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  • The Great MacGrady

    Full Episode

    S 13 : Ep 5 - 10/19/09

    Everyone reacts in their own way when Mrs. MacGrady reveals that she has been diagnosed with cancer.
  • Room to Ride / The Frensky Family Fiasco

    Full Episode

    S 12 : Ep 2 - 10/13/08

    #120201
    "Room to Ride"

    Binky really enjoys riding his bike, both for fun and as a means of getting to school and back. Elwood City's potholed roads are not conducive to biking, however, and Binky is devastated when his mother forbids him from riding on the streets after he comes home injured. After hearing that the upcoming election will include an issue on bike lanes, Binky whips himself and his friends into action, but has trouble getting anyone to care. Muffy tries to convince him that he needs "star power," but a visit from an actual star helps him to see what's really important.

    #120202
    "The Frensky Family Fiasco"

    After watching a nature film about animal families, Francine is convinced that her own family needs to come closer together. She proposes that they have a family night and though the idea is met with resistance at first, everyone soon warms to it. The Frenskys agree that each week a different one of the will set the agenda, but they find themselves arguing instead of becoming closer.moreless
  • Is That Kosher? / Never, Never, Never

    Full Episode

    S 12 : Ep 1 - 10/6/08

    #120101
    "Is That Kosher?"

    When Francine hears that her sister Katherine is fasting for Yom Kippur, she wants to do it too, even though she isn't technically required to until she's 12. She's sure that she can make it through 25 hours without food, but then learns that Arthur is having a pizza party on the day of Yom Kippur. Francine is determine to tough it out, but finds her willpower beginning to drain as the day rolls on.

    #120102
    "Never, Never, Never"

    D.W. has received many toys from Grandma Thora over the years, so many that they're just about taking over her room. Mrs. Read tells her to box some of the toys and give them to charity, but D.W. gets upset, equating the toys with her Grandma Thora's love. She decides instead to give the toys-- all of her toys to her friends, just as long as they'll tell her how much they love her. The Tibbles are quick to declare their adoration, but D.W. finds later the truth (or lack of) of their words.moreless
  • D.W. on Ice / Spoiled Rotten!

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    S 11 : Ep 9 - 9/6/07

    #110901 "D.W. on Ice" When Emily announces a skating party to celebrate mid-winter, D.W. brags about being a great skater. She feels she's so good that she even offers lessons to James, who is worried about his skating skills. D.W., however, is overconfident, having only gone ice-skating three times in her life. She begins to learn that sometimes it takes practice to be good at something. #110902 "Spoiled Rotten!" When Francine accuses Muffy of being a spoiled brat, Muffy is determined to prove otherwise. The school's clothing drive seems like the perfect opportunity, but Muffy's ideas of charity don't exactly impress Francine. Muffy wrestles with the idea of being spoiled and tries to learn what it means to be charitable.moreless
  • Hic or Treat / Mr. Alwaysright

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    S 11 : Ep 7 - 9/4/07

    #110701 "Hic or Treat" As Arthur tries to prepare his costume for Halloween, he finds himself distracted by D.W.'s persistent case of hiccups. She's been hiccuping for two days straight it seems like they just won't go away. On Brain's advice, he tries scaring her, but it doesn't seem to work. He discovers that D.W. is frightened by some very unusual things. #11702 "Mr. Alwaysright" When Buster gets Brain's help in shopping for a hat for his Mom, he chooses to ignore his advice and finds that his Mom doesn't like the hat. Infuriated that Brain always seems to be right about everything, he soon takes to quizzing the Brain everywhere he goes, hoping to trip him up. Brain soon cottons on to what's happening, but also begins to realize what may really be troubling Buster.moreless
  • The Making of Arthur / Dancing Fools

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    S 11 : Ep 6 - 9/3/07

    #110601
    "The Making of Arthur"
    When Matt Damon announces a new series called Postcards from You, Arthur and his friends are excited by the opportunity to create videos about their daily lives. Everyone has a great idea for a video except Arthur, who isn't sure what to do. He keeps bouncing between ideas, but can't settle on anything, and finds himself hindered by D.W.'s insistence on participating. He also has to contend with having been chosen as Buster's project.
    #110602
    "Dancing Fools"
    When Muffy finds herself attending a dance class alone, she signs up Francine without her consent. At first, Francine is irritated, but soon warms to the activity when she discovers that she and George are great together at ballroom dancing. The two are so good that they're soon invited to attend a big competition, much to the disdain of both Muffy and Binky.moreless
  • Baby Kate and the Imaginary Mystery / Strangers on a Train

