Arthur (1996) s01e07 Episode Script

Arthur Goes to Camp/Buster Makes the Grade

Every day when you're
Every day when you're
walking down the street ♪
Everybody that you meet
has an original point of view. ♪
( laughs )
And I say hey! ♪
What a wonderful kind of day ♪
If we could learn
to work and play ♪
And get along
with each other ♪
You got to 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 ♪
Believe in yourself ♪
For that's the place
to start ♪
And I say hey! ♪
What a wonderful kind of day ♪
If we could learn
to work and play ♪
And get along
with each other. ♪
What a wonderful kind of day ♪
Hey! What a wonderful
kind of day. ♪
Hey, D.W.
( crashing )
( shivering ):
That's cold.
( splash )
This water
is f-f-freezing!
Hey, watch it!
You know why parents send
their kids to camp?
For punishment.
Oh, sure, some of it's fun,
but a lot of it isn't.
It looks like
a regular hamburger, right?
Wrong-- it's a wormburger.
And Monday, they serve
macaroni and fleas!
( insects buzzing )
And how can you sleep
with hungry mosquitoes
trying to break into your tent?
( thunder )
( screaming )
It can get pretty scary
here at night.
But the scariest thing
of all is
( girls talking and laughing )
The girls.
( dog barks )
We want to know
so write us
every day.
Aw, Dad, do I have to?
I made
it easy.
They're stamped
and addressed.
Just write a note
and mail them.
All right.
( groans )
Let's get
a tent together.
Brain, too.
He brought part
of his collection.
136 comics.
Arthur, Arthur!
You almost forgot
your Bionic Bunny underwear.
( laughing )
Give me those!
Okay! Thanks! Bye!
I can't wait
till we
Are we there?
Don't worry! Bye!
So, what is it?
You can't talk to Francine.
She's a girl.
It's always boys against girls.
That's a baby question.
No, it's not.
Why is it boys
against girls?
as far as the girls
are concerned
we're the enemy.
But I'm going to get
the jump on them.
Grade "A" industrial-
strength itching powder!
Just watch!
Uh! Oh! Ooh! Aah!
( laughter )
Is that our camp?
That's Camp
Those kids are
really tough!
( whistle blows )
( grunting )
Looks like the new
Meadowcroak pip-squeaks!
Wait till they see
what we got in
store for them!
( laughing )
Welcome to Camp Meadowcroak.
I'm Becky, your counselor.
Circle up and I'll tell you
what's planned
for the next week.
We look forward
to our scavenger hunt
against Camp Horsewater.
The winning team gets
the all-camp scavenger hunt
grand trophy!
Camp Horsewater
has won it
three years straight.
Sorry I'm late.
I had a hair appointment.
Muffy won't need her fur coat.
What if there's
a chilly evening?
Where can we connect
air conditioner?
( sighs )
Let's see-- sneezing powder,
stink bombs, windup mice.
( chuckles )
Don't use those on girls.
Why not?
Would you like it
if someone
did that?
( banging outside )
What's that?
( squeaking )
Let's see.
Oh, no!
( laughing )
I hope you know
this means war!
"Day one.
"Dear Mom and Dad:
It's war!"
"We made a surprise attack
on the enemy today"
"But they were too tricky."
( girls laughing )
"Tomorrow we race canoes.
It doesn't look good
for our side."
All right!
( girls laugh )
"We can't hold out much longer.
"I can't tell you
where I'm writing from.
Just get me out."
( sniffing )
What is it?
( sniffing )
( sniffs, then gasps )
Oh, no!
( both screaming )
"I, mutant creature of the slime
"swear revenge on
all living things!
Tremble, humans everywhere!"
( ghoulish groans outside )
( all gasp )
Wh-wh-what was that?
Uh, nothing--
keep reading.
"Nothing could stop
the hideous midnight"
( groan outside )
( kids scream )
It's probably Francine
trying to pull another one.
you're right.
Come on, we'll teach
them a lesson.
( trembling )
All right,
We know you're
out there.
You don't
scare us.
( screaming )
What's that?
M-m-midnight ghoul!
( screaming )
They were trying
to scare us
with those noises!
It wasn't us.
It was the
midnight ghoul.
Hey, these aren't
ghoul tracks.
These are
bear tracks!
( girls screaming far away )
It's Muffy and Prunella!
( growls and
scary moans )
Okay, guys,
that's enough!
Let's get back
to Horsewater.
Those rotten rats!
Let's get them!
