Season 3 Episode 9

Arthur's Treasure Hunt / The Return of the King

Aired Daily 4:00 PM Jan 04, 1999 on PBS
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Arthur's Treasure Hunt / The Return of the King
"Arthur's Treasure Hunt"
Written by Stephen Krensky
Storyboard by Mario Cabrera and Rich Vanatte

When Buster finds an arrowhead in his yard; everyone wants to know if there are treasures in their yards. How will Arthur know if there are treasures in his yard if Mom will only let him dig behind the garage?

"The Return Of The King"
Written by Peter K. Hirsch
Storyboard by Mario Cabrera

When Mr. Ratburn's class goes to a medieval style fair, his old teacher, Mr. Pryce-Jones, comes with his class. Mr. Pryce-Jones' class wins all the games. The last contest is pulling a sword from a stone. Will Arthur prove that Lakewood is better than Glenbrook? (Glenbrook is the name of the school where Mr. Pryce-Jones' class is from).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

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (2)

    • QUOTES (3)

      • Buster: Well that's it, we've lost for sure now. Might as well get something to eat.
        Francine: Eat? You just had six pies!
        Buster: I feel empty inside...

      • Muffy: (An unnamed rival student who looks like Muffy serves to Muffy in a game of Middle Ages tennis. It breaks easily through Muffy's racket) Huh?! This isn't a regulation tennis ball - it weighs a ton!
        Rival Student: It's what they played with in the 16th century, like this racket.
        Muffy: That piece of junk? It looks like it could have been used by Henry VIII.
        Rival Student: It was used by Henry V. He was my great-great-great-great-great-great-uncle.

      • Mr. Ratburn: Stick with your partner, and take notes on all the historical details. They'll be useful when we compete in the games.
        Vendor: Get your haggis here! Fresh haggis! Two for a dollar!
        Buster: (Writing) Haggis, two for a dollar...What's haggis?

    • NOTES (2)

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • The title of the story "The Return of the King" is a reference to the famous book of the same name by J.R.R Tolkien.

      • The Return of the King is based on the fact that King Arthur pulled a real sword out of a stone in the Middle Ages. History repeats itself and Arthur Read pulls a sword out of a stone on the field trip.

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