´╗┐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.

Arthur whispers HEY, D.W.

D.W. says HEY!

Arthur falls backwards and says WHOA!

In off, Ratburn says AND THAT, IN SHORT,
IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
LIVERWORTS AND MOSSES.
CLASS DISMISSED.

He opens the door and the kids leave.

Francine says UGH.
I THOUGH CLASS WOULD NEVER END.
I'M STARVING.

Arthur says ME, TOO.
I WONDER WHAT'S FOR LUNCH.

Buster says HOLD ON, I'LL TELL YOU!
LET'S SEE...
He opens a notebook and says TWO DAYS PAST THE FULL MOON, IT
SHOULD BE BAKED ZITI.

Francine says WHAT'S THAT?

Arthur says BUSTER'S SCHOOL LUNCH
ALMANAC.
HE'S BEEN KEEPING A RECORD OF
EVERYTHING WE'VE EATEN SINCE
FIRST GRADE.

Buster says YUP, SHE'S NINETY-NINE
PERCENT ACCURATE.
HUH?
THAT'S ODD.
IT DOESN'T SMELL LIKE BAKED
ZITI.

They walk into the cafeteria.

Francine says EWW!
IT SMELLS MORE LIKE BAKED GYM
SHOES.

Arthur says WITH A SIDE ORDER OF SWEATY
SOCKS.

Francine says WHO ARE YOU?

Skip wears a beige T-shirt and a chef hat.

Skip says SKIP BITTERMAN - SUBSTITUTE
CHEF.
GOULASH, ANYONE?

Skip puts food on a plate. The kids look at it with disgust.

A reddish patterned slate appears. It reads "The Great MacGrady."

Arthur says UGH!
HOW CAN SOMEONE RUIN A CRACKER?

Buster says LOOK AT THE COLOUR OF THIS
PUDDING.
I'D SAVE IT FOR MY FOOD CABINET,
BUT I'M AFRAID TO TOUCH IT.

Francine says I GIVE UP.
THE STALE ROLL WON.

Arthur says I WONDER WHERE MRS. MACGRADY
IS.

Francine says SHE PROBABLY JUST HAS A COLD.

Buster says I HOPE SHE'S BACK SOON.
I THINK THIS GOULASH JUST MOVED
ON ITS OWN.
AHH!

Then, at class, Ratburn says GOOD MORNING, CLASS.
I HAVE AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT
TO MAKE.
I'M SURE YOU'VE ALL BEEN
WONDERING WHERE MRS. MACGRADY
IS.

Binky says DID SHE QUIT?

Muffy says IF IT'S ABOUT MONEY,
CROSSWIRE MOTORS WOULD BE HAPPY
TO...

Buster says THE ALIENS TOOK HER!
THEY'RE MAKING HER TEACH THEM
EARTH COOKING.

Ratburn says EVERYONE SIT DOWN, PLEASE.
MRS. MACGRADY IS SICK.
SHE HAS CANCER.
HER SISTER'S COMING TO STAY WITH
HER TO HELP HER OUT.

Binky says CANCER?

Francine says MRS. MACGRADY HAS CANCER?

Ratburn says THE GOOD NEWS IS, THEY CAUGHT
IT EARLY AND HER DOCTORS ARE
WORKING VERY HARD TO MAKE HER
BETTER.
YES, FRANCINE?

Francine says WHEN IS SHE COMING BACK
TO SCHOOL?

Ratburn says WE DON'T KNOW THAT YET.
BUT IT PROBABLY WON'T BE FOR
SEVERAL WEEKS.
PERHAPS LONGER.

Muffy goes shopping. Francine is with her.

Muffy says HMM...
THE ONE ON THE LEFT SAYS "I WANNA RULE THE WORLD."
THE ONE ON THE RIGHT SAYS "I'M ARTISTIC AND REFINED."
THEY'RE BOTH SO DADDY.
WHICH DO YOU LIKE BETTER?

Francine says I THINK IT'S A TIE.
GET IT?
A TIE.

Muffy says I'LL TAKE THEM BOTH,
SEBASTIAN, AND PLEASE HAVE THEM
GIFT-WRAPPED.
YOU COULD PRETEND TO BE A TINY
BIT INTERESTED.
IT IS FOR MY FATHER'S BIRTHDAY
AFTER ALL.

Francine says MRS. MACGRADY HAS CANCER.
EXCUSE ME IF I DON'T FEEL LIKE
GOING SHOPPING.

Muffy says FRANCINE, SHE'LL BE FINE.

Francine says HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT?

Muffy says I JUST DO.
THIS IS MRS. MACGRADY WE'RE
TALKING ABOUT.
SHE NEVER GETS SICK.

