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Web site: http://pbskids.org/arthur

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The series revolves around an eight year-old aardvark, his four year-old sister D.W., and their family and friends. It is about being a kid, exploring the world, and finding your place in it. Based on the the best-selling children's books by Marc Brown.

TV Schedule

The Blizzard/The Rat Who Came to Dinner #405 [TV-Y]
A big snowstorm knocks out the electricity in Elwood City, sending everyone scrambling to the supermarket. When Mr. Ratburn's roof collapses, Arthur's parents invite him to stay at their house, and Arthur is afraid that means his teacher will be grading him every minute.

  • KET2 Monday, December 15 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Monday, December 15 at 4:00 pm EST

The Case of the Girl with the Long Face/The Substitute Arthur #1803 [TV-Y]
Fern's been feeling low and no one can figure out why. Luckily, Buster Baxter is on the case! With Arthur out of town, Buster is on the hunt for a new best friend.

  • KET2 Tuesday, December 16 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Tuesday, December 16 at 4:00 pm EST
  • KET2 Thursday, January 29 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Thursday, January 29 at 4:00 pm EST

D.W. Tale Spins/Prunella Gets It Twice #406 [TV-Y]
The combination of Greek mythology and D.W.'s imagination results in a fantastic tale. Francine's bad mood and the fact that she got two of the same present leave Prunella feeling unhappy on her birthday—until the Ghost of Presents Past appears to explain things.

  • KET2 Wednesday, December 17 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Wednesday, December 17 at 4:00 pm EST

Best Wishes/The Tardy Tumbler #1804 [TV-Y]
After George has a lucky streak, his friends pressure him to wish for a snow day. Prunella's excited about making the gymnastics team until she realizes practice starts at 6 am!

  • KET2 Thursday, December 18 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Thursday, December 18 at 4:00 pm EST
  • KET2 Monday, February 2 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Monday, February 2 at 4:00 pm EST

Binky Barnes, Wingman/To Beat or Not To Beat #407 [TV-Y]
During Bug Week, Binky becomes obsessed with catching a particular big blue butterfly. Francine is practicing her singing and drumming for the talent show, but her friends just think she's making a terrible racket.

  • KET2 Friday, December 19 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Friday, December 19 at 4:00 pm EST

Arthur and D.W. Clean Up/The Long, Dull Winter #315 [TV-Y]
Before he can go to Happy Crazy Wow Day at the park, Arthur has to help D.W. clean both their rooms. Suffering from January doldrums, the kids decide to invent a new holiday of their own.

  • KET2 Monday, December 22 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Monday, December 22 at 4:00 pm EST

What Is That Thing?/Buster's Best Behavior #409 [TV-Y]
A magical device helps everyone finish their seemingly impossible tasks—but what is it? Fun-loving Buster begins to think he's not really good at anything, and smart Arthur worries that he's boring. Their attempts to be more like each other confuse everybody else.

  • KET2 Tuesday, December 23 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Tuesday, December 23 at 4:00 pm EST

My Music Rules/That's a Baby Show! #410 [TV-Y]
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and saxophonist Joshua Redman duke it out in a classical-vs.-jazz battle at the Elwood City Library. Arthur is embarrassed to admit that he's hooked on a new TV show that's really for younger kids.

  • KET2 Wednesday, December 24 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Wednesday, December 24 at 4:00 pm EST

Arthur and the Big Riddle/Double Dare #501 [TV-Y]
The cool new game show RiddleQuest poses a really old riddle: Is winning really everything? Arthur's wish to play hooky becomes a group pact when the kids start daring and double-daring one another, but things don't go as planned.

  • KET2 Thursday, December 25 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Thursday, December 25 at 4:00 pm EST

Fifteen - Parts I & II #1501 [TV-Y]
How much can Arthur and his friends do in 15 minutes? Arthur tries to race home to find his report and get back to school before class starts. George gets his shot to win big bucks for his school on the radio show "15 minutes of Fame." Kate and Pal try to defeat the "Red Claw" and their mission of getting kids to play with cats by eliminating all imaginary friends.

