There's no denying the impact Arthur has had on generations of children since it debuted in 1996. It served as a faithful friend to many youngsters whose parents couldn't afford cable, myself included.
But all good things must come to an end. And I'm of the opinion that the goodness of Arthur expired circa 2005 with the whole "Postcards From Buster" thing.
Not to mention Mr. Ratburn marrying a man. That was just a tad unnecessary, and I still haven't forgiven PBS for it.
I wonder what woke storylines the writers have planned for the final season of the longest-running children's cartoon. Considering how children's television has been going lately, I'm sure they have some great material up their sleeves.
Maybe now the perpetual 8-year-olds will finally grow up and graduate from 3rd grade. 25 years is a long time to be eight.
Trust me, I've basically experienced my entire life during that time span.
Like all of Gen Z, I can't remember a world without Arthur. But with 25 years worth of material for reruns, I wouldn't be surprised to see an all-Arthur-all-the-time channel come to a Television near you. And I may even watch it.
Nothing hits quite like that opening song...