[Arthur was one of my childhood favorites, but I stopped watching it by the time I started middle school for some reason. For many years, I forgot about the show, though occasional screenshots of it online and a video of the theme song brought back memories. It wasn't until after a friend mentioned the show and showed me When Carl Met George that I started watching it again. I'm amazed that it's still running!]
[I know that Arthur has diverse characters. I like that characters such as Francine and Binky don’t exactly stick to gender roles, but I’d love for there to be at least one well-written boy who’d openly wear skirts/dresses as everyday wear, not as a joke. Even though I’m not sure how well that’d sit with other viewers.]
haha yeah, arthur’s been going strong for twenty years! and it’s easy to see why, it’s got a lot of good messages :0
and i think that’d be interesting! like, unfortunately it’s prrrobably not something that’d fly well with some of the uh more conservative audience, but one can dream! it’s certainly something that’d fit in the show - like, having a character in the show who expresses himself with fashion and those fashions include skirts and dresses.
there was a scene in an episode, The Secret Origin of Supernova, where arthur’s looking for a superhero to dress up as, he comes across Queen Sapphirella and says “i can’t dress up as a girl!”, and buster replies “that’s kind of narrow-minded, don’t you think?”
it’s a small exchange but it’s still a nice one! so maybe having a gnc male character in the future isn’t too far off!!