Season 1 Episode 24

Arthur's Tooth / D.W. Gets Lost

Aired Daily 4:00 PM Mar 03, 1997 on PBS
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Arthur's Tooth / D.W. Gets Lost
"Arthur's Tooth"

Arthur is 8 years old and her hasn't lost all of his baby teeth yet. When Francine and the others find out they tease Arthur. He yet becomes even more determined to lose his tooth and fit in with the others.

"D.W. Gets Lost"

D.W.'s friend Emily gets earrings. She says it's because her parents view her as a adult so D.W. tries to act like one but she gets lost in the store and realizes that even adults aren't perfect either and after seeing what happened to Emily's ears she decides not to wear earrings until she is a grown up.moreless

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  • Arthur's Tooth possible

    It is possible not to loose a baby tooth until you're 8 or older. I speak from expereince. I didn't loose one of my teeth till I was 14 (But I had lost several others before then).
  • Impossible :(

    The episode "Arthur's Tooth" seems Impossible.

    You know what I mean. Correct me if I'm wrong;) but that's impossible or ultra rare to lose your first tooth when you're 8. Most kids lose their first baby tooth when they are 4-6. It isn't very original. Overall, I didn't like this episode at all.
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 (6)

    • When Arthur looses his tooth you can see that his body is behind him.

    • While D.W. and Nadine are talking about how the pig statue looks like Arthur, a blue video camera booth is next to the escalators. But when D.W. climbs on top of the pig statue, the blue booth is replaced by a red stand.

    • When D.W. notices the pig statue in "D.W. Gets Lost," she is standing next to the scarfs booth, with the bakery booth across from her. But in the next shot, and from there on, she is standing next to the bakery booth.

      The same thing happens again when Nadine tells her that that walked that way three times before.

    • While at the All-in-One Mart, several amusing announcements are made:

      • Welcome to All In One Mart, the store big enough to swallow your town. • All In One Mart values all our customers, but if you break something, you bought it. Tough Luck. • Today's special in our sportswear department: Pre-worn sneakers for lazy people. • If you've lost your child, come to our lost child department, located behind the toy department. And, on your way, why not buy a new toy for that poor, frightened child that YOU lost. • Attention smart shoppers: Free samples available all day at our water fountain. • Big sale in our book department: Books without vowels now half price. • Who needs expensive air-conditioning when army surplus jet turbines are on sale in our wind department. • Who doesn't like the satisfying flavor of fresh, warm, carbonated milk, the late-night treat that lulls you to sleep and burps you, too. • Don't forget today's sale on chocolate-covered cabbage. It's the dessert that makes you go "Blech." • Right now in our free-sample department, everything is half-price.

    • Arthur takes D.W.'s shark tooth that she got from the aquarium to school in an attempt to pass it off a tooth that he lost. The shark tooth resurfaces in the third season story "D.W. Tricks the Tooth Fairy" -- D.W. tries the same basic idea, but with the tooth fairy rather than her friends.

    • In "Arthur's Tooth," Arthur wears a sweater with a circled B on it. He wore the same sweater in the episode Arthur's Chicken Pox."

  • QUOTES (4)

    • D.W.: Why can't I have earrings?
      Mom: You're not old enough, and they'll make your ears green.
      D.W.: I don't care if I have green ears.
      Dad: (takes two pieces of lettuce and places them next to D.W.'s ears) They just aren't you, D.W.

    • Mr. Read: What have we always told you about glue, D.W.?
      D.W.: Glue is for paper, not for skin. And never put it in your soup.

    • Announcer: Chocolate covered cabbage --- the dessert that makes you go blech!

    • Announcer in supermarket: Right now in our free-sample department, everything is half-off!

  • NOTES (1)

    • Arthur's Tooth is based off the book of the same name by Marc Brown. Many of the elements are similar in both versions, though the book version has Arthur being seven years old and in second grade.


    • The "Flighty Fluoride Scour Rangers" are a spoof of the action series Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers.

    • Nadine's introduction to "D.W. Gets Lost" ("...this story will thrill you and shock you...") is taken from the intro to James Whale's 1939 Frankenstein, starring Boris Karloff.