"Arthur's Family Feud"

Arthur's Family Feud

Arthur's Family Feud

Season/Series: 5
Number in season: 10a
Original Airdate: Flag of the United States November 6, 2000
Flag of the United Kingdom August 24, 2001[1]
Written by: Peter K. Hirsch
Storyboard by: Stéfanie Gignac
Robert Yap
"The Big Dig"
"Muffy Gets Mature"
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"Arthur's Family Feud" is the first half of the tenth episode in the fifth season of Arthur.


Arthur and D.W. tell conflicting and imaginative versions of what exactly happened to Dad's perfect soufflé, and Mom and Dad try to sort things out.[2]


Dad finished making his special souffle and invited Mom to see it. However, the souffle had ended up on the floor; with Arthur and DW standing over it whilst Pal was licking up the mess.

DW and Arthur blame each other for causing the accident and get sent to their rooms. Whilst upstairs; Arthur daydreams that he would have to take the blame for everything DW did and in this case get arrested as DW had stolen crazy bus toys. While Arthur is biding time in jail, DW brings him a crazy bus CD to listen to, and Arthur feels terrible. In the next room, DW dreams that in the future when they are retired in a retirement home they will be continuing the argument of who ruined their father's souffle.

The Tibbles come around and ask if DW is still going out with them and when she says that she can't the Tibbles begin to fight about who gets blamed most for the others' trouble.

On finishing their dreams, they choose to go downstairs to sort the problem out, but passing each other in the hallway, they continue bickering once more.

Mom and Dad agree to settle this dispute by getting each of them to tell their story of what happened. Arthur does this by drawing and suggests that he was doing his homework when DW kept bothering him to play; when Arthur wouldn't play with her she plans to throw the bacon toy at Pal. DW was doing this wrong and Arthur planned to show her how to actually throw it. Going into the corridor, Arthur throws it to DW; who misses the throw. DW runs for the bacon toy and Arthur tries to warn her about Dad's souffle but Arthur was too late and DW knocks into it.

DW then tells her version of the story using toy animals. She agrees with Arthur saying that she was asking him a question but only for the time. Arthur gets angry and throws the bacon toy to Pal. DW then begins to throw the bacon toy to Pal and was fine until Arthur threw the bacon toy which went too far. DW ran into the kitchen to get the bacon toy, and not destroy Dad's souffle, but Arthur pushes her into the table.

After both stories were finished, Mom looks under the kitchen table. She tells Arthur and DW that neither of them are wearing shoes, and says that the kitchen floor is pretty slippery in just socks. Arthur and DW think back to what happened, and DW says that maybe they both made the souffle fall onto the floor. They apologize to their father, so DW can go out with the Tibbles, and Arthur can go to the arcade.

Dressed to go out, DW and Arthur saw their father eating ice cream in the living room. They notice their father is sad and plan to make a souffle on their own. However, Arthur and DW begin to fight whilst trying to make the souffle and in hearing the noise, their father walks in. When he realizes what the kids were trying to do, he smiles and helps them make a souffle.

The souffle looks just as good as before, and Mom notices how good Dad's new souffle is. However, he corrects her, saying it was a team effort. The family all begin to eat the souffle, and talk about how good it tastes.





  • This episode has the Rashomon effect; something happened that is witnessed by a small group of people, and they tell varying accounts of what happened.

Cultural references

  • The policeman says "Book em, Charlie". This might be a parody of Steve McGarret's famous line "Book em, Dano" in Hawaii Five-O
  • The episode is a reference to the popular game show, Family Feud.

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