The golden age of ‘Arthur’ comes to an end – Massachusetts Daily Collegian
Meet Binky, from Arthur, in Real Life as he sings, “My Night Light” from The song is about Binky Barnes singing about his night light and how. When Binky gets an "A" on a test, Muffy and Francine are convinced that .. D.W., Brain, and Cheikh team-up to write a song about all 54 countries on that continent! .. But when Arthur meets the famous-and very strict-Dr. Fugue, he begins to. band 'Binky' where Arthur and the gang are obsessed with the'weeo then discover they're holograms bc ABBA is coming back with new songs and yesss , that was from Binky Rules/Meet Binky! i'm glad marc brown put his.
So she sets out to prove her skills as a writer by creating a story that's fun instead of frightening. Binky isn't having much luck teaching D. As the temperature drops, the competition heats up. Brain wakes up one morning to discover that he's a cockroach. Is this a dream, or has he finally become a real pest? When Rattles doesn't seem to appreciate him for saving him from a dangerous stunt, Binky swears off good deeds-until one day he is shown what life would be like without any acts of kindness.
Imagining Adil riding a camel to school and eating exotic foods, he worries that his letters about life in Elwood City will be awfully dull by comparison.
Bitzi is breaking up with her boyfriend, Buster's baseball buddy Harry. Can Buster get them back together in time for the next game? And if not, can Buster and Harry stay friends anyway? Six months, two weeks, and four days after it disappeared, D. But how can she stop it from being stolen again? Ratburn's annual class sleepover at the science museum because he remembers how boring it was the first time around.
But a new exhibit on visions of the future surprises him. When Mom gets a bad cold and then gives it to Dad, Arthur and D. Inspired by a field trip to Amish country, Buster vows to forgo all modern conveniences when he gets back home-but that's easier said than done.
Jenna is finally invited to Muffy's annual slumber party, but is terrified that the others will learn her awful secret: Elwood City Turns ! Ratburn's class is staging for Elwood City's centennial turns into a drama of missed cues, inflated egos, and alien invasions-and that's just what's going on behind the scenes.
During the intermission, Larry King interviews Elwood City residents. But is telling every truth that much better? Binky and Brain have a collision on the soccer field that severely strains their friendship, then find themselves stuck in the school parking lot together after everyone else's rides have come and gone. Ratburn-until the ants end up everywhere but in their farm.
Muffy starts an advice column in the school newspaper, but finds herself ignored when everyone turns to the mysterious Hoprah Linseed instead. Muffy finally gets to visit the big city when Sue Ellen invites her to Crown City for a weekend, and the realities of city life turn out to be nothing like her fantasies.
Baby Kate, Pal, and some of their furry friends team up to investigate where socks go when they disappear from the laundry. But when the Elwood City marbles tournament comes down to Read vs. Read, he learns that she didn't quite pass along all her secrets.
While others are stepping over cracks or walking around ladders, Brain scoffs and defies all the superstitions-but then he has a run of bad luck. With Friday the 13th on the way, should he rethink things? Then figure skater Michelle Kwan explains a few things about good sportsmanship. Arthur thinks he's too old to need a babysitter, but changes his mind when the sitter turns out to be a year-old who loves ice cream and the Dark Bunny VI: Curse of the Moomy video game. Arthur takes care of a sick D.
With the help of others with dyslexia, he discovers that there are many different ways to learn. But when she learns that Emily and the Tibble twins have been getting allowances for years, she frets over the financial head start they've gotten on her. Someone makes off with D. When a Latino family moves in next door, Arthur makes a new friend and learns about a different culture-including a Spanish version of Bionic Bunny named Conejitos Mec?
Tryouts for the Young Person's Orchestra are coming to town, and everyone thinks Binky is a shoo-in. So why is he suddenly refusing to play his clarinet in band practice? But when Arthur meets the famous-and very strict-Dr. Fugue, he begins to doubt whether he'll be able to keep up. Buster signs up to sell candy to raise money for the band, but then eats up all the profits.
She's starting to imagine that her friends are geese to be conquered. As everyone else gets involved in another online game involving multiple geese, Brain tries to convince them to leave their computers behind and have a real-life camping adventure in the woods. Muffy's been reading Mature Miss magazine and thinks she needs more sophisticated friends. After Grandpa Dave shows them a secret map, Arthur and D. Buster fears the worst when it's time to meet his mother's new boyfriend.
Binky volunteers to watch Francine's cat for the weekend, but gets into trouble when he decides to ignore Francine's instructions. Francine's nosy new next-door neighbor keeps getting her in trouble. Who or what will be strong enough to defeat them? Viewers get a chance to see Arthur's life through his own eyes. Arthur is looking forward to a class trip to a cave, although he is just a little concerned about how dark it will be in there.
