Arthur (1996) s01e10 Episode Script

Arthur's Birthday/Francine Frensky, Superstar

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 )
( hedge trimmer whirring )
( gasping )
You think
you can do
it, Arthur?
I've got to,
Are you sure
this will be
done in time?
Muffy, why don't you go
check the mail?
Okay, maybe there's
something for me!
Muffy's coming!
Oh, no!
If Muffy catches me,
my birthday will be ruined!
( barking )
What are
you playing?
I'm writing invitations
to my birthday party.
How do you spell "party"?
P-a-r-t-y-- why?
I'm making invitations
to my party.
Your birthday's
not for six months!
Yeah, but I'm going
to invite everyone
and I write slow.
( barking )
Give me that,
you scamp!
My invitations
are all written.
Look at that dog.
He's eating
a towel.
Arthur, your dog can't
tell towels from food.
Come on, boy!
I can't wait!
How many days left?
One two three
Four more days
until my birthday!
It would be easier
to teach him to use
a calculator
than to count.
Let's go buy party supplies.
Double whoa
How do you get square balloons?
Blow square breaths.
( noisemaker squeaking )
( giggles )
( noisemaker
squeaking )
Get these
pretty plates.
No way, D.W.
I'm getting these.
( making baby sounds )
( giggling )
What kind of
birthday cake
should I bake?
( Kate babbling
baby talk )
See, Arthur
even Kate
agrees with me
about the plates.
Have a good
day, Honey.
and don't forget
your invitations.
I hope everybody
can come to my party.
Buster, can you
come to my party?
Are you kidding?
Of course!
Binky Barnes
Yeah, and Francine.
Oh, boy!
We can play
"Spin the Bottle."
It's not too late
to uninvite her.
I'll do the recycling
so there'll be no bottles
in the house.
Will you come to my party?
Sure, when is it?
Saturday afternoon.
I can't wait!
( gasping )
This Saturday?
But that's when
I'm having my party!
I would have handed
out my invitations
but they came back
late from the printer.
So change the date.
But the rock band
and Pickles the clown
have been booked for months!
got Pickles?
He did my
a genius.
Ooh Pickles!
I can't change
my relatives are
coming from Ohio!
Ooh Ohio.
Well, then
everybody will just
have to choose
which party to attend.
What are you
thinking about?
About whose party to go to.
What are you
thinking about?
Where's Ohio?
As boys
we have to stick together.
The rabbit's right as rain.
I agree--
We all go to
Arthur's party.
What about
the girls?
Aah, who needs girls?
Who needs boys?
Anyone who doesn't
come to my party
can't be my friend.
A party won't be fun
without the boys.
Are you my friend
or not?
( whistle blowing )
Come here, kids.
Let's play tug-of-war.
one captain.
Buster, you're
the other.
choose your
first player.
This team looks
good to me.
That's fine.
Okay the team that pulls
the other team
over this line wins.
( blows whistle )
( kids groaning )
Who needs boys?
Who needs boys?
Who needs girls?
Who needs girls?
( kids groaning, yelling )
Come on,
guys, pull!
( groaning )
I guess nobody wins.
( students chatting )
Everybody's really starting
to hate each other.
This is just terrible, Arthur!
What's a party without boys?
( blowing raspberry )
( blowing raspberries )
I wish you could come
to my party.
I promised Muffy.
How can I go
to both?
Wait a minute!
I have an idea!
( whispering )
That's a great idea, Arthur!
Shh but we have
to keep it secret.
I'll write them.
It has to look
like Muffy's handwriting.
Be sure all the girls get one.
I'll write the note
to Muffy myself.
That's a very good plan.
I wish it was mine.
Francine and I
will deliver them
in the morning.
Okay, it's in.
All that's left is
( hedge trimmer whirring )
( gasping )
You think you
can do it?
I've got to, Francine.
( duck quacks )
Are you sure this
is going to be done
in time for my big party?
Why don't you go
check the mail?
Okay, maybe I got
more presents.
Muffy's coming!
I got a note from Arthur!
( giggling )
Let's go!
Mission accomplished!
Just in time
for your favorite.
