Play-by-Play on why Arthur's Big Hit is the worst Arthur episode ever.
This episode was more controversial than it did get the message across. I had to do a play by play to find out what was wrong with this episode. First of all, the opening sequence where Arthur fights D.W. He discovers there are two D.W.'s and in his proximity, Binky is in disguise, explaining that Arthur would fight someone his own size. I found this to be a pique of distasteful judgement, as Binky is clearly taller and bigger than Arthur, so that would be an unfair fight. And D.W. was laughing at that, giving of more reasons why she is the most disliked character in the show. Second, Arthur explains to her about the model plane and she just spills the paint all over the newspaper and plans. When someone tells you not to touch something, do not touch it. It's invasion of privacy and uncaring towards her brother's feelings. Third, she touched his plane, yet again, and got paint all over her hands, and tattled to their mother that Arthur made her hands orange. She clearly touched it, but I didn't see any results of what happened. Did Arthur get reprimanded for what D.W. shouldn't have done? Did she get a warning from her lenient parents? Fourth, she touched his plane again and threw it out of the window, and when Arthur finds out, he punched her. This was wrong on several reasons. One, Arthur shouldn't have left his door open. Two, D.W. shouldn't have went into his room and respect his domicile. And three, he told her so many times not to touch the plane. Even if she is only four, how many times does it take to say, "stop touching my things"? Okay, Arthur hit her, and then he's forced to apologize to his sister. Fifth thing, why should HE have to apologize? Okay, that made no sense. He has to apologize to his sister, who he told numerous times to stop touching his belongings, violated his privacy, hurt his feelings so may times. And his punishment is no TV for a week. And I have to agree with the main character. I don't even think they cared about what she did, because there were no actions taken against her. Major hypocrisy in parental figures. Sixth, his friends chastise him, and he is herald as a villain, which irks because he, saying it again, told her not to touch his belongings. His friends were just as worse as his parents were when they didn't look at his side. Seventh, Binky had to hit Arthur or he was out of the bully club. When he did, he was still in, but walked away. Peer pressure, ladies and gentlemen. More controversy. Eighth, in the end, he apologized, and D.W. said this, "I'm just a child. Give me a break." That was horrible. He told you so many times what it was and you violated his rules and trust. He's a child, too, but apparently your parents and his friends didn't think so. Laws of life don't apply here. Ninth, Arthur told Binky how he made D.W. feel and thank him and Binky apologized to Arthur and Binky's friends invite Arthur and all have a soda in the club. This was wrong, too. Binky was pressured into hitting Arthur, Arthur hit her because she didn't respect his things. So many things wrong with this. This episode didn't deliver any messages whatsoever. All it's saying was how D.W. got away with hurting not only her brother's feelings, but belongings. And peer pressure makes others feel bad when your younger sibling hurts you and your parents and friends turn you into a villain. My moral is, hitting is wrong, respect others feelings, family and friends. Do not give into peer pressure, and do not touch other people's belonging. All in all, a bad episode.
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