I've got a better idea.
Like hide in your tent
under the blankets?
( laughing )
We can fix them tomorrow
at the scavenger hunt
if we all work together
But we'll have
to call a truce.
No way!
Are you nuts?
Well, if that's how you feel.
I had a real surefire plan.
Arthur, wait!
The last item
the team must find
to win the scavenger hunt
is a spotted frog.
Everybody ready?
Scavenger hunt starts
in five seconds.
Three two go!
( cheering )
Be careful.
There's a hungry bear
in the woods.
A bear? Ooh!
( giggling )
We had a ton
of balloons
at the lake party.
Got it!
Wrong, i've got it, sucker!
( laughs )
Hey, that's ours!
Hey, you!
"Blue sunglasses."
This one
will be easy.
This one
will be easy.
I've got some
in the tent.
Thanks, Pal!
Hey, get out
of there!
Give up!
No way you're going to win!
( croaking )
Got to be fast to catch frogs.
The only thing
we've found is
your flashlight.
The way I see it,
we've already lost.
Arthur, they're
going to win!
When are you
going to put
your surefire plan
into action?
Well, I think it's
finally dark enough.
Okay, everybody,
let's go.
( chanting ):
We're number one!
We're number one!
Yeah, yeah!
We're number
( growling )
Did you hear that?
Help, a bear!
He's after us!
He's huge!
Run for
your lives!
Where's the bear?
Which way?
( growling )
( gasping )
( growling )
Quick, scare him away!
Throw something at him!
Hey, that bear is
an awfully good catch.
Something fishy
is going on here.
( frog croaks )
( cheering )
( whistle blows )
It worked, it worked!
( chuckling )
( frog croaks )
See, our team
has secured
every item
on your list.
Not quite.
There's one more item.
Huh? What is it?
A postcard.
A postcard?
A postcard!
Where did I put it?
No, no, that's not it.
A postcard-- we win!
Three cheers for Arthur!
Three cheers for us!
We're a team.
Hey, Arthur's right!
Hey, we're the champs!
( chanting ):
Meadowcroak, Meadowcroak!
We're number one! Yay!
"Dear Mom, Dad, D.W. and Kate:
"Camp is great.
"I want to come back next year.
Love, Arthur."
And now
Hi, I'm Sasha, and this
is my third-grade class
And we are drawing suitcases
that we're going to put stuff in
that we are going
to bring to camp.
What I brought was
some bubble gum.
I brought a picture
of my family.
A picture of my parents in case
I forget what they look like.
The alarm clock wakes me up.
A book so I can read it.
My glasses so I can read.
Games so if I get bored,
I can play them.
My boom box
so I can listen to it.
A basketball.
A brush.
My pillow to sleep on.
Some band-aids.
A bathing suit.
Some hair things.
A cellular phone.
A portable TV.
A portable TV.
A portable TV so I can watch TV.
And a coat in case it rains.
We wrote letters to Arthur.
"Dear Arthur"
"Dear Arthur"
The letters are about teamwork
and how he tried to get the
girls and boys to cooperate.
"Dear Arthur"
"Dear Arthur"
"Teamwork is so important"
"because teamwork shows what
you can do with other people.
it gives you a good feeling--
that's why."
"Teamwork helps make friends."
Got to go."
And now
With a quiz only 30 seconds away
you might think Buster
would be nervous.
Luckily, Buster always stays
on top of his homework.
( snoring )
He likes to bounce ideas
off his friends.
Buster usually finds something
interesting in his reading.
( munching )
( gulps )
But Buster forgot
to do something
( watch beeps )
( trumpeting like elephant )
( laughing )
Ms. Frensky-- superb.
Ms. Crosswire-- not bad.
Mr. Read, review those
multiplication tables.
( moaning ):
Next Friday
we will have a test
on everything we've learned
this year.
CLASS ( moaning ):
So be sure
to study this weekend.
( bell rings )
Class dismissed.
Oh, Mr. Baxter
please stop by
Principal Haney's office.
We have something to discuss.
( gulps )
( knocks at door )
Come in.
Mom! Grandma!
Why are
you here?
It's nothing
to worry about, dear.
( crying )
Really, Mrs. Baxter.
It's not as bad as
although this
is very serious
but nothing a little
elbow grease--
a lot of elbow grease--
can't fix
Sit down, Buster.
Then Mr. Ratburn said
I have to get a "B" on the test
or else
"You won't join your friends
in the fourth grade."
That's terrible!
How could we go to the
fourth grade without you?
