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Arthur Mr Ratburn Just A Little Homework Lyrics

The show opens with a clip of Arthur and his dog walking down a street. Arthur is an 8-year-old aardvark. He has a round head with small round ears and short brown hair, and he wears glasses.

The scene continues when Arthur jumps into the cover of a book that a little girl reads on her bed. The book is called "Arthur." It makes the girl laugh.

A song plays on as all this takes place.

The lyrics say
EVERY DAY WHEN YOU'RE WALKING DOWN THE STREET EVERYBODY THAT YOU MEET HAS AN ORIGINAL POINT OF VIEW AND I SAY HEY!

Arthur opens the bedroom door and says HEY!

The song goes on, and a bunch of smiling animal faces sing WHAT A WONDERFUL KIND OF DAY IF WE COULD LEARN TO WORK AND PLAY AND GET ALONG WITH EACH OTHER

Now Arthur takes a family picture as his parents, grandparents, sisters, and dog sit on the family couch.

The song keeps playing
YOU GOTTA LISTEN TO YOUR HEART LISTEN TO THE BEAT LISTEN TO THE RHYTHM THE RHYTHM OF THE STREET OPEN UP YOUR EYES OPEN UP YOUR EARS GET TOGETHER AND MAKE THINGS BETTER BY WORKING TOGETHER IT'S A SIMPLE MESSAGE AND IT COMES FROM THE HEART

Arthur looks at the family album. He hugs his mum and jumps out to the city. He sees bikes, cars, and shops. He high-fives a friend that cycles by.

The song goes on
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF FOR THAT'S THE PLACE TO START AND I SAY

Now Arthur falls into a swimming pool and plays with friends.

The song continues
HEY! HEY! WHAT A WONDERFUL KIND OF DAY IF WE COULD LEARN TO WORK AND PLAY AND GET ALONG WITH EACH OTHER HEY! WHAT A WONDERFUL KIND OF DAY HEY! WHAT A WONDERFUL KIND OF DAY

Now Arthur's sister closes her "Arthur" book and sees Arthur on the living room TV.

She says HEY!

Arthur falls backwards and a caption reads "Based on the Arthur adventure books by Marc Brown."

(Happy music)

The show opens showing Arthur siting at a table. He draws something on a piece of paper.

He says HI!
I'M WORKING ON IDEAS FOR A FEW
CHANGES TO MY ROOM.

(Dreamy music)

Arthur dreams about how his bedroom would be.

(Elevator bell dings)

Arthur says ALLOW ME TO SHOW YOU
AROUND.

Arthur's imaginary bedroom has three floors. On each floor, there are balconies full of plants hanging from them.

(Happy music)

He crosses a door and walks through a long corridor full of doors on both sides of it.

Arthur opens a door and says HERE'S THE ARCADE.

(Video games beeping)

(Door creaking)

Arthur says THE WOBBLY ROOM.

(Wobbly sounds)

Arthur says GOOD FOR BOUNCING.

(Door creaking)

Arthur opens another door and says AND HERE'S ONE OF MY FAVOURITES,
THE ROLLER COASTER ROOM!

(Roller coaster rumbling)

(Carnival music)

(Music becomes suspenseful)

Arthur says BUT THE BEST PART OF
ALL IS... IT CLEANS ITSELF!

Arthur pulls down a lever. A gigantic vacuum pipe pops out of the ceiling.

(Machine whirring)

(Vacuum hissing)

(Crystals tinkling)

(Harpsichord music)

(Dreamy music)

Arthur sighs.

Mom says ARTHUR!
HOW'S THAT ROOM OF YOURS COMING?

Arthur says I'M WORKING ON IT,
MOM!

(Lively music)

A blue striped slate appears.

(Footsteps)

DW walks towards a circle with a yellow curtain in the middle of the slate.

Female The Narrator says "ARTHUR AND
D.W. CLEAN UP!"

A caption reads "written by Anne-Marie Perrota and Tean Schultz. Storyboard by Robert Yap and Jeremy O'Neil."

DW slides the yellow curtain in the circle and finds Arthur siting in a tub.

Arthur says HEY!

(Water splashing)

DW says OOPS!

(Dog barking)
The scene opens with Arthur, Francine, Brain and Buster walking back from school. Arthur and Francine play with a softball ball.

Brain says JUST ONE MORE DAY
UNTIL THE HAPPY-CRAZY-WOW DAY AT
THE PARK.

Buster says I HEAR THEY'RE GONNA
TEACH YOU HOW TO JUGGLE.

Arthur says LET'S GO TO THE PARK
AND SEE IF THEY'VE STARTED
SETTING UP.

Francine says WE CAN PLAY SOCCER
AFTER WE LOOK.
GO GET YOUR SOCCER BALL, ARTHUR.

Arthur says SURE!

He runs to his house.

(Quick footsteps)

Arthur says GOING TO THE PARK!

Mom says WHAT ABOUT YOUR ROOM,
ARTHUR?

(Door squeaking)

Arthur says IT'S CLEAN!

Arthur pushes the door to open it. He grunts

He says KINDA.

(Quiet music)

Arthur's room is messed up. He picks up some clothes from the floor and puts them in a shelf.
He opens a trunk and says SOCCER BALL, SOCCER
BALL...

He throws things away.

(Dog whines)

Arthur says PAL!
I WAS WONDERING WHERE YOU WERE!

(Dog barks)

Arthur picks up Pal from the trunk and puts him on the floor. He continues searching for the ball.

