Well ,we continue our goal to do 1 episode from each already aired season of the Long running series "Arthur" I hope he appreciates this , don't tell me he's not real. If you want to see our first , second, or third posts click the words. This also means we are almost half way through. This time our journey takes us to seasons 7 and 8.
Season 7 episode 7A. . Season 7 is the season where this series reached episode 100, and celebrated with "Elwood City turns 100" , that is a good episode and find the version with the PBS break with Larry King, that's just fun. The episode we randomly selected was episode 102 called "D.W's Time Trouble"
Whatever is going on I don't wanna know /copyright WGBH
Now the Episode: The kids talk about the movie they saw (ruining it for the rest of us... great I'll just wait for it too come to network TV) The movie about teen (I guess) who goes back in time to make his principal fall in trash because he wouldn't let him play his boombox in school. (that sounds better than inset current movie people don't like right now here)
D.W complains some more about Arthur making her watch the movie , and he won't be going to movies for sometime says his mother. (umm did she kill him?) D.W is awaken by imaginary friend (just roll with it) , and she has a time machine. (keep going with us) D.W goes back in time to make herself born first. (well then) D.W follows her future parents to a store that sells babies (don't give me that look) The Parents are looking for a girl to be their child , the salesman says if you are looking to save some money get a boy they're on sale! (That's why Baby's R US exists) In fact they get a baby boy free with a TV and trampoline (what a deal!) , D.W goes back in time again and decides to disguise her self as a sales girl to herself bought first. (well we wrote that)
Now in the new future, D.W is the first born and she has a kitten, her parents have money for ponies (I gives up ) and can see movies by herself (even though she is 4-5). D.W decides to help out Arthur , who was put in storage and still is a baby after 4 years ( I guess they have to be activated ) and leaves him on the door step for her parents to take in.
Hmmm darn kids and their web/ copyright WGBH
Hmm cloning DW... that should be an episode/copyright WGBH
That's the episode : The episode mostly being D.W's dream lets it go off into the surrealness
and it gives D.W an interesting perspective on being older. Also the imagery in the dream is funny like the horse drawn cars, to a kid 8 years ago would be ancient times so it's funny. It's ending is sweet that yes if you are someone who thinks she's a pest ...it gives you that feeling that those two love each other.
Our season 8 episode selection after the Jump
Season 8 episode 8 is full 30 minutes (at least space on PBS wise) episode that also spawned a spinoff of the same name , (that we wrote about in our PBS Kids go post) This episode we are aren't going to do the same way instead we will summarize and give our review.
"Hey I got an idea for a spioff... "Francine"/Copyright WGBH
The Read Family get to take Buster to see Buster's Dad in New York City while at the samet ime , DW wants to see a Broadway show about unicorns (the tickets cost 85 dollars). Buster doesn't want his mother to be to sad when he leaves on the trip. D.W tries to help save the family money, her Grandma Thora got busy at Bingo bought all the tickets. (Yay?) At the airport Buster's mom gives him a video camera. They make it New York City and they meet up with Buster's Dad. In terms of episode alot of it Buster looking around New York visiting places like it;s New York City's travel guide.
In terms of plot , there really isn't much of ome but the episode does something inventive where when Buster records with his camera it's a live action , this also was how the spinoff series was. Buster talking with people ,and learning things about how people live in an area or how about their activities. It's different take for this show but it does stand out.