´╗┐The show opens with a clip of Arthur and his dog walking down a street. Arthur is an 8-year-old aardvark. He has a round head with small round ears and short brown hair, and he wears glasses.

The scene continues when Arthur jumps into the cover of a book that a little girl reads on her bed.
The book is called "Arthur." It makes the girl laugh.

A song plays on as all this takes place.

The lyrics say
EVERY DAY WHEN YOU'RE
WALKING DOWN THE STREET
EVERYBODY THAT YOU MEET
HAS AN ORIGINAL
POINT OF VIEW
AND I SAY HEY!

Arthur opens the bedroom door and says HEY!

The song goes on, and a bunch of smiling animal faces sing
WHAT A
WONDERFUL KIND OF DAY
IF WE COULD LEARN
TO WORK AND PLAY

Later, Arthur and a friend ride their bikes wearing helmets and the song goes on
AND GET ALONG
WITH EACH OTHER

Now Arthur takes a family picture as his parents, grandparents, sisters, and dog sit on the family couch.

The song keeps playing
YOU GOTTA 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

Arthur looks at the family album. He hugs his mum and jumps out to the city. He sees bikes, cars, and shops. He high-fives a friend that cycles by.

The song goes on
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
FOR THAT'S
THE PLACE TO START
AND I SAY

Now Arthur falls into a swimming pool and plays with friends.

The song continues
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!
WHAT A WONDERFUL
KIND OF DAY

Now Arthur's sister closes her "Arthur" book and sees Arthur on the living room TV.

She says HEY!

Arthur falls backwards and a caption reads "Based on the Arthur adventure books by Marc Brown."

The kids enjoy a day at the pool at Muffy's house.

(KIDS WHOOPING AND LAUGHING)

A boy says OVER HERE!
OVER HERE!

Binky says I'M THROWING IT THERE.

A boy says I'M GOING UNDER.

Muffy says OH, HOUSE GUESTS ARE FINE,
UNTIL YOU CAN'T GET THEM TO
LEAVE!
WHEN THAT HAPPENS, I GIVE A
SUBTLE HINT.
READY FOR A TRIP TO THE SUGAR
BOWL?
FIRST SCOOP IS ON ME!
(KIDS LAUGHING AND WHOOPING)
OR A NOT SO SUBTLE HINT.

She grabs a loudhailer and says ATTENTION, SWIMMERS!
BAILEY IS STANDING BY TO ESCORT
YOU HOME!
PLEASE PROCEED TO THE NEAREST
EXIT.

They throw a ball at her.

Muffy says OH!
AND IF THAT DOESN'T WORK...

She pushes a button that says "Quick flush" and drains the pool.

Brain says HEY, WHAT'S GOING ON?

Binky says HEY, WHAT'S THE BIG IDEA?!

Muffy says TOWELS ARE IN THE POOL HOUSE.
TRY NOT TO DRIP ON THE RUG.
BYE!
OH, IT'S NOT EASY BEING THE
PERFECT HOSTESS, BUT I MANAGE.

The name of the episode reads "Muffy's house guests.'

Brain bumps into Francine on the street and says OH, SORRY.
THERE SHE GOES!

Francine says THERE WHO GOES?
(BELL RINGING)

Brain follows a flying falcon and says CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?

Sue Ellen says OH MY GOSH.
WHERE'S SHE GOING?

Brain says SHE'S GONNA LAND ANY
SECOND NOW!
THE RARE ENDANGERED PEREGRINE
FALCON-- HOME AT LAST!

The falcon lands on a nest on Muffy's balcony.

Brain says YOU HAVE GUESTS, MUFFY.

As she reads at the front steps, Muffy says HUH?
I DON'T REMEMBER INVITING YOU
OVER.

Sue Ellen says NOT US, THEM!

Muffy says OH!
WHAT ARE THOSE FILTHY THINGS
DOING?!

Sue Ellen says NESTING.

Muffy says WELL, THEY CAN'T NEST THERE!
THAT'S RIGHT OUTSIDE MY WINDOW!
GO AWAY!
SHOO, SHOO!

Brain says PRETTY SOON, YOU'LL HAVE FOUR
FALCONS ON YOUR ROOF.
THERE ARE TWO EGGS IN THAT NEST.

Francine says WHEN DO YOU THINK THEY'LL
HATCH?

Sue Ellen says MAYBE TOMORROW.

Brain says MAYBE A MONTH.

Muffy says A MONTH?!
(GASPING)
NO WAY!
BAILEY!

Bailey says YES, MISS MUFFY?

Muffy says DO YOU SEE THAT NEST?

Bailey says AH, YES, PEREGRINE FALCONS.
FASCINATING.

Muffy says DISGUSTING!
GET RID OF THEM!

Bailey says UM, MISS MUFFY...

