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Follow the Bouncing Ball

Post by A Lotta Moms on Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:34 am



This entire episode is worth it just to hear Muffy say "grody" at 5:04.  
That, and gotta love her spray-on pants:

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Post by Roabe on Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:47 pm

Haha, "grody". I haven't heard that word since the 1990s.

Then again, considering this show came out in 1996, and they're still in third grade as they were in 1996, it's safe to say that it takes place in 1996.

The cell phones, laptops and HDTVs being commonplace is a bit weird, though.
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Post by Rummy on Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:18 pm

There's been evidence that it also takes place in 2003, and 2012.
So I guess its best to assume the time period gets retconned to match with the current times.
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Post by A Lotta Moms on Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:21 am

It's interesting, the whole concept of the children/town that never grows up while the world around it evolves and passes normally through time reminds me of my relationship with the show and the place it has in my head.

Arthur is really the only children's show I watch and consider myself a serious fan of.  As I'd imagine for most of us here who are grown adults, it's as if Arthur and Elwood City exist to me unchanged, representing that little part of my childhood that remains constant as I grow and change with the world around me.
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Re: Follow the Bouncing Ball

Post by Nope on Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:17 pm

Muffy's able to defy the laws of gravity with that rump.

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Re: Follow the Bouncing Ball

Post by BionicBunny on Sat Mar 15, 2014 8:56 pm

LOL this is just too much.


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Re: Follow the Bouncing Ball

Post by A Lotta Moms on Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:07 pm

Muffy's able to defy the laws of gravity with that rump.

Buster and George are sure following the bouncing ball all right.    lol!
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Re: Follow the Bouncing Ball

Post by BionicBunny on Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:15 pm

Indeed.

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Re: Follow the Bouncing Ball

Post by ArthurFrancineFan on Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:52 am

Georges face
Hes like "Ah...butt cheeks, girl...muffy" ......?
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Post by Wild Starry Moony on Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:59 am

A Lotta Moms wrote:It's interesting, the whole concept of the children/town that never grows up while the world around it evolves and passes normally through time reminds me of my relationship with the show and the place it has in my head.

Arthur is really the only children's show I watch and consider myself a serious fan of.  As I'd imagine for most of us here who are grown adults, it's as if Arthur and Elwood City exist to me unchanged, representing that little part of my childhood that remains constant as I grow and change with the world around me.

That is pretty much exactly how I feel about it, too. The show reminds me of those parts of my childhood that will always be good.. the stuff that I want to remember. And then being grown-up doesn't feel so bad.
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Re: Follow the Bouncing Ball

Post by ArthurFrancineFan on Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:17 am

True, it does take you back to your childhood. Even if you do not feel that it was a good one, for me Arthur was an escape, a place I could go to and forget and watch with my sisters. When they grew tired of it, I kept watching and it just sort of felt like yesterday watching it again when the new seasons came back.

Despite the nit picking and differences in personalities and looks on the show, the old 2D style is the same, the theme song remains and the age never changes....its like a permanent dream state of which none of them wake from
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Re: Follow the Bouncing Ball

Post by MatthewHecht on Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:51 am

It reminds me of Batman the Animated Series, which was made to have 30s technology and buildings with 80s dialogue.
Arthur brings us a world where children regularly read comics and know what computers are. I think that makes it a mix of 50s, 90s, and new tens.
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