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ARTHUR Episodes

Seasons 1-3 | Seasons 4-8 | Seasons 9-11 | Season 12-14

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Arthur #901

"Castles in the Sky"
The gang is devastated after their tree house collapses. It was the best place to hang out in the whole world! Can architect Frank Gehry get them to agree on a new design and help them to rebuild?

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Kids draw their own dream buildings and discuss each one's special features.

"Tipping the Scales"
Everyone in Arthur's chorus group is excited about their upcoming performance in Crown City. Everyone knows nothing beats that post-concert cheesecake at Finklemeyers! But when strict Dr. Fugue replaces fun Mrs. Krasny as their teacher, the gang worries -- will music class ever be fun again?

Arthur #902

"Francine's Big Top Trouble"
Francine is sure she will be a star at circus camp. Since Catherine did so well there, how hard could it be? Well, very hard, it turns out. Will Francine ever get the hang of tumbling? And, more importantly, will she ever step out of her sister's shadow?

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Three siblings demonstrate their healthy rivalry as they compete on the bars, pommel horse, and balance beam in their home gymnastics gym.

"George Blows His Top"
George is always more than happy to lend his pals -- especially Buster -- whatever they need. But when Buster's borrowing gets out of control, will George risk their friendship to say enough is enough?

Arthur #903

"Arthur Weighs In"
When Arthur doesn't fit into his costume for the play, he's shocked to learn that he's gotten "husky-sized." Now he's serious about getting in shape. Will he turn to an all-protein diet? Eat only herbs and berries? Or will he try something really radical...exercise?!

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Kids in a third grade class discuss healthy lifestyle choices and demonstrate how they exercise.

"The Law of the Jungle Gym"
Muffy found the perfect place to take pictures with her new digital camera: the jungle gym. Unfortunately, it's Tough Customer territory, and Molly wants to bully Muffy right out of her new studio. But Crosswires do not compromise! Or... do they?

Arthur #904

"Buster's Green Thumb"
Buster finds out that his collection of old food makes excellent compost -- which makes for even better tomatoes! He's dismayed when he runs out of fresh veggies to give away until his new friend, who runs the community garden, shows him what it takes to grow and care for his own plants.

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The Food Project works with a third grade class as they plant, harvest, and cook their own potatoes.

"My Fair Tommy"
Neither of the Tibble twins has ever won the coveted "Good Behavior of the Week" cupcake award. When Tommy sets his sights on getting the prize, can D.W. show him how it's done, or will Timmy stand in his way?

Arthur #905

"Lights, Camera...Opera!"
When Muffy's Dad gives her concert tickets, she couldn't be more excited -- until she discovers that she's going to...gasp!...the opera. How will she understand what's going on, let alone stay awake? Opera singer Rodney Gilfrey guest stars to show Muffy why Bizet's "Carmen" can be a whole lot more fun than 'Tween Dream!
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Opera star Rodney Gilfry teaches kids opera basics and creates an operetta about their dodge ball game.

"All Worked Up"
Arthur aced five quizzes in a row! But his luck runs out when Mom takes a new job. Did his streak end because Mom's schedule is disrupting his perfect routine?! At first, Arthur and D.W. get all worked up over this change at home, but they learn that they'll always be priority #1.

Arthur #906

"Arthur Makes Waves"
With the community pool closed for repairs and the temperature on the rise, Arthur and D.W. need a place to keep cool. After accepting an invitation to James's pool, they discover that his older sister is Molly, leader of the Tough Customers! Can Arthur and Molly get along? Even if they can, will their friends let them?
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Kids write stories about unlikely pairs of friends. They discuss friendship and what brings people together.

"It Came from Beyond"
Grandma Thora takes in a stray: an adorable little dog named...Killer? It soon becomes clear that the name fits, as Killer bullies every person and animal in sight. Can Killer let her guard down long enough to make a few friends, or will she have to give up her new home?

