Transcript: Muffy's Car Campaign / Truth or Poll
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
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
THE PLACE TO START
AND I SAY
Now Arthur falls into a swimming pool and plays with friends.
The song continues
WONDERFUL KIND OF DAY
IF WE COULD LEARN
TO WORK AND PLAY
AND GET ALONG WITH
WHAT A WONDERFUL
KIND OF DAY
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."
On a line to get food at the school cafeteria, Binky says EWW, WHAT'S THAT?
Behind the counter, Leah says ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH WITH
A DASH OF MAPLE SYRUP.
Binky says DO YOU HAVE ANY GREEN BEANS?
Leah says SORRY, WE'RE TRYING TO ONLY
SERVE VEGETABLES THAT ARE IN
SEASON FROM LOCAL FARMS.
IT'S BETTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT.
Buster says HEY!
THERE ARE NO TOMATOES EITHER?
Muffy says NO TOMATOES?!
WHAT WILL I HAVE WITH MY FRESH
Binky says HOW COULD A VEGETABLE BE
BETTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT?
Leah says EVERYONE HOLD THE LINE.
DO YOU KNOW WHERE THIS AVOCADO
Binky says A TREE?
Leah says A TREE OVER 2000 MILES AWAY,
AND IT PROBABLY ARRIVED ON A
TRUCK WHICH PUT 2000 MILES WORTH
OF POLLUTION IN THE AIR.
Muffy says BUT A LITTLE POLLUTION NEVER
HURT ANYONE, RIGHT?
Leah says WRONG.
AIR POLLUTION HAS BEEN LINKED TO
LOTS OF DISEASES, LIKE ASTHMA.
AND ALL THAT POLLUTION ALSO
CONTRIBUTES TO CLIMATE CHANGE.
SEE, THE POLLUTION ACTS LIKE A
LID, TRAPPING THE HEAT, WHICH IS
FINE FOR THIS PASTA PRIMAVERA,
BUT NOT SO GOOD FOR OUR PLANET.
WE ALL HAVE TO DO SOMETHING.
THIS IS THE ONLY PLANET WE HAVE.
WANT SOME CARROTS WITH THAT?
Later at the table, Francine says MRS. MACGRADY IS RIGHT.
WE SHOULD ALL BE DOING SOMETHING
TO HELP THE ENVIRONMENT, AND WE
HAVE TO DO IT NOW.
Binky says IF HELPING THE ENVIRONMENT
MEANS MORE FOOD LIKE THIS, I'M
The name of the episode reads "Muffy's car campaign."
Sitting at the school front yard, Francine says I HEREBY I CALL THIS SESSION
OF THE LAKEWOOD ELEMENTARY ECO
KIDS TO ORDER.
Buster says CAN WE BE THE ECO NINJAS
IT SOUNDS COOLER.
Arthur says HOW ABOUT THE ECO SQUAD?
Binky says OOH, YEAH!
Muffy says LOVE IT!
Francine says GUYS, IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT
WE'RE CALLED, IT MATTERS WHAT WE
THAT'S WHAT WE'RE HERE TO
Buster says I'VE GOT IT!
LET'S INVENT CARS THAT RUN ON
SELTZER INSTEAD OF GASOLINE.
Binky says THAT WOULD NEVER WORK.
WHERE WOULD WE GET ALL THAT
Brain says BUSTER, WE NEED IDEAS THAT
ARE ACTUALLY DOABLE.
Muffy looks at a car on the parking slot and says LOOK AT ALL THE
HEY, WHY DON'T WE ASK PARENTS TO
TURN OFF THEIR ENGINES WHILE
Francine says THAT WOULD CUT DOWN ON AIR
Brain says YEP.
IT SAYS HERE THAT FOR EVERY TEN
MINUTES OF CAR IDLES,
A POUND OF CARBON GOES INTO THE
Binky says HOW'S THIS FOR A SLOGAN?
"DON'T MAKE US COUGH, TURN YOUR
Francine says I LIKE IT.
