Transcript: Arthur's First Day -Part 1
Arthur and his dog Pal jog down a street.
A person sings, EVERY DAY WHEN YOU'RE WALKING
DOWN THE STREET
EVERYBODY THAT YOU MEET
HAS AN ORIGINAL
POINT OF VIEW.
D.W. flips a page in a book featuring Arthur. She laughs.
People sing, AND I SAY HEY!
In the book, Arthur says, HEY!
The singers sing, WHAT A WONDERFUL KIND OF DAY
WHERE YOU CAN LEARN
TO WORK AND PLAY
AND GET ALONG
WITH EACH OTHER.
Arthur rides a bike.
The singer sings, 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
AND MAKE THINGS BETTER
BY WORKING TOGETHER.
Arthur’s family takes a picture of him. Arthur frowns and puts his hands on his hips.
The singer sings, IT'S A SIMPLE MESSAGE
AND IT COMES FROM THE HEART.
Arthur hugs his mom.
The singer sings, BELIEVE IN YOURSELF.
Others sing, BELIEVE IN YOURSELF.
The singer sings, WELL, THAT'S THE PLACE
The others sing, TO START.
The singers sings, AND I SAY HEY!
Artur’s friends say, HEY!
The singers sing, WHAT A WONDERFUL KIND OF DAY.
Arthur splashes into a pool.
The singers sing, YOU CAN LEARN
TO WORK AND PLAY
AND GET ALONG
WITH EACH OTHER.
Mr. Ratburn swims in the pool.
He says, HEY!
The singers sing, WHAT A WONDERFUL KIND OF DAY
Arthur and his friends say, HEY!
The singers sing, WHAT A WONDERFUL
KIND OF DAY, HEY!
D.W. closes her book.
Arthur says, HEY, DW.
Arthur waves from a TV.
D.W. says, HEY!
Arthur says, WHOA!
Arthur groans, UGH!
Arthur’s glasses fall off as he falls backwards.
Arthur lies in his bed.
He asks, DO YOU EVER WAKE UP RIGHT BEFORE
YOUR ALARM CLOCK GOES OFF?
The time on Arthur’s alarm clock changes from 6:58 to 6:59. Arthur presses a button on the clock and grabs his glasses. Pal barks and jumps on the bed as Arthur puts on his glasses. Arthur laughs.
He says, I'M UP, BOY, I'M UP!
Arthur snuggles Pal. The light turns on in his room. His dad pokes his head inside.
His dad says, ARTHUR, ARE YOU –
Arthur says, YEP, I'M AWAKE!
Dad gives him a thumbs up and leaves.
Arthur says, IT'S LIKE YOUR BODY JUST KNOWS
IT HAS TO GET UP.
He gets out of bed. An alarm clock beeps. It reads 7:00. Arthur puts toothpaste on his toothbrush over a sink.
Arthur says, MAYBE IT'S BECAUSE I'M NERVOUS
WHAT IF I GET A BIG WART RIGHT
ON MY NOSE?
Arthur points to his face. A wart suddenly appears and he gasps. His bathroom mirror cracks. Binky, Molly, Rattles and Slink stand in the bathroom doorway, laughing. Arthur turns to face them.
Binky says, LOOK AT WARTY-WART-FACE!
Molly says, IT'S BIGGER THAN HIS NOSE!
Rattles says, IT'S LIKE HE'S GROWING
The bullies disappear with a burst of smoke. Arthur looks back at the mirror, that’s no longer cracked, and the wart is gone.
Arthur says, PHEW.
AT LEAST I DON'T HAVE TO WORRY
Arthur brushes his teeth. A stack of books, a pencil, pen and pencil case are on a desk.
Arthur says, OR MAYBE I'M JUST EXCITED!
Arthur wears a green shirt with a yellow stripe. He smells a blue notebook.
Arthur says, AH, DOES ANYTHING SMELL BETTER
THAN A BRAND NEW NOTEBOOK?
He puts the notebook in his backpack.
He says, AND CHECK IT OUT!
MY NEW PENCIL CASE!
DARK BUNNY VS. TRASH-ASAURAS!
Arthur packs the pen and pencil in the pencil case and puts the pencil case in his backpack.
He says, MAYBE I'M A LITTLE BIT OF BOTH,
NERVOUS AND EXCITED.
Arthur carries his backpack out of his room.
He says, BUT THERE'S ONE THING I KNOW I
FOURTH GRADE, HERE I COME!
Arthur walks down a staircase. A title card reads, Written by Peter K. Hirsch. A person reads the title card.
They say, ARTHUR’S FIRST DAY.
Arthur waits at the bottom of the staircase with his arms crossed. D.W. drags a backpack down the stairs. Text reads, Storyboarded by Gerry Capelle, Hèlène Cossette, Allan Jeffery, Glen Kennedy, Tapani Knuutila, Tom Nesbitt, Jeremy O’Neil, Tahir Rana, Tony Tupilano.
Arthur pours milk over a bowl of cereal. He sits at a kitchen table with his mom, and Kate. Pal barks as Kate throws him a piece of food. Dad butters a piece of bread.