Francine says WELL, SHE'S SICK NOW.
YOU KNOW, SOME PEOPLE DON'T GET
BETTER.
MY GRANDFATHER DIED FROM CANCER.

Muffy says OH, YOU'RE BEING SO NEGATIVE.
LOOK!
A MONEY-CLIP SHAPED LIKE A
HUBCAP.
SHOULD I GET THAT INSTEAD?

Francine turns and leaves.

DW and Arthur carry bags down the street. DW is dressed as a doctor.

D.W. says ARE YOU SURE WE BROUGHT
ENOUGH?

Arthur says THERE ARE FOUR GIANT JARS OF
HOMEMADE CHICKEN SOUP IN HERE.
I CAN BARELY LIFT IT.

DW says WHAT ABOUT HONEY?
AND STUFFED ANIMALS?
AND MARY MOO COW DVDS.

Arthur says MRS. MACGRADY DOES NOT WANT
MARY MOO COW DVDS.

DW says HOW DO YOU KNOW?
DID YOU ASK?
WAIT!
I HAVE TO GET READY.

Mrs. MacGrady opens the door. She has short white hair and wears a blue sweater.

Mrs. MacGrady says WELL, HELLO, ARTHUR.
WHAT A PLEASANT SURPRISE.
GOOD TO SEE YOU TOO, NURSE READ.
COME ON IN.

Arthur says WOULD YOU TAKE THAT MASK OFF?

DW whispers I DON'T WANNA CATCH THE
CANCER.

Mrs. MacGrady says DON'T WORRY, SWEETIE.
YOU CAN'T CATCH IT, I PROMISE.

DW says REALLY?

Mrs. MacGrady says I ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY
PROMISE.
BUT YOU TWO CAN WASH YOUR HANDS,
SO I DON'T CATCH ANYTHING FROM
YOU.
RIGHT NOW, I CAN CATCH THINGS
REALLY EASILY.

She tastes the homemade chicken soup and says MMM.
DELICIOUS.
TELL YOUR FATHER I'D LIKE THAT
RECIPE.

Arthur says AREN'T YOU GONNA HAVE
ANY MORE?

Mrs. MacGrady says I'LL HAVE SOME LATER.
WOULD YOU TWO MIND IF I PUT MY
FEET UP?

DW says I SHOULD PROBABLY EXAMINE
YOU.

Mrs. MacGrady says WHATEVER YOU SAY, NURSE.

DW says HM, YOUR KNEE SOUNDS NORMAL.
SAY "HAVANA BANANAS."

Mrs. MacGrady says HAVANA BANANAS.

DW says NO PROBLEM WITH TONGUE
TWISTERS.
ARE YOU SURE YOU'RE SICK?
YOU DON'T EVEN HAVE THE
SNIFFLES.

Mrs. MacGrady says WELL, CANCER ISN'T EXACTLY
LIKE A COLD.
THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT TYPES
OF CANCER.
BUT LET ME TRY TO SHOW YOU.
SEE, YOU'RE ALL MADE UP OF TEENY
TINY THINGS CALLED CELLS.

As she makes a drawing, she continues YOU CAN THINK OF THEM AS FLOWERS
IN A GARDEN.
YOUR BODY MAKES THEM EVERY DAY.
UNFORTUNATELY, MY BODY IS ALSO
MAKING A FEW WEEDS.
AND RIGHT NOW, MY BODY IS TRYING
HARD TO GET RID OF THOSE WEEDS
AND IT TAKES A LOT OF WORK.

Arthur says WE'LL LET YOU REST.

DW says AND WE'LL BRING ORANGES NEXT
TIME, AND HONEY, AND VIDEOS, AND
MORE MARY MOO COW CDS...

Next, the kids play football.

A player says WOO-HOO!
(whistle blowing)

Binky says HOW COULD YOU LET THEM GET
SEVEN GOALS?!

Francine says THE SUN WAS IN MY EYES.
ANYWAY, WHO CARES?
IT'S JUST A GAME.

Binky says WELL, BUT THAT WAS
EMBARRASSING.

Francine says WHAT'S THE POINT IF WE WIN OR
LOSE?
IT'S NOT LIKE IT'S GONNA MAKE
MRS. MACGRADY BETTER.
AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO
UNDERSTANDS THAT?!

Muffy says OH, FRANCINE!
I JUST WANTED TO REMIND YOU,
DADDY'S BIRTHDAY DINNER STARTS...

Angry, Francine says I'M NOT GOING!

Ed opens a present at his house. He is Ed is a monkey with short combed orange hair; and wears a light pink shirt, pink necktie, a light blue blazer and bluish-green dress pants.

Ed says ENDGAME
BY SAMUEL BECKETT.
SOUNDS LIKE A GRIPPING THRILLER.
THANK YOU, BAILEY.
WHAT GREAT PRESENTS.
THIS WAS A TERRIFIC BIRTHDAY.

