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  • Big Brother Binky

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    S 11 : Ep 10 - 9/7/07

    #1110 "Big Brother Binky" When Binky's parents tell him that they're adopting from China, he isn't sure what to make of it at first. He learns that "adopting" means that he's going to become an actual big brother to a baby girl and will be heading to China to meet his new sister. Binky eagerly assists with preparations for the big trip and the new arrival, but begins to become concerned that his parents will no longer have any time for him. After his worries are eased, the big moment finally comes. At first, Binky is ill at ease around his new sister, who seems to cry a lot, but then discovers a special talent. Back at home, he's eager to show off his new talent to his friends, but finds that he seems to have lost it.moreless
  • Binky vs. Binky / Operation: D.W.!

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    S 10 : Ep 8 - 5/24/06

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    "Binky vs. Binky"

    Binky has always somewhat fancied himself as "tough," but when it comes to athletics, it seems he always chokes when it comes to the clutch. He decides to erase all evidence of his past failures and give up sporting activities for good, only to find that he's a natural at biking. Mr. Frensky compares him to the champion Vince Legstrong and convinces him to register for a race. Binky, however, is still worried about failure, but learns that it's important to have fun and the only person you're ever really competing against is yourself.

    #100802
    "Operation D.W."

    After a series of ear infections, D.W.'s been having some problems hearing. It turns out that she needs to have an operation to remove some fluid in her ears. At first she isn't scared because she doesn't think it's a big deal. When Arthur says that she's being brave, she begins to wonder if she really is so brave at all.moreless

  • The Curse of the Grebes / Arthur Changes Gears

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    S 10 : Ep 6 - 5/22/06

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    "The Curse of the Grebes"

    Three new power hitters join the Elwood City baseball team, The Grebes. Buster and Harry are huge fans and attend almost every game. But when the team begins to lose the championship, Buster learns the story about a decades-old curse that was set on the team, and wonders if he is the carrier of that curse, because the Grebes seem to lose every game he is at.

    #100602
    "Arthur Changes Gears"

    Arthur scrimps and saves to buy a special bike called the GX Trailblazer 10,000. This bike has all sorts of special features, such as a 21-speed skip-shift. When he finally gets the bike, though, he finds that it's so nice that he wants to save it for a "special occasion." Despite his friends pleas that he should ride his nice new bike, he just polishes it and admires it. But then a specter from the past shows up to show Arthur just what might happen if he simply leaves that bike to sit.moreless

  • Feeling Flush / Family Fortune

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    S 10 : Ep 4 - 5/18/06

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    "Feeling Flush"

    A drought comes to Elwood City, so residents are asked to conserve water. Due to their families' bad habits of wasting it, Francine and Arthur make a bet on whose family can use less water in one week. However, Francine soon finds that someone in her home doesn't seem to be living up the challenge, but she's not sure who. It becomes a sort of rivalry between Arthur and Francine, but despite Francine's best efforts, she finds herself losing.

    #100402
    "Family Fortune"

    Arthur and Grandma Thora are fans of the show Treasure Caravan, so when it's announced that the show is coming to Elwood City, everyone begins rummaging for their most valuable possessions. Arthur has high hopes that an old chair found in Thora's attic, very similar to one that fetched a high price on the show, will be just as valuable, or more. Meanwhile, Muffy is eager to show off a necklace that's been passed down in her family, but it is in for a surprise.moreless

  • The Squirrels / Fern & Persimmony Glitchet

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    S 10 : Ep 2 - 5/16/06

    #100201
    "The Squirrels"

    Buster and Arthur poke fun at a classic horror film called The Squirrels, shown to them by Mrs. Baxter. Both of them, however, are secretly scared by it and afraid to go outside. In fact, everyone in Arthur's class except Binky has seen the film and are suddenly spending a lot more time indoors doing homework. Arthur resorts to drastic measures to solve the problem until he realizes that the only way to face the fear is to confront it head-on..

    #100202
    "Fern & Persimmony Glitchet"

    Fern loves writing stories and dreams of being published. She sends a letter to the author of the books A Series of Horrendously Horrible Happenings, Persimmony Glitchet, who writes back in invisible ink. He encourages her to read, write and rewrite, and always look for opportunities to publish. She publishes a story in the Lakewood Elemntary Reader under the name Agatha Shelley, but it's dismissed as a boring failure. She wonders if she should give up, but reconsiders after receiving another letter and thinking about the second bit of advice.moreless

  • We Are Family (Salt Lake City, Utah)

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    S 1 : Ep 21 - 11/19/04

    While in Salt Lake City, Buster is invited to spend the day with of the Hirschis, a Mormon family and old friends of Bo. Buster learns firsthand what it takes to run a family of seven children, and he gains some perspective on the advantages and disadvantages of being an only child.moreless
  • Star Search (Charleston, South Carolina)

