Debut: October 07, 1996
Debut: October 07, 1996

Developed from Marc Brown's beloved books, Arthur reminds us all of how it feels to be 8 years old. Just like your average kid, he overcomes the dreaded obstacles of third-grade life, such as his tough teacher, Mr. Ratburn, bullies, and mountains of homework. At home, he must face the pint-sized terror also known as his little sister, Dora Winifred or D. W. for short. Everything between them is a struggle: who gets control of the television remote, who can play their Crazy Bus CD, and whose hobbies are dumber? Will Arthur ever win one of these pointless arguments? Probably never, because not only is D. W. fiercely independent, she's also very smart. But despite it all, they are still brother and sister, and when they're not arguing, they can accomplish great things together. Keeping Arthur sane are his helpful friends - an assortment of colorful animal cohorts who always provide sound advice and a few laughs too. They are Francine Frensky (a tomboy who would rather play sports than go to the mall), Buster Baxter (an enthusiastic gourmand), Alan "The Brain" Powers (a bona-fide third grade genius who even writes computer programs in his spare time), Muffy Crosswire (the rich girl with a real heart of gold), and Sue Ellen Armstrong (a traveler of the world and geography expert). Arthur can also sometimes be seen with Fern Walters (a soft-spoken musician with semi-hidden goth interests), Binky Barnes (acts like a bully, but enjoys pastimes such as ballet and clarinet), George Lundgren (a somewhat shy boy who be truly entertaining when he tries), Prunella Deegan (who was supposed psychic powers and is actually in the fourth grade), and Jenna Morgan (a rarely seen girl). And of course, who could forget Pal, Arthur's lovable, loyal pet dog?