D.W. says, WHAT'S THAT?
ARE YOU SURE?
D.W. walks into the kitchen wearing a pink onesie and talking on the phone.
She says, OKAY, I'LL TELL HER.
D.W. ends the call.
She says, MOM, KINDERGARTEN'S BEEN
Mom says, OH, REALLY?
D.W. says, UH-HUH, THAT WAS THE
PRINCIPALTATOR OF THE SCHOOL.
HE'S CALLING EVERYONE.
Mom says, AND WHY IS IT CANCELED?
D.W. says, UM, BECAUSE THERE'S AN
OUTBREAK OF TURKEY POX!
IT'S EVEN WORSE THAN CHICKEN
She says, OH, NO.
I THINK I GOT IT FROM THE
Mom says, NICE TRY, D.W., BUT YOU'RE
STILL GOING TO SCHOOL.
She takes the phone from D.W., who frowns. D.W. joins her siblings at the table. She shoves aside a bowl of cereal.
She says, WHY CAN'T I STAY IN PRE-K?
THERE'S SO MUCH MORE TO LEARN
ABOUT THE COLOUR GREEN!
Mom returns to the table.
She says, BECAUSE YOU'RE TOO OLD FOR
D.W. says, I'M ONLY FIVE!
NEXT THING YA KNOW, YOU'LL WANT
ME TO GET A JOB!
Dad says, HERE, I MADE YOUR FAVOURITE
He places a paper bag in front of D.W.
Dad says, A BACON-LETTUCE-TOMATO SANDWICH,
HOLD THE BACON.
D.W. says, WITH EXTRA PICKLES?
Dad says, SIX OF THEM.
NOW, WILL YOU PLEASE EAT UP AND
D.W. says, OKAY, BUT I WANT ARTHUR TO
TAKE ME TO SCHOOL.
Arthur chokes on his cereal.
He says, ME?
D.W. says, BECAUSE ONLY BABIES GET TAKEN
TO SCHOOL BY THEIR MOMS AND
DADS, AND I'M A BIG GIRL NOW, SO
YOU HAVE TO TAKE ME!
Mom asks, WILL YOU, ARTHUR?
He says, OKAY.
BUT NO TALKING ABOUT MARY MOO
COW, OR NADINE, OR UNICORNS!
Dad says, THERE, IT'S SETTLED.
NOW WILL YOU PLEASE EAT-UP?
D.W. says, I AM.
I JUST HAVE TO BUTTER THIS
She hums to herself as she very slowly spreads butter on a piece of toast. Dad frowns and looks at his watch. Mom takes the butter knife and toast from D.W. D.W. gasps. Mom swipes the butter onto the toast and hands it back to D.W., who groans. D.W. eats her toast.
Arthur taps his foot at the bottom of the stairs with his arms crossed.
He calls, D.W., COME ON!
WE'RE GOING TO BE LATE!
D.W. says, COMING, COMING!
She drags an overflowing backpack down the stairs. She wears a blue dress.
Arthur says, YOU'RE BRINGING ALL THAT?!
D.W. says, IT'S MY FIRST DAY OF
WHO KNOWS WHAT I'LL NEED?
WHAT IF THEY DON'T HAVE GLUE?
Arthur says, D.W., THEY HAVE ALL THOSE
THINGS AT SCHOOL.
D.W. says, WHAT ABOUT THE LEMON-YELLOW
THAT ONE'S REALLY RARE.
Arthur says, YES, YES, THEY EVEN HAVE THAT
CAN WE GO NOW?
D.W. groans as she pulls her backpack.
She says, OKAY, BUT IF YOU'RE WRONG,
THERE'S GONNA BE TROUBLE.
She shakes her finger at Arthur. Arthur sighs and opens the front door.
He asks, DO YOU WANT SOME HELP?
D.W. says, OH, THANKS FOR ASKING, HERE
Arthur grunts as he picks up D.W.’s backpack.
He says, WOW, WHAT DO YOU HAVE IN
D.W. says, JUST A FEW.
WELL, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
YOU'RE MAKING ME LATE!
D.W. leaves. Arthur sighs and follows, pulling the door closed behind him.
Outside, D.W. says, OKAY, GIVE ME THE LOW DOWN.
Arthur says, ON WHAT?
D.W. says, SCHOOL, OF COURSE!
YOU HAVE TO TELL ME ALL THE
BIG BROTHER STUFF YOU KNOW!
WHY DO YOU THINK I ASKED YOU TO
Arthur says, OH, WELL, JUST HAVE FUN.
D.W. says, THAT'S IT?
THAT'S YOUR ADVICE?
I KNOW HOW TO HAVE FUN!
I'VE BEEN DOING IT FOR FIVE
Arthur and D.W. walk side-by-side down a sidewalk.
D.W. says, YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO TELL ME
IMPORTANT THINGS, LIKE HOW TO
SPELL CAULIFLOWER AND DO YO-YO
Arthur says, OKAY, OKAY, UM...
Buster puts his hand on Arthur’s back. Buster wears a blue shirt.
Arthur says, BUSTER, PHEW!
JUST IN TIME!
