Arthur (1996) s01e14 Episode Script

Arthur the Wrecker/Arthur and the True Francine

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.
( crash )
If you examine history
I bet you'd find kids like me
did important things.
I asked you
not to play
too close to
our new sphinx.
I'll be careful, papa pharaoh.
( nervous giggle )
There were kids like me
in ancient Greece, too.
No, sorry
I don't like it.
( whooshing )
I asked you not to play
with your discus
in my work area.
I'm sorry, Fatherius.
It's beautiful.
I'll take it.
I bet there were kids like me
in colonial days.
( clang )
( shrieks )
All those things became
more valuable and important
because of
an innocent kid.
One day, D.W.,
this may be
looked back on
as an historic event.
I bet you'll never forget it.
( singsong ):
Arthur broke a window.
( thunder cracks )
When we get home ow!
Will you play kitchen
with me? Ow!
What's kitchen?
That's where I bring you
ingredients, you make cookies
and I eat them.
I see but I have to work.
Mom! The Brain
loaned me a
computer game.
Can I use the computer?
Sure, after dinner.
( both grunt )
After dinner?
Why not now?
I have to work.
It's tax season.
( cooing )
Mom, can I play on
your computer now?
After you've finished eating.
( video game music playing )
Don't distract me, D.W.
I won't.
How do you play it?
You search the ocean for
sharks and sunken stuff.
( computerized voice ):
Sonar shows jellyfish
coming your way.
How do you win?
Kids say there's
this thing you find.
Buster's cousin's
friend found it
and he won
a lot of stuff
but had to swear
in blood
never to tell what he found.
No, he didn't win an octopus.
No, Arthur octopus!
( gasps )
You're distracting me.
Go away.
He doesn't even know
what he's looking for.
Good night.
Where's Arthur?
( video game music playing )
Arthur, it's late.
Don't play 100 games
in one night.
This is my first game.
Come on, time for bed.
But I just made it to
the ancient rotting shipwreck.
Shouldn't you play
when you're more awake?
What if you make
a mistake?
Then I'd have
to start all over.
I'll save the game now.
I'll be awaiting your return
to your mission
in the "deep, dark sea."
( grunts )
( dreamily ):
There it is--
the thing.
Then I go around
the sharks to
the sunken hulk
What are you doing?
I was thinking about the game.
( knock at door )
Are you playing it yet?
Not yet.
Last night,
I got all the way
to the sunken hulk.
What's a sunken hulk?
A big haunted ship.
I saved the game
from there.
With that head start
we could find
the thing.
Oh, no!
Sorry, boys.
I have to work today.
But it's Saturday.
It's your day off.
I don't get
a day off during
Tax season, I know.
( Dad whistling )
There's nothing to do.
( Kate coos )
Why don't you boys
ride to the park?
It's a beautiful day.
Yeah, that sounds fun.
Yeah, fun.
I'm running to the office.
Can we use
your computer?
I'd rather you didn't.
I'm coming back to use it.
( Kate laughing )
Couldn't you
just show it to me
for one second?
I guess.
Mom would never even know.
( video game music playing )
Arthur, what are you doing?
Mom said not
to use her computer.
I'm just showing it to Buster.
Go away.
Okay, but I'll
probably tell Daddy.
Besides, I want to watch.
Okay, you can watch,
but be quiet.
Wow! Even The Brain
didn't get this far.
What's that?
I don't know.
Maybe it's the thing.
A treasure chest.
I bet that's
The thing.
The thing.
I won! We've got to open it!
( all gasp )
( buzzing )
You wrecked it.
You knocked
the keyboard
off the desk.
Because you
pushed my arm.
Try turning it off and on again.
( button clicks )
You killed it.
Mommy will lose her job,
and we'll live in the street.
Kate will get "ammonia,"
and we'll starve.
Be quiet, I'm thinking.
It's all your fault.
So you better fix it
( whining ):
Because I like living here.
Don't do that!
You'll make it worse.
You'd better call your mom.
No, she said not
to play with it
and now I wrecked it.
I've got it! We can fix it
before she gets home.
Maybe a rich family
will adopt me.
I'm cute.
Who'd know how
to fix a computer?
The Brain!