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    S 11 : Ep 5 - 6/29/07

    #110501
    "Baby Kate and the Imaginary Mystery"

    When Nadine misses an appointment for tea with Vicita's imaginary friend, Tweenie, Baby Kate and Pal grow concerned. They launch an investigation, worried that she may have been kidnapped by the Tibbles. Along the way, Francine's cat Nemo is pulled into the investigation.

    #110502
    "Strangers on a Train"

    Sue Ellen is excited at the prospect of riding an "old-fashioned" train, but discovers that the train seems to be just "old" instead. It's really run down and with no other kids riding, she's worried the trip isn't going to be any fun. Then, the discovery of a mysterious diary looks to brighten the prospects for adventure on the trip.moreless
  • Phony Fern / Brain's Shocking Secret

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    S 11 : Ep 4 - 6/28/07

    #110401 "Phony Fern"

    Fern is offended by everyone's constant use of cell phones, until she surprisingly becomes addicted to the one her parents got her for "emergency use only." After being shown its cool features by Muffy, they become cell phone pals and are soon chatting constantly. Things even get so bad that Fern is busted for cell phone use in

    #110402 "Brain's Shocking Secret"

    Until now, only Prunella knew Brain's big secret --- that he was held back in kindergarten. When his classmates find out, he lies about the real reason why, too embarrassed to tell. His fake reason, however, causes Binky to start trying to emulate him, even taking his nickname and leaving as him as "The Esophagus."moreless
  • Swept Away / Germophobia

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    S 11 : Ep 1 - 6/25/07

    #110101 "Swept Away"

    Arthur, Buster and D.W. enjoy summer vacation at the beach. When it becomes unsafe to swim, Grandma Thora suggests building a sandcastle and they quickly become immersed in this pastime. When the tide threatens to sweep away their castle, Arthur isn't ready to let it go.

    #110102 "Germophobia"

    Buster friends are getting tired of his unclean habits --- he plays hide-and-seek in trash cans, eats food that's been on the ground and doesn't always wash his hands. They've decided he needs to clean up, or they're not coming to his pool party. When they teach him about germs, however, he begins to fear them everywhere. Now, he's afraid to touch anything and is seeing swarms of imaginary germs wherever he goes.moreless
  • Do You Speak George? / World Girls

    Full Episode

    S 10 : Ep 9 - 5/25/06

    #100901

    "Do You Speak George?"

    Kids at school begin to make up their own languages. Arthur and Buster create "Arster-Buther", and Francine and Muffy create "Oola". George, however, feels left out because he can't understand any of it, due to his Dyslexia, so he comes up with a language of his own, a language without words.


    #100902

    "World Girls"

    A new line of dolls has come out. The "World Girls", figurines dressed to represent every nationality, are the new trend, and when the new superstore "World Girl World" opens, Muffy is determined to buy every single one, and brings along Francine, who is not particularly interested in it, and Sue Ellen, who has her heart set on finding only one specific doll, Pema. When she finds out that Pema was discontinued she also learns that they also canceled out Little Tibet altogether.moreless

  • Happy Anniversary

    Full Episode

    S 10 : Ep 1 - 5/15/06

    #1001
    "Happy Anniversary"

    Mr. Ratburn shows a film about perspective and then assigns the class an essay about it. Arthur and Buster are disappointed to have homework on the weekend of the big Bionic Bunny / Dark Bunny special (in which everything will be revealed), but vow to complete it before the start of the special. Arthur, however, struggles with the assignment. Mr. and Mrs. Read are celebrating their tenth anniversary at a fancy restaurant. They're dropping Arthur off for Buster's sleepover and D.W. at Grandma Thora's. But car troubles leave everyone stranded. Things seemingly go from bad to worse when Arthur and D.W. get locked in a storage room in an old diner. They're disappointed, and a bit scared, but find inspiration in an old radio drama called "Kid Carter and his Sidekick Mistral."moreless