Muffy says MY GIFTS WEREN'T VERY
ORIGINAL.

Ed says NONSENSE.
I LOVED YOUR TIES.
LOOK AT THESE COLOURS.

Muffy says CHIP GAVE YOU THAT ONE.

Ed says OH, WELL...

Muffy says OH, IT'S ALL FRANCINE'S
FAULT.
SHE WAS SUPPOSED TO HELP ME
SHOP, BUT SHE'S BEEN SO GLOOMY,
LATELY.

Ed says I CAN UNDERSTAND WHY, WHAT
WITH MRS. MACGRADY BEING SICK.
HOW ARE YOU FEELING ABOUT THAT?

Muffy says FINE.

Ed says MAYBE YOU'D LIKE TO VISIT
HER.
I'D BEEN MEANING TO SEND OVER A
CARE PACKAGE.

Muffy yawns and says I'M EXHAUSTED.
HERE'S THE RECEIPT FOR THE TIES.
IT'S OKAY IF YOU WANNA RETURN
THEM.
GOODNIGHT.

Francine is sleeping. She dreams about being in the cafeteria.

Francine says CREAM OF BUNION SOUP.
I WONDER WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE.
YEUCH!

Mrs. MacGrady says HI THERE, FRANCINE.
SORRY TO HAVE STARTLED YOU,
DEAR.
I WAS JUST LOOKING FOR
SOMETHING.
WAFFLE IRON, PEPPER MILL,
EGG SLICER...
AH, HERE WE GO!
MEET FLIP, MY LUCKY SPATULA.
FLIP AND I HAVE BEEN THROUGH A
LOT TOGETHER, HAVEN'T WE, FLIP?

Flip says YOU'RE DARN TOOTIN'.

Francine says SO, YOU'RE BACK NOW?
YOU'RE ALL BETTER?

Mrs. MacGrady says NO, I JUST CAME TO GET MY
STUFF.
BECAUSE OF THE CANCER, I NEED
AN EASIER JOB.
FROM NOW, ON I'LL BE SPINNING
THE BINGO WHEEL AT THE COMMUNITY
CENTRE.

Francine says BUT-- BUT YOU CAN'T LEAVE!
THIS PLACE WON'T BE THE SAME
WITHOUT YOU!

Mrs. MacGrady says SORRY, KIDDO, THAT'S JUST THE
WAY THE CRUMPET CRUMBLES.

Francine says WAIT!
DON'T GO!
COME BACK!

Francine wakes up and goes to his dad's bedroom.

Oliver says WHAT'S WRONG, FRANKIE?
BAD DREAM?

Francine says UH-HUH.
CAN I STAY HOME FROM SCHOOL
TODAY?

Oliver nods.

The next day, Francine sits outside her house.

Binky says HEY, YOU'RE NOT SICK!
WHY WEREN'T YOU IN SCHOOL TODAY?

Francine says I DON'T KNOW.
JUST DIDN'T FEEL LIKE IT, I
GUESS.

Buster says WANNA VISIT MRS. MACGRADY
WITH US?
WE'RE BRINGING HER SOME
VEGETABLES AND... THIS.

Francine says A ROCK?

Buster says NOT JUST ANY ROCK.
THIS ONE'S SPECIAL.
LOOK AT IT!
SEE?
IT'S SHAPED LIKE IOWA.
I THINK IT HAS HEALING
PROPERTIES.

Francine says BUSTER, A ROCK ISN'T GOING TO
CURE MRS. MACGRADY'S CANCER.

She throws it in a bush. Buster goes after it.

Buster says HOW CAN YOU BE SO SURE?

He grabs another rock and says HEY, THIS ONE LOOKS LIKE TEXAS!

Binky hands Francine a note.

Francine says WHAT'S THIS?

Binky says THAT'S THE e-mail ADDRESS OF
SYDNEY B. LAMAR JR - BETTER
KNOWN AS UNCLE SLAM.

Francine says UNCLE SLAM - THE PROFESSIONAL
WRESTLER?
HOW'D YOU GET THIS?

Binky says I'M THE PRESIDENT OF THE
ELWOOD CITY UNCLE SLAM FAN CLUB.
HE'S REALLY NICE.
YOU SHOULD WRITE HIM.

Francine says WHY?
SO HE'LL SEND ME A BOBBLE HEAD?
THANKS, BUT...

Binky says YOU KNOW HE HAD CANCER,
RIGHT?

Francine says NO.

Binky says YEAH, IT WAS TWO YEARS AGO.
HE WAS REALLY SICK.
A LOT PEOPLE THOUGHT HE WOULD
NEVER WRESTLE AGAIN, BUT THEY
WERE WRONG.
UNCLE SLAM BOUNCED BACK.
NOTHING COULD STOP HIM.