Buster says, DID YOU BRING IT?
Arthur says, HM, BRING WHAT?
D.W. says, UM, IN CASE YOU DIDN'T NOTICE
I'M DOWN HERE.
Buster says, OH, HEY, D.W.
GOOD LUCK ON YOUR FIRST DAY.
D.W. says, LUCK?
I DON'T NEED LUCK, I NEED
YOU TWO ARE ABOUT AS HELPFUL AS
A BROKEN SHOELACE.
Buster says, YOUR LUCKY PENCIL, DID YOU
Arthur says, OH, UM!
SORRY, I FORGOT.
Buster says, THAT'S OKAY.
I THINK HAVE ENOUGH CHARMS FOR
BOTH OF US.
He digs through his backpack.
He says, MY HORSESHOE, MY LUCKY YAM
YAMLET, THIS ROCK SHAPED LIKE
OH, MY LUCKY HAT!
I SHOULD BE WEARING THIS!
Buster pulls on a jester’s hat with bells that jingle.
D.W, asks, WHAT'S ALL THAT STUFF FOR?
Arthur says, TODAY WE FIND OUT IF WE'RE IN
THE SAME CLASS.
Buster says, AND WE NEED ALL THE GOOD LUCK
WE CAN GET.
D.W. laughs swats at the bells on Buster’s hat.
She says, YOU THINK ALL THAT
MUMBO-JUMBO IS GOING TO HELP
Buster says, IT'S NOT MUMBO-JUMBO!
I PREFER TO THINK OF IT AS
D.W. says, WELL, WHATEVER IT IS, IT
PROBABLY WON'T WORK.
THERE'S ONLY ONE LUCKY CHARM
THAT NEVER FAILS.
She pulls out a small toy unicorn that squeaks and sparkles.
D.W. says, MINI-UNI!
SHE HAS THE POWER OF ALL THE
LOVE IN THE ENTIRE WORLD, AND
SHE USES IT TO GRANT A CHILD A
Arthur says, HEY, YOU SAID YOU WEREN'T
GOING TO TALK ABOUT UNICORNS!
D.W. says, YOU SAID I WASN'T GOING TO
TALK ABOUT UNICORNS.
I NEVER AGREED TO THAT.
Buster says, CAN I HAVE IT?
NAME YOUR PRICE!
D.W. says, NO WAY!
ANYWAY YOU TWO SHOULD PROBABLY
BE SPLIT UP.
YOU'RE A BAD INFLUENCE ON EACH
D.W. continues down the sidewalk.
Buster says, WHAT?
Arthur says, NO, WE'RE NOT!
Buster and Arthur run after D.W.
Buster says, LUCKY-FIRST-DAY-LOLLIPOP?
He offers Arthur a lollipop.
Arthur says, SURE!
The two friends each enjoy a lollipop.
(Bike bell ringing)
Francine walks down the stairs outside her apartment building. She wears a yellow shirt. She waves to her parents who wave from their apartment balcony. A black car pulls up as she reaches the corner of her street. The back window rolls down, revealing Muffy.
Muffy says, YOO-HOO!
Francine says, UH, SCHOOL IS RIGHT THERE.
I WAS JUST GOING TO WALK.
Muffy says, IT'S THE FIRST DAY OF FOURTH
LET'S ARRIVE IN STYLE!
She opens the car door. Francine looks thoughtful.
Muffy says, LOOK, BAILEY MADE MINI-QUICHES.
She offers Francine a plate of mini-quiches.
She says, ONE FOR YOU, ONE FOR ME!
Francine sighs, but smiles and climbs into the car with Muffy. Francine puts on her seatbelt and they leave. In the car, the friends eat their quiches. Muffy wears a white and grey dress with a pink skirt.
She says, AH, CAN YOU BELIEVE SUMMER IS
CAMP ELYSIUM WAS THE BEST!
WE RODE HORSES, SWAM EVERYDAY.
Francine says, I KNOW, WE SHARED A BLOG,
I READ ALL YOUR POSTS.
Muffy says, YEAH, BUT I LIKE SAYING IT
Francine looks out the window.
She says, HEY, DO YOU THINK FOURTH
GRADE WILL FEEL DIFFERENT?
Muffy says, OF COURSE!
ALL THE FUN AND GAMES ARE OVER.
NOW WE HAVE TO BE RESPONSIBLE.
Francine says, RESPONSIBLE?
IT'S JUST FOURTH GRADE!
Muffy says, WHICH IS PRACTICALLY
IT'S OKAY, FRANCINE.
WE ALL GROW UP AT OUR OWN PACE.
She pats Francine’s hand.
Francine says, HUH?
WHAT'S THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?
Muffy says, WELL, IF YOU MIGHT NOT BE
MATURE ENOUGH TO TAKE ON THE
RESPONSIBILITIES OF FOURTH
GRADE, BUT I CERTAINLY AM.
Francine says, OH, REALLY?
Muffy says, REALLY!
She leans against the car door, accidently pressing a button that lowers the lights in the car and plays dance music.
Muffy says, HUH?
Colourful lights flash.
Muffy says, OH, COOL!