(music plays)

Arthur says AHA!
OKAY, I'LL BE BACK LATER, BOY.
TRY TO STAY OUT OF STUFF.

(Door squeaks, then slams)

(music plays)

The pile of clothes Arthur put in the shelf falls down on Pal.

(Dog whines)

(music plays)

Arthur runs down the stairs. Mom stands at the bottom with her arms crossed.

Arthur says I'LL CLEAN IT
TONIGHT, I PROMISE!
MOM, EVERYBODY'S WAITING FOR ME!

Mom says WELL... MAKE SURE YOU'RE
HOME IN TIME FOR DINNER.
THEN YOU'RE CLEANING YOUR ROOM,
NO IFS, ANDS OR BUTS!

(Happy music)

Arthur says NO PROBLEM!

He goes out.

(music plays)
Now, Arthur and DW are in the living room. DW lies on the floor drawing. Arthur watches TV.

One of the characters in the TV show says BRING THE INTRUDER
BEFORE ME!
I'M DR. BRAND.
NICE OF YOU TO... DROP IN.
I'M SORRY IF THE ACCOMMODATIONS
ARE LESS THAN COMMODIOUS.

Mom says ARTHUR!

(Show continues in background)

Mom says OKAY, ARTHUR, ENOUGH
DAWDLING.
TIME TO PICK UP YOUR ROOM,
REMEMBER?

Arthur says BUT, MOM, "ALIEN ZOO
SQUAD" HAS JUST STARTED!

Mom says I'M SORRY, ARTHUR, BUT
YOU SAID YOU'D CLEAN YOUR ROOM
IF I LET YOU GO TO THE PARK, SO
HOP TO IT!

One of the characters on the show say I WILL ASK YOU TO
SHOW ME MORE RESPECT!

The other one answers GO CHASE YOUR TAIL!

DW turns off the TV

(Quiet music)

Arthur walks to his room.

He says I'VE GOT IT!

Arthur is in his room, he is on the phone.

He says NOW WHAT?
YOU CAN'T STOP TALKING!
KEEP TALKING!
WHAT'S HAPPENING?

Buster says OH, NO, IT WAS
BEHIND THE SCRATCHING POST!

Arthur says WHAT WAS?
WHAT IS IT?

A TV character says WHAT SCRATCHING
POST?

(Scary TV music)

Buster says THERE ARE TWO OF
THEM!

Arthur says TWO OF WHAT, TWO OF
WHAT?

Buster says AWW, COOL!

Arthur groans

(Lively music)

He looks through the window.

(Objects clattering)

He looks for a pair of binoculars.

Arthur gasps

He groans

Arthur says I SEE IT, I SEE IT!
NOW JUST PUT THE PHONE BY THE
TV.

(Scary TV music)

Someone on the TV show say I'M NOT GOING TO
FIGHT YOU, MAX!
I HAVE SOMETHING YOU'RE GOING TO
LIKE, IN FACT!

Arthur says I MIGHT BE AS SMART
AS THE BRAIN.

(TV show continues)

Mom is in the kitchen. She picks up the phone and listens to somebody saying
BACK TO THE
PETTING ZOO WITH YOU, KITTY
CAT!

(Scary TV music)

Mom says ARTHUR!

It's a new day. DW is having breakfast. She plays with an action figure. Mom sits next to her, she reads the newspaper. Dad cooks.

DW says AH, I'M DROWNING!
HELP ME!

Mom says TOYS STAY OUT OF THE
CEREAL, PLEASE.

Arthur says I'M GOING TO
HAPPY-CRAZY-WOW DAY WITH BUSTER!

Mom says ARTHUR, YOU'RE NOT GOING
ANYWHERE UNTIL YOU CLEAN YOUR
ROOM!

Arthur says BUT I'VE BEEN
PLANNING THIS, AND I JUST TOLD
BUSTER I'D MEET HIM!

Mom says THEN YOU'LL HAVE TO CALL
HIM BACK AND TELL HIM YOU'LL
MEET HIM LATER!
YOU'VE PUT THIS OFF LONG ENOUGH
NOW!

DW laughs.

Mom says D.W., AS SOON AS YOU'RE
FINISHED EATING, I WANT YOU TO
WORK ON YOUR ROOM, TOO.
IT'S AS MESSY AS YOUR BROTHER'S.

Arthur says BUT, MOM, THAT'LL
TAKE FOREVER!
I'LL MISS HAPPY-CRAZY-WOW DAY!

Dad says I HAVE AN IDEA.
WHEN I WAS LITTLE AND MY BROTHER
AND I HAD CHORES TO DO, WE HAD A
SAYING... "MANY HANDS MAKE LIGHT
WORK."

Mom says HONEY, I'M NOT SURE...

Dad says HEAR ME OUT ON THIS.
IN OTHER WORDS, THE MORE HANDS
YOU HAD, THE EASIER THE WORK
BECAME.

(Quiet music)

Arthur imagines himself having eight arms.

He says IT DOES SOUND KIND OF
COOL.

Dad says THAT'S THE SPIRIT!
IT'LL GO MORE THAN TWICE AS
FAST.
TRUST ME.
SO WHY DON'T YOU TWO START ON
ARTHUR'S ROOM FIRST?

Arthur says WAIT A MINUTE!

Mom says HONEY, I DON'T THINK...

Dad says NOW EVERYONE CALM DOWN,
CALM DOWN.
DO ME A FAVOUR AND JUST TRY IT.
I THINK YOU'LL BE SURPRISED AT
HOW WELL IT WORKS.