A crowd cheers during a Slam's wrestling fight.

Binky says AND HE WENT ON TO WRESTLE SVEN
LOGGER - AKA THE STUMP GRINDER -
WHO WAS UNDEFEATED.
AND SLAM BEAT HIM!
AND THEN, HE WENT ON TO WIN THE
ULTIMATE SMACKDOWN BELT SEVEN
TIMES.
THAT HAD NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE.
ANYWAY, I THOUGHT HE'D BE A
GOOD PERSON FOR YOU TO TALK TO.

Francine says LIKE HE'D EVER WRITE BACK!
ALL RIGHT, ALL RIGHT, I'LL GIVE
IT A SHOT.

Later, at her bedroom, she types "DEAR, MR. LAMAR, I NEVER
THOUGHT I'D BE WRITING TO A
PROFESSIONAL WRESTLER.
BUT I WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR
ADVICE."
"HI, UNCLE SLAM.
MY NAME'S FRANCINE.
HOW ARE YOU?
HOPE THIS ISN'T A BAD SUBJECT,
BUT I HEARD YOU HAD CANCER
AND--."
"I'M AFRAID.
REALLY AFRAID.
I HAVE THIS FRIEND, SHE'S THE
COOK AT OUR SCHOOL, BUT SHE'S SO
MUCH MORE THAN THAT.
SHE'S MRS. MACGRADY.
ONCE, SHE PLAYED IN A ROCK BAND
WITH ME.
SHE'S ONE OF THE MOST COOL AND
AMAZING PEOPLE I KNOW.
SHE'S REALLY WISE, BUT FUN, TOO.
AND NOW, SHE HAS CANCER.
SO, THIS IS WHAT I WANNA KNOW -
WILL SHE BE ALRIGHT?
COULD YOU PLEASE LET ME KNOW
THAT?
THANKS.
FRANCINE."

(music plays)

Kids say AND NOW, A WORD FROM
US KIDS.

Boy 1 says WHAT HAPPENED TO MRS.
MACGRADY IS A LOT LIKE WHAT
HAPPENED TO MR. SPRINGER.

Girl 1 says MR. SPRINGER OUR PRINCIPAL.
THIS IS MASON-RICE ELEMENTARY
SCHOOL.
She points to her cap and says "MASON-RICE."

Boy 2 says WE'RE IN FOURTH AND FIFTH
GRADE.
BACK WHEN WE WERE IN SECOND AND
THIRD GRADE, MR. SPRINGER GOT
CANCER, AND HE GOT BETTER,
LUCKILY.

In a classroom, Boy 1 says SO, TODAY, WE ARE GOING TO
TALK ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED, HOW WE
FELT.

Students sit next to Mister Springer. He is in his forties, clean-shaven with brown hair. He wears a blue shirt and a striped tie.

Girl 2 says WELL, MY MOM GOT A LETTER AND
SHE TOLD ME THAT YOU HAD CANCER
AND WE TALKED ABOUT THE
TREATMENTS AND THAT YOU WEREN'T
ALWAYS GOING TO BE HERE.

Girl 3 says AND I FELT SO, LIKE, WORRIED.

Mister Springer says I WANTED YOU TO KNOW THAT I
WAS GONNA BE OKAY.

Boy 3 says HE IS ONE HECK OF A
PRINCIPAL.

Girl 4 says IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE WITH
CANCER, YOU COULD MAKE THEM A
CARD.

Showing a big drawing, Girl 5 says THIS SHOWS WHAT I DID FOR MR.
SPRINGER.

Girl 1 says WHEN SOMEONE IS SICK, IT'S
KIND OF HARD BECAUSE YOU DON'T
KNOW WHAT TO SAY SOMETIMES.

Girl 6 says THERE'S NO WORD FOR IT.
IT'S JUST HOW YOU FEEL.

Showing another drawing, Girl 1 says I JUST DID, LIKE, "GET WELL
SOON" AND "FEEL BETTER."

Boy 1 says WELL, HIS HAIR FELL OUT WHEN
HE HAD CANCER.

Mister Springer says CANCER DOESN'T MAKE YOU LOSE
YOUR HAIR, BUT IT'S THE MEDICINE
THAT MAKES YOU BETTER THAT
ACTUALLY MAKES YOU LOSE YOUR
HAIR.
THAT'S WHEN I STARTED WEARING
THE HATS.

Girl 2 says OUR SCHOOL HAS A POLICY - NO
CAPS.

Girl 7 says YOU STARTED WEARING HATS A
LOT, THEN WE WERE LIKE,
"WHY CAN'T WE WEAR HATS, TOO?"

