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 / ... (129 episodes, 1996-2013)
Jodie Resther ...
 Francine Alice Frensky / ... (118 episodes, 1996-2013)
Daniel Brochu ...
 Buster Baxter / ... (110 episodes, 1996-2013)
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 Binky Barnes / ... (109 episodes, 1996-2013)
Arthur Holden ...
 Emil Nigel Ratburn III / ... (91 episodes, 1996-2013)
Sonja Ball ...
 Jane Read / ... (88 episodes, 1996-2013)
J.T. Turner ...
 Narrator (85 episodes, 1996-2000)
Tamar Kozlov ...
 Prunella Deegan (66 episodes, 1996-2012)
A.J. Henderson ...
 Ed Crosswire / ... (66 episodes, 1996-2013)
Joanna Noyes ...
 Grandma Thora Read / ... (65 episodes, 1996-2012)
Patricia Rodriguez ...
 Sue Ellen Armstrong (63 episodes, 1996-2003)
Michael Yarmush ...
 Arthur Timothy Read / ... (57 episodes, 1996-2012)
Walter Massey ...
 Principal Herbert Haney / ... (52 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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Trivia

Arthur's mother's first name is Jane. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[Arthur, and D.W. start running around the table. Baby Kate starts crying and Pal starts barking]
Dad: Alright, EVERYBODY FREEZE!
[David Read pushes Arthur and D.W. outside in their rain coats]
Dad: See you on Sunday.
Arthur: Dad I can't go to Grandma Thora's house.
D.W.: Grandma Thora is boring.
[David Read closes the door]
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Followed by Arthur's Perfect Christmas (2000) 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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My son and I love this cartoon!
11 March 2003 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderful cartoon. My son is 18 months old and he loves to watch it. This is a show that deals with stuff that kids go through every day. One episode that is one of my favorites deals with Arthur being teased because he is the only one in his class who hasn't lost a baby tooth.

I now see why children like Arthur and his friends so much. Kids of all ages can identify with him, not just eight year olds (Arthur and his friends are all in the third grade), but everybody can identify with the characters. Even adults can identify with the parents on the show.

Also, I like this show because each character is different (except for Timmy and Tommy Tibbles) both physically and personally. No two characters are the same, and the friends all accept each other's differences. I think that that is one thing that parents need to teach their kids: to accept the fact that no two people are exactly the same and that everybody is different. That is what makes everybody special.

I hope that parents watch this show with their kids. If you do, I think you'll approve of it for your children. I know I approve of this one!


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