LET THE CAMPAIGN BEGIN.
They start making flyers for the campaign and then handing them out.
Later, the handyman puts up a permanent sign on the parking lot.
Arthur says BUSTER, THAT WAS A
GREAT IDEA TO ASK MISS TINGLEY
FOR A PERMANENT SIGN.
Buster says I WANTED IT TO BE 20 FEET
HIGH WITH FLASHING PURPLE
LIGHTS, BUT SHE THOUGHT IT MIGHT
Francine says GUYS, LISTEN UP.
I'VE BEEN WORKING ON OUR NEXT
Muffy says WE'RE DOING ANOTHER ONE?
Binky says OH, I'VE GOT A SLOGAN...
"IF YOU CARE, DON'T CUT YOUR
Arthur says WHAT IS THAT FOR?
Binky says I DON'T KNOW, BUT IT'S CATCHY
Francine says GETTING PEOPLE TO TURN OFF
THEIR ENGINES IS GREAT,
BUT WOULDN'T IT BE EVEN BETTER
FOR THE ENVIRONMENT IF EVERYONE
JUST BIKED TO SCHOOL?
Brain says BUT WHAT ABOUT KIDS WHO LIVE
TOO FAR AWAY TO BIKE OR WALK?
Francine says WELL, WE DO HAVE A SCHOOL
Brain says ONE SCHOOL BUS ISN'T BIG
ENOUGH FOR EVERY STUDENT.
Arthur says BUT IF THE SCHOOL COULD GET
MORE BUSES, THEN EVERYONE WHO
NEEDED A RIDE COULD GET ONE.
Brain says THAT WOULD REDUCE THE NUMBER
OF CARS ON THE ROAD BY A LOT.
Francine says MAYBE ONE DAY WE COULD MAKE
ALL OF ELWOOD CITY TOTALLY
Muffy says TOTALLY CAR-FREE?
Francine says SO ARE WE ALL IN?
Brain says I'M IN!
Arthur says ME TOO!
Buster says YEAH, LET'S DO IT!
Francine says MUFFY?
Muffy says OH, YES!
Later walking down the street, Muffy imagines a street without cars, only scooters, bikes, and skateboards.
She breaths in and says AH...
She stops at her dad's car dealership and all the cars are covered in dust and spider webs.
Dad says CARS HERE.
ANY MODEL, ANY MAKE AT ROCK
YOU, SIR, WANT A CAR?
HOW IS 5?
ANY CAR FOR A QUARTER, AND I'LL
THROW IN THIS FREE BOWL OF SOUP!
The passer-by keeps walking.
Dad says OH, MY LIFE'S WORK DOWN THE
WHY DID THEY BAN CARS FROM
With a startled look on her face, Muffy runs to his dad's real car dealership.
(DOOR OPENING, BELL RINGING)
Dad says OH, HEY, MUFFIN.
Muffy says HI, DADDY.
DADDY, WHAT WOULD YOU DO
IF YOU COULDN'T SELL CARS?
Dad says WELL, THAT'S EASY.
I'D BE A DOG GROOMER.
ALWAYS LOVED THE WAY THOSE FANCY
TOO BAD I'M ALLERGIC TO DOGS.
WHY DO YOU ASK?
Muffy says NO REASON.
Dad says I WOULDN'T WORRY, CREAM PUFF,
BUSINESS IS GREAT AND IT'S ABOUT
TO GET EVEN BETTER.
WE'RE BRANCHING OUT INTO NEW
SAY HELLO TO THE FOUR-DOOR
ISN'T SHE A BEAUT?
AND VERY AFFORDABLE.
ONE DAY, I HOPE EVERYONE IN
ELWOOD CITY IS DRIVING ONE OF
Later at school, Francine says FIRST, WE SHOULD GET
SIGNATURES FROM OUR PARENTS,
SAYING OUR SCHOOL NEEDS MORE
Brain says I MADE UP A PAMPHLET WE CAN
HAND OUT, EXPLAINING HOW THIS
WILL HELP ME ENVIRONMENT.