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    S 1 : Ep 20 - 11/18/04

    When Buster meets Justin, a talented 10-year-old actor, musician, and athlete, he decides to produce a documentary for Before They Were Stars. With his camera in tow, Buster meets Justin's extended family and explores Charleston and St. Helena Island, where Justin's family traces back its Gullah ancestry.moreless
  • Best Friends (Winchester, Kentucky)

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    S 1 : Ep 18 - 11/16/04

    Buster is absolutely positive that the latest Bionic Bunny comic book is his. But when Arthur insists it's his, the two best friends end up in a terrible argument. Luckily, during a stopover in Winchester, Buster meets two best friends, both named Katie, who remind Buster that friendship isn't just about the things you own, but how you care for each other and what you do together.moreless
  • Bayou, By Me (Slidell and Larose, Louisiana)

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    S 1 : Ep 17 - 11/15/04

    Inspired by the bayou, Buster sets off to capture the "Swamp Monster" on film. With help from 12-year-old bayou expert Dylan and other friends, Buster chases after the mysterious creature while enjoying the perks of bayou life, like crab dinners and catfishing with hotdogs!moreless
  • Buster's Road Rules (Tucson, Arizona)

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    S 1 : Ep 16 - 11/12/04

    Buster joins Carlos and Mora on a road trip through the Sonora Desert. En route, they load up on snacks at a Latin American grocery store, meet Ariana who plays in a local Mariachi band, and cope with flat tires and car break downs with help from expert desert dwellers.moreless
  • Good Ol' Tyme (Whitesburg, Kentucky)

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    S 1 : Ep 15 - 11/11/04

    Just because Buster's traveling doesn't mean that he gets out of Mr. Ratburn's assignments. He and Binky must complete a history report, but Buster is in rural Kentucky where Los Viajeros are performing, and there isn't a museum or historical statue in sight. Luckily, Carlos and Mora introduce him to fiddlers Randy and Rossi, and clogger Catherine, and the report on fiddling, square dancing and traditional Old Timey music gets an "A."moreless
  • Swimming in the Desert (Phoenix, Arizona)

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    S 1 : Ep 14 - 11/10/04

    In Phoenix, Buster checks out the Brophy Sports Campus, an elite training facility for swimmers that Francine has dreams of attending. There he meets Deni, an accomplished swimmer. Deni shows Buster the ins and outs of serious training and also shares his dream of becoming an astronaut.moreless
  • Hoops and Drums (Lander, Wyoming)

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    S 1 : Ep 13 - 11/9/04

    On the Wind River Reservation, Buster meets kids from the Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes who teach him Native American traditions including drumming and pow wow dancing. He also learns about another important tradition in this community- basketball-when he gets to participate in a clinic with his new friend, Stephan.moreless
  • Rock and Roll (Boulder, Colorado)

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    S 1 : Ep 12 - 11/8/04

    Amidst the splendor of El Dorado Canyon in Boulder, Buster climbs mountains-literally-and faces his insecurities. A group of enthusiastic young rock climbers show Buster how to overcome a challenge, one step at a time.moreless
  • Moose on the Loose (Jackson Hole, Wyoming)

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    S 1 : Ep 11 - 10/22/04

    Amidst the beauty of Jackson Hole, Buster is determined to track down a moose to show his friends back home. With help from some knowledgeable nature lovers, Buster discovers all that Wyoming offers: fly fishing, bird watching, and maybe even the elusive moose.moreless
  • Buster's Buffalo Round-Up (Rapid City, South Dakota)

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    S 1 : Ep 10 - 10/21/04

    Buster experiences the traditions, history, and adventure of South Dakota. Chris, a direct descendant of a Lakota soldier, takes Buster behind the scenes at the Crazy Horse Memorial. Buster also gets a close-up look at a South Dakota tradition with the Lantis family on a buffalo roundup full of cowboy adventures.moreless
  • Rodeo Cowgirl (Houston, Texas)

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    S 1 : Ep 9 - 10/20/04

    When Buster arrives in Houston, he is disappointed to learn that Texas isn't all cowboys and open country. Then he meets 12-year-old Tayler, a self-described "rodeo rat" and grand-daughter of retired African American rodeo star Cornelius Cleveland. Buster goes on an adventure into the heart-and history-of cowboy country.moreless
  • Up the River (Mandan and Bismarck, North Dakota)

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    S 1 : Ep 8 - 10/19/04

    Following in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark, Buster takes a canoe trip with the Stenslie family. Along the way they introduce him to Norwegian music, language, and dance that make up their family traditions. The adventures continue with the Miller family who share their favorite pastime: motocross racing.moreless
  • Sleepy in Seattle (Seattle, Washington)

