History YMMV / Arthur

22nd Sep '17 4:24:29 PM TudorRose
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* WereStillRelevantDammit: The characters' (particularly Muffy's) use of up-to-the-minute technology in more recent seasons. In one episode, an embarrassing video of Francine goes viral on the show's equivalent of Website/YouTube, and in another Muffy shows off her new mySmartPhoney. It can be rather jarring as it takes away the timeless feel the series previously had.
8th Sep '17 4:55:11 PM Nakayama90
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* UnintentionallySympathetic: Arthur in "Arthur's Big Hit", when he hits DW after she breaks his model airplane. We're supposed to see it as a KickTheDog moment, but the thing is, he's not an aggressive person at the best of times, and he only hit DW because he had told her ''numerous'' times not to touch his model and she deliberately disobeyed him, many times, including getting paint on her hands and blaming Arthur for it. Add in the fact that she not only fails to apologize for her actions, she tries to blame ''Arthur'' for it (saying that if he'd built a ''model airplane'' correctly, [[InsaneTrollLogic it wouldn't have crashed when she launched it out the window]]), and the hit becomes justified.

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* UnintentionallySympathetic: UnintentionallySympathetic:
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Arthur in "Arthur's Big Hit", when he hits DW after she breaks his model airplane. We're supposed to see it as a KickTheDog moment, but the thing is, he's not an aggressive person at the best of times, and he only hit DW because he had told her ''numerous'' times not to touch his model and she deliberately disobeyed him, many times, including getting paint on her hands and blaming Arthur for it. Add in the fact that she not only fails to apologize for her actions, she tries to blame ''Arthur'' for it (saying that if he'd built a ''model airplane'' correctly, [[InsaneTrollLogic it wouldn't have crashed when she launched it out the window]]), and the hit becomes justified.justified.
** Another example is "Arthur vs. the Very Mean Crossing Guard." The ending has D.W. ridiculing the boys for believing and worrying about the Crossing Guard's claims that he'll charge them to cross the street and that he'll send goons after them. She (and the guard himself) may see it as obvious joking, but he certainly doesn't seem like he was kidding.
7th Sep '17 3:17:43 PM tyrekecorrea
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* MemeticMutation: ''Arthur'' is a very popular subject for WebAnimation/YouTubePoop, especially S4's "Arthur's Big Hit." Has its own page [[Memes/{{Arthur}} here]].

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* MemeticMutation: ''Arthur'' is a very popular subject for WebAnimation/YouTubePoop, especially S4's "Arthur's Big Hit." Has its own page [[Memes/{{Arthur}} here]].
7th Sep '17 2:35:09 PM TheFallofElDorado
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* MemeticMutation: ''Arthur'' is a very popular subject for WebAnimation/YouTubePoop, especially S4's "Arthur's Big Hit."
** I told you... ''NOT! TO!'' '''''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis TOUCH IT!!!!!!!!!!!]]'''''
*** Related to this meme is using Arthur's fist along with "[[https://www.google.com/search?q=arthur%27s+fist&espv=2&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiGic29zNDOAhULXB4KHX3uBIYQ_AUICSgC&biw=1517&bih=725&dpr=0.9 When X does Y for Z]]".
** Also, if it counts, using the [[http://pbskids.org/arthur/games/comiccreator/comiccreator.html Arthur Comic Creator]] game on the PBS website and making [[BlatantLies completely innocent]] stories with it has become popular with ImageBoards and other forums.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmLFmp5kJCk Oh, are you having cake?]]
** This is spinach...and ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zZ4qywDjnE I! HATE!]]'' '''''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis SPINACH!!!!!!]]'''''
** Buster: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWdD206eSv0 "You really think someone would do that ó just go on the internet and tell lies?"]]
** [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/the-ass-was-fat-arthur-sees-a-fat-ass The Ass Was Fat]].
** >he does it for free [[labelnote:Explanation]]Pictures of John Morris, a janitor character, are used alongside this quote to mock janitors on 4chan.[[/labelnote]]
** WWE fans have noticed the resemblance of hairstyles between Wrestling/AJStyles and Molly [=MacDonald=]. This has led to fans bringing in signs [[https://www.reddit.com/r/SquaredCircle/comments/51h03v/going_to_smackdown_tonight_with_a_poster_for_my/ like]] [[http://imgur.com/czR7agT these]].
** In mid-2016, ''Arthur'' screenshots became a popular source of memes, many of which are NSFW like [[http://imgur.com/q1IpW4g this one]]. ''Arthur'' was even declared the meme of the year by top ten list-[=YouTube=] channel [=WatchMojo=].[[note]]It should be noted that even as big as ''Arthur'' was, Harambe the dead gorilla was unquestionably the actual definitive meme of 2016 due to how much of a cultural phenomenon it was. [=WatchMojo=] did include Harambe in its list of trends that need to die, so it's speculated that they gave the Harambe meme the runner-up position on their list out of humorous spite.[[/note]]
*** The Arthur's angry fist clench reaction image was the most widespread ''Arthur'' meme of the craze. It's pretty much exactly what it sounds like [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/arthur-s-fist?full=1]]
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKuAsndvxvs This scene]] from the Season 17 episode "Binky's Music Madness", where Binky listens to a band called Bang On A Trash Can All Stars and has an...[[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs unusual reaction]] to it has seen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1sbZ66UMqc several]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_TWwbv6VvU remixes]] where Binky listens to other music/songs and has the same reaction, similar to a previous ''WesternAnimation/PeppaPig'' trend.
** "Dear Sue Ellen: Iím sorry I upset you, I didnít mean to. It was really just a joke. I thought you could take a joke. But I guess I was wrong. Iíve been teased before about wearing glasses but I never felt I had to tell the teacher about it and get someone else in trouble. Maybe youíre just over-reacting? I donít understand why youíre so upset about such a small thing. I thought we were friends."[[labelnote:Explanation]]A screenshot of the apology letter from Arthur in "So Funny I Forgot To Laugh" is used whenever someone makes a backhanded apology, as [[https://68.media.tumblr.com/9e298477422a00a954be158af88b2d0b/tumblr_o5yg104oEE1tkdq4co1_1280.jpg seen]] [[https://pics.onsizzle.com/Facebook-df34b7.png here]].[[/labelnote]]
** Creator/MattDamon's InkSuitActor character from "The Making of Arthur" has become something of a MemeticBadass[=/=]RecurringExtra gag character in WebAnimation/YouTubePoop.