Francine says AND THEN, WE'LL PRESENT THE
PETITION TO THE PRINCIPAL.
Arthur says WHO SHOULD DO THAT?
Buster says I'LL DO IT.
LOOK, I HAVE HYPNOTISING
THERE'S NO WAY SHE CAN SAY NO.
Francine says MAYBE WE SHOULD GO WITH
SOMEONE ELSE THIS TIME.
Muffy says ME?
Francine says OF COURSE.
WHO'S MORE PERSUASIVE THAN YOU?
Muffy says YOU DO HAVE A POINT.
IN FACT, I'VE BEEN THINKING
ABOUT THIS WHOLE CAMPAIGN.
WE SHOULD BE GOING AFTER BIGGER
FISH THAN A FEW CARS.
AND YOU KNOW WHAT THAT BIGGER
Buster says WHALES?
Muffy shows them a picture of a plane and says THIS.
PEOPLE, WE MUST ABSTAIN FROM
Brain says AIR TRAVEL DOES BURN A LOT OF
FUEL, WHICH ISN'T GOOD FOR THE
Francine says IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH OUR
LET'S STICK WITH OUR "GET ON THE
TRY TO GET AS MANY SIGNATURES AS
Binky says PLUS, YOUR SLOGAN NEEDS WORK.
IT JUST DOESN'T HAVE THAT BINKY
The kids go door to door collecting signatures. Muffy sells cookies, instead.
Brain says I GOT 12 SIGNATURES.
Arthur says I GOT 15, BUT ONE WAS PAL'S.
Binky says HOW MANY DID YOU GET?
Muffy says I LOST COUNT AFTER 30.
Francine says I'VE BEEN THINKING, MAYBE WE
SHOULD ALL SEE THE PRINCIPAL
TO SHOW HOW COMMITTED WE ARE.
Muffy says WHAT?
IT'LL BE TOO CONFUSING.
OUR MESSAGE WILL GET LOST.
PLUS, BUSTER WILL PROBABLY START
TALKING ABOUT SELTZER.
Buster says IT'S THE BUBBLES, THAT'S WHAT
MOVES THE CARS.
Muffy says TRUST ME, I'VE GOT THIS.
MEET YOU OUTSIDE AFTER THE
Francine says HMM...
Francine follows Muffy to the principal's office. She sees Muffy throwing the signature sheet in the trash and walking away.
Outside, Buster says WELL, ARE WE GETTING MORE
Arthur says WHAT'D SHE SAY?!
Muffy says I BEGGED, I PLEADED, BUT SHE
JUST WOULDN'T BUDGE.
SHE SAID THE SCHOOL JUST DIDN'T
HAVE THE MONEY.
Binky says THEN WE'LL RAISE THE MONEY.
LET'S GO TALK TO HER.
Muffy says WAIT!
IT WASN'T JUST THE MONEY.
SHE SAID SHE LOOKED INTO IT
AND THERE ARE NO MORE BUSSES!
Brain says HOW CAN THAT BE?
Muffy says THERE'S A SHORTAGE!
NO ONE CAN EXPLAIN IT!
Francine says I CAN EXPLAIN IT.
YOU DIDN'T TALK TO THE PRINCIPAL
LOOK WHAT I FOUND IN THE TRASH.
Arthur says WHAT?!
HOW COULD YOU?!
Muffy says YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THAT
MY DAD IS A CAR SALESMAN.
IT'S HIS LIFE!
FEWER CARS ON THE ROAD COULD
RUIN HIS BUSINESS!
Francine says THIS IS THE ENVIRONMENT WE'RE
Buster says IT'S THE AIR WE BREATHE.
Francine says IT'S BIGGER THAN JUST YOU AND
DON'T YOU GET THAT?
Binky says YOU ARE HEREBY KICKED OUT OF
THE ECO COMPADRES CLUB.