(Lively music)

(Door creaking)

Arthur and DW stand at the door of Arthur's room.

Arthur says LET'S DO THIS QUICK.
I'M GONNA BE LATE!

DW says EWW!

(Quiet music)

The kids pick up the toys. DW picks up a piece of paper and puts it in the garbage tin.

Arthur says HEY, THOSE ARE MY
POSTCARDS FROM BUSTER WHEN HE
WAS AWAY!
YOU CAN'T THROW THOSE OUT!

DW says BUT HE'S BACK NOW!

Arthur says D.W.!

DW says IT'S NOT LIKE HE'S
FAMOUS OR ANYTHING.

(Quiet music)

DW jumps around the room. She wears a pair of sneakers with springs on it.

Arthur says HEY, DON'T THROW THAT
AWAY!

DW says IT'S AN EMPTY BAG OF
COOKIES, ARTHUR!
WHO KEEPS EMPTY COOKIE BAGS?

Arthur says IT'S MUFFY'S COOKIES.
I'M KEEPING IT BECAUSE IT HAS MY
PICTURE ON IT.

DW says WHO WOULD BUY SOMETHING
WITH YOUR
PICTURE ON IT?

Arthur says LOTS OF...
HEY, WHERE DID YOU GET MY
LIGHTBULB COSTUME AND-AND MY
MOON BOOTS?

DW says OVER THERE!

She points to a closet full of toys.

(Lively music)

(Toy crashes)

Arthur says D.W., YOU'RE SUPPOSED
TO BE PUTTING STUFF AWAY, NOT
TAKING IT OUT!

(music plays)

DW says CAN I AT LEAST THROW
THIS LITTLE DIRTY STINKY
POPSICLE STICK OUT?

Arthur says NO, IT'S PART OF MY
COLLECTION!

DW says YOU DON'T HAVE A
POPSICLE STICK COLLECTION,
ARTHUR!

Arthur says NOT YET, BUT WHAT IF
I DECIDE TO START ONE?

DW throws the Popsicle in the tin.

(Funny music)

(Popsicle stick bounces)

Arthur says D.W.!

He sighs

Arthur continues HERE, JUST STRAIGHTEN THAT
STUFF.
I'LL DO THE FLOOR!

DW says BOY, LOOK AT ALL THIS
HOMEWORK.
YOU MUST LOVE TO DO HOMEWORK.

(Quiet music)

DW picks a piece of paper that comes out from one of the books.

She says OOH, LOOK WHAT I FOUND!

Arthur says STOP LOOKING LIKE
THAT!
YOU CAN'T READ!

DW says I DON'T HAVE TO READ TO
KNOW WHAT THIS IS!

Arthur says IT'S JUST A NOTE FROM
FRANCINE.

DW says I KNEW IT!
ARTHUR HAS A GIRLFRIEND
ARTHUR HAS A GIRLFRIEND

(music plays)

DW pretends to be reading the letter.

She says "DEAR ARTHUR, I LO-O-OVE YOU."

Arthur says IT SAYS, "ARTHUR,
DON'T FORGET TO BRING YOUR
BASEBALL MITT TO SCHOOL ON
MONDAY... FRANCINE."

DW says ARTHUR AND
FRANCINE
ARTHUR LOVES FRANCINE

(music plays)

Arthur says I'LL DO THIS STUFF.
YOU... GO GET EVERYTHING OUT
FROM UNDER THE BED.

Arthur blushes.

DW says IF YOU DON'T LOVE HER,
THEN WHY IS YOUR FACE RED?

(music plays)

DW continues THAT JUST PROVES YOU LOVE HER.
ARTHUR LOVES FRANCINE

(music plays)

Arthur says MOM!

(Vacuum whirrs, then shuts off)

Mom and dad are cleaning the living room.

Dad says I'LL TAKE CARE OF IT.

(Quiet music)

Dad goes to Arthur's room.
He says LOOK, ARTHUR, IT'S VERY
SIMPLE.
THE LESS TIME YOU SPEND FIGHTING
WITH D.W., THE FASTER YOU'LL GET
TO THE PARK, RIGHT?

Arthur says BUT SHE KEEPS
BOTHERING ME!

DW says WHO, ME?

Dad says LOOK, IF YOU BOTH WORK
AS FAST AS YOU CAN AND TALK
LESS, YOU'LL BE DONE IN NO TIME.

Arthur says I WILL IF SHE WILL.

DW covers her mouth.

Dad says THERE!
NOW WHY NOT SEE HOW FAST YOU CAN
GO?

(Lively music)

(Games rattling)

(music plays)

(Dog barks)

(music plays)

(Objects clattering)

(music plays)

(Toy squeaking)

(Dog barking)

DW hums.

(music plays)

DW grunts

(music plays)

Arthur says PHEW!
WE DID IT!
I JUST HOPE I DIDN'T MISS
HAPPY-CRAZY-WOW DAY.

DW says BUT WE'RE NOT DONE YET,
ARTHUR!

(Dramatic music)

(Door creaking)

DW says YOU STILL HAVE TO DO MY
ROOM!

(Lively music)

Arthur enters DW's room and picks up the toys from the floor. He throws them in a trunk.

DW says AH, WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

Arthur says WE HAVE TO HURRY!

DW says MR. HIPPO CAN'T SIT
NEXT TO MS. MONKEY HEAD!
HE'LL SQUISH HER!
THEY HAVE TO GO IN A CERTAIN
ORDER!

