Arthur

Season 10 Episode 11

Do You Speak George? / World Girls

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Aired Weekdays 12:00 AM May 25, 2006 on PBS

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  • Trivia

    • While playing marbles, Buster tells Arthur to use his thumb for more power, but the only to play marbles is with your thumb.

    • In "World Girls", Muffy sees Ludmila, the Estonian worldgirl doll at Worldgirl World. She says she's never even heard of the doll or Estonia, but later on, when Sue Ellen pulls the Pema book (which came with the Pema doll) from Muffy's shelf, you can see the Ludmila book behind it, meaning that Muffy must have owned the Ludmila doll.

    • Hilary Illick joins the show staff as the writer for "World Girls."

    • Real-Kids Segment: A deaf-boy named Colin intros the segment in sign language and then an interpreter explains that he's deaf. He tells viewers about his school, shows them his horseback-riding class, speaks on a videophone with his friend Tom and introduces his family.

    • Both stories use the slot-machine title card. The first time, it lands on George and the second on Muffy. Binky reads the title card for "Can You Speak George?" while Francine reads the title card for "World Girls."

  • Quotes

    • Sue Ellen: They make them so quickly.
      Francine: One after another.

    • Muffy: Ludmila? The Estonian girl. Where's Estonia? I've never even heard of it.

    • Francine: For the last time, you can count me out. I don't play with dolls, remember?
      Muffy: World Girl isn't about playing.
      Francine: I know. I know. It's about collecting. But I'd rather spend my time and money on real things.

    • Sue Ellen: The point is connecting --- connecting to cultures.
      Muffy: What's the fun in that?

    • Muffy: You're going to die when you see what I've done with my closet. I've made it into a true World Girl World. Tada!

    • George: You know, things were a lot more fun around here when everyone understood each other.

    • George: Our language has no words. It's a language of gestures and sounds.

    • George: I don't think I wanna learn your language!

    • Buster: Hey, did you guys see a marble?
      Francine: Arble-moola. Art boola, arble-moola.
      Arthur: What did you say?
      Francine: Sorry, I forgot. You don't speak Oola.
      Buster: What? Oola? Did I miss something in class? Are we gonna have a test on it?

    • George: Wait! Wait up. You left without me. Again.

  • Notes

    • This is the first time that we've heard the voice of and had an episode focused on Sue Ellen after being absent from all of season 9. She appears in both "Do You Speak George?" and "World Girls."

  • Allusions

    • The World Girls are very similar to American Girl, a line of 18 inch dolls that come from historical time periods. American Girl also has stores, located in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles. There is also a series of books based on these characters.

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