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* MemeticMutation: ''Arthur'' is a very popular subject for WebAnimation/YouTubePoop, especially S4's "Arthur's Big Hit."
** I told you... ''NOT! TO!'' '''''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis TOUCH IT!!!!!!!!!!!]]'''''
*** Related to this meme is using Arthur's fist along with "[[https://www.google.com/search?q=arthur%27s+fist&espv=2&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiGic29zNDOAhULXB4KHX3uBIYQ_AUICSgC&biw=1517&bih=725&dpr=0.9 When X does Y for Z]]".
** Also, if it counts, using the [[http://pbskids.org/arthur/games/comiccreator/comiccreator.html Arthur Comic Creator]] game on the PBS website and making [[BlatantLies completely innocent]] stories with it has become popular with ImageBoards and other forums.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmLFmp5kJCk Oh, are you having cake?]]
** This is spinach...and ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zZ4qywDjnE I! HATE!]]'' '''''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis SPINACH!!!!!!]]'''''
** Buster: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWdD206eSv0 "You really think someone would do that ó just go on the internet and tell lies?"]]
** [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/the-ass-was-fat-arthur-sees-a-fat-ass The Ass Was Fat]].
** >he does it for free [[labelnote:Explanation]]Pictures of John Morris, a janitor character, are used alongside this quote to mock janitors on 4chan.[[/labelnote]]
** WWE fans have noticed the resemblance of hairstyles between Wrestling/AJStyles and Molly [=MacDonald=]. This has led to fans bringing in signs [[https://www.reddit.com/r/SquaredCircle/comments/51h03v/going_to_smackdown_tonight_with_a_poster_for_my/ like]] [[http://imgur.com/czR7agT these]].
** In mid-2016, ''Arthur'' screenshots became a popular source of memes, many of which are NSFW like [[http://imgur.com/q1IpW4g this one]]. ''Arthur'' was even declared the meme of the year by top ten list-[=YouTube=] channel [=WatchMojo=].[[note]]It should be noted that even as big as ''Arthur'' was, Harambe the dead gorilla was unquestionably the actual definitive meme of 2016 due to how much of a cultural phenomenon it was. [=WatchMojo=] did include Harambe in
" Has its list of trends that need to die, so it's speculated that they gave the Harambe meme the runner-up position on their list out of humorous spite.[[/note]]
*** The Arthur's angry fist clench reaction image was the most widespread ''Arthur'' meme of the craze. It's pretty much exactly what it sounds like [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/arthur-s-fist?full=1]]
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKuAsndvxvs This scene]] from the Season 17 episode "Binky's Music Madness", where Binky listens to a band called Bang On A Trash Can All Stars and has an...[[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs unusual reaction]] to it has seen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1sbZ66UMqc several]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_TWwbv6VvU remixes]] where Binky listens to other music/songs and has the same reaction, similar to a previous ''WesternAnimation/PeppaPig'' trend.
** "Dear Sue Ellen: Iím sorry I upset you, I didnít mean to. It was really just a joke. I thought you could take a joke. But I guess I was wrong. Iíve been teased before about wearing glasses but I never felt I had to tell the teacher about it and get someone else in trouble. Maybe youíre just over-reacting? I donít understand why youíre so upset about such a small thing. I thought we were friends."[[labelnote:Explanation]]A screenshot of the apology letter from Arthur in "So Funny I Forgot To Laugh" is used whenever someone makes a backhanded apology, as [[https://68.media.tumblr.com/9e298477422a00a954be158af88b2d0b/tumblr_o5yg104oEE1tkdq4co1_1280.jpg seen]] [[https://pics.onsizzle.com/Facebook-df34b7.png
own page [[Memes/{{Arthur}} here]].[[/labelnote]]
** Creator/MattDamon's InkSuitActor character from "The Making of Arthur" has become something of a MemeticBadass[=/=]RecurringExtra gag character in WebAnimation/YouTubePoop.
28th Aug '17 12:14:59 PM tyrekecorrea
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* LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt: [[spoiler: In season twenty one's "Sue Ellen and the Last Page." the Elwood City Council votes to close the library, leaving it up to Sue Ellen to campaign for it to remain open. This is the ''library'', the show's tertiary hangout, the place where, to steal a line from the character page, every child character on the show has been seen. There's no way the writers allowed it to remain closed. As far as farfetched episode premises go, this one is particularly shaky.]]