Sue Ellen says THEY'RE AN ENDANGERED
SPECIES.
YOU CAN'T TOUCH THEM.

Muffy says OH, I'M NOT GOING TO TOUCH
THEM - BAILEY IS.
(BEEPING)

Brain makes a phone call and says HELLO?
IS THIS THE DEPARTMENT OF
WILDLIFE RESCUE AND
REHABILITATION?

Muffy says PUT THEM SOME PLACE BETTER,
BAILEY, LIKE A TREE.

Sue Ellen says FALCONS DON'T LIVE IN TREES.

Muffy says WHAT KIND OF RIDICULOUS BIRDS
DON'T LIVE IN TREES?

Sue Ellen says CHICKENS.

Francine says PENGUINS.

Sue Ellen says FLAMINGOS.

Muffy says YOU'RE MISSING MY POINT!

Bailey says FALCONS MIGRATE AFTER THEY
HATCH, SO IF YOU'RE PATIENT...
(ENGINE REVVING)

Muffy's daddy arrives.

Muffy says DADDY!

Daddy says WHAT'S THE PROBLEM,
MUFFYKINS?

Muffy says SEE THAT HORRIBLE NEST?
WE MUST GET RID OF IT.

Daddy says SURE THING.
BAILEY, YOU'LL FIND NETS IN THE
GARAGE.

Bailey says I REALLY DON'T THINK
THAT'S ADVISABLE.
(ALL SPEAKING AT ONCE)

Muffy says MY HOUSE, MY RULES!

Sue Ellen says THOSE POOR, HELPLESS...

Brain says STOP!
THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS JUST
CONFIRMED IT'S ILLEGAL TO TOUCH
THE NEST OF A PEREGRINE FALCON.

Muffy says OH, WE'LL SEE ABOUT THAT.

Late at night, Muffy lies in bed trying to read. The falcons at her window squawk.

(SQUAWKING)

Muffy says STOP LOOKING AT ME, BIRDS.
(SQUAWKING)

Muffy says HMM...
(SQUAWKING)

She shuts the drapes and says THERE.
TRY AND SEE THROUGH THAT.
(SCREECHING)
(YELPING, SOBBING)
(SCREECHING)

She hides under the covers and then crawls out the bedroom.

The next morning, Francine comes for her to go to school.

Francine says MORNING.

Muffy says I GOT NO SLEEP, THANKS TO
THOSE NOISY BIRDS.
(GASPING)
WHAT JUST FELL ON MY HEAD?

Francine says DON'T WORRY - MY MOM SAYS IT'S GOOD LUCK IF A BIRD POOPS
ON YOU.

Muffy says WHAT?!
(SCREAMING)
GET IT OFF!

Francine says HANG ON.
THOSE ARE EGG SHELLS.
THE CHICKS MUST BE HATCHING!
WHAT'LL MR. RATBURN HEARS ABOUT
THIS!

Later, students and school staff gather at Muffy's front garden to see the falcons.

Ratburn says PEOPLE WITH BINOCULARS,
PLEASE SHARE SO EVERYONE CAN
SEE.

Brain says NOW THE SECOND CHICK IS
HATCHING.

Muffy says STAY ON THE DRIVEWAY, PLEASE.
OH, DO NOT WIPE YOUR SHOES ON
OUR GRASS, GEORGE.
WE CLEANED IT JUST THIS MORNING.
BINKY, GET OUT OF THERE!
THOSE TULIPS ARE IMPORTED!

A reporter comes along and says AN AMAZING EXCLUSIVE, ELWOOD
CITY'S FIRST EVER NEWLY HATCHED
FALCONS.

Muffy says THE NEWS IS HERE?!
THIS IS GETTING RIDICULOUS.
DADDY!

Sue Ellen says OOH, LOOK, THEY'RE FEEDING.

Ratburn says ISN'T REGURGITATION
MARVELLOUS?
(KNOCKING)

Muffy says DADDY, THOSE AWFUL BIRDS ARE
ENDANGERING OUR LAWN!
DO SOMETHING!

In a duck mascot costume, Daddy says COMING, SWEETUMS.
TIME TO SELL SOME CARS!

Muffy says OH...

He walks outside and says WELCOME TO THE CROSSWIRE
MOTORS BIRDSTRAVAGANZA!
CROSSWIRE'S PRICES ARE "CHEEP,
CHEEP, CHEEP."

Muffy says DADDY, YOU SAID YOU'D MAKE
THE FALCONS GO AWAY TODAY!

Daddy says NO, SWEETUMS, I SAID
TOMORROW.
CHEEP!

Muffy says BUT YOU SAID IT YESTERDAY.

Daddy says MUFFY, YESTERDAY WAS
YESTERDAY.
TOMORROW IS TOMORROW.
AND TODAY...
CROSSWIRE MOTORS HAS HIGH FLYING
DEALS!

Muffy says IT'S LIKE GRANDDADDY
CROSSWIRE ALWAYS SAID, "IF YOU
WANT SOMETHING DONE, DO IT
YOURSELF."

Ratburn and some of the students leave.

Ratburn says FALCON ESSAYS ARE
DUE TOMORROW.
(KIDS GROANING)

Muffy says JUST TIE IT TO THE TOP
OF THE CAR.

Brain gasps.

Muffy says WHAT BIRD WOULDN'T LOVE A
GLAMOUROUS SWIMMING POOL?

Bailey puts a model of Muffy's house on the car roof.

Brain says WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

Muffy says OH, I'M GIVING THE FALCONS A
BRAND-NEW HOME.

Brain says BUT WHY ON THE CAR?

Muffy says BECAUSE AS SOON AS
THEY'RE INSIDE, BAILEY WILL
DRIVE THEM TO THE PARK, WHICH IS
A MUCH BETTER PLACE FOR BIRDS.
AND BEFORE YOU SAY IT, WE'RE NOT
BREAKING THE LAW IF WE DON'T
TOUCH THE NEST.

Brain says THEY'RE TAKING CARE OF THEIR
BABIES; THEY'RE NOT GOING TO
LEAVE THEIR NEST.

Muffy says WANNA BET?
WATCH THIS.

She dangles a rubber mouse and says HERE, FALCONS, FALCONS!
COME SEE YOUR NEW HOME!

Brain says I WOULDN'T DO THAT.
(SCREECHING)

The falcon comes right at her.

(SCREAMING)
(SCREECHING)
(YELPING)
(SCREECHING)

Muffy tosses the mouse up in the air and falls face down on the roses.

(MUFFY SOBBING)

Bailey says MISS MUFFY, ARE YOU ALL
RIGHT?
(SOBBING)

Brain says YOU GOT MUD ON YOUR
KNEE SOCKS.
THAT NEVER HAPPENS.

Muffy says HMPH!

Later, Muffy lies on the couch in her living room.

Bailey brings her tea.

Muffy says THANK YOU, BAILEY.

Brain says SINCE WHEN ARE YOU SO AFRAID
OF BIRDS?

Muffy says AFRAID OF BIRDS?
ME?
HA!
CROSSWIRES SCOFF AT FEAR.
I JUST DON'T LIKE THEM.
I ESPECIALLY DON'T LIKE THEM
OUTSIDE MY WINDOW.

Brain says BUT WHY?
THEY'RE NOT BOTHERING YOU.

Muffy says WELL, EVER SINCE...
(SIGHING)
OKAY.
WHEN I TURNED FOUR, WE WENT TO
THE MOTHER GOOSE HAPPY TIME
PIZZA PARLOUR.

At the pizza parlor, 4-year-old Muffy says WHEN DO I GET CAKE, DADDY?

Daddy says RIGHT NOW, MUFFIN.
LOOK!

They Both say HONKY, HONKY BIRTHDAY!
HONKY, HONKY DAY!
A MOTHER GOOSE WE HAVE FOR YOU.
HONK, HONK, HONK!
THEN WE'LL SEND YOU ON YOUR WAY!
(HONKING)

Two giant bird mascots come along with the cake and say HONK, HONK, HONKY DAY!
HONK, HONK, HONKY DAY!
HONK, HONK, HONKY DAY!

Muffy screams and runs away.

(SCREAMING)

Daddy says MUFFYKINS, WAIT!
(HONKING)

One of the mascots says WELL, THEY'RE NOT GONNA TIP
US.

Muffy says EVER SINCE THEN, WINGS AND
BEAKS JUST SCARE ME.

Brain says SOUNDS LIKE A TEXTBOOK CASE
OF ORNITHOPHOBIA, WHICH MEANS
YOU'RE SCARED OF BIRDS.

Muffy says DUH.

Brain says PHOBIAS ARE FASCINATING,
ACTUALLY, AND OFTEN QUITE EASY
TO CURE.

Muffy says HOW?

Brain says FAMILIARITY.
YOU LEARN ABOUT THE THING YOU
FEAR AND THE FEAR GOES AWAY.
WE COULD START RIGHT NOW.
YOU CAN USE MY ULTRA HIGH
QUALITY BINOCULARS.

Muffy says WELL, IF THEY'RE ULTRA HIGH
QUALITY...
(CHIRPING)

In Muffy's bedroom, Brain says GO AHEAD, JUST LOOK OUT THE
WINDOW.
(CHIRPING)

Muffy says WHAT IF THE FALCONS BREAK
THROUGH?

Brain says THEY WON'T.
BESIDES, ONLY THE BABIES ARE
HOME RIGHT NOW.
SEE?
(CHIRPING)

Muffy says THEIR PARENTS LEAVE
THEM ALONE?

Brain says SOMETIMES, JUST FOR A
MINUTE OR TWO.

Muffy says THEY'RE SO FUZZY AND WIGGLY.
KIND OF CUTE, ACTUALLY... FOR
BIRDS.
(CHIRPING)

Brain says LOOK, THE MOM'S COMING BACK.

Muffy says OOH!

Brain says DON'T YOU WANT TO SEE HOW SHE
FEEDS THEM?
(GASPING)

The mom feeds her chicks with worms.

(CHIRPING)

Muffy says WHILE THAT'S KIND OF EWW,
THAT'S ALSO KIND OF...
(SCREECHING)
WHOA!
WHAT'S SHE DOING?

Brain says SHE'S PROBABLY JUST GOING TO
GET MORE FOOD.
FOCUS ON THE CUTE BABIES.

Muffy says CUTE BABIES.
HI, CUTE BABIES.
(CHITTERING)

She sees a raccoon approaching the nest.

Muffy says IS THAT A RACOON?
I THOUGHT THEY ONLY CAME OUT AT
NIGHT.

Brain says THEY OCCASIONALLY DAY HUNT IF
THERE'S FOOD NEARBY.

Muffy says OH NO, YOU DON'T!
LEAVE THOSE CHICKS ALONE!

She takes off a shoe and says YEAH, RACOON, I'M TALKING TO
YOU!

She throws the shoe at the raccoon.

Brain says GO, MUFFY!
YOU'LL MAKE A REAL BIRDER SOME
DAY.

Muffy says I MIGHT.
I ALSO MIGHT ASK BAILEY TO FIND
MY SHOE.

(music plays)

Six weeks later, Sue Ellen, Brain and Francine walk toward Muffy's house.

Brain says MUFFY SAYS TODAY'S THE DAY.

SHE'S BEEN WATCHING THOSE
CHICKS FOR SIX WEEKS STRAIGHT.

Sue Ellen says THINK SHE HAS ANYTHING
SPECIAL PLANNED?

On a stand at the front gate, Muffy's dad says WELCOME TO MUFFY'S MIGRATORY
EMPORIUM!
BINOCULAR RENTALS, FIVE BUCKS.

Sue Ellen says WHERE WILL THE FALCONS GO
AFTER THEIR CHICKS FLY OFF?

Brain says POSSIBLY TO COSTA RICA.

Muffy says ACTUALLY, I BELIEVE THEIR
MIGRATION ROUTE WILL GO SOUTH TO
TIERRA DEL FUEGO.

Sue Ellen says OH, LOOK, IT'S HAPPENING.
OH, WOW!

Brain says WHOA, THEY'RE UP AND
AWAY!

Sue Ellen says LOOK AT THEM GO!
(SCREECHING)

Kids say YAY!
(SNIFFLING)

Muffy sniffles and says FARE THEE WELL, CHESTER AND
FESTER.

Francine says CHESTER AND FESTER?

Brain says DON'T ASK.

Sue Ellen says I BET YOU'LL MISS THEM.

Muffy says A LITTLE, BUT I MADE THEM A
PICTUREGRAM ACCOUNT.
SEE?
CHESTER AND FESTER.

Francine says WOW.
SO, THE BIRDS CAN POST SELFIES
FROM TIERRA DEL FUEGO?

Muffy says NO, SMARTY.
SO MY FELLOW BIRDERS CAN UPDATE
ME ON THEIR PROGRESS.

Sue Ellen says WHO ARE THESE OTHER BIRDS YOU
HAVE HERE?

Muffy says OH, THE BLOOM BIRDS, ASHER
AND AQUA.
AND THIS IS FEATHER, THE CANARY
I MIGHT ADOPT.
CANARIES, OF COURSE, ARE THE
ONLY BIRDS WITH...
(SCREECHING)

(music plays)

Now real life kids say AND NOW, A WORD FROM US
KIDS!

A real life brown-haired boy says MY NAME IS KEEAN AND TODAY,
WE'RE VISITING AN ART
EXHIBITION.
MUFFY, SHE HAD A NEST OF A
FALCON LIVING ON HER ROOF, AND
SHE WANTED IT OFF BECAUSE SHE
WAS AFRAID OF IT.

Lucy says THE IDEA OF THIS
EXHIBIT IS TO HELP PEOPLE THINK
ABOUT HOW ALL THE ANIMALS IN OUR
NEIGHBOURHOOD MATTER.

Lucy is in her late forties, with short wavy gray hair and wears a black top, a black cardigan sweater and black-rimmed glasses.

Keean says THIS GALLERY IS AT
RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN.

Lucy says MY NAME IS LUCY.
MOST PEOPLE CALL ME DR. LUCY.
AND I TAKE CARE OF ANIMALS.

