Season 7 Episode 2

Cast Away / The Great Sock Mystery

Aired Daily 4:00 PM Oct 08, 2002 on PBS
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Episode Summary

"Cast Away"

Arthur is thrilled when Dad invites him to go fly fishing for the weekend. Finally - an escape from D.W.! But when a change in plans forces them to include her, Arthur's had enough. Does D.W. always have to get her own way?

"The Great Sock Mystery"

Ever wonder where all those missing socks go? One minute they're in the laundry basket, and the next - poof! - they've vanished! Find out once and for all when Baby Kate and Pal - and some of their furry friends - team up to solve the great sock mystery.moreless

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  • well its not what i expected but its ok

    um the nabi was good but it was not what i expected but its ok opps wrong website (by the way this is a joke review because cast away is realy bad) it dosnt deserve a rewiew
  • Cast Away was great! The Great Sock Mystery was good too, albeit a bit too silly at times.

    Cast Away: Awesome episode, one of my favourites of all time. Finally, Arthur's feelings toward D.W. always getting her way are shown. This episode had a lot of heart, and the end with the whale is the icing on the cake. Brilliant start to Season 7.

    The Great Sock Mystery: This was just kind of a silly episode, but it was still watchable. The Kate and Pal talking thing was kind of an annoying little quirk to the show, but I think this episode pulled it off. The whole sock trading thing was funny, especially that dog that nobody ever knew what he was talking about.

    A great start to a great season.moreless
  • I hate the episodes where Pal and Kate talk - it makes me so mad!

    In the "Great Sock Mystery", Pal and Kate (who have the minds of adults) go on a quest to find the missing socks from the laundry. I think the episodes where Pal and Kate talk are supposed to be cute, but they're just plain stupid. If Pal and Kate are so smart, how come they can't understand what anyone is saying, they're all speaking English, right? I hope I never see any more episodes with Pal and Kate talking. It's really making this great show look bad.moreless
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 (3)

    • When Kate is negotiating with Mr. Toad, she asks him if he wants Arthur's Woogle, to which he responds "that fad went out with the '90s." Woogles first appeared in the story Arthur Rides the Bandwagon," in which Woogles becomes the latest fad, but then died out. That episode aired in 1998.

    • Toady, first seen in the first season story "So Long, Spanky" makes a return appearance in "The Great Sock Mystery." Viewers learn in this episode that though D.W. adopted Toady following the death of her parrot, he is now living free again.

    • In "The Great Sock Mystery", when Pal shows Kate the hair, it suddenly disappears when she shows him the fish scale.

  • QUOTES (0)

  • NOTES (4)

    • Arthur, D.W., and the Brain all get new voice actors starting with this episode.

    • Andrew Porporino is now listed as an executive producer along with Carol Greenwald. Additionally, Greg Bailey is now credited as "Producer/Director" -- formerly his only credit was "Director."

    • The name "Mr. Toad" and his mentioning of a "motorcar" in "The Great Sock Mystery" are references to the popular children's book The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame.

    • Viewers were first introduced to Baby Kate and Pal talking in "The Secret Life of Dogs & Babies."


    • While Amigo is explaining to Pal how dogs have helped people, he mentions how dogs were sent into space. He is referring Laika, the first dog (or animal), to be sent in space in 1957.

    • The story title "Cast Away" references a Tom Hanks film by the same name about a man stranded on an island.

    • Alan Greenspaniel: ...interest rates...blah blah...the economy...blah blah...
      A bespectacled dog called "Alan Greenspaniel" is a reference to Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan.