Arthur , Season 1

Arthur is the name of an animated series that airs on PBS in the United States. A young third grader named Arthur Read deals with the real (and imaginary) troubles of childhood. The episodes could focus on anything from jobs to getting a pet, from love to getting a library card. And in the middle of each ten minute segment, there is "A Word From Us Kids..." which is a live action piece where real children explain their thoughts about a certain subject, which usually pertains to the subject of the previous segment.

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[after Arthur and Francine get locked in the library, they bump into each others' backs.]

Arthur and Francine:
[both scream] [to each other] YOU!!

Francine:
Arthur, why didn't you tell me what time it was? You got us locked in.

Arthur:
[pointing to himself] Me? [pointing to Francine] Why didn't you say what time it was?

Francine:
[pointing to Arthur] I'm NOT your mother, Arthur Read! I mean, how dumb does a person have to be to get locked in a library? [holds up her arms in a "V" shaped position with her hands open and pauses a few seconds] Anyway, [puts her arms down] I have no time for childish bickering. I have to get out of here. [walks off]

Arthur:
Fine. [walks after Francine]

Francine:
Fine. And by the way, I'm still not talking to you, and I'm not listening, either. [covers her ears with her hands and bends her elbows and walks forward until she bumps her elbow onto a bookshelf] Ow!

[Arthur and Francine gets stacks of books off of the bookshelves and create passageways to escape from the library. Arthur builds a tower full of books while Francine builds a staircase of books.]

Francine:
Oh! [walks to the tower of books and grabs a book from the tower right before Arthur is about to unlock the window]

Arthur:
HEY! [the tower collapses and becomes a mess full of books, causing Arthur to fall] [sarcastically] Thanks, I was almost there.

Francine:
[completes the staircase of books with the book she last grabbed, walks up the staircase, and unlocks the window, but a fly comes by, and takes three attempts to shoo the fly away, but screams and starts falling off the stairs of books] Ow!

[Arthur starts running up the staircase of books, and Francine goes after him also. Arthur starts pulling on the window handles, but nothing works out. Francine then helps him out, puts her foot against the window, then the handles break off, and she and Arthur fall and the staircase of books collapses]

Arthur:
I just remembered something...

Francine:
What?

Arthur:
Today is Saturday, which means the library is closed until...

[Francine gasps in horror]

Arthur and Francine:
MONDAY!! [their voices start echoing around the library]

[Arthur and Buster are in the computer den]

Buster:
Couldn't you just show it to me for one second?

Arthur:
I guess. Mom would never even know. [they start playing Deep Dark Sea]

D. W:
Arthur, what are you doing? Mom told you not to play on her computer.

Arthur:
We're NOT playing. I'm just showing it to Buster. Go away!

D. W:
If I go away, I'll probably tell Daddy. Besides, I want to watch.

Arthur:
Okay, you can watch, but be quiet.

Buster:
Wow! Even the Brain didn't get this far.

D. W:
What's that?

Arthur:
I don't know.

Buster:
Go to it. Maybe it's the thing.

D. W:
A treasure chest!

Buster:
I think that's it. That's...

Arthur and Buster:
...The thing!

Arthur:
I think I won. We've got to open it!

[Arthur and Buster both grab at the mouse, then Buster accidentally knocks the keyboard off the desk along with the mouse which both crash to the floor, Arthur, Buster and D.W gasp in horror and the computer starts buzzing as the CRT monitor starts to flicker in waves, the screen goes nearly black with a dot in the middle, the screen appears again, and then wipes away completely]

Buster:
You wrecked it!

Arthur:
No I didn't. You knocked the keyboard off the desk.

Buster:
Because you pushed my arm. Try turning it off and on again.

[Arthur presses the top button below the slot, but nothing seems to budge]

D. W:
You killed it! Now Mommy will lose her job. Then we'll lose the house, and live in the street, and Kate will get pneumonia, and we'll all starve!

Arthur:
D. W., be quiet! I'm thinking.

D. W:
And it's all your fault! So you better fix it, because I like living here.

[Buster grabs onto the computer tensely]

Arthur:
DON'T do that! You'll make it worse.

Buster:
Maybe you better call your mom.

Arthur:
I can't. She said not to play with it. But now I wrecked it! I've got it. Maybe we could fix it before she gets home.

D. W:
Maybe a rich family would have adopt me. I'm cute.

Buster:
Who'd know how to fix a computer?

Arthur and Buster:
[enthusiastically] The Brain!

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