The Brain!
Sorry, boys,
he's not home.
I've got a hunch
where he may be.
If I were Brain,
where would I go?
Ah! Somewhere
What other brainy places
are there to go?
We looked
everywhere for you.
Are you doing
a physics experiment?
No, I'm skipping rocks.
It's fun.
Wouldn't fixing
a computer
be more fun?
( startled ):
Yeah, sure!
You know what the problem is?
Well, neither do I.
( all gasp )
( Arthur groans )
( thud )
I'm dead.
Well, I've always wanted
to live in Australia.
We're doomed!
All my childhood happiness
is behind me.
Got to go, Arthur.
Yeah, nice knowing you.
Hello, boys.
I won't need my computer
until after dinner
so you can play now.
( D.W. slams door )
No no, thanks.
Are you sick?
You don't look well.
I'll go pack
or do my homework.
( panting )
If I just tell her, what
do you think she'll do to me?
Bad Arthur! Bad boy!
( Arthur whimpering like dog )
dinner's ready!
I hope you enjoy
your dinner, Arthur.
This may be the last meal
we ever eat because of you.
you hardly ate any dinner.
Maybe he should
go to bed early.
Don't you want dessert?
No, thank you,
I have to work.
Let's go have
a game of catch.
Sure, when I have
less work to do.
When was the last time
we rode bikes together?
After tax season,
we'll play, I promise.
Please, I have to work.
You can't.
I wrecked
your computer.
You didn't use it, did you?
Buster wanted to see it.
It was just going to be
for a second and I'm sorry.
I don't want to live in
the street, Mommy please!
Let's see what's wrong.
This happens
all the time.
Did you jiggle
the switch?
We're not going to starve!
You could have called me
and asked for help
instead of worrying.
I thought you'd be mad.
Not mad disappointed.
You may not play on
the computer for a week.
How do you play this game?
( video game music playing )
Good night, Dad.
Good night, Arthur.
Good night, mom.
Mom! Mom!
Just a minute!
I almost have
the treasure chest open.
Coral snakes are attacking.
I'm surrounded!
Get back get back!
And now
Arthur has problems
with the computer
so we want to help.
He needs some help
on the computer
because he's not
listening to his mom.
We're trying to help him out.
I can draw and write
on the computer.
I can play games.
I can do all kinds of things.
You can draw pictures,
write a letter.
You can do anything.
You have to turn it on
and find the program
you want to go into.
I look for the letters
and I type it in.
When you draw,
you need the mouse in your hand
and you got
to figure out yourself.
I can't get it back
to the top
because I wrote a long letter.
"Dear Arthur, now I am going
to give you some instructions.
"If your mom says,
'No, don't do it'
"do not play games
on the computer.
Sincerely, Crystal."
I'm writing to Arthur
asking him to ask his mom
to use the computer.
"Arthur, next time ask to use
the computer, okay?"
And now
( Francine screaming )
( thud )
( Pal barking )
Pal, shoosh!
( barking )
( gasps )
See? There's nothing there.
( barks )
I did it!
No way!
Let me see!
Your turn, Muffy.
Truth or dare?
Have you ever lied?
What kind of
question is that?
Me? Tell a lie?
Not once in my life.
Not once in the whole
history of my life
or of my
family's life.
If you only knew how
Crosswires feel about lying
and suffered
for our principles.
Aren't you forgetting
when you first came
to our school?
( gong bangs )
( all talking and laughing )
Here he comes!
I'm glad to see
you haven't forgotten
Friday's math test.
I will interrupt you
for one moment.
I'd like you to meet
our newest student.
This is Muffy
These are your
future friends
and classmates.
Perhaps you'd
like to say
a few words
about yourself?
Yes, I would,
in fact.
James, are you
all set?
Hit it!
( videotape plays )
75 years ago,
a man came to these shores
with a dream in his heart.
It was my great-grandfather
so from humble beginnings
to unprecedented glory
the Crosswire empire
rolls onward
an inspiration to all.
Thank you.
I'd like you all
to turn to your math books.
Part two: I am born.
Another time,
Ms. Crosswire.
You may take your seat.
Who invited her?
( sighing ):
So when the ball
reaches here
you kick it
( Buster groans )
And then run
around the bases.
