Muffy's Soccer Shocker / Brother Can You Spare a Clarinet?

Season 6, Ep 4, Aired 10/15/01
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  • Episode Description
  • #60401"Muffy's Soccer Shocker "Muffy's proud that her dad is the new soccer coach until he exhausts the team with demanding drills like the piston, the muffler, and the-gulp!-shock absorber. Even if Muffy survives playing goalie in the big game against Mighty Mountain, will the team survive her dad?#60402"Brother Can You Spare a Clarinet?"The try-outs for the Young Person's Orchestra are coming to Lakewood Elementary and everyone agrees that Binky is a shoe-in, since he's the best musician in school. So why is Binky suddenly refusing to play in band practice? Has Binky turned against the clarinet or against music itself?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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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • Mr. Crosswire: Out of the way for goodness sakes, this ol' team ain't got no brakes. Out of the way for goodness sakes, a-this ol' team ain't got no brakes.

    Notes (1)

    • Interstitial (Real Kids Segment) An afternoon of girls' soccer with the Gold Team, the Sky Blue Team, and their coach-dads.

    Trivia (3)

    • When Binky gets sent to Mr. Haney's office, Mr. Haney says he has no idea what Binky's name is, and he starts to rifle through his student file drawer. But the "list of offenses" that Ms. Krasny wrote has Binky's name on it, in front of all the offenses. Also, if he doesn't know Binky's name, it shouldn't be possible for him to look for his file.

    • In "Brother Can You Spare a Clarinet"; Arthur, Francine, and Buster say that Binky's the best musician in school. But in "Bully for Binky," everyone, including Binky, said that Sue Ellen was the best musician in school.

    • In "Brother Can you Spare a Clarinet?", when the music teacher calls a halt to the students' playing, everybody looks shocked to see their instruments in the poor condition that they are. However, it would be downright impossible for them not to notice before they started playing in the first place.

    Allusions (3)

    • While siting on his bed, before going to sleep, Binky plays "La donna รจ mobile" from the opera Rigoletto.

    • While sitting on the bench in the beginning of "Brother Can You Spare a Clarinet," Binky plays Edvard Grieg's "Morning."

    • The story title "Brother Can You Spare a Clarinet?" is a spin on the phrase "Brother, can you spare a dime?" which was often heard during the Great Depression.

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