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A Reminder That "Arthur" Once Beautifully Described Asperger's Syndrome

The cartoon that has been and continues to be on point.

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We all know and love Arthur, our favorite aardvark.

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But did you know that back in 2010, the kids' show introduced a character with Asperger's syndrome named Carl?

(Also, did you know the show is STILL ON?)
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(Also, did you know the show is STILL ON?)

Carl meets George in the aptly titled episode "When George Met Carl," but, at first, George isn't sure how to treat his new friend.

That is until Alan (former Arthur fans might remember him as "The Brain") helps explain what Asperger's Syndrome is in the words of Alan's uncle — a very successful professor who also has Asperger's.
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That is until Alan (former Arthur fans might remember him as "The Brain") helps explain what Asperger's Syndrome is in the words of Alan's uncle — a very successful professor who also has Asperger's.

The Brain asks George to imagine he's an astronaut on an alien planet.

And everything seems familiar but strange.

You find yourself confused by the way people talk and act around you.

What makes perfect sense to you seems weird to everyone else.

So you're left to your own devices to kind of find your niche — and you do!

Eventually, it gets easier.

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Even if you always feel like everyone else is just a little off.

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Watch the full scene below:

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H/T Ruined Childhood

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