Arthur (1996) s01e20 Episode Script

Arthur's Almost Boring Day/The Half-Baked Sale

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 )
I'm bored.
Rain, rain, go away,
come again some other day. ♪
I bet everyone else
is having fun.
Rain, rain, go away,
come again on a school day. ♪
( snoring )
It's raining, it's pouring,
the old man is snoring ♪
( snoring )
And it's driving me nuts!
Rain, rain, go away
Evaporate and recondense
combining with vapor molecules
to return in
a low-pressure front
on a more appropriate occasion.
I'm bored.
( bird singing )
( thunder )
Your homework is
Mr. Ratburn?
Mr. Ratburn?
Today is Friday.
You're right-- good.
You'll have
all weekend
to do your homework.
( groaning )
( sighs )
Your assignment
for the weekend--
make sure you have
loads of fun.
( kids cheering )
( groaning )
a short report
about what
you do tomorrow.
Does that include eating?
Didn't you hear?
he said a short report.
( bell rings )
I need
ideas for my report.
What should
I do tomorrow?
You could come
to the park
with us.
Great idea!
Hey, wait a minute.
If we play together, our reports
will be the same.
Is Binky right?
Will they be the same?
No, we don't have
to play together all day.
( yipping )
( giggling )
Sweet and fishy,
good for kids ♪
Golden delicious
honey squids. ♪
So what are we
doing tomorrow?
We're not doing anything.
I'm going to the park.
But you said
you'd play with me.
Tomorrow I have
to do something
We'll play Sunday.
( growling )
( thunder )
When are you going
to the park, Arthur?
I can't, it's raining.
( laughs )
Too bad.
So you can play with me now.
Help-- I can't write a report
about playing baby games.
At least you'll
be doing something.
I can't think
of anything.
( snoring )
Maybe I'll practice the drums.
Which do you want
to play first:
Weasel Rally or
Confuse the Goose?
"A fun game
"combing all the thrills
of weasels
and racing."
You're doing it
on purpose!
I am not, I am not!
( wailing )
What's going on?
Arthur's ruining
the game.
He's not playing right.
I am so-- I roll the dice
I move around
the board
You're not
having fun!
Look at the little
boy on the box.
That little boy
is not playing with you.
Can you play
another game?
I'll get it!
Mom, Dad, I can't
write a report
that I played
Confuse the Goose.
Everyone will laugh at me.
Why don't you
read a book?
Yes, that should be quiet
uh, fun.
( quacking )
Mom and Dad said
I don't have to play.
I'll read to you.
Arthur said
you said that he doesn't
I don't know what you can do.
Everything is too boring
to be in a report.
I'm ready
( clearing throat )
Just watch wrestling
until the rain stops.
How long can it rain for?
This system is very similar
to a monsoon
during which
it rains nonstop
for an entire month.
Arthur, are you still there?
Like it would be
so hard to play
one game of
Confuse the Goose
with your
adorable sister.
"Once upon a time"
Let me guess-- they live
happily ever after
I knew it--
( Arthur growling loud )
( D.W. screaming )
( Kate crying )
( confusion of noise )
Everybody, freeze!
( noise stops )
( muttering ):
Arthur's trying to bite my nose.
Is that any way
to treat a book?
No, no, but
she didn't want me
reading to her.
Why don't you draw?
What did you draw?
A dog,
and he's bored.
What did you draw?
A stick.
A stick?
From the park
where you promised
to take me!
I never promised
you anything!
Yes, you did!
Did not!
you did!
Did not!
we'll never get anything done.
Did, too!
Did not!
Did, too!
Did not!
( clears throat )
Have fun at Grandma's.
It's raining.
We'll die out here!
Come on.
If you'd behaved,
we'd still be dry.
Me? I didn't do anything.
I'm the cute one.
You're annoying.
Oh, great, now
I get to write
a really exciting report
about visiting my Grandma.
"I went
to my Grandma's.
She's nice.
the end."
I'm doomed.
Hurry up--
come in, children.
This is only good
weather for ducks.
( quacking )
Beautiful weather, huh?
I thought if you
were bored at home
maybe you'd enjoy
helping me.
Help you watch tv?
No, Arthur, help me
clean out the attic.
But cleaning
is boring.
Look at all
this stuff.
I just started
when your dad
um, when I decided
to invite you over.
( rattling )
This is kind of creepy.
That was your father's.
