Arthur (1996) s01e23 Episode Script

Bully for Binky/Mis-fortune Teller

Every day when you're
walking down the street ♪
Everybody that you meet
has an original point of view. ♪
( laughs )
And I say hey! ♪
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 ♪
If we could learn
to work and play ♪
And get along
with each other. ♪
What a wonderful kind of day ♪
( crash )
( growling )
Oh, no,
it's Binky.
Quick, hide
your desserts.
Hey, Pal, you
look too full
for that cupcake.
I'll take it
off your hands.
( slurping )
( gasps )
Binky has always been
the biggest bully in school
even in pre-school.
I'm going to color a rainbow.
Can we share the crayons?
I need to color a rainbow.
Oh, okay I'll share
this white one.
Binky doesn't even take
a day off for holidays.
Then I guess
you'll have to wait
till you grow up
to see a parade!
for one kid
to eat, Arthur.
But what can you
do about a bully
who's also huge?
We have to do something
about the Binky problem.
Yeah, I haven't
tasted a dessert
all year.
Coming through!
We need an
anti-Binky plan.
Let's examine Binky to
discover his weaknesses.
his large feet
root him solidly to the ground.
A tree that can
chase after you.
I can't think of
any weaknesses.
I've got it!
He especially
likes other
kids' desserts.
Maybe we can
I don't
think that's
a good idea.
He'd probably
just fall on us
and flatten us.
( stick figures screaming )
Face it, there's no one on earth
big enough to challenge Binky.
( laughs )
Did you lose count on your
"widdle jump wope"?
I was going for the record
you clumsy oaf.
Are you talking to me,
Yes, and
you owe me an apology.
Don't you know--
You tell her! Get to
know the name: B-I-N
K-Y, Barnes.
If he apologizes
for being so rude
I'll apologize for
calling him clumsy.
( booming voice ):
Maybe you'd rather
What did you say?
I said okay.
I don't think so.
I'll see you
after school.
Playground-- 3:00.
Right, 3:00!
What are you looking at?
Uh uh, look,
Halley's Comet.
( rapid footsteps )
Here are the pieces
for the recital.
Ms. Krasny, can we do a duet
for drums and tuba?
Hit it, Buster!
( music stops )
Maybe at a future recital.
I'm not sure
the world's ready yet.
( clang )
Okay, our first piece will be
for clarinet and alto sax--
Binky and Sue Ellen.
( whispering )
i wish i knew what
she was saying.
Hey, Binky,
I don't see
Sue Ellen anywhere.
I guess she's
too scared of you.
Yeah, you know
what excuse she gave?
Tae Kwon "Dough."
( laughing )
Did she tell you
Tae Kwon Do was
a cooking class?
No, but
It's like
baking cookies, right?
It's like ballet?
Buster, that frozen
yogurt looks good
Binky, we're on
for 3:00, right?
Make sure
you're there!
Okay, see ya.
Oh, man
uh did you
hear that?
My mother's
calling me.
That was
a truck horn.
I'll have to deal
with that pip-squeak
on Monday.
I bet that Sue Ellen is spending
the whole weekend scared.
Yeah, ha, ha, ha.
Hi, Binky.
Where were you
this afternoon?
He had something
more important to do.
Oh Monday
after school then?
He'll be there.
You better hope
he doesn't
do to you
What he did to
the last guy.
I don't remember.
Sue Ellen:
Have you seen Binky?
meet me here at 3:00.
He volunteered
to clap erasers
after school.
I think Binky's
scared of me.
I hope so-- then he'll
know how it feels.
What happened to the last guy
ho fought
Who was it?
You know,
I can't remember
anyone ever
fighting Binky.
( Binky sneezes loudly )
Sue Ellen left.
She ran away, huh?
She said
if you were too scared,
she'll call it off.
Maybe you'd like
to take
her place, huh?
I've just been
very busy!
Can I talk
to you guys?
I can't talk to
Molly and Rattles
they wouldn't understand.
See, I've never
fought anybody before.
hurt that little
pip-squeak yeah!
If you
weren't always
picking fights
you wouldn't have
this problem now.
But it's what
I'm good at.
He is good at it.
Why not use
some of that energy
for something constructive--
like music?
That's it!
in music!
That's how
I'll humiliate her!
That's not
what I meant, Binky.
You okay?
Thank you, Prunella.
Next, a classical piece
for clarinet and alto saxophone.
Ladies and gentlemen
we will play
improvisational jazz.
If you're not up to it,
just sit out, sister.
( playing an upbeat,
jazzy riff )
( loud applause )
( continues playing
Binky's riff )
( tempo quickens )
( Sue Ellen playing,
crowd applauding )
Binky, everybody's
looking for you.
Not me-- her.
She was better than me.
She beat me.
Always winning isn't the
most important thing.
