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"Prunella's Special Edition"

Prunella's Special Edition

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Season/Series: 6
Number in season: 3A
Original Airdate: Flag of the United States October 8, 2001[1]
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Written by: Matthew Lane
Storyboard by: Robert Yap
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"Prunella's Special Edition" is the first half of the third episode in the sixth season of Arthur.

Summary

While the townspeople lines at the bookstore for the latest Henry Skreever book, Prunella orders a special monogrammed limited edition from England—and gets a Braille one by mistake.

Plot

The episode starts out in a fantasy sequence with Prunella. She takes 100 steps, trying to find some sort of special book. Straight ahead of her, she spots a bookshelf and heads towards it. She sees three books, all written by famous authors. She reads the titles of the books aloud and she notices they all have something in common; they are all about birds. The books fly off of the bookshelf making bird noises, and they corner her. She casts a spell so she can make a door and get away. She runs into the doorway, it opens, and the books are all on the other side of the door so she is away from harm. She then falls down a trap door into an abyss. She finds a rock to hold onto, but her wand falls. She then remembers she has a magic carpet and makes it open. She hops on it and is saved. She finds the book she was looking for, only to discover that all of the pages are blank. Then the five wizards in the portrait laugh at her.

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After the intertitle, we see Arthur, Buster, and Alan in front of a bookstore in a line waiting to buy the next Henry Skreever book. They notice Prunella isn't there and they think that she already has the book.

After that, it switches to Prunella's house where she is trying on a costume.

Everybody is walking into the school with Prunella looking at it thinking she will get the book in five hours. She casts an imaginary magic spell "Piggity, Piggity, Poggity, P, Lakewood School, I transform ye!" It switches to a flashback event and Arthur breaks it up by walking in front of Prunella and asking her what page she was on. She brags how she is getting a monogrammed copy of it from England. But of course, Muffy has three copies of it.

It then goes back to Prunella's house and her sister, Rubella, tells her she has a package. She opens it and looks through the pages, only to find out that it's a Braille edition. She contacts the book company, but they say the book she ordered in print will arrive in three weeks. She rides her bike, about to buy the book, and she sees Muffy and Francine coming out of the bookstore. She asks Muffy if she can borrow her copy of it, but she declines and she and Francine walk away, laughing at Prunella.

Prunella sees everybody reading their copies of the book, and becomes more eager to read it. She goes to the library, but they don't have a copy of it, either. She goes on the Internet to try to find one, but fails.

When all else fails, Prunella borrows a big, red book from the library titled "How to Read Braille". She falls asleep while reading it and is awakened by Sue Ellen, who offers help.

When Sue Ellen leaves, Prunella bumps into a blind girl named Marina Datillo. She picks up the book and discovers that it's Braille. She asks if she can borrow it, and Prunella says that she can keep it, but then says, "This one has your name on it!" Marina then reads it to Prunella.

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  • This is the first episode Marina appears in.

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