Arthur (1996) s01e25 Episode Script

D.W. Thinks Big/Arthur Cleans Up

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 )
( organ playing Wedding March )
Hi-- Aunt Lucy's
getting married today
and everybody's really excited.
but nobody's
more excited than
D.W.-- she's been planning
for it all week.
Yesterday she married
the toaster and the blender
and she spent all last night
looking for Aunt Jessica
and Uncle Richard
who came to stay with us.
They're here!
They're here!
The big day's almost here,
but with it comes
Cousin Cora.
D.W., it's beautiful!
I decorated it for
just for me
the flower girl?
No, for the wedding.
Well, after all, I am
the flower girl for the wedding.
( gasps )
Uh-oh, D.W.,
where are you going to sleep?
( sighs )
More powerful
than a locomotive
Want to play dolls?
It's Madame Curie.
She wets?
She tans?
No, but she's an inventor!
( sighs )
That's baby stuff.
Besides, I don't
have any time!
I have to get ready
for the wedding.
But the wedding's
not till tomorrow.
I have a lot to do.
The wedding can't
go on without me.
from the junior department.
I have a new purse
and it has 31 pennies inside.
( gasps in excitement )
Half-inch heels!
And see what
Aunt Lucy gave me
for being flower girl?
Don't touch it!
It's real gold.
( gasps )
Now look what
you made me do!
( Cora whimpering )
Look what she
did, Mommy!
You poor
D.W., you
play rough
with Cora's
I didn't do anything!
Yes, you did, you ruined it!
Time for bed,
you two.
Mommy, can I sleep with you?
I hate this room.
The awful colors
hurt my eyes.
you're just tired, Cora.
You need your sleep for your job
in the wedding tomorrow.
That's right, I do.
Mom, can I have
( laughs )
In the morning, honey.
The wedding!
( giggles )
Wedding day!
Wedding day!
wedding day!
It's wedding day!
( giggles )
Here you go, but be careful.
Practice with this.
Why can't I carry the ring?
You're too little.
Besides, the ring bearer
is always a boy.
( wedding march plays on piano )
Don't I do anything
during the wedding?
Arthur and Cora
are older than you.
You will when you're older.
There must be
something I can do.
( humming wedding march )
( blender whirring )
( humming wedding march )
( beep )
( gasps )
I thought
you wanted
the bride and
groom on the cake.
Please go play, D.W.
I was just trying to help.
Your nose looks
shiny, Aunt Jessica.
( humming wedding march )
I was just trying to help.
( humming wedding march )
You need some more
shaving cream,
Uncle Richard.
Is this the button?
( gasps )
I was just trying to
( doorbell rings )
Thank you.
The flowers
are here!
A boutonniere for Arthur
Where's Cora?
Here I am!
My crown!
( sniffling )
Oh! Isn't
it the most
beautiful thing
you've ever seen?
What do I get?
They're for people
who are part of the wedding.
She looks wonderful!
Take her picture,
( camera lens whirring )
( shutter clicks )
Why is Arthur sitting in front?
I have an
important job.
Maybe I'll have
an important job.
Maybe Cora will get sick
and I'll be flower girl.
Shh, I'm concentrating.
On what?
On learning my job.
Stand up straight,
tuck in my shirt
fix my tie
( church bell ringing )
( guests conversing, laughing )
Well, here they are!
Hi, Grandpa!
Well, holy moly,
how's my little
sweet pea?
I'm here,
I'm here!
Here's our
flower girl!
Isn't she cute
as a button, D.W.?
Cora, we have to get
pictures of you
with the rest
of the wedding party.
( camera shutter clicking )
( excited conversation )
( camera shutter clicking )
Okay, let's see a big smile
from everybody.
Okay, say
Are you lost,
little girl?
No! I'm not little,
and I'm not lost.
Come on, D.W.
It's time
to sit down.
Aunt Lucy, next time
you get married,
can I help?
( laughter )
( organ playing wedding march )
( door opens )
When I get married
I'll tell anybody
who wants to help
they can.
Remember, if you
make a mistake
You'll ruin
the wedding
so watch it.
( gulps )
Here comes Arthur!
He doesn't look very happy.
He's talking to himself.
