Season 1 Episode 19

D.W. Rides Again / Arthur Makes the Team

Aired Daily 4:00 PM Jan 27, 1997 on PBS
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D.W. Rides Again / Arthur Makes the Team
"D.W. Rides Again"

D.W. wants to ride in a bike-a-thon, just like her big brother Arthur, but she's still riding with training wheels. She has Mr. and Mrs. Read remove them, but finds that learning to ride without them is slow-going. She resolves to learn how, no matter how painful it is, or how long it takes.

"Arthur Makes the Team"

Arthur stinks at baseball on his team and makes them lose games so Francine tries to make him a better player.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

    Mark Camacho

    Mark Camacho

    Oliver Frensky

    Recurring Role

    Ricky Mabe

    Ricky Mabe

    Timmy Tibble

    Recurring Role

    Jonathan Koensgen

    Jonathan Koensgen

    Tommy Tibble

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (3)

      • Haney Abuse Tracker: In "Arthur Makes the Team", Mr. Haney goes outside to enjoy a cool drink when a baseball thrown by Francine lands in his pitcher and spills the drink all over him.

      • "D.W. Rides Again"

        Title Card: D.W. appears dressed a superhero and announcer states "Peskier than a mosquito! It's Super Sister!"
        Card Reader: Francine

      • And Now a Word From Us Kids: A girl talks about figure-skating.

    • QUOTES (12)

      • Mr. Frensky: If you win, I'm taking you out for ice cream. If you lose...
        Binky: You'll drive us to the outskirts of town and leave us there?
        Mr. Frensky: No Binky. If you lose, I still take you out for ice cream.
        Binky: I'll never get to see the outskirts of town.

      • Mr. Frensky: A good playing team deserves ice cream.
        Francine: Don't give an ice cream cone to Arthur, he'll just drop it. (Everyone laughs.)
        Buster: Cheer up Arthur. I'll hold onto your ice cream for you.

      • Francine: How about that fly ball that hit Arthur on the head? (Taps herself in the head with a ball and imitates Arthur.) Duh, where's the ball? Where's the ball? Where's the ball?

      • D.W.: I don't care if it takes until I'm 21 and I'm one giant scab. I'm gonna learn to do this.

      • D.W.: I am not too little! I don't want any help! I can learn this stuff myself!

      • D.W.: Father, this broccoli is so good. I think I'd like some for dessert.
        Mrs. Read: What do you want now, D.W.?

      • Arthur: This is a very important lesson! Avoid dogs!

      • D.W.: Let's go! I want to hit the open road and feel the wind in my hair!

      • D.W.: What's this mean? (She makes a goofy face by rattling her tongue.)
        Arthur: (shakes head) I don't know. What?
        (Mr. Sipple, the next-door neighbor, runs to D.W. with a cabbage and loans it to her.)
        D.W.: Hi, Mr. Sipple. What's this?
        Mr. Sipple: What's that?! You did this!
        (He makes the same goofy face D.W. did.)
        Mr. Sipple: Where I come from, doing that on a bike means "Bring me a cabbage, fast!" I left the tub running! Bye! (He runs back home.)

      • Brain: Let's start with the basics. This is a bicycle.

      • D.W.: My compliments to the chef. Everything is delicious.
        Mr. Read: Well, how nice of you, honey.
        Mrs. Read: Okay, D.W., what do you want?
        D.W.: I want to ride a two-wheeler! If Arthur can do it, how hard can it be? Pleassse.

      • Timmy: I guess you can't ride in the bike-a-thon like us.
        Tommy: Because it's a bike-a-thon, not a trike-a-thon! (laughs meanly)

    • NOTES (1)

      • The episode D.W. Rides Again! is based off the book of the same name. Though several elements are similar, the Bike-a-Thon was created for the TV adaption only, and the book ended with Dad accidentally crashing into a lake on his bike, much to the amusement of D.W.

    • ALLUSIONS (0)