Season 3 Episode 13

Arthur's Dummy Disaster / Francine and the Feline

Aired Weekdays 12:00 AM Apr 26, 1999 on PBS
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Arthur's Dummy Disaster / Francine and the Feline
"Arthur's Dummy Disaster"

When George brings his dummy, Wally, to school, everyone loves him. After awhile, they get tired of Wally. Will they stop him?

"Francine and the Feline"

Francine never had a pet, until Nemo comes along. Will Arthur convince her to get rid of him?

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)

    Bruce Dinsmore

    Bruce Dinsmore

    David Read / Binky Barnes

    Danny Brochu

    Danny Brochu

    Buster Baxter

    Michael Caloz

    Michael Caloz

    Dora Winifred Read (1996-1998)

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (2)

      • Muffy mentions in this episode that she remembered George from back in kindergarten, but in another episode she said she was a new student that first appeared in the class in second grade.

      • In the story Night Fright, Arthur says he's afraid of ventriloquist dummies. However, his fear seems to have vanished in George's Dummy Disaster.

    • QUOTES (0)

    • NOTES (1)

      • This is the first episode in which George is named. Up until this point, all references to him described him as "The Moose Kid". Marc Brown once indicated that he didn't like "The Moose Kid" (and had right from episode one vetoed the use of a Pig boy for DW's class) and so the script writers and character designers made sure to use "Moose Kid" as often as possible. "Moose Kid" is sometimes seen to be wearing a backpack with a maple leaf on it. The designers decided that "Moose Kid" must be an exchange student from Canada. It wasn't until "Arthur's Perfect Christmas" that we find out that "George"s family is from Sweden.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Prunella's poem, "In the room the children come and go, talking of milk and Oreos," is a spoof of T.S. Eliot's The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, "In the room the women come and go, talking of Michelangelo."