Arthur #907

"Three's a Crowd"
Prunella's favorite time of day is early morning, when she and her Mom do yoga. So when her best friend Marina joins them, will Prunella feel that more is merrier or that three's a crowd? Can Prunella learn to share her Mom, or will she have to give up yoga forever!?
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Mom-and-daughter teams have fun rock-climbing and making candles together.

"A Is for Angry"
When Arthur decides to take on The Brain at an all-school checkers competition, everyone rallies behind the underdog. That is until Arthur rejects all the fan support with a big "yowl." Will Arthur get his fan support back? Does he even want it back?

Arthur #908

"The 'A' Team"
Francine and Brain are the best players on the soccer team, and sometimes they wish their teammates could take the game a bit more seriously. So when they make the Elwood City All-Stars Traveling Team, they're as happy as they could be...or are they? Is winning really everything, or is there something about playing with friends that can't be beat?
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Kids form their own teams for a fun recess game of dodge ball. They discuss the pros and cons of competing.

"Emily Swallows a Horse"
Emily really wants the sparkly ball D.W. just found, so she tells a little white lie about how Marie-Helene actually gave it to her. No harm done, right? But then Emily has to tell even bigger lies to cover her story! Will she be like that old woman in the fairy tale, who had to swallow the horse to eat her lie...er, fly?

Arthur #909

"D.W. Beats All"
After the Tibbles get a set of drums to play at the music festival, D.W. is determined to get an even bigger and louder one. But when Mom tells her she can't get everything she wants (gasp!), D.W. realizes that she can march to a different beat.
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Third graders clap out beats that make different rhythms, and discuss how sounds come together to form music.

"Buster the Myth Maker"
Buster is always telling the most incredible stories -- like the one about the rat in the soda bottle, or grasshopper eyes in Crinkle-Chaw gum! Now he claims there is a tiger in the state forest, which of course explains all those missing dogs. (Huh?) Can Arthur help Buster separate fact from fiction in order to solve this mystery?

Arthur #910

"Binky Goes Nuts"
When Binky discovers that he's allergic to peanuts, he has so many questions: Will he be forced to live without Chinese food? Will he ever again be able to eat with his friends? And most importantly, will his Mom ever calm down? Binky learns that the best way not to go nuts is to be well informed and to understand his allergy.
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Kellie and Kristen, who are both allergic to nuts, give a tour of their home candy factory and prove that nut-free chocolates can be delicious.

"Breezy Listening Blues"
Much to his horror, Brain gets a "B-" on a test. That's only one grade above a C! What caused this disaster? Could it be the new "Breezy Listening" background music playing at the Ice Cream Shop? Brain is determined to get to the bottom of this before he loses what's left of his IQ.

Arthur #1001

"Happy Anniversary, Parts I & II"
Arthur's parents have been married for 10 years and it's time to celebrate! But the festivities are cut short when the van breaks down, stranding the whole family. Will the Reads miss their fancy dinner reservation? And what about Arthur's special "Bionic Bunny" sleepover with Buster?! Just when things couldn't get any worse, Arthur and D.W. end up locked in a diner storeroom -- but when they hear the inspiring radio tale of Crooning Cowboy Kid Carter and his little sister sidekick, Arthur realizes that the best celebration of all is just being with his family. Interstitial
To help celebrate the show's 10th anniversary on the air, kids from all over the country share their top reasons for why they love Arthur!

Arthur #1002

"The Squirrels"
After watching the classic horror movie, "The Squirrels," Arthur and his friends are scared to step out into the playground...and just about everywhere else! Are squirrels suddenly trying to take over the world? Will Arthur ever be able to go outside again? Or will he and the gang find a way to make friends with their furry neighbors?
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Flying squirrels, alligators, and tarantulas in the classroom? Third-graders get up close and personal with these unusual critters thanks to a visit by Dean from Curious Creatures.

"Fern & Persimmony Glitchet"
Fern's story about perfect Felicity Bonchance is thought perfectly boring by her friends, so Fern seeks advice from Persimmony Glitchet, the mysterious and elusive author of the book series, Horrendously Horrible Happenings. With Mr. Glitchet's help, Fern learns that creativity, imagination, and hard work -- not sugar and spice -- are the real ingredients for a good tale.