Keean says IT'S ALL ABOUT MAKING
US AWARE OF ANIMALS, SO WE'RE
NOT AFRAID OF, DISGUSTED BY, OR
JUST IGNORING ANIMALS IN
GENERAL.

Lucy says CAN YOU NAME AN ANIMAL
THAT'S RIGHT HERE IN YOUR
NEIGHBOURHOOD THAT YOU JUST SAW
RECENTLY?

A girl says A ROBIN BIRD.

Lucy says ROBIN BIRD, GOOD.

Another girl says RACCOONS.

Lucy says RACOONS, EXCELLENT.

A boy says RATS.

Lucy says RATS, VERY GOOD.
HOW CAN WE LIVE IN BALANCE WITH
THESE ANIMALS?

A girl says I THINK PEOPLE SHOULD JUST
LEAVE ANIMALS ALONE.
WHEN I SAY "LEAVE THEM ALONE,"
WE SHOULD LEAVE THEM ALONE, NOT
IN A BAD WAY, BUT IN A GOOD WAY.

Lucy says WE CAN LEAVE ANIMALS
ALONE BY GIVING THEM RESPECT AND
SPACE TO LIVE, AND THAT'S WHAT
THIS EXHIBIT IS ALL ABOUT.
SO, THIS IS THE PIECE I WANT YOU
TO LOOK AT.

The girl says AT DAY, ALL THE HUMANS
COME OUT THE PARK, BUT AT NIGHT,
ALL THE COYOTES LIKE TO COME
OUT.

Lucy says SO, WE GET TO MEET THE
ARTIST.
HER NAME IS ESME.

A woman with straight brown hair says IT MEANS HUMANS AND ANIMALS
CAN LIVE IN THE SAME WORLD, BUT
ALSO HAVE THEIR OWN SPACE.

A girl says I THINK THAT MUFFY SAW THIS
KIND OF BIRD.
IT'S A PEREGRINE FALCON.

Lucy says THIS IS THE ARTIST, PETER
GREENE.

The first girl says HOW DID YOU GET ALL OF THAT
HIGH?

Peter is in his late thirties, with short brown hair and a graying beard. He wears glasses, a gray T-shirt with feathers printed on the front and a black cap hat.

He says I WAS IN A WINDOW.
I STAYED VERY QUIET AND VERY
HIDDEN, SO SHE COULD TAKE CARE
OF HER BABIES WITHOUT ANYBODY
BOTHERING HER AT ALL.
I WOULD LIKE TO SEE WHAT KIND OF
ART YOU MAKE.

Keean says EVERY ANIMAL IS PART
OF NATURE, AND HUMANS ARE
ANIMALS AND THEY'RE ALSO A PART
OF NATURE.
WELL, THAT'S THE POINT-- WE'RE
ANIMALS.

The kids says AND NOW, BACK TO
ARTHUR.

A new episode rolls.

The director says BEET BURGER COMMERCIAL
AUDITION TAKE ONE.

The clapboard reads "Beet Burger Audition. Sue Ellen Armstrong."

Sue Ellen says NOW?
THIS BEET... BURGER IS
"BEETARIFFIC."

Now Francine auditions and says THIS BEET BURGER IS
"BEETARIFFIC."
(GIGGLING)
DOES ANYBODY ACTUALLY BELIEVE
THAT?

Now Brain auditions and says THIS BEET IS, UH...
IT'S, UM...

Binky says WE'RE AUDITIONING FOR A
COMMERCIAL.
THEY WANT AN AVERAGE KID.
AND WHO'S MORE AVERAGE THAN ME?
(CLEARING THROAT)

Muffy auditions and says BEFORE I PERFORM, I WOULD
LIKE TO DO A VOCAL WARM-UP.
AHEM!
A NOISE, A NOISE, A NOISY
OYSTER.

Binky says MY TURN!
WISH ME LUCK!

The name of the episode reads "Binky can't always get what he wants."

On the stage at the school auditorium, George and another student show Mister Ratburn a banner that reads "Cat adoption talent show."

Ratburn says "CAT ADOPTION TALENT
SHOW"-- VERY READABLE AND THE
ACRONYM POPS.
NICE WORK, GENTLEMEN.
MARIA, YOU'LL BE THE CAT
WRANGLER.
COME WITH ME.

Maria says OH, G-G-GOOD.
I LOVE CATS.

Ratburn says THE CAT CARRIERS CAN GO ON
THESE TABLES.
AT THE APPROPRIATE TIMES, YOU'LL
BRING A CAT ONSTAGE AND SHOW IT
TO THE AUDIENCE.

Maria says AND THEN, SOMEONE WILL ADOPT
IT?

Ratburn says THAT'S THE PLAN.