  • KET2 Friday, December 26 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Friday, December 26 at 4:00 pm EST

I Wanna Hold Your Hand/Whistling in the Wind #1502 [TV-Y]
During a shopping trip to the mall, Binky gets caught doing the uncoolest of all the uncool things in the world -holding his mom's hand! The Tibbles look the same, they act the same, they even have the same number of hairs on their heads. So if they are supposed to be exactly the same, why can Tommy whistle while Timmy can't?

  • KET2 Monday, December 29 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Monday, December 29 at 4:00 pm EST

Buster's Secret Admirer/The Last King of Lambland #1503 [TV-Y]
Buster receives a box of chocolates in the mail from a secret admirer. James receives a gift from his uncle in Scotland - a toy lamb that will supposedly give its owner the powers of the legendary James the Squinty, leader of the clan MacDoogal-Donal's!

  • KET2 Tuesday, December 30 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Tuesday, December 30 at 4:00 pm EST

Arthur's First Sleepover/Arthur's New Year's Eve #130 [TV-Y]
Despite D.W.'s warning of an alien invasion, Arthur and his friends camp out in the backyard. A jealous D.W. plans a prank to scare them off. On New Year's Eve, Arthur and D.W. are determined to stay up till midnight to see what happens.

  • KET2 Wednesday, December 31 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Wednesday, December 31 at 4:00 pm EST

Cents-Less/Buster The Lounge Lizard #1504 [TV-Y]
Mr. Ratburn decides it's time for his class to learn a little about money...or, rather, the lack of it. For the entire weekend, no one in the class can spend a cent. Buster has the brand-new Dark Bunny Dark Buggy, complete with grappling hook and voice commands! But with all its bells and whistles, the Buggy seems to have a mind of its own and has zoomed its way into the mysterious teacher's lounge, where no student dares to enter.

  • KET2 Thursday, January 1 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Thursday, January 1 at 4:00 pm EST

To Eat Or Not to Eat/S.W.E.A.T. #1505 [TV-Y]
A brand new candy bar is in town! But why is it making everyone act so strangely? And what exactly is this ingredient called Tri-Enzomated Zorn Jelly, anyway? It's time for the kids at Lakewood Elementary to take the Stoddard-Wilkins Elementary Aptitude Test, or "S.W.E.A.T." But with anxiety running high, it becomes clear that the kids need to learn some relaxation techniques.

  • KET2 Friday, January 2 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Friday, January 2 at 4:00 pm EST

Based on a True Story (Part 1 & 2) #1601 [TV-Y]
Ladonna Compson, a new kid in town, charms Arthur and friends with her amazing "true" stories. But are her stories real?

  • KET2 Monday, January 5 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Monday, January 5 at 4:00 pm EST

Flippity Francine/Muffy Takes The Wheel #1602 [TV-Y]
Francine tries to regain her dignity after Muffy posts a goofy video of her on the Muffington Post. Muffy enlists her dad to help her make a winning car for the 1st Annual Lakewood Derby, but he completely takes over.

  • KET2 Tuesday, January 6 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Tuesday, January 6 at 4:00 pm EST

All About D.W./Blockheads #1603 [TV-Y]
When Emily gets the starring role in the preschool play, D.W. is beside herself with jealousy. D.W. and Emily are upset when they get stuck with the blocks at playtime.

  • KET2 Wednesday, January 7 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Wednesday, January 7 at 4:00 pm EST

Kids Are from Earth, Parents Are from Pluto/Nerves of Steal #502 [TV-Y]
Lakewood Elementary is hosting a Parents Open House. How will the kids survive their parents' embarrassing antics? Buster hates being the only kid without a Cybertoy, so he decides to "borrow" one from the store ... until his own conscience catches him.