  • Arthur Makes Waves / It Came From Beyond

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    S 9 : Ep 6 - 4/4/05

    #90601
    "Arthur Makes Waves"

    Arthur and D.W. look for a place to cool off and end up going to (the boy that kissed D.W.)'s house and learn that Molly lives there too. Molly makes many attempts to not let Arthur into the pool, but they all wind up becoming friends. When Muffy sees them shaking hands, she goes ahead and blabs to everybody that Arthur and Molly like each other and Binky, Rattles, and gang go to stop them from possibly becoming boyfriend and girlfriend!

    #90602
    "It Came From Beyond"

    Grandma Thora takes in a stray dog that is extremely mean. When the dog is thought to go back to the animal shelter, it turns out it's a nice dog that has had a hard time.moreless

  • Castle in the Sky / Tipping the Scales

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    S 9 : Ep 1 - 12/27/04

    #90101
    "Castle in the Sky"

    The gang is devastated after their tree house collapses. It was the best place to hang out in the whole world! Can architect Frank Gehry get them to agree on a new design and help them to rebuild?

    #90102
    "Tipping the Scales"

    Everyone in Arthur's chorus group is excited about their upcoming performance in Crown City. Everyone knows nothing beats that post-concert cheesecake at Finklemeyers! But when strict Dr. Fugue replaces fun Mrs. Krasny as their teacher, the gang worries -- will music class ever be fun again?moreless

  • Quack And The Very Big Rock / Shadow Play

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    S 1 : Ep 3 - 4/14/04

    QUACK AND THE VERY BIG ROCK: When a rock blocks the path between Quack's pond and Peep's can, the birds must call on all their friends to help clear the way. SHADOW PLAY: Peep, Quack, and Chirp discover their shadows, then use them to teach Tom the cat a lesson.moreless
  • Big Horns George / *Bleep*

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    S 8 : Ep 10 - 12/26/03

    #81001
    "Big Horns George"

    George's bad day gets worse when he comes over to Mrs. McGrady's house to sing for Koko Taylor and his friends insult his quiet voice. After listening to one of the Brain's CDs, George dreams that he and his ventriloquist dummy Wally are in a blues-related adventure. He builds a guitar with his dad and gets a second chance to overcome his stage fright. Will he be able to prove he isn't a a "small-mouth" to Koko Taylor and Taj Mahal?

    #81002
    "*Bleep*"

    At a glass shop, D.W. overhears a word she doesn't know. D.W. is afraid to ask anyone what the word means, because she thinks that it causes people to break stuff. Arthur and the Tibbles warn her not to say it in front of grownups, or they will become zombie slaves (or at least the Tibbles say...). D.W. and Nadine put it to the test by having the neighborhood kid Vecita say it to her parents. D.W. accidentally says it to her mother while spying, and after apologizing to the neighbors, Mother tells her what the cuss word means. But the next day at school, all DW's friends are saying it. Here we go again...moreless

  • Postcards From Buster!

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    S 8 : Ep 6 - 12/22/03

    #80601
    "Postcards from Buster, Part I"

    Pack your bags! Buster is going to New York to visit his dad Bo. He won't have to go alone; the Reads will be joining him.

    #80602
    "Postcards from Buster, Part II"

    In this combination of live action and animation, Buster and the Reads enjoy all the wonderous sights of New York, including Central Park and Broadway. With his trusty video camera documenting every move, Buster is having a blast! But what happens when he and his aardvark friend get lost in Chinatown?moreless

  • Vomitrocious! / Sue Ellen Chickens Out

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    S 8 : Ep 5 - 9/19/03

    #80501
    "Vomitrocious! "

    When Francine gets sick in school one day, she is reluctant to return. Will the kids call her Barfine?

    #80502
    "Sue Ellen Chickens Out"

    Chickin Lickin, a fast food restaurant wants to replace the gang's beloved Sugar Bowl and Sue Ellen is outraged. She organizes a protest, but will her friends rally by her side?moreless

  • Dear Adil / Bitzi's Break-Up

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    S 8 : Ep 1 - 9/15/03

    #80101
    "Dear Adil"

    Arthur is excited to have a new pen pal named Adil and fantasizes about what life would be like in Turkey. Unfortunately, his notions about the country are just a tad outdated. Will Arthur learn about the hazards of stereotyping?