Arthur #1003

"Desert Island Dish"
When Mr. Ratburn challenges the class to find the perfect food for surviving on a desert island, everyone picks potato chips or ice cream! But Arthur and the gang soon discover that they cannot survive -- or pass their assignment -- on junk food alone. By working together, the kids learn about the importance of a balanced diet to overall health. Interstitial
Corinne, who has diabetes, shows us how eating the right foods and keeping active helps her stay healthy and fit.

"The Secret About Secrets"
Everyone seems to have a secret...everyone, that is, except D.W.! But when D.W. is finally told one, she quickly learns that getting a secret is easy, but keeping one -- and avoiding hurt feelings -- is a lot harder than she thought.

Arthur #1004

"Feeling Flush"
When Elwood City experiences a drought, Francine bets Arthur that her family can use less water than his. But Francine is shocked to learn that, despite her conservation efforts, her water meter levels are twice as high as Arthur's! What's going on at the Frensky household? Will Francine find out who's behind the flushing frenzy? Interstitial
Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink! Second graders experiment with water filtration and discover how to clean up dirty water.

"Family Fortune"
The TV show, Treasure Caravan, is coming to Elwood City! Arthur and D.W. are convinced that in Grandma Thora's attic they'll find treasures that will make them famous on TV -- and rich beyond their wildest dreams. But what they really discover is that family history and cultural traditions are far more precious.

Arthur #1005

"D.W. Aims High"
D.W. wants to be the first person to set foot on Mars! But what if scary purple aliens eat her? With help from her dad, D.W. separates fact from fiction and discovers the excitement of space exploration. Interstitial
Astronomers have found what they believe to be a 10th planet, and third graders share their ideas for what to name it and what it's like there.

"Flaw and Order"
Who's responsible for cracking Dad's cake platter? DUN-DUN! All the evidence points to Arthur! DUN-DUN! Or does it? DUN-DUN! With Buster's help, Arthur sets out to clear his name -- and figure out what keeps making that mysterious yet familiar "DUN-DUN!" sound.

Arthur #1006

"The Curse of the Grebes"
The Elwood City Grebes haven't won the Baseball Championship since 1918. But with the addition of three players -- voiced by real-life Red Sox players Johnny Damon, Mike Timlin, and Edgar Renteria! -- the title is finally within reach. There's one problem: Whenever Buster is at the game, the Grebes lose! Is Buster the team's curse?! Or can the players convince Buster that his loyalty as a fan is more valuable to them than winning? Interstitial
Johnny Damon, Mike Timlin, and Edgar Renteria visit a community health center...to paint! While helping local kids spruce up their community center, these baseball players show us the value of teamwork.

"Arthur Changes Gears"
Arthur finally saves enough money to buy the bike of his dreams! But...this new bike is way too nice to actually ride. What if it gets wet? Or dirty?! It takes the whole gang -- plus a special visit by the Ghost of Bikes Never Ridden -- to convince Arthur that his treasured possession is better off being enjoyed than kept on display.

Arthur #1007

"Unfinished"
Arthur is completely riveted by a book and can't wait to see how it ends. But...oh no! The last few pages are missing! Now what? Will Arthur ever find out what happens to Dr. Gustavius Boles and Caleb Trimingham on their round-the-world balloon adventure? Or will Arthur have to make up his own ending? Interstitial
Third graders create their own ending to the unfinished story of Caleb Trimmingham and Professor Bowles on their great adventure around the globe -- and the universe!

"D.W., Bossy Boots"
For D.W., there's nothing better than getting her own way -- that is, until all her friends stop playing with her. Will D.W. be forever shunned at the playground -- or will she figure out how to be a little nicer to her friends?

Arthur #1008

"Binky Vs. Binky"
Binky may be tough and strong, but when it comes to sports, he always seems to choke. With some inspiration from champion bike rider Vance Legstrong, Binky discovers that the only competitor he really needs to beat is...himself. Interstitial
At Karate class, kids demonstrate some cool moves -- and also how self-confidence and commitment are more important than winning.

