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  • The Great MacGrady

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

  • 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