She hugs a stuffed monkey and says IT'S OKAY.
I'M HERE.

Arthur says D.W., WE CAN'T SPEND
ALL DAY ARRANGING YOUR STUFFED
ANIMALS.

DW says THEY HAVE TO BE JUST
RIGHT, OR THEY WON'T BE HAPPY.

Arthur groans

(music plays)

Arthur picks up a box and goes to the window.

(Objects rattling)

DW says ARTHUR, THAT'S MY
BUTTON AND STONE COLLECTION!

Arthur says DON'T TELL ME... THE
BUTTONS ARE GONNA BE SAD, RIGHT?

DW says I SPENT ALL WEEK
ARRANGING THEM!
YOU'RE RUINING EVERYTHING!
GO DO SOMETHING ELSE!

Arthur groans. Arthur picks up a very little dress from the floor.

He says I THINK YOUR CLOTHES HAVE
REALLY, REALLY SHRUNK.

DW says THEY'RE FOR MY
DOLLHOUSE.
THEY GO ON SPECIAL HANGERS.
HERE'S ONE!

D.W gives Arthur a tiny little hanger.

(Funny music)

Arthur says WHAT?
FORGET IT!
I'M SUPPOSED TO BE HELPING YOU
CLEAN, NOT PLAYING DOLLS!

(Funny music)

Arthur puts a pile of clothes on a little box with the shape of a house. He closes it.

Arthur says THEY'RE PUT AWAY!

DW says MOM!

(music plays)

Mom and dad go to D.W's room

Dad says THE IMPORTANT THING IS
TO TRY TO WORK TOGETHER.
THAT'S THE ONLY WAY THIS WILL
WORK.

Arthur says HOW CAN WE WORK
TOGETHER WHEN SHE WON'T LET ME
PUT THINGS AWAY?!

DW says CAN I SAY SOMETHING?

Mom says ARTHUR, D.W. HELPED YOU
CLEAN YOUR ROOM, SO NOW IT'S UP
TO YOU TO RETURN THE FAVOUR.

DW says I HAVE SOMETHING TO
SAY!

Arthur says BUT I'M MISSING
HAPPY-CRAZY-WHATEVER-IT-IS DAY!

Dad says THAT'S NOT D.W.'S FAULT!
IF YOU'D CLEANED YOUR ROOM WHEN
YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO, ARTHUR,
YOU WOULDN'T HAVE THIS PROBLEM!

DW says I HAVE SOMETHING TO
SAY!

Mom says WHAT IS IT, D.W.?

DW says IS IT OKAY IF I JUST
CLEAN MY ROOM MYSELF?

Dad says WHAT?

(Quiet music)

DW says CAN I JUST CLEAN BY
MYSELF, PLEASE?
PLEASE?
I DON'T WANT ARTHUR TOUCHING MY
THINGS.

Dad says WELL, I THINK...

Mom says YES, D.W., THAT'S A
WONDERFUL IDEA!

Arthur says YES!
THANKS, D.W.!
WHOO-HOO!

Arthur runs away.

(music plays)

(Door creaking)

Arthur says D.W., ARE YOU SURE
YOU DON'T NEED ANY HELP?

DW says NO!
FIRST OF ALL, YOU HAVE COOTIES,
SECOND OF ALL, I THINK YOU'D BE
SAD IF YOU DIDN'T GO TO THE
PARK, AND THIRD OF ALL, YOU HAVE
COOTIES!

Arthur says THANKS!

(Door creaking)

(Happy music)

Arthur in in the park. He jumps on a trampoline.

Arthur says YAHOO!
WHEE!
YEAH!

(music plays)

A clown juggles orange balls. The kids juggle, too.

(Rattling sounds)

Arthur hits the target of the dunk tank and MR. Ratburn falls to the water.

Mr. Ratburn gasps

(Water splashing)

Francine says YAY, ARTHUR!

(music plays)

Buster juggles three orange balls. The balls fall to the floor.

He says ONCE I DID IT FOR A
LONG TIME.

Francine says WHY WERE YOU SO
LATE, ARTHUR?
YOU ALMOST MISSED IT.

Arthur says IT WAS ALL D.W.'S
FAULT.
SHE...
WELL... I GUESS IT'S KIND OF MY
FAULT.
I HADN'T CLEANED MY ROOM FOR
AWHILE.

Brain plays with a yo-yo.
He says I'VE DONE THAT, TOO.
ONE TIME MY MOM WOULDN'T LET ME
DO ANY EXTRA CREDIT PROJECTS
UNTIL I CLEANED IT UP.

Buster says WHY CAN'T I HAVE YOUR
MOM?

Francine's dad pops up and says HEY, NICE OF YOU KIDS TO
STICK AROUND.
YOU KNOW WHAT THEY SAY...
"MANY HANDS MAKE LIGHT WORK."

(Quiet music)

Buster imagines himself having ten arms.
He says COOL!

Arthur says IT'S NOT WHAT YOU
THINK.

Francine's dad says WORKING TOGETHER WILL MAKE
THINGS GO A LOT FASTER.

Arthur sighs
SO I'VE HEARD.

(Dog barking)

The image fades to black.
Then, the kids are in the classroom. Mr. Ratburn writes maths calculations on the board.

He says NOW, I'D LIKE YOU
ALL TO OPEN UP YOUR EXERCISE
BOOKS AND TAKE DOWN THE
FOLLOWING EQUATIONS, WHICH YOU
WILL HAVE TO SOLVE FOR
TOMORROW'S...