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* LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt: [[spoiler: In season twenty one's "Sue Ellen and the Last Page." Page," the Elwood City Council votes to close the library, leaving it up to Sue Ellen to campaign for it to remain open. This is the ''library'', the show's tertiary hangout, the place where, to steal a line from the character page, every child character on the show has been seen. There's no way the writers allowed it to remain closed. As far as farfetched episode premises go, this one is particularly shaky.]]
28th Aug '17 12:07:45 PM tyrekecorrea
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** Is D.W. just an immature kid who will grow out of her brattiness eventually, or an incredibly self-centered and ungrateful brat? It
doesn't help that the show itself goes back and forth on this.

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** Is D.W. just an immature kid who will grow out of her brattiness eventually, or an incredibly self-centered and ungrateful brat? It
It doesn't help that the show itself goes back and forth on this.
28th Aug '17 12:05:02 PM tyrekecorrea
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* LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt: [[spoiler: In season twenty one's "Sue Ellen and the Last Page." the Elwood City Council votes to close the library, leaving it up to Sue Ellen to campaign for it to remain open. This is the ''library'', the show's tertiary hangout, the place where, to steal a line from the character page, every child character on the show has been seen. There's no way the writers allowed it to remain closed. as far as farfetched episode premises this one is particularly shaky.]]

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* LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt: [[spoiler: In season twenty one's "Sue Ellen and the Last Page." the Elwood City Council votes to close the library, leaving it up to Sue Ellen to campaign for it to remain open. This is the ''library'', the show's tertiary hangout, the place where, to steal a line from the character page, every child character on the show has been seen. There's no way the writers allowed it to remain closed. as As far as farfetched episode premises go, this one is particularly shaky.]]
28th Aug '17 12:02:22 PM tyrekecorrea
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* LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt: [[spoiler: In season twenty one's "Sue Ellen and the Last Page." the Elwood City Council votes to close the library, leaving it up to Sue Ellen to campaign for it to remain open. This is the ''library'', the show's tertiary hangout, the place where, to steal a line from the character page, every child character on the show has been seen. There's no way the writers allowed it to remain closed. as far as farfetched episode premises this one is particularly shaky.]]
24th Aug '17 3:53:37 AM MLPAndFriendsComic301991
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[[folder:[=PBS Kids=] Television Series]]doesn't help that the show itself goes back and forth on this.

