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The following is an episode list for the animated television series Arthur. This episode list includes specials and episodes.

Series Overview

Season Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
1 30 October 7, 1996 November 15, 1996
2 20 October 20, 1997 April 17, 1998
3 15 November 16, 1998 January 1, 1999
4 10 October 4, 1999 October 18, 1999
5 10 September 25, 2000 November 27, 2000
6 10 September 24, 2001 November 26, 2001
7 10 October 8, 2002 November 29, 2002
8 10 September 15, 2003 December 26, 2003
9 10 December 27, 2004 April 8, 2005
10 10 May 15, 2006 May 26, 2006
11 10 June 25, 2007 September 7, 2007
12 10 October 6, 2008 April 24, 2009
13 10 October 12, 2009 April 9, 2010
14 10 October 11, 2010 April 28, 2011
15 10 October 10, 2011 June 15, 2012
16 10 October 15, 2012 May 10, 2013
17 10 November 11, 2013 May 14, 2014
18 10 September 29, 2014 September 11, 2015
19 10 June 2, 2015 May 26, 2016
20 7 October 10, 2016 June 1, 2017
21 7 October 24, 2017 February 15, 2018

Season 1: 1996-1997

Screenshot Title Number Episode Original Airdate
Picture 4 "Arthur's Eyes" 1 1a October 7, 1996
After waking up late one night, D.W. finds pictures of Arthur before he had glasses. He tells her the story of when he first started needing them and the teasing that followed.
1x01b "Francine's Bad Hair Day" 2 1b October 7, 1996
School Picture Day is just around the corner, and Muffy wants to make sure Francine has a photo to be proud off, unlike last year's. However, she doesn't seem interested in the rush and is in fact interested in a kickball game.
Arthur and the Real Mr. Ratburn "Arthur and the Real Mr. Ratburn" 3 2a October 8, 1996
Arthur and his friends are horrified when they learn that their third grade teacher will be the infamous Mr. Ratburn. He is described by Prunella as a cruel vampire with hypnotic powers who eats nails for breakfast without milk. Arthur and Buster, along with Francine, try to investigate.
Arthur's Spelling Trubble "Arthur's Spelling Trubble" 4 2b October 8, 1996
Arthur practices for the spelling bee and competes against Prunella and the Brain, last year's winner and the smartest kid in his class, respectively. Even with the support of his family, he is nervous.
1x03a "D.W. All Wet" 5 3a October 9, 1996
On a hot summer day, D.W. and her preschool class go on a field trip to the aquarium. When a shark swims by, her classmates hide while she teases it, but when an octopus appears, she is the only one afraid. The Reads go to Bear Lake to escape from the summer heat and everyone is having a wonderful time, except for D.W. who won't swim because she thinks there are octopuses there.
1x03b "Buster's Dino Dilemma" 6 3b October 9, 1996
Mr. Ratburn's make a long-awaited field trip to a Rainbow Rock State Park. On his own, Buster discovers a fossilized dinosaur footprint and takes it home. Despite it being against museum rules, he doesn't want to relinquish his find.
D.W.'s Imaginary Friend "D.W.'s Imaginary Friend" 7 4a October 10, 1996
D.W. has a new imaginary friend named Nadine who follows her everywhere. When Arthur and Buster find out about a new amusement ride at Wonderworld, they don't want her to come along and embarrass them because she would bring Nadine.
1x04b "Arthur's Lost Library Book" 8 4b October 10, 1996
Everyone loves the Scare-Your-Pants-Off book series and the new addition is coming out. Arthur is the first to borrow it along with many other books at the same time, but when he collects the ones scattered around the house, he can't find it.
Perky "Arthur's Pet Business" 9 5a October 11, 1996
Arthur wants a dog very badly but his parents will not allow him to have one until he proves he is responsible enough. He starts his own pet business to prove it, which includes watching over the unfriendly dog, Perky.
D.W. the Copycat "D.W. the Copycat" 10 5b October 11, 1996
Arthur doesn't like to play with D.W. because she likes "baby" stuff and not what he likes, so she starts acting and dressing like him and following him around, even into the bathroom.
Lockedin "Locked in the Library" 11 6a October 14, 1996
Francine, who has been friends with Arthur since preschool, is mad at him for telling everyone she looks like a marshmallow when she wears a white sweater. Mr. Ratburn assigns them to work together on a project on heroes. With her still mad at him, they go to the library together to research their project and get locked in for the weekend. As they try to find a way out, they realize their friendship.
Accusation "Arthur Accused!" 12 6b October 14, 1996
Arthur is in charge of the fundraiser for the Elwood City Fire Department. He leaves a bag of quarters from it for Mrs. MacGrady, who is distracted by a phone conversation. When she doesn't receive them, Arthur is accused of stealing them, giving Buster his first case as a Private Eye.
1x07a "Arthur Goes to Camp" 13 7a October 15, 1996
Arthur and his friends go to Camp Meadowcroak where everything is a competition between boys and girls. The final day arrives and they must work together to compete against Camp Horsewater in order to win the all-camp scavenger hunt.
1x07b "Buster Makes the Grade" 14 7b October 15, 1996
Buster's marks continue to fall and he will have to repeat third grade if he doesn't get a B on the next test. Arthur, Francine, and Muffy tutor him, but he still doesn't seem interested in studying.
1x08a "Arthur's New Puppy" 15 8a October 16, 1996
Arthur's new puppy, Pal (from "Arthur's Pet Business"), is exactly what he wanted, but he must train him to be a good dog or he will have to move out of the house.
1x08b "Arthur Bounces Back" 16 8b October 16, 1996
Arthur wants Moon Boots and tries different ways to get money to buy them. His mom wants him to clean the garage for $2. As he is doing so, Mrs. Tibble comes by, thinking there's a yard sale and buys a necklace, giving him enough money to buy the Moon Boots.
1x09a "Arthur Babysits" 17 9a October 17, 1996
Arthur thinks that babysitting is the easiest job in the world until D.W. volunteers him to her friends, the Tibble Twins. Prunella describes her sister's only time babysitting them as an experience that still gives her nightmares. Naturally, Arthur is nervous, but he eventually lays things down with them.
1x09b "Arthur's Cousin Catastrophe" 18 9b October 17, 1996
The Reads are hosting a family reunion at their house. Arthur spends his time avoiding his cousin, Mo, because of experiences from past family reunions.
1x10a "Arthur's Birthday" 19 10a October 18, 1996
Arthur and Muffy have their birthday parties on the same day and neither can change the date. This splits the boys and girls. Arthur and Francine come up with a plan to remedy the situation.
1x10b "Francine Frensky, Superstar" 20 10b October 18, 1996
Francine has often had bad roles in school plays where she gets injured. She finally gets a safer role as the lead, when Mr. Ratburn decides they will dramatize the story of Thomas Edison. While she is trying to make the best of a good opportunity for her to shine, she alienates her friends as she studies for the role and bosses them around.
1x11a "Arthur's Baby" 21 11a October 21, 1996
Arthur tells the story of when his mom was pregnant with his baby sister, Kate. He was nervous, wondering what it would be like to have a new baby in the house. When Kate was brought home from the hospital, he was worried that she hated him, as she always cried when he was around. It wasn't until he was forced to watch her that he realized how wrong he was.
1x11b "D.W.'s Baby" 22 11b October 21, 1996
Arthur tells D.W how she acted when Kate was born, starting after she was brought home from the hospital in "Arthur's Baby". D.W. is excited but frustrated when she doesn't get to help with Kate. Kate's crib is moved into D.W.'s room but D.W. soon finds drawbacks to sharing a room with her. D.W. soon becomes jealous over the attention Kate is getting. She tries lots of things to get rid of her.
1x12a "Arthur Writes a Story" 23 12a October 22, 1996
Arthur needs to write a story for homework, so he decides to write about how he got Pal ("Arthur's Pet Business".) He is afraid that no one will like it after D.W. informs him that it's boring. He begins fictionalizing the events and revising the story using advice from different people, as he tries to write a good one.
1x12b "Arthur's Lost Dog" 24 12b October 22, 1996
It's Downtown Day in Elwood City and the Reads are attending the event. They pass Pickles the Clown giving out balloons. Kate begins to cry and no one knows why, except for Pal who knows she wants one. He runs off after Pickles to get one, but Arthur thinks he's running away from him.
1x13a "So Long, Spanky" 25 13a October 23, 1996
D.W.'s pet bird, Spanky, dies. She leaves a can of flowers on his grave after his funeral but finds a toad in there. Arthur takes her to the pet store to buy a new pet to replace Spanky, but they don't find one. The toad reappears several more times, following her, but she hates it since it won't leave her alone. When it doesn't reappear, she realizes that she misses it.
1x13b "Buster's New Friend" 26 13b October 23, 1996
Arthur and Buster are doing a project together, but Buster doesn't seem to have the time for it, Arthur, or anyone else. All he does is talk about his new friend, Mike. Arthur decides to return everything related to Buster. At Buster's house they become friends again and he finds out Mike isn't just another kid to replace him.
1x14a "Arthur the Wrecker" 27 14a October 24, 1996
Arthur is addicted to a new computer game, "Deep, Dark Sea", playing even when he shouldn't. When he gets to a new area he's excited about, he calls up Buster. When it appears that they have broken the computer, they look for the Brain to help them fix it, but he can't find the problem.
1x14b "Arthur and the True Francine" 28 14b October 24, 1996
Muffy and Francine were best friends since second grade, when Muffy was a new student. They decide to study together for an upcoming math test, but Muffy continually procrastinates, claiming that she knows her addition and subtraction. When the test day comes, she cheats off of Francine's test and claims that she would never do so, getting Francine into trouble.
1x15a "Arthur's Family Vacation" 29 15a October 25, 1996
Arthur wants to go back to Camp Meadowcroak (from "Arthur Goes to Camp") with Buster for the summer and tries to get out of the family vacation to the beach. He changes his mind with the mention of lobster and after several impediments, they finally make it there. They lose their hotel reservation and stay in a leaky rundown hotel as it rains for days. Things eventually start to get better.
1x15b "Grandpa Dave's Old Country Farm" 30 15b October 25, 1996
Arthur and D.W. go to visit Grandpa Dave who lives on an old rundown farm. It has been in the family for 150 years and he doesn't want help running it. Arthur and D.W. are concerned by the state of things there and try to help him fix it up with the help of his friend, Ed Billings.
1x16a "Arthur and the Crunch Cereal Contest" 31 16a October 28, 1996
Arthur finds an entry form for a jingle writing contest for Crunch Cereal and he's determined to win the year's supply of it. He starts a band with some of his friends, Mrs. McGrady, and Grandma Thora, but he has nothing for them to play. Without a tune, he hears D.W. singing a song about Nadine and plagiarizes it. He feels guilty as he is about to mail it.
1x16b "D.W. Flips" 32 16b October 28, 1996
D.W. wants to take gymnastics after seeing a gymnast on TV, but her mom gives several examples of her never finishing what she wants to do. She gets her way and goes to her first class. Emily is there and D.W. doesn't like her because she seems to do everything perfectly. D.W. is determined to be better than her and ends up making a new friend.
1x17a "Meek for a Week" 33 17a October 29, 1996
Muffy bets Francine she can't be nice to everyone for a whole week and she can't tell anyone about why she's being nice. Arthur and his friends are worried when she starts acting nice for no apparent reason and are worried she may "pop" if she continues bottling up her anger. They try fruitlessly to diffuse her.
1x17b "Arthur, World's Greatest Gleeper" 34 17b October 29, 1996
Arthur and Buster sit at the only available table with the Tough Customers. Buster claims that Arthur is the world's greatest "gleeper" to stop the teasing, only to find out later that "gleep" means "steal." He lets the lie grow into a schoolwide rumor.
1x18a "Arthur's Chicken Pox" 35 18a October 30, 1996
Arthur gets the chicken pox. While he hopes he recovers in time for a family trip to the circus, D.W. is jealous of the attention and extra freedom he gets while Grandma Thora is taking care of him. In an attempt to regain the lost attention she fakes having chicken pox. In the end she. catches them from him and ends up missing the trip to the circus, but she doesn't mind, due to her finally having them.
1x18b "Sick as a Dog" 36 18b October 30, 1996
Pal eats things other than dog food, like pancakes and old gummy worms. He gets sick as a result. Arthur thinks D.W. had something to do with it. Then he finds out from the vet that it's the food Pal has eaten.
1x19a "D.W. Rides Again" 37 19a October 31, 1996
D.W. gets a new bike and needs to learn how to use it. Arthur teachers her the basics and she learns to ride by herself without training wheels in time for the bikeathon.
1x19b "Arthur Makes the Team" 38 19b October 31, 1996
Arthur and his friends are trying out for the baseball team and everyone wants to be the pitcher. Arthur makes it but he's the worst player. He and Francine, who can't pitch, work together to improve their skills.
1x20a "Arthur's Almost Boring Day" 39 20a November 1, 1996
Arthur and his friends are assigned to write about what they do over Saturday, but it rains and ruins plans. Arthur and D.W. are sent over to Grandma Thora's. Without anything better to do, they help her clean out her attic and find some interesting things, including old home movies.
1x20b "The Half-Baked Sale" 40 20b November 1, 1996
Grandma Thora can't cook. When she decides to bake cookies for the bake sale, Arthur tries to think up ways to stop her bad cooking from ruining it. He decides to buy all of her cookies before anyone else can. When Mr. Morris, the janitor, finds the cookies in his closet, Arthur has to tell the truth.
1x21a "Sue Ellen Moves In" 41 21a November 4, 1996
Rumors are circulating about the new family that has moved to Elwood City and Buster thinks that they may be aliens, even after he met Sue Ellen. When his mom invites them over for dinner, he finds out that Sue Ellen isn't an alien, but just a kid who has lived in various places around the world.
1x21b "The Perfect Brother" 42 21b November 4, 1996
The Brain is spending the weekend with the Reads because his parents are going to an ice cream convention. Arthur thinks this will be like having a brother around, but he is neat, finishes his homework early, and reads to D.W., making Arthur look bad. However, Arthur discovers that he is not so neat when he invites him over to his own house, and he has to be polite as he is the houseguest.
1x22a "D.W.'s Snow Mystery" 43 22a November 5, 1996
D.W. kept a snowball in the freezer from the best day of her life, but it disappears. Buster, as a detective, investigates, listening to biased accounts of those present the day it did so. They argue and accuse each other but everyone, except D.W., lets the incident go as the first snowfall of the year appears.
1x22b "Team Trouble" 44 22b November 5, 1996
Arthur, Buster, and Francine are assigned to do a group project on Ancient Rome. They discuss how they're going to do it, each coming up with their own idea and eventually decide to draw a comic book. Each has their own idea of what to draw and after a failure to communicate have a mismatched one. They argue over this and finally realize that they need to work together to finish it.
1x23a "Bully for Binky" 45 23a November 6, 1996
Binky has a reputation for being a bully. He bullies Sue Ellen, who is still a new student ("Sue Ellen Moves In"), and she demands that he apologize to her. When he doesn't, she challenges him to a fight to settle it. He gets nervous when he finds out she knows Tae Kwon Do. He decides to beat her at music but loses, so he apologizes to her so they wouldn't have to fight.
1x23b "Misfortune Teller" 46 23b November 6, 1996
For her half-birthday, Prunella's big sister, Rubella, gives her a cootie catcher. Rubella claims that it can tell the future and the answers it gives do come true. Arthur and his friends begin following the its advice. When it goes missing and turns up ruined by the washing machine, they realize that they don't need it to run their lives.
1x24a "Arthur's Tooth" 47 24a November 7, 1996
Arthur has a loose tooth, but he is the only one in his class that hasn't lost any of his baby teeth yet. He unsuccessfully tries various ways to get it out so that Francine will stop calling him a baby. She, later, unintentionally knocks it out.
1x24b "D.W. Gets Lost" 48 24b November 7, 1996
D.W. wants earrings because her friend, Emily, has some. She asks her mom and dad, but they claim her ears will turn green. After her persistence, Mrs. Read takes her shopping for earrings only if she approves of them. While at the superstore, she wanders off when her mom is distracted. Lost, she runs into Emily, whose ears have turned green. Emily proceeds to direct her back to her mom.
1x25a "D.W. Thinks Big" 49 25a November 8, 1996
At Aunt Lucy's wedding, Arthur is the ring bearer and their dramatic diva cousin, Cora, is the flower girl, but D.W. is too little to do anything. However, when the wedding ring gets lost in the pipe organ, D.W.'s size helps gets it back.
1x25b "Arthur Cleans Up" 50 25b November 8, 1996
Arthur and Buster are playing frisbee in the park when it lands in a polluted fountain. Arthur's dad overhears him and Buster talking about the park and he involuntarily becomes the leader of a cleanup crew of kids. His friends aren't pleased and don't help him. But with the help of Francine's dad and a few volunteers, they manage to clean up the park.
1x26a "My Dad, the Garbage Man" 51 26a November 11, 1996
Mr. Ratburn's class is going on field trips to several of the students' parents at work to learn about careers. Francine is embarrassed by her dad's job as a garbage man, but her classmates don't seem to think so.
1x26b "Poor Muffy" 52 26b November 11, 1996
Muffy is allergic to the new carpets in her house, so she decides to stay with Francine while it is being removed. She brings some of the things from her room with her including TVs, wardrobes, and sculptures. During her stay, Francine can't deal with her spoiled attitude and she can't handle the less-than-wealthy condition in which Francine's family lives.
1x27a "D.W.'s Blankie" 53 27a November 12, 1996
D.W. can't find her blankie and enlists the help of Arthur to search for it, retracing her steps over Elwood City.
1x27b "Arthur's Substitute Teacher Trouble" 54 27b November 12, 1996
Mr. Ratburn loses his voice and his sister, Miss Ratburn, substitutes for him. Initially, the class is excited by the easiness of the lessons, doing things such as reciting the one times table and that yellow and blue make green. They are soon bored and are excited when Mr. Ratburn returns the next day.
1x28a "I'm a Poet" 55 28a November 13, 1996
Fern is the only person who volunteers to enter the Poetry Competition, which is will be judged by Jack Prelutsky. When the others start making fun of her, she reveals a new side to her quiet character, and challenges them all to write poems for the competition. If they don't succeed, they will be roped into a year's membership of the school Poetry Club.
1x28b "The Scare-Your-Pants-Off Club" 56 28b November 13, 1996
Arthur and his friends start a petition when they learn that the Scare-Your-Pants-Off books has been removed from the library. They find out that it's Muffy's parents who want them banned.
1x29a "My Club Rules" 57 29a November 14, 1996
Arthur and his friends create a club to stop D.W. from bothering them. When they can't agree on its rules it splits. This leads to more disagreements and more clubs created. They eventually come back together, under D.W..
1x29b "Stolen Bike" 58 29b November 14, 1996
Francine has outgrown her bike so her dad finds his old one for her, except she is embarrassed by it. She hides it and pretends it's stolen when it is accidentally taken way by a garbage truck.
1x30a "Arthur's First Sleepover" 59 30a November 15, 1996
Arthur has a sleepover with Buster and Brain, even when all they talk of is UFOs. D.W. wants to join them so that she can take a picture of one. They don't agree. She plays a prank on them with fake UFOs in retaliation and vice versa.
1x30b "Arthur's New Years Eve" 60 30b November 15, 1996
Arthur has never stayed up until midnight on New Year's Eve. His friends all have their theories on what occurs when the new year comes. He tries to stay up until New Year's Eve to find out what really happens at midnight.