Binky says SORRY.
AM I LATE?
I WAS PRETENDING TO LIKE BEETS
FOR THIS COMMERCIAL THINGY.

Binky plays the flute.

Ratburn says YOU'RE NOT LATE AT ALL.
YOU'RE EARLY, IN FACT.
YOU'LL BE PLAYING MUSIC DURING
THE SHOW TO KEEP THE ENERGY UP
AND TO GET THOSE CATS ADOPTED.
NOW, MY INTRODUCTION GOES
LIKE...
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE CAT
ADOPTION TALENT SHOW IS PROUD TO
INTRODUCE-- MORE ENERGY, BINKY.
MORE PIZAZZ.
(PLAYING UP-BEAT CLARINET)
EXCELLENT, NICE AND PEPPY.
NIGEL RATBURN!
THANK YOU.
SO MUCH APPLAUSE, IT SOUNDS LIKE
THUNDER.
LAUGH, LAUGH, LAUGH.
AND THAT'S WHEN YOU STOP
PLAYING.

Binky says GOT IT.

(PHONE RINGING)

Ratburn says IS THAT ME?
HELLO?
YES, THIS IS NIGEL.

Maria says SO, WHEN DO YOU HEAR ABOUT
THE C-COMMERCIAL?

Binky says PRETTY SOON.
I'M SO EXCITED, MY EARS ARE
SWEATING.

Maria says WELL, I'M EXCITED ABOUT BEING
THE CAT WRANGLER.

Binky says OH, YEAH?

Maria says I LOVE CATS.
HAVE YOU READ THE MAGIC CAT
BOOKS?

Binky says NOPE.

Maria says OH, THEY'RE GREAT.
THEY'RE ABOUT A MAGIC CAT...

Ratburn says MARIA, I HAVE TO RUN A QUICK
ERRAND.
IF THE PEOPLE FROM THE SHELTER
ARRIVE, HAVE THEM PLACE THE CAT
CARRIERS ON THE TABLES.

Maria says YEAH-OW!
THAT'S "YES" IN CAT LANGUAGE.

Binky says IS IT OKAY IF I GO CHECK ON
THE COMMERCIAL?

Ratburn says FINE.
JUST BE BACK IN AN HOUR.

Later at the Sugar Bowl, Binky says ONE CHEESY FRANKIE FOR ME,
RAFI.
SO, WHO GOT THE COMMERCIAL?

Francine says DON'T KNOW, BUT MUFFY'S BEEN
TALKING TO THEM FOR TEN MINUTES.

Binky says OH, I BET SHE GOT IT.

Francine says YEAH, SHE'S DONE COMMERCIALS
BEFORE.

Muffy says DESPITE MY SUPERIOR
CREDENTIALS, I WAS FOURTH ON
THEIR LIST.
FRANCINE WAS THIRD.
SUE ELLEN WAS SECOND.
BRAIN, SORRY, YOU WERE NUMBER
NINE.

Brain says STILL TOP TEN.

Binky says WHAT ABOUT ME?

Muffy says THEY SAID YOU HAVE AN EARTHY
QUALITY THAT REMINDS THEM OF
BEETS.

Binky says OH, I KNEW I WOULDN'T GET IT!

Muffy says NO, THEY LIKED IT.
YOU GOT THE PART.

Brain says GO, BINKY!

Binky says ME?
ARE YOU SURE?
WOW, THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING.

He daydreams of shooting the commercial in a suit and sporting a moustache.

He says THIS BEET BURGER IS
"BEETARIFIC."
(CLAMOURING)

Then he purchases a car at Muffy's dad's dealership.

Muffy's dad says WOULD YOU PREFER THE
SLINGSHOT XL OR THE SPORTS
ROCKET 9000?

Binky says I'LL TAKE BOTH.

Muffy's dad says SPOKEN LIKE A TRUE STAR.

Then, he imagines himself on a stage.

Ratburn says I AM PLEASED TO PRESENT TO
YOU THE NOBEL PRIZE FOR ACTING
IN AN ADVERTISEMENT.
(AUDIENCE CHEERING)

Binky says I AM HONOURED...

Rafi brings him his hotdog.

(RAFI CLEARING THROAT)

Binky says AND HUNGRY.

Muffy takes away the hot dog and says THERE'S NO TIME TO EAT.
THEY NEED YOU ON SET.

Binky says NOW?
CAN'T I HAVE ONE BITE?

Muffy says ONE.
THOUGH, AS YOUR MANAGER, I
ADVISE AGAINST IT.
THE CAMERA ADDS TEN POUNDS.

Francine says WHY ARE YOU SUDDENLY HIS
MANAGER?

