The long-running children’s cartoon will show its final series in 2022 after a good innings of 25-years on air, making it the second-longest-running show in America, behindThe Simpsons.
All episodes have been recorded, US broadcaster PBS have said, so that’s a wrap on the six Emmy award winning cartoon.
For a show that started in the 1990s, Arthur has shown itself able to adapt to shifts in time and culture. It taught children lessons about people’s differences including personalities and interests, for instance.
Kathy Waugh, who created Arthur for screen, adapting it from a popular book, said cancelling it was a mistake. Speaking on a podcast, she said: “I think (PBS) made a mistake, and I think Arthur should come back and I know I’m not alone in thinking they made a mistake.
“I don’t know if it was a ratings issue or if it felt like it needed to be retired.”
Whatever the reason, while Arthur is retired, let’s just ensure the memes live on.