neil gaimen

They’d been brought up to it, and weren’t, when you got right down to it, particularly evil. Human beings mostly aren’t. They just get carried away by new ideas, like dressing up in jackboots and shooting people, or dressing up in white sheets and lynching people, or dressing up in tie-dye jeans and playing guitars at people
—  Neil Gaimen & Terry Pratchett “Good Omens”
Why Arthur is pretty much the best show ever

- It’s funny as heck?!

- In the episode April 9th , a fire damages the school pretty badly, affecting the kids in different ways, for example, Arthur’s dad still being in the building after he’s out. It shows how they coped with it in their own ways, and how they supported each other through it all.

-There are multiple episodes showing Francine, who is Jewish, celebrating Jewish holidays with her family and relatives, while explaining what exactly it is that they celebrate

-Multiple guest stars including Mister Rogers  and Neil Gaimen 

-Different types of families, like Buster, who lives with his mother, or the Tibble Twins, who live with their grandmother 

-There are multiple episodes relating to gender equality, such as when Francine, Muffy, and Molly get tired of the way girls are portrayed in movies, so they make their own. Or when Arthur’s afraid of people finding out he likes to knit, until someone helps him realize there’s nothing wrong with it.

-Prunella’s best friend Marina is a blind gymnast

-George is dyslexic, Buster has asthma, and The Brain has a fear of water

-When George’s cousin moves to Elwood City, he, Brain, and DW write a song about all of the countries in Africa, erasing the stereotypes of what D.W. thought Africa was like. There’s a similar situation when Arthur becomes pen pals with a boy in Turkey.

-The power of petition is used in several episodes

-Binky has a lot of different interests including wrestling, ballet, bike riding, and butterflies 


-An entire episode where everyone sings?!

Ti sei mai innamorato?
È orribile, non è vero? Ti rende così vulnerabile. Ti apre lo stomaco, il cuore, e ciò significa che qualsiasi persona può entrare dentro di te e creare bordello.
Costruisci tutte quelle protezioni, un'intera armatura, così che nessuno possa ferirti, quando una stupida persona - non diversa da ogni altra stupida persona - entra nella tua vita… E tu sei pronto a donarle una parte di te nonostante non te l'abbia chiesto.
Un giorno farà qualcosa di stupido, come baciarti, o sorriderti, e allora la tua vita smetterà di appartenerti.
L'amore ti prende in ostaggio. Ti divora e ti lascia piangere nell'oscurità. Facilmente una frase come “magari dovremmo essere solo amici” diventerà una scheggia di vetro che ti perfora il cuore.
Fa male. Non solo immaginarlo. Non solo in testa. Fa male all'anima, è un dolore che entra dentro di te e ti lacera a pezzi.
Odio l'amore.
—  The Sandman, Vol. 9: The Kindly OnesNeil Gaiman.