Arthur (1996) s01e30 Episode Script

Arthur's First Sleepover/Arthur's New Year's Eve

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 )
Little kids
couldn't camp out like us.
They'd be too scared.
Aah! Aah!
When I was a kid, lots of things
used to scare me, like the dark.
( sighs )
I was scared of the dark, too
but I was more scared
of Binky Barnes.
I'd really like a piece
of that cookie.
Well, at least I'm not scared
of the dark anymore.
I was once scared
of an old movie:
Navy Versus the Night Worm!
( laughing )
You were scared of that?
( burping )
( giggling )
( Pal growling )
Pal, come out of there.
( barking )
Come here! Hey
no come here!
( Arthur wrestling with Pal )
( Pal barking )
Arthur, is that you?
Yes, I'm putting my tent up.
Your sleepover
isn't until Saturday.
Come eat.
( whimpers )
( Dad laughing )
What's so funny?
A farmer claims he saw
a spaceship over Elwood City.
It had a
glowing light
and sounded like an
intergalactic kazoo.
The first person to
photograph a spaceship
will get rich.
I don't believe in U.F.O.s.
That's because there's never
been a real picture of one.
I saw a light
in the sky
last night, too!
Maybe it was
the spaceship!
Hey, Buster,
we have to plan
for my sleepover.
My mom says
I can't come, Arthur.
What?! You're my best friend.
I can't have a party
without you.
She's worried the spaceship
will scare me.
I'll ask my mom
to call your mom.
And tell her
he's not a baby.
Nobody believes
in spaceships.
I saw flashing lights
from one today.
Honey, that was
the pizza shop sign.
( phone ringing )
Hi, I'm calling about
Arthur's sleepove
( Buster's mom responding )
Yeah, well
( chattering )
Yes, I
( chattering )
( dial tone )
She said yes.
Yes! Way to go, Mom!
All right!
If I spent all night in a tent,
I'd definitely see a spaceship.
You sure you
won't be scared?
Abso-tively, posi-lutely.
Good-night, Buster.
( yawns )
( snoring )
Hi, guys, I'm here.
Hey, cool p.j.s.
( robotic ):
( gasps, screams )
( stuttering ):
Hey, y-you guys are aliens!
( screaming wildly )
( calmly ):
That was scary.
( snoring )
( tinkering )
Here's your
Your geothermic sequencer
needs recalibration.
( snoring )
( grumbling )
Mom and Dad say
you have to let me come
to your sleepover.
I knew he'd
have nightmares
with all this talk
of spaceships.
( Pal barking )
You can't
bring that camping!
It's okay, I have
an extra-long extension cord.
Wouldn't you guys
rather look up
at the stars and
tell stories?
I guess.
How do we know
he's our real Dad and not
an alien who took over his body?
D.W., it's time to clean up
the mess in your room!
But, Dad,
I'm looking for U.F.O.s!
One two
Sounds like the real Dad to me.
Here it is!
Ah, the great
Wouldn't the TV
reach out here?
My dad says
we don't need TV
because we have
the stars and stuff.
D.W., no!
You aren't invited.
Why not?
Because why?
Because because.
Because because why?
Because because
because why?!
( slower ):
Because because
because because
( whispering )
You'd get scared
in the dark!
No, I wouldn't.
Would so.
Who do you
think will win?
D.W., come inside.
But, Mom--
( cheering )
Okay, but if earth
gets conquered,
don't blame me.
That flashlight
was here before.
You don't need
a flashlight--
It's a full moon.
I brought my lantern
and extra batteries.
Let's go, then,
it's getting late.
If you see any huge,
powerful, hungry
man-eating aliens
would you take
a picture for me, please?
I uh
I got to go.
( all falling over each other
and complaining )
The tent looked
a lot bigger
from outside.
Maybe if we
all sit down.
Much improved.
Got him, got him
need him,
got him
Buster, pass the chips.
There's none left.
( rustling
and thumping )
Whatever it is,
it has flippers!
( zipping )
Okay, guys, bedtime.
Into your
sleeping bags.
Hey, your foot's in my eye!
You're standing on my neck!
Time to tell ghost stories!
Why don't we play sloppy sixes?
What's that?
It's this cool game where
No that!
I don't hear
any footsteps.
Because it's
not a person,
it's a spaceship!
( all screaming )
( grunting )
( D.W. giggling)
I know where that
spaceship came from--
Planet D.W.!
( laughing )
You too scared
to stay outside?
( laughing )
No, I wanted to give you
your camera back.
We're going to sleep.
D.w., Arthur,
go to bed!
( spooky laugh )
Okay, she'll
be asleep soon.
Now, we need some things.
( boys imitating
monster )
( evil laughter )
( gasps )
Mom! Dad!
Mom! Dad!
( snaps picture )
There's nothing there.
Sorry, I must have dreamed it.
I hope you
don't think that
you fooled me
because you didn't
fool me at all.
It seems she's
unmasked our
little charade.
( beeping )
Wh-what's that?
( scared ):
Could it. could it be
( loud beeping )
U.F.O., U.F.O.!
I'm rich, I'm rich!
I'm a wealthy child!
It's landing, it's landing here!
( beeping stops )
( laughing )
We fooled you,
admit it.
Okay, okay, I admit it.
Yay! All right,
we got it! Whoo-hoo!
( cheering
continues )
( laughing )
( laughing stops )
Okay, D.W., you
can stay with us.
Really? Thanks!
Go fish.
This is boring.
I'm going to bed.
( all sigh )
This isn't boring, is it?
No way! Give me all your threes.
Go fish.
And now
We're having
a sleepover tonight.
Second-grade sleepover.
It's just like
Arthur's first sleepover.
We're going
to sleep in the school
and it'll be wicked fun.
