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Post by Snowth Poogle on Fri Oct 02, 2015 2:19 pm

Remember way back when when I threw out what the next Disease Of The Week episode needs to be?

I got to think about like with diseases and such that ARTHUR has done a pretty decent job at introducing disabled characters and portraying them in such a way that makes them positive and relatable characters in spite of their disablitilies. Over the years, we've gotten dyslexic (George), blind (Marina), wheelchair-bound (Lydia), and autistic (Carl) characters . . . now, I think the show should introduce a deaf character. Children's television lost its prominent deaf representative when Linda left SESAME STREET ten years ago, so I think with a show like ARTHUR, that thrives on introducing characters and establishing them with diseases or disabilities, would be a great show to introduce a deaf character.

Admittedly, I can see the challenges that animating a deaf character would present: I imagine that sign language would be difficult to animate, so the other alternative would be to make the character a lip-reader, but we know based on Greg's notes that their mouth charts have limited syllables to work with (but then again, Marlee Matlin didn't seem to have trouble reading Oscar the Grouch's lips, and his mouth just flops open and closed).

I feel like such a character would probably work well as maybe a distant relative of one of the already-existing characters (like maybe a cousin who lives in another town/state), as opposed to just springing a totally random new character entirely; I think making the character someone's relative would give the character a history/backstory in a less haphazardous way.

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Re: The Next Disabled Character Needs to Be...

Post by The Pop Cult Gamer on Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:39 pm

Having a dead character do sign language would be a good idea. But in "Do You Speak George?" they already did sign language.
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Re: The Next Disabled Character Needs to Be...

Post by Snowth Poogle on Fri Oct 02, 2015 4:07 pm

Never saw that one.

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Re: The Next Disabled Character Needs to Be...

Post by The Pop Cult Gamer on Fri Oct 02, 2015 4:12 pm

Snowth Poogle wrote:Never saw that one.

It was a pretty funny episode. My favorite part was when George accidentally knocked over Mr. Ratburn's coffee and it spill all over his desk!
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Post by MatthewHecht on Sun Oct 04, 2015 11:41 am

Or watch the episode of "Adventures in Odyssey."  They waited until halfway through to reveal he was deaf, which made it a good twist and re-watch bonus.
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Post by The Pop Cult Gamer on Sun Oct 04, 2015 2:11 pm

MatthewHecht wrote:Or watch the episode of "Adventures in Odyssey."  They waited until halfway through to reveal he was deaf, which made it a good twist and re-watch bonus.

Oh my gosh! I totally remember that show! The Children's Ministry in my Church used to put that on before worship started!
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Re: The Next Disabled Character Needs to Be...

Post by Buster & Molly Lover on Mon Jul 04, 2016 6:52 am

They need a autism character, I don't know who but a new kid that rocks his or her body and is good at something. Surprised cheers
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Post by Kerry9Story on Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:40 am

soem blobass kid like my fatass i hope Crying or Very sad
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Post by CMSAB11 on Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:29 pm

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Re: The Next Disabled Character Needs to Be...

Post by _Glaceon_VI on Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:13 am

Also they need a character who have Down syndrome too.
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Post by Kerry9Story on Tue Jul 05, 2016 5:57 am

they put in tards imma throw hands. -_-
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Re: The Next Disabled Character Needs to Be...

Post by Snowth Poogle on Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:57 pm

Buster & Molly Lover wrote:They need a autism character, I don't know who but a new kid that rocks his or her body and is good at something. Surprised cheers
Well, we have Carl, he pretty much fits the bill for an autistic character.

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Re: The Next Disabled Character Needs to Be...

Post by _Glaceon_VI on Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:05 pm

Snowth Poogle wrote:
Buster & Molly Lover wrote:They need a autism character, I don't know who but a new kid that rocks his or her body and is good at something. Surprised cheers
Well, we have Carl, he pretty much fits the bill for an autistic character.
Ik right, Snowth Poogle? Also, they needed character with Down Symdrone cux there's no character with this disability.
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Post by Kerry9Story on Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:00 am

they wont i hope.
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Re: The Next Disabled Character Needs to Be...

Post by ArthurFrancineFan on Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:23 pm

Someone with a personality disorder...
Wait Cousin Mo
Needs more Cousin Mo episodes
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Re: The Next Disabled Character Needs to Be...

