Arthur Rides the Bandwagon / Dad's Dessert Dilemma

Season 3, Ep 7, Aired 11/16/98
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  • Episode Description
  • #30701"Arthur Rides The Bandwagon"Written by Peter K. HirschStoryboard by Robert Shedlowich and Mario CabreraEveryone has a Woogle, the popular new toy... everyone except Arthur. He think that they're dweeby, until everyone else has one. He tries to obtain a wonderful Woogle, but the stores are all sold out! What will he do now?#30702"Dad's Dessert Dilemma"Written by Sandra WillardStoryboard by Jeremy O'Neil and Alex GreychuckAfter one of Mr. Read's scrumptious desserts makes Arthur the most popular kid in class, Arthur can't stop asking his dad to cook. Despite his dad's busy catering schedule, Arthur promises delectable desserts to anyone and everyone. Unfortunately, Mr. Read becomes overworked and overloaded...will he ever recover? and will Arthur ever see the error of his ways?moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jodie Resther

    Francine Alice Frensky

  • Arthur Holden

    Mr. Nigel Emil Ratburn

  • Michael Yarmush

    Voice of Arthur Timothy Read (1996-2001)

  • Sonja Ball

    Janet Read

  • Bruce Dinsmore

    David Read / Binky Barnes

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  • Quotes (7)

    • Dad: (Lifting box off the cake) And here it is!
      Arthur: (Uncovering his eyes) W-what is it?
      Dad: Honey cake in the shape of the Leaning Tower of Pisa! Galileo...Italy...get it?
      Arthur: But I said I'd bring cookies, not a whole tower of pizza!
      Mom: (Whispering) Arthur!

    • Mr. Ratburn: Arthur, I thought I'd better bring you the spring reading... Oh, are you having cake? Arthur: Oh brother.

    • D.W.: What's wrong? Arthur: Dad got behind on his work doing my cakes and now Mr. Crosswire's mad. Dad might lose his business. D.W.: Lose his business? We'll have no money! We'll lose our house and end up on the street! Arthur: Mr. Crosswire's business, not Dad's catering business. D.W.: We'll have almost no money! Our furniture will end up on the street! Arthur: What will I do? I need these desserts! D.W.: Throw it away! Your crazy demands will destroy us!

    • Arthur: Performing is hard. We need the kind of energy you can only get from sugar.

    • Mr. Ratburn: I thought you might like to see the spring reading list. Oh --- are you having cake?

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    Notes (9)

    • When this episode aired in "Arthur & Buster Thanksgiving Spectacular," "Arthur Rides The Bandwagon" was replaced with "Buster's Green Thumb."

    • A Woogle is probably a spoof of Silly Slammers

    • It was more of the Furby fad. Started gradually, everyone wanted one, then the fad died as suddenly as it started.

    • This episode has a message about fads. The story sounds similar to the Beanie Baby rampage.

    • Mr. Ratburn asks people "Oh, are you having cake?" a total of at least four times in "Dad's Dessert Dilemma," under the guise that he just came to pass out the spring reading list and noticed that they were having cake. His attempts at mooching some free cake are almost always successful.

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    Allusions (1)

    • In "Arthur Rides the Bandwagon," Mr. Read mentions having had a pet rock. Pets rocks were an actual fad, highly popular in the 1970s. Some are still in existence today, although the fad isn't nearly as popular as it once was.

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