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Based on the best-selling children's books by Marc Brown, ARTHUR follows the adventures of the world's most famous aardvark -- 8-year-old Arthur Read -- his four year-old sister D.W., and their family and friends. In each episode, Arthur and his friends encounter the joys and difficulties that all kids experience -- from facing down a bully and welcoming a new sibling to battling head lice -- and manage to handle each situation with imagination, kindness, and a lot of humor. The series also models the pleasures of reading by presenting the many ways kids -- and adults -- incorporate reading and writing into their lives.

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Based on the best-selling children's books by Marc Brown, ARTHUR follows the adventures of the world's most famous aardvark -- 8-year-old Arthur Read -- his four year-old sister D.W., and their family and friends. In each episode, Arthur and his friends encounter the joys and difficulties that all kids experience -- from facing down a bully and welcoming a new sibling to battling head lice -- and manage to handle each situation with imagination, kindness, and a lot of humor. The series also models the pleasures of reading by presenting the many ways kids -- and adults -- incorporate reading and writing into their lives.

    • EPISODE 1

    Happy Anniversary, Pts. 1 & 2

    Arthur's parents have been married for 10 years and it's time to celebrate! But the festivities are cut short when the van breaks down, stranding the whole family. Will the Reads miss their fancy dinner reservation? And what about Arthur's special "Bionic Bunny" sleepover with Buster?! Just when things couldn't get any worse, Arthur and D.W. end up locked in a diner storeroom - but when they hear the inspiring radio tale of Crooning Cowboy Kid Carter and his little sister sidekick, Arthur realizes that the best celebration of all is just being with his family.

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    • 27 Minutes

    Arthur's parents have been married for 10 years and it's time to celebrate! But the festivities are cut short when the van breaks down, stranding the whole family. Will the Reads miss their fancy dinner reservation? And what about Arthur's special "Bionic Bunny" sleepover with Buster?! Just when things couldn't get any worse, Arthur and D.W. end up locked in a diner storeroom - but when they hear the inspiring radio tale of Crooning Cowboy Kid Carter and his little sister sidekick, Arthur realizes that the best celebration of all is just being with his family.

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    • 27 Minutes
    • EPISODE 2

    The Squirrels / Fern and Persimmony Glitchet

    After watching the classic horror movie, "The Squirrels," Arthur and his friends are scared to step out into the playground! Are squirrels suddenly trying to take over the world? Will Arthur ever be able to go outside again? Or, will he and the gang find a way to make friends with their furry neighbors? / Fern's story about perfect Felicity Bonchance is thought perfectly boring by her friends, so Fern seeks advice from Persimmony Glitchet, the mysterious author of the book series, Horrendously Horrible Happenings. With Mr. Glitchet's help, Fern learns that creativity, imagination, and hard work -- not sugar and spice -- are the real ingredients for a good tale.

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    • 27 Minutes

    After watching the classic horror movie, "The Squirrels," Arthur and his friends are scared to step out into the playground! Are squirrels suddenly trying to take over the world? Will Arthur ever be able to go outside again? Or, will he and the gang find a way to make friends with their furry neighbors? / Fern's story about perfect Felicity Bonchance is thought perfectly boring by her friends, so Fern seeks advice from Persimmony Glitchet, the mysterious author of the book series, Horrendously Horrible Happenings. With Mr. Glitchet's help, Fern learns that creativity, imagination, and hard work -- not sugar and spice -- are the real ingredients for a good tale.

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    • EPISODE 3

    Desert Island Dish / The Secret About Secrets

    When Mr. Ratburn challenges the class to find the perfect food for surviving on a desert island, everyone picks potato chips or ice cream! But Arthur and the gang soon discover that they cannot survive -- or pass their assignment--on junk food alone. By working together the kids learn about the importance of a balanced diet to overall health. / Everyone seems to have a secret, everyone that is, except D.W.! But when D.W. is finally told one, she quickly learns that getting a secret is easy, but keeping one--and avoiding hurt feelings--is a lot harder than she thought.