"Operation: D.W.!"
D.W. is having trouble hearing and needs an ear operation. Is it okay to be just a little bit scared? With the support of her parents, doctors, and nurses -- and, yes, even Arthur! -- D.W. learns to be brave, and also gets a first-hand view of how hospitals help kids get better.

Arthur #1009

"Do You Speak George?"
Everyone at school is suddenly speaking their own made-up language. Whether it's the girls' secret code "Oola" or the boys' lingo "Arster-Buther," George can't make sense of what anyone is saying. Is creating his own language the answer? Or can he convince the kids to put their differences aside and start communicating again? Interstitial
Colin, a 10-year-old deaf boy, shows us a day in his life -- and how he uses American Sign Language at school, at his horseback riding lesson, and at home with his family.

"World Girls"
It's the grand opening of World Girl World, which sells dolls from every country, and every girl in Elwood City is thrilled! But the trip there is less than ideal -- Francine doesn't want to buy anything, Muffy wants to buy everything, and Sue Ellen is crushed to learn that her favorite doll was discontinued. But maybe with some creativity, the friends can work together and find a fun solution to their respective dilemmas.

Arthur #1010

"What's Cooking?"
Celebrity chef Ming Tsai is coming to judge Lakewood Elementary's first-ever cooking contest! Arthur thinks he has a shot at winning -- if only he can get his dad to stop telling him what to do. In the end, Arthur experiences the joy of cooking firsthand, and he discovers that culinary mistakes sometimes create the best dishes. Interstitial
Kids visit celebrity chef Ming Tsai at his restaurant, Blue Ginger, and learn how to make a treat that's tasty and healthful!

"Buster's Special Delivery"
Buster volunteers to deliver the school mail and finds out that his new job is actually hard work! When misplaced letters lead to canceled field trips and stewed prunes with lunch, Buster is left holding the bag. Will Buster be able to dig out of the pile of mail -- and mess -- he's created? Or will he crack under the pressure?

Arthur #1101

"Swept Away"
It's summertime! Arthur, D.W. and Buster are spending a few days at the beach where they discover the simple joys of building sand castles. But can they save their beloved creation from the inevitable ocean tides? Postcards from You
Golf Club (Atlanta, Georgia)
Kyler and Benjamin practice their golf swing in preparations for the upcoming golf team try out.

Steel Drum Band (Des Moines, Iowa)
Kids from the Edmunds Academy show off their musical talents playing steel drums from Trinidad.

"Germophobia"
Buster's friends have had enough of his sloppy habits, so they band together to educate him on the realities of bacteria. But when Buster goes way overboard to avoid any kind of germs, his friends think they may have gone too far. Can they bring Buster back to reality before his pool party?

Arthur #1102

"Arthur Sells Out"
To earn the money he needs to buy a new video game, Arthur decides to sell his old toys through his school's Web site. At first, sales are slow - until Muffy helps Arthur discover how to sell the "sizzle" and not the "steak." His toys fly off the (cyber) shelf, but is bending the truth to earn money worth losing his friends? Postcards from You
Bringing the Ocean to the Desert (Henderson, Nevada)
Starfish, Puffer Fish, and Sharks oh my! The Estes McDoniel Marine Science Lab in Nevada brings the ocean to the desert, with aquariums full of unique and interesting aquatic animals.

Dreaming of Ribs (Memphis, Tennessee)
Kids at the Delano School take their friend to get some ribs because he's been dreaming about them all day!

"Mind Your Manners"
The Tibble Twins want to take their grandmother out to dinner to celebrate Grandparents day, but she'd rather stay home. Could their terrible table manners have something to do with Grandma turning down their invitation? With a little coaching, maybe the Tibbles can buckle down and behave.