Muffy says BECAUSE WITHOUT ME, THOSE
JACKALS MAKING THE COMMERCIAL
WILL EAT HIM ALIVE.
(GULPING)

Muffy says JUST LIKE THAT.
LET'S GO.
(CHATTERING)

At the studio, Binky says WOW!
SOME DAY THEY'LL SAY, "THIS IS
WHERE IT ALL STARTED FOR BINKY
BARNES."

Muffy says HEY, CLIPBOARD, I HAVE A STAR
HERE IN NEED OF A DRESSING ROOM.

A man holding a clipboard says AH, BINKY, YOUR FITTING IS AT
5 P.M., WE SHOOT AT SIX, FINISH
BY NINE.

Binky says TONIGHT?
I CAN'T.
I'M PLAYING CLARINET IN THE...

The man says IS THERE A PROBLEM?

Muffy says NO, NO, NO, NO.
NO PROBLEM.
(CHUCKLING NERVOUSLY)
WOULD YOU EXCUSE US?
CAT ADOPTION IS NOT GOING TO
MAKE US-- YOU FAMOUS.
YOU HAVE TO CANCEL.

Binky says HEY, YOU'RE MY MANAGER - YOU
DO IT.

Muffy says NO.
THIS IS YOUR PROBLEM AND YOU
HAVE HALF AN HOUR TO FIX IT.
GO, HURRY!
(GROANING)
(PURRING)
(MEOWING)

Backstage at the cat adoption show, Binky approaches Maria and says HAVE YOU SEEN MR. RATBURN?
I HAVE TO TALK TO HIM.

Maria says CONGRATULATIONS ON THE
COMMERCIAL.

Binky says HOW'D YOU FIND OUT?

Maria says MUFFY'S PRESS RELEASE.

Binky says "CROSSWIRE TALENT AGENCY INKS
MAJOR COMMERCIAL GIG"?
WOW!

Maria says I KNOW.
HER HEADSHOT IS AMAZING.

(PHONE RINGING)

Maria says OH, HI, MUFFY.
SURE.
HANG ON.

Maria passes the phone to Binky.

Muffy says WHY ARE YOU THERE?
THE COSTUME FITTING IS HERE.

Binky says I HAD TO RUN ALL THE WAY OVER
AND I CAN'T FIND MR. RATBURN.

Muffy says THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT
REPLACING YOU!
I'M SENDING BAILEY.
(GROANING)

Maria says YOU SEEM TROUBLED.
DO YOU WANT TO PET ONE-EYED
CORNELIUS FOR MAGIC CAT LUCK?

Binky says UH, NO.

Maria says HIS LOSS.

Cornelius plays with her hair.

She says OW, OW, OW.
LET GO.

Ratburn says BE SURE TO CHECK ALL THE
ROPES.
AH, BINKY, HAVE YOU MET THE
CATS?

Binky says OH, UM, ABOUT TONIGHT...

(PHONE RINGING)

Ratburn says THIS INFERNAL THING AGAIN.
HELLO?
WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU CAN'T HELP
TONIGHT?
YOU MADE A COMMITMENT.
I EXPECT YOU TO KEEP IT.
WELL, IT'S INCONSIDERATE OF YOU
TO CANCEL LIKE THIS.
MY CONCESSIONAIRE JUST QUIT ON
ME ONE HOUR BEFORE THE SHOW.
CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT?

Binky says WELL, ACTUALLY...

Ratburn says THE LIGHTING GIRL IS ALLERGIC
TO CATS.
THE SIGN IS UPSIDE-DOWN.
GENTLEMAN!
AND NOW, NO CONCESSIONS.
IF ONE MORE THING GOES WRONG, I
SWEAR MY HEAD WILL EXPLODE.

Binky says I CAN'T PLAY MUSIC FOR
YOU TONIGHT.

Ratburn gasps.

Bailey parks the limo outside for Binky.

Binky says THANKS, BAILEY.
A REAL LIVE LIMO.
I COULD GET USED TO THIS.

He imagines a crowd waits outside for him to get out of the limo.

(CROWD CHEERING)

Brain says LOOK, IT'S BINKY!

Sue Ellen says YOU'RE A STAR!

Francine takes pictures and says SMILE FOR YOUR FANS.

Ratburn says YOU PROMISED, BINKY!
YOU PROMISED!
(CHEERING)
(BREATHING HEAVILY)

He runs in the studio and says I'M HERE!
MUFFY?
WHY IS SUE ELLEN WEARING MY
COSTUME?

The man with the clipboard says YOU BLEW IT, KID.
YOU MISSED THE FITTING.

Binky says BUT I'M HERE NOW!

Muffy says WELL, MY CLIENT WILL NOT
STAND FOR THIS.

Binky says MUFFY, CAN YOU FIX THIS?
I DIDN'T MEAN TO BE LATE.

Muffy says SORRY, NO TIME FOR YOU NOW,
BUT LET'S DO LUNCH!
IF WE DON'T GET GUARANTEED
RESIDUALS, THEN SUE ELLEN WALKS!