  • KET2 Thursday, January 8 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Thursday, January 8 at 4:00 pm EST

Get Smart/Baby Steps #1604 [TV-Y]
A battle begins when HUGO, the new interactive whiteboard, corrects Mr. Ratburn in front of the class. D.W. enlists the help of Brain to determine if her sister Kate is above average, below average, or just average-average.

  • KET2 Friday, January 9 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Friday, January 9 at 4:00 pm EST

Night of the Tibble/Read and Flumberghast #1605 [TV-Y]
The Tibble Twins have a sleepover and James is the target of their shenanigans. D.W. gathers a jury when a cupcake is stolen and Tommy Tibble is the primary suspect.

  • KET2 Monday, January 12 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Monday, January 12 at 4:00 pm EST

The Last Tough Customer/Brain's Chess Mess #1606 [TV-Y]
The Tough Customers realize it's time to quit bullying, but can Molly ever truly change her ways? Brain starts a chess club at school to improve his game and beat Los Dedos, the local chess master.

  • KET2 Tuesday, January 13 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Tuesday, January 13 at 4:00 pm EST

It's a No-Brainer/The Shore Thing #503 [TV-Y]
When Brain loses his cool and loses to Buster in the Math-a-thon, he decides it's time to give up his books and his nickname. Arthur and D.W. beg their dad to take them to the fancy new water park, but he suggests the plain old-fashioned seaside instead.

  • KET2 Wednesday, January 14 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Wednesday, January 14 at 4:00 pm EST

Baseball Blues/Brain's Biggest Blunder #1607 [TV-Y]
George can't wait to play baseball. Brain tries to transform Buster into a mathematic marvel for the Arithmattack competition.

  • KET2 Thursday, January 15 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Thursday, January 15 at 4:00 pm EST

Buster's Book Battle/On the Buster Scale #1608 [TV-Y]
Buster is thrilled when Lakewood Elementary starts a program where kids can earn prizes for reading. Buster and Brain disagree on movies.

  • KET2 Friday, January 16 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Friday, January 16 at 4:00 pm EST

The World Record/The Cave #504 [TV-Y]
The kids try to set world records on their own, then discover that they have a better chance if they work together. Arthur is looking forward to a class trip to a cave, although he is just a little concerned about how dark it will be in there.

  • KET2 Monday, January 19 at 6:30 am EST

Fern And The Case Of The Stolen Story/sue Ellen Vegges Out #1609 [TV-Y]
When Fern gets writers block with a deadline approaching, she "borrows" stories from Ladonna. When Sue Ellen decides to stop eating meat, Muffy and Francine compete to be the best vegetarian.

  • KET2 Tuesday, January 20 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Tuesday, January 20 at 4:00 pm EST

The Lousy Week/You Are Arthur #505 [TV-Y]
An army of lice has descended on the heads of the Lakewood Elementary kids. Who or what will be strong enough to defeat them? Viewers get a chance to see Arthur's life through his own eyes.

  • KET2 Wednesday, January 21 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Wednesday, January 21 at 4:00 pm EST

So Funny I Forgot to Laugh/The Best Day Ever #1610 [TV-Y]
Arthur thinks his jokes about Sue Ellen's sweater are all in good fun, but her feelings are hurt. Everyone reminisces about their "best days" except Arthur.

  • KET2 Thursday, January 22 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Thursday, January 22 at 4:00 pm EST

Sleep No More/Pet Peeved #507 [TV-Y]
Buster is so excited about a pizza-eating contest that he can't sleep—but how can he win if he hasn't gotten any sleep? Binky volunteers to watch Francine's cat for the weekend, but gets into trouble when he decides to ignore Francine's instructions.

  • KET2 Friday, January 23 at 6:30 am EST

Fountain Abbey/Arthur Calls It #1805 [TV-Y]
The diary of Muffy's great, great grandmother Mary Alice reveals a very interesting story. Arthur doubts his decision to call Buster out during a baseball game.