( with music ):
Not too fast, not too slow
( crowd gasps )
( gasps )
( pipes clanging )
( several gasps )
( gasps loud )
Okay, all right.
Don't have a conniption.
It's under control.
Just got to do
a little fishing.
Kind of stuck here.
Let's see here.
Anybody got
a little bear grease?
I think I can wiggle out.
If someone can
fit in here
let me try!
( straining )
Sorry, Arthur,
you're too big.
Cora, maybe you
could give her
a shot.
( gasps )
No way, it's dirty in there!
Can't they just
get another ring?
That's right, Cora.
Don't worry,
you don't have to go
into that filthy organ.
What's happening?
( commotion )
I've never heard
anything like it!
That's terrible!
How about me?
I can do it!
That a girl, D.W.!
Please hold
this, Arthur.
( gulps )
( anxious whispers )
( draws breath )
( gasps )
( gasps )
( sighs )
( organ blows loudly )
( all gasping )
( coughing )
The ring.
( all cheering )
D.W., you
carry the ring.
You found it,
you deserve it.
But she
Oh, all
( organ begins wedding march )
I now pronounce you
husband and wife.
You may kiss the bride.
( smooching )
Thank you,
We couldn't have
done it without you.
( camera shutter clicks )
Good luck!
See you later!
Best wishes!
If you lose anything,
just call me!
( D.W. hums wedding march )
And now
Um, D.W.'s trying to help.
Every time she wants
to do something
they tell her,
"you're too little to do it."
D.W. got the ring
because she was small.
D.W. was so small
that she can go back there
and get the ring.
Sometimes I feel like D.W.
Small people
could do big things.
We're talking
about all different sizes
big and small.
BOY 1:
We're working on a project
BOY 2:
To write about what you can do
when you're big and small.
Things you could do
when you're small and big.
I am small enough
to get a piggy-back.
Big enough
to ride my new bike.
I am small enough
to hide under my bed.
I am big enough
to reach the refrigerator
to get something to eat.
I am small enough
to be scared of the dark.
Small enough
for a bedtime story.
Big enough to clean my room.
Big enough to wear perfume.
Small enough to play
with my small friend.
Big enough to hang
on the monkey bars.
Small enough
to curl up in a ball.
Big enough to jump high.
Small enough
to get my face painted.
I am big enough to have a job.
And now
Sometimes my dad gets excited
about some pretty weird stuff--
like the father-son
fisherman's sunrise breakfast.
it's all-
so don't
stop until
you're full.
I'm full.
That wasn't the only thing.
Dad's always getting me
into strange activities--
like the dental hygiene choir.
Floss, floss,
floss your teeth ♪
Make your mouth
feel clean! ♪
Gargle and spit,
gargle and spit ♪
To prevent
gingivitis ♪
And other forms of
periodontal disease! ♪
It gets worse
because after that,
I was trapped in
the clean-up brigade!
( bird singing )
( thunder )
I'm not a wuss.
the wuss.
No, you are!
I've got it!
Now extend
your arm slowly
and feel the power
of the ch'i.
got it!
Arthur! Stop!
It's not that deep.
We could get it.
I'm not going
into that toxic waste pit.
This park
is so gross.
What ever happened
to using trash cans?
Some people
are such slobs.
The whole world's
getting disgusting.
The ocean
is full of oil.
People are throwing
garbage all over.
It makes me want
to do something
about it.
Like go clean
it up ourselves?
Well, maybe not us, exactly.
That is a fantastic idea!
It is?
If kids cared
about the park
maybe adults would, too!
Have you seen the park?
It would take an army of kids
to clean it up!
An army? Good idea!
You could call it
the kids' clean-up brigade!
Well, see you,
Bye, Mr. Read!
Your idea for
a kids' clean-up
brigade is terrific!
I'm calling
the other parents
to sign up
their kids!
Hello, Bitsy?
Dave read here.
Arthur just came up
with a great idea.
( sighs )
Now my mom's
after me
to join this
clean-up brigade.
Why did you
start this?
It was my dad!
We need to
have a talk.
What about?
My mother signed
me up for something
called the
clean-up brigade
which she says
is your idea.
It wasn't--
see, my dad
I'm not
giving up
afternoon karate
to pick up trash!
( car horn honks )
Arthur, we have
to talk!
I'm not touching
other people's garbage.
