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"Lend Me Your Ear"

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Lendmeyourear

Season/Series: 20
Number in season: 5a[1]
Original Airdate: Flag of the United States May 30, 2017[1]
Credits
Written by: Raye Lankford
Peter K. Hirsch
Storyboard by: Allan Jeffery
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"Lend Me Your Ear" is the first half of the fifth episode in the twentieth season of Arthur.

Summary

Arthur, Buster and Brain are worried when Mr. Ratburn isn’t behaving like himself. Normally, he is always pleased to see them. The real reason why comes as a surprise to the boys.

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Cultural references

  • The episode title is based on a quote from Willam Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar.

Episode connections

  • In Brain's bedroom, Buster plays with a hurricane on Brain's weather globe. This is the same globe from "Shelter from the Storm."
  • Arthur, Buster, and Brain "traveling" into Mr. Ratburn's ear to learn about his hearing impairment is similar to "Buster's Breathless," when the class travels up Buster's nose to learn about his asthma.
  • Arthur notes Buster's previous theories about Mr. Ratburn, including being an alien (a running gag throughout the series), a nail-eating vampire ("Arthur and the Real Mr. Ratburn"), and a secret superhero ("Mr. Ratburn's Secret Identity").
  • Mr. Ratburn is seen reading "A Brief History of Copper Smelting". He assigned his class a copper smelting diorama project in "Best of the Nest".
  • This is the second time that Mr. Ratburn has been shown playing in a band. The first time was in "The Buster Report." It was revealed that he went to band class in high school in "The Butler Did... What?"

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