(Voice becomes slow and
distorted)

(music plays)

(Second hand rattling)

Arthur says EVER HAD ONE OF THOSE
DAYS WHEN IT FEELS LIKE TIME IS
PASSING REALLY SLOWLY?

(Slow distorted voice continues)

(Distorted music)

(Second hand rattling)

A bird slowly flies by the window.

(music plays)

Arthur says IS IT JUST ME?
I MEAN ONLY TWO SECONDS HAVE
GONE BY, BUT IT FEELS LIKE A LOT
LONGER, DOESN'T IT?

(Second hand clicks slowly)

Arthur says OKAY, THREE SECONDS.
BIG WHOOP!
HAS THIS EVER HAPPENED TO YOU?

(music plays)

Mr. Ratburn writes on the blackboard as if in slow motion.

Arthur says AM I BORED?
NO, I KNOW WHAT BORED FEELS
LIKE.

(Dreamy music)

A clip shows what Arthur imagines.

Arthur says THAT'S LIKE WHEN D.W.
WATCHES "MARY MOO COW."

D.W watches TV, Arthur is bored.

On the TV, Mary Moo Cow says THREE FUZZY
CUDDLY KITTIES, THREE!
LET'S COUNT THEM AGAIN!
ONE...

Arthur says THAT REMINDS ME!
THERE'S A HOCKEY GAME ON
CHANNEL 3!

DW says NO!
MOM, ARTHUR'S TRYING TO CHANGE
THE CHANNEL WHEN THE BABY'S
WATCHING THE EDUCATIONAL SHOW
THAT'S GOOD FOR HER BRAINS!

(Happy TV music)

Mary Moo Cow says LET'S COUNT
THEM ONE MORE TIME!
ONE, TWO, THREE…
THREE!
FUZZY CUDDLY KITTIES,
THREE!

Arthur comes back to reality.

He says THAT'S BORING.
SO, WHAT IS THIS?
WHAT'S HAPPENING TO ME?

(Lively music)

A red striped slate appears.

Buster kneels in front of a light blue circle in the middle of the slate.

Buster says "THE LONG, DULL WINTER."

A caption reads "written by Joel Fallon. Storyboard by Jeremy O'Neil."

Buster stands behind the light blue circle, and his face seems bigger.

Buster says AH!

The scene opens with Arthur and Buster swinging in the schoolyard. It's winter.

Arthur says I THOUGHT SCHOOL WAS
NEVER GONNA END TODAY.
IT FELT LIKE TIME STOOD STILL.
WHAT'S WRONG WITH ME?

(Swing squeaking)

Buster says MAYBE IT'S AN
ALIEN-INFLUENCED
INTERDIMENSIONAL DISTORTION OF
THE TIME-SPACE CONTINUUM.
THAT'S THE NEXT BIG THING, YOU
KNOW.

Francine does a cartwheel and says IT'S SO OBVIOUS
WHAT'S WRONG, BUT BOYS ARE TOO
THICK TO KNOW.

Arthur says WHAT?
WHAT IS IT?

Francine says YOU'RE IN LOVE!

Arthur says WHAT?
I...
DON'T BE...
THAT'S JUST WRONG!
UH-UH!
YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE
TALKING ABOUT!

Francine says JUST TELL ME WHO IT
IS, AND YOU'LL FEEL BETTER.

Arthur says I AM NOT IN LOVE!

Francine says SAY THE NAME, SAY
THE NAME!

Arthur says GET AWAY FROM ME!

Arthur walks away.

Francine says HA!
GOT THE SWING!

The girls stand over one side of a seesaw. They groan. Binky sits on the other side.

Binky says HEY, ARTHUR, I KNOW
EXACTLY WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU.

Arthur says YOU DO?

Binky says HERE, HAVE MY APPLE.
MY MOM SAYS LACK OF ROUGHAGE CAN
MAKE YOU CRANKY LIKE THAT.
AN APPLE'S A GOOD SOURCE OF
ROUGHAGE.

Arthur says I DON'T EVEN KNOW
WHAT THAT MEANS, AND I'M NOT
CRANKY!

(Quiet music)

Arthur walks away.

Binky says A BIG BOWL OF
OATMEAL'S GOOD, TOO!
KEEP TRYING, GIRLS!
I GOT ALL DAY!

(music plays)

(Apple crunches)

(Girls grunting)

Now, in the school corridor.

Brain says IT'S NOT JUST YOU,
ARTHUR.
I'VE FELT IT, TOO.
LATELY I HAVEN'T EVEN WANTED TO
DOUBLE-CHECK MY SUMS!

Muffy says AND I HAVEN'T HAD THE
ENERGY TO GO SHOPPING!

Buster says NOW THAT I THINK
ABOUT IT, I HAVEN'T EVEN FELT
LIKE EATING.

The kids gasp

(Funny music)

Brain says IT'S LIKE THE WHOLE
WORLD'S MESSED UP OR SOMETHING.

Arthur says WE HAVE TO FIGURE OUT
WHAT'S HAPPENING TO EVERYONE!
REMEMBER HOW HAPPY WE USED TO
BE?

Buster says YEAH!
YOU KNOW WHAT WAS GREAT?
THAT TV SPECIAL.

(Dreamy music)

A clip shows what Buster imagines.

(Loud scream)

An image of a daunted house appears on screen. It's dark outside. The house has two floors and many windows.

Buster says "HAIRY MARY'S SCARY
HAIRY HALLOWEEN-A-RAMA BOO!"

A scary, hairy beast appears in front of the haunted house.