I'm not the best
at anything.
Mine went higher!
Everybody would laugh at me
if I didn't beat them.
Maybe they wouldn't,
maybe they'd actually like you.
What do you know?
I know that together
you and Sue Ellen
sounded the best
of anyone.
cry about it,
I guess I could go back.
That's right.
We're all crying.
Well, don't.
( clarinet and saxophone
duet playing )
( applause and cheering )
I don't want
to fight with you.
But if you ever
want to, I'm ready.
I'll remember that.
I guess we won't need
the emergency
plan anymore.
( all gasp )
( stammering )
Okay, back
to the plan.
Have a nice day.
And now
Everybody can do
something special.
Everybody can do
something special.
( Latin music playing )
( applause )
( applause )
( applause )
( enthusiastic applause )
And now
you really
believe aliens
will find
these balloons?
They have tags
with my address
When aliens
come to earth
So I can trade
"I love earth" t-shirts.
and bumper stickers
for alien toys.
they're going to
want souvenirs.
Francine believes
she plays better
wearing her lucky socks.
I don't want
the luck to rub off
So I've never
washed them-- see.
I don't believe
in any of that
weird stuff.
( gong bangs )
Didn't Prunella just
have a birthday party?
Since it's your
I got you this--
a half baseball!
I wanted
to see
It's half a
chocolate bar.
Who's that?
sister, Rubella.
Gather round,
I want everybody
to perceive this.
What is it?
It was created
by a mystical
folding process
handed down from ancestors:
( with gypsy accent ):
Transylvanian commuters
of the Carpathian
This must be
really mystic.
It can
tell fortunes
when given
to a girl
I'm sure.
Can I have
half a piece
of cake now?
You scoff,
but dare you ask it
to foretell
your fortune?
Will I play
professional football?
Pick a color.
Pick a number.
Pick another number.
It says yes!
But we have to wait
to know if it's right.
A color,
then two numbers.
"It is certain!"
I don't even get "A's"
in my alphabet soup.
( whispering):
It was right!
We need
a tough question.
Will Binky sing
a stupid song tomorrow?
That's for sure.
It's "down the spout!"
Sing "Eensy-
Weensy Spider."
Yes, sir, coach.
The eensy-weensy spider
went up the waterspout ♪
Down came the rain
and washed the spider out ♪
Out came the sun
and dried up all the rain ♪
Okay, Grimslid,
you were right.
Arthur, it's
a coincidence.
It doesn't
really work.
You made me miss
the prediction!
You need money?
The cootie catcher
said you didn't.
It says
you're lying.
A lady gave me a dollar
to carry her bags!
It was right again.
Oh, brother.
Only one question
per person.
I grow weary.
I've got to know
if I'll get
straight "A's"
( all asking questions )
Will I be
a quarterback?
or we'll forfeit.
I can't play
today, Buster.
It said so.
My bike!
It's the curse of
the cootie catcher!
Should I buy
a new bike?
Don't touch me.
When will you
tell my fortune?
When the birds begin their song
and the sun
casts long shadows.
You mean
tomorrow morning?
Can I get
my fortune
told, too?
to play games?
Guys? Arthur?
Hey, you guys!
What is it?
A crosswire
with all
new fortunes.
Come on, ask it anything.
Should I study
for the test?
Now you, Arthur!
Will I get new sneakers?
Francine, you're
the 100th person today.
You win a free cone!
No, I must pay
for my ice cream.
We have
to listen it.
It killed my bike!
It told me to carry my good
luck charm everywhere.
strike outs!
You haven't swung
at a pitch all day!
I'm not supposed to swing today.
Why are you
doing this?
I have to.
She is tired.
Only "ish" sounds:
fish, dish, sandwish.
( all talking at once )
Let's form a search party!
Check at school.
My powers,
they're draining.
Unlock the door, please!
Well, I must be doing
something right.
You can use mine, Prunella!
Only the one given on her
half-birthday has the power!
She envied my powers.
I hate you, Muffy,
I think
Did you want this, Pruney?
I found it
in the wash.
It still works!
Let's all go
to my house
and watch TV-- Turtles!
Turtles! Turtles! is on.
Shouldn't we ask
if it's okay
to watch TV?
It says we can't watch TV.
Are you still
listening to that thing?
Don't let it hear you!
Don't look!
Yu'll be cursed!
I can't
take it!
Should we obey
some folded paper
Let's ask it!
You're missing
the point!
Buster, pick a color
and then the numbers.
Let's see Turtles!
Turtles! Turtles! Turtles!
I can't sleep!
Can I go to sleep
in an hour?
Two hours?
What a wonderful
kind of day ♪
If we could learn
to work and play ♪
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! ♪
If we could learn
to work and play ♪
And get along
with each other ♪
Hey! What a wonderful
kind of day! ♪
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