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
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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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