Arthur #1103

"Buenas Noches, Vicita"
Vicita Molina has lost her favorite book - a lovely South American tale of friendship and courage in he Amazon Jungle. No book means no sleep for Vicita - or for any of the Molinas. Since Vicita knows the story by heart, maybe D.W. and Arthur can help her find a way to re-create it and get the family back to sleep. Postcards from You
Josefin (Finland)
Great minds think alike in this postcard from UNICEF. Josefin and his friend get inspiration to play in the park.

Claymation Station (Des Moines, Iowa)
Kids at the Edmund's Academy bring out the paint, the clay, and their imagination as they create their own Claymation video!

"Prunella Packs It In"
Everyone knows that elementary school is way too early to start thinking about college - except for Prunella. Her older sister's anxiety about college is so contagious that Prunella piles on extra-curricular activities to make her more "appealing." Will she crack under the heavy load? Or will she learn to relax and focus on the things that she actually enjoys?

Arthur #1104

"Phony Fern"
When Fern's parents give her a cell phone for "emergencies only," Fern is uninterested -- until Muffy introduces her to the joys of personalized ring tones, texting, and incessant chatting! Fern becomes hooked, and starts to believe that nail polish consultations are "emergencies." But she realizes that although evolving technology is great, sometimes it's better to communicate the old-fashioned way, in person. Postcards from You
Creative as we want to be! (Atlanta, Georgia)
Kids at Peyton Forest Elementary School have fun being creative through painting, coloring, dancing, singing, and playing!

Dreaming of Ribs (Memphis, Tennessee)
Kids at the Delano Optional School sing about why they like living in Memphis.

"Brain's Shocking Secret"
Brain is the smartest kid in his class. Everyone knows that! What they don't know is that he was kept back in Kindergarten - and that's a fact Brain would like to keep secret. Will Binky spill the beans?

Arthur #1105

"Baby Kate and the Imaginary Mystery"
Nadine, D.W.'s imaginary friend is missing! Baby Kate, Pal, Amigo, and Nemo are all on the case and won't give up until this mystery is solved - even if some fur gets ruffled along the way! Could the Tibbles be hiding Nadine? Or is the solution to the mystery closer to home? Postcards from You
Farm Life (Des Moines, Iowa)
Kids from the Edmunds Academy keep popping up around a farm in Walnut Hill, Iowa. They appear in the barn, by the tractor, in the pigpen, and with the horses.

Basketball Practice (Des Moines, Iowa)
Dominic and Mia's hard work and practice pay off on the court as they put their basketball skills to work.

"Strangers on a Train"
Sue Ellen can't wait to travel on an old-fashioned train with her mom. It will be just like those black and white movies! But once onboard, Sue Ellen discovers that the train is not as spectacular as she had hoped - until she finds a mysterious diary on board. Could it belong to the ghost of the "Crown City Star"??

Arthur #1106

The Making of Arthur
Matt Damon guest-stars in animated form as the host of a new series, "Postcards from You." When the Oscar™ winning star puts out a call for homemade videos for his TV show, he sets off a frantic rush among Arthur and his gang to film their lives. Could the experiences of kids in Elwood City really interest a television audience? They'll have to wait and see if Matt Damon thinks so. (Note: This episode promotes the real "Postcards from You" initiative that encourages kids around the country to make their own videos.) Postcards from You
Star Gazers (Memphis, TN)
Kids from the Delano Optional School find some unexpected celebrities at Memphis' famous Peabody Hotel.

Lewis and Clark (Lewiston, Idaho)
Kids from the Lewiston Boys and Girls club go back in time to 1805 and relive Lewis and Clark's famous journey.

"Dancing Fools"
Mrs. Molina is a teaching a dance class for kids. The class creates the opportunity for some unlikely dance pairings - Muffy and Binky, D.W. and the Tibbles, and, the most unlikely of all, Francine and George. Will the two survive the dance class? Or, could they possibly emerge as the next Fred and Ginger?