Just forget
about it.
Just the thought is
Home, Bailey!
Look, it's
clean-up boy!
Well, if it isn't
captain clean-up!
You got a stain on your
shirt, clean-up boy!
Ha, ha!
Made you
That wasn't
too bad.
They could've really
humiliated you.
Psst! Arthur!
We have to talk
about this clean-up
I know, you don't
want to do it!
It was my
dad's idea.
Please don't you
yell at me, too!
No, no, I wanted
to warn you
Hey, hey, the
clean-up boy!
My dad.
It's rare to find a young man
eager to join the ranks
of the sanitation profession!
Thanks, Mr. Frensky.
I thought I could teach you
the tricks of the trade.
But I
No need
to thank me.
I'll be by to pick
you up later.
My dad can be
a bit too
I have exactly
the same problem.
One more?
Arthur, are you crazy?
You've been
saying that all day!
I'm tired.
Come on
( horn honks )
( groans )
Hi, Mr. Frensky.
We'll head over
to sanitation
central first!
I think you'll find
it fascinating!
( truck rumbles loudly )
This place is like
a nerve center--
our war room.
Action, power-- it all
happens right here.
It doesn't
seem very
um active.
How's she
Recycling's at 70%.
Plant b flow is five
million gallons an hour.
One lady has a pile of
fish bones in her yard.
She says
it's fertilizer.
Keep me posted.
Before we tackle
any major project
Matt designs
a computer simulation.
I've asked Matt
to work something up
for your park idea.
Want to try?
It depends on
how many kids help.
If one kid joins,
garbage will
keep building up.
But if more
kids join
Wow! Is that really
how it'll work?
There are
a few variables
But yeah, provided
you get the equipment.
Matt, do we have
any spare uniforms?
No, I don't need a
Let's start with the basics.
This is a rolling flip-top
garbage can-- a c-1.
This pointy stick
is your park-
cleaning tool.
What's it called?
A pointy stick.
There's one
more thing
I want
to show you.
Since human
civilization began
people have pondered
the question:
who will take out
the garbage?
Arthur, we sanitation
engineers believe
that man was
put on earth
not to pollute
the planet
but to preserve it
to keep it healthy,
beautiful and clean.
I um
my speech.
I'll see you
at the park
at 4:00
with your
If there are any volunteers.
Here goes nothing.
We're proud
of you, Arthur.
Is Buster here?
We're going to
the clean-up brigade.
No, Buster's not home
right now, I'm afraid.
It figures.
( doorbell chimes )
( gasps )
I can't, Arthur.
I can't believe this.
just forget it, Arthur.
you'll never clean it
by yourself.
It's impossible!
Hey, Mom, where should
I put this trash?
Hurry up,
let's go.
This is impossible.
( whimpering )
At least I can tell Dad
we tried.
clean-up boy
nice outfit.
Need some trash to clean up?
What's the matter,
captain clean-up?
Aren't you going
to pick it up?
( groans )
You're not
going to leave
that litter there.
That's not doing your job.
( laughs )
Come on, leave him alone.
What's going on
over there?
Don't get
You clean
it up.
going home.
Come on, Pal.
( growling )
( choking )
( gasps )
Somebody help!
My dog's
( Pal whimpers )
Thank goodness!
I knew there was some reason
I went to medical school.
Well, guess we'll
get going now.
You guys almost
killed my dog
with your trash.
Enough's enough.
Now who's
going to help
clean up this park?
Who's going to help
clean up this park?
No hands?
Then I'll give you assignments.
Molly, you start
over there.
( growling )
All right, all right.
Don't have kittens.
Now, you two
what can we do
about those papers?
Are these your
Well, yeah,
I guess they are.
Well, there's plenty of stuff.
Let's hand it out.
Funny, I thought
Francine said
she'd be here.
Me, too,
but she
Arthur! Dad!
Sorry I'm late!
I had to track
down everyone
to be your
Arthur, I'm sorry I tried
to get out of helping you.
I guess I
what the?
Seems Arthur
has things
under control.
But how did you?
How did they?
These guys showed me
it's important
to keep the park clean.
Somebody could choke
eating this garbage.
( giggles )
Right, Binky.
Pointy stick?
Hey, this is fun.
Arthur! I think
I found the frisbee!
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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