Daily 4:00 PM on PBS Premiered Sep 02, 1996 In Season




  • Season 11 Episode 10: Big Brother Binky

  • Some of the games that Binky had in his game room were Tower of Cows and No Guessing.

  • D.W. calls Binky by his name in this episode. All other times, she called him "Big head kid."

  • During the scene when Binky is singing a lullaby to his little sister, he is spotted in his green pajamas. Later, when the angle changes, he is in his normal clothes. But later in the scene, he is back in the green pajamas.

  • Postcards from You: The first postcard is topical. It's from Laura and Emma in Arlington, Massachusetts. They're both girls who were adopted from China. They show their baby pictures and adoption paperwork, then head to a Chinese restaurant and order dumplings. The second postcard is from Filmon and David in Sweden, courtesy of UNICEF. Theirs is a music video in which they bounce around a ball.

  • Francine reads the title card. It's the one where Binky blows a big bubble gum bubble and it pops, trapping him within the title card.

  • Season 11 Episode 9: D.W. on Ice / Spoiled Rot...

  • Postcards from You: The first postcard is from Matthews Elementary School in Austin, Texas. The kids in the video express the view that "weird is cool" and support a campaign to "Keep Austin Weird." They can be seen feeding pigeons and wearing masks and riding the "Zilker Zephyr" train ride.) The second postcard is from Jacob Burley of Minneapolis, Minnesota. He talks about his family members and is seen playing his favorite sport, basketball.

    Note: "Keep Austin Weird" is an actual campaign created by the Austin Independent Business Alliance. It promotes preserving the city's "unique cultural identity" and various products with the phrase printed on them are available.

  • Binky reads the title card for "D.W. on Ice." It's the one where D.W., dressed as a fairy, uses a magic wand to change Arthur's head into that of a frog. Francine reads the title card for "Spoiled Rotten!" It's the one where Arthur pulls the handle on a slot machine and portions of various characters' faces spin in the three slots until Muffy's face forms.

  • Season 11 Episode 8: Francine's Pilfered Paper...

  • Binky reads the title card for "Francine's Pilfered Paper." It's the one where Francine walks up to the title card and bangs it as if it's a drum, rattling Arthur's ears. Francine reads the title card for "Buster Gets Real." It's the one where Buster roars like a lion and Arthur laughs.

  • Season 11 Episode 7: Hic or Treat / Mr. Always...

  • 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

  • Season 11 Episode 6: The Making of Arthur / Da...

  • At the end of "Dancing Fools," George remarks to Francine that the medal they won for coming in second in the dance contest was the first thing he's ever won, but in "To Beat or Not to Beat," the other kids kept saying that George wins the school's talent contest every year.

  • Stop-motion animation (which Arthur experiments with in his video in "The Making of Arthur") is the same animation technique used in Gumby, The Adventures of Davey and Goliath, Robot Chicken and various Rankin/Bass holiday specials like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

  • The video editor Buster shows Arthur when demonstrating editing video seems to be loosely based on iMovie, a popular video editing program available for Macintosh computers.

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