Season 2 Episode 8

Arthur vs. the Piano / The Big Blow-Up

Aired Daily 4:00 PM Nov 10, 1997 on PBS
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Arthur vs. the Piano / The Big Blow-Up
"Arthur Versus the Piano"

Arthur must play a Beethoven piece on the piano in the Spring recital. He thinks it'll be a breeze and he goofs off, but then he has a nightmare about messing up the recital big time, and he begins to worry. Meanwhile, D.W. has a serious hiccuping problem! #20802
"The Big Blow-Up"

Francine and The Brain get into a fight over which of them is the better soccer player. Their refusal to cooperate results in their team losing a bunch of games leading up to the big playoffs. Arthur and Buster have to find a way to get them to make up.moreless

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    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)

      • Haney Abuse Tracker: A couple times in "The Big Blow Up." Once when Francine and Brain argue over a plate of gelatin, it is flung backwards into the air and splats onto Mr. Haney's back. Twice during the mini golf scene when after a lamp post bulb destroys a windmill leaving the blade intact and the blade chases Mr. Haney away as he cries out in fear.

      • In "Arthur Versus the Piano," it is said that Arthur's music piece ends with a D-sharp. In reality, Fur Elise ends with A-sharp, and the "wrong note" Arthur hit was an A-flat, not a D-flat.

    • QUOTES (2)

    • NOTES (4)

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Fur Elise

        Arthur plays Beethoven's "Fur Elise" on his piano recital. This may be a reference to the c Peanuts cartoons and comic strips where Schroeder always played Beethoven pieces on the piano (he also played "Fur Elise" in A Charlie Brown Christmas).