Season 2: 1997-1998

# Original airdate Title Plot
31/2-1 September 22, 1997 Arthur Meets Mister Rogers Fred Rogers is visiting Mr. Ratburn's class and staying at Arthur's house. Arthur is afraid of telling anyone the latter because he doesn't want to be called a baby. It's not so bad when they find out.
Draw! When Francine makes fun of Fern, she draws a comic humiliating Francine, which everyone finds amusing. Other comics about Francine are drawn. During the school carnival, those are teasing Francine are convinced by Mrs. McGrady to dump green slime on Francine. As they prepare to do so, they realize how much they hurt Francine's feelings.
32/2-2 September 29, 1997 Binky Barnes, Art Expert Arthur and Buster have to work with Binky on an art report, but they believe Binky will make them do all the work. Binky wants to do the report on an abstract painting he believes is hanging sideways. To avoid embarrassment, Arthur and Buster make an agreement with Binky to do separate reports. Ironically, Binky is the only who does any of the work and turns out to be correct.
Arthur's Lucky Pencil Arthur's luck begins to change after he finds a pencil right before the stop of a rainstorm. After several lucky breaks, Arthur and his friends are convinced that the pencil is lucky. As the pencil gets shorter, Arthur is more conservative with his pencil. Even with an upcoming history test, he won't let anyone use it, not even himself.
33/2-3 October 6, 1997 D.W., the Picky Eater D.W.'s reluctance to eat unfamiliar food will keep the whole family from celebrating Grandma Thora's birthday at a special restaurant unless Arthur can persuade her to be more open-minded.
Buster and the Daredevils Buster begins keeping bad company in his eagerness to learn his new "friends'" skating tricks. Arthur realizes that they are just having Buster make a fool of himself for their own amusement.
34/2-4 October 13, 1997 Arthur Makes a Movie Arthur and his friends are too young to watch a James Hound movie. They instead decide to make their own James Hound movie. Although the movie doesn't come out as planned, they have fun filming it.
Go to Your Room, D.W. D.W. doesn't get along well with Kate and is sent to her room for ten minutes after threatening to pinch Kate. She thinks that her parents only love Arthur and Kate. While she babysits Kate for the rest of her punishment, she realzes that she has been a horrible sister.
35/2-5 October 20, 1997 Arthur's Underwear Binky rips his pants in class, revealing his underwear. Arthur can't stop laughing every time he thinks of it, but he's getting nightmares where he doesn't have any pants. He tells Buster about this, who tells everyone else, which embarrasses him. Inevitably, Arthur does rip his pants and has to deal with it.
Francine Frensky, Olympic Rider Francine goes for horse riding lessons and her sister, Catherine has to bring her there. Catherine is better than Francine! Feeling over shadowed by Catherine, Francine considers quitting but returns and remembers why she wanted to take horseback riding in the first place.
36/2-6 October 27, 1997 Buster Baxter, Cat Saver Buster gets a cat down from a tree with his ice cream and his mother publishes a story on it. When people start calling him a hero, this goes to his head and he starts acting important and retells the story with embellished details. Arthur, Francine, and the Brain make a fool out of Buster to humble him, but he ends up saving Arthur and Francine from a runaway piano.
Play it Again, D.W. D.W. is still playing her "Crazy Bus" CD (since "Buster Baxter, Cat Saver") and Arthur is already annoyed by it. She surprises Arthur with four tickets to "Crazy Bus Live". Arthur is embarrassed to be there but finds Buster enjoying the show. When D.W.'s CD goes missing, she accuses Arthur of taking it, but their parents have taken it by mistake.
37/2-7 November 3, 1997 Arthur's TV-Free Week Arthur and his friends are going TV-free for a week. Arthur's family also goes without TV in support of the idea. Everyone tries to resist the temptation of TV while they go through their week.
Night Fright Binky has a night light. He tries to go without it when Arthur has to stay over because Arthur's parents are stuck out of town. When Arthur finds out about it, he believes Arthur may use this against him, although Arthur isn't particularly interested. Even so, he eventually musters the courage to tell everyone before Arthur does.
38/2-8 November 10, 1997 Arthur vs. the Piano Arthur's music class has a recital on Friday. Everyone except for Arthur is worried and practicing. Arthur is confident that he knows everything well enough until a nightmare makes him worry he may miss a note. In a subplot, D.W. has hiccups that won't go away.
The Big Blow-Up Francine and the Brain have an argument over soccer practice that carries into class and through the next soccer match. They may not make the playoffs if the argument continues. Arthur uses D.W.'s idea of writing an early letter to Santa to resolve things between Francine and the Brain with fake apology letters.
39/2-9 December 8, 1997 Lost! After school, Arthur is supposed to take the bus to the public pool for his swimming lesson, but he falls asleep on the bus and misses his stop. Then Arthur ends up at the edge of town but luckily, the bus driver helps him find his way home.
The Short, Quick Summer Arthur has a to-do list for the summer, but he can't find it and summer's nearly over. He finds out everyone else had a great summer. He finds his list and D.W. accidentally, helps him realize that he did all the things on the list and had a great time too.
40/2-10 December 15, 1997 D.W. Goes to Washington The Reads go to Washington, D.C. over a holiday vacation. They tour the popular landmarks and at the White House, D.W. separates from the tour group and meets the President (Bill Clinton).
Arthur's Mystery Envelope Mr. Haney gives an envelope to Arthur to give to his mom. Arthur is worried about the contents of the envelope, thinking that it's about him, so he comes up with a way of giving it to his mom without her opening it. The envelope turns out to contain Mr. Haney's tax documents.
41/2-11 January 19, 1998 D.W.'s Deer Friend When D.W. goes camping with her family, she befriends a deer. She names him Walter and wants to take him home.
Buster Hits the Books Buster needs to write a book report, but he has never finished a book. His friends try to find a book he can finish.
42/2-12 January 28, 1998 Arthur's Faraway Friend Arthur and Buster start writing their own adventure book based on Buster's book choice from "Buster Hits the Books", but Buster is leaving for a couple of months.
Arthur and the Square Dance Arthur's and Francine's friends think that they are in love with each other, leading both of them to think the other is in love. The two avoid each other afraid of getting "cooties" and finally solve the problem.
43/2-13 February 7, 1998 Water and the Brain Muffy is throwing a party at a water park and everyone is excited except Brain. Arthur and Binky discover that the Brain is afraid of water and try to help him get over this fear so he can go to Muffy's party.
Arthur the Unfunny In a letter to Buster, Arthur tells him about how he was determined to be too hopelessly unfunny to be a clown and how he discovered he can be funny using his piano.
44/2-14 February 14, 1998 Sue Ellen's Lost Diary Sue Ellen loses her diary in the library. Muffy, Francine, Binky, and Arthur find it, wondering what's inside and whether to open it or return it unread.
Arthur's Knee Arthur accidentally hurts his knee at the dump while retrieving a wheel to fix his school project. He hides the injury and makes D.W. promise not to tell anyone because he was told not to go to the dump.
45/2-15 March 9, 1998 Grandma Thora Appreciation Day Arthur and D.W. are planning a surprise party to show their appreciation for Grandma Thora. Grandma Thora unexpectedly shows up early when her car breaks down and they must finish their last minute preparations without her noticing.
Fern's Slumber Party Fern's mother wants her to invite some girls over for a slumber party to which she reluctantly agrees. Everyone thinks Fern is boring and bring their own entertainment, but she later manages to impress them with her detective skills.
46/2-16 March 16, 1998 Love Notes for Muffy The Brain and Francine use fake love notes to get revenge against Muffy after she puts them down at the science fair. Their joke has unintended consequences and they must fix it before things get worse.
D.W. Blows the Whistle D.W.'s overzealous safety patrolling and whistle blowing is annoying everyone. Arthur and his friends worry she may ruin the upcoming soapbox race. At the race, D.W. finds herself in an unsafe situation when she is stuck at the top of a large pine tree after she climbs to get a better view.
47/2-17 March 23, 1998 Francine Redecorates Francine and her older sister, Catherine, share a room and cannot stand each other's tastes in decor, so Catherine moves out of the room. Francine finds her room to be empty without her sister in it.
Arthur the Loser Arthur keeps losing at the new No Guessing board game and other things as well, so he starts cheating to win. His friends are annoyed by his "sore winner" attitude and use Binky to make Arthur lose, because Binky has no qualms about cheating.
48/2-18 April 27, 1998 Arthur vs. the Very Mean Crossing Guard Arthur and the Brain are afraid of the new crossing guard who charges them $10 per trip and will send goons after them if they don't pay. They try to figure out ways to circumvent crossing the intersection before they realize the crossing guard's true intent.
D.W.'s Very Bad Mood Arthur and Francine try to find out why D.W. has been in a bad mood for days.
49/2-19 May 18, 1998 D.W.'s Name Game Arthur and D.W. use a thesaurus to aid in calling each other names until Arthur calls D.W. a "Dora Winifred" and she is upset. D.W. later has a strange dream with Arthur, Walter (from "D.W.'s Deer Friend"), and the Thesaurus.
Finders Key-pers Arthur, Binky, and the Brain find a key in the grass while looking for a baseball. They each think its for something they would like and argue over who gets to keep the key before they find out what its real use is.
50/2-20 May 25, 1998 How the Cookie Crumbles Muffy is having trouble coming up with a recipe so her friends make a joke recipe, which turns out to taste good and she takes all the credit.
Sue Ellen's Little Sister Sue Ellen feels lonely not having a sibling, so she opts for one of her friends, but they each have their flaws.

Season 3: 1998-1999

This is the final season to use the 1993 PBS Kids logo with the P Pals.

This is the final season where Michael Caloz voices D.W.

