Season 7 Episode 5

To Tibble the Truth / Waiting to Go

Aired Daily 4:00 PM Oct 11, 2002 on PBS
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To Tibble the Truth / Waiting to Go
"To Tibble the Truth"

When the Tibble Twins' constant lying lands them in constant trouble, they promise to tell only the truth. But is telling every truth any better? Tommy and Timmy try to be honest Tibbles before they lose all their friends - and each other.

"Waiting to Go"

Binky and Brain collide on the soccer field, breaking Brain's new watch and nearly breaking their friendship. Could things get any worse? Well, yes - the other kids' rides have come and gone, leaving Binky and Brain behind. Will they spend the next 50 years sitting in the parking lot, waiting to go?moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

    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 (1)

      • During "Waiting to Go," after Binky spells a word out of pebbles, it clearly reads "help." When Buster arrives to the sign, the H turns into a K, spelling kelp --- a gag referring back to a previous story. Also, the amount of pebbles in the letters change.

    • QUOTES (5)

      • Binky: (wailing) I want my Mommy! I want my Mommy!
        Brain: Soon the night, then the wolves. Binky, we're going to die!

      • Brain: (shouting after a stray dog) No, my crackers! Come back here, you miserable cur.

      • Binky: Every extra minute of waiting is like money in the bank. Aw, except for one thing, waiting's really boring without TV.
        Brain: You don't need TV to pass the time. A good book on 18th century land-reform would do.
        Binky: If you say so. But we don't have that either.

      • Mrs. Barnes: (in Binky's fantasy sequence, as fakey, cheery music plays) Oh, my goodness --- I'm late to pick up Binky.
        Mr. Barnes: Let's not pick him up. It's so nice and quiet without him.
        Mrs. Barnes: You're right, we can watch what we want on TV for once.

      • Binky: (after breaking Brain's watch) Gee, my Mom's never late. Hey, do you know what time it is?
        Brain: (growls)

    • NOTES (2)

      • Mrs. Barnes and Mrs. Powers indicated that they are only fifteen minutes late picking up Binky and the Brain. This seems about right. Each story of the show is approximately 11 minutes and the story indicates some brief unshown passages where Binky and the Brain do things to pass time such as playing tic-tac-toe or practicing wrestling moves.

      • "Waiting to Go" is noteworthy for its attempt to explain Einstein's theory of relativity on a third-grade level.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Brain/Binky: carrots and turnips
        "Waiting to Go" is a semi-parody of Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot". At one point Binky asks Brain if he has anything to eat, and Brain produces some carrots and turnips; this is what Vladimir and Estragon subsisted on during the course of Beckett's play.