(Scary music)

Now, an image of a woman and two kids dancing in circle appear on screen. They are dressed as in pilgrim times.

Brain says ANOTHER GREAT SHOW WAS
"A BLUNDERBUSS THANKSGIVING."

(Happy music)

Now, an image of a kid in front of a present pops up on screen.

Buster says AND WHAT ABOUT "THE
KID WHO GOT CLOTHES FOR
CHRISTMAS?"

(Christmas chimes ringing)

(Dreamy music)

Now, back on reality.

Buster says THAT WAS ONE OF THE
SADDEST SHOWS I EVER SAW.

He pretends to sob
He says IT WAS GREAT!

Arthur says THAT'S IT!
THAT'S WHAT'S WRONG WITH US!

Buster says WE'RE NOT SAD ENOUGH?

Arthur says NO!
THOSE WERE HOLIDAY SHOWS, BUT
THERE HASN'T BEEN A HOLIDAY IN A
LONG TIME!

Muffy says YEAH, NO PREPARATIONS,
NO SPECIAL STORE DISPLAYS, NO
SEASONAL SONGS.

Arthur says NO DAYS OFF FROM
SCHOOL, NO ASSEMBLIES, NO
DECORATIONS.

Buster says AND IT'S COLD OUT, SO
YOU CAN'T REALLY GO ANYWHERE,
AND THE SUN GOES DOWN EARLY.
IT'S LIKE BEING DEAD, ONLY WITH
HOMEWORK.

Arthur says YOU KNOW WHAT WE
NEED?

Buster says LESS HOMEWORK!

Arthur says UH, NO.
WE NEED TO INVENT A NEW HOLIDAY!

Several images pop up on screen: A flag flutters in a flagpole, while some jets roar in the air; a house collapses after an explosion, some animals run wild in the forest.
Now, Arthur and Buster are in the cinema.

Buster says I TOLD MY MOM YOUR
IDEA.
SHE SAYS IF WE THINK OF A GOOD
ONE, SHE'LL PRINT IT IN THE
PAPER, AND MAYBE IT'S BECOME A
FOR-REAL HOLIDAY.

Arthur says THAT'S GREAT!
UH, DO YOU UNDERSTAND THIS
MOVIE?

Buster says UH-UH.

Arthur says ME NEITHER.
LET'S GO TELL EVERYONE.

Buster says WHY DO YOU WANT TO
TELL EVERYONE THAT WE DON'T
UNDERSTAND THE MOVIE?

Arthur says NO, WE'LL TELL THEM
ABOUT CREATING A NEW HOLIDAY!

Buster says OH, THAT'S A MUCH
BETTER IDEA.

Now, the kids are at the diner's. They are drinking hot chocolate with marshmallows.

Francine says ARTHUR, THAT IS THE
GREATEST IDEA YOU'LL EVER HAVE!
I BET WE CAN THINK OF A PERFECT
HOLIDAY!

The kids say YEAH!

(Cash register beeping)

The kids think about a new holiday.

(Funny music)

Buster says ANYBODY GOT ONE YET?

Arthur says MAYBE THIS ISN'T
GONNA BE AS EASY AS I THOUGHT.

Brain says LET'S APPROACH THIS
LOGICALLY.
WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS OF A
HOLIDAY?

Arthur says CELEBRATING AN
IMPORTANT PAST EVENT!

Buster says PRESENTS, GETTING
PRESENTS!

Francine says RELAXING, HAVING A
DAY OFF FROM EVERYTHING!

Sue Ellen says APPRECIATING
SOMETHING WE NORMALLY TAKE FOR
GRANTED!

The kids talk at the same time.

Brain grabs a notepad and says NOW WE HAVE
GUIDELINES.
LET'S THINK ABOUT IT, PUT ALL
OUR IDEAS TOGETHER, AND WE'LL BE
DONE!

Arthur says THIS IS GONNA BE SO
TERRIFIC!

(Door opening and creaking)
Now, at Arthur's home, D.W and Grandma play checkers in the kitchen.
Arthur pops up in the kitchen carrying a notepad.

He says GRANDMA, DO YOU
REMEMBER ANYTHING EVER HAPPENING
HERE?

Grandma Thora says ANYTHING?
LIKE WHAT, DEAR?

Arthur says LIKE A BIG BATTLE OR
THE BIGGEST THING THAT EVER
HAPPENED OR SOMETHING.

Grandma Thora says WHEN I WAS A GIRL,
EVERYONE WAS VERY EXCITED WHEN
THE GRAF ZEPPELIN FLEW OVER THE
TOWN.

(Dreamy music)
A clip shows what Grandma Thora imagines. She is a little child; she wears a pink dress and ponytails. People gather in the centre of the town, a big zeppelin flies on the air.

Arthur says WAS THERE A BIG
BATTLE?

Grandma Thora says NO, IT JUST FLEW OVER.
IT WAS VERY QUIET.

Little Thora says HOT ZIGGETY!

(Dreamy music)

Arthur says NOT THAT THAT'S NOT
EXCITING, GRANDMA, BUT I NEED
SOMETHING COOL ENOUGH TO BE A
BRAND NEW HOLIDAY.

DW says PONY DAY!

Arthur says I DON'T THINK SO.

DW says PEOPLE WOULD LOVE
PONY DAY!
JUST SAYING IT IS FUN!
PONY DAY, PONY DAY, PONY DAY!

Arthur groans. He puts on his green jacket and leaves.

(Lively music)

DW says PO-O-ONY... DA-A-AY!

