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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

Buenas Noches, Vicita/Prunella Packs It In #1103 [TV-Y]
Vicita Molina has lost her favorite book, a lovely South American tale of friendship and courage in the Amazon jungle. Even though she's still in elementary school, Prunella has become obsessed with thoughts of college and piles on extracurricular activities to make herself more appealing to the good schools.

  • KET2 Wednesday, October 15 at 6:30 am EDT
  • KET Wednesday, October 15 at 4:00 pm EDT

Phony Fern/Brain's Shocking Secret #1104 [TV-Y]
Fern's parents give her a cell phone, telling her it's for emergencies only. But soon Muffy is introducing her to the joys of personalized ringtones, texting, and incessant chatting. As the smartest kid in class, Brain really doesn't want anyone to know that he was kept back in kindergarten.

  • KET2 Thursday, October 16 at 6:30 am EDT
  • KET Thursday, October 16 at 4:00 pm EDT

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 Friday, October 17 at 6:30 am EDT
  • KET Friday, October 17 at 4:00 pm EDT
  • KET Wednesday, December 10 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 Monday, October 20 at 6:30 am EDT
  • KET Monday, October 20 at 4:00 pm EDT
  • KET Thursday, December 18 at 4:00 pm EST

The Making of Arthur/Dancing Fools #1106 [TV-Y]
The superstar host of a new series called Postcards from You (Matt Damon) puts out a call for homemade videos for his TV show, setting off a frantic rush among Arthur and his friends to film their lives. Mrs. Molina teaches a dance class for kids.

  • KET2 Tuesday, October 21 at 6:30 am EDT
  • KET Tuesday, October 21 at 4:00 pm EDT

The Blackout/Mei Lin Takes a Stand #1208 [TV-Y]
It's the hottest day in Elwood City, when a total blackout leaves its residents without any electricity. Binky's baby sister Mei-Lin isn't keen on learning to walk and would rather stick to crawling.

  • KET2 Wednesday, October 22 at 6:30 am EDT
  • KET Wednesday, October 22 at 4:00 pm EDT

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 Thursday, October 23 at 6:30 am EDT
  • KET Thursday, October 23 at 4:00 pm EDT
  • KET Friday, December 12 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 Friday, October 24 at 6:30 am EDT
  • KET Friday, October 24 at 4:00 pm EDT
  • KET Tuesday, December 16 at 4:00 pm EST

Arthur Vs. The Very Mean Crossing Guard/D.W.'s Very Bad Mood #218 [TV-Y]
A new crossing guard tries to charge the kids to cross the street. Francine sets out to discover what it is that's making D.W. so cranky.

  • KET2 Monday, October 27 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Monday, October 27 at 4:00 pm EST

How the Cookie Crumbles/Sue Ellen's Little Sister #220 [TV-Y]
Muffy hits the jackpot when her cookies turn out to be a big hit. The only trouble is that the recipe isn't really hers. When Sue Ellen wishes she had a little sister, Arthur and Francine both offer to lend her theirs.

  • KET2 Tuesday, October 28 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Tuesday, October 28 at 4:00 pm EST

D.W.'s Stray Netkitin/Bats in the Belfry #1203 [TV-Y]
D.W. panics when a "Scary Clown" virus ruins the Read family computer. Arthur and D.W. are thrilled when Grandma Thora finally lets them explore her attic.

  • KET2 Wednesday, October 29 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Wednesday, October 29 at 4:00 pm EST

The Chronicles of Buster/On This Spot #1205 [TV-Y]
Buster is obsessed with the extended DVD version of the epic film The Chronicles of Ahmayzzia and its 100 hours of behind-the-scenes footage. When he learns that Sitting Bull once passed through Elwood City, Arthur tries to rally the residents to erect a monument on the site of the visit.

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

Hic or Treat/Mr. Alwaysright #1107 [TV-Y]
D.W. gets a case of the hiccups that just won't go away. Annoyed that Brain always seems to be right about everything, Buster becomes determined to catch him in a mistake.

  • KET2 Friday, October 31 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Friday, October 31 at 4:00 pm EST

War of the Worms/I Owe You One #1207 [TV-Y]
Brain is always taking the fun out of Fern's storytelling by correcting her facts. She decides to teach him a lesson by spinning a tall tale that he can't help but believe. Buster's always asking Arthur for favors. One day he worries at the thought of having to repay them all at once.

  • KET2 Monday, November 3 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Monday, November 3 at 4:00 pm EST

Home Sweet Home/Do You Believe in Magic? #1209 [TV-Y]
Buster is worried he won't know anyone at summer camp. Arthur is jealous of Buster's magic tricks.

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

Buster's Back/The Ballad of Buster Baxter #301 [TV-Y]
Buster is returning from a trip to exotic places all over the world, and Arthur wonders whether his friend will have changed. Will Buster still want to hang out with "plain old" Arthur? Meanwhile, it seems to Buster that it's his friends who have changed—and that they've forgotten all about him!