How will the kids survive their parents' embarrassing antics? Buster hates being the only kid without a Cybertoy, so he decides to "borrow" one from the store 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.
Arthur is embarrassed to admit that he's hooked on a new TV show that's really for younger kids. What Is That Thing? 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. Inspired by a fortune teller's prediction, Prunella confidently tells everyone that she'll be getting a pair of oh-so-fashionable flashpants for her birthday.ARTHUR: Meet Binky
When she gets a watch instead, she can't face the other kids. Francine is practicing her singing and drumming for the talent show, but her friends just think she's making a terrible racket. 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. 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.
The kids learn a lesson about carrying practical jokes too far when a boys-vs. Muffy realizes that she and Francine don't share all the same interests and starts interviewing candidates for the position of new best friend.
But things aren't going as well for Arthur, who must ponder the question of whether it's ever OK to hit someone. Tricks The Tooth Fairy But Arthur's mom won't let him dig up the backyard. On a field trip to the medieval fair, Arthur's class is being humiliated in competitions against a class led by Mr. Ratburn's tough old mentor.
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Can Arthur turn things around? Buster comes up with a great joke to make his oral report a big success-but then Binky steals his material. Dad volunteers to cater a school party.
Knowing Dad's dessert "experiments," Arthur fears the worst. Is there another Binky? Fern and Buster play detective to solve the case. When the story even hits the local newspaper, she tries to figure out how to get Mom to stop blabbing to everyone about it. Will they turn out to be descended from royalty-or just from "plain folks"?
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The Magic Toolbox comes to Mr. Ratburn's class to put some of the kids on TV. 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.
Morgan announces that the preschool will be having a fire drill. Then, tired of the Tibble twins always being ahead of her, she tries to convince them that she's already learned how to read.
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! 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.
Arthur, Brain, and Binky find a mysterious key and argue over who gets to keep whatever it goes to-even though they don't know what that is. Francine sets out to discover what it is that's making D. But how do you decorate when one person likes bats and lizards, and the other's tastes run to lace?
Arthur never seems to win at anything, and he wonders whether it would really hurt to cheat just a little. But Muffy has the last laugh. Deputized as a Junior Safety Officer, D. At her mother's urging, normally shy Fern tries hosting a slumber party. Arthur doesn't want to tell Mom he hurt his knee because then she'd know he was playing down at the dump-where he's not allowed to go.
But is that the real explanation? Arthur decides to learn how to make people laugh. Binky thinks Francine has a crush on Arthur.
For the first time in his school career, Buster has to actually read a book-and he only has one week.
Haney gives Arthur a sealed envelope to take home to his mother, Arthur fears disaster. But what if his mom never actually gets the envelope? Even worse if you have seen and can remember the Invader Zim episode where Zim kills a baby germ! The Brain's head turns into two twisted, gnarled earthworms.
The bird head afterwards is almost a relief.
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- Thread: Arthur - The Binky Song
For a kid's show, the series can be overripe with some pretty traumatizing examples, particularly "Night Fright", which deals with Binky confronting some of his long repressed nightmares. The monstrous hamburgers, attacking fries, and giant lips on a billboard are freaky enough yet hilarious at the same time, given the absurdity of the whole dreambut probably the most terrifying moment in the episode was where Binky dreams he's trapped inside his nightlight, while his friends gather around to mock his nightmarish plight.
The nightlight is shaped like a creepy clownby the way. Double points for the night light, since to some viewers it could look like Binky is burning inside it. The electrical sound effects don't help. The giant purple orange, also a part of one of Binky's dreams, from the episode "Rhyme For Your Life. It roars, has sharp teeth, and even ate somebody.
It shows the cast as aliens producing the show itself. The Ending Changes Everythingindeed. The possibility of a comet crashing into the earth is heavily discussed in this episode, which for anybody who grew up with the disaster movies of the late s is sure to find a deeply unsettling prospect. Not to mention the "Uh. The giant squid in Arthur's nightmare in the episode April 9th, although this one is almost more of a Tearjerker considering Arthur's nightmare is coming from the fear that he was shaken up because his dad was still in the burning building and he was worried he'd get killed.
Heck, the episode itself is some very realistic Nightmare Fuelfrom the fire at school to the aftermath. Even Binky had grown a fear of another fire breaking out. He gets better later on, but still Did we forget to mention that this episode is dedicated to the infamous September 11 terrorist attacks? Arthur melted into goop and now inside DW's glass: Calling people names can be dangerous to their health.
Plus, Tommy's fantasy shows a hypnotized Arthur doing D. The sudden appearance of the giant alien which was really just a prank by Arthur and Buster in DW's window in "Arthur's First Sleepover.