Buster says I THOUGHT WE WERE THE
Binky says ECO COMPADRE SOUNDS BETTER.
IT HAS THAT BINKY ZING.
Muffy says WAIT!
MAYBE WE CAN COMPROMISE?
Later at home, Muffy's Dad says PUMPKIN SMOOTHIE FOR MY
Muffy says NO THANKS.
Dad says WHAT'S WRONG?
Muffy says I SAVED THE FAMILY BUSINESS,
BUT I THINK I LOST MY FRIENDS
IN THE PROCESS.
Dad says HUH?
TELL ME EVERYTHING.
Muffy has her smoothie and says AND IF WE GET MORE BUSES,
THEN THERE'LL BE FEWER CARS,
AND YOU CAN'T BE A DOG GROOMER
'CAUSE YOU'RE ALLERGIC TO DOGS!
Dad says HONEY BUN, PART OF BEING A
GOOD BUSINESSMAN IS LEARNING TO
CHANGE WITH THE TIMES, AND
THAT'S WHY I'M SO EXCITED ABOUT
THE MALLARD-- IT'S AN ELECTRIC
Muffy says IT IS?
WELL, WHY DOES THAT MATTER?
Dad says IT DOESN'T USE GASOLINE,
WHICH IS BETTER FOR THE AIR.
IT'S NOT A PERFECT SOLUTION,
BUT IT'S A START.
A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT IS
IMPORTANT TO ME TOO.
IT'S THE WORLD I'M PROTECTING
FOR MY MUFFIN.
Muffy hugs him and says OH!
I SHOULD HAVE TAKEN THOSE
SIGNATURES TO THE PRINCIPAL.
Dad says YOU CAN TALK TO HER TOMORROW.
IN THE MEANTIME, I MIGHT JUST BE
ABLE TO HELP.
Later outside the school, Leah says I AM SO PROUD OF YOU KIDS.
THIS IS REALLY GOING TO MAKE A
Binky says THANKS, MRS. MACGRADY, AND IT
WOULD HAVE NEVER HAPPENED IF I
HADN'T ASKED FOR GREEN BEANS.
Francine says I HAVE TO HAND IT TO YOU,
MUFFY, THIS SOLUTION IS EVEN
BETTER THAN THE ONE WE WERE
Muffy says IT WAS REALLY DADDY'S IDEA.
Francine says I SHOULD HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT
HOW OUR CAMPAIGN WOULD AFFECT
Muffy says IT'S OKAY.
IF YOU HAD, THEN DADDY WOULDN'T
HAVE ASKED THE MALLARD CAR
COMPANY FOR THEIR HELP.
(KIDS GASPING IN AWE)
Two new school buses arrive.
Dad says ALL ABOARD FOR THE MAIDEN
VOYAGE OF LAKEWOOD ELEMENTARY'S
NEW FLEET OF ELECTRIC SCHOOL
Brain says LOOK AT THE FANCY
Arthur says THEY'RE SO COMFY!
Buster says LET'S CRANK SOME
Kids say AND NOW, A WORD FROM
A caption reads "A day without paper."
Now in real life, a group of school kids do some chores.
A boy in a blue T-shirt says TODAY IS OUR DAY WITHOUT
A blond girl says IT MEANS WE DON'T USE PAPER
The boy in the blue T-shirt says FRANCINE AND HER FRIENDS
TRIED TO GET PEOPLE TO USE CARS
LESS-- WE'RE TRYING TO USE PAPER
The blond girl says YESTERDAY, WE USED 95 PIECES
A boy with brown hair says THERE'S PAPER ON EVERYBODY'S
DESK-- HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE,
BUT TODAY, I DON'T EVEN HAVE
PAPER IN MY SIGHT.
A girl in a white and pink sweater says USUALLY, FOR MORNING WORK, WE
DO SOMETHING ON A PIECE OF
BUT TODAY, WE'RE HAVING A
TALKING MORNING WORK.
