In the opening of The Substitute Arthur, Buster dreams that he and Arthur are playing a Monopoly-type game called Megalopolis, which also appears in Francine's Cleats of Strength and The Frensky Family Fiasco.
Ratburn confiscating a toy Buster brought to school, and when the kids are theorizing what goes on in the teachers' lounge, one of them suggests they might be playing with the confiscated toys.
Whil e carrying no politica l weight, thei r judgments revealed a rising expectation o f change s i n Hollywood' s blac k imagery.
Most of the props were on castors and the crew had to wheel them out of the way as the camera moved around the set.
That morning, when Brain offers to take a poll on Ms.
Fran k Freeman , a n "unreconstructed" Southerner—th e ter m i s tha t o f Walte r Whit e o f the NAAC P Nationa l Associatio n fo r th e Advancemen t o f Colore d People —and Stev e Lynch , a forme r manage r o f Souther n theatr e chains.