Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Arthur Jumps The Shark

Arthur is running downhill. The long-running PBS children's show about the boy aardvark, his family and his many varied species of friends and neighbors is running out of credible or meaningful plots. Entire episodes are now being devoted to rummaging through Binky's back story, spelunking through the furthest reaches of Prunella's squalid heart or introducing some character I've never heard of. I don't know why they don't just show re-runs rather than subject the audience to creepy guest appearances such as Matt Damon (see picture). Pretty soon I expect to see Arthur actually jumping a shark. After all, he and the Fonz do share the same name.