We're actually
sleeping in the classrooms.
Everybody decided--
this is the camp.
We're outside in the playground
camping in a tent.
We're writing postcards.
We're eating snacks
at the campfire.
And we're reading
all of the Arthur books.
"I think I can remember
how to get home-- love, Arthur."
"'Aliens!' she screamed.
"She screamed so
loud it woke up
"everyone in the
"When mother
and father
"went out to check on the boys
"they were sleeping
like little angels.
"After mother and father
went back into the house
it was another story."
And now
The year is almost over, Pal.
It's time to put up
my new calendar.
When you look really hard
you see a 3-D picture.
Well, we have all year
to work on it.
Mom and Dad always say
I'm too young to stay up
till midnight on new year's eve.
But three years ago I tried
and I fell asleep at 8:00
and missed it.
Then two years ago
I stayed awake longer
till 10:17.
And last year I found a way
guaranteed to keep me awake
till midnight.
( snoring )
I've solved
that problem this year.
I'm not staying up at all.
( croaking )
Come back!
( Pal barking )
Your bed should be made.
But Pal started it.
( growling )
Your father and I are going
out for new year's eve.
How come
I can't go?
Grandma Thora's
It'll be great.
Can I stay up till midnight?
You're too young, D.W.
How can I always be too young?
It's like I never get any older.
What if I'm trapped
in a time warp
and I'll never get any older,
is that my fault?
Arthur, you have
our permission
to stay up until midnight.
That's okay, I don't want to.
You must be sick!
I'll stay up for him.
You can stay up
when you're Arthur's age, D.W.
But I'll never
be Arthur's age.
He's always
going to be
three years
older than me.
Why don't you want
to stay up?
What are you
really up to, Arthur?
Why should I stay up?
What's there to see?
Don't you
want to see
if there's
nothing to see?
I'm too mature to care anymore.
Yeah, right.
What does "mature" mean?
( barking )
( Arthur laughing )
Hi, Arthur!
Are you going
to stay up
to watch the green flash
The what?
You've never stayed up
on new year's eve.
Why bother?
To see the green flash.
When it turns midnight
on new year's eve
there's the most amazing flash
of green light in the sky.
And that means a new year
has successfully begun.
If there's
no green flash
it has to stay
the same year
for another
whole year.
See you.
Happy new
year maybe.
I'd like to see that.
There's no
green flash.
There's not?
Only one thing happens
at midnight on new year's eve.
Do it,
now, now!
Everyone has to throw
last year's calendar away
because they become illegal.
And you'd better do it, too
before the police
check on you.
I hope Grandma Thora knows
about the new year's police.
( siren blaring )
Are you goofy?
There are no
new year's police.
You've never seen
new year's come in
have you?
Have you?
I've always been pretty busy.
I've seen
the deal go down.
Here's what happens
At midnight, this old guy
with last year's date on him
comes out.
( bell rings )
Then this kid
in a diaper appears.
Then they have
this wrestling match.
It's great, too.
Though the old guy is weak,
he fights dirty.
( crying )
If the baby wins,
the new year begins.
Otherwise, the baby has
to go live with a ground hog
and there are six more
weeks of winter.
( Buster laughing )
That's the funniest thing
I ever heard.
Have you stayed up
till midnight?
But my cousin told me
where the grown-ups
go on new year's eve.
They go to this meeting
where they discuss
the rotten things
they did to kids all year.
I told my kids spinach is good--
but we just like to watch
the funny faces they make
when they eat it.
And they plan new awful things
to make kids do next year.
Okay, do we all agree
that no allowance shall be
increased this year?
( cheering )
That beats last year's theory
about the aliens.
Who do you think is
in charge of the big meeting?
Why are you
pinching yourself?
I'm practicing ways
to stay awake until midnight.
Watch this one.
( shouting )
Boy, that's brisk.
Want to try?
Oh, that's right, you're not
staying up till midnight.
Yes, I am.
That's great,
we'll keep each
other awake.
You're not old enough.
Who needs you?
I've got plenty of ice.
( giggling )
Now, I expect
you to be
on your best behavior
for Grandma Thora.
Why are you looking at me?
Bye, have
a nice meeting.
Oh, I
I mean new year's.
( whispers ):
I almost spilled the beans.
Excited about
midnight, Arthur?
Yeah, I can't wait.
Did anybody notice
I'm on my best behavior?
When you
wake up, D.W.
it'll be
a whole new year.
I will not fall asleep.
I will not fall asleep.
I will not fall asleep.
I will not fall
( both grunting )
No, you don't
( both gasp )
I'm thirsty.
Go fish.
I'm still thirsty.
( gasps )
( yelling )
Okay, this is
just a practice run
but let's make it good.
( making noise )
I had a nightmare.
Polar bears were chasing me
around the north pole.
Come over here, honey.
Now that I'm up,
I might as well stay up.
This is the most fun
new year's eve ever.
Why don't you
close your eyes?
I'll wake you up
if you fall asleep.
Wake up, honey.
He's sound asleep.
It's coming!
It's coming!
( ringing )
Was that it?
That was it?
Yes, D.W.,
happy new year!
Hmm! What a gyp.
I'm going
to bed.
Oh, no, I missed it.
Arthur, I saw new year's
and you didn't.
It was great!
Big explosions,
and giant mules
jumping off cliffs
into the ocean.
Wow, it was
It's all over?
It's not over.
It's just beginning.
I didn't see
any of the stuff
that new year's
is all about.
If you remember
all the terrific
things you did
the past year
you didn't
miss a thing.
That's what new year's
eve is really about.
( crowd cheering )
Happy new year, Pal.
And next year we're going
to see the green flash
and the wrestling
and the police
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! ♪
HHey! ♪
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