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Post by BionicBunny on Tue May 27, 2014 7:24 pm

I'd like to see the series leave PBS Kids for a cable kids network,now,don't get me wrong,I love PBS,but if the show were to move to Nickelodeon or Cartoon Network it could open up a floodgate of new plots since PBS is a tad bit restrictive with episode ideas.

I would also love to see the series get a First 200 Episodes DVD/Blu-Ray,or whatever number of episodes we'll have by then.Also individual season sets,especially Seasons 1,2,3,and 4.And they better have a ton of special features.

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Post by Nope on Tue May 27, 2014 9:23 pm

Release the first 5 seasons on US DVD - that's all I want for now.

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Post by BionicBunny on Tue May 27, 2014 9:45 pm

I'd want audio commentary by Marc Brown,Greg Bailey,Joe Fallon,and Michael Yarmush on all the episodes as well.

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Post by FKATheGrebe on Tue May 27, 2014 11:36 pm

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Post by A Lotta Moms on Wed May 28, 2014 12:39 am

Yay!  Here's to out-paging Wheel of Compson.  

Yeah, I'd also like to see the show port to a station or production company that's a bit more lenient with what it can do with its plots.  Even if it's by only a small margin, more creative leeway and fewer restrictions would work wonders in returning Arthur to its glory days.

I remember the Arthur Facebook pulling a teenage Arthur spinoff series prank for April Fool's.  That would be a great idea because it would let us see how certain relationships might play out as time progresses, and how all of the characters' quirks and traits will develop with the onslaught of pimples and hormones.

Another interesting idea for an anniversary special would be to finally do an adaptation of the story that started it all - Arthur's Nose.
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Post by FKATheGrebe on Wed May 28, 2014 2:44 am

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Post by A Lotta Moms on Wed May 28, 2014 2:00 pm

Absolutely.  Some of the best early episodes probably wouldn't have been made in the current restrictive climate.  Crushed, for instance, would probably be seen as inappropriate because it portrays children having romantic urges.  In reality, I was really impressed with how realistically is portrayed the confused emotional state pre-tweens sometimes experience, which falls into that nebulous zone between puppy love, platonic friendship and genuine sexual attraction.  

I'd like to see more episodes along those lines, as you mentioned, that deal with slightly more mature topics.  Some of those ideas could even find their way into the current setting if only the binds were loosened a bit.  I know we all gripe about how much was lost when things became overly "family friendly," but I think we're all in strong agreement on this one.  

It would be funny indeed for some of the characters to encounter their earlier, more animalistic (and sometimes frightening) incarnations.  Just imagine how our current fashionista Muffy would react if she looked into the mirror and saw this:

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Post by BionicBunny on Wed May 28, 2014 4:32 pm

I really wonder if Marc Brown would go for the DVD idea.I heard he doesn't like Arthur to have too much merchandise though,which sucks.And the only reason he ever agreed to let PBS produce the series was because it was educational television-I don't think we'll see Arthur channel hopping anytime soon,or at least not in Marc's lifetime.Then it really depends on who he left the rights to in his last will and testament.

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Post by Nope on Wed May 28, 2014 7:40 pm

The reason he didn't want much Arthur merchandise was due to the nature of merchandise driven programs which usually favored toy sales over story development. How many times have we seen Disney's cast on virtually any object that can be sold for profit, in lieu of mediocre films? Another reason was the onslaught of mass recalls revolving around certain brands due to terrible quality control in cheap foreign factories (Thomas and Learning Curve) which of course would be very bad for a brand like Arthur which on its own just wasn't that large.

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Post by BionicBunny on Fri May 30, 2014 5:20 pm

I just want my first 200 episodes set with a butt load of special features.

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Post by A Lotta Moms on Fri May 30, 2014 8:02 pm

I think a Crazy Bus dubstep remix would be a welcome addition.
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Post by BionicBunny on Fri May 30, 2014 8:03 pm

Loco Bus!

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Post by FKATheGrebe on Sat May 31, 2014 1:10 pm

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Post by BionicBunny on Sat May 31, 2014 2:08 pm

I'd also like to see PBS run a big Arthur marathon where they show every Arthur episode ever in order and end it with two months worth of new episodes and a retrospective prime time special,and finally a new Arthur special,perhaps based on Arthur's Thanksgiving or Arthur's Nose.

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Post by CMSAB11 on Sat May 31, 2014 10:03 pm

I agree with BionicBunny. Especially since they haven't aired any episodes from Season 1-4 in a while. And, it'd be good to have another special.
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Post by FKATheGrebe on Sat May 31, 2014 11:54 pm

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Post by BionicBunny on Sun Jun 01, 2014 5:24 pm

Yeah I noticed the BuzzFeed thing.

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Post by BionicBunny on Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:56 pm

If anyone wants to write these suggestions to Marc Brown,here's his (assumed) personal address:
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P.O. Box 873 Tisbury,MA 02575

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Post by BionicBunny on Wed Jun 04, 2014 6:27 pm

GrebeWoman,you mentioned tracking down Luke Reid for retrospective commentary on "Jekyll Jekyll Hyde!"
Apparently he has quit acting and is currently a college professor.

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Post by FKATheGrebe on Fri Jun 06, 2014 1:07 pm

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Post by BionicBunny on Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:48 pm

Do you know what university he teaches at?

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Post by FKATheGrebe on Fri Jun 06, 2014 5:17 pm

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Post by BionicBunny on Fri Jun 06, 2014 5:57 pm

Dawson,eh? I'll have to check that place out...
Yeah,I say we shower them with our fan luvin'.

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