(music plays)

Arthur, Buster and Francine walk on the street. Francine wears an orange jacket, a striped scarf and brown combat boots.

Arthur says I HAVEN'T FOUND A
GOOD ENOUGH EVENT TO CELEBRATE
YET.

Buster says STOP THINKING!
I'VE GOT OUR HOLIDAY!
ARE YOU READY?
"GIVE-ME-CANDY DAY!"

Arthur says "GIVE-ME-CANDY DAY?"

Buster says NOT YOU, ME!
ME-ME!
GIVE ME, BUSTER BAXTER, CANDY
DAY.

(Dreamy music)

A clip shows what Buster imagines. Francine and Muffy wear costumes and carry bags full of candy.

Buster says ON GIVE-ME-CANDY DAY,
EVERYONE DRESSES UP IN FUN,
COLOURFUL COSTUMES AND RINGS MY
DOORBELL.

Francine says YOU MEAN JUST LIKE
HALLOWEEN?

(Doorbell rings)
Buster opens the door.

Buster says NO, THEY DON'T RING
EVERY DOORBELL, JUST MY
DOORBELL.
THEN THEY GIVE ME CANDY.
IT'S A HOLIDAY ABOUT GIVING.

Buster chomps the candies.

Arthur says ABOUT GIVING TO YOU!

Buster says NO, BECAUSE AFTER
I'VE EATEN ALL I CAN...

(Majestic music)
Buster walks in front of a huge building, many kids wait for him. The building has a sign that reads: "Give Buster candy day." Now, he is fat.

(Crowd cheering)

Buster says I SHARE THE REST WITH
ALL THE LITTLE CHILDREN!

(Dreamy music)

Buster says GREAT, HUH?

(Birds singing)

Arthur and Francine are flabbergasted.

Francine says IT WOULD BE, ONLY
MY IDEA'S MUCH BETTER.
A HOLIDAY SHOULD BE ABOUT
RELAXING.

Buster says EATING CANDY IS
RELAXING.

Francine says PICTURE THIS... YOU
TURN ON THE TV AND SEE OUR BIG
HOLIDAY SPECIAL!

(Dreamy music)

A clip shows what Francine imagines.

(Quiet piano music)
Francine stands behind a window. She sees the snow falling. She sings a song.

The lyrics say OH, THE WEATHER
OUTSIDE IS CRUMMY, AND YOU FEEL
AS LIVELY AS A MUMMY

The kids lie on the floor, bored.

The song continues THEN THERE'S NOTHING TO DO OR
SAY
IT'S THERE'S-NOTHING-TO-DO-
TODAY DAY!

(Rock band begins playing)

Francine says DON'T YOU KNOW
WHEN THERE'S NOTHING TO DO
YOU CAN DO ANYTHING THAT YOU
WANT TO
YOU CAN GO TO SLEEP
RUN AND PLAY
ON THERE'S-NOTHING-TO-DO,
NOTHING-TO-DO-TODAY DAY

The chorus sing NOTHING-TO-DO-
TODAY DAY

Francine dances and sings NOTHING-TO-DO-
TODAY DAY

The chorus sing NOTHING-TO-DO-
TODAY DAY

(Applause and cheering)

Francine sings NOTHING-TO-DO-
TODAY DAY-AY

(Dreamy music plays)

Arthur says I'VE HEARD ENOUGH!

Francine says I KNEW YOU'D LOVE
IT.
SO LET'S GET IT IN THE PAPER AND
MAKE IT A HOLIDAY.

Buster says THAT'S BETTER THAN
GIVE-ME-CANDY DAY?
HA-HA, I DON'T THINK SO!

Francine says HOLIDAYS ARE ABOUT
RELAXING AND HAVING FUN,
REMEMBER?

Buster says THEY'RE ALSO ABOUT
SOMETHING, NOT NOTHING.
THAT WAS ABOUT NOTHING.

While Francine and Buster quarrel about the holiday, Alfred walks away.

Francine says MAYBE YOU DIDN'T
GET IT.
OH, THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS
CRUMMY

(music plays)

Buster says STOP SINGING, NO MORE
SINGING!

(Lively music)

Now, Alfred and Brain stand in front of the library.

Arthur says IGNEOUS ROCK DAY?

Brain says YEAH!
A HOLIDAY IS ABOUT SOMETHING
THAT WILL LAST FOR ALL TIME.

He picks up a big rock.

Brain continues AND WHAT LASTS LONGER THAN A BIG
IGNEOUS ROCK?

Arthur says UH...

(Quiet music)

Arthur enters the library.

Binky says PSST!
HEY, ARTHUR, ABOUT THIS WHOLE
HOLIDAY SCHEME...

Arthur says IT'S NOT A SCHEME,
BINKY.
IT'S AN HONEST ATTEMPT TO DO
SOMETHING WORTHWHILE.

Binky says BLAH, BLAH, BLAH,
RIGHT.
LOOK, WHATEVER IT IS, A HOLIDAY
MEANS ONE THING... FIREWORKS!

(Dreamy music)

Binky sits on a beach chair. He stares at the sky.

Binky says AS SOON AS MIDNIGHT
HITS, WE HAVE 24 HOURS OF SOLID
NON-STOP FIREWORKS!

(Clock chimes)

(Fireworks popping)

Arthur says BUT YOU CAN'T SEE
FIREWORKS DURING THE DAY.

Binky says SO WHAT?
WITH NON-STOP FIREWORKS, WE
WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO HEAR
MR. RATBURN.

