Arthur

1996
4.5
574 reviews
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Season 16 episodes (10)

1 Based On a True Story, Pts. 1 and 2
10/15/12
There's a new kid in town: Ladonna Compson, the Louisiana native with the gift of gab. Ladonna charms Arthur and friends with her amazing "true" stories. But are her stories really fact - or fiction?
2 Flippity Francine / Muffy Takes the Wheel
10/16/12
Flippity Francine - When Muffy posts a goofy video of Francine on the Muffington Post, Francine worries she will become the laughing stock of the entire school. Can Francine regain her dignity? Or will she have to swap her cleats for clown shoes? / Muffy Takes the Wheel - It's the 1st Annual Lakewood Derby and Muffy's revved up! But when she enlists her dad to help her make the winning car, he completely takes over. Can Muffy hit the brakes on this runaway project? Or will she be left in the dust?
3 All About D.W. / Blockheads
10/17/12
All About D.W. - When Emily gets the starring role in the preschool play, D.W. is beside herself with jealousy. She should be Little Red Riding Hood, not Tree #2! Undeterred, D.W. appoints herself Emily's understudy (just in case!). But when the big moment arrives, can D.W. handle the spotlight? / Blockheads - D.W. and Emily are upset when they get stuck with the blocks at playtime. But apathy turns to obsession when they begin building their dream house. Forget snacks and naptime! They've got a palastle to build!
4 Get Smart / Baby Steps
10/18/12
Get Smart - Everyone loves HUGO-the new interactive whiteboard that claims to be 100% accurate. If only Mr. Ratburn knew how to use it! After a crash course from Brain, Mr. Ratburn embraces the high tech teaching tool; that is, until HUGO corrects him in front of the class. Let the battle of rat vs. machine begin! / Baby Steps - Mei Lin can say "hello" AND play the piano?!? Kate can't even wave! Worried about her sister's future, D.W. enlists the help of Brain to determine if Kate is above average, below average, or (gulp!) just average-average…Meanwhile, Kate and Pal are puzzled by D.W.'s odd behavior and vow to find a "cure."
5 Night of the Tibble / Read and Flumberghast
10/19/12
Night of the Tibble - The Tibble Twins are having their first sleepover! The lucky victim - err, guest: James. Will the Tibbles lock him in the dark basement? Strap him to the terrifying Flatter Fling? Serve him cupcakes and cookies for dinner?!? / Read and Flumberghast - A cupcake's been stolen! The primary suspect: Tommy Tibble. D.W. gathers a jury and demands that justice be served. Can D.W. get Tommy to confess? Or will she lose control of this kangaroo court?
6 The Last Tough Customer / Brain's Chess Mess
5/6/13
The Last Tough Customer - The Tough Customers realize it's time to quit bullying and set out to find a new hobby - but can Molly ever truly change her ways? / Brain's Chess Mess - Brain starts a chess club at school to improve his game and beat Los Dedos, the local chess master. Who knew the best player in the club would be Rattles?!?
7 Baseball Blues / Brain's Biggest Blunder
5/7/13
Baseball Blues - It's Grebelings season and George can't wait to play! After all, no one knows more about baseball than George. But when he realizes knowledge of sinkers doesn't guarantee success in the field, will he throw in the towel? / Brain's Biggest Blunder - When Brain gets teamed with Buster and Binky in the annual Arithmattack competition, he immediately enrolls Buster in binomial boot camp. Can Brain transform Buster into a mathematic marvel? Or will he be forced to eat humble pi?
8 Buster's Book Battle / On the Buster Scale
5/8/13
Buster's Book Battle - Lakewood Elementary has just instituted IRP; a program where kids can earn points (and prizes!) for reading. Buster's thrilled and gets to work straight away! But will he earn enough points for a skateboard? / On the Buster Scale - Buster and Brain never agree on movies. Buster rates every film a 10+, while Brain doesn't seem to like anything. Only one of them can be right - or so they think.
9 Fern and the Case of the Stolen Story / Sue Ellen Vegges Out
5/9/13
Fern and the Case of the Stolen Story - The unthinkable has happened! Fern has writer's block! Fortunately, Ladonna's full of stories. Faced with a tight deadline, Fern decides to "borrow" the tales and simply change the names. Has Fern confused write and wrong? / Sue Ellen Vegges Out - When Sue Ellen decides to stop eating meat, Muffy and Francine compete to be the best vegetarian. Can they successfully resist meat? Or was this a missed steak?
10 So Funny I Forgot to Laugh / The Best Day Ever
5/10/13
So Funny I Forgot to Laugh - Arthur thinks his jokes about Sue Ellen's new sweater are all in good fun but Sue Ellen's feelings are hurt. Has Arthur become a bully? / The Best Day Ever - It's a beautiful afternoon and everyone is reminiscing about their "best days." Everyone, that is, except Arthur. Is it possible he doesn't have one?

About this show

Eight-year-old Arthur, and his friends and family in Elwood City, solve problems big and small that kids face every day! Arthur teaches kids ages 4 to 8 about reading and writing, and encourages the development of positive social skills.
4.5
574 reviews
Ruben Rivera Rivera
July 3, 2022
One of pbs kids worst shows Arthur is a roller coaster of blandness and generic story about life's experiences, the theme song is relatively on tune with the premise, the unlikable generic characters are just 2 - dimensional, the brain is just the generic A+ grade student that the show forces to a hated character depending on the episode, muffy is just the spoiled rich girl archetype and franchine has sister problems knowing full well about the controversial Ratburn episode is sad to think about
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Chris Meyer
February 19, 2022
I grew up with Arthur and it was my favorite show and I never missed an episode. Now my two boys are growing up watching it and they love it as much as me And my wife did. I'm sad to see PBS cancel it after all these years but I do hope they bring it back and allow future generations of kids to have adventures with Arthur they way I did.
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Benjamin B.
October 1, 2021
Arthur is a show that I grew up with almost religiously. I know from experience that it is a fun and family friendly thing with plenty of good jokes and most importantly a lot of great lessons that can be understood by a young audience. However, in the more recent years of the show, namely since they started using the new animation style, the writing has gone severely downhill, retconning established personalities for characters and quite frankly it touches on a lot of subjects that are either too politically unnecessary, or quite frankly are portrayed to be far more sensitive than they actually are. Many of which have actually been touched by Arthur in the early seasons and they were done better back then, but now seem to simply be rehashed into something in order to pamper and condescend to an audience that seems to be far more oversensitive than when the show first began airing. Regardless, while the newer stuff is controversially touchy, the older stuff is still a worth while watch.
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