Post by _Glaceon_VI on Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:52 pm

ArthurFrancineFan wrote:Someone with a personality disorder...
Wait Cousin Mo
Needs more Cousin Mo episodes
I'm agreed with ya that this show also need someone with personality disorder such as bipolar disorder, spilt personality, etc. Also, yes they do need more episodes of Cousin Mo. I shipped Arthur & Francine. :3
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Post by A Lotta Moms on Sat Jul 09, 2016 12:55 am

ArthurFrancineFan wrote:Someone with a personality disorder...
Wait Cousin Mo
Needs more Cousin Mo episodes
After all, the Mo the merrier! Cousin Mo
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Re: The Next Disabled Character Needs to Be...

Post by _Glaceon_VI on Sat Jul 09, 2016 1:05 am

A Lotta Moms wrote:
ArthurFrancineFan wrote:Someone with a personality disorder...
Wait Cousin Mo
Needs more Cousin Mo episodes
After all, the Mo the merrier! Cousin Mo
Yas MOAR Cousin Mo Cousin Mo Cousin Mo Cousin Mo
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Re: The Next Disabled Character Needs to Be...

Post by CMSAB11 on Sat Jul 09, 2016 6:02 pm


Yesh!
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Re: The Next Disabled Character Needs to Be...

Post by In_Correct on Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:55 pm

The disease of the week and possibly character with said disease should be Sickle Cell Disease. Perhaps the character is athletic, even muscular, and popular. He likes to swim, hang upside down at the playground, and do backflips. Etc. He does not appear to have a huge disease and He wants to be known for being athletic, and not for having a huge disease. He has medical bills and does not know about a cure (nor can he afford it). He is an 8 year old at Mighty Mountain. He acts out and ends up being a Tough Customer and picks fights with the Tough Customers at Lakewood. He dehydrates and ends up going to Hospital. Everybody finds out and they raise enough money for the cure. The character could be that brown floppy eared dog who appeared in the episode where Arthur hits D.W. He never appeared in any other episode (that I know of) so perhaps it is because he goes to Mighty Mountain.

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Re: The Next Disabled Character Needs to Be...

Post by ZeGermanArthurFan on Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:40 am

You mean the one with the spiky collar who constantly casts devious smiles at the camera? His last known appearance was in "Arthur, It's Only Rock 'n Roll"
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Post by In_Correct on Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:14 pm

http://arthur.wikia.com/wiki/4th_Grade_Male_Dog

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Re: The Next Disabled Character Needs to Be...

Post by Coyote_Mao on Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:25 pm

Not sure about a character with a disability... But they should definitely include a character who was adopted or maybe someone who doesn't have both parents (Buster doesn't really count in my opinion. His folks might be divorced, but he's still close with his dad, despite not living under the same roof).
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Re: The Next Disabled Character Needs to Be...

Post by In_Correct on Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:23 pm

I think that George's dad is remarried and so is Emily's mom. I know it is accepted that Emily is a "Bunkey", but I just watched the episode where Binky is babysitting Emily and since Marie Helene is away Emily's mom appears much more in that episode. And she looks exactly like Emily. I'd say that Emily's mom is a Gold Digger who divorced Emily's biological father for a much wealthier man. Also George's dad and George looks very different from the lady that is George's Dad's Current Wife. She looks like she could be an Elk or a Reindeer which means that she is George's stepmother. It also explains the last name change for George.

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And as far as a character that has a deceased parent: Let that be the brown dog that I mentioned. His biological father or biological mother could have died from Sickle Cell.

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Post by Wild Starry Moony on Sun Feb 05, 2017 11:20 am

In_Correct wrote:I think that George's dad is remarried and so is Emily's mom. I know it is accepted that Emily is a "Bunkey", but I just watched the episode where Binky is babysitting Emily and since Marie Helene is away Emily's mom appears much more in that episode. And she looks exactly like Emily. I'd say that Emily's mom is a Gold Digger who divorced Emily's biological father for a much wealthier man. Also George's dad and George looks very different from the lady that is George's Dad's Current Wife. She looks like she could be an Elk or a Reindeer which means that she is George's stepmother. It also explains the last name change for George..

additionally mollys mom is a dog and she and her brother are both bunnies
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