  • KET2 Monday, January 26 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Monday, January 26 at 4:00 pm EST
  • KET2 Friday, January 30 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Friday, January 30 at 4:00 pm EST
  • KET2 Tuesday, February 10 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Tuesday, February 10 at 4:00 pm EST

The Tattletale Frog/D.W. & Bud's Higher Purpose #1801 [TV-Y]
When Bud is blamed for an accident D.W. causes, she has to decide whether to let her friend take the fall. D.W. and Bud can't wait to ride Wonder World's newest rollercoaster.

  • KET2 Tuesday, January 27 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Tuesday, January 27 at 4:00 pm EST

The Friend Who Wasn't There/Surprise! #1802 [TV-Y]
Muffy searches for her long lost imaginary friend. Francine is un-invited to Catherine's party.

  • KET2 Wednesday, January 28 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Wednesday, January 28 at 4:00 pm EST

The Last of Mary Moo Cow/Bitzi's Beau #508 [TV-Y]
D.W. is devastated when her favorite TV show is cancelled. Buster fears the worst when it's time to meet his mother's new boyfriend.

  • KET2 Tuesday, February 3 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Tuesday, February 3 at 4:00 pm EST

Just Desserts/The Big Dig #509 [TV-Y]
Overindulging in sweets leads to a night of very strange dreams for Arthur. After Grandpa Dave shows them a secret map, Arthur and D.W. hunt for buried treasure and learn some family history.

  • KET2 Wednesday, February 4 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Wednesday, February 4 at 4:00 pm EST

Show Off/Dog's Best Friend #1701 [TV-Y]
It's the Elwood City dog show and Killer is facing off against Sebastian Winkleplotz. Arthur agrees to watch Amigo while Alberto's off at camp.

  • KET2 Thursday, February 5 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Thursday, February 5 at 4:00 pm EST

Arthur's Family Feud/Muffy Gets Mature #510 [TV-Y]
Arthur and D.W. tell conflicting and imaginative versions of what exactly happened to Dad's perfect soufflé, and Mom and Dad try to sort things out. Muffy's been reading Mature Miss magazine and thinks she needs more sophisticated friends.

  • KET2 Friday, February 6 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Friday, February 6 at 4:00 pm EST

Adventures In Budylon/Ladonna Compson: Party Animal #1702 [TV-Y]
D.W. and Bud embark on an epic wilderness adventure in the backyard! Apple picking, bake sales, craft classes - there's so much to do in Elwood City in the fall!

  • KET2 Monday, February 9 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Monday, February 9 at 4:00 pm EST

Molina's Mulligan/Buster Bombs #1703 [TV-Y]
Alberto discovers that he has a natural talent for golf and begins competing. Buster has lost his flair for funny, and the harder he tries to make people laugh, the worse it gets!

  • KET2 Wednesday, February 11 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Wednesday, February 11 at 4:00 pm EST

Sue Ellen Gets Her Goose Cooked/Best of the Nest #601 [TV-Y]
Sue Ellen has become a champion at the Internet game Virtual Goose, but she may be taking things too far: She's starting to imagine that her friends are geese to be conquered. As everyone else gets involved in another online game involving multiple geese, Brain tries to convince them to leave their computers behind and have a real-life camping adventure in the woods.

  • KET2 Thursday, February 12 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Thursday, February 12 at 4:00 pm EST

Arthur Loses His Marbles/Friday the 13th #610 [TV-Y]
Arthur trains with Grandma Thora, a marbles champion, so he can beat all his friends. But when the Elwood City marbles tournament comes down to Read vs. Read, he learns that she didn't quite pass along all her secrets. While others are stepping over cracks or walking around ladders, Brain scoffs and defies all the superstitions—but then he has a run of bad luck. With Friday the 13th on the way, should he rethink things?