Girl 2 says LOTS OF KIDS WORE HATS TO
SHOW THEIR SUPPORT FOR
MR. SPRINGER.

Boy 4 says PROBABLY THE WHOLE SCHOOL
DID.

Girl 2 says WHEN MR. SPRINGER WAS SICK
SOMETHINGS DID CHANGE.
LIKE, HE LOST HIS HAIR, STARTED
WEARING A CAP.
BUT OTHER THINGS DIDN'T, LIKE
EVERY MORNING WHEN HE WAS HERE,
HE'D COME ON AND HE'D ANNOUNCE
THE BIRTHDAYS AND HE WAS STILL
MR. SPRINGER.

Holding a drawing, Mister Springer says AND PROBABLY THE THING THAT
MADE ME FEEL BEST WAS JUST
PEOPLE BELIEVING THAT I WAS
GOING TO BE FINE.

Girl 2 says MR. SPRINGER'S, LIKE, THE
BEST PRINCIPAL ON EARTH.

Kids say AND NOW, BACK TO
ARTHUR!

Arthur and his friends have lunch at the cafeteria.

Arthur says WHAT ARE THE ORANGE THINGS?
CARROTS?
CHEESE?

Buster says I'M JUST CALLING IT "MYSTERY
STEW NUMBER EIGHT."

Francine comes with a note.

Arthur says HEY, FRANCINE.
WHAT'S WRONG?
YOU LOOK LIKE YOU'VE SEEN A
GHOST.

Buster says DID YOU EAT THE STEW?!

Francine says I'M FINE.
I GOT SOME WEIRD NEWS THIS
MORNING.

She hands the note to Arthur.

Arthur reads "DEAR FRANCINE, THANK YOU SO
MUCH FOR YOUR EMAIL.
MAYBE WE COULD MEET AND TALK
ABOUT YOUR FRIEND.
WE'LL BE IN ELWOOD CITY NEXT
WEEK."
UNCLE SLAM?!

Buster says UNCLE SLAM WROTE TO YOU?

Binky says YES!
I KNEW HE WOULD!
I PUT THEM IN TOUCH.
HE'S A CLOSE PERSONAL FRIEND.

Arthur says REALLY?!

Binky says OKAY, I MET HIM ONCE, BUT HE
WAS REALLY NICE.

Francine says I TOLD HIM HOW WORRIED I WAS
ABOUT MRS. MACGRADY.
I KIND OF SPILLED MY GUTS.

Muffy says HELLO, FRANCINE.
I FORGIVE YOU FOR NOT COMING TO
DADDY'S BIRTHDAY.
OH, AND THE TIE YOU PICKED OUT
WAS A DISASTER!

Francine says MUFFY, WAIT!
I'M SORRY I FORGOT YOUR DAD'S
BIRTHDAY.
I'VE JUST BEEN REALLY UPSET
ABOUT MRS. MACGRADY.

Muffy says OH, THERE YOU GO AGAIN, BEING
DOOMY-GLOOMY.
SHE'LL BE FINE.

Francine says YOU DON'T KNOW THAT.
BUT I FEEL A LITTLE BETTER.
GUESS WHAT?
I'M GONNA MEET UNCLE SLAM.

Muffy says WOW!
NO WAY!
WHO'S THAT?

Francine says HE'S LIKE THE MOST FAMOUS
PROFESSIONAL WRESTLER ALIVE, AND
HE HAD CANCER AND BEAT IT.

Muffy says OH.
THE ONLY SPORT I FOLLOW IS POLO.
HEY, DO YOU WANT TO VISIT
MRS. MACGRADY AFTER SCHOOL?

Francine says TODAY?
I, UH, PROMISED MY DAD I'D
RAKE THE YARD.

She leaves.

Muffy says BUT IT'S SPRING!

Mrs. MacGrady is washing the dishes. She is wearing a bandana. The doorbell rings.

Mrs. MacGrady says BE RIGHT THERE.
OOH, THE PARTY NEVER ENDS.
AHH!

Mrs. MacGrady opens the door and sees a huge toy polar bear outside.

D.W. says HE'S STUCK!

Arthur says PUSH HARDER!

Mrs. MacGrady says AHH!

Arthur says WATCH OUT!

DW says HI.
THIS IS CHILLY BILLY.
GRANDMA GAVE HIM TO ME WHEN I
HAD AN OPERATION.
I THOUGHT YOU MIGHT LIKE HIM.

Arthur says AND HERE ARE FOUR MORE JARS
OF SOUP FROM MY DAD.

Mrs. MacGrady says OH DEAR.
I HAVEN'T FINISHED THE FIRST
BATCH YET.
BUT PLEASE, GIVE HIM MY THANKS.

