Arthur

Desk Wars / Desperately Seeking Stanley

Season 8, Ep 7, Aired 12/23/03
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  • Episode Description
  • #80701"Desk Wars"Arthur and his friends are trying to get the best desk.#80702"Desperately Seeking Stanley"Arthur sells his bear Stanly, after he thinks the Brain thinks he needs to get rid of the bear, and move on.

  • 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)
  • By far one of the top 5 arthur episodes!

    By hoopz78426, Apr 20, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • Mr. Molina: I'm afraid we don't have enough, Vicita. The fish seems to cost a thousand dollars.

    • Mr. Haney: (after Mr. Haney finds the whole class fighting and shouting) What in Aunt Betsy is going on here?! (assorted complaining and muttering) Quiet, everybody! I'm going to give you an opportunity to work together to clean up this mess, or so help me you'll all be staying after school!

    • Mr. Ratburn: ((after Mr. Ratburn hears Arthur, Francine and Buster arguing) Arthur! Francine! Buster! Am I gonna have to split ya up?

    Notes (6)

    • When Arthur puts Stanley back on the shelf with his raincoat on, there is a pig next to him on the shelf that may be Brain's stuffed animal, Plato.

    • The Funny Farm has an appearance in Desperately Seeking Stanley, which now belongs to the Tibble Twins.

    • The surgical suits from "My Dad, the Garbage Man" and masks from "My Dad, the Garbage Man" and "Vomitrocious!" is reused.

    • In "Desk Wars", Muffy laments the potential destruction of her desk's "feng shui". "Seeking Stanley" has some apparent references to the Toy Story movies (talking toys, a ripped leg with stuffing coming out, the sadistic neighbor kid, the old person who restores the toy).

    • Even though Buster is shown leaving in the previous episode to go on the tour with his Dad, he is still seen in this episode. So that apparently means that despite the new show, he will not be leaving Arthur.

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    Allusions (3)

    • In yet another classic Arthur parody, the "Judo Kitten" stickers spoof the popular series Powerpuff Girls.

    • "Desperately Seeking Stanley" is a takeoff of Desperately Seeking Susan, a film featuring Madonna.

    • Ms. Tingley: I didn't move your cheese!
      A reference to the popular "change management" book, Who Moved My Cheese?

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