Season 7 Episode 10

Pick a Car, Any Car / Jenna's Bedtime Blues

Aired Daily 4:00 PM Nov 25, 2002 on PBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • A sign at Crosswire Motors lists Romero, Gorshin, and Meredith as names of salesmen. These are also names of actors who played villains on the 60's Batman series: Cesar Romero (Joker), Frank Gorshin (Riddler), Burgess Meredith (Penguin).

    • Sue Ellen was the only girl at the party with no dialogue. Apparently this is because her voice actress had moved to another city and wasn't available very often. The rumor is that she has been recast for season 9 and Postcards From Buster.

    • Episode B was talked about in a Boston Globe Magazine exclusive in September.

  • Allusions

    • Arthur: As far back as I can remember, we always had the same car.

      Arthur's opening narration to Pick a Car, Any Car is a partial reference to the opening lines to the 1990 mobster film The Goodfellas, where Henry Hill (played by Ray Liotta) narrates, "As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster."

    • Wimzie's House

      In Jenna's Bedtime Blues, one TV show that Jenna sees when flipping through channels on the TV at night is a Sesame Street-esque show with puppets showing the letter "P." The design of the puppets resemble characters from Wimzie's House (which, like Arthur, also aired on PBS and was produced by Cinar/Cookie Jar Entertainment).

    • The story title "Pick a Car, Any Car" is a take off on the card trick saying: "pick a card, any card."

    • Jenna: But no one can learn my true identity as...Radioactive Squid Woman!
      This is a parody of Spider-man; he was bitten by a radioactive spider. The villain Jenna fights (the one with the pickle jar head) is Mysterio, a famous Spider-Man villain.