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Arthur Grown Up is a series of Arthur fanfics by Owennumer1fan consisting of Arthur Grown Up, Baby's got Sacks and the sequel to The Simpsons Vs Arthur.

The stories are set five years later, with Arthur and friends now 13 years old and attending eight grade at Lakewood Elementary. Some things have changed, and some have stayed the same, but their respective friendships are still going strong. The series is mostly Slice of Life focusing on Arthur and pals as they deal with school assignments and the problems that come with being a teenager.

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These stories contain examples of the following tropes:

  • Aborted Arc: The first story has a subplot about Muffy & Francine being upset about their older siblings dating and trying to deal with it. It was never mentioned again after said story, due to the author no longer caring, and because that same subject was dealt with much more effectively in the episode "Matchmaker, Match Breaker."
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking: When Muffy introduces the girls to a new classmate, she mentions that she's the most popular girl in school, Francine is good at sports and her best friend, Sue Ellen has been all over the world and Fern...writes.
  • As You Know: Most of the characters will supply the readers with info on what happened in the last five years using this.
  • Beta Couple: George and Jenna.
  • Continuity Nod: Occasionally references events that occured on the series
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  • Government Conspiracy: Buster's new obsession of choice, replacing aliens (though still closely related, since conspiracy theories regarding the government covering up the existence of aliens are extremely common).
  • Hollywood Nerd: Leonard Cooper, a nerdy cat-kid who is one of Arthur's new classmates for 8th grade.
  • Imagine Spots: A series staple, and the characters still have them.
  • Mythology Gag: The looks of Arthur, Buster, Alan, Binky, Francine & Muffy are identical to their "five years later" look in the episode "the Contest."
  • Official Couple: Arthur & Sue Ellen.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Averted; Brain outgrew his nickname years ago and is now called Alan by everyone.
  • Original Character: Four of Arthur's new classmates for 8th grade; Leonard Cooper, Rob, Penny, & Troy.
  • Pretty Fly for a White Guy: Pretty Fly for a Dog Guy: One of Arthur's new classmates, Rob, acts & dresses like a stereotypical rapper.
  • Shout-Out: New character Leonard Cooper is named after the protagonists of The Big Bang Theory.
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    • In the first story, the girls start talking about shows they like; new girl Penny, Sue Ellen & Fern watch Slightly Unattractive Wendy while Muffy is more into Trey's Anatomy, especially Dr. Mccutie.
    • D.W.'s new favorite series is the spy cartoon Kim Probable.
    • In "Baby's Got Sacks", Prunella mentions how she's moved on past Henry Skreever and is now reading a parody of the Twilight series.
  • Sickeningly Sweethearts: George & Jenna, much to the disgust of thier friends.
  • Retcon: Sort of; although earlier stories by the author had Sue Ellen gain a crush on Arthur when they were still in third grade, Sue Ellen says that "doesn't count", because she and Arthur were too young to really understand their feelings (and Girls Have Cooties), and now that they're older, they can appreciate their feelings more.
  • Time Skip: The stories are set five years in the future.

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