Arthur's Pet Business / D.W. the Copycat

Season 1, Ep 5, Aired 10/7/96
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  • Episode Description
  • #10501"Arthur's Pet Business"When Arthur desperately wants a dog, he starts a pet business. When he gets too many he decides to just take care of one pet.#10502"D.W. the Copycat"When D.W. gets told she doesn't like any interesting stuff, she decides to copy Arthur.

  • 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

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • another gr8 ep

    By CURLYHURLEY, Nov 17, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • D.W.: Arthur, you know I'd do anything for you for money.

    • Waitress: Do ya want a baby seat? D.W.: That would be a thoughtful thing to ask... if there was a baby here! Arthur: I wish you'd cut it out, D.W. Binky: You can't fool me, Arthur. There can't be two of you! Who's this?! Arthur: I'm Arthur. That's my sister.

    Notes (6)

    • The first appearance of Mary Moo-Cow, which is the show's take on Barney the Dinosaur!

    • The debut of Pal, Arthur's puppy. Noting his golden fur, he is probably a golden retriever or golden lab.

    • D.W. can be seen drinking milk directly from a carton in "Arthur's Pet Business."

    • "D.W. the Copycat" establishes a trend of D.W. being rude to service-people.

    • When D.W. puts on her old sunglasses with lense punched out "D.W. the Copycat," all you can see is her pupils, just like when Arthur wears glasses. When she takes off the glasses, you can see her full eyes again - she even appears to open them, as if they had been somehow closed before.

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    Trivia (3)

    • In Arthur's Pet Business, D.W.'s naked butt cheeks can be seen briefly when she is running out of the bathtub yelling for help (her towel flaps up near the back of her.)

    • Watch Perky's puppies in "Arthur's Pet Business." There's a palette shift in which two of them are a different color of yellow than the other and then when the angle changes for a second, they're all the same color.

    • When D.W. and Arthur are fighting over the remote control in "D.W. the Copycat," time seems to freeze on their respective shows: The Mary Moo-Cow Show and The Bionic Bunny Show. Proof-positive that if nobody is watching, nothing happens.

    Allusions (3)

    • Arthur: There are no babies in baseball.
      Arthur references a line of Tom Hank's Jimmy character in A League of Their Own - "There's no crying in baseball."

    • Mr. Read: I've got your favorite, D.W.: banana and peanut butter.
      Banana and peanut butter sandwiches were the favorite of the King of Rock and Roll: Elvis Presley.

    • Mr. Read: (regarding Perky) Isn't that the dog the mailman calls "Jaws?"
      Perky's mean nickname comes from the movie by the same name about a dangerous shark.

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