Postcards from Buster

Your Friend, My Friend (Encitas, CA and Tiajuana, Mexico)

Season 2, Ep 8, Aired 1/29/07
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  • Episode Description
  • Buster pays a visit to Encitas, CA, where Mr. Ratburn assigned the class to write to pen pals there. Buster heads to Capri Elementary School where he meets up with his own pen pal, Kyle. He soon finds himself facing requests from Arthur, Francine and Fern to find out everything he can about their pen pals. While Buster creates his video postcard, he learns a lot about his new friends and also eases the worries of his friends and classmates in Elwood City. He participates in a beach cleanup and joins the Capri kids on a trip to Tijuana, Mexico. There, they all meet another set of pen pals.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Cameron Ansell


  • Glenn Coulson

    Carlos of Los Viajeros

  • Marcel Jeannin

    Bo Baxter

  • Stephanie Martin

    Mora of Los Viajeros

  • Holly Gauthier-Frankel

    Fern Walters (as Holly Frankel)

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (3)

    • Kids: States! Mexico! States! Mexico! Buster: Eenie meenie miney mo, let's end up in Kids: Mexico!

    • Carlos: Almost there, guys. Buster: (reading sign) "Last U.S.A. exit!" Wow, I can't believe it!

    • Buster: Do I look like my picture? Kyle: Yeah! Buster: You look like yours too!

    Trivia (1)

    • Postcards from You: Unicef provides a postcards from Victoria in Moldova. In this postcard, Victoria and her friends are playing basketball, but the ball ends up going over the fence. Moldova tries to scale the fence, but a friend simply goes over, opens the gate and retrieves the ball.

    Allusions (3)

    • Arthur: Buster, listen, I've been thinking, since Emmanuel can write his letters in Spanish, I'm going to get Adil to help me write one in Turkish. Buster: Um, I'm not sure, but I don't think Emmanuel speaks Turkish. Arthur first began writing to his pen-pal Adil in the eighth season Arthur story "Dear Adil." In that story, Arthur had misconceptions about Turkey and wasn't sure what to write to his pen pal.

    • Fern: I love Orca whales too. I've seen Free Millie five times. Francine: You should put that in your letter. Free Millie is a riff on the film Free Willy, a 1993 movie about the rescue of a whale.

    • Buster: (in fantasy sequence) Ah, the border. Where everything is different on the other side. Border Fairy: Welcome. I am the Border Fairy, here to help you with your crossing. Buster: Great! How do I get over there? Border Fairy: All you have to do is put one foot in front of the other and repeat after me --- "There's no place like the border. There's no place like the border." The Border Fairy channels The Wizard of Oz with a saying close to that of the classic phrase of the character Dorothy --- "There's no place like home."

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