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    S 1 : Ep 7 - 10/18/04

    All this traveling has Buster frazzled, and in Seattle, he's developed a bad case of insomnia. Luckily, Buster meets Russ and Rebecca, who teach him Tai Chi to soothe his mind and body. Buster's newfound state of mind comes in handy as he catches flying fish with fishmongers at Pike Place fish market.moreless
  • Among the Hmong (Madison, Wisconsin)

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    S 1 : Ep 6 - 10/15/04

    At a Southeast Asian festival, Buster meets Diana, Caitlin, and Rosie, who share the same last name and Hmong heritage-AND they all live on the same street! Buster cheers on the girls in a traditional dance competition and joins in on a family barbecue that includes Hmong foods and one of Buster's favorites, hot dogs.moreless
  • The Giant Pumpkins (Mt. Hood and Canby, Oregon)

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    S 1 : Ep 5 - 10/14/04

    Near Mt. Hood, Buster meets some regular-sized kids who grow giant pumpkins for competition. He also goes mountain biking, extreme, Oregon-style with siblings Jordan and Ashley.
  • Buster and Beatrice (San Antonio, Texas)

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    S 1 : Ep 4 - 10/13/04

    Buster meets 12-year-old Robert who has been playing Conjunto music on his accordion since he was five with grown ups who share this traditional Mexican-American musical form. In between jam sessions, Buster gets a lesson in real Mexican cooking and learns what makes a perfect taco.moreless
  • A Sense of Direction (Chicago, IL)

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    S 1 : Ep 3 - 10/12/04

    At the Sears Tower, Buster meets Farah, a 10-year-old Muslim girl who tells Buster about wearing hijabs, praying towards Mecca, and shopping at her favorite neighborhood Pakistani shops. Buster is intrigued with how Farah's Muslim parochial school is both different and the same as his own.moreless
  • Meet Me at the Fair (Knox, Indiana)

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    S 1 : Ep 2 - 10/11/04

    Feed the cows, take out the garbage, clean the house, all before breakfast?! That's part of life on the farm for sister and brother Lauren and Nathan. But as they show Buster, there's more to living on a farm than chores-like riding horses, driving tractors, and showing off their pigs at the County Fair!moreless
  • Muffy's Art Attack / Tales from the Crib

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    S 8 : Ep 8 - 12/24/03

    #80801 "Muffy's Art Attack" Muffy thinks that art is pointless and she has the sudden idea to put on her own Art Show. But when she forgets to make art for the show, she turns to Bailey and he ends up making every art piece. Will Muffy give Bailey the credit he deserves? #80802 "Tales From The Crib" Vicita is afraid to change from a crib to a big grown up bed so D.W. shares a story of when she had to make the big change.moreless
  • Fernkenstein's Monster / D.W., Dancing Queen

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    S 8 : Ep 4 - 9/18/03

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    "Fernkenstein's Monster"

    When Fern composes a truly terrifying tale, the rest of her classmates begin to fear her. Determined to win them back, she tries her hand at a being a fun author rather than a scary one. Will she succeed?

    #80402
    "D.W., Dancing Queen"

    When Binky and D.W. are paired up for a school project, they discover a mutual love for dancing, and decide to perform for the class. Everything seems great until Binky realizes that D.W. is not as talented when it comes to rhythm and beats and coordination. He decides to teach her the principles of ballet himself, but soon becomes frustrated by her practically non-existent progress. Will the duo get their act together in time?moreless

  • Fernfern and the Secret of Moose Mountain / Thanks a Lot, Binky

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    S 8 : Ep 2 - 9/16/03

    #80201
    "Fernfern and the Secret of Moose Mountain"

    It's time to go hiking! The Elwood city kids are thrilled, but when pro Francine is assigned to be novice Fern's partner, squabbling ensues. Can the pair resolve their differences and get to the top of Moose Mountain?

    #80202
    "Thanks a Lot, Binky"

    What's the point of doing a good deed if it goes unnoticed? When Binky is deprived of a simple 'thank-you', he resolves to quit doing good things for other people. Who can change his mind?moreless

  • Time to Leave the Nest

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    S 2 : Ep 19 - 4/13/98

    Simon shocks his parents by showing up at the front door with a homeless child who is hungry, covered in dirt, and seemingly orphaned. If it were up to Simon, he would have a new little sister to play with and fawn over, but Eric starts working immediately with the police to locate the girl's family. Meanwhile, Mary's has developed a new interest--reading Lucy's diary and making fun of her about it. Also, Matt is frustrated that he can't find any "alone time" with his girlfriend.moreless