commits plagiarism on an assignment, though she didn't know it was wrong.
30th Mar '17 7:41:17 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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** In "Go To Your Room, D.W.", D.W. becomes agitated when her clock, a ''digital'' clock, is not changing during her timeout, making her freak out and believe that time has somehow stopped. She rushes downstairs and finds that nobody's moving or awake, and she runs about doing whatever she pleases until her dad snaps her out of it, revealing it all to be a fantasy. Lord knows what D.W. was just doing around the house while having this bizarre dream, but her father, who's not the least bit amused immediately sends her back up, and nobody asks any further questions on whatever just happened.
24th Mar '17 8:11:54 PM Segal991
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* TakeThatScrappy: DW ''finally'' getting punched out by Arthur in "Arthur's Big Hit".
14th Mar '17 4:27:21 PM MagBas
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** Another comes in "D.W.'s Very Bad Mood", where D.W. throws a violent temper tantrum that goes on for a whole week because she was not invited to a classmate's birthday party. D.W.'s behavior becomes extremely disruptive and she insults everyone around her, almost becoming physical at many points. The parents' solution is not to discipline D.W. or to punish her, but to let Arthur and Francine handle it on their own, with Francine inviting her to her own birthday party to make her feel better. The end result is D.W. being rewarded for her bad behavior which went way beyond her usual brattiness, and receiving no comeuppance for her actions which were born out of an invitation she felt entitled to.
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