Arthur finds himself the only kid at a "party for old folks." Heading away from the action, he instead becomes engrossed in a book titled 93 Million Miles in a Balloon (a bit like Around the World in 80 Days.) The books last pages are missing, however, leading Arthur on a frantic quest to try to find out the ending.
"D.W., Bossy Boots"
D.W. rates a "ten" on the boss-o-meter and lately her bossiness is causing her to lose friends. Stating that the problem is with everyone else, D.W. decides that she doesn't need friends anyway.moreless
For the first story, "Unfinished," Francine reads the title card. It's the one where Arthur is caught out in a rainstorm and searches for an umbrella. Binky reads the title card for "D.W., Bossy Boots." It's the one where Toady escapes and D.W. runs after and catches him.
Real-Kids Segment: A group of kids decide to make up their own ending to Arthur's unfinished story. Each of them take turns creating a portion of the ending.
D.W.: It's everyone else who's no fun. They should be more like me. Move over.
D.W.: I can't help it if people do things the wrong way.
Tommy: Run for your lives!
James: What are you, a monster?
Tommy: No, even scarier. I'm D.W.! Run for your lives!
Arthur: With the help of Brain's new "boss-o-meter," I can measure just how bossy someone is. Dad bosses by setting example. Tough, but fair.
Arthur: Sometimes people just can't tell you the answer to something and you have to find it out for yourself.
Sally: (in cheesy "93 million miles" movie, singing) It always seemed that old Broadway / Was 93 million miles away / But with the help of this balloon / I'll get to Broadway sooooon.
Arthur: Mom! Dad! The ending's missing!
Mrs. Read: What are you doing up past your bedtime?
Arthur: Reading. That's good, isn't it?
Children of The Beans , the movie that Arthur and Buster are watching in "DW, Bossy Boots" is a reference to
Children of The Corn (1984), a movie based on a Stephen King novella.
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