    #80102
    "Bitzi's Break-Up"

    When Bitzi and Harry break up, Buster is sad to lose his favorite baseball buddy. How can he reunite the former couple in time for the next game?moreless

  • Prunella's Special Edition / The Secret Life of Dogs and Babies

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    S 6 : Ep 3 - 10/8/01

    #60301
    "Prunella's Special Edition"

    The latest book about everyone's favourite boy wizard--Henry Skreever, of course--is finally in stores! Every kid in town is lining up to get it except Prunella, who's ordered a monogrammed, limited edition, coming all the way from England. She's in for a surprise, though, when they mix up her order and send a Braille version instead.

    #60302
    "The Secret Life of Dogs and Babies"

    Ever wonder what Baby Kate and Pal are thinking? Join an adventure into their secret world, where Arthur and D.W. watch impossibly immature TV shows and silly grown-ups are often in need of rescue!moreless

  • Sue Ellen Gets Her Goose Cooked / Best of the Nest

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    S 6 : Ep 1 - 9/24/01

    #60101
    "Sue Ellen Gets Her Goose Cooked"

    Sue Ellen is the champion of the popular Internet game, Virtualgoose.com. She becomes so obsessed, however, that she starts imagining her friends as geese to be conquered! Can Sue Ellen give up Virtualgoose before she finally quacks...er, cracks?

    #60102
    "Best of the Nest"

    Now that the gang has beaten Virtualgoose, they move onto Best of the Nest, where five geese fight to survive in the virtual woods. As the competition escalates, Brain becomes inspired to initiate a camping trip in the real woods. Will any of his friends be willing to forgo their computers for a real, live adventure?moreless

  • Arthur's Family Feud / Muffy Gets Mature

    Full Episode

    S 5 : Ep 10 - 11/6/00

    #51101
    "Arthur's Family Feud"

    Who ruined Dad's perfect soufflé? To solve this problem, Mom and Dad listen to both Arthur and D.W.'s version of what happened -- and the siblings demonstrate some very imaginative storytelling!

    #51102
    "Muffy Gets Mature"

    Muffy began to read Mature Miss magazines, and she began to act more mature, and finds out all her friends are too juvenile and she searches for a more grown-up experience with Francine's teenaged sister and her cool cohorts.moreless

  • Just Desserts / The Big Dig

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    S 5 : Ep 9 - 10/30/00

    #50901
    "Just Desserts"

    Arthur could not resist sweets and when he gobbled down millions of sweets, a cake produced by his father was available and Arthur did not want to waste the chance, so he engulfed enough pieces to make him fall into a crazy dream... starring Mr. Ratburn as a child-eating witch, and many other insane events.

    #50902
    "The Big Dig"

    Grandpa Dave would now only want to sleep and play checkers. Then one day Grandpa Dave shares a secret map, and Arthur and D.W. hunt for the buried treasure.moreless

  • The Last of Mary Moo Cow / Bitzi's Beau

    Full Episode

    S 5 : Ep 8 - 10/23/00

    #50801
    "The Last of Mary Moo Cow"

    When D.W.'s favorite TV show is cancelled; she makes a petition to bring it back. She gets a tour of the set, and finds out it is still cancelled.

    #50802
    "Bitzi's Beau"

    Buster's mom announces she has a new boyfriend, and Buster thinks his mom won't have time for him with her new boyfriend.moreless

  • The Lousy Week / You Are Arthur...

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    S 5 : Ep 5 - 10/2/00

    #50501
    "The Lousy Week "

    An army of lice has been unleashed on the heads of Lakewood Elementary. Now, the whole school must get rid of them before they all go insane.

    #50502
    "You Are Arthur..."