A girl in a black sweater says JOHAN, WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE
The girl in a white and pink sweater says WE ASKED THREE FRIENDS ABOUT
THEIR FAVOURITE SNACK.
The boy with brown hair says FIG BARS.
A boy in a gray sweater says CHEESY CRACKERS.
The blond girl says CHERRIES.
Another boy says WE'RE ALSO DOING MATH
The teacher says TODAY, WE'RE GOING TO PLAY
CLOSE TO 20, BUT WE'RE NOT GOING
TO USE PAPER RECORDING SHEETS.
WE'RE GONNA USE... DRY ERASE
A girl with black hair says THIS IS BASICALLY A MATH
The girl in the gray sweater says DRY ERASE BOARDS WORK VERY,
The boy in the blue T-shirt says WE'RE DOING ACROSTIC POEMS.
Another boy with brown hair says YESTERDAY, WE MADE THIS PIECE
OF PAPER, AND TODAY, WE'RE
WRITING IT ON THE TABLE.
A girl with wavy light brown hair says IT'S DRY ERASE, SO YOU CAN
JUST ERASE IT.
The blond girl says THIS IS MY ACROSTIC POEM.
MY DOWN WORD IS "SHELL."
SMOOTH, HARD, ELEGANT, LIGHT,
The girl in a white and pink sweater says WE DID A PRESENTATION FOR MS.
HEIDI, SHE'S OUR PRINCIPAL.
The boy in the blue T-shirt says DO YOU THINK WE CAN DO THIS
FOR THE WHOLE SCHOOL?
Another teacher says I THINK WE CAN.
The girl in a white and pink sweater says WE'LL HELP THE OTHER CLASSES
BECAUSE WE KNOW HOW TO DO IT.
IT'S SAVING THE TREES, SO
IT'S NOT RIDICULOUS BECAUSE WE
NEED THE TREES IN ORDER TO
The kids say AND NOW, BACK TO
Now a new episode rolls.
In the classroom, Binky thinks and says IF A METEOR
IS TRAVELLING AT A SPEED OF 40
MILES PER SECOND, HOW LONG WILL
IT TRAVEL IN ONE HOUR?!
I BARELY UNDERSTAND THE
He imagines traveling on a meteor.
Mister Ratburn says ONE MINUTE
ONE MINUTE REMAINING!
Binky says AHH!
Mister Ratburn says TEN SECONDS.
NINE, EIGHT, SEVEN...
Mister Ratburn grabs Binky's test and sees a drawing of a meteor on it.
Binky says ANY EXTRA CREDIT FOR
The name of the new episode reads "Truth or poll."
Outside the school, Binky says MAN, THAT MATH TEST WAS A
Brain says ACTUALLY, I THOUGHT IT WAS
Binky says WELL, OF COURSE YOU THOUGHT
IT WAS EASY, BUT FOR REGULAR
KIDS, IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE.
Arthur says I GOT A B-PLUS.
I GUESS IT WASN'T TOO BAD.
Brain says IF YOU DID THE HOMEWORK.
Binky says HOMEWORK, SCHMOMEWORK.
THAT TEST WAS LIKE BEING
BELLY SLAMMED BY UNCLE SLAM.
I BET EVERYONE THINKS SO,
EXCEPT YOU TWO.
Arthur says TOO BAD YOU CAN'T KNOW WHAT
Brain says YOU COULD IF YOU TOOK A POLL.
Binky says YEAH, SMARTY-PANTS, I'LL JUST
TAKE A POLL.
WHAT'S A POLL?
Brain says IT'S WHEN YOU ASK PEOPLE THE
SAME QUESTION TO FIND OUT WHAT A
GROUP THINKS ABOUT SOMETHING.
BUT I THINK YOU'LL FIND THAT
MOST KIDS THOUGHT THE TEST WAS
Binky says OH, YEAH?
WELL, WE'LL JUST SEE ABOUT THAT.
Later at the basketball court, Binky comes along with the poll and says THERE, I WAS RIGHT.