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    • 28 Minutes

    When Mr. Ratburn challenges the class to find the perfect food for surviving on a desert island, everyone picks potato chips or ice cream! But Arthur and the gang soon discover that they cannot survive -- or pass their assignment--on junk food alone. By working together the kids learn about the importance of a balanced diet to overall health. / Everyone seems to have a secret, everyone that is, except D.W.! But when D.W. is finally told one, she quickly learns that getting a secret is easy, but keeping one--and avoiding hurt feelings--is a lot harder than she thought.

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    • EPISODE 4

    Feeling Flush / Family Fortune

    When Elwood City experiences a drought, Francine bets Arthur that her family can use less water than his. But Francine is shocked to learn that, despite her conservation efforts, her water meter levels are twice as high as Arthur's! What's going on at the Frensky household? Will Francine find out who's behind the flushing frenzy? / The TV show, "Treasure Caravan," is coming to Elwood City! Arthur and D.W. are convinced that in Grandma Thora's attic they'll find treasures that will make them famous on TV -- and rich beyond their wildest dreams. But what they really discover is that family history and cultural traditions are far more precious.

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    When Elwood City experiences a drought, Francine bets Arthur that her family can use less water than his. But Francine is shocked to learn that, despite her conservation efforts, her water meter levels are twice as high as Arthur's! What's going on at the Frensky household? Will Francine find out who's behind the flushing frenzy? / The TV show, "Treasure Caravan," is coming to Elwood City! Arthur and D.W. are convinced that in Grandma Thora's attic they'll find treasures that will make them famous on TV -- and rich beyond their wildest dreams. But what they really discover is that family history and cultural traditions are far more precious.

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    • 28 Minutes
    • EPISODE 5

    D.W. Aims High / Flaw and Order

    D.W. wants to be the first person to set foot on Mars! But what if scary purple aliens eat her? With help from her dad, D.W. separates fact from fiction and discovers the excitement of space exploration. / Who's responsible for cracking Dad's cake platter? DUN-DUN! All the evidence points to Arthur! DUN-DUN! Or does it? DUN-DUN! With Buster's help, Arthur sets out to clear his name -- and figure out what keeps making that mysterious yet familiar "DUN-DUN!" sound.
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    D.W. wants to be the first person to set foot on Mars! But what if scary purple aliens eat her? With help from her dad, D.W. separates fact from fiction and discovers the excitement of space exploration. / Who's responsible for cracking Dad's cake platter? DUN-DUN! All the evidence points to Arthur! DUN-DUN! Or does it? DUN-DUN! With Buster's help, Arthur sets out to clear his name -- and figure out what keeps making that mysterious yet familiar "DUN-DUN!" sound.
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    • EPISODE 6

    The Curse of the Grebes / Arthur Changes Gears

    The Elwood City Grebes haven't won the Baseball Championship since 1918. But with the addition of three players -- voiced by real-life Red Sox players Johnny Damon, Mike Timlin, and Edgar Renteria! -- the title is finally within reach. There's one problem -- whenever Buster is at the game, the Grebes lose! Is Buster the team's curse?! Or can the players convince Buster that his loyalty as a fan is more valuable to them than winning? / Arthur finally saves enough money to buy the bike of his dreams! But… this new bike is way too nice to actually ride. What if it gets wet? Or dirty?! It takes the whole gang -- plus a special visit by the Ghost of Bikes Never Ridden -- to convince Arthur that his treasured possession is better off being enjoyed than kept on display.

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    The Elwood City Grebes haven't won the Baseball Championship since 1918. But with the addition of three players -- voiced by real-life Red Sox players Johnny Damon, Mike Timlin, and Edgar Renteria! -- the title is finally within reach. There's one problem -- whenever Buster is at the game, the Grebes lose! Is Buster the team's curse?! Or can the players convince Buster that his loyalty as a fan is more valuable to them than winning? / Arthur finally saves enough money to buy the bike of his dreams! But… this new bike is way too nice to actually ride. What if it gets wet? Or dirty?! It takes the whole gang -- plus a special visit by the Ghost of Bikes Never Ridden -- to convince Arthur that his treasured possession is better off being enjoyed than kept on display.

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    • EPISODE 7

    Unfinished / D.W., Bossy Boots

    Arthur is completely riveted by a book and can't wait to see how it ends. But… oh no! The last few pages are missing! Now what? Will Arthur ever find out what happens to Dr. Gustavius Boles and Caleb Trimingham on their round-the-world balloon adventure? Or will Arthur have to make up his own ending? / For D.W., there's nothing better than getting her own way -- that is, until all her friends stop playing with her. Will D.W. be forever shunned at the playground -- or will she figure out how to be a little nicer to her friends?

