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Arthur is a long-running educational television series for children, that airs on PBS. Arthur revolves around the lives of Arthur Timothy Read, an anthropomorphic aardvark, his friends and family, and their daily interactions with each other. The series often deals with social and health-related issues that affect young children. There is a strong emphasis on the educational value of books and libraries as well as relationships with friends and family members. The television series is based on the Arthur book series, that are illustrated and written by Marc Brown.

Wikipedia Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_(TV_series)
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1 Reverse puberty Arthur and Brain's voice keep changing
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2 Arthur's Perfect Christmas Animal characters are suddenly given ethnicities
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3 Secret Life of Dogs & Babies Baby Kate and dog Pal started to talk
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4 DW She's a bratty little pain in the ass.
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5 Arthur's Big Hit D.W. don't get punished for breakin Arthur's pla
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6 Never Boned Still rocks.
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7 Exit....original creators Cinar stops producing the show
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8 A Very Special Mrs. McGrady is diagnosed with cancer.
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9 Horrid Transfer No where near as good as the books
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10 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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11 Reverse Aging D.W age from 4 to 5 back to 4 again.
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1 Arthur COULD HAVE worked if it followed the formula of the first two seasons, especially season two, when Arthur established itself and was its best season. All these special episodes and treating it like the majority of crap on TV (i.e. drama shows) sharply downgrades the quality. It is supposed targeted to children with child-friendly and relevant issues toward growing up. Arthur boned the fish pretty quickly, with the decline starting in season 3 (fewer episodes per season). It accelerated gradually as Arthur went through the 2000s, but there were a handful good episodes and moments in the series. The plug should have been pulled before 2002. Arthur became so old and burned out. As for Kate talking and Pal too, my issue is the fact that Pal speaks with an annoying British accent. Fact- Arthur is actually produced in CANADA (Maple Leaf country). I don't remember Kate ever speaking her first word. I gave up on Arthur in 2002, just as it was going from good/okay to awful. The Christmas special (which I saw only once) and all the other special episodes (aside from what I said earlier) just don't fit in well with the series. It became too serious, politically correct, and preachy. I know children shouldn't be subject to that. The fun factor really went downhill as more of these episodes were produced. I cannot believe Arthur is still produced in the current day. -- Submitted By: (ProfessorBone) on December 27, 2013, 6:04 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 I just read a line in Wiki: "The series is often noted for dealing with social and health-related issues that affect young children, such as the death of a pet, dyslexia, and more recently cancer,[5] Asperger syndrome[they cited an episode titled "George and the Missing Puzzle Piece"] and Alzheimer's disease[cited an episode called "Grandpa Dave's Memory Album"]." If they seriously gave George Asperger's and Grandpa Dave Alzheimer's I will cry. I will also be surprised if no parents have complained yet. -- Submitted By: (Liva148) on August 1, 2012, 4:40 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
3 I saw the episode when Arthur hit DW. Secretly, my first thought was "'Bout damn time." That DW is a bratty little pain in the rump. I was the elder sibling of two (and actually nearly the same age range). Frankly, I would imagine that if Arthur and DW were for real, those two would be in 'knock-down, drag-outs' all the time. Also, having been an older brother, as I watched the episode- like other posters- I was a bit miffed that Arthur was treated like a felon when in reality DW kinda brought the whole situation on herself by breaking Arthur's plane and not getting her comeuppance from the parents for disrespecting someone else's property. In the end, was Arthur wrong to hit DW? His anger was justified, but perhaps the 'violent' response was unnecessary. In my analysis as both a parent and a sibling, BOTH children should have been punished for their respective roles in the altercation. -- Submitted By: (Friedrich_Feuerstein) on January 5, 2012, 12:56 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
4 Thank you! I was hoping I wasn't the only one who approved of Arthur hitting DW. But they undo any sense of justice being served by having Binky hit Arthur later on! And everyone coming down with diverse diseases? It's a parade of "Very Special" episodes. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on January 6, 2011, 12:56 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
5 I agree with you Mr.Zimpy, the best Arthur episodes was the earlier seasons mostly s1 and s2. The rest of Arthur I think is about Franice is jewish, Prunella's blind friend, etc. I also agree Arthur hitting D.W. was the only best part of that episode because DW deserve it. -- Submitted By: () on January 3, 2011, 4:28 pm - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
6 Arthur used to be one of the best shows I ever saw on television, then it became a serious show, with everybody wither having a disease, such as Binky being allergic to peanuts, and Mrs. Mcgrady being diagnoses with cancer, George being dyslexic, Jenna wetting the bed, DW going deaf. Then it had stupid aesops, like the bleep episode, DW told her mother to fuck off, and she didn't get in any form of trouble. I tell you, if I told my mother to fuck off I would have been brutally beaten to a bloody pulp. It taught me that its okay to curse to your parents. The episode where Arthur hits DW is one of my favorite because that evil bitch finally got what was coming to her bratty ass. I stopped watching this show since then, but it does not have any of the good quality of the old episodes. -- Submitted By: (Mr.Zimpy) on January 3, 2011, 5:58 am - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
7 One more I like to add, I hate it when celebate their brithdays in one episode just to be ignore it the next. Example: DW said to be 4 years old in previous episodes, in one episode celebates her 5th brithday, then the next episode and all future episodes turn her back 4 again. At least do like the Simpson did and celebate her 4th brithday again if you going to keep it the same. Or like King of the Hill and keep her age 5. I understand cartoons don't age but acting like they age one year in one episode just not to exist again really the other boning point. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on December 31, 2010, 8:43 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
8 It boned when that infamous episode "Arthur's Big Hit" aired. D.W. is real pain in the ass and keep on bothering Arthur and messing him up even after he said not to touch his plane and to leave him alone. She still touch it anyways and thrown it out the window, breaking the plane. Although Arthur was wrong for hitting D.W. out of anger (she deserved it though), and punishing him (by 1 week without him) rightfully, nothing happens to DW except, "we deal what she did" , translation nothing happens to her. After that, everyone acts like Arthur is a monster, he tries to explain his side of the story but they don't want to listen, keep saying "she just a littie girl" crap. Even Buster don't want to hear Arthur even though he witness DW bothering Arthur. When Binky hits Arthur for no reason, his mom instead of making him feel better, she mocks him saying, "Now you know how she feels blah blah blah". It's not the same thing, Binky hits Arthur randomly (due to peer pressure from his friends), while Arthur was provoked, two completely different situation. Arthur parents never even teach DW about respecting other people boudaries (that why Arthur hitting DW happens), and every one of Arthur act like DW is innocent even though they know DW is a real pest. After that, the show went downhill for me. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on December 31, 2010, 8:28 am - (3 votes) - Login to Vote
9 How I loved this show as a kid! Not long ago I tried watching a recent episode and the voices for some of the characters (like Arthur himself) had been changed. And it just seemed all different...not funny like the older episodes. -- Submitted By: (dontstopmenow) on June 3, 2010, 9:39 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
10 "Arthur" has now been around for well over a decade. Boy is this series a mixed bag. When it's at its best its easily my favorite of any show of this type, but when it's bad it can be really bad. For me, it's come close to boning so many times, but it's never quite seemed to get there. And some of the most recent material, such as the episode about Mrs. MacGrady having cancer, has actually been really good. -- Submitted By: (Agent0042) on November 5, 2009, 4:54 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote

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