I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW THAT BUTTON
She dances in her seat.
Francine says, OH, YEAH.
CAN'T IMAGINE A MORE RESPONSIBLE
PERSON THAN YOU.
She looks annoyed. Muffy keeps dancing.
She says, HEY!
She strikes a pose. The car drives past the school, revealing Emily, who wears an orange dress. Emily turns as D.W. arrives.
Emily calls, D.W.!
D.W. says, HI, EMILY!
Arthur and Buster follow D.W.
Arthur says, COME ON, I'LL TAKE YOU TO
D.W says, YOU CAN GO NOW.
I'LL GO WITH EMILY AND
Arthur puts D.W.’s backpack on the ground. He and Buster head toward the stairs leading to the school.
Emily says, OUR VERY FIRST DAY OF
AREN'T YOU EXCITED?
D.W. says, NO, I MISS PRE-K.
IT'S BETTER THAN "K" BECAUSE IT
HAS A "PRE" IN FRONT OF IT.
She grunts as she picks up her backpack.
Emily says, WELL, I THINK WE'RE GOING TO
HAVE A GREAT TIME!
WHAT'D YOU PACK FOR LUNCH?
D.W. drags her backpack toward the stairs as she follows Emily.
D.W. says, MY FAVORITE.
BLT WITHOUT THE B.
She grunts as she pulls her bag up the stairs. She pauses and gasps.
D.W. says, WAIT A MINUTE!
She digs through her bag and gasps.
She says, I FORGOT MY LUNCH!
Emily says, OH, WELL, YOU CAN HAVE SOME
DO YOU LIKE PATE?
D.W. asks, WHAT'S THAT?
Emily says, LIVER. BUT NOT REALLY.
D.W. says, LIVER!
CAN THIS DAY GET ANY WORSE?
A group of students chatter as they crowd the class lists posted in a hallway.
A student says, I GOT MRS. GRIMSLID.
One of the lists includes D.W’s kindergarten class.
Binky asks, WHERE AM I?
A student asks, WHO ELSE HAS MRS. GRIMSLID?
Binky says, OH, THERE I AM.
Binky puts his finger over his name on the 4th grade class list.
He says, WOO-HOO!
I GOT MR. RATBURN!
THIRD TIME'S THE CHARM!
A student asks, ANYBODY HAVE MS. GRIMSLID?
Francine says, YES, MUFFY!
WE BOTH HAVE MR. RATBURN AGAIN!
THIS IS GOING TO BE SO GREAT!
Muffy says, YAY, WE'RE IN THE SAME CLASS!
NOT THAT I EVER DOUBTED IT.
AFTER ALL, DADDY HAS CONTRIBUTED
SO MUCH TO THIS SCHOOL.
Buster says, 'SCUSE ME!
Buster’s hat jingles as he and Arthur push their way through. They scan the lists.
Buster says, COME ON, COME ON...
He and Arthur gasp and freeze as they stare at the lists. Buster bites his lip. He drops his lucky horseshoe. It bounces off his foot.
Buster says, OW...
Buster is listed in Mrs. Grimslid’s class. Arthur is in Mr. Ratburn’s.
Buster says, I CAN'T BELIEVE IT.
Arthur says, WE'VE BEEN TOGETHER SINCE
The two friends look disappointed.
Arthur says, WE WON'T BE FAR FROM EACH OTHER.
He puts his hand on Buster’s shoulder.
Buster says, RIGHT ACROSS THE HALL.
Arthur says, I BET MRS. GRIMSLID IS NICE.
Buster says, YEAH, THE NAME SAYS IT ALL.
He picks up his lucky horseshoe.
Arthur says, I GUESS I SHOULD'VE BROUGHT MY
Buster says, IT'S NOT YOUR FAULT.
Arthur says, WELL, WE SHOULD PROBABLY…
Buster says, RIGHT, CLASS.
The friends turn toward their classrooms. Buster starts to follow Arthur to his. Arthur pauses at the door.
He says, UM, BUSTER?
Buster says, YEAH?
Arthur says, YOU'RE OVER THERE.
Buster says, HUH?
Buster turns to the classroom across from Arthur’s.
He says, OH!
He says, BAD, FEET!
Buster heads towards his classroom.
Arthur calls, SEE YOU AT LUNCH!
Buster turns to his friend.
He says, RIGHT, LUNCH.
The friends wave at each other before entering their classrooms.
The chalkboard in Buster’s classroom reads, Mrs. Grimslid, 4th Grade. Four students are seated at a pod of desks. Sue Ellen wears a blue vest over a yellow shirt. She waves.
Buster calls, SUE ELLEN!
He waves and takes a step toward Sue Ellen but is stopped by Mrs. Grimslid, who wears a grey blazer and brown skirt.
Mrs. Grimslid asks, ARE YOU
Buster says, NO.
Mrs. Grimslid checks Buster’s name off a list on her clipboard.
She says, AH, YOU'RE OVER THERE.
IT'S ASSIGNED SEATING.
HELPS ME REMEMBER THE NAMES.
Mrs. Grimslid points to the opposite side of the room.
Buster says, OH.