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[[folder:[=PBS Kids=] Television Series]]doesn't Series]]
* AccidentalInnuendo: S15 "Fifteen": The radio host for the talk show George is due to star on greets him with a handshake remarking "Sorry for the sticky hands, spilled some coffee...." Erm, ''okay''?
** In Season 2, one kid refers to Arthur's skates as "Strap-ons", which is correct and all but can be a little hard to not snicker at.
* AdaptationDisplacement:
** Mention ''Arthur'' to the average person and the 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. Though the show also mentions at the end that ''Arthur'' books can be found at your local library, at least.
** This displacement even extends over to the ''VideoGame/LivingBooks'' titles -- some people think that the games were based on the show, despite [[OlderThanTheyThink predating the show by several years]].
* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation:
** Is D.W. just an immature kid who will grow out of her brattiness eventually, or an incredibly self-centered and ungrateful brat? It
doesn't
help that the show itself goes back and forth on this.



* AccidentalInnuendo: S15 "Fifteen": The radio host for the talk show George is due to star on greets him with a handshake remarking "Sorry for the sticky hands, spilled some coffee...." Erm, ''okay''?
** In Season 2, one kid refers to Arthur's skates as "Strap-ons", which is correct and all but can be a little hard to not snicker at.
* AdaptationDisplacement:
** Mention ''Arthur'' to the average person and the 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. Though the show also mentions at the end that ''Arthur'' books can be found at your local library, at least.
** This displacement even extends over to the ''VideoGame/LivingBooks'' titles -- some people think that the games were based on the show, despite [[OlderThanTheyThink predating the show by several years]].
* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation:
** Is D.W. just an immature kid who will grow out of her brattiness eventually, or an incredibly self-centered and ungrateful brat? It
24th Aug '17 3:51:35 AM MLPAndFriendsComic301991
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[[folder:[=PBS Kids=] Television Series]]
* AccidentalInnuendo: S15 "Fifteen": The radio host for the talk show George is due to star on greets him with a handshake remarking "Sorry for the sticky hands, spilled some coffee...." Erm, ''okay''?
** In Season 2, one kid refers to Arthur's skates as "Strap-ons", which is correct and all but can be a little hard to not snicker at.
* AdaptationDisplacement:
** Mention ''Arthur'' to the average person and the 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. Though the show also mentions at the end that ''Arthur'' books can be found at your local library, at least.
** This displacement even extends over to the ''VideoGame/LivingBooks'' titles -- some people think that the games were based on the show, despite [[OlderThanTheyThink predating the show by several years]].
* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation:
** Is D.W. just an immature kid who will grow out of her brattiness eventually, or an incredibly self-centered and ungrateful brat? It doesn't help that the show itself goes back and forth on this.

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[[folder:[=PBS Kids=] Television Series]]
* AccidentalInnuendo: S15 "Fifteen": The radio host for the talk show George is due to star on greets him with a handshake remarking "Sorry for the sticky hands, spilled some coffee...." Erm, ''okay''?
** In Season 2, one kid refers to Arthur's skates as "Strap-ons", which is correct and all but can be a little hard to not snicker at.
* AdaptationDisplacement:
** Mention ''Arthur'' to the average person and the 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. Though the show also mentions at the end that ''Arthur'' books can be found at your local library, at least.
** This displacement even extends over to the ''VideoGame/LivingBooks'' titles -- some people think that the games were based on the show, despite [[OlderThanTheyThink predating the show by several years]].
* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation:
** Is D.W. just an immature kid who will grow out of her brattiness eventually, or an incredibly self-centered and ungrateful brat? It doesn't
Series]]doesn't help that the show itself goes back and forth on this.



* AccidentalInnuendo: S15 "Fifteen": The radio host for the talk show George is due to star on greets him with a handshake remarking "Sorry for the sticky hands, spilled some coffee...." Erm, ''okay''?
** In Season 2, one kid refers to Arthur's skates as "Strap-ons", which is correct and all but can be a little hard to not snicker at.
* AdaptationDisplacement:
** Mention ''Arthur'' to the average person and the 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. Though the show also mentions at the end that ''Arthur'' books can be found at your local library, at least.
** This displacement even extends over to the ''VideoGame/LivingBooks'' titles -- some people think that the games were based on the show, despite [[OlderThanTheyThink predating the show by several years]].
* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation:
** Is D.W. just an immature kid who will grow out of her brattiness eventually, or an incredibly self-centered and ungrateful brat? It



** The recent announcement that Arthur and co. will be aging up and moving on to fourth grade. Many fans do not like the idea at all.

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** The recent announcement that Arthur and co. will be aging up and moving on to fourth grade. Many fans do not like the idea at all. However, [[StatusQuoIsGod this later turned out to be false, and Arthur and co. remained in third grade for Season 20]].
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