Season 2 Episode 3

D.W., the Picky Eater / Buster and the Daredevils

Aired Daily 4:00 PM Oct 06, 1997 on PBS
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D.W., the Picky Eater / Buster and the Daredevils
"D.W., the Picky Eater"

D.W. is a picky eater an doesn't eat everything on her plate. Grandma Thora's birthday dinner is coming up soon and because of her actions in the past she's not invited. Can she overcome this and come to the dinner?

"Buster and the Daredevils"

Buster meets these cool guys who knows skating tricks. He wants to be their friend but they dare him to do bad things. Will Buster see these guys for who they truly are?moreless

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  • \\\"D.W the Picky Eater\\\" and \\\"Buster and the Daredevils\\\" were the episodes I saw on WNJB and WNET on the same day. I called it a double Arthur.

    If you had a choice between watching \\\"D.W the Picky Eater\\\" and \\\"Buster and the Daredevils\\\", I would pick \\\"D.W the Picky Eater\\\". A double Arthur (the thing I used in my summary) is when you watch the same pair of Arthur Episodes on the same day on 2 different channels. Cool, huh?
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 (4)

    • While Arthur, Buster, Toby, and Slink are at Comic Mania, one of the shots shows Toby and Slink are back in the park and when the scene switches back to Arthur and Buster, they are back at Comic Mania.

    • When Arthur & Francine were feeding Kate spinach, D.W. was called a baby because she didn't want Kate to eat the spinach and she responds "I'm not a baby!" Closed-captioning on the Canadian network CBC read "I'm in the a baby."

    • D.W's full name, Dora Winifred Read, is first spoken in "D.W., the Picky Eater." Previously, D.W.'s initials were revealed to be "Dora Winifred" in "Arthur's Chicken Pox" (when Grandma Thora says "Dora Winifred, I'm VERY disappointed in you."

    • When Buster holds up the coin he found in the sandbox, he says "I found your penny, Arthur." However, the coin is silver, which would make it a dime, quarter, or nickel.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • (Arthur and Buster are riding their bikes.)
      Buster: Well, looks like you're going to miss the boat. We tried everything.
      Arthur: Hey! (he and Buster stop their bikes.) Everything except Plan X. (leaves off while riding his bike)
      Buster: Oh, no! Not Plan X! What's Plan X?

    • Buster: Uh Binky, I have a message for you.
      Binky: What?
      Buster: Um, let me think... oh yeah, "your mother eats gym shorts!"
      Binky: What?!
      (Francine, Sue Ellen and Arthur gasp. Buster walks out of the Sugar Bowl, returning to Toby and Slink.)
      Buster: Whew! That wasn't so bad. (licks strawberry ice cream from face thrown by Binky) Mmmm, strawberry!
      (Toby and Slink laugh. Arthur looks at the window outside.)
      Arthur: Oh, Buster.

    • Arthur: Face it, you don't like anything.
      D.W.: I do too. Like peanut butter and jelly and strawberries and chocolate, but not with the nuts with it. And birthday cake and chocolate ice cream.

    • D.W.: (talking about all the foods she hates) And stinky cheese. I never thought there so many yucky foods out there. Like tapioca and lima beans and did I say spinach?
      Arthur: Yes.

    • Arthur: Uh-oh, she's gonna pop!
      D.W.: This is spinach.
      Waiter: Is something the matter?
      D.W.: This is spinach, and I hate... SPINACH!!
      (D.W.'s plate goes flying across the room into the waiter's face, and everyone stares.)
      D.W.: Uh-oh.
      Waiter: That's it! I quit!
      Mrs. Read: Dora Winifred Read!

    • ((one of the dares) at the baseball field)
      Buster: Um, Francine I need a little advice.
      Francine: What kind of advice does he need. All he has to do is run to home as fast as he can.
      (he kisses Francine)
      Brain: What's he doing?
      Arthur: He's running home as fast as he can.

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