Arthur (1996– )

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The adventures of 8-year-old Aardvark Arthur Read. When he's not at home being hounded by his obnoxious, but scene-stealing little sister D.W. and his working class parents, he's finding ... See full summary »

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 Mary Alice Crosswire / ... (137 episodes, 1996-2013)
Jodie Resther ...
 Francine Alice Frensky / ... (125 episodes, 1996-2013)
Daniel Brochu ...
 Buster Baxter / ... (120 episodes, 1996-2013)
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 Binky Barnes / ... (118 episodes, 1996-2013)
Arthur Holden ...
 Emil Nigel Ratburn III / ... (98 episodes, 1996-2013)
Sonja Ball ...
 Jane Read / ... (94 episodes, 1996-2013)
J.T. Turner ...
 Narrator (85 episodes, 1996-2000)
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 Prunella Deegan (70 episodes, 1996-2012)
Joanna Noyes ...
 Grandma Thora Read / ... (68 episodes, 1996-2012)
A.J. Henderson ...
 Ed Crosswire / ... (67 episodes, 1996-2013)
Patricia Rodriguez ...
 Sue Ellen Armstrong (65 episodes, 1996-2003)
Michael Yarmush ...
 Arthur Timothy Read / ... (62 episodes, 1996-2012)
Walter Massey ...
 Principal Herbert Haney / ... (55 episodes, 1996-2013)
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The adventures of 8-year-old Aardvark Arthur Read. When he's not at home being hounded by his obnoxious, but scene-stealing little sister D.W. and his working class parents, he's finding educational misadventure at school with his pals: would-be bully Binky, pompous Francine, spoiled rich girl Muffy, genius Brain, and his best friend Buster. Arthur and the gang get into some pretty wild trouble sometimes, like the time Arthur and Brain are taunted by a dark-humored crossing guard, when Arthur, Brain and Binky find a key and fight about it, when Arthur and D.W. have to run the house when Mom and Dad fall ill, and many more. Based on the children's books by Marc Brown. Written by Dylan Self <robocoptng986127@aol.com>

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The color of the Reads' family car changes throughout the show. See more »

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In "D.W.'s Baby", when D.W. is playing with her toy truck on the floor, it's brown, but when she offers it to Baby Kate, it's blue. See more »

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Followed by Arthur's Missing Pal (2006) See more »

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Arthur Theme Song
Composed by Judith Henderson and Jerry Devilliers
Performed by Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers
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One of the best shows of the 1990s? You bet!
10 February 2000 | by (Charlotte NC) – See all my reviews

A recent article in (I believe) USA Today named a critic's picks for top shows of the 1990s. As someone who despises mainstream movies and television, I laughed at every show picked. With the notable exception of one. "Arthur." Now there was a show the critic and I could agree on. Arthur features more intelligence, wit, humour and maturity than just about anything else out there and that includes prime time shows. Arthur is a rare children's series that can be enjoyed by both children and adults and truer words were never spoken. Arthur is not "dumbed down" in any way. It refuses to treat it's young audience with anything but respect for their intelligence and feelings. Problems are dealt with in a realistic manner and each of the characters has a distinct personality and come from diverse backgrounds. This is shown in several stories that do not focus on Arthur and his sister, DW (she steals the show by the way) but the supporting cast like Buster, Muffy and my favorite character, the tomboy Francine. Muffy is a rich priss, Francine and her family come from a working class background, the gluttonous Buster's parents are divorced, Sue Ellen and her family have travelled the world and the perceived bully, Binky Barnes, is anything but. The producers need to be commended in their effort to make every character a seperate individual and to give them stories in which they can shine.

I'm 28 and cannot miss an episode of this series. Arthur proves that children's shows can (and should) "grow up." TV wouldn't be such a vast wasteland if more shows (for children and grown ups) would take a lesson from Arthur. It really is "that good."


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