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"Fountain Abbey"

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Season/Series: 18
Number in season: 5a
Original Airdate: Flag of the United States January 26, 2015[1][2]
Flag of the United Kingdom March 5, 2015[3][4]
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Written by: Kathy Waugh
Storyboard by: Gerry Capelle
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"Fountain Abbey" is the first half of the fifth episode in the eighteenth season of Arthur.

Summary

Muffy's devastated when she learns her great, great grandmother Mary Alice wasn't royalty, but a common maid. The indignity! However, Mary Alice's old diary reveals a more interesting story.[2]

Plot

Muffy is thinking that she will be crowned princess in Fountain Abbey. Fountain Abbey is a royal palace in England. The rest of the kids think otherwise. They think she is overeacting. The whole reason Muffy is acting like this is because she recently found out that one of her relatives used to work in Fountain Abbey. Her great, great, grandmother! Binky feels like he heard that name before. Meanwhile, Muffy finds a picture of her great, great grandmother standing in front of Fountain Abbey. Then, Binky takes a look at the photograph and realizes something familar. He tells the gang about how he feels, but Muffy doesn’t believe him. Then, he digs up a old chest filled with Barnes history. To his surprise, it turns out that Binky’s great, great, grandfather owned Fountain Abbey! Binky felt so proud! He was so excited to tell the others about his news. When he did tell them, Muffy was in disbelief. That day, she dug up a old diary of Mary Alice. (her great, great grandmother) The next day, she read the journal out to her friends, and to her disbelief, Mary Alice was a maid! Just a maid! Not even royalty! That was enough to make Muffy break down. She cried and cried and cried. Finally, the next day, she read the diary with her friends. Turns out, Mary Alice was over-worked and was very bad at her job. She had a lot, and a lot, and a LOT of jobs. Until one day, when Mary Alice was ironing the newspaper when the bell rang. This mean’t Mr. Barnes needed something. “What are you waiting for? GO!” Mr. Barnes’ mother called out. Mary accidentally left the iron on, which burned a hole in the news. She hurried to the librar, where she found Mr. Barnes looking out a window. Turns out, Mr. Barnes pressed the bell by accident. While they were there, Mr. Barnes mentioned his ability to “juggle”. But Mary pointed out you need more than one thing to juggle, and juggling with one thing is tossing. Mr. Barnes agreed. Meanwhile, Mary was dusting the library, when you knocked down a globe, broke a painting, and broke a limb off a statue. Obviously she wasn’t very good at her job. Then, she had an idea! To open a circus! It could make more funds for Fount. Abbey, and it could show off Mr. Barnes’ tricks. He liked the idea. Then, Mrs. Barnes, his mother, told her to get out. The next day, they worked on a blueprint for the circus. That night, Mary Alice finished the blueprint. The next day, she was going to turn it in when Mrs. Barnes told her to get out. She didn’t want too, but she had to listen to the royalty. Before she left, she dropped those blueprints. Mr. Barnes wanted her back. He made her Business Manager, and the circus was a success. Without Mary Alice, Fountain Abbey wouldn’t have been so successful. And that was the end of her diary. Muffy was still curious about her life, though. So, she started researching. Then, she found out, that Mary Alice moved to America! She was now wealthy from the circus and was living the dream. And that, my friends, and is the story of Mary Alice, who went from rags to riches!

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  • Many of the costumes from this episode were available in Muffy's Costume Game, in Arthur's Big App, before the episode's release.

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