Season 8 Episode 8

Muffy's Art Attack / Tales from the Crib

Aired Daily 4:00 PM Dec 24, 2003 on PBS



  • Trivia

    • How can DW claim she gave up her crib for her little sister? In "Arthur's Baby/DW's Baby", she was all excited about her parents moving the crib back into her room for the new baby, and she already has her "big girl bed" for a long time now.

    • What was Pal doing in the house? In "Arthur's Pet Business", it is revealed he didn't come back then!

  • Quotes

    • DW: It's not real, it's just an Irving legend.
      Vescita: What's that?
      DW: It's a made up story your uncle Irving tells you.
      Vescita: But I don't have an uncle Irving!

  • Notes

    • When young Arthur falls over with young D.W. trapped in a blanket during the story on "Tales from the Crib", one of Michael Yarmush's Arthur yell effects is heard.

    • Arthur's parents and D.W. do not appear in "Muffy's Art Attack".

    • Arthur Ganson both voices his animated character in "Muffy's Art Attack" and appears in the "A Word From Us Kids" interstitial segment.

    • Additionally, there is a Rugrats video by the same name.

    • The title "Tales from the Crib" is a reference to the gruesome series Tales from the Crypt.

  • Allusions

    • Mr. Ratburn: ...the tragicomic works of Samuel Beckett...
      Mr. Ratburn mentions Samuel Beckett, whose Waiting for Godot was the inspiration for the season 7 episode, "Waiting to Go".