Muffy stands in the door with a gift basket.

Muffy says IS THIS A BAD TIME?
I CAN COME BACK LATER.

Mrs. MacGrady says NO, NO, COME ON IN.
THE MORE, THE MERRIER.

Mrs. MacGrady, Arthur, D.W. and Muffy sit in the living room with a box of chocolates.

Muffy says MMM.
A CASHEW CLUSTER - MY FAVOURITE.
SURE YOU DON'T WANT ONE?
DADDY SAID THEY WERE IMPORTED.

Mrs. MacGrady says NOT RIGHT NOW, DEAR.

DW says UGH!
THIS TASTES LIKE COUGH SYRUP.
HOW COME I KEEP GETTING THE
GOOEY ONES?

The filling from her half-eaten chocolate drips on the carpet.

Arthur says D.W., WATCH OUT!

Mrs. MacGrady says THAT'S ALL RIGHT.
I'LL JUST GET SOME PAPER TOWELS.

She stands up with difficulty.

Muffy says I'LL DO IT!

She runs off. Arthur looks surprised.

Muffy gets paper towels from the kitchen. She notices the room is dirty. In the living room she wipes the carpet.

Muffy says OH, BY THE WAY, I LOVE YOUR
BANDANA.
IT'S SO RETRO-CHIC.

Mrs. MacGrady says THANK YOU.
I THOUGHT ABOUT GETTING A WIG,
BUT THIS'LL DO TILL MY HAIR
GROWS BACK.

Muffy says YOUR HAIR IS-- YOU MEAN,
YOU'RE BALD UNDER THERE?

Mrs. MacGrady says SMOOTH AS A HONEYDEW MELON.

Arthur says IT'S A SIDE EFFECT OF THE
MEDICINE, BUT HER HAIR WILL GROW
BACK.

D.W. holds Mrs. MacGrady's drawing.

DW says SEE?
THE WEEDS KEEP POPPING UP IN
MRS. MACGRADY'S GARDEN, BUT THE
MEDICINE'S GETTING RID OF THEM.
RIGHT?

Mrs. MacGrady yawns and says SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

Arthur says WE'LL LET YOU REST NOW.
COME ON, D.W.

He leaves with D.W. Muffy sits on the couch.

Muffy says I THOUGHT THE BANDANA WAS
JUST A STYLE CHOICE.
I HAD NO IDEA YOU WERE SO...

Mrs. MacGrady says SICK?
WELL, CANCER'S NO WALK IN THE
PARK, BUT IF IT MAKES YOU FEEL
ANY BETTER, I INTEND TO GET
BETTER.

The Frenksys' doorbell rings. Catherine opens to Slam. He wears a blue, red and white sweater, brown trousers and a golden watch.

Slam says HI THERE!
UNCLE SLAM'S THE NAME, BUT YOU
CAN JUST CALL ME SLAM.

Oliver says WOW!
HELLO, SLAM.
IT IS AN HONOUR!
WHOO, THAT'S QUITE A GRIP!
OH, I CAN SEE HOW YOU SQUEEZED
BENNY THE BOA CONSTRICTOR INTO
SUBMISSION.

Slam chuckles and says I'M JUST A BIG OLD SOFTIE IN
REAL LIFE.

Francine says WHOA.
I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU'RE ACTUALLY
HERE.

Oliver says THIS IS FRANCINE.

Slam says YOUR LETTER REALLY MOVED ME,
FRANCINE - TOOK MY HEART, TOSSED
IT AROUND IN THE RING AND PINNED
IT.

Francine says OH, THANKS.

Oliver says CAN I GET YOU SOMETHING,
SLAM?
I, UH, GOT SOME PROTEIN SHAKES
IN THE FRIDGE.

Slam says NO THANKS.
I JUST HAD A FRITTATA.
MR. FRENSKY, I'M ON MY WAY TO MY
FAN CLUB MEETING AT THE
COMMUNITY CENTRE AND I HEAR
THERE'S A NICE PARK NEARBY.
WOULD YOU MIND IF FRANCINE AND I
TOOK A WALK OVER THERE?
I'D LIKE TO HEAR MORE ABOUT HER
FRIEND MRS. MACGRADY.

Oliver says SURE.
I'LL JUST GET MY COAT.
OH, UH, RIGHT.
I'M-- I'M BUSY ANYWAY.
GOT SOME FURNITURE TO MOVE.

Francine and Slam chuckle. Then, they go for a walk.

Francine says YOU DON'T SEEM LIKE SOMEONE
WHO'S HAD CANCER.

Slam says WHY'S THAT?

Francine says YOU'RE SO STRONG AND HEALTHY.

