Season 2 Episode 10

D.W. Goes to Washington / Arthur's Mystery Envelope

Aired Daily 4:00 PM Dec 15, 1997 on PBS
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Episode Summary

D.W. Goes to Washington / Arthur's Mystery Envelope
"D.W. Goes to Washington"

It's the 1st family trip and Arthur gets to choose. He chooses going to Washington, D.C. and D.W. thinks that she's going to be bored until she accidentally runs into the president of U.S.A.

"Arthur's Mystery Envelope"

Arthur gets an envelope from Mr. Haney to give to his mom but he's afraid that there's something bad in it!moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • This review is for the first episode only.

    There times that I wonder why Arthur hasn't tried to kill DW. (Yes, I know about the episode where he hit her.) The way that she acts in this episode definately made me want to strangle her. Through out the entire episode, she does nothing but whine about why her parents won't buy her a pony and forced her to go on a family trip to Washington DC and acts like a total brat with her parents hardly doing a thing about it. If I acted half as bad as DW was in this episode, my parents would've disaplined me ASAP. What makes this episode especally bad is that not only does DW get away with her bad attitude, she gets rewarded (dinner with the prez and his approval for her sucking up). I couldn't really enjoy the show after that. And I was raised on the Arthur books.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 (1)

    • It's been established through several episodes that D.W.'s full name is Dora Winifred. So how can Dad shrug helplessly when the White House security guard asks her full name?

  • QUOTES (3)

    • (A Chinese farmer picks up an envelope lying in the water.)
      Chinese Farmer: A note from Principal Haney. Eww!

    • Arthur: Remember what happened last time we went to a place D.W. saw on TV?
      (In a flashback, a commercial airs on TV with Santa in a sleigh flying over a sunny igloo beach...)
      TV Announcer
      : Come to Santa's Igloo, where Santa spends the summer!
      : Pleeeeease?
      : Bleah!
      (Pal sticks his tongue out. Later, on the road, they pass a billboard for Santa's Igloo...)
      : What's it say?
      : "Share a sundae with Santa and his friendly reindeer."
      (They get there, only to find that the place is just a fake igloo facade with a fake-looking Santa actor that appears to be a slob.)
      Santa: Ho, ho, ho. Didn't you bring me a sundae? How can you share a sundae with Santa if you don't bring a sundae to Santa?
      (Only D.W. is smiling, the others look astonished.)

    • Secret Service Agent: That's it? Initials? Didn't you give the kid a whole name?

  • NOTES (1)