So were these.
It's a dress
with legs.
They're bell-bottom
pants, silly.
I have a picture
of him wearing them.
Hello, hello, hello
Here it is.
( both laughing )
Flip that
switch, Arthur.
( laughing ):
Daddy's a goof!
That's Wonderworld?
Where's the hurl-a-whirl?
It wasn't built yet.
That is not Wonderworld.
If that was Wonderworld,
where's the mall?
They closed
the wildlife reserve
to build
the mall later.
My dad made me stop drumming
so I watched wrestling.
watching eight
hours of wrestling
I hope someday I can
be a wrestler, too
because then I could pulverize
people and get paid for it.
I watched wrestling all day.
( yawning )
It was very interesting.
( yawning )
The end.
( yawning )
It's like
living through
the most boring day
in history twice.
( yawns )
Arthur, you're next.
On Saturday I went
to my Grandma's
Oh, this will be
No, it wasn't boring.
This is when my house was
the only one on the block.
And comic books cost 25 cents!
Ohh wow! Cool!
That's the high school.
Do you know who that boy is?
That's Mr. Haney,
your princiPal.
( kids laughing )
My Grandma knows
so much cool stuff.
Do our grandparents
know this, too?
Probably even more.
Why not ask them and find out?
By the way,
here comes somebody
you might recognize.
That boy
is Mr. Ratburn.
( gasping )
( whistling nonchalantly )
( giggling )
And now
( Latino music playing
too slow )
You know what we do
when we are bored?
( music gets faster )
Hi, my name is
Waleska Sanguita Santana Perez.
This is what we do
in my class when we are bored.
Let's go and see.
These girls are playing a game.
They're having a good time
playing this game.
It's good to play a game
when it's rainy out
and a boring day.
Okay, I'll show you more.
This girl is making blocks.
I love blocks.
It's a really fun game,
but I don't like it
when they fall on your head--
it hurts a lot.
This boy is reading
an Arthur book.
That's a great, beautiful thing
to do when you're bored.
These girls are playing chess.
I don't know how to play,
but they do really well.
These boys and girls
are playing computer.
They're writing and drawing.
That's what we do
when we are bored.
Isn't this a fun classroom?
Oh, we forgot to tell you.
We love to dance!
( music plays )
And now
My Grandma Thora's pretty great.
She knows everything
a grown-up should know.
Bionic Bunny is
about to escape
from Dr. Warthog
Whoa, who's Dr. Warthog?
He's part of
the Rat Gang, David.
Get with the program.
Go ahead, Arthur,
what happened next?
She's always there to fill in
if somebody gets sick.
She's terrific.
There's only one thing you
never want to hear her say.
Arthur, D.W.
Hmm they were
here a minute ago.
( croaks )
( barks )
Wait! Come back!
The kids' doctor
is Doctor
I left his number, um
Next to the
phone numbers
where you'll be.
Thanks for covering for us.
We'll be back
when my dad's feeling better.
There's nothing I like better
than taking care of these kids.
Tonight I'll cook
something special!
Um, Mom, I left some money
so you can order in.
Oh, you
think I'm a
terrible cook
but that's
because you're
a professional.
I've got
a new recipe
I want to try out.
Grace, of course
I'd be happy to help.
You know I would.
( to herself ):
One tablespoon
It seems like short notice
but if we're organized,
it should be no problem.
( mixer whirring )
Well, why don't you and Carol
come by tonight
and we can finalize
Oh, darn!
She's using
the recipe I used
for my topographical
map of Mexico.
We could pretend to be sick.
Then we could skip dinner.
No way, she'd make
us her special
chicken soup.
Maybe it won't be
that bad.
Arthur, remember
last thanksgiving?
When Grandma made pecan pie?
( loud crunch )
Yeah, you're supposed
to take the nuts out
of their shells.
Just tell
Grandma Thora her
cooking is bad.
I don't want
to hurt her feelings.
Me either.
Hey, I know who'll eat it!
Kids! Dinner!
Hold on, Carol.
Now, if you kids want more,
just holler.
Carol? Now, listen, dear,
we only have two days
Spread it around
like you ate some.
Maybe it's not that bad, D.W.
Arthur, you're the bravest
big brother ever.
Hey, trade you!
Look! Yum, yum, yum!
( whimpering )
D.W., leave
Pal alone!
Can't I just taste it?
