Postcards from Buster

PBS (ended 2012)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 3 : Ep 5

    Vamos, Buster (Chile)

    Aired 2/25/12

  • S 3 : Ep 4

    Finding Family in Chennai (India)

    Aired 2/18/12

  • S 3 : Ep 3

    Buster's Egyptian Adventure (Cairo, Giza, & Aswan, Egypt)

    Aired 11/21/08

  • S 3 : Ep 2

    Buster in Beijing (Beijing, China)

    Aired 11/14/08

  • S 3 : Ep 1

    Ciao Buster (Venice, Italy)

    Aired 11/7/08

  • Cast & Crew
  • Marcel Jeannin

    Bo Baxter

  • Cameron Ansell


  • Danny Brochu

    Buster Baxter

  • Stephanie Martin

    Mora of Los Viajeros (Season Two)

  • Elizabeth Diaga

    Mora of Los Viajeros

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  • show Description
  • Arthur's best friend Buster, is starring in his own series. Buster accompanies his airline pilot father as he flies the fictional latin rock group Los Viajeros on a concert tour. Catch Buster in the second season of the program, now airing weekly on PBSKids GO!Characters:Buster Baxter - He's a rabbit who loves to eat! He's a big pig, but he is a loyal friend to his best friend Arthur. Buster loves taking naps, and he isn't very good in school.Arthur Read - Buster's best friend. He is also very loyal to Buster. He wears glasses. He's an aardvark.Theme Song:Hey, Buster! Where you off too? What you up to? Buster! Where you off to now?Where you gonna be? Who you gonna see there? Let's find out whose hands we'll shake See the things you've done We can have some fun there Let's find out what friends we'll makeBuster! Where you off to? What you up to? Buster! Where you off to now? (Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)Ring around the globe From North Pole to South Pole Ridin' on horses, ferrys, trains and planes Hikin' bikin' swimmin' on the seashore He's got his camera And he's gonna explore All the neat things he's never done before. (Yeah, yeah, yeah)Hey, Buster! Where you off to? What you up to? Buster! What you up to now, now, now? Hey Buster! Where you off to?Info about the Theme Song:The fun starts with "Hey Buster," the catchy, original theme song, performed by musician Wyclef Jean, formerly of the acclaimed rap group The Fugees. Wyclef-known for a multicultural that transcends musical genre-performs the song with help from 3 on 3, a teenaged hip-hop group that he is producing. Show Music:Each episode incorporates an original song about the region or city Buster is about to visit. The songs-sung by Los Viajeros-introduce viewers to the new location, help to advance the narrative, and engage viewers. Upbeat, diverse music genres are folded into storylines as a vehicle to help introduce kids to different cultures, as well as reinforce the curriculum for viewers who are learning English through repetition, rhyme, and catchy lyrics. Original music score by award-winning Argentinean composer Claudio Ragazzi (Next Stop Wonderland, The Blue Diner). Books:Little, Brown Books for Young Readers released Buster's Activity Book in time for the series premiere, packed with 32 pages of activities that center around the series' travel theme. They also launched in Spring 2005 a 12-book series of leveled readers for children ages six to nine titled Passport to Reading, which tie into Buster's adventures on the show, and the people and places he encounters on his journey. FAQ:Q. When is this show airing? A. The show began on October 11th, 2004. You can catch it weekdays on most PBS station as part of a block called PBS Kids GO! Check local schedule listings or the official website for the exact time in your area. The program is now in its second season, thanks to the funding of such organizations as The Arthur Vining Davis Foundation and The Gill Foundation.Q. Is this show a spin-off of Arthur? A. Yes, it is. The show began from the episode of Arthur, "Postcards from Buster".Q. What is the plot of this show? A. Buster travels to various locations, making new friends and learning about their culture. He sends video postcards back home to his friends in Elwood City, many of whom appear from time-to-time on the show.Q. Who is the main character in this show? A. Buster is the star of the show, but his father Bo Baxter is also an important character. Los Viajeros --- Carlos and Mora are also central to the plot.Q. Will the original characters air? A. Yes, they will because Buster is going to be keeping in touch with them through via cam.Q. What ages is this show targeted at? A. This show is mainly targeted at four to eight, with a special emphasis on six to eight.First Telecast: October 11th, 2004Episodes: 50+This is a spin off series from the hit PBS Kids series Arthur.moreless

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (294)

    • Jane Read: Kids, we're going to New York City! Arthur & D.W.: New York City!

    • Woman: Nothing like sleeping in. Buster: But it's 6:19. I only got ten hours of sleep.

    • Buster: Dad, can I get a tatoo? Bo Baxter: Eh.... no....

