It's the 2nd family trip and D.W. gets to choose. She chooses camping and D.W. gets attached to a deer she met and wants to bring home.
"Buster Hits The Books"
Written by Joe Fallon
Storyboard by Jeremy O'Neil and J. Tankusev
Buster doesn't do a book report for Mr. Ratburn and the others react and think that he can't read. The truth is Buster only reads books that interest him, so when he picks up Robin Hood he decides to do his report on that. At the end Arthur and Buster start writing a sequel to Robin Hood.moreless
Francine Alice Frensky
Mr. Nigel Emil Ratburn
Voice of Arthur Timothy Read (1996-2001)
David Read / Binky Barnes
D.W.: (singing) Hundred bunches of bears in the woods, hundred bunches of bears, if one bunch of bears comes live in our house, and ninety nine bunches of bears in the woods.
D.W.: There's a doe and a deer, aren't those eagles beautiful? And look at that penguin go!
Arthur: D.W., there are no penguins in the woods.
D.W. : Uh-oh, it's a lost penguin. We'd better give it a sandwich and some juice. I'll see if we got a spare map for it.
Francine: Something's wrong. Buster put down his fork and there's still food on it.
Buster: Arthur, I have a confession to make. I never read a whole book in my entire life. (Brain spits out the juice he was drinking and Francine drops her sandwich.)
Arthur: Sure you have.
Arthur: Yes you have.
Arthur: What about all the "Scare Your Pants Off" books we all read?
Buster: I watched the TV show.
Arthur: You did your book report about a movie?
Buster: So? That's how I do all my book reports. All movies come from books. (Arthur shakes his head "no.") They don't? Uh-oh.
The Happy Hollisters
One of the books Francine recommends Buster read is titled The Jolly Jollisters. This is actually a parody of a book series entitled The Happy Hollisters by Andrew Svenson (a.k.a. Jerry West), about a family that loves to solve mysteries. Like the Hollisters, the Jollisters also enjoy solving mysteries (in the story Buster reads, they try to figure out what caused an ink stain on their couch.)
The book Buster reads about the anthropomorphic car taking the boy to "Afka-Fazoom" is a parody of the many childrens' books by Theodore Seuss Geisel (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss), most notably the rhyming unusual words and the colorful, bizarre setting.
The book that Buster reads, Sam and the Sandwich Company is a spoof of the famous novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.
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