Season 6 Episode 10

Arthur Loses His Marbles / Friday the 13th

Aired Daily 4:00 PM Nov 26, 2001 on PBS
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Arthur Loses His Marbles / Friday the 13th
"Arthur Loses His Marbles"

When Arthur discovers that Grandma Thora is a marbles champion, he trains with her so he can beat all his friends. And though Thora teaches Arthur everything he knows, she doesn't teach him everything she knows ... and it's Read versus Read in the first-ever Elwood City Marbles Tournament.

"Friday the 13th"

Brain doesn't believe in superstitions, even though his friends step over sidewalk cracks ... and even Mr. Ratburn walks around ladders. So when Brain's defiance leads to a string of bad luck, he's stunned. Can he reverse the trend before the unluckiest day of them all -- Friday the 13th?moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

    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

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (2)

      • The events in "Friday the 13th" takes place two weeks before those of "Arthur Loses His Marbles."

      • When Grandma Thora refers to the marbles tournament in New Jersey, she's referring to the annual National Marbles Hall of Fame and National Marbles Tournament in Wildwood, New Jersey.

    • QUOTES (0)

    • NOTES (2)

      • Interstitial (Real Kids Segment)
        An intergenerational tutoring program features Mrs. Hardy, a grandmother and literacy volunteer ... and Dashawn, her young student.

      • When Grandma Thora is talking about marbles champions in "Arthur Loses His Marbles," a couple of the ones she mentions are actual champions of real marbles champions, but one of them she mentions is the "Great Lefty Raposo," no doubt the writer of the episode.

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • In "Arthur Loses His Marbles", Muffy bought a pack of "Dopeymon" cards, which included a Stinkachu card. Dopeymon is a parody of the video game/TV show/trading card franchise Pokémon. Stinkachu is a parody of the Pokémon Pikachu.

      • In "Friday the 13th," Buster mentions the movies "I Know What You Did Last Tuesday" and "I Know What You Did Last Wednesday". These titles are parodies of the horror movie I Know What You Did Last Summer.