    • Lauren: "This is my pig, Francine." Buster: "Hey, I have a friend named Francine... But she's a girl, not a pig."

    • Farah's Mom: Are you having fun in Chicago? Buster: Mmm, donuts.

    • Buster: It's just money and a trophy and a whole lot of people watching and maybe I'd better stop talking.

    • Buster: I'm just getting strawberries. No problem. But why did she say 'be careful out there?'

    • Rebecca: Buster, you ask too many questions!

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    Notes (198)

    • In the scene where D.W. imagines living in a hotel, it is a spoof of the books and movie, "Eloise in the Plaza".

    • We learn Buster's father's name is Bo Baxter.

    • You can really see real footage of New York City.

    • This episode was a regular Arthur episode and this episode will become the Arthur spin off.

    • Show Promo: Buster talks about all the fun sights and attractions that he's seen and we can see on his new show.

    • Wait! I forgot to tell you something I learned in Indiana: Buster discusses the eating and drinking habits of cows.

    • PBS Kids GO! - Guitar - A boy talks about how he plays a guitar, but he isn't a "rock star."

    • This show has some changes from "Arthur." The animation is slightly different, and Buster's dad has hair!

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    Trivia (32)

    • Buster appears to be riding on a 777 due to the wing structure or maybe even an air bus due to the way the TVs in the filming segment come down. but the animated plane has a tale engine which neither the 777 or the airbus has.

    • Buster is running his video camera while the plane is taking off from the runway. Passengers are supposed to turn off their portable electronic devices during takeoff.

    • camera is visible(kind of):In the part where buster is in the fortune cookie factory, the kids show buster a picture of the grandmother, who started the factory. If you look closely at the framed glassed picture, you can see a reflection of the camera guy aka Buster, you can even see a picture of buster on the reflection of the glass!!

    • Close-captioning throughout the episode misspells the name of Taylor McCullough as Tayler.

    • When Buster mentions Taylor from the previous episode, close-captioning once again misspells her name as Tayler.

    • Once again our friends at PBS got their types of planes confused. Buster's dad appears to fly a lear jet but when buster looks out the window in the live action part it is clearly the wing of a 777.

    • When it shows that Mr. Ratburn says that buster didn't tell the truth about the he wouldn't allow dancing in the class Mr.Ratburns hand turns into the same color of his ear.

    • When Buster says "I've got Katy and Katey to hang out with now," close-captioning reads "the Katies."

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    Allusions (48)

    • Buster: Buster has a copy of "Death of a Salesman" .
      A copy of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" is shown sitting in Buster's house. Buster quoted from this play in the "Arthur" episode "Buster's Sweet Success".

    • The episode title "Sleepy in Seattle" is a reference to the the popular phrase and movie title Sleepless in Seattle.

    • Buster: What is this house thing?
      Carlos: It's a pagoda.
      A pagoda is a type of multi-storied Japanese and Chinese structure. Find out more about it here.

    • Red-Haired Boy: It's like you're Spider-Man or something.
      Spider-Man is a comic book superhero whose deeds were also popularized on television (numerous shows) and movies.

    • Buster: Look at all the snow here, Dad. No wonder they held the Olympics here.
      The Olympics are a popular sporting tradition that have been played since ancient times. The 2002 Winter Olympics were held at the Park City Mountain Resort, seen in this episode.

    • Muffy: Nobody would want to watch a (static crackling) like that. Have you seen Ken Burns (static crackles again)?
      The writers are having another good bit of fun here by having Muffy take a poke at Ken Burns, who has a provided a number of rather popular documentaries for PBS. You can learn more about him at the page for his production Jazz at the official PBS site, as well as other companion sites for his documentaries.

    • Buster: I've heard of Br'er Rabbit. I didn't know that's a Gullah story.
      Br'er Rabbit is the story of a clever rabbit. He also appears as one of the characters in the Disney movie Song of the South. You can learn more about him at a page dedicated to Disney comics characters.

    • Mother: Gullah is a lifestyle that's particular to this part of the country.
      Gullah culture was brought over to South Carolina by West Africans and is still maintained today. You can learn more about it and the celebration of it at the official Native Island Gullah Celebration site.

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  • Fan Reviews (20)
  • I prefer the original over this one.

    By sumoneelse3950, Feb 13, 2014

  • Best. Show. ever!

    By onyxorinis, Dec 16, 2013

  • This was great

    By Luka149, Jan 11, 2013

  • Marc Brown, what were you thinking?

    By That_TV_Dude, Feb 03, 2011

  • ok so what? i dont like it its about an animated bunny that goes into the real world and goes intos kids houses without permission. (if you want to kill me, read my review)

    By darkmegaboy15, Dec 29, 2007

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