|"The Long, Dull Winter"|
|Number in season:||15B|
|Original Airdate:|| May 31, 1999|
September 6, 1999
|Written by:||Joe Fallon|
|Storyboard by:||Jeremy O'Neill|
"Arthur and D.W. Clean Up"
"D.W.'s Library Card"
Arthur and his friends are feeling dreary, but can't put a finger on why. It eventually dawns on them that their listless feeling is a result of the fact that there have been no major holidays in quite some time, so they plan to try inventing a new one.
It's winter in Elwood City, and time seems to be going by especially slowly. Arthur and his friends feel gloomy and wonder what's wrong. Then they realize the problem: there haven't been any holidays recently. So everyone begins trying to figure out a new holiday.
Brain's idea is Igneous Rock Day, because he thinks a holiday should be about something that lasts for all time. Binky's idea is to have 24 hours of nonstop fireworks. Muffy doesn't care what the holiday is, she just wants to sell merchandise.
Arthur says that all of their ideas are too commercial, and it's not what a holiday is all about. Afterwards, they realize there is a holiday coming up: Valentine's Day. The episode finishes with Arthur finding out that D.W.'s idea, "Pony Day", was published in the newspaper. Binky mentions to Arthur he has a whole year to think of a new holiday.
- Jane Read
- Prunella Deegan
- George Lundgren
- 4th Grade Male Rabbit
- James MacDonald
- Amanda Hulser
- Maria Pappas
- 3rd Grade Female Aardvark
- 3rd Grade Male Cat
- 3rd Grade Male Dog (Number 3)
- Jenna Morgan
- 3rd Grade Male Rat
- 3rd Grade Female Aardvark (Number 2)
- In "The Play's the Thing", George was able to balance Binky on the see-saw, so this see-saw might have been frozen stuck, and Binky was tricking them.
- Buster is drawing a picture of Arthur in the beginning.
- This episode is the opposite of "The Short, Quick Summer".
- In the movie Arthur and Buster watch, the animation of the building being demolished is recycled from "D.W.'s Baby."
- This is the last episode to feature Michael Caloz voicing D.W.
- The Kid who got Clothes for Christmas is a spoof on A Charlie Brown Christmas, as the dog is wearing Charlie Brown's shirt.
- At the beginning in Mr. Ratburn's classroom, Prunella can be seen sitting at a desk even though she is supposed to be in fourth grade. This is the second time after Locked in the Library!.