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The Read Family as a dysfunctional family?! This is a fun portrayal of Arthur and his family (from the PBS cartoon series ARTHUR) as the Simpson family. From left to right, we have Arthur's dad Dave as Homer, Arthur's mom Jane as Marge, Arthur as Bart, D.W. as Lisa, and baby sister Kate as Maggie. I drew this all freehand on MS Paint. C&C welcome!
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TimonPumbaaFan Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
HA! I KNEW IT!
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BakerChemi Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Knew what?
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LooneyFace911 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
LOL
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BakerChemi Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thx.
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LooneyFace911 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
You're Welcome!
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FluffyNinjaBunny6 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
Awesomely awesome
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BakerChemi Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thx.
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FluffyNinjaBunny6 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
Your welcome
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MaryKelly10 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome and cute
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mlpfan1982 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't watch the Simpsons because I'm not allowed to but back in May 2013 there was a guest appearance by the Icelandic band Sigur Rós (I LOVE THOSE GUYS!!! ) but they were only there for a few seconds. 
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WillM3luvTrains Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
This does not surprise me.  THE SIMPSONS and ARTHUR to me are very similar and in this way:

The Main Families of the two shows have a father, a mother, a first-born son, a next born daughter, and a last daughter that's a baby.  In other words:

Homer Simpson-David Read
Marge Simpson-Jane Read
Bart Simpson-Arthur Read
Lisa Simpson-Dora Winifred
Maggie Simpson-Baby Kate

Oh and let's not forget Santa's Little Helper and Pal.

Both American cartoons, well ARTHUR is Canadian but takes place in the U.S.  Real people have guest-starred on both cartoons.  Bart Simpson and Arthur Read's best friends are only-childs (Milhouse Van Houten and Buster Baxter).  And these were old cartoons (THE SIMPSONS est. 1989; ARTHUR est. 1996) upgraded and brought into the 20th Century, such as the addition of cell phones, internet, etc.

Differences other than every character on THE SIMPSONS are human (though the White/Caucasian characters are yellow) and every character on ARTHUR are various anthropomorphic animals and absolutely no actual humans are in the show: THE SIMPSONS is a more adult oriented show and ARTHUR is a more little-kid oriented show, although some adults like me watch the show.  Although on one episode of Arthur, profanity was included but before you get any ideas, they were all in the form of "BLEEP" and it wasn't for entertainment, but according to another website, probably Wikipedia or Arthur Wiki, it was to teach children that it is highly inappropriate to use swear words, which is notorious on the Simpsons although thankfully not all swear words are used.

 Another crazy thing and I'm sorry if I sound nasty-mouthed but in at least two ARTHUR episodes, urinals were featured (the episode where Arthur, Francine, Brain, and Buster dare each other to skip school, and the episode about the head lice).  Now for some reason they don't include that anymore despite it being the Boy's Bathroom, probably because it was inappropriate.

But for some time, I knew that THE SIMPSONS and ARTHUR were very similar to each other in some ways.  In fact one more similarity they have with each other, both cartoons, well two-dimensional animated shows have aired for way more than a decade and they are the longest running animated series in the world, THE SIMPSONS running for over two decades and ARTHUR lasting for almost two decades, which really amazes me.  And I hope ARTHUR can last longer than 19 seasons.  That cartoon has come a long way and I don't look forward to its cancellation.

I like THE SIMPSONS, been watching it since I was 4 although I don't watch every episode, but I like ARTHUR more, it's a much cleaner show and animals are used instead of humans, and I've watched it once in December 1996 for the first time, and started watching it more regularly since late 2001 if not sooner.
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ErraticBASARAfan Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I would have thought "Readsons" would be just as amusing.
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BakerChemi Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Perhaps so, yeah.
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MrsArmstrong1GDFreak Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
xD omg so awesome i would love to watch this XD if it was real brilliant idea ^^
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BakerChemi Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heh-heh, it'd be one quirky show.
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MrsArmstrong1GDFreak Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
xD ikr
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ThisUsernameIsMyName Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
My head hurts.
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BakerChemi Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aspirin! :pills:
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tdickensheets Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
New show!
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BakerChemi Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heh-heh, maybe.
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Supyloco Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Huh. I never thought about this way.
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BakerChemi Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heh-heh.
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NitroactiveStudios Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha! That's a good one!
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BakerChemi Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks.
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Admin2845 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Student Artist
Really?
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BakerChemi Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It was a weird idea I had a long time ago. I had noticed the similar family makeup between the two families (mom, dad, son (oldest sibling), daughter (middle sibling), baby daughter (youngest sibling), and a pet dog), so I drew it out.
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Admin2845 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Student Artist
where's the dog
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BakerChemi Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I forgot that I didn't draw the dog. But I meant to say that both families have a pet dog, so that's another parallel there.
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asdfghjklmn Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
awsome ideaXD
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BakerChemi Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
=P
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asdfghjklmn Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
no prob anytime:):D:hug:
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asdfghjklmn Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
XD
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YamiKariShadow6 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011   Digital Artist
FUNNY! xD Lol HAHAHAHAHA!
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BakerChemi Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heh-heh, thanks!
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RozStaw57 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
I'm a big fan of The Simpsons, and I like Arthur, too. Thanks for the drawing.
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BakerChemi Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heh-heh, neat! :aww: Thanks, glad you like the pic!
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RozStaw57 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
You're very welcome!
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thebeatlegeek94 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
nice:D
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BakerChemi Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL, thx. :giggle:
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loveydovey4435 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
SIMPSONS! I wonder how Matt Groening keeps it so awesome for twenty-one years....
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BakerChemi Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A cartoon lasting 21+ years is such an unheard-of and astonishing feat indeed.
Thanks for faving. :aww:
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loveydovey4435 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
no problem.
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BB-K Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hoho, double crossover. :XD:
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BakerChemi Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hee-hee, indeed. :giggle:
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MaatsFeather Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
The Read family, I must say, does not transfer well to Simpson family personae.
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BakerChemi Featured By Owner May 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, maybe not in terms of personalities...but in terms of family makeup, they match (each family consists of a mom, dad, first-born son, middle daughter, baby daughter, and even a dog (Pal, Santa's Little Helper)).
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Batsy-Fey Featured By Owner May 13, 2009   General Artist
Brilliant! I love seeing characters successfully converted into other characters. Bravo! :clap:
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BakerChemi Featured By Owner May 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hah-hah! LOL, thx! :D
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beatlesgirlfab Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
:rofl: hilarious and well done! :clap:
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BakerChemi Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL, thx! :D
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