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"My Fair Tommy"

My Fair Tommy

My Fair Tommy title card

Season/Series: 9
Number in season: 4b
Original Airdate: Flag of the United States December 30, 2004[1]
Credits
Written by: Dietrich Smith
Storyboard by: Stéphanie Gignac
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"My Fair Tommy" is the second half of the fourth episode in the ninth season of Arthur.

Summary

D.W. needs to teach Tommy manners in order to uphold her bet with Emily by the Parent-Visiting day. However, this is a big challenge for D.W. In the end will Tommy have good manners, or will he just go along with Timmy? 

Plot

It's Friday and it's time to announce the winner of the Good Behavior Award. D.W. wins the award and gets a chocolate cupcake, but before she can eat it, the Tibble Twins launch a rocket that ricochets off the walls of the classroom, shreds through D.W.'s picture on the wall, and crashes into her cupcake.

Miss Morgan then puts Tommy in a time-out first. When it's time for Timmy's time-out, Timmy switches scarfs with Tommy to confuse Ms. Morgan. Later that night Timmy tells Tommy he's better at taking time-outs. At first, Tommy takes it as a compliment, but a few seconds later, he gets in a fight with Timmy, and their grandmother comes in to find the two rumbling.

The next day at school, Tommy approaches D.W. and Emily and asks them to teach him to be good. At first the two girls take it as a joke and laugh, but then think about what it would be like if the Tibbles were good. With that thought, Emily and D.W. make a bet that if D.W. can make Tommy good, Emily will do all of D.W.'s snack time clean ups for a month.

D.W. gives Tommy a task, if he does it right he gets Gummy Slugs. One morning when Timmy wakes and doesn't find Tommy in bed. He heads downstairs and spray's the kitchen with a water gun, but ends up spraying his grandmother. After cleaning up the mess, Timmy heads over to D.W.'s house to find Tommy getting a Gummy Slug, then starts chasing him through the house.

Eventually, D.W. gives up on teaching Tommy to be good, but then  Tommy grabs D.W., then quickly lets go of her and apologizes. All of the students are surprised by this, and D.W. chooses to give Tommy another chance. After lots of teaching, Tommy learns to behave like a good child.

On Parent-Visiting day if Tommy could get one parent to say, "What a well-behaved boy!" he would succeed, and officially be a good person. During the day, Tommy does good things such as giving Ms. Morgan a watermelon, picking up the splattered watermelon after Timmy pushed it off the desk on purpose, pouring punch for people, complementing peoples' clothing, taking responsibility for smearing paint on the blackboard, (Even though Timmy did it), and resisting to fight Timmy when he tried to pick a fight. Then Mrs. Terracini (Sara's grandmother) said, "What a well behaved boy!" and pulled on Tommy's cheek.

On the day of the Good Behavior Award, Tommy won and got a vanilla cupcake. This angered Tommy, as he disliked vanilla cupcakes, and wanted a chocolate one instead. He took the cupcake, threw it on the ground, and stomped on it angrily. Following this, Timmy cheerfully shouts "He's back!" Outside D.W. and Emily are building a sand castle. Tommy asks the girls if he and Timmy could destroy it. He then lets Timmy destroy it first. The episode ends with the twins running off laughing, and D.W. and Emily saying "Tibbles" in unison.

Characters

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Cameo

Trivia

  • One of the adults' last names, Hulser, is revealed in this episode.
  • This is the second time Lisa speaks in the series. The first was D.W.'s Very Bad Mood.
  • Mrs. Terracini also appears in this episode.
  • This is one of the few episodes where Arthur doesn't make an appearance.

Cultural references

Episode connections

  • This is the first time Gummy Slugs are seen, the second is in "Binky Goes Nuts".

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