With maple syrup
all the way from Ohio.
Happy birthday,
Guess what it is.
It's a chemistry set!
Oh, thanks.
Time for
birthday kisses!
And eight
birthday hugs.
And a pinch to grow an inch.
( D.W. giggling )
( doorbell rings )
Happy birthday!
Hey, what's
she doing here?
And here comes
Francine, too.
( giggling )
Am I at the right place?
Yeah, come in.
It's a surprise
for Muffy.
It's a surprise
for all of us.
( clock chimes )
Find a place to hide.
Muffy will be
here soon.
What did you say in the note?
"I have a present
for you.
"It's too big
to bring over.
Come over at noon to get it."
( doorbell rings )
I'm here for my present.
Happy birthday!
I told you your present
was too big to carry.
What's a party without
all of your friends?
( noisemakers squeaking )
( laughing )
( laughter and cheering )
Maybe I'd better
help you out.
( giggling )
( cheering )
is great!
We should
do this
every year!
Thank you, everybody.
Next year
we'll do it
at your house.
Time to open presents.
I picked this out
especially for you.
Promise me
you'll use it
right away.
Sure, I can't wait.
A "Spin the
Bottle" game!
( others gasping )
I'll show you
how it works.
( barking )
( laughter )
( chain saw buzzing )
And now
Today in our class,
it's everybody's birthday.
Happy birthday.
We're pretending that
it's everybody's birthday.
Happy birthday.
So nobody will be left out.
Everybody's invited.
When it's somebody's birthday,
you act nice to them
and you give them, um, presents.
Or you can make them a card.
We're giving our friends cards.
Happy birthday,
I got a birthday card for you.
I made a card that says
"Happy birthday" on it.
It has a picture
of Arthur on it.
"Your birthday will be the best
"because I know it
"because you're
my friend.
Happy birthday,
"Please come to my house
"on Saturday at noon.
Happy birthday,
"This card is
for my friend, Nhan."
"Happy birthday,
"Dear Giovanny,
Happy birthday."
"Happy birthday, Arthur."
( shouting ):
Happy birthday!
And now
( lively music playing )
Every time
we audition
for a class play
Francine gets
the toughest role.
Once Buster was
George Washington
and she was the cherry tree.
Or the time she was
Sir Isaac Newton
and discovered gravity.
( laughter )
( gasps )
Ow! Ow! Ow!
( spits )
And then there was the play
that explained the orchestra.
I am the
mighty cymbal.
( loud gonging )
I guess she's gotten
used to it.
Next, Francine!
( gong bangs )
What could be better
than starting the day
with exciting
math problems?
The next order of business is
it's our turn to put on a play.
Any ideas?
Sue Ellen.
I don't want to do
some girls' play.
How about a spooky story with
thunder and lightning
( thunder crashes )
( gasping )
And a massive mucous monster
who gets his arms pulled off!
Oh, no!
Don't worry, they grow back,
being mucous and all.
( clapping alone )
Imaginative, but a bit too
complicated for us, Sue Ellen.
Let's simulate space travel.
I could make rocket fuel easily.
Again, good, but complicated.
How about the story of
the inventor Thomas Edison?
Did he invent anything
that would hit me?
No-- can anyone name
his inventions?
The Dewey decimal system?
No, that was Dewey.
Oh, I thought that was
his middle name.
Thomas Alva Edison
invented the phonograph.
The record player?
It was before C.D.'s.
It played music with a needle.
Is that a joke?
I think this play will be
very educational for everyone.
Could you
give Francine
a good part?
She's never
had one.
I'll certainly consider
it-- thank you.
Francine would
be really good
if she didn't
get hit.
I realize I'm
the obvious Edison.
But might
I suggest
You want Francine
to get a good part.
Uh, yeah.
He's so smart
it's scary.
I was the wall
in Humpty Dumpty
and Plymouth Rock
on Thanksgiving.
I hope there's a
wall in this play.
Your auditions were excellent.
Buster, with all your energy
you'll be the
first light bulb.
I'm also very bright.
Arthur, you're the
first phonograph.
Binky, you're
a locomotive.
For the part
of Thomas Edison--
Hooray, Francine!