  • KET2 Wednesday, November 5 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Wednesday, November 5 at 4:00 pm EST

D.W., All Fired Up/I'd Rather Read It Myself #302 [TV-Y]
Ms. Morgan announces that the preschool will be having a fire drill. D.W. isn't sure what that is, but she knows it sounds scary, so she concocts a plan to just stay home from school every day until the danger passes. Then, tired of the Tibble twins always being ahead of her, she tries to convince them that she's already learned how to read.

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

Arthur Goes Crosswire/Sue Ellen and the Brainasaurous #303 [TV-Y]
Arthur and Muffy rescue Wilbur Rabbit and become fast friends. But Arthur's other friends quickly grow tired of the new relationship. Sue Ellen is at first thrilled that Brain is her partner on a school project, but then wonders whether he's going to let her help at all.

  • KET2 Friday, November 7 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Friday, November 7 at 4:00 pm EST

Background Blues/And Now Let's Talk to Some Kids #304 [TV-Y]
A class project gets the kids tracing their family trees. Will they turn out to be descended from royalty—or just from "plain folks"? The Magic Toolbox comes to Mr. Ratburn's class to put some of the kids on TV.

  • KET2 Monday, November 10 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Monday, November 10 at 4:00 pm EST

Silent Treatment/Kung Fool #1302 [TV-Y]
George decides not to speak until his friends notice. Fern learns a neighbor was a Kung Fu artist.

  • KET2 Tuesday, November 11 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Tuesday, November 11 at 4:00 pm EST

Arthur's Numbers Nightmare/Brain Gets Hooked #1303 [TV-Y]
Arthur and friends find what looks like a list of their class rankings in Principal Haney's office. Brain gets hooked on the latest tween reality show, Junior Island.

  • KET2 Wednesday, November 12 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Wednesday, November 12 at 4:00 pm EST

MacFrensky/The Good, the Bad, and the Binky #1304 [TV-Y]
When Francine and Brain compete to become student of the month, Francine resorts to lying to win. Binky introduces Emily to the world of pro-wrestling.

  • KET2 Thursday, November 13 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Thursday, November 13 at 4:00 pm EST

No Acting Please/Prunella Deegan and the Disappointing Ending #1305 [TV-Y]
Director Will Toffman teaches Fern how to have fun when she lands a role in a community play. Prunella and Marina compete to see who can finish a new book the fastest.

  • KET2 Friday, November 14 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Friday, November 14 at 4:00 pm EST

When Carl Met George/D.W. Swims with the Fishes #1306 [TV-Y]
George learns that Carl has Asperger's Syndrome and D.W. and James enter the pre-school swim meet.

  • KET2 Monday, November 17 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Monday, November 17 at 4:00 pm EST

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Tibble/The Secret Guardians #1307 [TV-Y]
The Tibble Twins sell pre-school art masterpieces. Arthur and Binky find a secret spot in the woods.

  • KET2 Tuesday, November 18 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Tuesday, November 18 at 4:00 pm EST

Fernlets by Fern/Prunella and the Haunted Locker #1308 [TV-Y]
Muffy talks Fern into writing poems for a new line of greeting cards which becomes a big hit. Prunella is assigned a new school locker, which is rumored to be haunted!

  • KET2 Wednesday, November 19 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Wednesday, November 19 at 4:00 pm EST

Paradise Lost/The Pride of Lakewood #1309 [TV-Y]
Baby Kate is growing up! The more words she learns, the less she seems to understand her dog, Pal. To boost school pride, Arthur and his classmates form the Lakewood Pride Committee.

  • KET2 Thursday, November 20 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Thursday, November 20 at 4:00 pm EST

Looking for Bonnie/The Secret Origin of Supernova #1310 [TV-Y]
Famous rock musician Dean Lomax visits Elwood City and calls on George's dad to fix his equally famous guitar, named Bonnie. Legend says that Bonnie is magical, and Buster and George are convinced that just one strum will give them special powers. Arthur is dismayed when he learns an energy drink endorsed by his favorite comic book character is full of sugar - it doesn't give you any special energy or magic powers at all!

  • KET2 Friday, November 21 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Friday, November 21 at 4:00 pm EST

The Wheel Deal/the Buster Report #1401 [TV-Y]
After an injury, Brain has to spend some time using a wheelchair. But now he can't compete in a basketball tournament for charity! Or, can he? He meets a new friend, Lydia Fox, who just happens to be a wheelchair basketball player and shows him how it's done. The kids are assigned to write a report on someone they admire. To everyone's surprise, most especially Buster's, George picks Buster! Will George focus on Buster's joke telling, the sandwich named after Buster, or Buster's famous food collection?

  • KET2 Monday, November 24 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Monday, November 24 at 4:00 pm EST

The Agent of Change/D.W. Unties the Knot #1402 [TV-Y]
The latest animated hit in movie theaters about a boy and his truck has left Muffy and Francine disappointed. Why doesn't there seem to be any cool female characters on screen? So with the help of a very talented artist, Molly, the "Group of Three" set out to make their own movie! After watching "The Wedding Channel," D.W. wants to get married! And, having no idea what this really means, she starts planning herself the biggest unicorn wedding imaginable.