Slam says I WASN'T ALWAYS THIS HEALTHY.
WHEN I HAD CANCER, SOME OF MY
DOCTORS DIDN'T EVEN THINK I
WOULD SURVIVE, LET ALONE WRESTLE
AGAIN.

Francine says HOW'D YOU GET BETTER?

Slam says LOTS OF MEDICINE, A FEW
OPERATIONS, AND A LEARNED A LOT
ABOUT MY DISEASE, AND I NEVER
GAVE UP HOPE THAT I WOULD BE
HEALTHY AGAIN, AND YOU SHOULDN'T
GIVE UP HOPE ON YOUR FRIEND.

Francine says I JUST WISH I COULD DO
SOMETHING, LIKE FLY TO THE
AMAZON AND FIND A CURE.

Slam says YOU MIGHT BE A LITTLE YOUNG
TO EXPLORE THE RAINFOREST, BUT
YOU CAN DO SOMETHING.

Francine says LIKE WHAT?

Slam says AFTER I GOT BETTER, I HAD A
WRESTLING TOURNAMENT FOR CANCER
RESEARCH.
MAYBE THERE'S SOMETHING YOU
COULD DO TO RAISE MONEY OR
AWARENESS, SOMETHING YOU LOVE.

Buster holds a flyer.

He reads "PEDAL FOR A CURE."
OH, IT'S TO HELP FIGHT CANCER.

Francine says ALL THE MONEY WE RAISE GOES
TO HELP PEOPLE WITH CANCER.

Binky says YEAH, WE'RE ALL DOING
SOMETHING.

Francine says PRUNELLA'S KNITTING MRS.
MACGRADY A SCARF, GEORGE IS
HELPING OUT WITH HER GARDENING.

Binky says SO, I EXPECT ALL THESE TO BE
HANDED OUT BY THE END OF THE
DAY.

Francine says OVER SEVENTY PEOPLE HAVE
SIGNED UP ALREADY.
AND IT'S JUST BEEN THREE DAYS.

Buster, Binky and Francine hand flyers at the school.

Francine walks out of the school with Muffy.

Muffy says HEY, WHAT IF YOU GOT A
CELEBRITY TO SUPPORT THE RACE.

Francine says I HAVE ONE - UNCLE SLAM.
HE WAS THE ONE WHO GAVE ME THE
IDEA TO DO SOMETHING I LOVE TO
RAISE MONEY.

Muffy says OH.
SPEAKING OF GREAT IDEAS, I WAS
WONDERING IF YOU WANTED TO COME
WITH ME TO MRS. MACGRADY'S AND
WE COULD...

Francine says I CAN'T TODAY.
I-I STILL HAVE TONS OF FLYERS TO
PASS OUT.

Muffy says BUT...

Francine says TELL HER I'LL VISIT HER
REALLY SOON.
GOTTA RIDE.

She rides off on her bike.

Muffy comes to Mrs. MacGrady's house with two bags. Mrs. MacGrady is just coming out with another woman.

Mrs. MacGrady says OH, HELLO, DEAR.
THIS IS MY SISTER MARTHA.
SHE JUST FLEW IN TO HELP ME OUT.

Martha says WE'RE OFF TO A DOCTOR'S
APPOINTMENT.

Mrs. MacGrady says ARE THOSE FOR ME?

Muffy says YES, BUT I CAN COME BACK
LATER.

Mrs. MacGrady says DON'T BE SILLY.
JUST LEAVE IT INSIDE AND LOCK
THE DOOR WHEN YOU LEAVE.
AND WHILE YOU'RE IN THERE, HELP
YOURSELF TO SOME FOOD.
I'VE GOT ENOUGH FOR AN ARMY.

The bags contain cleaning utensils. Muffy unpacks them in the kitchen. Martha comes in.

Martha says JUST FORGOT THE CAR KEYS.

Muffy says DO YOU THINK MRS. MACGRADY
WOULD MIND IF I DID A LITTLE
CLEANING?

Martha says I THINK SHE'D LOVE THAT.
I WAS JUST GONNA DO SOME WHEN I
GOT BACK.
YOU CAN BE PART OF OUR SUPPORT
TEAM.

Muffy puts on pink rubber gloves. She reads the label on a bottle of detergent.

Muffy says "CLEANS DIRTY DISHES IN NO
TIME."

She sprays detergent over the dirty dishes in the sink. She waits. Then she picks up her cell phone.

Muffy says BAILEY?
THIS DISH WASHING LOTION DOESN'T
WORK.
WHAT DO I DO?
OH, THAT'S THE DOOR.

Arthur stands outside with a crate of oranges. D.W. stands next to him with a toy monkey.

Arthur says HEY, MUFFY.
WHERE'S MRS. MACGRADY?

