Pick a Car, Any Car / Jenna's Bedtime Blues

Season 7, Ep 10, Aired 11/25/02
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  • Episode Description
  • #71001"Pick a Car, Any Car"When the Read family car breaks down, Arthur is heartbroken...and a little bit suspicious. Will he be able to use his brain to save the vehicle before his parents replace it?#71002"Jenna's Bedtime Blues"An invitation to Muffy's exclusive slumber party terrifies Jenna, an occaisional bed-wetter. How will she make it through the night without the other guests finding out her big secret?

  • 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)
  • The Reads' car broke down and they need a new car. Arthur likes there car and doesnt want to get a new one so he tries his best to not get rid of it. Jenna gets invited to Muffies party but is afraid people will make fun of her because she wears a diaper.

    By yasmeeen, Aug 22, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • Prunella: If I drank that much caffeine, I'd be peeing all night!

    • Supervillain in Buster's "Radioactive Squid Woman" fantasy sequence: I blame you for my accident at the pickle factory!

    • Ed Crosswire: Remember, "yikes" without "ik" is "yes".

    Notes (3)

    • A sign at Crosswire Motors lists Romero, Gorshin, and Meredith as names of salesmen. These are also names of actors who played villains on the 60's Batman series: Cesar Romero (Joker), Frank Gorshin (Riddler), Burgess Meredith (Penguin).

    • Sue Ellen was the only girl at the party with no dialogue. Apparently this is because her voice actress had moved to another city and wasn't available very often. The rumor is that she has been recast for season 9 and Postcards From Buster.

    • Episode B was talked about in a Boston Globe Magazine exclusive in September.

    Trivia (3)

    • The family car has a different color, size, and shape in this episode that in other episodes.

    • Jenna's father in seen in "Jenna's Bedtime Blues." Her mother was shown in "Muffy's New Best Friend."

    • In "The Boy With His Head In The Clouds," George mentions that he got Wally back from DW when he takes the puppet out of a box.

    Allusions (3)

    • Wimzie's House

      In Jenna's Bedtime Blues, one TV show that Jenna sees when flipping through channels on the TV at night is a Sesame Street-esque show with puppets showing the letter "P." The design of the puppets resemble characters from Wimzie's House (which, like Arthur, also aired on PBS and was produced by Cinar/Cookie Jar Entertainment).

    • The story title "Pick a Car, Any Car" is a take off on the card trick saying: "pick a card, any card."

    • Jenna: But no one can learn my true identity as...Radioactive Squid Woman!
      This is a parody of Spider-man; he was bitten by a radioactive spider. The villain Jenna fights (the one with the pickle jar head) is Mysterio, a famous Spider-Man villain.

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