Binky: "Can't breathe! Tell the nurse! I think I have plasma!"
Buster: "Don't you mean "asthma", Binky?"
Binky: "Stupid word. Too many consonants all smushed together..."
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Arthur: "Boy, Ratburn's tough! He gave us homework on the first day."
Buster: "Get with it, Arthur. We're not dealing with a human being here. This is serious!"
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Arthur: "Is Pal feeling better?"
The Vet: "Well, He is still quite queasy. He ate a lot of things that a dog shouldn't eat. What did he eat yesterday?"
Arthur: "Pancakes, Halloween Candy, Then he swallowed a hot dog with mustard."
The Vet: "(Gives Arthur lecture book) Here read this. It's about what dogs should eat to stay healthy."
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Ratburn: "Shall I repeat the question Sue Ellen?"
Sue Ellen: "Red! The answer is red!"
Ratburn: "No. 12 times 12 is not "red", It's 128. However, if I had asked what color your cheeks are turning, "red" would have been the correct answer."
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Arthur: "Is the show over?"
D.W.: "Nope, intermission. Rapunzel fell out of the castle and broke her neck! This is much more exciting than the version mom told me."
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Binky: "Brain, do you think it will be cold this summer?"
Brain: "No, why?"
Binky: "Because my dad said he'd buy me a computer when it snows in July."
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Francine: "It's raining, it's pouring the old man is snoring.(dad snoring)and it's driving me nuts!"
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Francine: "Has anyone seen my penicillin-I mean, pencil and pen?"
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Binky: "I want to found a new club with no dumb hitting or stuff. And if anybody breaks that rule, I'll clobber them!"
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D.W.: "How do you get square balloons?"
Saleswoman: "Blow square breaths."
D.W.: "Oh...."
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D.W.: "Mom, Dad! The bathroom's on fire!"
Arthur: "That's steam! I'm taking a shower!"
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D.W.: "(a building is exploded)She did it!(points to Kate)"
Mom: "A demolition team did it, D.W."
D.W.: "Right. That what I meant.(snaps fingers)"
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Talking radio: "You're not in the story, and you're doing my lines! I warn Jack to run away but not until he hears "Fe Fi Fo"--you know the drill!"
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Binky Barnes: "Without Me There's No Banana"
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D.W.: "crazy bus is gone!!"
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Mr. Crosswire: "Rule #3: "Yikes" minus "I-K" is "Yes"!"
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Baby Kate: "Glooba!"
Arthur: "Glooba- G-L-O-O-B-A. Glooba!"
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Arthur: "A-A-R-D-V-A-R-K!"
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Muffy: "i can't help it! i deserve more!"
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Binky: "Binky: I founded this club and now I'm un-founding it. -Binky"
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6 years, 6 months ago
i absolutely love this show.. brings memories of my elementary years and getting home and watching pbs!!! and also reading the books!!
    7 years, 5 months ago
    1996 Chuck E Cheese's Opened Muskegon Michigan With 2 Stage With The Lift Curtain.
      10 years, 4 months ago
      Wow I didn't know this show was still running with new episodes.
        10 years, 9 months ago
        even at the current decade this show is enjoyable to watch
          10 years, 11 months ago
          <3 ONE OF MY FAVES
            10 years, 11 months ago
            I love this guys juice. Nothing says aardvark like fruit juice and reggae music intros. Top notch show...Every girl on the show was a complete bitch tho (DW, Muffy, Francine). And whats the deal with the teacher? Gay? Child-molester? Or does long divison just give him boners?
              10 years, 11 months ago
              still good. :)
                11 years ago
                this .tv show brings back gr8 memories and i still watch whenever i can .
                  11 years, 1 month ago
                  I haven't seen an episode in almost a year! I hope it's still on! O.O
                  I've given away some Arthur books to charity but kept all of my favorites :D
                    11 years, 2 months ago
                    I loved watching this. I still do on occasion.
                      11 years, 5 months ago
                      It was o.k. I guess... but it wasin't good at all even the show had 13 seasons and the show has been on for 14 years. The comedy was stale and chessey. By the way I know all the lessons in the show. It may be bad and it was okay to grow up with it even when you even have basic cable.
                        11 years, 8 months ago
                        Loved this show, and still watch it quite frequently - it was one of the few less morbid kid's shows I liked, haha. Fern is my favorite character, I was pretty much a male version of her growing up. I love the episode where Fern shows Francine a photo of her ideal room and it's a dark castle-like room with a coffin in it.
                          11 years, 8 months ago
                          lol @ Zyoura! I agree she was kinda bitchy tho
                            11 years, 11 months ago
                            haha i never read the books.. id rather watch the show!! me and my 20 year old sis still watches it to this day
                              12 years ago
                              Im 15 but I watch Arthur once in awhile.
                                12 years, 2 months ago
                                I effing love this show I still watch it lol.
                                  12 years, 2 months ago
                                  Loved Arthur! Francine was an ugly bitch. I so badly wanted to punch her in both eyes! Lol
                                    12 years, 3 months ago
                                    I watch this alot on PBS. It's still on. I cant' belive it's not on 10:00 anymore :(
                                      12 years, 4 months ago
                                      i cant believe this is still on, just like the little mermaid.
                                        12 years, 5 months ago
                                        I don't know quite why, but that rabbit kid makes me SICK.
                                          12 years, 5 months ago
                                          I never really watched this show, but I know that I used to read the children's books and that I have seen a few of the episodes.
                                            12 years, 6 months ago
                                            This is like the only good show from the 90s left on PBS.
                                              6 years, 10 months ago
                                              that's true
                                                12 years, 7 months ago
                                                I love this show, and the books:)
                                                  12 years, 10 months ago
                                                  when u see walken down the street lol
                                                    12 years, 11 months ago
                                                    *shudders* i remember this show... god do i hate that theme song...

                                                    i don't really think this show counts as "retro", but that's just me.
                                                      13 years ago
                                                      I STILL watch this show! It bring backs so many memories. My teachers would play videos of this on free days (back when it was VHS!) and everyone would sing the theme song! Hey, what a wonderful kinda day!
                                                        13 years, 1 month ago
                                                        "....and I say HEY! what a wonderful kind of day, where we can learn to work and play, and get along with each other..." haha
                                                          13 years, 1 month ago
                                                          I love this show still to this day LOL
                                                            13 years, 3 months ago
                                                            still watch it, still love it, and still my favourite show. it's the only decent show thats still alive from the 90's
                                                              6 years, 10 months ago
                                                              the only good show left
                                                                13 years, 4 months ago
                                                                This show isn't really retro to me. XD
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