Binky says BUT...
(GROANING)

As he walks outside, Biale leaves with the limo.

Binky says HEY...
BUT...
(THUNDER CRASHING)}

It starts to rain. Binky starts walking in the rain.

Binky says AWW...

(MEOWING)

Backstage at the cat adoption show, Maria says ONE-EYED CORNELIUS LIKES YOU.

Binky says GO AWAY.

Ratburn says BINKY, WHAT ABOUT YOUR
COMMERCIAL?

Binky says THAT FELL THROUGH AND I...

Ratburn says APOLOGY ACCEPTED.
WE'RE STARTING NOW.
REMEMBER, WE'RE TRYING TO GET AT
LEAST 10 OF THESE CATS ADOPTED,
SO ENERGY, PIZAZZ!

The announcer says LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,
THE CAT ADOPTION TALENT SHOW IS
PROUD TO INTRODUCE NIGEL
RATBURN!
(APPLAUDING LIGHTLY)
(PLAYING SAD SONG ON CLARINET)

THANK YOU FOR THAT WARM
WELCOME.
SO MUCH APPLAUSE, IT SOUNDS
LIKE, UH, THUNDER!
(PLAYING SAD SONG ON CLARINET)
ENERGY, BINKY!
PIZAZZ!
(PLAYING SAD SONG ON CLARINET)
(PLAYING SCREECHING NOTE)

George juggles balls on stage to the sad music. He drops the balls.

A girl in the audience says OH MY!
(GROWLING)

Ratburn says JUGGLING ISN'T EASY.
BUT WHAT IS EASY IS ADOPTING A
CAT.
FIND MARIA DURING INTERMISSION
AND SHE'LL HELP YOU FILL OUT THE
FORMS.
(CHATTERING)
(MEOWING)

Backstage, Maria says YOU'RE RUINING IT!
YOUR MUSIC IS SO DEPRESSING, NOT
A SINGLE CAT HAS BEEN ADOPTED!

Lying on the floor, Binky says I CAN'T HELP IT.
MY ONLY CHANCE AT FAME IS GONE.

Maria says SNAP OUT OF IT!
THESE CATS NEED HOMES!

The cats start climbing up Binky.

(MEOWING)

Binky says YOU AGAIN?
GET OFF ME.

Maria says WAIT, THIS IS JUST LIKE IN
THE MAGIC CAT BOOKS.
THEY'RE COVERING YOU WITH A
HEALING, MAGIC CAT BLANKET.

Binky says THIS ACTUALLY DOES MAKE ME
FEEL BETTER.

Maria says SEE?
MAGIC.

Binky says YES!

Maria says NOW, THEY'VE HELPED YOU.
DON'T YOU WANNA HELP THEM?

Binky says YEAH-OW!
(MEOWING)

On stage, Buster does a magic trick with a bunny. The bunny hops away.

(AUDIENCE GASPING)
(GASPING)

Ratburn says TRULY MAGICAL.
BUT YOU KNOW WHO'S ALSO MAGICAL?
MITTENS HERE.
WOULD ANYONE LIKE TO TAKE
MITTENS HOME?
ANYONE?

Binky starts playing an upbeat tune.

(PLAYING UPBEAT CLARINET)

Ratburn says HE IS A PLAYFUL AND LIVELY
CAT...
(PLAYING UPBEAT CLARINET)...WITH A MISCHIEVOUS AND LOVING
STREAK.
WHO WANTS TO BRING THIS CAT
HOME?
YOU!
THANK YOU!
(PLAYING UPBEAT CLARINET)
(CHATTERING, CHEERING)

People in the audience start adopting the cats.

After the show, Maria says GOODBYE, WILLIKERS.
ENJOY YOUR N-NEW HOME.
WOW, 17 CATS WERE ADOPTED
TONIGHT.

Ratburn says YOUR PLAYING REALLY MADE
THE DIFFERENCE.

Binky says I'M GLAD I WAS ABLE TO HELP,
ESPECIALLY BECAUSE I GET TO KEEP
CORNELIUS.
THOUGH, I'M SORRY I LOST THE
COMMERCIAL.
BEING A SUPERSTAR WOULD HAVE
BEEN AWESOME.

Maria says MAYBE NOT.

Maria plays a clip that shows Sue Ellen inside a beet costume.

Sue Ellen says I'M SWEATING TO DEATH IN
THIS.
(GROANING)
NOW, I CAN'T GET UP.
CAN SOMEONE HELP ME?
HELLO?

The end credits roll as the theme song plays.

The lyrics say
EVERY DAY WHEN YOU'RE WALKING DOWN THE STREET EVERYBODY THAT YOU MEET HAS AN ORIGINAL POINT OF VIEW 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.