Brain says WHAT'S THIS?
Binky says MY POLL.
Brain says "WAS THE TEST TOO HARD?"
YES, YES, YES.
THIS PROVES NOTHING.
Binky says WHAT?
I ASKED THREE PEOPLE AND THEY
ALL SAID YES.
Brain says YOU NEED TO ASK MORE PEOPLE
THAN THAT TO GET AN ACCURATE
Binky says WAIT HERE.
Later, Binky says THERE, THAT'S 10 YESES.
I WAS RIGHT-- THE TEST WAS
ALTHOUGH, TO BE FAIR, MEI LIN
DIDN'T SAY IT WAS TOO HARD.
SHE JUST STUCK OUT HER TONGUE.
Brain says WAIT, MEI LIN-- YOUR BABY
WHO ELSE DID YOU ASK?
Binky says MY MOM, MY DAD,
THE TOUGH CUSTOMERS.
Brain says BUT THEY AREN'T EVEN IN OUR
YOU HAVE TO ASK PEOPLE WHO
ACTUALLY TOOK THE TEST.
Binky says WELL, YOU COULD HAVE TOLD ME
Later, Binky goes around asking the students.
A boy on the soccer field says OVER HERE!
COME ON, ARTHUR!
The boy says YAY!
(CHEERING, WHISTLE BLOWING)
Later at home, Brain says GREAT, YOU'VE ASKED EVERYONE
IN OUR CLASS.
THIS WILL MAKE FOR AN
EXCELLENT SAMPLE SIZE.
Binky says THANKS.
Brain prints something on his computer and says NOW, FOR THE RESULTS OF YOUR
Binky says WHAT'S THIS?
Brain says A PIE CHART.
Binky says OOH, ARE YOU MAKING PIE?
Brain says I'M NOT MAKING PIE.
THIS IS JUST A WAY TO
VISUALLY PRESENT YOUR DATA.
SEE THIS RED SECTION?
Binky says YEAH.
Brain says THAT REPRESENTS ALL THE
STUDENTS WHO THOUGHT THE TEST
WAS TOO HARD-- 35 percent.
Binky says WHOO-HOO.
WHAT'S THE BLUE STUFF?
Brain says THE STUDENTS WHO DIDN'T THINK
THE TEST WAS TOO HARD - 65 percent.
SO, I WAS RIGHT.
MOST KIDS IN THE CLASS DID
DISAGREE WITH YOU.
Binky says WELL, I'M GONNA ASK THEM
SOME OF THEM MIGHT CHANGE
He rings Buster's doorbell and says HEY, REMEMBER THAT POLL I
GAVE YOU YESTERDAY?
Buster says YEAH.
Binky says I'M GONNA ASK YOU THE
SAME QUESTION AGAIN, BUT THIS
TIME WITH DOUGHNUTS.
NOW, DID YOU THINK THAT MATH
TEST WE TOOK WAS TOO HARD?
Buster says NO.
Binky says WHAT?!
GIVE ME THAT.
YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO SAY YES.
Buster says I CAN'T HELP IT.
I REALLY DIDN'T THINK IT WAS
Binky says WELL, I STILL THINK IT COULD
HAVE BEEN A LOT EASIER.
Buster says WELL, IF YOU WOULD ASK ME
THAT, I WOULD HAVE SAID YES.
Binky says REALLY?
Buster says YES.
YES, YES, YES!
Binky says THANK YOU FOR YOUR VALUABLE
HAVE A NICE DAY.
Later at school, Binky pins the new pie chart up on the information board.
Francine says WOW.
99 percent OF STUDENTS AGREE.
Muffy says I WONDER WHO THAT 1 percent IS.
Binky says THAT'S BRAIN.
Francine says RIGHT, OF COURSE.
Brain says WHAT IS THIS?
Binky says THE RESULTS OF MY LATEST
READ IT AND WEEP.