# Original airdate Title Plot
51/3-1 September 21, 1998 Buster's Back Buster is coming back and Arthur is excited. He is also afraid that Buster will have changed too much, so he reads up on all the places Buster had visited. His fears worsen when Buster doesn't call back or come over.
The Ballad of Buster Baxter Art Garfunkel guest stars as a moose with a guitar who sings The Ballad of Buster Baxter. Buster has returned to Elwood City. He's surprised by how much has changed and feels left out because of the things he didn't get to experience while he was away. Arthur decides to throw a party for him.
52/3-2 September 28, 1998 D.W., All Fired Up D.W. is afraid of the upcoming fire drill in her preschool, so her family name her a fire warden and run fire drills in their house.
I'd Rather Read It Myself D.W. wants to prove to the Tibble twins that she can read so she picks up one of Arthur's books and makes up a story because the Tibbles can't read either. The Tibbles are impressed as she rehashes events from the last two seasons into a sci-fi/fantasy adventure story about D.W.
53/3-3 October 5, 1998 Arthur Goes Crosswire Arthur and Muffy are assigned to work on a project together. Arthur begins to act more and more like Muffy, so his friends try to turn him back into Arthur.
Sue Ellen and the Brainasaurus Sue Ellen and the Brain are assigned to work on a project together (same assignment as "Arthur Goes Crosswire"). Francine and Buster say it will be easy as Brain does almost all of the work by himself. Sue Ellen wants to help, but the Brain doesn't let her. This turns into a struggle that nearly ruins their project.
54/3-4 October 12, 1998 Background Blues Arthur's class is asked to research their ancestors. Muffy and Francine try to one-up each other with who their ancestors were, even after each find nothing interesting. Even though Muffy is eventually caught lying about her ancestors, Francine continues with her lie.
And Now Let's Talk to Some Kids The Magic Toolbox show is coming to Ratburn's class to put the kids on TV! The kids prepare for stardom, all practicing their various talents. Brain is the only one not interested in appearing on the show, but when it turns out that the segment is not what the other kids expect it to be, they need Brain's help.
55/3-5 November 2, 1998 The Chips are Down Arthur and Buster are sorting potato chips and find a big green one. D.W. eats the chip, so Arthur and Buster trick her into think it's poisonous. Binky eats one, too, and the both of them make the best out the last days of their lives.
Revenge of the Chip D.W. does not like to be reminded of the events in "The Chips are Down". Throughout the day, all of the kids and adults tease D.W. about the green chip incident. D.W. is furious that this went public, and blames Arthur but finds out it was her mom who told other people. Her mom apologizes, but D.W. is upset again and runs off when her mom starts telling the story to someone else.
56/3-6 November 9, 1998 Binky Rules When graffiti stating "Binky Rules" mysteriously appears on the walls of the school, everyone thinks that Binky wrote it. Buster and Fern, who are well known for being good detectives, attempt to prove that Binky didn't do it. After more investigating, they realize that the graffiti was done by an unknown band called Binky to promote their band. Värttinä guest stars as the band Binky.
Meet Binky Binky, the unknown band, has their first concert. Arthur gets to visit them backstage and struggles with whether or not he should bring his friends along and decides to bring them at the last minute. The gang get to meet Binky backstage because Arthur's father is catering for them. When they meet Binky, they realize that they are actually holograms. Värttinä guest stars as the band Binky.
57/3-7 November 16, 1998 Arthur Rides the Bandwagon Arthur doesn't like the new Woogle fad, but when everyone else has a Woogle, he tries to get one. Frustrated after several failed attempts, he starts playing with a bottle cap and starts a new fad.
Dad's Dessert Dilemma Arthur brings a cake his dad made to a party in Mr. Ratburn's class celebrating Galileo's birthday. Everyone likes the cake so Arthur asks his dad to make more, but this makes his dad run behind on his other orders. He realizes this after Brain's mom starts bringing ice cream to the school. A subplot has Mr. Ratburn attempting to get Dad's cake by pretending to try to give anyone who is having cake a schedule of Spring Reading, but his final attempt doesn't work when it turns out that Arthur and dad aren't having cake; they're making cakes for other people.
58/3-8 December 7, 1998 Popular Girls Francine accidentally takes her sister's backpack to school and discovers a magazine called "Popular Girl". Reading it convinces Sue Ellen and Fern to change their personality to become more likable.
Buster's Growing Grudge Buster has never been mad at anyone for long, but he holds a grudge against Binky for telling his joke. This culminates to an onstage rant during a school talent show and Arthur has to set things right.
59/3-9 January 4, 1999 Arthur's Treasure Hunt After Buster finds an arrowhead in his backyard, Arthur wants to dig around his house to see what he can find. When he gets too involved, he starts digging where he's not allowed to dig.
The Return of the King Mr. Ratburn's class is at a medieval fair competing for a trophy against a class from Glenbrook led by Mr. Ratburn's former teacher, Mr. Pryce-Jones. During the competitions, Arthur is sidetracked by the sword in the stone and Mr. Ratburn's class fear that Mr. Pryce-Jones may replace Mr. Ratburn if they lose.
60/3-10 January 11, 1999 Attack of the Turbo Tibbles The Tibble twins watch an episode of "Terrific Turbo-Trooper Toy T-Bot Team" and start dressing and acting like the T-Bots, a duo of crime-fighting robots (who bear a striking resemblance to the Power Rangers). They play roughly while pretending to fight crime and end up hurting D.W.
D.W. Tricks the Tooth Fairy D.W. wants a tooth pulled out so that she can get money from the tooth fairy. When her plans don't work, she tries to trick the tooth fairy with a fake tooth.
61/3-11 February 8, 1999 Double Tibble Trouble Tommy Tibble is sad and less active because Timmy is sick. Although D.W. would like to have the Tibbles less hyperactive, they try to help Timmy out by playing like a Tibble.
Arthur's Almost Live Not Real Music Festival Arthur and Buster have an imaginary music festival featuring the whole cast in songs based on their lives, themselves, and the library.
62/3-12 March 15, 1999 What Scared Sue Ellen? Sue Ellen is hard to scare and is frightened by a mysterious howl in the woods. She gets enlists the help Arthur, Buster, and Binky to investigate the noise.
Clarissa is Cracked D.W. borrows Grandma Thora's porcelain doll, Clarissa, and she cracks the doll the day she is supposed to return it. Arthur gets the help of Mr. Ratburn to try to fix it.
63/3-13 April 26, 1999 Arthur's Dummy Disaster George becomes more popular with his giraffe ventriloquist dummy, Wally, and starts a short-lived ventriloquism fad at school. He starts acting less rationally as Wally starts falling apart, because before Wally, nobody noticed him.
Francine and the Feline Francine's family gets a new cat that Francine renames Nemo after her sister named him Rose Petal. Arthur is a dog person and doesn't like Nemo, thinking he is trying to kill Pal. He dislikes Nemo so much that it may end his friendship with Francine.
64/3-14 May 24, 1999 Mom and Dad Have a Great Big Fight D.W. and Arthur overhear their Mom and Dad arguing and fear that it will split their family.
D.W.'s Perfect Wish D.W. isn't as excited about her fifth birthday as her previous birthdays because according to Emily, after she turns five, she will no longer be a kid. Arthur goes over past events (from previous episodes) with D.W. to cheer her up. This works and she goes on to her birthday party to make a wish.
65/3-15 May 31, 1999 Arthur and D.W. Clean Up Arthur and D.W. need to clean their rooms and work together to get things done quicker. However, each are picky about what stays and what goes and how it all goes together.
The Long, Dull Winter Arthur and his friends are feeling different, but can't put a finger on it. They eventually realize that they haven't had a holiday in a while, so they embark on making a new one.

Season 4: 1999

  • This is the first season to use the new 1999 PBS Kids logo. Some have the Dash logo, and some have the Dot logo.
  • This is the first season to have two special guest stars, Yo-Yo Ma and Joshua Redman.
  • Beginning with season 4, only 10 episodes were aired per season.
  • This is the first season where Oliver Grainger voices D.W.
# Original airdate Title Plot
66/4-1 September 6, 1999 D.W.'s Library Card D.W. learns how to write her name to get her first library card. She also learns about borrowing books.
Arthur's Big Hit

Arthur tells D.W. not to touch his model plane. However, she mistakes it for a real plane, so she throws it out of Arthur's bedroom window. The plane hits the sidewalk, causing it to break. D.W. tried to tell Arthur that it did not fly for one second, and that it wasn't her fault. Arthur doesn't believe D.W. and he angrily punches her, causing her to hurt her arm and cry. Binky then hits Arthur after a dare.

67/4-2 September 13, 1999 Hide and Snake Arthur and his friends find a snake and decide to keep it in a box in Arthur's room without telling his parents. The snake escapes and Arthur and his friends are worried when they can't remember if it was a coral snake or a kingsnake.
Muffy's New Best Friend Muffy and Francine are best friends, but Muffy doesn't like practicing soccer. Francine and Jenna like soccer, so Muffy searches for a new best friend who likes what she likes.
68/4-3 September 20, 1999 Buster's Breathless Buster tells a story about his asthma. When Buster learns he has asthma, his friends start treating him differently, thinking that Buster needed special attention. Buster educates his friends about asthma.
The Fright Stuff Muffy and Francine play several pranks on Arthur, Buster, Binky, and the Brain and invite them to a party at a haunted house. The boys decide to retaliate at the party and Muffy and Francine are ready with another prank. They call off all pranks when they discover a real ghost.
69/4-4 September 27, 1999 The Contest Buster is entering the TV Schedule Magazine's contest for writing an episode for the Andy and Company Show. His friends decide to enter in the contest too with their stories styled like South Park, Beavis and Butt-head, and Dexter's Laboratory amongst other things. Five years later, they are 13, and watch for the winning episode to find out a girl from Canadian, Oklahoma named Holly Holland has won.
Prove It! D.W. becomes interested in science after she watches an episode of NOVA. When Arthur won't take her along to the Exploratorium, a hands-on science museum, she makes her own Exploratorium with false explanations of real-life occurrences, such as why the sky is blue, or what the formula for water stands for. She challenges Arthur and the Brain to "prove it" when they say she's wrong, only to have to take her to the Exploratorium.
70/4-5 October 4, 1999 The Blizzard A blizzard hits Elwood City, leaving Mr. Ratburn, Mr. Haney, and Mr. Morris trapped in school, the Brain at Prunella's and several families with the Reads. Francine has to write a report on pioneers and bases it on her experience with the people who came over to the Reads and pooled their resources. D.W. saves a snowball in the freezer. ("D.W.'s Snow Mystery")
The Rat Who Came to Dinner After his roof caves from snow, Mr. Ratburn stays at Arthur's house. Arthur is afraid that it will be nonstop homework and teaching, only to find out Mr. Ratburn is more fun than he thought. However, at school, his friends start calling him a teacher's pet.
71/4-6 October 11, 1999 D.W. Tale Spins Arthur and Buster are into the Vegemorphs series which they think is better than the Scare-Your-Pants-Off-Books. D.W. says she can tell a better story than the Vegemorphs to which Arthur disagrees. She retells the Odyssey to prove a point.
Prunella Gets it Twice Prunella gets two Polly Locket dolls and dismisses the second one, which was from Francine. Later, Prunella thinks that Francine spoiled the party by not joining in on the festivities. That night, The Ghost of Presents Past takes her through time to clear things up in a way parodying A Christmas Carol.
72/4-7 October 18, 1999 Binky Barnes, Wingman! Binky is doing a project on butterflies and becomes obsessed with catching "Big Blue", a rare blue butterfly. He eventually manages to catch "Big Blue" but lets every butterfly go when he is horrified by how butterflies are kept in collections.
To Beat or Not to Beat When Francine enters the talent show, her friends try to tell her she is horrible when she sings and drums at the same time, even though she is a good drummer. After she hears a recording of herself, she realizes her friends had been right, but at the talent show, she surprises them without her drum set as she sings very well.
73/4-8 October 25, 1999 1001 Dads Father's Day is approaching and Arthur and his friends come up with an idea to find a substitute dad for Buster's dad who's a pilot and often away.
Prunella's Prediction Prunella wants flashpants and thinks she's getting them for her birthday, only to be disappointed by a watch instead. Arthur is afraid of being teased when wearing his dad's old Mr. Puffy jacket because he's outgrown his old winter coat. Together, they realize that they don't have to hide because of what they wear.
74/4-9 November 1, 1999 What is that Thing? Arthur and his friends separately find the same metal bobbin but don't know what it is. It happens to fit exactly what they need at the moment it appears. They argue over it and find out that it's Mr. Ratburn's bobbin and learns what it is at Mr. Ratburn's puppet show.
Buster's Best Behavior Buster is funny but wants to be good at something else, and Arthur wants to be funny like Buster. They end up acting like each other. This annoys their friends and they realize that they are fine the way they are.
75/4-10 November 8, 1999 My Music Rules The Elwood City Library is looking for a musician to perform for the children's show later in the week. D.W. suggests that they find the guy who wrote Crazy Bus, her favorite song. Arthur and his friends are immediately annoyed, so they choose to find a musician. Francine's father suggests that they hire Joshua Redman, who is Francine's uncle and a jazz musician. But then Grandma Thora takes D.W to a concert, and she decided the person she wants is Yo-Yo Ma. Yo-Yo Ma and Joshua Redman guest star as themselves.
That's a Baby Show! Arthur is put in an awkward situation, when, after arguing with his sister because she watches "Mary Moo-Cow", a baby show, she tells him that the real baby show is "The Love Ducks." Intrigued, Arthur watches an episode- and becomes hooked on it! He tries to hide it from his friends, which is not easy, because it clashes with "Dark Bunny", the show which THEY'RE all hooked on, and always talking about. In the end, they ALL admit they like "The Love Ducks."

Season 5: 2000

  • This is the first season to have three guest stars, which are Alex Trebek, with Caroline Botelho and Kenny Yates.
  • This is the final season where Michael Yarmush voices Arthur.
  • This is the final season to use cel animation.
# Original airdate Title Plot
76/5-1 September 25, 2000 Arthur and the Big Riddle Arthur goes on the TV game show Riddle Quest against a really smart contestant. In the final round, Arthur must decide between winning and his friends. Alex Trebek guest stars as Riddle Quest host Alex Lebek.
Double Dare Arthur, Buster, Francine, and the Brain resent the large amount of homework they are assigned, which culminates in a large number of dares issued to skip school. However, the next morning, everyone agrees to call of the plot due to guilt (personified by a giant clam). Francine fails to receive the message and carries on with the dare.
77/5-2 October 2, 2000 Kids are from Earth, Parents are from Pluto Lakewood Elementary is having a school open house and Arthur and his friends are embarrassed by how their parents will act judging from the previous year's open house. This prompts Sue Ellen to ask her parents to act more "normal".
Nerves of Steal Buster wants the new cybertoy, but they're too expensive, so while he's at the store he slips one into Arthur's backpack without him noticing. He feels guilty later, so he and Arthur try to return it without getting into trouble.
78/5-3 October 9, 2000 It's a No-Brainer Buster beats the Brain at a class Math-a-thon, so the Brain gives up on his studies and Buster must represent the class. Buster realizes that he can't represent the class and comes up with several plans to turn the Brain back to the way he is.
The Shore Thing Arthur, Buster, Binky, Sue Ellen, and the Brain are excited that Arthur's dad is going to take them some place better than the waterpark Aqualand. Although disappointed that they're brought to the beach, Arthur's dad tells them about Ocean Zone and leaves them to find it. They have fun at the beach and realize that that is Ocean Zone.
79/5-4 October 16, 2000 The World Record Arthur and his friends attempt to break a world record by making the world's largest pizza.
The Cave Arthur and his classmates take a field trip to some caves in Palisades Park. Arthur is afraid of going into the caves, but inside, he's not the one that's spooked the most. He uses what his dad told him and gets everyone out of the cave calmly.
80/5-5 October 23, 2000 The Lousy Week When Muffy gets hair lice, she is nervous about how her friends will feel. However, it ends up spreading to everyone at school, forcing the students and staff to be checked everyday and instead of doing homework, are forced to stay up late and have their parents take out nits from their hair.
You Are Arthur Arthur is training for and running a 3k race.
81/5-6 October 30, 2000 The Election Mr. Ratburn's class holds a class election. Muffy takes the candidacy for class president seriously and a competitive campaign against Arthur ensues. However, they both lose to the dark horse Binky and learn about elections and campaigning in the process.
Francine Goes to War Being annoyed by her new neighbor, Francine tries to get her to move by setting traps to scare her. This doesn't work and Francine makes a new friend as she gets to know her neighbor.
82/5-7 November 6, 2000 Sleep No More Buster believes its his destiny to go to pizza Paula's Pizzaland and win the pizza-eating contest for free pizza for life. While he is there, he goes back to the hotel room to sleep early for the pizza contest, except he can't fall asleep.
Pet Peeved Francine pays Binky to look after Nemo for the weekend, but he doesn't take a look at her written instructions. When Nemo acts strangely at the mention of Francine, Binky keeps him away from her, thinking she is a bad owner.
83/5-8 November 13, 2000 The Last of Mary Moo Cow When her favorite show, Mary Moo Cow, is canceled, D.W. starts a petition to try to get her show back on the air and visits the studio of Mary Moo Cow.
Bitzi's Beau Buster's mom, Bitzi, has a boyfriend and Buster is nervous to meet him. At first he thinks it's Mr. Ratburn but finds out it's not. When Buster eventually meets her boyfriend, Harry, he finds out Harry's not so bad.
84/5-9 November 20, 2000 Just Desserts Arthur has a stomachache after eating too many sweets and has dreams involving fairytales made famous by the Brothers Grimm.
The Big Dig Arthur and D.W. don't want to spend time with Grandpa Dave because all he does is play checkers and sleep. He tells them about a buried family treasure, but the two don't want to wait up for him so they take the map and look for the treasure themselves.
85/5-10 November 27, 2000 Arthur's Family Feud After Dad's soufflé is destroyed, Arthur and D.W. both explain their sides of the story and ultimately attempt to bake a soufflé to compensate for the one they destroyed.
Muffy Gets Mature Muffy hangs out with Francine's sister, Catherine, because Francine is not mature enough. Catherine's friends don't receive Muffy well and ridicule her because she uses "Mature Miss" as her guide for acting mature.