Arthur #1107

"Hic or Treat"
D.W. gets a case of the hiccups that just won't go away. No matter how much advice she gets from Arthur and his friends, she just can't find the right cure. (Well, at least her Halloween costume as "Hiccup Girl" is all set...) Will D.W. ever get relief - or will she have the hiccups for the rest of her life and set the world record? Postcards from You
Captain Nutrition and Fitness Queen (Charlestown, MA)
Captain Nutrition and Fitness Queen save the day when someone has eaten too many sweets.

Nature Walk (Lewiston, Idaho)
A walk in the woods leads kids from the Lewiston Boys and Girls Club to all kinds of discoveries.

"Mr. Alwaysright"
It seems that Brain is always right about everything and it's really starting to get on Buster's nerves. But Buster is convinced that someday Brain will make a mistake - and when he does, Buster will be waiting. But is friendship really about being right or wrong?

Arthur #1108

"Francine's Pilfered Paper"
Thanksgiving can be a time for a long, relaxing weekend with family and friends. But for Mr. Ratburn, it's a chance to assign a five-page paper about the holiday! Instead of despairing like her friends, Francine finds the perfect Web site for her research, which she happily copies and pastes in a matter of minutes for her entire report. There's nothing wrong with that.... is there? Postcards from You
The Real Kids of Las Vegas (Henderson, NV)
A group of kids clear up some misconceptions about what it's like growing up in Las Vegas.

Postcard From Emma (Half Moon Bay, CA)
Emma loves living in California and shares some of her favorite things to do.

"Buster Gets Real"
Everyone loves the new "Top Supermarket" reality series on TV - everyone except Arthur. So when Buster stops watching Bionic Bunny to watch this popular new show, Arthur fears their friendship is over.

Arthur #1109

"D.W. on Ice"
D.W. tells her friends that she's a fantastic skater. The truth is, she can barely stand on ice! And with Emily's skating party coming up, how will D.W. face everyone and tell them the truth? Postcards from You
Keep Austin Weird (Austin, TX)
Kids at Mathews Elementary School want to "Keep Austin Weird" so that it stays unique compared to other cities.

Welcome to Minneapolis (Minneapolis, MN)
Jacob is an energetic kid who loves playing basketball and living in Minneapolis. He especially likes living so close enough to ride his bike to his grandma's house.

"Spoiled Rotten!"
Accused of being spoiled by her friends, Muffy sets about to prove them wrong by being the most charitable person around. But Francine is unimpressed by Muffy's token efforts - that is, until a used clothing store helps Muffy discover her true talents, and the true meaning of charity.

Arthur #1110

"Big Brother Binky", Parts I
Binky's family has decided to adopt a little girl from China. The thought of a baby sister makes Binky happy, until he realized there are some changes in store. Postcards from You
Laura and Emma (Arlington, MA)
Laura and Emma's parents adopted them from China. They love going out to eat some of their favorite foods; dumplings!

Filmon and David (Sweden)
This fun postcard from UNICEF shows how a soccer ball can really get around!

"Big Brother Binky", Parts II
Binky and his family travel to China to meet the latest member of their family. Soon Binky realizes that having a new baby in the house is harder than he thought.... but he also realizes that being a big brother has it's rewards too. ARTHUR Specials

Note: These episodes do not air on a regular basis, but as television specials. Please watch local listings for special air dates and times.

"Arthur's Perfect Christmas"
Plans are under way in Elwood City for the best holidays ever! Arthur, D.W., their friends and family make preparations for perfect gifts, perfect parties, and perfect family traditions for Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. But, just as in real life, perfection cannot last and things begin to fall apart. Arthur learns that the joy in Christmas isn't found in an artificial vision of the perfect holiday season, but in the wonderfully messy, imperfect world he lives in.

"It's Only Rock 'n' Roll"
The Backstreet Boys are coming to Elwood City! While Muffy fantasizes about meeting her idol, Nick Carter, Francine gripes about everyone's infatuation with a bunch of sellouts. Fed up with the hype, Francine forms her own anti-sellout band, U Stink. But when U Stink becomes an overnight sensation, the band suffers from an identity crisis and Francine quits in a huff. Will U Stink rise to stardom without Francine? Will the Backstreet Boys make Muffy their manager?