Arthur

Season 11 Episode 7

Hic or Treat / Mr. Alwaysright

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Aired Weekdays 12:00 AM Sep 04, 2007 on PBS
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#110701 "Hic or Treat" As Arthur tries to prepare his costume for Halloween, he finds himself distracted by D.W.'s persistent case of hiccups. She's been hiccuping for two days straight it seems like they just won't go away. On Brain's advice, he tries scaring her, but it doesn't seem to work. He discovers that D.W. is frightened by some very unusual things. #11702 "Mr. Alwaysright" When Buster gets Brain's help in shopping for a hat for his Mom, he chooses to ignore his advice and finds that his Mom doesn't like the hat. Infuriated that Brain always seems to be right about everything, he soon takes to quizzing the Brain everywhere he goes, hoping to trip him up. Brain soon cottons on to what's happening, but also begins to realize what may really be troubling Buster.moreless

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  • The first one is about D.W hiccuping during october, and she can't stop. The second one is about Buster being mad at Brain for always being right.

    8.6
    The first episode is good and clasic authurm however the hiccups remind me of another eppisode. It is filled with lots of jokes, such as the marry moo cow meets dark bunny episdoe, and the costumes arthurs friends think are scary. Another thing about hte episode that is good is the ending. It is funny and well written.



    The second eppisode is not as funny, but it shows a value in life. Buster becomes jelous, when he realizes that brain was right, and buster mom didn't like the hat that buster choose foSubmit r her. He stays jelous for a long time in which he treis to purpously make brain due something wrong. The story is good, and the ending is sasasfying.moreless
Cameron Ansell

Cameron Ansell

Arthur

Jodie Resther

Jodie Resther

Francine Alice Frensky

Robert Naylor (III)

Robert Naylor (III)

Dora Winifred "D.W." Read

Paul-Stuart Brown

Paul-Stuart Brown

Brain (2006 - )

Danny Brochu

Danny Brochu

Buster Baxter

Bruce Dinsmore

Bruce Dinsmore

David Read / Binky Barnes

Tyler Brody-Stein

Tyler Brody-Stein

Timmy Tibble

Guest Star

Ryan Tilson

Ryan Tilson

Tommy Tibble

Guest Star

Ellen David

Ellen David

Bitzi Baxter

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  • TRIVIA (9)

    • Brain tells Arthur that his sentence, "No one is ever right about everything" is poorly constructed because using both "ever" and "always" is redundant, but Arthur didn't use the word "always" in that sentence.

    • Two of D.W.'s fears have been shown in previous stories. Her fear of Dark Bunny was shown in multiple stories, starting with "That's a Baby Show!" Her fear of octopuses was shown in "D.W. All Wet."

    • This is the second Arthur story that involves D.W. getting the hiccups, and Arthur trying to cure her, the first being "Arthur vs. the Piano."

    • In "D.W. All Wet," Arthur was successful in scaring D.W. in the bath, with a toy spider on a string that he said was an octopus.

    • The octopus that Arthur makes to scare D.W. in "Hic or Treat," is of a balloon with pipe cleaners sticking out of it, but sticking pipe cleaners in a balloon would pop it.

    • The Halloween costume ideas the characters come up with in "Hic or Treat" are as follows:

      • Arthur --- Frankentist (half Frankenstein, half dentist)

      • Francine --- a prom queen

      • Buster --- Candy Boy

      • Brain --- the 14th century (a medieval castle surrounded by serfs, etc.)

    • Postcards from You: The first postcard is from Harvard Kent School in Charlestown, Massachusetts. When a girl eats too much junk food and gets a stomachache, "Captain Nutrition" and "Fitness Queen" come to save her. The second postcard is from the Boy's and Girl's Club in Lewiston, Idaho. A group of kids go out for a nature walk and discuss types of birds. One of them then finds some animal fur, which they try to identify.

    • Binky reads the title card for "Hic or Treat." It's the one where D.W. searches around the title card for Arthur and shouts his name, then he appears in the card and says "Shh!" Francine reads the title card for "Mr. Alwaysright." It's the one where a UFO appears, then when it opens up, it's Buster inside.

    • In "Hic or Treat," D.W. comes up with a list of four things that she's afraid of in the hopes that Arthur can use it to scare her out of her hiccups. The list is as follows:

      1. Dark Bunny
      2. Octopi
      3. Gingerbread men cookies
      4. Losing her stuffed unicorn Uni to the Tibbles

  • QUOTES (9)

  • NOTES (1)

    • Kathy Waugh is the writer for "Hic or Treat" and Robert Yap is the storyboard artist. Peter K. Hirsch is the writer for Mr. Alwaysright and Jeremy O'Neill is the storyboard artist.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

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