Season 6: 2001

  • This season has a remixed version of the Arthur theme for the end credits.
  • This is the only season in which Justin Bradley voices Arthur.
  • This is the final season where Oliver Grainger voices D.W.
  • This is the first season to use digital ink and paint animation.
# Original airdate Title Plot
86/6-1 September 24, 2001 Sue Ellen Gets Her Goose Cooked Sue Ellen and her friends continuously lose against an anonymous player on an internet game, Virtual Goose. When she finds herself obsessed with winning against that player and makes a promise not to play for a week. Although D.W., finding Virtual Goose similar to her Confuse the Goose board game, teaches her how to improve her game, she sticks to her promise.
Best of the Nest Arthur and his friends stop playing Virtual Goose and move onto Virtual Goose V5.0, an online six-player multiplayer game where only one will win. Brain loses and is challenged as to whether or not he could survive out in the wild, so he starts a camping trip. However, his friends, and even Mr. Ratburn, seem more interested in the internet.
87/6-2 October 1, 2001 Arthur Plays the Blues Arthur gets a new piano teacher, Dr. Fugue, who is not only one of the best teachers but also one of the strictest. When Arthur fails to practice sufficiently, Dr. Fugue "fires" Arthur. Wanting to be rehired, Arthur begins practicing the piece he was supposed to practice.
Buster's Sweet Success Buster is fundraising for the school band by selling chocolates, but he ends up eating some of them and giving others away. Since he doesn't have the money to pay for them he opts to make chocolates, which are only worth of being joke chocolates.
88/6-3 October 8, 2001 Prunella's Special Edition Prunella is excited to get her new monogrammed limited edition Henry Skreever book in the mail, but finds that it is in braille. When Prunella goes to the library to get the book with words, she meets and makes friends with a blind girl, Marina, who's looking for the same book in braille.
The Secret Life of Dogs and Babies Kate and Pal can understand each other, but older people like the rest of the Read family can't. When Mr. Read can't find the figurine that goes on top of the wedding cake he made, Kate and Pal work together to get the figurine on top of the cake before it gets to the wedding ceremony. These are spoofs of "Rugrats" and "Teletubbies"
89/6-4 October 15, 2001 Muffy's Soccer Shocker Muffy's dad, whose first name is Ed, is the new soccer coach and has the team do drills named after car parts. Muffy is not enjoying it since he is tougher on her and even makes her goalie. The team doubts Mr. Crosswire's coaching methodology until they finally win a game.
Brother Can You Spare a Clarinet? The Young Person's Orchestra is going to hold tryouts at Lakewood Elementary. Everyone in the band thinks Binky is the best. Binky thinks that they're talking about how bad he is, so he starts a scheme with the rest of the Tough Customers to get rid of music.
90/6-5 October 22, 2001 The Boy Who Cried Comet! Buster thinks he's seen a UFO, but no one believes him because he's said he's seen a UFO too many times. He borrows Muffy's telescope and finds a comet headed for earth. No one believes him, but this time he has proof. They discover that the telescope is malfunctioning.
Arthur and Los Vecínos A new family is moving in next to the Reads after their neighbor, Mr. Sipple, moves away. The Reads get to know the Molinas and discover how similar they are.
91/6-6 October 29, 2001 Citizen Frensky Francine is head of the new school newspaper after shadowing Buster's mom at work and taking a front page picture. Francine takes potentially embarrassing photos and publishes them out of context with embarrassing captions. Her friends no longer want to hang out with her and a rival paper appears that makes fun of Francine.
D.W.'s Backpack Mishap D.W. grabs the wrong backpack when it starts to rain at the public outdoor pool. She goes in search of the mysterious "OM BLE" who she believes is a backpack thief.
92/6-7 November 5, 2001 The Boy with His Head in the Clouds George has trouble reading and doesn't want anyone to think he's dumb. He takes Binky to be his mentor to teach him to be tough so no one will tease him, but realizes he wasn't cut out for being tough. He finds out that he has dyslexia and works his way around it.
More! D.W. is excited to be getting an allowance, but is discontent once she learns that Emily and the Tibbles have already been getting allowance and have more money. When she fails to get more allowance, she pretends that she gets more allowance than she does.
93/6-8 November 12, 2001 Rhyme for Your Life Binky is trying to write a rhyming poem for his mom, but he doesn't think he can do it. When he falls asleep he finds himself in a dream where it's a crime not to rhyme. After he gives a blank card to his mom, he discovers he can rhyme.
For Whom the Bell Tolls Arthur is overjoyed that D.W. lost her voice but is not so excited when he has to do what she wants him to do. When he discovers that D.W. is better but continues faking, he gets his friends to come up with a plan to expose her lie.
94/6-9 November 19, 2001 The Good Sport Michelle Kwan is presenting the Athlete of the Year Award, but Francine is upset when the award goes to Jenna. Francine rubs in the fact that she thinks she should deserve it by giving Jenna unwanted attention. Michelle Kwan guest stars as herself.
Crushed Arthur has a crush on his new babysitter. He is devastated when he discovers that she has a boyfriend. He tries to avoid her by going to Buster's only to find that she is there to babysit Buster.
95/6-10 November 26, 2001 Arthur Loses His Marbles Muffy's new marbles prompt Arthur and his friends to start playing marbles. Arthur signs up for a marbles tournament after he gets trained by Grandma Thora. When he discovers that he has to compete against Grandma Thora in the marbles tournament, he plays poorly on purpose but Grandma Thora loses first when she finds out what's happening.
Friday the 13th Brain doesn't believe in superstitions and goes on to try to prove this by doing things superstitiously believed to bring bad luck, like breaking a mirror. Counter to his hypothesis, a streak of bad luck strikes. When the Brain believes he ultimately disproves superstitions by turning around a baseball game they are sure to lose, his friends believe he has some lucky objects.

Season 7: 2002

# Original airdate Title Plot
96/7-1 October 8, 2002 Cast Away Arthur is excited to go on a father-son fly fishing trip at Whale Lake, which means no D.W. However, plans change and the whole family goes together. On the way home, Arthur is annoyed when he doesn't catch any fish and D.W. does, but feels much better when he is the first to spot the legendary whale of Whale Lake.
The Great Sock Mystery D.W. is grumpy because one of her socks is missing. Pal investigates and stumbles upon the sock market, which supposedly helps the economy. Pal and Kate team up to play the sock market to get D.W.'s sock back but end up failing. The sock is finally retrieved after the current owner is reunited with D.W.'s toad (from "So Long, Spanky").
97/7-2 October 9, 2002 Francine's Split Decision Francine's bowling tournament and her cousin's bar mitzvah are at the same time. Her friends try to help her so that she can attend both at once, but she is eventually caught by her parents.
Muffy Goes Metropolitan Muffy goes with Sue Ellen to Crown City, which Muffy thinks is a glamorous metropolis of high culture. However, her first trip is nothing like she imagined it would be.
98/7-3 October 10, 2002 Ants in Arthur's Pants Arthur is doing a science project on ants to prove that he has PANTS by being patient, attentive, nosy, thoughtful, and systematic. However, all but one make it into the ant farm. After he tries various ways to collect the ants, he accidentally ruins Francine's project. Coincidentally, this helps save his project and the two combine their projects.
Don't Ask Muffy Muffy is starting an advice column and dreams of becoming famous like Hoprah Linseed but everyone is listening to another advice-giver. After she finds out that it is Molly, Muffy starts acting like Molly so that she can rival her in giving advice. Molly advises Muffy that she needs to be a better listener in order to be a better advice giver.
99/7-4 October 11, 2002 To Tibble the Truth Fearing that they may one day end up in jail for lying, the Tibble twins swear to tell the truth and nothing but the truth. However, this proves to be just as disastrous as lying because the Tibbles are too honest and alienate everyone else and each other.
Waiting to Go Binky accidentally breaks the Brain's new watch playing soccer. After the game, the two are the only ones left at the soccer field while waiting for their parents to pick them up. They try to find ways to waste time and tolerate each other while they wait.
100/7-5 October 14, 2002 Elwood City Turns 100! In Part I, Lakewood Elementary has been chosen to put on a musical tribute for Elwood City's centennial. Problems occur with the choice of roles and creative differences, but these are eventually resolved. On opening night, Muffy has a guest list of past celebrities, guest stars and Marc Brown, who are all sitting in the front row. However, Francine hasn't arrived and a prop is accidentally destroyed.In the interstitial, Arthur and a few of his friends talk to Larry King about their centennial production. In Part II, the show goes on without Francine. When she arrives with the destroyed prop, Buster, in a makeshift alien costume, enters onstage unscripted and entertains much of the bored audience. The entire production is deemed ruined as Buster accidentally tears the backdrop, but show goes on better than expected as they realize that the audience enjoy Buster's stunt. The audience cheers when the show is over.
101/7-6 November 25, 2002 Pick a Car, Any Car The Reads have to replace the family car because the mechanic told them it would cost too much to fix it. Arthur likes the family car and fights to keep it from being sold to the mechanic. He makes a call to Car Talk, hoping they know how to fix it, and find out the problem, much to the mechanic's disappointment. Tom and Ray Magliozzi (The Car Talk Guys) guest star as Click and Clack Tappet from Car Talk.
Jenna's Bedtime Blues Jenna is reluctant to go to Muffy's annual slumber party because she still wets the bed. She goes and has a great time while trying to keep herself from needing to use her diaper when she sleeps. When her diaper is discovered, she finds out that the girls are understanding.
102/7-7 November 26, 2002 D.W.'s Time Trouble D.W. is sick of being the younger one. In a dream, she travels through time and changes it so that she is born first and Arthur second. After a time travel mishap, she realizes how much she appreciates having an older sibling.
Buster's Amish Mismatch After a field trip to Amish country to see how the Amish live, Buster wants to live like the Amish. However, his Amish lifestyle clashes with that of the city and he has only himself to help him with that lifestyle.
103/7-8 November 27, 2002 The World of Tomorrow Binky had already failed Mr. Ratburn's class once and went on the sleepover at the Science Museum. This year, they're going again and he's just as bored as he was the first time. Interested in a new unopened exhibit, he sneaks in when everyone else is asleep, only to be trapped in one of the exhibits. After a dream where he is trapped in the future, he holds a new interest in science.
Is There a Doctor in the House? Arthur and D.W. try to help out around the house when their mom is sick, but they end up making things worse when they forget a few things. When their dad is sick too, they try to fix their mistakes, fearing that they should have to learn to take care of things if their parents stay sick.
104/7-9 November 28, 2002 Prunella Sees the Light Prunella is inviting Marina over for a Henry Skreever sleepover. However, she worries that Marina may not see the decoration in her room or may get injured because she is blind. Marina doesn't like the special treatment Prunella is giving her, and Prunella learns to treat Marina just like any other friend.
Return of the Snowball D.W. finds that her snowball has returned (from "D.W.'s Snow Mystery"). She keeps it at bedside to prevent it from being stolen again, but it starts to melt. When Arthur doesn't answer accusations to his snowball theft, D.W. tricks the Brain to come over and investigate, only to discover that wasn't actually her snowball.
105/7-10 November 29, 2002 April 9th (Parts 1 and 2) It's April 9, but the school day goes awry when a fire destroys the school. Buster is devastated that he didn't go through the burning school. The kids are sent to Mighty Mountain. Binky pulls the fire alarm because of his fear of the flames at the burned school. When Arthur fakes an illness, his dad finds out that Arthur is worried about him because he was trapped in Lakewood during the fire. Arthur's dad helps him see that it's his job to worry about Arthur. Sue Ellen gets a new diary from Muffy. Soon the Lakewood Elementary students return to Lakewood.

Season 8: 2003

This is the final season in which Mark Rendall voices Arthur.

# Original airdate Title Plot
106/8-1 September 15, 2003 Dear Adil Arthur decides to write to a Turkish boy who is looking for a pen pal. He isn't sure what life is like in Turkey, so to give him an idea, he looks at his comics set in Turkey. However, these give him a stereotypical picture of Turkey, and Adil is confused when Arthur asks him about his camel- not only does he not own a camel, he doesn't even know anyone who does! Brain comes to Arthur's rescue, giving him advice about what to say to Adil in his next letter.
Bitzi's Break Up Bitsi has a confession to make to Buster: she's breaking up with her boyfriend, Harry. Buster is dismayed, so with the help of Muffy, he creates a plan to get them back together again. However, to his chagrin, this plan fails. He is reassured that just because Harry broke up with his mother doesn't mean they can't be friends.
107/8-2 September 16, 2003 Fernfern and the Secret of Moose Mountain Mr. Frensky takes several of the girls on a mountain trail hiking trip. Fern believes that Moose Mountain is where her hero, Zutzut went to. Zutzut is a parody of Tintin. Fern and Francine clash personalities on the way up and end up separated from the group. They have to learn to work together and end up as the only group that make it to the top of the mountain. Then realizing the others are probably worried, they collect items to give to them as gifts on the way down.
Thanks a Lot, Binky Binky is shown what the world would be like if he decided to never be nice again, and it's not a pretty sight.
108/8-3 September 17, 2003 Arthur's Snow Biz Arthur begins a snow shoveling business to make some extra money. He allows Buster to join but Buster hardly does any work and expects to earn more money. The two argue and Buster decides to start his own snow shoveling business and the two have to compete to keep their customers.
Bugged When Brain dreams of turning into a bug for a day to see how his friends really see him (as someone who bugs them all the time), he decides to never try to help them again. But soon learns that that might not be the best solution to his problems.
109/8-4 September 18, 2003 Fernkenstein's Monster Fern tries to write a story that matches up to Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein. She completes it and when she reads it to her friends they are horrified and frightened while refusing to talk to her, fearing another story as fear inspiring.
D.W., Dancing Queen D.W. and Binky are paired up together for a school project. Binky teaches D.W. how to dance. But he ends up with a twisted ankle, so D.W. has to do it herself, although she does not have enough courage.
110/8-5 September 19, 2003 Vomitrocious! Francine and her friends pick on George due to his constant nose bleeds. But when Francine suddenly vomits in front of the whole school, she learns a hard lesson about teasing others when she and George discuss their embarrassment.
Sue Ellen Chickens Out The Sugar Bowl is going out of business and a chicken chain called the Chikin Lickin' is trying to buy it! Sue Ellen immediately goes to the Sugar Bowl's defense, but when her friends ignore this crisis, can she pull it off on her own? (The Chikin Lickin' chain could be a parody of Kentucky Fried Chicken or Chick-Fil-A).
111/8-6 December 22, 2003 Postcards from Buster (episode)

Pilot for the Postcards from Buster spin-off series. Buster is about to start his 2003-2004 travel with his dad, and poor old Buster is convinced that his mother is going to miss him. Meanwhile, D.W. wants to see "Unicornucopia", a 1-star rated play showing in New York City, so she tries to save money through every way possible. After Buster is finally convinced that his mother won't miss him as much as he thought, he decides to go to NYC with Arthur anyway. While she and her parents go to see the play, Arthur and Buster explore New York City with Bo. First they go to Chinatown, El Barrio, meet up with subway break dancers and a sidewalk chalk artist. Then they try to meet Los Viajeros at "The Point", a children's recreation center in the Bronx, but they get lost. They ask some girls if they know the way to "The Point" which they do find, but don't meet up with Los Viajeros because they aren't there. Suddenly Arthur forgets he was supposed to see "Unicornucopia" with his family, which was a good thing because the play wasn't even worth it anyway. At the end of the episode Arthur thanks Buster for a good time.

112/8-7 December 23, 2003 Desk Wars On a hot day, Arthur and his classmates argue about sitting closest to the fan. Mr Ratburn makes them switch desks. When they break into each other's desk, will it turn up the heat?
Desperately Seeking Stanley On his third birthday, Arthur's favorite present was Stanley, his teddy bear. Stanley protected Arthur when he was afraid of the dark... and even when his new baby sister D.W. arrived. What will he do if he sells it out of peer pressure?
113/8-8 December 24, 2003 Muffy's Art Attack Arthur Ganson real-life kinetic sculptor, guest stars in an episode about art appreciation and the value of creating for self-expression, not competition.
Tales from the Crib Vicita's crib is gone! D.W. tells Vicita when she had to get into a bed when Kate has to rest in D.W.'s crib.
114/8-9 December 25, 2003 Flea to Be You and Me A flea named Pepe tells the story of how he got separated from his brother Sale. Kate has an idea to reunite Pepe with Sale.
Kiss and Tell

DW tries to see how great a kiss can be and she follows her classmate James to seek a kiss to see the magic of a kiss. But she realizes that a kiss does not do anything.

115/8-10 December 26, 2003 Big Horns George Koko Taylor and Taj Mahal George learns how to sing the blues with a little inspiration from his dummy Wally.
Bleep D.W. overhears a curse word but she's afraid if she says it something will break. The Tibbles tell her if she says it anyone will become her servant. And D.W. knows the best test subject...