OH, BY THE WAY THIS
Brain says "COULD THE MATH TEST HAVE
WELL, OF COURSE IT COULD HAVE
Binky says YOU AGREE TOO?
HEY, EVERYBODY, WE'VE GOT A
Brain says BUT THAT'S A RIDICULOUS
SAYING THE TEST COULD HAVE
BEEN EASIER ISN'T THE SAME AS
SAYING IT WAS TOO HARD.
Binky says YOU SAY TOMATO, I SAY POTATO.
IT'S ALL THE SAME.
Brain says NO, IT ISN'T.
THE WORDING OF YOUR QUESTION IS
MISLEADING AND YOUR PERCENTAGES
DON'T EVEN MAKE SENSE.
Francine says SEEMS CLEAR TO ME.
Muffy says I CERTAINLY WISH THAT MATH
TEST HAD BEEN EASIER.
Buster says ME TOO.
Binky says I THINK YOU MIGHT JUST BE
MAKING UP THESE RULES TO GET THE
RESULTS YOU WANT.
Brain says UGH!
Later on the line at the cafeteria, Binky says HEY, YOU TOOK THE LAST
STRAWBERRY ICE CREAM.
Arthur says SORRY, I WAS AHEAD OF YOU.
Binky says MRS. MACGRADY, IS THERE ANY
Leah says 'FRAID NOT.
I DON'T ORDER A LOT OF IT.
CHOCOLATE AND VANILLA ARE THE
Binky says HOW DO YOU KNOW?
Leah says JUST EXPERIENCE, I SUPPOSE.
Binky says WOULD YOU LIKE ME TO DO A
THAT WAY YOU'D KNOW FOR SURE
WHAT THE MOST POPULAR FLAVOUR
Leah says WELL NOW, THAT WOULD BE VERY
THANK YOU, BINKY.
Binky says DON'T MENTION IT.
Binky goes around asking the students for their favorite ice-cream flavor.
Binky gives Leah the results. They read "100 percent kids want rhubarb ice-cream."
Leah says WELL, BUTTER MY TOAST AND
CALL ME A BISCUIT.
I WOULD NEVER HAVE GUESSED.
Later, Buster eats the ice-cream and says WHAT IS THIS FLAVOUR?
Binky says RHUBARB.
ISN'T IT DELICIOUS?
IT'S MY FAVOURITE.
I LIKE IT EVEN BETTER THAN
Buster says IT IS INTRIGUING.
BUT WHY IS THERE ONLY RHUBARB
ICE CREAM NOW?
Binky says I TOOK A POLL.
IT'S WHAT EVERYONE WANTED.
Buster says OH, WAS I IN THAT POLL?
Binky says YEP.
I ASKED YOU IF YOU'D RATHER
HAVE A NEW FLAVOUR OR NO ICE
CREAM AT ALL.
NEW FLAVOUR WON BY A LANDSLIDE.
Buster says OH, RIGHT.
Brain says YOU'RE BEHIND THIS, AREN'T
Binky says HEY, I DON'T MAKE THE
RESULTS; I JUST REPORT THEM.
Brain says MUFFY, BE HONEST - DO YOU
REALLY LIKE THAT RHUBARB ICE
Muffy says MEH.
BUT IT'S TRENDING.
Binky says THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN.
Brain says UGH!
THIS STOPS NOW.
YOU'RE NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO
CAN TAKE A POLL.
Brain asks some girls DO YOU HAVE TIME FOR A QUICK
POLL ABOUT THE PLAYGROUND?
Binky walks down the playground and sees a lot of plants on the jungle gym.
Binky says WHAT HAPPENED TO THE TOWER OF
Brain says I TOOK A POLL.
87 PERCENT OF THE STUDENTS
WANTED TO SEE IT REPLACED WITH
A FLOWER GARDEN.
Binky says BUT...
Brain says SORRY, I DON'T MAKE THE
RESULTS; I JUST REPORT THEM.
Other kids look mad at Binky.
Binky says UH...
Later, Brain walks in a classroom and gasps.