He looks disappointed. He waves to Sue Ellen who looks sad.
Buster says, OKAY.
His hat jingles as he heads toward his seat.
Mrs. Grimslid says, UH-HUH, I GUESS YOU MUST BE
THE CLASS CLOWN.
Buster says, HUH?
Mrs. Grimslid says, THE HAT.
Buster says, OH, RIGHT.
He pulls off his hat.
He says, SORRY.
Buster carries his hat under his arm and makes his way to his seat. A student with red glasses wears a red shirt with white flowers. She tucks her backpack beneath her desk. She sits beside a student wearing a grey sweater and red hat. Buster reaches the desk across from them, beside a student wearing an orange shirt who holds a deck of cards.
Buster says, HEY!
He puts his lucky horseshoe on his desk.
He says, I'M BUSTER.
The student wearing the grey sweater says, HEY, KEVIN.
The student in the orange shirt says, I'M SAMIR.
Samir puts out his hand.
Buster says, HI!
He shakes Samir’s hand and takes a seat at his desk.
Samir asks, WANNA SEE A MAGIC TRICK?
Buster says, OKAY!
Samir rubs his hands together and shuffles his cards.
He says, PICK ANY CARD, BUT DON'T TELL
ME WHAT IT IS!
Buster picks the jack of diamonds.
Samir says, NOW, PUT IT BACK IN THE DECK.
Buster returns he card. Samir shuffles the cards and pulls out a card.
He says, YOUR CARD WAS THE EIGHT OF
Samir holds out the card and smiles.
Buster says, NO, IT WAS –
Samir says, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO!
DON'T TELL ME!
I'LL GET IT!
Samir frowns and shuffles the cards again.
The student in the red sweater says, HE DIDN'T GUESS MY CARD
I'M CRESSIDA BILLINGS-THORPE.
Cressida offers her hand.
She says, I SKIPPED A GRADE.
She and Buster shake hands.
Cressida says, I CAN SPEAK ITALIAN.
NON PRENDERMI IN GIRO!
THAT MEANS, "YOU BETTER NOT
CHEAT OFF ME."
Buster says, UH, OKAY, I WON'T.
Samir says, SIX OF CLUBS!
He holds up the card.
He says, I KNEW I'D GET IT!
Buster shakes his head.
He says, SORRY.
Samir says, AW, MAN!
Buster pulls out a book and opens his desk.
He says, HUH?
A key is taped to a note in the desk. Buster grabs the note.
He reads, "THIS IS HALF OF A CLUE.
THE SECOND IS RIGHT BESIDE YOU."
Buster looks to his left and right.
Mrs. Grimsild says, OKAY, TAKE OUT
A SHEET OF PAPER.
Buster puts the note and key in his pocket.
Mrs. Grimsild says, LET'S SEE HOW MANY OF YOU DID
THE SUMMER READING.
In a kindergarten classroom, students sit on cushions in front of their teacher who wears a white shirt.
The teacher asks, WHO HERE KNOWS HOW TO READ THEIR
Many of the kindergarteners raise their hands.
They say, OH, I DO!
Other students say, ME, TOO!
The teacher says, THAT'S WONDERFUL!
ON YOUR SEATS ARE YOUR NAME
GO FIND THEM NOW!
The students search the chairs around the tables in the classroom. Emily picks up one of the name tags.
She says, HERE I AM!
D.W. picks up a name tag. The tag reads, Hello. Dora. D.W. gasps.
(Dramatic music plays)
D.W. walks up to the teacher.
She says, DOES THIS SAY "DORA" ON IT?!
The teacher says, THAT'S YOU, RIGHT?
D.W. says, NO, THAT'S NOT ME!
MY NAME IS D.W.!
She drops her name tag.
She says, I HATE THE NAME DORA!
IT'S ALMOST AS BAD AS WINIFRED!
The teacher says, IT'S OKAY, WE CAN CHANGE IT, BUT
I WAS REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO
D.W. asks, WHY?
She puts her hands on her hips.
The teacher says, BECAUSE MY NAME IS DORA, TOO.
D.W. says, REALLY?
I'VE NEVER MET ANOTHER DORA!
She looks amazed.
The teacher says, ME NEITHER, AND I DON'T LIKE
THAT'S WHY MY FRIENDS CALL ME
DOTTY, BUT YOU CAN CALL ME MS.
D.W. says, OKAY, MS. VELEZ.
Ms. Velez says, SEE?
I KNEW WE WOULD HAVE A LOT IN
She pokes D.W.’s nose and chuckles. D.W. giggles. At her table, Emily struggles with her name tag.
She says, I CAN'T PEEL THIS OFF.
Ms. Velez says, NO PROBLEM, I'VE GOT IT.
She peels Emily’s name tag sticker.
She says, THERE WE GO!
Emily tries to stick her name tag to her dress but it slides off.
Emily says, HUH?
Ms. Velez says, LET'S TRY A DIFFERENT ONE!
She writes Emily’s name on a new name tag and sticks it to Emily’s dress. The name tag slides off.
Ms. Velez says, HUH, WEIRD.
WE ALL KNOW WHO YOU ARE.