Season 9: 2004-2005

  • This is the final season produced by Cinar. Starting with Season 10, Cookie Jar produced the show.
  • This is the first season in which Cameron Ansell voices Arthur.
# Original airdate Title Plot
116/9-1 December 27, 2004 Castles in the Sky The tree house collapses under the weight of snow of the roof. After meeting Frank Gehry at The Sugar Bowl, Arthur and his friends come up with different ideas build a new tree house. The only design they agree on is the original, which they rebuild. Frank Gehry guest stars as himself.
Tipping the Scales The school choir is excited about singing in Crown City, but they aren't excited about Mrs. Krasny's replacement, Dr. Fugue. All goes well until the road is closed and the trip is canceled. They stop at a restaurant and start singing anyway.
117/9-2 December 28, 2004 Francine's Big Top Trouble Francine and her friends go to circus camp, but she becomes frustrated when she isn't as good as her sister was.
George Blows His Top George becomes increasingly annoyed when Buster begins to take advantage of his kindness.
118/9-3 December 29, 2004 Arthur Weighs In After being unable to fit into a suit for his play (and instead, is given a 'husky' suit for the role), Arthur looks at a variety of diets. He finds that exercise is the best way of keeping fit, as opposed to diets.
The Law of the Jungle Gym Muffy gets a new camera, and wants to use the playground as a photo studio. Unfortunately, that is the "Tough Customers" turf, and disagreements arise about who the playground really belongs to.
119/9-4 December 30, 2004 Buster's Green Thumb Buster decides to try his own hand at gardening with a tomato plant after trying out home-grown tomatoes and finding out that commercial ones do no taste as good.
My Fair Tommy D.W. teaches Tommy manners in a bet with Emily.
120/9-5 December 31, 2004 Lights, Camera, Opera! Muffy is not excited about going to the opera.
All Worked Up! Arthur aces five quizzes in a row. But his luck runs out when his mom takes a new job. 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.
121/9-6 April 4, 2005 Arthur Makes Waves The public pool is closed, but Arthur and D.W. can use James' swimming pool. Arthur discovers that James' older sister is Molly. Eventually, the two get along but avoid each other in public because their friends won't approve.
It Came From Beyond Grandma Thora finds a stray dog named Killer. Killer is a ferocious dog that barks at and bites other people and pets. Grandma Thora finds out that Killer has been in and out of the pound several times and changes her mind after leaving Killer there. Killer rethinks her behavior toward others.
122/9-7 April 5, 2005 Three's a Crowd Prunella gets jealous when her friend, Marina, joins the yoga lessons which she has with her mother, and turns out to be better at it than her.
"A" is for Angry In "'A' is for Angry", Arthur cracks after unwanted support from his friends, who want him to defeat The Brain and participate in the inter-scholastic checkers tournament.
123/9-8 April 6, 2005 The "A" Team Brain and Francine feel that their soccer team is doing stuff that is much too easy for them, so they join the Elwood City All Stars. They practice hard, until they have a soccer game against their old soccer team, but they become extra players for their team.
Emily Swallows a Horse D.W. finds a ball, drops it, and finds Emily holding it. Emily tries to make up an excuse to keep the ball instead of D.W. She lies but it keeps getting bigger as she tells more lies, such as when she said Marie-Helene had a terrible disease called halitosis. She has a dream, tells Marie-Helene, and tells D.W.
124/9-9 April 7, 2005 D.W. Beats All When the Tibble Twins get a set of drums and decide to perform the Summer Serenade Festival, D.W. wishes that she has an instrument of her own to play, and ultimately creates her own instrument.
Buster the Myth Maker In "Buster the Myth Maker", after finding that Siberian Tigers are living in Turkey Hill Park, Arthur and Buster decide to investigate. However, the myth turns out to be a hoax, set up by The Brain as an experiment.
125/9-10 April 8, 2005 Binky Goes Nuts Binky discovers that he's allergic to peanuts. He finds this discovery rather daunting at first, but soon discovers that there are many ways to cope with his allergy.
Breezy Listening Blues Brain is convinced that his parents' Breezy Listening C.D. is the reason why he didn't do as well as normal on a school test. He also has to find some music that will suit everyone to play in his parents' ice cream shop.

Season 10: 2006

  • This is the final season where Jason Szwimmer voices D.W.
  • This is the final season to have the original kids announce "And Now Back to Arthur" after the "A Word From Us Kids" segment.
# Original airdate Title Plot
126/10-1 May 15, 2006 Happy Anniversary It is Arthur's parents' 10th anniversary and for their special dinner, they're going to a special restaurant but Arthur needs to go to Buster's house to sleepover and write a report about perspective and D.W. needs to look for tin. All gets worse when Grandpa Dave needs to go to Chuck Greenwald's and the car is stuck in the middle of the road. The entire Read family comes to understand that spending time together is indeed the most valuable celebration of all.
127/10-2 May 16, 2006 The Squirrels Tonight on TV is a special film that freaked Bitsi out called The Squirrels which is a parody of Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds. Everyone except Binky sees it and everyone in school (except Binky) starts becoming afraid of squirrels, but Arthur and his friends find that knowledge is key to overcoming their fear.
Fern & Persimmony Glitchet Fern's favourite author is Persimmony Glitchet. One day, she wants to write her own story and gets advice from Glitchet. When her story under the name Agatha Shelley gets published and the story is a disaster, Fern realizes that her old writing style suites her better.
128/10-3 May 17, 2006 Desert Island Dish As a year-end assignment, Mr. Ratburn's class is to find the "ideal food", that is, if they were stranded on a desert island, they'd have to decide on a food to bring an unlimited supply of and why. The Brain researches many food items, but comes to the conclusion that a variety of foods is the best way to survive.
The Secret About Secrets D.W. is jealous because everyone seems to have been told a secret except her. When she learns a secret which could cause her friend, James, real embarrassment if she ever told, she discovers that having a secret isn't all it's cracked up to be.
129/10-4 May 18, 2006 Feeling Flush With Catherine complaining that Francine is using excessive water during a drought, Francine and Arthur compete to see who can conserve the most water in a bet.
Family Fortune Arthur, D.W, and Grandma Thora search for something to bring to a TV auction show.
130/10-5 May 19, 2006 D.W. Aims High D.W. dreams of becoming an astronaut and being the first person to step foot on Mars. The only problem is the Tibble twins keep talking about Mars being the home of martians and purple blood-thirsty aliens, she decides Mars is scary, until Mr. Read shows D.W. The World of The Worlds and Mars in the planetarium. D.W. learns that Mars is anything but the Tibble's descriptions, and decides that she wishes to do her career project about being the first to set foot on Mars.
Flaw and Order Buster and Arthur are accused once again for breaking a cake plate that Mr. Read ordered. Mr. Read now needs proof that they didn't do it: Arthur and Buster must go around and collect clues to determine that they aren't at fault.
131/10-6 May 22, 2006 The Curse of the Grebes Edgar Rentería, Mike Timlin and Johnny Damon After the Grebes have lost so many games, Buster believes, that he is "the curse", a curse that was put on the Grebes a long time ago, but later believes otherwise after meeting three famous Grebes at the market.
Arthur Changes Gears After saving up the funds to by the GX trailblazer 10,000 bike and having purchased one, Arthur is hesitant in riding it for fear that it will become damaged. However, after a dream, Arthur decides that the best way is to enjoy riding his bike, hence the purpose of having purchased one.
132/10-7 May 23, 2006 Unfinished After finding an old novel entitled "93 Million Miles in a Balloon", Arthur discovers that the ending of the book is missing and embarks on a hunt to find out what the ending is.
D.W., Bossy Boots D.W. acts very bossy at Emily's birthday party and at home, until she has a dream that makes her realize her bossiness.
133/10-8 May 24, 2006 Binky vs. Binky Binky overcomes his fear of competition within athletics when he takes up biking, and finds out that winning isn't everything, but rather, the courage to continue in the light of failure.
Operation: D.W.! D.W. has an operation on her ears, and is initially fearful. Her family support her and convinces her to go through with the operation.
134/10-9 May 25, 2006 Do You Speak George? The gang have split into groups who all have their own special, made-up language. Muffy and Francine refuse to let Arthur and Buster learn their language, so the pair decide to make up their own. George wants to learn their language, but struggles, and therefore tries to invent his own language. The ensuing confusion convinces everyone that their original language is the most practical.
World Girls Muffy has become obsessed with World Girl Dolls. Each doll is dressed in the national costume of a particular country, and comes with accessories related to that country- there is also a book accompanying each doll. Sue Ellen is interested in purchasing an accessory for her doll, but when it goes out of production, she decides on another solution.
135/10-10 May 26, 2006 What's Cooking? Ming Tsai The big cooking competition is coming up and everyone is making a dish of his or her choice. Arthur decides to make a chocolate cake. Everything goes wrong when the baking powder is gone and baking soda is used instead, but Arthur learns making mistakes in cooking may lead to the creation of a new recipe.
Buster's Special Delivery Mr. Haney has decided to choose the very first student mail carrier. Buster accepts the job with great enthusiasm. He starts not liking work, but eventually, some assistance teaches him to perform his job better.

Season 11: 2007

  • This is the final season in which Cameron Ansell voices Arthur.
  • This is the first season where Robert Naylor voices D.W.
  • A Word From Us Kids was replaced by Postcards from You for this season and Season 12.
# Original airdate Title Plot
136/11-1 June 25, 2007 Swept Away Arthur, D.W., and Buster try to keep their sand castle from being swept away by the tide.
Germophobia Buster is unhygienic. After his friends tell him how germs are bad, Buster becomes a germophobe and starts seeing germs everywhere.
137/11-2 June 26, 2007 Arthur Sells Out Arthur tries to earn money for a new video game by selling some old toys, albeit unethically.
Mind Your Manners Tommy and Timmy Tibble need to learn table manners, and they practice with the help of Molly, until they eat at a restaurant where they had been naughty before.
138/11-3 June 27, 2007 Buenas Noches, Vicita Vicita cannot fall asleep until she finds her book, The Very Magic Mango Tree, so Arthur and D.W. help by re-making the book.
Prunella Packs It In Prunella is worried about college and decides to take numerous extra classes to become more "well-rounded." The work load and additional stress soon take their toll on Prunella.
139/11-4 June 28, 2007 Phony Fern Fern gets a cell phone for emergencies, but Muffy shows her the features and Fern won't stop using it to talk to Muffy, including texting in Mr. Ratburn's class.
Brain's Shocking Secret Brain is afraid of the kids learning that he got held back in Kindergarten, and for what reason.
140/11-5 June 29, 2007 Baby Kate and the Imaginary Mystery Nadine is missing. Kate and Pal try to find out where she went, suspecting that the Tibbles had kidnapped her. Nadine returns and tells them that she's been away because D.W. is getting older and needing her less and less.
Strangers on a Train Sue Ellen finds a diary and wonders who it belongs to.
141/11-6 September 3, 2007 The Making of Arthur Arthur and his friends are making home videos to send to "Postcards From You", hosted by Matt Damon. Arthur doesn't have anything interesting to enter and accidentally deletes his entry. Buster give Arthur credit on his video about Arthur's life. Although they don't win, Matt Damon is interested in making a television series about Arthur's life. Matt Damon guest-stars as himself.
Dancing Fools Francine and George are not excited about dancing classes as Muffy and Binky, but they are chosen to represent the class in a dancing contest. They have fun but don't win. Meanwhile Muffy and Binky become jealous of the couple and plan to get them to drop out of the competition.
142/11-7 September 4, 2007 Hic or Treat Arthur is going to be a combination of Frankenstein and a dentist for Halloween, but no one thinks it's scary. D.W. can't stop hiccuping, so Arthur tries to scare her. Nothing works until Arthur puts on his costume.
Mr. Alwaysright Buster is annoyed by the Brain because he always seems to be right, even about Buster's present for his mom. Buster tries to find something the Brain wrong about but fails. He confesses what he's been doing. Brain finds out he was wrong about something and Buster finds a present he knows his mom will like.
143/11-8 September 5, 2007 Francine's Pilfered Paper Mr. Ratburn assigns essays to his class and asks them to write a paper on a Thanksgiving topic. Not knowing what she's doing, Francine copies an essay from the Internet and turns it in as her work, not knowing of the consequences of plagiarism, which may get her suspended from school.
Buster Gets Real Buster is interested in a new reality series that Arthur can't stand a show called "Top Supermarket Clerk" because he thinks it is very boring. Unfortunately, his family like it too. When Buster shows no interest in Bionic Bunny, Arthur is afraid that they will no longer be friends.
144/11-9 September 6, 2007 D.W. On Ice D.W. boasts about her skills at ice skating for an upcoming ice skating party, but becomes worried that her friends will find out that she actually cannot skate too well.
Spoiled Rotten Francine says Muffy is spoiled, so Muffy tries to show that she isn't.
145/11-10 September 7, 2007 Big Brother Binky (Parts 1 and 2) Binky's family adopts a baby girl from China. Binky and his family bring the baby girl (Mei-Lin) from China to Elwood City, and the episode deals with how Binky copes with his new sister.

Season 12: 2008-2009

  • A Word From Us Kids was replaced by Postcards from You for this season and Season 11.
# Original airdate Title Plot
146/12-1 October 6, 2008 Is That Kosher? Francine tries to go 24 hours without eating or drinking for Yom Kippur. When she finds out that Arthur is having a pizza party at his house on Yom Kippur, she tries to forget about it, but keeps on seeing words that describe food to keep her mind off. She goes to Arthur's house, thinking that the party is over, but when she sees the pizza, she accidentally devours a slice. It turns out that her Bubby is eating on Yom Kippur, too, so she forgets about the pizza incident. Guest starring Joan Rivers.
Never, Never, Never D.W. has too many toys in her room and mom wants to send some to charity. D.W. decides that she will give all of her toys to the people who love her most, forgetting that mom said that she only needed to get rid of the ones she doesn't use. The Tibbles falsely say they love her more than ever, while Emily declines. It turns out that the Tibbles are using the toys to shoot at with mud balls, and when D.W. wants them back, they reply the toys are theirs. D.W. believes that no one likes her, until Arthur comes by to pick her up from the Tibbles. He is able to get the toys that D.W. really loves, breaking his glasses along the way. D.W. decides to give some of her stuff away to get Arthur new glasses, and makes up with Emily.
147/12-2 October 13, 2008 Room to Ride Binky watches a tape of Lance Armstrong, and decides to bike. Unfortunately, he hits a pothole and gets injured. Arthur, Buster, Brain and Binky start a campaign to put in more bike lanes for the city. Lance Armstrong helps Binky with another injury and tells him that he doesn't need him to help him. The scene cuts to later when Mrs. MacGrady, Mr. Frensky and Binky are biking on the new bike lanes.
The Frensky Family Fiasco The show begins with everyone arguing about who the show should be about until Binky rolls the tape. Francine realizes that the family isn't spending enough time together and makes every Tuesday family night. Unfortunately, there is a mishap at a Japanese restaurant. When Francine has a dream about her family as baboons being eaten because they can't agree on the last night, they all end up having a bowling night.
148/12-3 October 20, 2008 D.W's Stray Netkitten D.W. asks Arthur and Emily to babysit her Netkitten since a Scary Clown virus hacks their computer.
Bats in the Belfry Arthur, D.W., and Buster turn Grandma Thora's attic into a clubhouse until Arthur spots a bat. There's only one thing to do - find garlic! Instead, Arthur's dad builds a bat box.
149/12-4 October 27, 2008 For the Birds Brain eats breakfast when he hears talk on radio about sightings of a rare bird and he unsuccessfully attempts to spot it so he can win a prize after he signs up for a bird-watching club. He is angry when Buster talks about it at school and Buster disguises as a monster so he can scare away the remaining club members. Brain uses a tape recording of the bird he recorded when listening to the radio talk show in order to attract the bird but he plays a recording of a "Chickin' Lickin'" ad he accidentally recorded and doesn't get a chance to get evidence of the bird, but he and Buster are still glad they saw the bird and they walk off happily.
Ungifted Buster digs out an old model called The Grain Reaper that he found in the closet and builds it. However, he has trouble figuring out where the last piece of the model goes. Arthur comes by to tell Buster that they are giving out movie posters at the Mill Creek Mall Cinema but when Arthur gets a chance to visit the movie theater, Binky has already bought the last poster. Binky spots the model thresher and Arthur trades it for the poster. Arthur shows Buster the poster and explains how he got it but Buster is sad and angry. Arthur tries to make a sorry card for Buster but he rejects it. That night, Arthur has a bad dream where the thresher's "mother" is invading Buster's house. Arthur desperately asks to get the model back but the Tibbles destroy it on a little touchdown celebration by playing a little "offensive football" on a pass play. Later, Arthur visits Buster while his family is still having dinner. Arthur gives Buster the repaired model and Buster is happy again. The episode ends with Buster choosing another model at a store. What will happen to this model?
150/12-5 November 3, 2008 The Chronicles of Buster Buster watches a commercial for the 376-disc special edition DVD of The Chronicles of Ahmayzzia. One month later, Buster does bad and Arthur good when they train for a rock-climbing expedition. Buster keeps dreaming of being in Ahmazzyia when the Lord of Darkness is Arthro (the evil version of Arthur). Buster contacts Arthur and they rock-climb together.
On This Spot After a lecture, Arthur prints out some images of the famous Native American Sitting Bull and a tree on the site where Sitting Bull performed in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. Arthur's friends are not interested, and Buster starts making a tour called the "Derek Montaigne Tour" after Arthur asks what historic events were done in Elwood City. Arthur and Mr. Ratburn pay a visit to Seymour Turkel (a parody of the famous author and biologist). Turkel hands a petition to Arthur to make the same tree shown above a memorial. When Buster continues the Montaigne Tour and finds out that Montaigne never was in Elwood City, he hands the tour over to Arthur, who then changes the subject of the tour. By then, he gets more signatures on the petition.
151/12-6 April 20, 2009 The Cherry Tree Muffy's insistence on having a huge Dream Bouncy Castle at her party result in her favorite cherry tree being cut down to make room for it.
Matchmaker, Match Breaker Francine and Muffy play matchmaker for their older siblings Chip and Catherine, thinking if they marry the two of them will become sisters
152/12-7 April 21, 2009 War of the Worms Fern tricks Brain into believing that Elwood City is under attack from giant worms, leaving unmistakable evidence, while eventually leading Brain into a rampage against worms.
I Owe You One Buster tries to repay all of the favors he owes Arthur by helping everyone whom Arthur owes favors to.
153/12-8 April 22, 2009 The Black Out Arthur and D.W. aren't sure they can survive without T.V. and A.C., when a blackout hits Elwood City on the hottest day of the year, until they learn about how Vicita and her family deal with the heat.
Mei Lin Takes a Stand Binky's little sister, Mei-Lin, would rather crawl than walk until she hears a story from Pepe the from (from "Flea To Be You and Me") and his brother.
154/12-9 April 23, 2009 Home Sweet Home Buster is fearful of attending summer camp, but discovers making new friends isn't as difficult as he thought.
Do You Believe in Magic? Arthur is jealous of Buster when his friend's magic talents outshines his own.
155/12-10 April 24, 2009 The Perfect Game Francine is excited about designing a model city for class until she starts the project and obsesses on the baseball stadium for her fasvorite team, the Grebes. Eventually she forgets about the whole project devoting everything to the stadium.
D.W.'s Furry Freakout A cat finds its way to D.W., where she is an accepted into her home. The cat causes much trouble with D.W., as they wait for its owner to claim it.