That's how
you play.
Aren't there horses
or prizes or anything?
At my old school we
Smartypants, now you're
at Lakewood Elementary.
Miss Mary Alice Smartypants
to you.
Your middle name is Alice?
That's my middle name!
No! Spell it.
( gasps )
Me, too!
Are you guys
playing or not?
Oh girls!
I've never had
a best friend before.
Me neither.
This is where I keep
my treasures.
I've been everywhere
in the world.
I've been to my
grandmother's house.
She lives in
I got this
in Antarctica.
It's one of a kind.
It's beautiful.
You can have it.
I have another
just like it.
Would you like
to visit my zoo
or swim
in my bathtub?
Look what I found!
We should study.
There's a math
test on Friday.
I don't need to study math.
At my old school I taught math.
Yeah, I taught addition
and that thing where you have
one number that's bigger
and you do something to it
and it gets smaller.
Right, that's
what I taught.
Let's do some wheelies!
I didn't bring my bike.
Okay, James,
hit it.
( tires squealing )
( girls giggling )
You like
this new girl?
Yeah-- give her
a chance.
The librarian said
we could watch videos.
And my chauffeur is
bringing us popcorn.
All right!
Buster! Shh!
We have to study, Muffy.
The test
is tomorrow.
I know this stuff
very well.
You coming, Buster?
You should study.
Two plus two is
Oh, no!
All right, everyone,
40 questions, starting
( dings )
This looks
You've obviously
been studying.
May I see the two
of you up front?
As you can see
these tests are
exactly the same.
Well, don't look
at me.
I wouldn't dream
of cheating--
not in a
million years
Francine, can
you explain it?
No. I just
I didn't
There's one thing
I won't tolerate
I'm just sharpening my pencil.
( laughs weakly )
It's cheating.
Francine, I'll see you
after school
all of next week.
What? Me?
But that's not fair!
You may return
to your seats.
Francine cheating?
It doesn't
seem possible.
She copies off me
all the time!
Then how come she
gets better grades?
That's what
I'd like to know.
Aren't you all
forgetting something?
If Francine's
she can't play
in the game
ALL ( gasping ):
Mighty Mountain!
( crowd cheering )
Without Francine
we're doomed.
I don't like to brag
but it so happens
I've won a million
blue ribbons for softball.
so I just
want you to know
( quietly ):
You can count on me.
Do you want
a ride?
No, thank you.
I didn't mean to
get you in trouble
but I can't
let people think
I'm some kind
of cheater.
I'm a Crosswire!
So I'm supposed
to take the blame?
Is that why you
pretended to like me?
How can you
say that?
I gave you
my bracelet!
Don't you think
that meant something?
You're right.
It meant we
were friends.
Did you ask Mr. Marco if
Francine could play in the game?
He said
forget it.
She's still
being punished.
Oh, well, at least
we've got Muffy.
See you
outside, slugger.
( snoring )
So that makes
Mighty Mountain 12
Lakewood Elementary
It's up to
you, Muffy.
I won't play
until someone
vacuums this.
I can't work in
these conditions.
Quit stalling.
We need a hit,
and we need it now!
What are
you doing?!
This is how we played
in my old school.
Is the little princess ready?
Just wait till you see
( ball whooshes )
( weakly ):
How good she is.
You're supposed
to warn me!
Strike two!
You said you had
blue ribbons!
We'll never live
this down.
The only person who
can hit against them
is Francine.
I have an idea.
( snoring )
You're up,
They need you.
You know I'm not
allowed to play.
You are-- I just told
Mr. Marco the truth.
You did?
Yeah-- I'm
being punished
for two whole weeks,
which is totally unfair.
Yay! Yippee!
I know you're mad at me, but
I want you
to have this.
Strike one!
Do you call that a pitch?
My grandmother walks faster!
( kids cheering )
Francine! Francine! Francine!
Francine! Francine!
( kids cheering )
Want a ride?
You can sit
in the basket.
Did you win
the game?
No, but I scored
two runs.
And the team
decided something, too.
We want you
to play with us.
We decided you
can be scorekeeper.
But you have
to learn to add.
There's one
more thing.
What's that?
No cheating!
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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