  • KET2 Friday, February 13 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Friday, February 13 at 4:00 pm EST

Opposties Distract/Just The Ticket #1704 [TV-Y]
Arthur and Buster discover that they make better friends than roommates. Arthur is ecstatic when he wins concert tickets on the radio.

  • KET2 Monday, February 16 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Monday, February 16 at 4:00 pm EST

Arthur Plays the Blues/Buster's Sweet Success #602 [TV-Y]
Arthur's piano teacher retires, telling him that he'll get along just fine with her replacement. But when Arthur meets the famous—and very strict—Dr. Fugue, he begins to doubt whether he'll be able to keep up. Buster signs up to sell candy to raise money for the band, but then eats up all the profits.

  • KET2 Tuesday, February 17 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Tuesday, February 17 at 4:00 pm EST

All Thumbs/Kidonia #1705 [TV-Y]
Buster gets caught sucking his thumb. Tired of doing chores, Arthur and the gang decide to invent their own country: Kidonia.

  • KET2 Wednesday, February 18 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Wednesday, February 18 at 4:00 pm EST

Prunella's Special Edition/The Secret Life of Dogs & Babies #603 [TV-Y]
While everyone else lines up at the bookstore for the latest Henry Skreever book, Prunella orders a special monogrammed limited edition from England—and gets a Braille version by mistake. A journey inside the minds of Baby Kate and dog Pal shows what they really think of Arthur, D.W., and the silly grown-ups around them.

  • KET2 Thursday, February 19 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Thursday, February 19 at 4:00 pm EST

Speak Up Francine/Waiting for Snow #1706 [TV-Y]
The local creek is polluted! Francine is determined to get the word out at the annual Earth Day rally. Ladonna can't wait to experience her first blizzard.

  • KET2 Friday, February 20 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Friday, February 20 at 4:00 pm EST

Muffy's Soccer Shocker/Brother, Can You Spare A Clarinet? #604 [TV-Y]
Muffy is proud that her father is the new coach of the soccer team—until he starts exhausting everyone on the squad with drills like the piston, the muffler, and, worst of all, the shock absorber. Tryouts for the Young Person's Orchestra are coming to town, and everyone thinks Binky is a shoo-in. So why is he suddenly refusing to play his clarinet in band practice?

  • KET2 Monday, February 23 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Monday, February 23 at 4:00 pm EST

The Director's Cut/Crime and Consequences #1708 [TV-Y]
After meeting Hollywood director Tufton Sinclair, George is inspired to make a movie. George accidentally breaks the class's prize woodworking project and Binky gets blamed.

  • KET2 Tuesday, February 24 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Tuesday, February 24 at 4:00 pm EST

The Boy Who Cried Comet/Arthur and Los Vecinos #605 [TV-Y]
Buster uses Muffy's new telescope to try to prove that the UFOs he's been seeing are real, but discovers something even more frightening: a comet headed straight for Earth! When a Latino family moves in next door, Arthur makes a new friend and learns about a different culture—including a Spanish version of Bionic Bunny named Conejitos Mecánicos.

  • KET2 Wednesday, February 25 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Wednesday, February 25 at 4:00 pm EST

Pets and Pests/Go Fly A Kite #1707 [TV-Y]
There is a mouse loose in the Read home and D.W. wants to eliminate it. Binky, Muffy, and Ladonna have fun with a kite they find in the park.

  • KET2 Thursday, February 26 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Thursday, February 26 at 4:00 pm EST

Citizen Frensky/D.W.'s Backpack Mishap #606 [TV-Y]
Sensational headlines and embarrassing photos make Francine's new newspaper, the Frensky Star, a great success—except that now none of her friends is speaking to her. Someone makes off with D.W.'s backpack but leaves a different one in its place, and she uses the objects in it as clues to try to puzzle out the identity of the thief.

  • KET2 Friday, February 27 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Friday, February 27 at 4:00 pm EST
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