  • KET2 Tuesday, November 25 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Tuesday, November 25 at 4:00 pm EST

Nicked by a Name/The Play's the Thing #1403 [TV-Y]
There is a virus spreading through Lakewood Elementary! It changes the way everyone acts and how they treat each other - it's the new nicknames! Can Brain stop the virus he created or will everyone be mean to each other forever? The playground has been quiet lately - too quiet - and the Tough Customers don't like it one bit. All the rest of the kids seem more interested in electronics than in good old-fashioned fun!

  • KET2 Wednesday, November 26 at 6:30 am EST

Francine's Pilfered Paper/Buster Gets Real #1108 [TV-Y]
Francine copies and pastes information from a web site for her entire five-page report. Buster watches the new reality show Top Supermarket—a show Arthur doesn't like.

  • KET2 Thursday, November 27 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Thursday, November 27 at 4:00 pm EST

Falafelosophy/The Great Lint Rush #1404 [TV-Y]
At the urging of guest-star author Neil Gaiman (Coraline, The Graveyard Book) Sue Ellen tries her hand at writing and illustrating a graphic novel. When Sue Ellen needs inspiration and encouragement, she turns to Neil - who pops up in unexpected places! - and to the philosophy lessons of her local falafel vendor! Mr. Toad is back! And he's ready to corner the Sock Market, leaving everyone in Elwood City barefoot and bereft.

  • KET2 Friday, November 28 at 6:30 am EST
  • KET Friday, November 28 at 4:00 pm EST

Follow The Bouncing Ball/Buster Baxter and the Letter From The Sea #1406 [TV-Y]
Alberto Molina's beloved soccer ball signed by Ecuadorian soccer star El Boomerang is lost! While on vacation with the Read family, Buster discovers a message in a bottle on the shore.

  • KET Monday, December 1 at 4:00 pm EST

Around The World In 11-Minutes/Muffy and the Big Bad Blog #1407 [TV-Y]
The gang encounters many obstacles traveling around the world by plane, balloon, and motor scooters. Muffy discovers that web blogging is a great way to keep her readers up to date whether they're interested or not!

  • KET Tuesday, December 2 at 4:00 pm EST

Arthur Unravels/All the Rage #1408 [TV-Y]
Grandma Thora teaches Arthur to knit and he's really into this new hobby. But...he's a kid! And a boy! Knitting is a grandma thing...right? How long can Arthur keep his new hobby a secret before the yarn spills out of the bag? Muffy wants to rock the fashion world like her fashion mentor Capri DeVapida! But creating a fad is a lot harder than it looks, especially when all her hot new trends turn out to be lukewarm flops. Can Muffy learn that it's just better to be yourself?

  • KET Wednesday, December 3 at 4:00 pm EST

D.W., Queen of the Comeback/In My Africa #1409 [TV-Y]
The Tibbles tease, D.W. fires back, the Tibbles taunt, D.W. has a snappy comeback, and round and round they go! Will it ever end? Perhaps an ancient Indian fable about a turtle and two wisecracking geese will be enough to teach D.W. to just let it go. D.W.'s new classmate, Cheikh, is from Senegal, Africa! When D.W. realizes that she doesn't know much about Africa she decides to learn through music. D.W., Brain, and Cheikh team-up to write a song about all 54 countries on that continent!

  • KET Thursday, December 4 at 4:00 pm EST

Buster Spaces Out/The Long Road Home #1410 [TV-Y]
Inspired by footage of the moon landing, Buster wants to go to outer space! Well, someday. For now, it'd be really cool to build and launch a rocket! So Buster enlists his friends to help...but they can't agree on anything and the mission stalls. Luckily, NASA astronaut Mike Finke guest-stars to teach the kids that only teamwork will accomplish this mission-and then it's blast-off! After costing Lakewood Elementary the win in a relay race against Mighty Mountain, George wants to redeem himself.

  • KET Friday, December 5 at 4:00 pm EST

Hide and Snake/Muffy's New Best Friend #402 [TV-Y]
The kids learn that a snake they have captured may be poisonous—but not before it gets loose in Arthur's house. Muffy realizes that she and Francine don't share all the same interests and starts interviewing candidates for the position of new best friend.

  • KET Monday, December 8 at 4:00 pm EST

Buster's Breathless/The Fright Stuff #403 [TV-Y]
Buster learns that he has asthma, and suddenly his friends start treating him differently. The kids learn a lesson about carrying practical jokes too far when a boys-vs.-girls prank contest gets a little out of hand.

  • KET Tuesday, December 9 at 4:00 pm EST

The Contest/Prove It #404 [TV-Y]
The kids think about entering a contest to write story ideas for their favorite TV show. D.W. discovers a passion for science, but her explanations for questions like why the sky is blue don't sound right to Arthur.

  • KET Thursday, December 11 at 4:00 pm EST

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.

  • KET Monday, December 15 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.

  • KET Wednesday, December 17 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • KET Wednesday, December 31 at 4:00 pm EST
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