Way to go, Francine!
I'm the star?!
I won't let you down.
I'm going to give 110%
to this part!
Where's the Thomas
Edison section?
In biographies--
He doesn't have
his own section.
What do you have to do
to be considered important?
( both gasp )
Francine! What are
all those books?
Can you believe this is all
the library had about Edison?
Want to come to
the sugar bowl?
I have to study my inventions.
I have no time for ice cream.
What's with her?
Beats me.
( clicking switch on and off )
Francine, I'm trying
to read Shakespeare.
I'm sorry, but if
I'm to play Edison
I need experience
with electric lights.
Why don't you study a phonograph
or movie camera?
Good idea!
I will
when I'm done here.
The film is pulled
past the shutter
Don't open it!
You'll expose the
( music playing )
Hey, Francine!
Want to go to the mall?
No, but you can study
filaments with me.
Oh, how boring!
We're talking
about stuff to buy
clothes to try on
My inventions are not boring!
Without lights
you'd be shopping
in the dark.
I guess you
already do.
( sobbing )
That was mean.
She insulted
incandescent filaments first.
If there's
any problems
I can redesign
your costumes.
What's that?
I'm a light bulb.
You're an
incandescent lamp--
But I
meant these!
Those are air holes.
If an incandescent
lamp had air holes
it wouldn't work!
Don't you
know anything?
Yes, but
Don't ruin this play!
No air holes!
In 1879, when the first
light bulb was invented
You're wrong,
Mr. Ratburn.
( all gasp )
Edison invented the
incandescent lamp.
It wasn't called the
light bulb till later.
She's doomed.
Right, Francine-- my mistake.
It's time for rehearsal.
No, no, no, no, no, no!
What's wrong, Francine?
Sue Ellen's film
has no sprocket holes!
How could the film move
without sprocket holes?!
Let's go have
the Brain fix that.
Why aren't you
wearing your bell?
It makes an echo.
If you don't
do it right
I'll uninvent you
and you won't be
in my play at all!
It's our own fault.
We asked Ratburn
to give her a good part.
( slurping )
She thinks
it's her show!
You're her
best friend.
Couldn't you
speak to her?
I could speak to her
but I'm not
speaking to her!
Francine insulted her clothes.
I could pound her.
No, that's okay.
I'll talk to her.
Make it quick-- dress rehearsal
is in the morning
and our parents will be
here tomorrow night.
Honey, it's Arthur--
he says it's important.
Not as important
as what I'm doing.
I'll see him tomorrow.
( audience murmuring )
It needs air
holes, Francine.
( gasping )
No-- it's perfect.
you're treating everyone badly.
Don't bother me-- I'm preparing.
Everyone's really mad at you.
They're jealous because
they don't have my talent
and winning personality.
That's it-- I'm going
to teach her!
Me, too.
Me three.
Welcome to our play
about Thomas Edison
the wizard of Mental Park.
Menlo Park, not "Mental Park"!
( music plays )
It's 1877,
and here is
my new invention
the phonograph.
We don't believe it!
Prepare to
be amazed!
All operators are busy.
Please hang up and dial again.
You're a phonograph--
play music!
If you are calling
from a touch-tone phone
press "one" now.
( audience laughs )
It's 1879, and here is
my incandescent lamp
brighter than
any candle!
We don't believe it!
Prepare to be amazed!
Now, how could that
have happened?
( kids laughing )
Now it's time
to use my kinetoscope
to film The Great
Train Robbery.
Stick 'em up!
You're not robbin'
this train!
Put 'em up!
Put 'em up!
( laughter )
( sobbing )
Looks like we had
a few technical
Can we fix them before the show?
That's up to Francine.
You ruined my show!
Francine, it's not
just your show.
We worked hard, too.
The show belongs
to all of us.
I guess maybe I was
a little self-centered.
Okay, I rot-- but we could do
a good show together
if anybody still wants
to do anything with me.
Yes! Sure!
Let's do it, Francine!
( music plays )
( crowd cheering )
It took all of us
to make this play.
I couldn't have
done it alone.
But they couldn't have
done it without me, either.
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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