Well, how can I get a "B"?
I can barely name
the 30 states of America.
Buster, there are 50 states.
See how dumb I am?
Oh, it's hopeless.
Hey, Buster,
how's it going?
Grab a stool.
Hi, gang.
He's not even worried.
I don't think Buster's ever
going to get out of third grade.
Mr. Baxter
if a boy in third grade is eight
years old, how old will he be
if he repeats it
33 times?
Uh I don't know.
( sighs )
Well, there's always next year.
What are we going to do?
I know just
the person to help us.
Come on!
You want me
to help Buster study?
You're kidding, right?
If anybody knows
about getting held back,
it's you.
Hey, that's right.
I'm an expert.
and I know just
what Buster needs.
( video game beeping )
Buster needs a tutor.
What's a tutor?
A private teacher.
Mine's Mr. Bagelman.
He helps me study.
Binky, that's perfect!
You're a genius.
Tutor, huh?
That's a great idea.
Hey, we're playing kickball.
Come on.
It's never going to work, is it?
Not unless we can find a teacher
who plays kickball.
I have an idea.
We just pound him?
Buster needs
somebody his own age.
All of us can be
Buster's tutors?
( knock at door )
wake up!
Your English tutor
is here.
( laughing )
It's just you, Arthur.
I'll leave you two
to work.
Hey, Arthur, good plan.
You fooled her completely.
If we hurry,
we can get to the park
before the game starts.
We're not going
today, Buster.
Get your books.
Let's study.
( snoring )
Buster, wake up!
You fell asleep again.
Oh sorry.
( humming )
This book is on the test
and you've barely
read a chapter.
It's this
room, Arthur.
It makes me sleepy.
Maybe if we
studied outside.
You're out!
You're not
paying attention.
Sure I am.
He was safe!
Paying attention
to the book, Buster!
Oh oh, yeah.
It's just so hard
to keep my eyes
on the page.
Hey, I know!
Why don't you read to me?
All right.
"Chapter one.
"Alice was beginning
to get very tired
of sitting on the bank
with nothing to do."
She's just like you, Buster.
What do you mean?
He was safe!
He's out!
It's no use.
Buster's just not
interested in studying.
He's not
even worried
the big test.
Of course not.
He only worries about
getting seconds for dessert.
Muffy and I bought fudge
to help teach you division.
and they
weren't cheap
so you better get
everything right.
There are
20 pieces here.
Now, if you and I were
going to split them
how many would
we each get?
dividing by two.
Now divide them
by three--
Muffy, you and me.
No, Buster.
You see,
now you have
more than
Muffy and me.
Is it equal now?
No, it's not.
Well, then
How about now?
"F," Mr. Baxter.
I give you an "F."
It's time to take
drastic action.
He's hopeless.
Leave it to me.
I know how to make
him pay attention.
"In 1776, Thomas Jefferson,
who would later become
"the third president
of the United States
wrote the Declaration
of Independence."
( Buster snoring )
Thank you, thank you.
It was nothing.
( copy machine whirring )
Colorado, Utah, Nevada and
I'm doomed!
Well, you still have tonight.
To learn everything!
Don't worry, Buster.
Third grade's a lot easier
the second time around
or the third.
I'll always
be your friend
even when
the other fourth
graders pick on you.
And we'll see each other
in the lunch line.
I guess.
I'm sure going to
miss you-- so long.
Third grade's a lot easier
the second time around
or the third.
I'm here to see
the principal.
( door creaks open )
Uh, Buster, I have good news.
I can go to the fourth
grade at last, Arthur?
No, but where you'll be going,
you can nap and play all day--
preschool, Buster.
Please, Arthur,
don't do it!
I can do better,
I know I can!
I know I can!
I know I can!
We hold these truths
to be self
( screams )
Sorry, Steve.
I wish I could play,
but I got to study.
( both gasp )
Nine times nine is 81.
( dog yelps )
I have graded
last week's tests.
Some of you may be
a trifle disappointed.
You gave it your
best shot, Buster.
That's all
you could do.
I hear the second
graders have
a great softball team.
Good not bad
Well, Mr. Baxter,
A miraculous
but well-deserved
You did it!
( kids cheer )
Yeah, but
I did have
some help.
Mr. Read, you, on the other hand
need to work
on your division.
Perhaps Buster
could give you
a few pointers.
What a wonderful
kind of day ♪
If we could learn
to work and play ♪
And get along
with each other ♪
You got to 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! ♪
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