Based on the books by Marc Brown, these are the adventures of Arthur, an 8-year-old aardvark, and his family and friends as they grow up and learn how to be good neighbors to one another.
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J.T. Turner ...
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 Mary Alice Crosswire / ... (153 episodes, 1996-2016)
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 Buster Baxter / ... (143 episodes, 1996-2016)
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 Binky Barnes / ... (142 episodes, 1996-2016)
Jodie Resther ...
 Francine Alice Frensky / ... (140 episodes, 1996-2016)
Arthur Holden ...
 Emil Nigel Ratburn III / ... (140 episodes, 1996-2016)
Sonja Ball ...
 Jane Read / ... (106 episodes, 1996-2016)
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Bespectacled aardvark Arthur Read demonstrates to kids how to deal with such childhood traumas and challenges as homework, teachers and bullies. He also has to contend with his sisters, but loves playing with his friends: tomboy Francine, foodie and best pal Buster, super smart Brain, rich girl Muffy and geography expert Sue Ellen. Written by Jwelch5742

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Trivia

Arthur appeared as a guest in hand puppet form in a 1999 episode of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968), in which Fred Rogers makes a visit to Marc Brown's house and, later, Arthur makes a visit to the Neighborhood of Make Believe. Fred Rogers himself appeared (as an aardvark) in two episodes of Arthur (1996). (One of these episodes, Arthur: Elwood City Turns 100! (2002), was aired after Rogers' death.) 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 »

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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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Delightful tales of an Adventurous Aardvark
30 August 2004 | by (Pennington, NJ) – See all my reviews

For some reason, I have always been taken with this show. It's devoid of the fast-paced "ADD" glitz and flashing lights and endless one-liners. It's simply about a young Aardvark trying to survive in his family. There's not a better word to describe this show other than "delightful." It's simple, entertaining, and I'd watch it over anything else on TV. It's not blatantly "educational," it simply follows Arthur around, discounts his irrational beliefs and supports he and his friends' right answers and good deeds. I'd recommend this show to anyone and everyone-- especially if you are tired of head-spinning animated features like Shrek, and you want to enjoy a moment of purity on TV in an otherwise deteriorating field.


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