    Hey, do you want to be Arthur for a day, Well here is a chance. You (Arthur) wake up one morning and you are going to run in a 3 kilometre race against other kids, but he must go through a training day with the Tibble Twins and D.W.moreless

  • Arthur and the Big Riddle / Double Dare

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    S 5 : Ep 1 - 9/4/00

    #50101
    "Arthur and the Big Riddle"

    Arthur is chosen to appear on the popular game show, Riddle Quest.

    #50102
    "Double Dare"

    Arthur, Francine, Buster and The Brain dare each other to skip school for a day.

  • 1001 Dads / Prunella's Prediction

    Full Episode

    S 4 : Ep 8 - 10/25/99

    #40801
    "1001 Dads"

    Arthur believes that Buster is sad because Buster could not bring his dad to the Father's Day Picnic to have a fun time because his dad is divorced so Arthur tries to help him by "borrowing" a father for Buster just for that day.

    #40802
    "Prunella's Prediction"

    Flashpants! That was all that Prunella wanted and when she gets a hint from her sister, Rubella, she was excited about getting them for her birthday, but the gift was not what she suspected.moreless

  • D.W.'s Library Card / Arthur's Big Hit

    Full Episode

    S 4 : Ep 1 - 9/6/99

    #40101
    "D.W.'s Library Card"

    D.W. discovers that she can get her own library card and feel the power as Arthur has, but she can not write her own name. When she learns to do so and waits a week for a certain book to come in, she borrows it but never reads it because she thinks she might destroy it. Can Arthur help her out of this one?

    #40102
    "Arthur's Big Hit"

    Arthur works hard hours of building a model airplane, and then D.W. throws it out the window to see if it can fly, and the model breaks apart. Arthur gets really mad and hits D.W., and is disciplined for it. Binky is then ordered by the Tough Customers to hit Arthur because of all his. How will he get out of it?

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  • Arthur's Treasure Hunt / The Return of the King

    Full Episode

    S 3 : Ep 9 - 1/4/99

    #30901
    "Arthur's Treasure Hunt"
    Written by Stephen Krensky
    Storyboard by Mario Cabrera and Rich Vanatte

    When Buster finds an arrowhead in his yard; everyone wants to know if there are treasures in their yards. How will Arthur know if there are treasures in his yard if Mom will only let him dig behind the garage?

    #30902
    "The Return Of The King"
    Written by Peter K. Hirsch
    Storyboard by Mario Cabrera

    When Mr. Ratburn's class goes to a medieval style fair, his old teacher, Mr. Pryce-Jones, comes with his class. Mr. Pryce-Jones' class wins all the games. The last contest is pulling a sword from a stone. Will Arthur prove that Lakewood is better than Glenbrook? (Glenbrook is the name of the school where Mr. Pryce-Jones' class is from).moreless

  • Arthur Rides the Bandwagon / Dad's Dessert Dilemma

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    S 3 : Ep 7 - 11/16/98

    #30701
    "Arthur Rides The Bandwagon"
    Written by Peter K. Hirsch
    Storyboard by Robert Shedlowich and Mario Cabrera
    Everyone has a Woogle, the popular new toy... everyone except Arthur. He think that they're dweeby, until everyone else has one. He tries to obtain a wonderful Woogle, but the stores are all sold out! What will he do now?#30702
    "Dad's Dessert Dilemma"
    Written by Sandra Willard
    Storyboard by Jeremy O'Neil and Alex Greychuck
    After one of Mr. Read's scrumptious desserts makes Arthur the most popular kid in class, Arthur can't stop asking his dad to cook. Despite his dad's busy catering schedule, Arthur promises delectable desserts to anyone and everyone. Unfortunately, Mr. Read becomes overworked and overloaded...will he ever recover? and will Arthur ever see the error of his ways?moreless
  • Background Blues / And Now Let's Talk to Some Kids

    Full Episode

    S 3 : Ep 4 - 10/12/98

    #30401
    "Background Blues"
    Written by Peter K. Hirsch
    Storyboard by Robert Yap

    Mr. Ratburn assigns a project that involves family ancestors. Muffy and Francine turn this project into a competition to see who has the best ancestors.

    #30402
    "And Now Let's Talk To Some Kids"
    Written by Joe Fallon
    Storyboard by Stefanie Gignac

    Arthur's class gets picked to be on a television show in which the Brain does not want to go on.moreless

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