Arthur says COULDN'T THAT HURT
OUR EARS?

(Fireworks continue popping)

Binky chuckles.
YEAH!

(Dreamy music)

Binky says THINK ABOUT IT, MY
MAN!

Muffy says ARTHUR, I DON'T CARE
WHAT THE HOLIDAY IS.
I JUST WANT TO SELL THE T-SHIRTS
AND SOUVENIRS.
JUST SIGN HERE TO MAKE ME THE
OFFICIAL SELLER OF STUFF.

Muffy hands a contract to Arthur.

Arthur groans
WE DON'T EVEN HAVE A HOLIDAY
YET, AND ALREADY IT'S TOO
COMMERCIAL!
I'M CALLING A MEETING.

(Quiet music)

The kids meet at The Sugar Bowl.

They speak at the same time.
NO WORKWEEK!
HAVE A BAKED POTATO NIGHT!
EVERY-ANSWER-IS-CORRECT DAY!

(Voices overlapping)

Muffy says THESE ARE ALL GREAT
IDEAS.
IF WE JUST PUT ALL OUR IDEAS
TOGETHER, WE'LL HAVE THE
GREATEST HOLIDAY OF ALL.

Arthur says BUT WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
TAKING GIFTS, TV SPECIALS, CHEAP
SONGS, PARADES, FIREWORKS,
T-SHIRTS?
THAT'S NOT WHAT A HOLIDAY'S
REALLY ABOUT!

Francine says I NEVER HEARD OF A
HOLIDAY THAT DIDN'T HAVE THAT
STUFF!

Arthur says WELL, SURE, BUT
THAT'S EXTRA!
ISN'T IT STILL YOUR BIRTHDAY
EVEN IF YOU DON'T GET CAKE AND
PRESENTS?

(Cash register beeping)

The kids think about what Arthur said.

(Quiet music)

Arthur says WE SHOULD USE OUR
HOLIDAY TO HONOUR SOMETHING OR
SOMEONE WHO WE THINK IS REALLY
IMPORTANT.

Buster says I THINK ARTHUR'S
RIGHT, EVEN IF IT MEANS I DON'T
GET A LOT OF CANDY.

Brain says LET'S START WORKING
REALLY HARD TO COME UP WITH A
GREAT HOLIDAY.

Everyone cheers

Francine says IT'S HARD TO
BELIEVE THIS ALL STARTED BECAUSE
ARTHUR WAS ACTING LIKE HE WAS IN
LOVE!

Muffy puts her hands on her head and says LOVE?
OH, NO!

(Quiet music)

(Toy whirring)

Someone hangs a decoration with the shape of a heart.

Muffy says IT'S ALMOST
VALENTINE'S DAY.
I HAVEN'T BOUGHT ANY VALENTINES
YET!

Francine says ME NEITHER!
WE'VE BEEN SO BUSY, I COMPLETELY
FORGOT!

The kids run out.

Arthur says WAIT!
HOLD IT!
WHERE ARE YOU GOING?

Buster says THE DRY SPELL IS
OVER!
IT'S A HOLIDAY!
I'VE GOTTA GO BUY CANDY HEARTS!

(Quiet music)

Mom and DW enter the store.

DW says ARTHUR!
HAVE YOU SEEN THE PAPER?

D.W hands the paper to Arthur.

She says I SENT IN MY IDEA ABOUT
PONY DAY.
MOMMY WROTE IT UP, AND THEY PUT
IT IN THE PAPER!

(Paper rustling)

Binky says HEY, I THOUGHT IT WAS
REAL COOL HOW YOU GOT EVERYBODY
EXCITED WHEN WE WERE IN THE
DUMPS.
EVERYBODY FORGOT THERE WERE NO
SPECIAL DAYS.

Arthur says BUT I DIDN'T THINK OF A NEW HOLIDAY!

Binky says NOW, YOU'VE GOT A WHOLE YEAR TO THINK OF ONE.

Arthur says YOU'RE RIGHT!

Binky says HERE...
Binky gives a muffin to Arthur.

He says HAPPY GARSCHMALTERER, ARTHUR.

Arthur says WHAT?

Binky says THAT'S MY NAME FOR IT.
AND THERE WILL BE FIREWORKS ALL
DAY AND NIGHT AND...

Arthur says WELL, WE'LL NEED
SOMETHING MORE THAN JUST
FIREWORKS.

Binky says FREE SOFT PRETZELS.
PICTURE A SKY FULL OF FIREWORKS
AND SOFT PRETZELS.

The end credits roll as the theme song plays.

The lyrics say
AND I SAY HEY! HEY! WHAT A WONDERFUL KIND OF DAY IF WE COULD LEARN TO WORK AND PLAY AND GET ALONG WITH EACH OTHER HEY! YOU GOTTA LISTEN TO YOUR HEART, LISTEN TO THE BEAT,
LISTEN TO THE RHYTHM, THE RHYTHM OF THE STREET. IT'S A SIMPLE MESSAGE, AND IT COMES FROM THE HEART, BELIEVE IN YOURSELF, FOR THAT'S THE PLACE TO START. AND I SAY HEY! HEY! WHAT A WONDERFUL KIND OF DAY IF WE COULD LEARN TO WORK AND PLAY AND GET ALONG WITH EACH OTHER HEY! WHAT A WONDERFUL KIND OF DAY. HEY! WHAT A WONDERFUL KIND OF DAY. HEY! WHAT A WONDERFUL KIND OF DAY. HEY!

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