Arthur

Season 7 Episode 1

Arthur, It's Only Rock and Roll

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Aired Weekdays 12:00 AM Sep 01, 2002 on PBS
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Arthur, It's Only Rock and Roll
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Airdate information is not yet known for this special, but Marc Brown has stated that it will be a primetime special about back-to-school time and will feature The Backstreet Boys.

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  • An Arthur episode that isn't ordinary

    10
    Like "Arthur's Perfect Christmas" it gave it a feel that set it apart from the 11-minute? episodes. Nothing against those episodes, but if you don't like Arthur or whatnot, this is the episode for you. I didn't see this when it first aired or repeated, nor did I see it on DVD until recently. The term "boy band" may be out, but most of the material is relevant today. What can start as a thing not intended to be famous can get popular very quickly. Francince's protest music against famous singers ("U Stink") turned out to be a ticket to fame. It had some very great lessons at the end- the music is more important than the fame. Hopefully YouTube wannabees and "Idol" contestants auditioning saw this "Arthur" special.moreless
  • Fern creates her own rock band.

    10
    After the excitment of hearing the backstreet boys coming to town.Fran hates boyband.She thinks they stink.So she plan to make her own band something that wont make them popular.Her band was well known called "U Stink" which seemed to be popular.Muffy however is determined to meet Nick Carter.Who she has an crush on.When the night of the concert.Muffy makes an plan to be with Nick Carter.By pretending the elevator is stuck.She than noticed that Nick wasn't all interested in her ideas and stuff.When Fern band was the opening act for bsb.She begin to get nervous.But thankfully the bsb help her out.Fran begin to relized that they weren't so bad.Muffy begin to hate them till......Howie gave her stuff back.When she thinks that Howie is her destiny.



    An pretty good special.I liked this.moreless
Jodie Resther

Jodie Resther

Francine Alice Frensky

Arthur Holden

Arthur Holden

Mr. Nigel Emil Ratburn

Michael Yarmush

Michael Yarmush

Voice of Arthur Timothy Read (1996-2001)

Sonja Ball

Sonja Ball

Janet Read

Bruce Dinsmore

Bruce Dinsmore

David Read / Binky Barnes

Danny Brochu

Danny Brochu

Buster Baxter

Brian Littrell

Brian Littrell

Himself (rabbit)

Guest Star

Howie Dorough

Howie Dorough

Himself (rabbit)

Guest Star

Nick Carter

Nick Carter

Himself (bear)

Guest Star

Holly Gauthier-Frankel

Holly Gauthier-Frankel

Fern Walters

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • In this episode, the crosswalk signals are designed a bit different. The man on the sign is green and facing left. Later episodes with walk signals have the man white and facing right, like real signals do.

    • Mrs. MacGrady suggests calling the band "The Five Apostles of the New Millenium", but the band only has four members. This is before Fern, the band's fifth member, joins.

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  • NOTES (6)

    • In the opening titles, you can see the human version of the Backstreet Boys in the opening parts of "I Want It That Way".

    • Originally scheduled to air August 25th, 2002, "Arthur: It's Only Rock and Roll" has been pushed back to September 1st.

    • "Arthur, It's Only Rock and Roll" will also be available on home video and as a book in September.

    • During the concert scenes, the cartooned group will perform two new songs written by the show's creators, and their own material will be peppered throughout the episode. The special episode will also feature behind-the-scenes footage of the Boys tracking their vocal parts in a recording session yet to take place.

    • Backstreet Boys Brian Littrell and Howie Dorough are depicted in this special as rabbit-people, while Kevin Richardson, Nick Carter and A.J. McLean are bear-people.

    • ARTHUR's "It's Only Rock and Roll" will premiere August 2002 as an hour-long PBS special. Premiering during PBS pledge, the special will include behind-the-scenes production footage, giving viewers an inside look at how the program was made. "It's Only Rock and Roll" will also be given a national airdate on PBS after August pledge.
      http://www.cinar.com/news-e/010802-e.htm

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