Muffy says SHE HAD TO GO TO A DOCTOR'S
APPOINTMENT.
ARE THOSE ALL FOR HER?

Arthur says THERE WAS A SPECIAL AT THE
SUPERMARKET.
I FIGURE YOU CAN'T HAVE TOO MUCH
VITAMIN C, RIGHT?

DW says AND THEY CAME WITH A FREE
DOLL.

Muffy says HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT YOU
MIGHT BE BRINGING MRS. MACGRADY
TOO MUCH STUFF?
SHE'S RUNNING OUT OF ROOM.

There is a crowd of stuffed animals in the room.

DW says CHILLY BILLY, MEET BARNO
BONOBO.
WE JUST WANT TO HELP.

Arthur says YEAH, WHAT ELSE CAN WE DO?

Muffy says I'M SO GLAD YOU ASKED.

They clean the apartment. When Mrs. MacGrady comes into the living room, it is clean and there are a bowl of oranges and a note on the table.

Muffy's voice says "WE TIDIED UP A FEW
THINGS.
LOVE, MUFFY, ARTHUR AND D.W. -
YOUR SUPPORT TEAM."

A group of bikers waits at the starting line for the "Pedal for a Cure" event.

Slam says AMAZING TURNOUT, FRANCINE.
I'M SO IMPRESSED!
NOW, UNCLE SLAM WANTS TO KNOW...
YOU READY TO RIDE?!

Francine says I'M READY TO RIDE!

A horn sounds and the bikers are off.

(audience cheering)

In a fantasy Francine sees a sign "Rainforest 8499 km." She follows it.

Binky says HEY, THE FINISH LINE IS THIS
WAY!
WHERE ARE YOU GOING?

Francine says TO FIND A CURE FOR
MRS. MACGRADY.

A map shows arrows depicting Francine's journey from the United States to the Amazon. Francine now rides along a path through a rainforest.

Francine says THERE IT IS!
PLANTUS CURE-'EM-ALL CANCERUS!
JUST... A LITTLE BIT... FARTHER.
YAY!

The fantasy ends. In reality, Francine crosses the finish line.

Mrs. MacGrady says WOW, THAT WAS SOME
PERFORMANCE.
WE SHOULD HAVE THIS RIDE EVERY
YEAR AND CALL IT THE TOUR DE
FRANCINE.

Francine says YOU CAME!
DOES-- DOES THAT MEAN YOU'RE ALL
BETTER?

Mrs. MacGrady says NOT QUITE, BUT I'M FEELING
PRETTY GOOD TODAY.

Francine says I'M SORRY I HAVEN'T COME TO
SEE YOU.
I JUST-- I WAS AFRAID THAT...

Mrs. MacGrady says YOU DON'T HAVE TO EXPLAIN.
IT CAN BE PRETTY FRIGHTENING TO
SEE SOMEONE YOU CARE FOR WHEN
THEY'RE SICK.
THERE IS SOMETHING YOU CAN DO
TO MAKE IT UP TO ME, THOUGH.

Francine says JUST NAME IT.

Mrs. MacGrady says FIRST, PUT SOME OF THIS HAND
SANITIZER ON.

Francine says NOW WHAT?

Mrs. MacGrady says NOW, GIVE ME A BIG HUG.

Francine says I'VE REALLY MISSED YOU.

They hug.

Mrs. MacGrady says I'VE MISSED YOU TOO, FRANKIE.

Buster says "JUNE SECOND.
TODAY'S LUNCH IS A GREY
RECTANGLE, POSSIBLY..."
"A SPONGE."
THAT'S IT!
I CAN'T TAKE THIS ANYMORE!

Buster shows his plate to Skip.

Buster says WHAT IS THIS?!

Skip says A LITTLE OF THIS, A LITTLE OF
THAT.
I CALL IT 'WATCHAMACOOKIN'.

Buster says WELL, I CALL IT TERRIBLE!
IT SMELLS LIKE FEET, AND I'M NOT
GONNA EAT IT!

Francine says NEITHER AM I!

Mrs. MacGrady says SETTLE DOWN, SPARTA-KIDS.
THERE'LL BE NO REVOLTS IN MY
LUNCHROOM.

Skip says AUNT LEAH, YOU'RE BACK!

Mrs. MacGrady says THANKS FOR FILLING IN, SKIP.

Skip says COOKING'S NOT FOR ME.
I'LL STICK TO BANKING.

Skip takes off his apron and leaves.

Mrs. MacGrady says NOW, WHO'S HUNGRY?

Boy 1 says I AM!

Boy 2 says ME, ME, ME!

Girl says I AM!

Buster writes "CORRECTION.
LUNCH IS 'UNKNOWN', BUT WILL
TASTE DELICIOUS!"

The end credits roll as the theme song plays.