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    Arthur is completely riveted by a book and can't wait to see how it ends. But… oh no! The last few pages are missing! Now what? Will Arthur ever find out what happens to Dr. Gustavius Boles and Caleb Trimingham on their round-the-world balloon adventure? Or will Arthur have to make up his own ending? / For D.W., there's nothing better than getting her own way -- that is, until all her friends stop playing with her. Will D.W. be forever shunned at the playground -- or will she figure out how to be a little nicer to her friends?

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    • EPISODE 8

    Binky vs. Binky / Operation: D.W.!

    Binky may be tough and strong, but when it comes to sports, he always seems to choke. With some inspiration from champion bike rider Vance Legstrong, Binky discovers that the only competitor he really needs to beat is himself. / D.W. is having trouble hearing and needs an ear operation. Is it okay to be just a little bit scared? With the support of her parents, doctors and nurses -- and yes, even Arthur! -- D.W. learns to be brave, and also gets a first-hand view of how hospitals help kids get better.

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    Binky may be tough and strong, but when it comes to sports, he always seems to choke. With some inspiration from champion bike rider Vance Legstrong, Binky discovers that the only competitor he really needs to beat is himself. / D.W. is having trouble hearing and needs an ear operation. Is it okay to be just a little bit scared? With the support of her parents, doctors and nurses -- and yes, even Arthur! -- D.W. learns to be brave, and also gets a first-hand view of how hospitals help kids get better.

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    • 28 Minutes
    • EPISODE 9

    Do You Speak George? / World Girls

    Everyone at school is suddenly speaking their own made-up language. Whether it's the girls' secret code "Oola" or the boys' lingo "Arster-Buther," George can't make sense of what anyone is saying. Is creating his own language the answer? Or can he convince the kids to put their differences aside and start communicating again? / It's the grand opening of World Girl World, which sells dolls from every country… and every girl in Elwood City is thrilled! But the trip there is less than ideal -- Francine doesn't want to buy anything, Muffy wants to buy everything, and Sue Ellen is crushed to learn that her favorite doll was discontinued. But maybe with some creativity, the friends can work together and find a fun solution to their respective dilemmas.

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    Everyone at school is suddenly speaking their own made-up language. Whether it's the girls' secret code "Oola" or the boys' lingo "Arster-Buther," George can't make sense of what anyone is saying. Is creating his own language the answer? Or can he convince the kids to put their differences aside and start communicating again? / It's the grand opening of World Girl World, which sells dolls from every country… and every girl in Elwood City is thrilled! But the trip there is less than ideal -- Francine doesn't want to buy anything, Muffy wants to buy everything, and Sue Ellen is crushed to learn that her favorite doll was discontinued. But maybe with some creativity, the friends can work together and find a fun solution to their respective dilemmas.

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    • EPISODE 10

    What's Cooking? / Buster's Special Delivery

    Celebrity chef Ming Tsai is coming to judge Lakewood Elementary's first ever cooking contest! Arthur thinks he has a shot at winning -- if only he can get his dad to stop telling him what to do. In the end, Arthur experiences the joy of cooking firsthand… and he discovers that sometimes culinary mistakes create the best dishes. / Buster volunteers to deliver the school mail and finds out that his new job is actually hard work! When misplaced letters lead to canceled field trips and stewed prunes with lunch, Buster is left holding the bag. Will Buster be able to dig out of the pile of mail -- and mess -- he's created? Or will he crack under the pressure?

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    Celebrity chef Ming Tsai is coming to judge Lakewood Elementary's first ever cooking contest! Arthur thinks he has a shot at winning -- if only he can get his dad to stop telling him what to do. In the end, Arthur experiences the joy of cooking firsthand… and he discovers that sometimes culinary mistakes create the best dishes. / Buster volunteers to deliver the school mail and finds out that his new job is actually hard work! When misplaced letters lead to canceled field trips and stewed prunes with lunch, Buster is left holding the bag. Will Buster be able to dig out of the pile of mail -- and mess -- he's created? Or will he crack under the pressure?

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