DON'T WE, DW?
D.W. giggles. Emily looks at her name tag on the floor and sighs. In Mr. Ratburn’s class, Muffy and Francine chat at their desks. Binky wears a white shirt. He throws a paper airplane. On the other side of the room, Arthur pulls out his chair at his pod of desks.
He says, HEY, ALEX, I GUESS WE'RE
Alex wears a peach coloured shirt.
He says, YEP!
Alex opens his desk.
He says, EW!
In Alex’s is a moldy sandwich in a plastic bag.
Alex asks, WHAT IS THIS?
A SCIENCE EXPERIMENT?
He pulls put the sandwich.
Arthur says, OH, THAT MUST HAVE BEEN
He takes the sandwich.
He says, I THINK HE WAS SAVING IT FOR HIS
I'LL GIVE IT BACK TO HIM.
Arthur grabs his backpack. He pauses.
He says, ACTUALLY, I DON'T THINK HE'LL
Arthur takes the sandwich to a trash can.
He says, WOW!
He returns to his desk where Alex holds a large blue book.
Arthur says, THAT'S A REALLY BIG BOOK!
He reads the book cover.
He says, THE DIMENSION OF DARKNESS?
Alex says, YEAH, IT'S BOOK TWO IN THE
Arthur says, THE MULTI-WHA?
Alex explains, MULTI-VERSE.
IT'S A SERIES ABOUT THESE
Arthur says, WOAH.
Alex says, YEAH, IT'S REALLY GOOD!
He opens the book.
He says, IT'S ABOUT THESE TWIN BROTHERS,
CALEB AND SAM, WHO ARE KIDS, BUT
GENIUSES, AND THEY DO THIS
EXPERIMENT THAT OPENS UP A
PORTAL TO ANOTHER DIMENSION!
Arthur says, COOL!
Alex says, THEY GO THROUGH THE PORTAL,
BUT THEY WIND UP IN DIFFERENT
LIKE IN THIS BOOK, CALEB LANDS
IN A WORLD WHERE WHALES HAVE
Arthur says, I LOVE THE DRAWINGS!
THEY'RE SO DETAILED!
Alex says, YEAH!
He flips the page.
He says, CHECK THIS ONE OUT.
THIS IS MIRROPOLIS.
WHERE EVERY SINGLE PERSON ON THE
PLANET IS A VERSION OF YOURSELF,
BUT AT A DIFFERENT TIME IN YOUR
Arthur says, LOOKS KINDA SCARY!
Alex says, THAT ONE IS.
SAM'S STUCK THERE NOW.
THE BROTHERS ARE ALWAYS TRYING
TO GET BACK TO EACH OTHER, BUT
THEY KEEP GETTING TRAPPED IN
He closes his book.
Arthur says, WOW, I WONDER WHY I'VE NEVER
HEARD OF THIS SERIES?
Alex puts the book in his desk.
He says, A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVEN'T.
I JUST FOUND IT CAUSE I'M A
REALLY BIG READER.
Arthur says, OH, ME TOO!
Alex says, I CAN LEND YOU BOOK ONE IF
IT'S IN MY LOCKER.
Arthur says, SURE!
YOU AND I HAVE BEEN IN THE SAME
CLASS FOR YEARS, BUT WE'VE NEVER
REALLY HAD A CONVERSATION.
Alex says, I KNOW!
Mr. Ratburn says, BEFORE WE GET STARTED, IS
THERE ANYBODY WHO'D LIKE TO
SIGN UP FOR THE BIG BUDDY
Mr. Ratburn wears a navy suit jacket and green tie.
Binky asks, WHAT'S THAT?
Mr. Ratburn says, IT'S WHEN A FOURTH GRADER
VOLUNTEERS TO HELP A
KINDERGARTENER GET ACCUSTOMED TO
Muffy says, OH, OH!
She raises her hand.
She says, SEE?
I TOLD YOU, FRANCINE.
FOURTH GRADE IS ALL ABOUT
Francine says, ARE YOU SURE YOU WANT TO DO
Muffy says, OF COURSE I'M SURE.
WHO'S MORE RESPONSIBLE THAN ME?
Francine raises her hand.
Mr. Ratburn says, EXCELLENT.
SEE ME AFTER CLASS AND I'LL GIVE
YOU INFORMATION ON YOUR LITTLE
Muffy cheers, YAY!
WE'RE GOING TO BE SO GOOD AT
Francine looks thoughtful. Back in kindergarten, D.W. builds a tower with blocks.
A classmate says, WOW, THAT'S THE BIGGEST TOWER
The classmate wears a green and red shirt. Hie name tag reads, Ryan.
D.W. says, THIS THING?
She says, I'VE BUILT TOWERS TWICE THIS
TALL IN PRE-K.
Another classmate says, YOU'RE SO COOL.
WILL YOU BE MY FRIEND?
The classmate wears a purple shirt.
D.W. asks, WHAT ARE YOUR FEELINGS ABOUT
MARY MOO COW?
The classmate says, I LOVE MARY MOO COW!
D.W. asks, AND HOW ABOUT BIONIC BUNNY?
