“Arthur,” the long-running PBS show, is coming to an end after 25 childhood seasons.
The acclaimed PBS Kids animated series, “Arthur,” officially ended on February 21, after 26 years on the air. The latest episode wraps up the beloved series exactly as longtime fans would have liked, but perhaps not with the outcome they had guessed.
Our favorite aardvark is all grown up, and he’s now making his epilogue as a book author, just like character designer Marc Brown. But it doesn’t stop there, all of Arthur’s friends have grown up and have jobs that few veteran Arthur fans would think of. In the final episode, “All Grown Up”, Arthur and his friends reunite in an abandoned library. They happen to find an old electronic board game that predicts their future, based on their personalities.
Twenty years after playing the game, the ever caring and determined Muffy is now running for mayor. Francine becomes a competitive and enterprising businesswoman. Buster uses his curiosity and baffling imagination to become a teacher, although originally he wanted to be a pseudoscientist since he believes in aliens.
After seeing Arthur for many years, I guess Muffy would become a model; Francine becomes a star athlete and Buster becomes an astronaut because he would love to go to space and see aliens. Arthur’s career was no surprise. I like how the episode doesn’t give the characters obvious tasks because each finale should pull off a nice surprise for the audience.
Just as the game was about to tell Arthur his future, the game began to break. So he didn’t know if he would be an author or not. When he and his friends were about to leave, he bumped into Marc Brown (Brown was making an appearance). Brown gave Arthur a book on how to draw animals, which inspired Arthur to become a graphic novelist.
It was a clever scene as it references how Brown learned to draw animals for his Arthur books, and has now created a character who is about to do what he has been doing over the years. years. I think having Arthur as a graphic novelist is a great idea. If you’ve seen the episode “The Short, Quick Summer” you can tell Arthur is an absolute bookworm. He is imaginative and adventurous and always determined to try new things. Also, I think it shows that Arthur admires Marc Brown.
I’ve been a fan of the Arthur series for a long time, and it’s absolutely sad to see the series go after shooting for so long. Arthur and his friends really had a good run, but all good things must always come to an end.