Fans React to the Final ‘Arthur’ Episode Featuring Characters All Grown Up

After 25 seasons, the beloved children’s TV series 'Arthur' aired its final episode, which takes a look at what became of the characters 20 years later.

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The beloved children’s TV series Arthur came to an end on Monday after 25 seasons on the air. 

Last week, PBS teased a look at the future of the Arthur characters with the help of a mysterious fortune-telling game. In the final episode, “All Grown Up,” we find out what becomes of many of the characters who inhabit Elwood City. Initially, we’re introduced to a  board game that determines their occupation based on their perceived qualities. However, their actual future isn’t actually unveiled until the show leaps 20 years into the future.  

Turns out, his best friend Buster becomes a teacher, as the game predicted. Muffy did get into the public servant field by running for mayor of Elwood. George manages the Super Bowl, Francine works for a sneaker company, Binky became a weatherperson, and his sister D.W. works as a traffic cop.  

As everyone gathers around Arthur and pressure him into revealing what he’s hiding with his hands, we discover that he has written the graphic novel Arthur’s Eyes, which is the title of the first episode of Arthur in 1996, per Los Angeles Times. As he begins to read his graphic novel aloud, it becomes clear that his story starts where the show began 26 years ago. 

“The idea occurred to me that this whole series has been something Arthur has created,” head writer Peter K. Hirsch told the Los Angeles Times. “So the suggestion is this has all been his memoir. We thought, ‘Oh, that’s fun. It’s a little meta.” 

Check out how viewers felt about the grown-up versions of Arthur & Co., as well as the response to the final episode and its big reveals. 

no one talk to me i teared up at this scene from arthur

— taylor / tay (@tayquack) February 21, 2022

The Arthur episode actually is pretty good. Brought back a lot of memories of my childhood. Kinda crazy how time flies. Too bad that’s the series finale.

— ☀️🪶 (@TheSonBrave) February 21, 2022

Y’all I’m crying! The Arthur characters are like grown grown with jobs 🤧 they even got the original actor to voice adult Arthur 😭 #arthurpbs #Arthur25 #ArthurMarathon #ArthurFinale

— Celinda Reyes (@celindareyes) February 21, 2022

why this arthur finale got me tearing up?? he ended up getting an art drawing book from the library by accident and 20 years later he became an artist. and made a graphic novel about his life. and the first story of it was the first episode of arthur. 🥺 #arthur25

— tay - no more discourse, only silly tweets? (@plainpotatotay) February 21, 2022

Me watching the Arthur Finale and realizing I’m an adult too now #Arthur25 #EuphoriaHBO

— Neptune Scorpion (@lunarmermaid) February 21, 2022

farewell, arthur (believe in yourself and that’s the place to start)

(1996-2022)#Arthur #Arthur25 #ArthurPBS

— Jermaine Universe ⭐️ (HBO + Disney + FOX + NBC) (@JermiloGamingHD) February 21, 2022

this arthur series finale had my grown ass in actual tears and I don't know why.

I grew up with this show for so long and to see them all grown up with successful careers makes me feel a sense of pride.

— JOLLY J✨ (@DynamoSuperX) February 21, 2022

Arthur just ended today. I'm gonna be real I got emotional. This show and the books kept me entertained ever since I was very young. To those who worked on the series and to the original Marc Brown, you did a phenomenal job on this show. #arthurpbs

— Noby_Nobi02 (@r_luyanda1216) February 21, 2022

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