Season 13: 2009-2010

  • This is the first season in which Dallas Jokic voices Arthur.
  • A Word From Us Kids returned this season.
156 13-1 The Great MacGrady October 19, 2009
Mrs. MacGrady is diagnosed with cancer and the children react differently. Arthur and D.W. rush to her support, Francine is scared, and Muffy is initially unaware of cancer's symptoms, but jumps to action when she realizes how to help. Lance Armstrong guest stars for the second time in the series.
157 13-2 "The Silent Treatment / Kung Fool" October 13, 2009
The Silent Treatment: George wonders whether anyone would notice if he just disappeared, and so vows not to speak until someone notices him. Of course, his friends do notice, and they decide to cheer him up with a surprise party.Kung Fool: Fern volunteers to help an elderly neighbour, Tony Wu, with his household chores, and then discovers his past life as a kung fu celebrity. Suddenly she imagines herself as his student, and she will soon be a kung fu master herself! But will Fern be disappointed to learn that dish cleaning and laundry folding are not really part of some special martial arts training? Or can she learn a valuable lesson in acceptance and friendship?
158 13-3 "Arthur's Number Nightmare / Brain Gets Hooked" October 14, 2009
Arthur's Number Nightmare: Buster finds a piece of paper with names of his classmates and numbers beside them. Arthur, Buster, and Francine believe it's a class ranking system based on behavior, and Francine tries to find ways to have a higher rank.Brain Gets Hooked: Brain's addiction to a reality show called Junior Island falls him behind his schoolwork.
159 13-4 "MacFrensky / The Good, the Bad, and the Binky October 15, 2009
MacFrensky: Francine and Brain are competing for Student of the Month. Brain is in the lead and Muffy wants Francine to win. Francine and Muffy frame Brain into doing a bad deed, so Francine becomes Student of the Month. The two girls continue to frame other students in fear of being caught from their first plan.The Good, the Bad, and the Binky: Binky introduces Emily into wrestling when he babysits her. Emily's personality changes from being nice and polite to being loud and rough. Binky changes her back to her normal self when she begins to hurt other children in result of her behavior.
160 13-5 "No Acting Please / Prunella Deegan and the Disappointing Ending" October 12, 2009
No Acting Please: When Fern lands a role in the Elwood City community production of It Began With a Whistle, she fears that she isn't talented enough to be a star actress. But director Will Toffman, voiced by actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, teaches Fern how to have fun, be herself and truly shine.Prunella Deegan and the Disappointing Ending: The final volume of the Henry Skreever series, The Knights of the Bouillabaisse, is released at last. Prunella and Marina compete to see who will be first to finish the book, but the two friends soon learn that speed reading does not always pay off.
161 13-6 "When Carl Met George / D.W. Swims with the Fishes" April 5, 2010
When Carl Met George: George meets a new friend named Carl, who has Asperger syndrome - a form of autism. George is unsure about how to act around his new friend, but Brain helps put autism in perspective for him so he can understand some of Carl's mannerisms.

D.W. Swims with the Fishes: D.W. and James enter the preschool swim meet and recruit their older siblings to coach them. It all goes well until Arthur and Molly begin to get more competitive than D.W. and James.

162 13-7 "The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Tibble / The Secret Guardians" April 6, 2010
The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Tibble: The Tibbles sell their art works to raise money for a toy by using pity.

The Secret Guardians: Arthur, Binky, and Sue Ellen find a woodland oasis near their homes and vow to keep the area a secret. Soon they start to find evidence of human habitation and wonder if they've discovered an ancient civilization.

163 13-8 "Fernlets by Fern / Prunella and the Haunted Locker" April 7, 2010
Fernlets by Fern: Fern and Muffy start a greeting card business. Muffy paints the covers and Fern writes the poems. All the work makes Fern lose interest in writing, so she tries to figure out how to get make it interesting again.Prunella and the Haunted Locker: Prunella is assigned a new school locker, which is rumored to be haunted. Prunella learns how to be brave and face her fears.
164 13-9 "Paradise Lost / The Pride of Lakewood" April 8, 2010
Paradise Lost: Baby Kate begins to learn to talk, but starts to not be able to understand Pal anymore. They go to the Dolly Llama for an answer.

The Pride of Lakewood: To boost school pride, Arthur and his classmates form the Lakewood Pride Committee, which seems to pressure and brainwash students to have pride for their school. Sue Ellen and Brain don't join the group and are accused of not loving their school.

165 13-10 "Looking for Bonnie / The Secret Origin of Supernova" April 9, 2010
Looking for Bonnie: Famous rock musician Dean Lomax visits Elwood City and asks George's dad to fix his guitar.

The Secret Origin of Supernova: Arthur is dismayed when he learns that the energy drink endorsed by Dark Bunny, his favorite super hero, is unhealthy. He goes in search for a new superhero who doesn't sell out from their principles, and ends up making his own superhero named Supernova.

Season 14: 2010-2011


  1. ==

Title Original air date
166 14-1 "The Wheel Deal / The Buster Report" October 11, 2010
The Wheel Deal: Brain is put in a wheelchair after a leg injury and copes with the encouragement of Lydia, a disabled girl who uses a wheelchair.

The Buster Report: George plans a homework report on Buster.

167 14-2 "The Agent of Change / D.W. Unties the Knot" October 12, 2010
The Agent of Change: Discouraged by the lack of female leads in movies, Francine, Muffy, and Molly set out to create their own movie.

D.W. Unties the Knot: After watching a reality program, D.W. plans her own dream wedding, but seems confused when she is reminded she needs someone to marry.

168 14-3 "Nicked by a Name / The Play's the Thing" October 13, 2010
Nicked by a Name: Brain starts to give people nicknames, but becomes frustrated when he is always being asked to give one to someone. he starts giving these people names that they do not like, such as "Stinky Binky" and "Average Arthur." The Mighty mountain soccer team makes fun of them, and Brain renames everyone so that things are back to normal.

The Play's the Thing: The children in 3rd grade abandon the playground to look at Muffy's new "MySmartPhoney." Binky and the other "Tough Customers" are angry because now there is nobody to pick on. Binky persuades Muffy to help him change the playground so that they can pick on kids. She makes it into "Muffy's World of Wonder," an amusement park that is not very good. She must tear it down when Mr. Haney tells her not to charge people admission.

169 14-4 "Falafelosophy / The Great Lint Rush" October 25, 2010
Falafelosophy: Sue Ellen goes to Neil Gaiman's book signing, and he encourages her to write her own graphic novel. Sue Ellen likes her story about circles and triangles, but her friends think it's weird. Neil Gaiman encourages her once again to keep writing.The Great Lint Rush: Pal and Amigo try to get Mr. Toad to like lint after Pal accidentally bets a lot of socks for their house. (This episode is a sequel of sorts to "The Great Sock Mystery" from season 7.)
170 14-5 "Tales of Grotesquely Grim Bunny / Pet Projects"[8] October 29, 2010
Tales of Grotesquely Grim Bunny: Arthur and Buster become frightened of the publications of Fear Comics when the store gets a new owner who fills the store with scary comics, but Fern enjoys the change.

Pet Projects: Arthur, Francine, Buster and Muffy are making videos about Pal and Nemo, but to the pets' dismay, they aren't liking the results of the videos.

171 14-6 "Follow the Bouncing Ball / Buster Baxter and the Letter from the Sea" April 22, 2011
Follow the Bouncing Ball: After Francine and Alberto get their soccer balls mixed up at the park, Alberto's "El Boomerang" ball travels around Elwood City, and throughout the season, the world. Meanwhile, George is setting up a domino line, and is frustrated when Francine repeatedly accidentally sets it off.

Buster Baxter and the Letter from the Sea: Buster finds a letter in a bottle from a stranded 1960s explorer and believes it is from sea people in the lost city of Atlantis.

172 14-7 "Around the World in 11 Minutes / Muffy and the Big Bad Blog" April 25, 2011
Around the World in 11 Minutes: Wondering how big the world really is, Pal, Amigo, Kate and Mei-Lin take an (imagined) trip around the world, and make a bet with cat Nemo that they can do it in eleven minutes.

Muffy and the Big Bad Blog: Muffy becomes addicted to blogging after chronicling her holiday to Costa Rica on her blog, however, after Francine suggests she should spend less time doing so, the two begin feuding online.

173 14-8 "Arthur Unravels / All the Rage" April 26, 2011
Arthur Unravels: Grandma Thora teaches Arthur how to knit, but he's embarrassed about anyone knowing about his knitting and tries to hide it.

All the Rage: Muffy tries to come up with fashion trends after watching fashion icon Capri on TV, but her ankle purses, edible scarves and fluffy "armings" don't catch on.

174 14-9 "D.W., Queen of the Comeback / In My Africa" April 27, 2011
D.W., Queen of the Comeback: A clown barber cuts D.W.'s hair too short and the Tibble twins begin teasing her about it, calling her "Dennis", so D.W. asks for advice on comebacks.

In My Africa: Brain's cousin from Senegal, Cheikh, moves to Elwood City, and after being embarrassed that she doesn't know anything about Africa, D.W. is helped by Brain to remember all the countries in Africa and something about them by making them into a song.

175 14-10 "Buster Spaces Out / The Long Road Home" April 28, 2011
Buster Spaces Out: Buster, after seeing footage of the Moon landing, decides to build a model rocket ship, and recruits Arthur, George, Carl, Francine and Muffy to help him, however, chaos ensues until he receives advice from guest voice star Michael Fincke.

The Long Road Home: Deciding he performed disappointingly in a running race, George decides to walk from Crown City to Elwood City to raise money for autism research. Arthur's Turkish pen pal Adil finds Alberto's "El Boomerang" soccer ball, which, after travelling around the world and into space, is returned to Alberto on his birthday.

Australian air dates

Season 14 began screening on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's iView service and ABC2 on September 27, 2010. The episode order does not agree with the list above, but is in accordance with the episode titles listed on IMDb. The episodes that have not been scheduled to air in the U.S. from October 2010 to April 2011 will be aired as season 15.



Title Australian air date
166 14-1 "Follow the Bouncing Ball / Buster Baxter and the Letter from the Sea"[9] September 27, 2010 (2010-09-27)[10]
167 14-2 "Around the World in 11 Minutes / Muffy and the Big Bad Blog"[11] September 28, 2010 (2010-09-28)[12]
168 14-3 "I Wanna Hold Your Hand / Whistling in the Wind"[13] September 29, 2010 (2010-09-29)[14]
I Wanna Hold Your Hand: Binky becomes afraid George will tell their classmates and Binky's fellow Tough Customer gang members that he still holds his Mom's hand.Whistling in the Wind: Timmy Tibble becomes frustrated when he discovers that his brother can whistle, but he can't.
169 14-4 "Nicked by a Name / The Play's the Thing"[15] September 30, 2010 (2010-09-30)[16]
170 14-5 "Buster's Garden of Grief / Through the Looking Glasses"[17] October 1, 2010 (2010-10-01)[18]
Buster's Garden of Grief: Fritz, who runs the Elwood City community garden, breaks his ankle and asks Buster to look after the garden. When Buster goes on vacation, he asks Arthur, Francine and Muffy to water it, but they fail to. Buster then gives up, until he receives a helping hand.Through the Looking Glasses: Arthur can't find his glasses, so he gets a new pair. After thinking his classmates will laugh at him, he actually receives praise about them, but becomes overconfident with his new look.
171 14-6 "Arthur Unravels / All the Rage"[19] October 2, 2010 (2010-10-02)[20]
172 14-7 "S.W.E.A.T. / To Eat or Not to Eat"[21] October 3, 2010 (2010-10-03)[22]
S.W.E.A.T.: The third grade students at Lakewood Elementary are stressing about their upcoming S.W.E.A.T. aptitude tests, including Sue Ellen, who panics that she doesn't have any #2 (HB) pencils, and Brain, who worries he will do bad after he accidentally skips a question on the practice test. To Eat or Not to Eat: Buster investigates a new candy bar, Big Boss. He finds a chemical called 'tri-enzomated zorn jelly'. This happens when his classmates become hyperactive after eating it, while also imagining himself as a detective in a classic crime film setting.
173 14-8 "Muffy's Classy Classics Club / Best Enemies"[23] October 4, 2010 (2010-10-04)[24]
Muffy's Classy Classics Club: Muffy makes her own book club, but doesn't want to read books others suggest after her own suggestions prove unpopular.Best Enemies: D.W. and Jane's client's daughter W.D., despite being the same age, are opposites and don't get along until they pretend to fight to avoid spending a weekend together, however, they both find it was the most fun they had together.
174 14-9 "The Agent of Change / D.W. Unties the Knot"[25] October 5, 2010 (2010-10-05)[26]
175 14-10 "Trouble with Trophies / The Butler Did... What?"[27] October 6, 2010 (2010-10-06)[28]
Trouble with Trophies: Muffy wants Fern to admit she wants a trophy after George wins a class award for most improved student.The Butler Did... What?: When resident Crosswire butler Bailey disappears, Muffy realizes she doesn't know anything about him when she tries to find him.
176 14-11 "Tales of Grotesquely Grim Bunny / Pet Projects"[29] October 7, 2010 (2010-10-07)[30]
177 14-12 "The Wheel Deal / The Buster Report"[31] October 8, 2010 (2010-10-08)[32]
178 14-13 "In My Africa / D.W., Queen of the Comeback"[33] October 9, 2010 (2010-10-09)[34]
179 14-14 "Buster Spaces Out / The Long Road Home"[35] October 10, 2010 (2010-10-10)[36]
180 14-15 "Buster's Secret Admirer / The Last King of Lambland"[37] October 11, 2010 (2010-10-11)[38]
Buster's Secret Admirer: Buster receives chocolates in the mail from a "secret admirer" and tries to uncover who it was sent by, asking everyone from Arthur to Molly.The Last King of Lambland: James is sent a stuffed toy lamb based on a legend by relatives in Scotland, but his classmates don't like it when the Tibble twins treat him like a king because of it.
181 14-16 "Fifteen"[39] October 12, 2010 (2010-10-12)[40]
George wins a contest to appear on a radio quiz show, "15 Minutes of Fame" to earn money for his school. Arthur forgets his class report on Michelangelo to help the class get the 15 merit points to get his class a No Homework Day, and after overhearing, Pal and Kate try to help get it to him. But when Nemo takes the "report" and Nadine says that the "report is an ingredient to remove imaginary friends, things get complicated.
182 14-17 "Buster the Lounge Lizard / Cents-Less"[41] October 13, 2010 (2010-10-13)[42]
Buster the Lounge Lizard: After seeing an advertisement for a "Dark Buggy" on TV and bringing it to school, Buster accidentally gets the wayward electronic toy car lost in the teacher's lounge, so he tries to find a way to get it back with help from Binky.Cents-Less: Mr. Ratburn challenges the class to avoid spending money for a weekend. Muffy learns how to barter to get a World Girl doll.
183 14-18 "Grandpa Dave's Memory Album / Buster's Carpool Catastrophe"[43] October 14, 2010 (2010-10-14)[44]
Grandpa Dave's Memory Album: Arthur and D.W. learn Grandpa Dave has Alzheimer's after he forgets he was playing hide-and-seek with them, so Arthur receives help from Francine's grandma Bubby to aid his memory (Joan Rivers in her second voice appearance after "Is That Kosher?").Buster's Carpool Catastrophe: To attend a cooking class run by famous chef Francois Puffeau, Muffy has to carpool with Buster and Arthur after the Crosswire limousine breaks down. After initial squabbling, however, all three find they enjoy the carpooling.
184 14-19 "Falafelosophy / The Great Lint Rush"[45] October 15, 2010 (2010-10-15)[46]
185 14-20 "What's in a Name? / Prunella the Packrat"[47] October 16, 2010 (2010-10-16)[48]
What's in a Name?: Muffy threatens to reveal Binky's real name, Shelley, after she thinks his winning the class award for most improved student is undeserved.Prunella the Packrat: Prunella receives help from friends to clean out her closet after it comes to light she has stored everything, even insignificant items, since she was a baby, but she resists and still tries to save what she can.