Brain says WHAT HAPPENED TO MY CHESS
Binky says SORRY.
75 percent OF THE MEMBERS FELT THAT
CHESS SHOULD BE REPLACED WITH
THE FACTS DON'T LIE.
They keep up pining different poll results on the board.
Francine says HUH, 99 PERCENT OF KIDS WANT
OUR SCHOOL TO BE ACADEMICALLY
YEAH, OF COURSE.
Buster says BUT 99 PERCENT OF KIDS ALSO
WANT LESS HOMEWORK.
WAIT, CAN BOTH THOSE THINGS
Late at night on his bed, Binky says 75 PERCENT THINK THE SCHOOL
WEEKS SHOULD BE THREE DAYS.
82 PERCENT WANT WATCHING TV
TO BECOME A SPORT.
OH, TOO MANY NUMBERS!
He falls asleep and has a dream.
In the dream, Arthur runs to him at school and says HEY, BINKY, COME SEE THE
RESULTS OF THE LATEST POLL.
Muffy says THAT IS A GREAT IDEA.
Buster says WOW, 100 PERCENT!
Binky says "DO YOU THINK BINKY SHOULD BE
BAKED INTO A PIE?"
Brain says SORRY, THE PEOPLE HAVE
Binky says NO, STOP!
THERE MUST BE SOME MISTAKE!
Binky pops out of a giant pie and says WAIT!
HOW COULD 100 PERCENT OF KIDS
HAVE SAID YES?
I DIDN'T VOTE TO PUT ME IN A
Brain says YES, YOU DID.
THE QUESTION WAS "WOULD YOU
RATHER HAVE NO PIE EVER AGAIN OR
A DIFFERENT FLAVOURED PIE?"
Binky says OH, RIGHT.
I SURE WOULD MISS PIE.
Leah says NOW, WHO WANTS SOME A LA
She pulls a lever and pie filling starts coming at him.
Kids say ME!
He wakes up.
At the cafeteria, Leah says BINKY, I THOUGHT YOUR POLL
SAID THAT RHUBARB WAS THE MOST
WHY ISN'T ANYONE TAKING IT?
Binky says AH, MAYBE THEY CHANGED THEIR
Brain says BINKY'S POLLS ARE BIASED,
IF YOU WANT A FAIR ONE, I'LL
DO IT FOR YOU.
Binky says NO, DON'T LET HIM!
I'LL REDO MINE.
Brain says YOUR POLLS ARE MISLEADING.
Binky says WELL, AT LEAST I'M NOT
PUTTING KIDS IN PIES!
Buster says HUH?
Francine says PLEASE, NO MORE POLLS.
Buster says I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT I LIKE
TODAY, I PUT KETCHUP ON MY
PANCAKES BECAUSE 72 PERCENT OF
PEOPLE SAID IT WAS THEIR
Leah bangs a pot with a ladle and says EVERYONE WHO WANTS BRAIN AND
BINKY TO STOP TAKING POLLS,
RAISE THEIR HANDS.
Kids raise their hands.
Leah says WELL, I HAVEN'T COUNTED YET,
BUT I THINK THAT'S OVER 90
Binky raises his and says MAKE IT A HUNDRED!
Leah says POLLS ARE VERY VALUABLE
TOOLS, BUT THE QUESTIONS YOU
ASK ARE JUST AS IMPORTANT AS
Binky says I GUESS I GOT A LITTLE
Brain says ME TOO.
Binky says YOU WERE RIGHT, I SHOULD HAVE
STUDIED MORE FOR THAT MATH TEST.
Brain says YEAH, AND KIDS DIDN'T
ACTUALLY WANT THE JUNGLE GYM
I JUST ASKED THEM IF THEY
Binky says TRUCE?
Brain says TRUCE.
Binky says ACTUALLY, THEY REALLY
BRIGHTEN UP THE TOWER OF PAIN.
I TOOK A POLL AND WE'RE GONNA
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.
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