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"That's a Baby Show!"

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That's a Baby Show! Title Card

Season/Series: 4
Number in season: 10B
Original Airdate: Flag of the United States October 18, 1999[1]
Flag of Canada January 17, 2000[2]
Credits
Written by: Joe Fallon
Storyboard by: Robert Yap
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"My Music Rules"
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"Arthur and the Big Riddle"
"That's a Baby Show!" is the second half of the tenth episode in the fourth season of Arthur.

Summary

Arthur is embarrassed to admit that he's hooked on a new TV show that's really for younger kids.

Plot

The show starts with Mary Moo Cow singing about fun, when Arthur cuts her off and blames it on D.W. He says this is where he talks. D.W. is tired of him talking and wants to hear from someone new. Arthur stops her, saying Mary Moo Cow is a baby show. She says she loves it and everyone will love it. Arthur cues the show saying "That's a baby show!"

After the title card, Arthur learns from Buster and Francine about a new show called Dark Bunny. Eagerly he goes home to see it, only to find D.W. already watching "Mary Moo Cow".

As Mary Moo Cow ends, Arthur is about to change the television to the channel on which Dark Bunny airs, but instead ends up watching "The Love Ducks", which according to D.W. is a "baby show". Arthur is intrigued by it because it's "weird".

Arthur watches The Love Ducks every day instead of Dark Bunny, and, as a result, has difficulty discussing Dark Bunny in any depth with his friends. One day, Buster and Francine see him watching The Love Ducks, and Francine tells everyone about it.

When Buster happens to see The Love Ducks on a television set in a store window, he likes what he sees, and goes to buy a Love Ducks CD. Arthur and his friends gather at his house to watch the show with Baby Kate. All his friends, even Francine, admit to being fans of "The Love Ducks" because of its strangeness.

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Trivia

  • George Lundgren admits he has been watching the Love Ducks for the past year.
  • When Buster and Francine leave Arthur's house, the Spooky Poo theme song can be heard.
  • This episode aired in French for the first time on Radio-Canada in September 2015.[citation needed]
  • This episode reveals that Buster and Brain also hate Mary Moo Cow as much as Arthur does.

Cultural references

  • The book D.W. came in with, "The Red Dog" could be a reference to Clifford the Big Red Dog and the book was first shown in the episode D.W.'s Library Card.
  • Love Ducks is a parody of Teletubbies (like Arthur, also owned by DHX Media as of 2013), and Dark Bunny is a parody of Batman, though the latter takes thematic cues from Batman: The Animated Series. The scene transitions featuring the Dark Bunny logo zooming in and out reference the zooming Batman logo transitions from the 1960s live-action Batman TV series.

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