( growling )
That dog's not
as dumb as he looks.
( crowd cheering on tv )
Who'd like pudding?
It may have cooked too long.
I've been on the phone
for the fundraiser.
Are you running
bingo this year?
No bingo this year.
It's a bake sale!
And guess who's in charge?
You you're going to cook?
For other people?
that's right.
Maybe you kids
could help me
make some signs.
Scrape off
the burnt bits
and this pudding
will be just fine.
Doesn't sound that bad to me.
All you need
is the right sales plan.
( crash )
What's that?
It's simple.
Who says you have
to tell people it's food?
What if you tell people
they're for exercise?
( grunts )
( audience cheering )
( thud )
Or maybe you could use it
for clay and make
A statue!
It would last forever!
( mechanical
barking )
( choking, coughing )
I don't think so.
Well, then I guess
you've got no choice.
You have to tell her the truth.
I was afraid you'd say that.
( crash )
Here, catch!
Can't make cookies
without breaking a few tomatoes!
We're sure to hook
a lot of the old girls
with these flyers you've made.
Grandma, there's something
I've been meaning to talk about.
It's your cooking.
It's just that, well
it kind of tastes, um
Well, hello, Sara!
I heard a blurb on the radio
today for our bake sale.
How on earth
did you do it?
( sighs )
Arthur, the
good ship P.T.A.
would be sunk
if it wasn't
for your grandmother.
You must be
awfully proud of her.
Well, I'll just
mosey on back to
the old homestead
unless you want a hand
in the kitchen, Thora.
Yes! I mean
Don't you
need help?
I already have two assistants.
Besides, I expect you to have
plenty of that cobbler
of yours tomorrow.
That's very grown-up
of you to offer to help,
but everything's under control.
Nothing to worry about.
but you said we were
your assistants.
I can
handle this.
Cooking runs in our family.
In fact, your father
started cooking
When he was your age.
I believe it.
There's only one
thing left--
change our names so nobody
will know we were involved.
If we could just keep
people from buying them.
From now on, I'll be
Mrs. Ida B. Forkenstern.
Wait, I've got it!
I know how we can
keep people from
buying those cookies!
Really? How?
Just wait
till tomorrow.
Sara will be collecting money.
If you have problems,
just grab me.
Thora, one of
the banners blew down.
Kids, can you
finish setting up?
I'll be back.
How are you
going to keep people
from buying
her cookies?
I brought my birthday money.
It should be enough
to buy all of them.
You can't eat these.
You're too young to die.
I'm not going
to eat them.
Come on.
My locker's
down here.
We'll stuff them
in there.
( gasps )
it is!
What are we going to do?
I've got it.
Come on.
It's no good.
The grommets
are torn out.
If you had sticks
I'm with you,
Mrs. Read.
Wait here, I've
got just the thing.
Look, Grandma!
The bake sale
is a big success!
You sold all those
cookies already?
( crashing )
( groaning )
Are you all right?
Is Mr.
Morris okay?
Mr. Morris's foot isn't broken,
thank goodness.
But something heavy
must have fallen on it.
What I wonder is: who could have
put my cookies in that closet?
Well, uh we did, Grandma.
But why?
We didn't want
to hurt your
there you are!
I've been looking for you!
We're doing
land-office business!
It's already our best year ever!
Sara MacGrady,
tell me the truth.
Am I a bad cook?
You? Why do you ask?
You just get
You're too
busy to cook!
We still
love you.
And you're good
at lots of other things.
You made costumes for the band.
Yeah, and you fixed daddy's car.
No matter how you slice it
you'll never make a three-
course meal out of a bicycle.
Better to get on it and ride.
I suppose
that's right.
I guess I'm lucky
to have friends
like you three.
Better get to work
on that banner.
We'll go clean up
those cookies.
Oh, and Arthur, D.W.?
Thanks for telling
me the truth.
I know it took
a lot of courage.
We love you,
Where did all
the cookies go?
They're all
cleaned up!
( crunching )
Hey, guys,
look what I found!
A little dirt on them,
but oh, delightful!
You might want to know
the secret formula
for drawing Arthur.
We'll do two letter O's,
hook them together with a little
upside-down letter U.
Then we'll do a larger
letter U like this.
We'll do a straight line here.
Two dots here.
Two lines here.
Two dots here.
A curved line for his mouth.
I will add his ears.
And there's Arthur.
That's great!
Captioned by
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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