Season 15: 2011-2012

  • This is the final season in which Robert Naylor voices D.W.
  • This is the final season to use the Season 2 Back to Arthur logo at the end of A Word From Us Kids.
  • This is the final season to use digital ink and paint animation.
  • This is also the final season to use standard screen.
# Original Airdate Title Plot
176 15-01 October 10, 2011 Fifteen George wins a contest to appear on a radio quiz show, "15 Minutes of Fame" to earn money for his school. Arthur forgets his class report on Michelangelo to help the class get the 15 merit points to get his class a No Homework Day, and after overhearing, Pal and Kate try to help get it to him. But when Nemo takes the "report" and Nadine says that the "report is an ingredient to remove imaginary friends, things get complicated.
177 15-02 October 11, 2011 I Wanna Hold Your Hand Binky becomes afraid George will tell their classmates and Binky's fellow Tough Customer gang members that he still holds his Mom's hand.
178 15-03 October 11, 2011 Whistling in the Wind Timmy Tibble becomes frustrated when he discovers that his brother can whistle, but he can't.
179 15-04 October 12, 2011 Buster's Secret Admirer Buster receives chocolates in the mail from a "secret admirer" and tries to uncover who it was sent by, asking everyone from Arthur to Molly.
180 15-05 October 12, 2011 The Last King of Lambland James is sent a stuffed toy lamb based on a legend by relatives in Scotland, but his classmates don't like it when the Tibble twins treat him like a king because of it.
181 15-06 October 13, 2011 Cents-Less Mr. Ratburn challenges the class to avoid spending money for a weekend. Muffy learns how to barter to get a World Girl doll
182 15-07 October 13, 2011 Buster the Lounge Lizard After seeing an advertisement for a "Dark Buggy" on TV and bringing it to school, Buster accidentally gets the wayward electronic toy car lost in the teacher's lounge, so he tries to find a way to get it back with help from Binky.
183 15-08 October 14, 2011 To Eat or Not to Eat]] Buster investigates a new candy bar, Big Boss, when his classmates become hyperactive after eating it, while also imagining himself as a detective in a classic crime film setting.
184 15-09 October 14, 2011 S.W.E.A.T. The third grade students at Lakewood Elementary are stressing about their upcoming S.W.E.A.T. aptitude tests, including Sue Ellen, who panics that she doesn't have any #2 (HB) pencils, and Brain, who worries he will do bad after he accidentally skips a question on the practice test.
185 15-10 April 16, 2012 Prunella the Packrat Prunella receives help from friends to clean out her closet after it comes to light she has stored everything, even insignificant items, since she was a baby, but she resists and still tries to save what she can.
186 15-11 April 16, 2012 What's in a Name? Muffy threatens to reveal Binky's real name, Shelley, after she thinks his winning the class award for most improved student is undeserved.
187 15-12 May 23, 2012 Muffy's Classy Classics Club Muffy buys all of the pretty books and pretty dolls in the Pretty Pioneers series, and invite her friends to join a pretty book club. But she can't take their criticisms that the books are, well, rather poorly written. Will the book club disband or Muffy open up to new literary experience?
186 15-13 May 23, 2012 Best Enemies Mom has a clients coming over and they have a daughter who is D.W.'s age...and her name is even W.D.! They're going to be the best of friends! Turns out, no. They don't have anything in common. So D.W. and W.D. work together to convince their parents that they'll just never get along...and somehow, have a lot of fun in the process.
187 15-14 May 24, 2012 Buster's Garden of Grief With Fritz gone, Buster is in charge of the community garden, but it proves to be too much for just one person. Can Buster and his friends put the "community" back in the gardening or will it end up getting paved over?
188 15-15 May 24, 2012 Through the Looking Glasses Arthur can't find his glasses and has to get new ones, but all the attention he is getting from these new hipper glasses has gone straight to his head! Buster figures that it's up to him to get the old Arthur back.
189 15-16 May 25, 2012 The Butler Did... What? Bailey is missing! He just left, leaving no note. With the help of the Baxter Detective Agency, Muffy discovers a series of old class picture, a receipt for a trumpet and old jazz albums. And Muffy is left wondering, who exactly IS Bailey? And-will he ever come back!?
190 15-17 May 25, 2012 The Trouble with Trophies Everyone loves getting trophies, right? It turns out that Fern could not care less about them. Yet Muffy is convinced that Fern must be despairing about never having won anything, and she sets out to give Fern a prize no matter what.... whether Fern wants it or not.
191 15-18 June 15, 2012 Grandpa Dave's Memory Album Grandpa Dave is moving closer to the family and the kids are thrilled. But something isn't quite right; he's forgetting all sorts of things. Joan Rivers, reprising her role as Francine's grandmother, is on hand to help the kids understand that Grandpa Dave loves them just as much as he always has, even if he has trouble with his memory.
192 15-19 June 15, 2012 Buster's Carpool Catastrophe Muffy, Arthur and Buster are carpooling to their cooking class. Buster wants this to be the best car pool ever, but his rolling party on wheels turns into a disaster. Can the kids stop fighting long enough to see the sights right in front of them?

Season 16: 2012-2013

  • This is the first season where Jake Beale voices D.W.
  • Beginning this season, over 14 seasons later, there was a new Back to Arthur logo at the end of A Word From Us Kids.
  • This is the first season to use flash animation.
  • This is also the first season to use widescreen.
Date Title Number Summary
October 15, 2012 Based on a True Story 160101 There's a new kid in town: Ladonna Compson, the Louisiana native with the gift of gab. Ladonna charms Arthur and friends with her amazing "true" stories. But are her stories really fact...or fiction?
October 16, 2012 Flippity Francine 160201 Francine tries to regain her dignity after Muffy posts a goofy video of her on the Muffington Post.
October 16, 2012 Muffy Takes the Wheel 160202 It's the 1st Annual Lakewood Derby and Muffy's revved up! But when she enlists her dad to help her make the winning car, he completely takes over. Can Muffy hit the brakes on this runaway project? Or will she be left in the dust?
October 17, 2012 All About D.W. 160301 When Emily gets the starring role in the preschool play, D.W. is beside herself with jealousy. She should be Little Red Riding Hood, not Tree #2! Undeterred, D.W. appoints herself Emily's understudy (just in case!). But when the big moment arrives, can D.W. handle the spotlight?
October 17, 2012 Blockheads 160302 D.W. and Emily are upset when they get stuck with the blocks at playtime. But apathy turns to obsession when they begin building their dream house. Forget snacks and naptime! They've got a palastle to build!
October 18, 2012 Get Smart 160401 Everyone loves HUGO-the new interactive whiteboard that claims to be 100% accurate. If only Mr. Ratburn knew how to use it... After a crash course from Brain, Mr. Ratburn embraces the high tech teaching tool; that is, until HUGO corrects him in front of the class. Let the battle of rat vs. machine begin.
October 18, 2012 Baby Steps 160402 Mei Lin can say "hello" AND play the piano?!? Kate can't even wave! Worried about her sister's future, D.W. enlists the help of Brain to determine if Kate is above average, below average, or (gulp!) just average-average...Meanwhile, Kate and Pal are puzzled by D.W.'s odd behavior and vow to find a "cure."
October 19, 2012 Night of the Tibble 160501 The Tibble Twins are having their first sleepover! The lucky victim...err, guest: James. Will the Tibbles lock him in the dark basement? Strap him to the terrifying Flatter Fling? Serve him cupcakes and cookies for dinner?!?
October 19, 2012 Read and Flumberghast 160502 A cupcake's been stolen! The primary suspect: Tommy Tibble. D.W. gathers a jury and demands that justice be served. Can D.W. get Tommy to confess? Or will she lose control of this kangaroo court?
May 6, 2013 The Last Tough Customer 160601  The Tough Customers realize it's time to quit bullying and set out to find a new hobby - but can Molly ever truly change her ways?
May 6, 2013 Brain's Chess Mess 160602  Brain starts a chess club at school to improve his game and beat Los Dedos, the local chess master. Who knew the best player in the club would be...Rattles?!?
May 7, 2013 Baseball Blues 160701 It's Grebelings season and George can't wait to play! After all, no one knows more about baseball than George. But when he realizes knowledge of sinkers doesn't guarantee success in the field, will he throw in the towel?
May 7, 2013 Brain's Biggest Blunder 160702 When Brain gets teamed with Buster and Binky in the annual Arithmattack competition, he immediately enrolls Buster in binomial boot camp. Can Brain transform Buster into a mathematic marvel? Or will he be forced to eat humble pi?
May 8, 2013 Buster's Book Battle 160801 Lakewood Elementary has just instituted IRP; a program where kids can earn points (and prizes!) for reading. Buster's thrilled and gets to work straight away! But will he earn enough points for a skateboard?
May 8, 2013 On the Buster Scale 160802 Buster and Brain never agree on movies. Buster rates every film a 10+, while Brain doesn't seem to like anything... Only one of them can be right...or so they think.
May 9, 2013 Fern and the Case of the Stolen Story 160901 The unthinkable has happened! Fern has writer's block! Fortunately, Ladonna's full of stories. Faced with a tight deadline, Fern decides to "borrow" the tales and simply change the names. Has Fern confused write and wrong?
May 9, 2013 Sue Ellen Vegges Out 160902 When Sue Ellen decides to stop eating meat, Muffy and Francine compete to be the best vegetarian. Can they successfully resist meat? Or was this a missed steak?
May 10, 2013 So Funny I Forgot to Laugh 161001  Arthur thinks his jokes about Sue Ellen's new sweater are all in good fun but Sue Ellen's feelings are hurt. Has Arthur become...a bully?
May 10, 2013 The Best Day Ever 161002  It's a beautiful afternoon and everyone is reminiscing about their "best days." Everyone, that is, except Arthur. Is it possible he doesn't have one?

Season 17: 2013-2014

# Original airdate Title Plot
196/17-1 November 11, 2013 Show Off It's the Elwood City dog show and Killer is facing off against Sebastian Winkleplotz, the snooty, championship-winning poodle. At stake: the Read family's honor. Can Killer's coach, Pal, transform her from combative canine to sophisticated show dog
Dog's Best Friend Arthur agrees to watch Amigo while Alberto's off at camp. At first Pal is thrilled to have the company! (He even teaches Amigo his coveted table begging secrets!) But when Arthur appears to favor Amigo during a game of catch, Pal begins to worry that he's lost his place as top dog
197/17-2 November 12, 2013 Adventures in Budylon D.W. and Bud embark on an epic wilderness adventure! Dense jungles, mystical ruins...the backyard has never been so exciting!
Ladonna Compson: Party Animal Apple picking, bake sales, craft classes...there's so much to do in Elwood City in the fall! And Ladonna's determined to do it all. But when you're juggling so much at once, you're bound to drop a ball......or five.
198/17-3 November 13, 2013 Molina's Mulligan Alberto discovers that he has a natural talent for golf and begins competing at the local country club. But will his dad's over-enthusiastic and embarrassing cheers cause him to give up the sport altogether?
Buster Bombs The unthinkable has happened! Buster has lost his flair for funny, and the harder he tries to make people laugh, the worse it gets. Fortunately, comic legend Vince Ruckles is on hand to teach Buster the true secret to comedy.
199/17-4 November 14, 2013 Opposites Distract Arthur and Buster are best friends. But when a leaky roof forces Arthur to study in Buster's room, they discover that they make better friends than roommates.
Just the Ticket Arthur's ecstatic when he wins free concert tickets on the radio. They're even in the front-row! Problem is, he can only take one friend. Let the pestering begin!
200/17-5 November 15, 2013 All Thumbs When Arthur catches Buster sucking his thumb, Buster worries that Arthur will tell the entire school. Can Arthur stay mum? Or is this secret just too juicy not to share?
Kidonia Tired of doing chores, Arthur and the gang decide to invent their own country: Kidonia. But when there are no rules, no laws, and no chores, someone's bound to ruffle a few feathers. Will this kid-ruled utopia flourish or descend into anarchy?
201/17-6 April 21, 2014 Speak Up, Francine! The local creek is polluted! The culprit: pesticide run-off from neighborhood lawns. Francine is determined to get the word out at the annual Earth Day rally. But will a crippling fear of public speaking derail this aspiring environmental activist?
Waiting for Snow Ladonna can't wait to experience her first blizzard. Skiing, sledding…SNOW DAYS!! If only the weather would cooperate. Can Arthur and Buster help make her snowy dreams a reality?
202/17-7 April 22, 2014 Pets and Pests There's a mouse loose in the Read home! And D.W. wants it gone…NOW! When traps fail, Arthur enlists the help of an expert mouse catcher…a fearless hunter who laughs in the face of danger: Nemo??
Go Fly a Kite While playing in the park, Binky, Muffy, and Ladonna stumble upon an abandoned kite. After failing to find the owner, the trio decides to take joint custody of the toy. But sharing it is easier said than done…
203/17-8 May 12, 2014 The Director's Cut After meeting his hero, Hollywood director Tufton Sinclair, George is inspired to make a movie of his own. He enlists his friends as crew and Muffy as his producer. Problem is, everyone wants to be the director! Will George stand his ground or is his budding film career a flop?
Crime and Consequences When George accidentally breaks the class's prize woodworking project, Binky gets unfairly blamed. Will George come clean to Principal Haney? Or will he let Binky take the fall?
204/17-9 May 13, 2014 Caught in the Crosswires Muffy is thrilled when mega producer J3 chooses her family for his latest reality TV project. After all, she was born to be star! But when Muffy's asked to amp up the drama between her and Bailey, she worries that she's being portrayed as a spoiled brat. Is it possible reality TV isn't as realistic as she thought?
Framed! Buster has just won the best young artist award at the Elwood City Arts Festival. Sensing his work might be worth something someday, Muffy hires Buster to paint her portrait. But can Buster satisfy his critical client?
205/17-10 May 14, 2014 Binky's Music Madness Everyone loves the Bang on a Can All-Stars, a funky experimental music group that's touring around Elwood City. Everyone that is, except Binky. A musical purist, Binky thinks their nontraditional sound is just a bunch of noise and sets out to prove it. Will Binky succeed, or is he headed for treble?
Brain Freeze A new ice cream shop has just opened up across the block. With whimsical flavor names, futuristic furniture, and a cute mascot named Puk Puk, Yumbobo is threatening to put Brain's shop out of business. It's gonna be a rocky road.