The classmate says, BLAH.
D.W. says, YOU PASSED!
The classmate smiles.
D.W. says, OKAY, WE CAN BE FRIENDS.
Emily groans. Frowning, she shakes a green marker.
D.W. says, HEY, EMILY, THIS KINDERGARTEN
BUSINESS ISN'T TOO BAD, RIGHT?
Emily says, YEAH, I GUESS.
EXCEPT I CAN'T FIND A GREEN
MARKER THAT WORKS.
I NEED ONE FOR THE TREES!
She looks down at her drawing.
D.W. says, WHY DON'T YOU USE THOSE
She gestures to the table.
Emily says, HUH?
A container of green paint and a paintbrush are on the table.
Emily says, OH, OKAY!
She grabs the paint but struggles to open it. The container suddenly bursts open and Emily shouts. Green paint sprays out of the container.
The student in the purple shirt says, HEY!
Timmy says, SHE GOT PAINT ON ME!
Ms. Velez says, HUH?
Emily says, OH, I'M SORRY, I'M SORRY!
Ms. Velez grabs paper towel. Emily looks panicked. Green paint is on her face and dress.
Ms. Velez says, IT'S OKAY, EMMA.
Emily says, IT'S EMILY!
Ms. Velez says, EMILY!
DON'T WORRY, I'LL TAKE YOU TO
THE BATHROOM TO CLEAN YOU UP
JUST AS SOON AS THE BELL RINGS!
Ms. Velez tries to clean the green paint on Emily’s dress with the paper towel.
She hears, OH, HI!
D.W.’s dad stands at the door. He holds D.W.’s lunch and a container.
He says, I'M D.W.'S FATHER.
SHE FORGOT HER LUNCH.
D.W. says, DADDY!
She runs to her dad.
Dad says, HEY, THERE!
HERE'S YOUR LUNCH.
D.W. hugs her dad’s legs.
Dad says, IT WAS ON THE KITCHEN TABLE.
D.W. takes her lunch from her dad.
She says, OH, GOODY!
Ms. Velez wets a paper towel in the classroom sink. D.W. hugs her lunch.
She says, I DON'T THINK I COULD'VE EATEN
EMILY'S LIVER SANDWICH.
Ms. Velez wipes the paint off Emily’s face with the wet paper towel.
Ryan says, YOU BROUGHT A LIVER SANDWICH?!
Emily says, IT'S PATE!
MY NANNY MAKES IT FOR ME!
IT'S REALLY GOOD!
D.W. asks, WHAT'S IN THERE?
She points the container her dad holds.
She asks, IS THAT FOR ME, TOO?
Dad says, OH, SINCE IT'S THE FIRST DAY
OF SCHOOL, I THOUGHT EVERYONE
MIGHT LIKE A TREAT.
A student cheers, YAY, CUPCAKES!
Another cheers, YAY!
A third cheers, YAY!
A student says, CUPCAKES!
Ms. Velez looks at Dad.
Dad says, THEY'RE GLUTEN-FREE, VERY LOW
The classmate in the purple shirt says, I LIKE YOUR DADDY!
DW'S THE BEST!
D.W.’s classmates cheer for her.
One of them says, HOORAY FOR DW!
Another says, DW'S THE BEST!
Emily frowns and crosses her arms. She looks sad.
Mrs. Grimslid leaves her classroom. Her students follow her out. Buster walks with Samir who shuffles hid deck of cards. He pulls out a card.
He asks, WAS THIS IT?
He shows Buster the three of hearts.
Buster says, SORRY.
DO YOU WANT ME JUST TO TELL YOU?
Samir says, NO, NO, I'LL GET IT SOMEDAY.
ONLY 49 CARDS TO GO.
Buster pulls the key from the desk out of his pocket.
He says, HEY, SAMIR, DO YOU KNOW
ANYTHING ABOUT THIS KEY?
Samir looks at the key.
He says, NO.
Buster says, I FOUND IT IN MY DESK ALONG
WITH THIS NOTE.
He shows Samir the note.
Samir reads, "THIS IS HALF OF A CLUE.
THE SECOND IS RIGHT BESIDE YOU."
Buster says, YOU WERE SITTING RIGHT BESIDE
ME, SO I THOUGHT, MAYBE...
Samir says, ACTUALLY, I DON'T THINK I'VE
EVEN LOOKED INSIDE MY DESK YET.
LET'S CHECK IT OUT.
Buster and Samir return to their classroom. Samir opens his desk and gasps.
He says, LOOK!
He pulls out a note that reads, 39. Samir turns over the card and reads a note written on the back.
He reads, "TOGETHER YOU CAN UNLOCK THE
WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
Buster says, I DON'T HAVE A CLUE!
Samir says, WELL, YOU DO HAVE A CLUE, OR
HALF OF ONE.
THAT'S WHAT YOU'RE NOTE SAID.
Buster says, YOU'RE RIGHT.
WE HAVE A KEY.
Samir says, AND A NUMBER.
THE KEY MUST UNLOCK SOMETHING.
Buster says, RIGHT.
SOMETHING WITH A NUMBER.