Talk about Body Horror! The episode "Arthur's Lost Library Book. Turner the librarian forcibly pries him out of his bed via a chain and drags him to the library to be punished for losing the book.
Turner has always seemed rather demonic in fantasy form. What we get is a wrathful Ms. Turner revoking her card as punishment for her crime. More books for us! The episode "Locked In The Library" has plenty of disturbing imagery from Arthur's fear when he and Francine are, well Hell, imagine being shut in without food or contact for possibly two days. I just remembered something. Today's Saturday, which means While listening to Buster tell him a story about someone who rode the bus, he has an imagine spot where the bus driver refuses to let him off the bus and randomly morphs into a disgusting-looking squid monster.
Plagiarism is a serious offense, but the production team tries so hard to scare us straight that it winds up being scary. This leads to an Imagine Spot where Sue Ellen is telling a child psychologist how mean Francine is to her.
The psychologist diagnoses Francine with "ogre-ism" and has her thrown into some kind of mental health facility, where the staff tell her she can no longer play with her friends. I'm afraid there is no help for her. We must keep her away from the other children! The scene in Kate's debut episode where she cries at the top of her lungs, keeping D. The closeup of her dead eyes wide open, mixed with Kate's crying they even add ''reverb'' is bone-chilling.
There's a similar scene in "Arthur Babysits" involving Rubella and the Tibble twins. The scene speaks for itself Rubella awakes from a Catapult Nightmare with the heads of the Tibbles shooting out of her eyes! It turns out to be a Dream Within a Dream. In "Arthur's Knee" Brain informs Arthur about all the possible complications that can arise from his injury. What he lists is pretty disturbing.
It includes tetanus, encephalitis, staphylococcus, conjunctivitis, and other such unpleasantries. Of course, there's also the rather infamous junkyard scene earlier in the episode. The music that plays is just chilling, and D. Heck, just the title of the episode is pretty scary-sounding. One's reaction to it will probably be, "Arthur's Knee? Also counts as Squick. Every now and then, there's a song that will play that usually plays when something bad happens to one of the cast.
It's ominous and chilling and certainly will creep some people out every time they hear it. Starts at about 3: Before the title card for "I Wanna Hold Your Hand", Binky glares down the audience when he thinks they're making fun of him. It's not a pleasant sight. There is an episode where the Tibble Twins watch a TV show about robot superheroes. They become completely obsessed with it, up to and including wearing homemade costumes to preschool and acting out scenes from the show.
This takes a turn for the terrifying when the Tibbles chase after D. Emily then rushes over in alarm to D. And then after your seven-year-old mind is reeling from that, it cuts to D. In the episode "D. W Aims High" when D. They go on to tell her that the reason they call Mars the "red planet" is because of the Martian blood that glows at night - how's that for cosmic horror! Even though it's not true, it's pretty scary for a kid to think about.
Her apathy and the scene as Cookie! Arthur backs against a glass of milk make an unnerving segue into the episode. And she's smiling in her sleep. In the episode "Arthur's Mystery Envelope", Arthur has a nightmare in which the envelope he hid in the kitchen that he got from Mr.
Haney but was afraid to give to his Mom keeps growing every time he tries to hide it, until he finally gets his confused mother out of the house with him as it breaks out of the house and even towers over the city. Not to mention D. The most unsettling is when they ask their mother what's for breakfast, and she cheerfully tells them that she can't cook, so they won't be eating at all. It's unsettling, to say the least. The intro to "D. His Villainous Breakdown and death, complete with it singing "Daisy, Daisy", is very unsettling.
Even if you don't think about the loads of Fridge Horror involved with it, "To Eat or Not to Eat" is still an episode about a very addictive and very dangerous candy bar being marketed to children. Even worse, it's said to be radioactive, the creator himself runs away when pushed to eat one, and several kids were shown hoarding the stuff. The hyper kids' cries of "Sparkles!
It also didn't help that the 2 most shown addicts were Fern and George, 2 of the more quiet and calm-natured characters. Their crash shown while Buster is trying and failing to figure out what's in the bars doesn't help the room spinning is mentioned. The episode "Fernkenstein's Monster" has Fern telling a rather frightening story about an umbrella-shaped monster known only as The Thing, with the rest of the cast becoming obsessively afraid of the imagery, and for good reason.
Brain's nightmare about the world being overtaken by giant, cycloptic worm monsters. One episode has Arthur and friends trying to make a James Hound fan film. While brainstorming for plot ideas, Buster comes up with the idea to have the Bond villain shoot a fish hypnotic ray to hypnotize the fish of the ocean to EAT people!