Season 18: 2014-2015

Screenshot Title Number Episode Original Airdate
The Tattletale Frog "The Tattletale Frog" 206 1a[1] October 1, 2014[1]
When Bud is blamed for an accident D.W. causes, she has to decide whether to let her friend take the fall.[1]
D.W. & Bud's Higher Purpose "D.W. & Bud's Higher Purpose" 206 1b[1] October 1, 2014[1]
D.W. and Bud can't wait to ride "The Buzzard", Wonderworld's newest roller coaster. Will they make it past the persnickety ticket taker...or come up short?[1]
The Friend Who Wasn't There "The Friend Who Wasn't There" 207 2a[2] September 29, 2014[2]
Muffy embarks on an epic quest to find her long lost imaginary friend. But she has to be careful-the Crosswire basement is full of bewitched boxes and gadgets and dolls...oh my![3]
Surprise "Surprise!" 207 2b[2] September 29, 2014[2]
It's Catherine's 16th birthday, and Francine has been cordially uninvited to the party. With the help of her friends, she whips up the perfect present for her big sister...a sneaky surprise with a side of payback![3]
The Case of the Girl with the Long Face "The Case of the Girl with the Long Face" 208 3a[4] September 30, 2014[4]
Fern has been feeling low and no one can figure out why. Luckily, Buster is on the case! He'll leave no stone unturned, no lead unexplored, no ice cream uneaten...[5]
The Substitute Arthur "The Substitute Arthur" 208 3b[4] September 30, 2014[4]
With Arthur out of town, Buster is on the hunt for a new best friend. The problem is, he only wants to play games his way. Will he learn to compromise or is he destined to play alone?[5]
1804ami "Best Wishes" 209 4a October 2, 2014[6]
After George has a lucky streak, his friends pressure him to wish for a snow day. Can he deliver or is he out of luck?[6]
1804bmi "The Tardy Tumbler" 209 4b October 2, 2014[6]
Prunella is excited about making the gymnastics team...until she realizes practice starts at 6am! Will she honor her commitment...or hit the snooze button?[6]
Season 18 Promo
"Fountain Abbey" 210 5a January 26, 2015[7]
Muffy is devastated when she learns her great, great grandmother, Mary Alice Miller, wasn't royalty, but a common maid. The indignity! However, her old diary reveals a more interesting story.[8]
"Arthur Calls It" 210 5b January 26, 2015[7]
Pressure from his classmates has Arthur doubting his decision to call Buster out during a baseball game. Will he succumb to peer pressure, or stick with what he believes is right?[8]
Whip-mix-blend "Whip. Mix. Blend." 211 6a September 7, 2015[9]
When Rattles's mother starts dating Archie Vanderloo, Rattles finds himself spending lots of time with Archie's twins. The problem is, he doesn't have anything in common with them! Can this blended family learn to get along?[9]
ImagePending "Staycation" 211 6b September 7, 2015[9]
Arthur offers to babysit so that his parents can enjoy some peace and quiet in the backyard. What could go wrong? With D.W. on the loose...just about everything![9]
ImagePending "Two Minutes" 212 7a June 1, 2015[10]
Power shifts in the Tibble household when the twins find out Tommy is two minutes older than Timmy. Frustrated in his new role, Timmy enlists the help of an expert older brother tamer: D.W.![11]
Messy Dress Mess "Messy Dress Mess" 212 7b June 1, 2015[10]
Ladonna is thrilled when Muffy loans her a beautiful recital dress. But a run-in with a painted bench leaves Ladonna wondering how to break the news to her fashionista friend.[11]
ImagePending "Arthur Read: Super Saver" 213 8a September 10, 2015[12]
Business is slow for Mr. and Mrs. Read, and Arthur is concerned. Can this "super saver" find ways to keep his family in the green?[12]
ImagePending "Tibbles to The Rescue" 213 8b September 10, 2015[12]
When D.W. saves the Tibble twins from a nasty fall, they decide to repay the favor...whether she likes it or not.[12]
TPP7 "The Pageant Pickle" 214 9a September 11, 2015[13]
School is almost out and Arthur can hardly wait for those lazy summer days by Muffy's pool. Nothing could ruin such a happy time of year...except maybe D.W.'s spring pageant![13]
SomeAssemblyRequired12 "Some Assembly Required" 214 9b September 11, 2015[13]
D.W. can't wait to test out her new playset! But while it's being built she'll have to settle for the box. With the help of Bud and Emily, she realizes her imagination is way better than any toy![13]
The shelter 1 "Shelter from the Storm" 215 10 September 8, 2015[14]
When a powerful hurricane hits Elwood City, everyone's affected. Ladonna's dad is called up by the Army Corps of Engineers. Muffy relocates to a shelter, while Arthur struggles to reunite lost pets and owners. And the Brain seeks the help of a therapist, voiced by special guest Idina Menzel, to help him manage his anxiety.[14]

Season 19: 2015-2016

Screenshot Title Number Episode Original Airdate
Brain's Brain "Brain's Brain" 216 1a[15] January 18, 2016[16]
The Brain, D.W., and Bud venture where no kid has gone before: Brain's brain.[17]
ImagePending "Brain Sees Stars" 216 1b[15] January 18, 2016
The Brain plans to see a meteor shower for the first time.[18]
ImagePending "Sue Ellen Adds It Up" 217 2a[19] January 19, 2016 [20]
Sue Ellen is dismissive about math until she runs into a problem her artistic vision can't solve.
Wish You Were Here Image "Wish You Were Here" 217 2b[19] January 19, 2016
Sue Ellen meets her pen pal but he is more interested in fashion than world culture.[21]
ImagePending "Arthur's Toy Trouble" 218 3a[22] January 20, 2016[23]
Arthur accidentally gives away his chance at two million dollars.
ImagePending "Spar for the Course" 218 3b[22] January 20, 2016
Muffy, Buster, and Binky must agree on an idea for a new 18th hole at the miniature golf course.
CarriedAwayABC "Carried Away" 219 4a[24] May 26, 2016
Kate and Mei Lin get a chance to tour the solar system with Pal's cousin, Dr. Yowl, but Pal suspects he is up to no good.
ImagePending "Dueling Detectives!" 219 4b[24] May 26, 2016
Wally is missing and Elwood City's best detective is on the case. And that detective is… Binky?! Not if Fern (aka Detective Virgule Watteau) has anything to say about it!
BIBI11 "Buster Isn't Buying It" 220 5a[25] June 2, 2015[26][27]
Buster tries to convince his friends that a megatoad exists amongst them, but as a result he begins to challenge his own beliefs about everything.[26]
"One Ornery Critter" 220 5b[25] June 2, 2015[28]
Buster's aunt's dog, Carrot Cake, dislikes Arthur.[28]
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"Maria Speaks" 221 6a[29] May 24, 2016
Maria has always been a silent fixture in Mr. Ratburn's class but her time to speak has finally come.
13051555 10156924843710203 3960694540581450714 n "Postcards from Binky" 221 6b[29] May 24, 2016
When Binky's grandparents miss his big soccer game, he decides to film a video reenactment with his friends. Only things didn't quite happen the way he portrays them.
ImagePending "Carl's Concerto" 222 7a[30] April 4, 2016
Carl's accordion routines are hindering George's puppet show rehearsals. George must decide whether to keep Carl and risk the show, or replace him and risk his friendship. [1]
ImagePending "Too Much of a Good Thing" 222 7b[30] April 4, 2016
Buster enlists Binky's help to keep him from gorging on delicious biscuits. Will he manage to keep his self-control or crumble?[2]
FrancinesCleatsofStrength "Francine's Cleats of Strength" 223 8a[31] June 3, 2015[32]
Francine takes a job as Muffy's personal assistant when she needs money to buy new cleats.[32]
LittleMissmeanie "Little Miss Meanie" 223 8b[31] June 3, 2015[33]
Lydia and Muffy join forces to topple a mean beauty queen in the "Little Miss Crocus" beauty pageant.[33]
ImagePending "Mr. Ratburn's Secret Identity" 224 9a[34] May 25, 2016
The kids suspects Mr. Ratburn is secretly a superhero when he receives mysterious calls and displays apparently superhuman strength.[3]
ImagePending "Besties" 224 9b[34] May 25, 2016
Buster and Ladonna bond over a memorable trip to the movies, prompting Arthur to suspect she has taken his place as his best friend.
The Last Day Facebook 1 "The Last Day" 225 10[35] May 23, 2016
The last day of school approaches, and Arthur and Buster look forward to fourth grade, where they hope to find themselves in the class of the cool new teacher Mr. Cramp.

This was the first season done by Oasis Animation.

Season 20: 2016-2017

Picture Title Number Episode Original Airdate
[4] "Buster's Second Chance" 226 1a October 10, 2016
Buster turns back the clock to see what life would be like if he were a genius.
[5] "Arthur and the Whole Truth" 226 1b October 10, 2016
Arthur finds out Buster has been lying to protect his feelings.
[6] "Fern's Flights of Fancy" 227 2a October 11, 2016
Fern considers giving up being a writer after a rejection.
[7] "Cereal" 227 2b October 11, 2016
Buster relays the story of a missing cereal box on his podcast.
[8] "He Said, He Said" 228 3a October 12, 2016
When an episode of Bionic Bunny is interrupted, Carl is the only one who can recall what comes next.
[9] "Bunny Trouble" 228 3b October 12, 2016
Larry, the class bunny, wanders off.
[10] "Bud's Knotty Problem" 229 4a October 13, 2016
Bud falls in love with his new pair of boots, but must learn to tie his shoes.
[11] "That's MY Grandma!" 229 4b October 13, 2016
D.W. is jealous when Grandma Thora becomes the town's most popular babysitter.
[12] "Lend Me Your Ear" 230 5a May 30, 2017
Arthur, Buster, and the Brain are worried when Mr. Ratburn isn't acting like himself. He's always pleased to see what has made him change his tune?
[13] "The Butler Did It" 230 5b May 30, 2017
When Mr. Crosswire gets a robot butler for Father's Day, Muffy fears Bailey may be replaced.
[14] "Prunella's Tent of Portent" 231 6a May 31, 2017
At the Elwood City Picnic, Prunella pretends she can see the future at her fortune telling booth. But her best friend, Marina, doubts her mystical powers.
[15] "Mutiny on the Pitch" 231 6b May 31, 2017
The Lakewood Elementary soccer team has had enough of Francine's bossy behavior. To show the team how much they need her, she gives up her post to the most unlikely teammate...Buster!
[16] "The Hallway Minotaur" 232 7a June 1, 2017
Attention Lakewood Elementary! There's a new sheriff, er, hallway monitor in town and his name is George Lundgren.
[17] "Ladonna's Like List" 232 7b June 1, 2017
Ladonna is friendly, funny, and full of personality. Everyone likes her! At least, that's what she thought...

Season 21: 2017-2018

Picture Title Number Episode Original Airdate
[18] "Binky's 'A' Game" 233 1a October 24, 2017
When Binky gets an "A" on a test, Muffy and Francine are convinced he cheated. Is it possible that he actually studied?
[19] "Brain and the Time Capsule" 233 1b October 24, 2017
Brain makes a time capsule and gets overwhelmed by people asking to have their special belongings included. Will he make room for them or give them the boot?
[20] "The Master Builders" 234 2 October 24, 2017
Buster struggles to build a birdhouse that will save the community garden from pests, while Muffy and Francine design a cat toy that they think will really change the pet toy game.
[21] "Francine and the Soccer Spy" 235 3a October 26, 2017
When Ladonna befriends a new member of the Mighty Mountain Elementary Soccer Team, Francine becomes convinced she is leaking top secret team info.
[22] "Sue Ellen & the Last Page" 235 3b October 26, 2017
The City Council has voted to close the library! Can Sue Ellen save it before it's too late?
[23] "Muffy Misses Out" 236 4a February 12, 2018
Muffy worries that her friends don't need her anymore when they plan a bake sale without her.
[24] "Arthur Takes a Stand" 236 4b February 12, 2018
Arthur thinks Mrs. MacGrady is being treated unfairly and seeks guidance from Congressman John Lewis.
[25] "Take a Hike, Molly" 237 5a February 13, 2018
When the Tough Customers go on a hike in the woods, Molly makes a few mistakes and has to apologize...but she refuses to!
[26] "Slink's Special Talent" 237 5b February 13, 2018
When Rattles takes over Slink's paper route, Slink is determined to prove himself and earn it back.
[27] "The Lost Dinosaur" 238 6a February 14, 2018
It's pretty hard to lose a dinosaur...but Rapty is missing! Can Bud be brave without his imaginary friend?
[28] "The Princess Problem" 238 6b February 14, 2018
D.W. loves the Princess Platoon series until she realizes that it doesn't represent everyone. With the help of Arthur's friend, Lydia, she discovers the true qualities of a princess.
[29] "Invasion of the Soccer Fans" 239 7a February 15, 2018
Kate appears to be hypnotized by the soccer game on the television! Can PalAmigo, and Killer snap her out of her TV trance?
[30] "Pal and the Big Itch" 239 7b February 15, 2018
When Pal has to wear a cone, he takes advantage of his friends' special treatment...and the decision comes back to bite him.


# Airdate Title Guest Star/Plot Explanation
1 November 23, 2000 Arthur's Perfect Christmas None Arthur is looking forward to Christmas and is hoping that it will be perfect. Muffy is having a Christmas party but Francine can't come because her family is celebrating Hannukah. D.W. wants Tina the Talking Tabby, but got Quackers instead. Buster wants to create a new holiday. Binky forgets to read directions when making desserts. George's family is Swedish and celebrates Saint Lucia Day.
2 September 1, 2002 Arthur - It's Only Rock 'n' Roll Backstreet Boys After Muffy and Francine watch a Backstreet Boys music video, Francine decides to host auditions for a rock band which doesn't work out very well and Muffy daydreams about meeting Nick Carter. Muffy eventually joins the band as manager. In the end, the band dissolves and Muffy still hasn't met the Boys.
3 May 29, 2017 Arthur: D.W. and the Beastly Birthday D.W.’s fifth birthday doesn’t go the way she’d always imagined it would, and she decides to escape to the magical island of Ukubonga. Meanwhile, Arthur has skipped her birthday party to go on a school trip to the planetarium – but instead of transporting him into outer space, it transports him four years in the future.
4 October 2017 Arthur and the Haunted Treehouse While trick-or-treating, Francine meets an elderly woman with a very mysterious past, while Binky finds himself at Mr. Ratburn's amazing haunted house (that's scarier than math class!). And as for Arthur, Buster and Ladonna? Their treehouse sleepover seems to be haunted.
5 April 25, 2000 Kideo's Arthur's New Friend Home video special episode. Personalized, depending on picture and name sent in by the buyer.
6 October 24, 2004 Arthur's Halloween Special

Special television events

# Airdate Title Guest Star/Plot Explanation
November 24, 2005 Arthur and Buster Thanksgiving Spectacular The Arthur and Buster Thanksgiving Spectacular was a special that aired on Thanksgiving Day in 2005 which featured episodes of Arthur and Postcards from Buster.
February 20, 2006
(President's Day)
Arthur Day A short marathon of Arthur episodes was aired on PBS with accompanying games and activities on the Arthur website. The theme was that there were lots of famous presidents but only one famous aardvark.


# Airdate Title Plot
August 18, 2006 (select PBS stations)
August 19, 2006 (Treehouse TV)
August 22, 2006 (DVD Release)
Arthur's Missing Pal Pal goes missing after Arthur leaves for his friends' water balloon fight because Arthur has forgotten to feed Pal. (Note: This Arthur episode is 1 hour, and is the first episode to be made using CGI as opposed to the traditional hand drawn episodes. It is computer animation with a few different looks and voices and is from the Lionsgate company).

Other specials featuring Arthur

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