PBS Series Arthur to End with a Time Jump

Arthur, Buster, DW, and Francene
The popular children’s series Arthur is ending after a record-breaking 25 seasons.  The cartoon based on Marc Brown’s books will air a four-part finale. The finale special will feature a time jump, where viewers will get to see Arthur and his friends all grown up.

The series finale will air on February 21, 2022, after a 6-day marathon beginning on February 16, 2022.

The Arthur marathon will air all 250 episodes of the show and all the movies in order, leading up to the final 4 episodes.

The children’s series has gained critical acclaim for featuring important topics like racial oppression, bullying, mental health, politics,  and even LGBTQ issues. Who else cried at Mr. Ratburn’s wedding?

Arthur often had celebrity cameos including Yo-Yo Ma, Matt Damon, The Backstreet Boys, Neil Gaiman, and the late Alex Trebek to name a few.

While Arthur is known for being an educational show for children; it found new life as a viral source for memes.  The most notable one is Arthur’s fist.

Arthur has his fist balled up

The announcement of the show’s cancellation last year in July had many fans feeling like this…

DW at the gate contemplating life
Same. 

Are you a long-time viewer of the series? Will you be watching the marathon and the finale in February?  Let’s chat about Arthur in the comments below or online.


About Yali Perez

When she's not writing about anime for Funimation, pop culture for Fandom Spotlite, sharing emotional editorials on Renegade Media, or talking about makeup on the YMUB Podcast, she is a single mom to the coolest kid in the world. In Yali's free time she likes to bake, exercise, watch Korean Variety shows, and read cheesy erotica. Yali's goal as a writer is to share her nontraditional and colorful view of the world with readers everywhere.

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