Buster and Samir furrow their brows. They gasp.
Together they say, A LOCKER!
They run out of the classroom.
Samir counts, 36, 37...
Samir and Buster walk alongside school lockers.
Samir says, HERE IT IS!
He and Buster stop at locker 39.
Buster says, AND THERE'S A LOCK ON IT AND
IT'S NOT A COMBINATION LOCK.
He unlocks the lock with the key. He opens the locker. He and Samir look inside.
They both say, AW!
The locker is empty aside from a smiley face sticker. Buster closes the locker.
Samir says, WAIT!
IT'S KIND OF STRANGE THAT IT WAS
LOCKED AND THERE WAS NOTHING
INSIDE EXCEPT FOR ONE STICKER.
Buster says, YOU'RE RIGHT!
NONE OF THESE OTHER LOCKERS EVEN
HAVE A LOCK ON THEM!
He opens the locker again.
Samir says, MAYBE WE'RE MISSING
Buster says, HM.
He pokes the sticker.
He says, HEY, I THINK THERE'S SOMETHING
Buster peels back the sticker, revealing a note. He pulls out the note and unfolds it.
He reads, "CONGRATULATIONS.
YOU HAVE PASSED THE FIRST TEST."
Samir says, WAIT, THERE'S MORE ON THE BACK!
He takes the note from Buster.
He reads, "NO MAN IS AN ISLAND."
I DON'T GET IT, IS THAT A CLUE?
Buster says, SOMETHING TELLS ME IT MUST
He looks determined. Elsewhere, Francine holds a paper with information about her Little Buddy, Tommy Tibble.
Muffy asks, WHO'D YOU GET?
Francine says, TOMMY TIBBLE.
Muffy looks at her own Little Buddy paper.
She says, THAT'S NOT A LITTLE BUDDY.
THAT'S A LITTLE BEASTY!
WELL I GOT EMILY, DW'S FRIEND.
DOESN'T SHE LOOK ADORABLE?
Muffy shows Francine Emily’s picture.
Muffy says, AND SHE SPEAKS FRENCH, JUST LIKE
Francine says, YOU DON'T SPEAK FRENCH!
Muffy says, YES, I DO!
I KNOW TONS OF WORDS.
CROISSANT, ESCARGOT, HAUTE
WE'RE GOING TO HAVE THE BEST
Francine asks, WHAT ARE YOU PLANNING TO DO
Muffy says, TAKE HER SHOPPING, OF COURSE.
Francine says, MUFFY, SHE'S IN KINDERGARTEN
AND YOU CAN'T LEAVE THE SCHOOL.
MAYBE YOU SHOULD START WITH
LIKE A TOUR OF THE SCHOOL.
Francine and Muffy reach the kindergarten classroom.
Francine says, ANYWAY, WE ONLY HAVE 20 MINUTES
WITH THEM BEFORE LUNCH.
Muffy says, THAT'S PLENTY OF TIME!
OOH, I KNOW, I'LL SHOW HER THE
COMPUTERS IN THE NEW LIBRARY
THAT DADDY DONATED TO THE
SHE'LL LOVE THAT!
Francine and Muffy enter the classroom. Francine waves to her Little Buddy.
She says, HI, TOMMY.
I'M FRANCINE, YOUR BIG BUDDY!
Tommy says, I KNOW WHO YOU ARE.
YOU'RE ARTHUR'S BOSSY FRIEND.
Francine says, WHAT?
WHERE'D YOU HEAR THAT?
I'M NOT BOSSY!
Tommy says, OH, GOOD.
THEN I CAN BE THE BOSS!
COME ON, I'LL SHOW YOU HOW TO
Francine drops her paper as Tommy drags her through the classroom.
Tommy says, YOU CAN BE THE COW.
Muffy giggles. Francine kneels on a playmat with Tommy behind her.
Francine says, UM, I'M NOT SURE.
She grunts as Tommy pushes her onto her hands and knees.
Francine says, WAIT!
Tommy laughs as he jumps on Francine’s back. Francine grunts.
She says, HELP!
She crawls on the mat. At her table, Emily draws with a red marker.
Muffy says, HI, ARE YOU EMILY?
Emily says, YEAH?
Muffy kneels beside Emily.
She says, THAT IS A VERY BOLD
She gestures to the green paint stain on Emily’s dress.
Muffy says, I LIKE IT!
Emily says, IT WAS AN ACCIDENT.
I SPILLED IT EVERYWHERE, AND MY
NAME TAG WOULDN'T STICK.
Muffy says, NOTHING LIKE A FASHION
DISASTER TO START YOUR DAY OFF,
WELL, YOUR DAY IS ABOUT TO GET
MUCH BETTER, BECAUSE I, MUFFY
ALICE CROSSWIRE, AM YOUR BIG
Muffy shakes Emily’s hand. Emily smiles.
Muffy whispers, DON'T TELL ANYONE, BUT I'M
PRETTY MUCH THE COOLEST PERSON
AT THIS SCHOOL.
Muffy asks, WANNA GO ON A TOUR?
Emily says, OKAY!
The buddies leave the table. In the school cafeteria line, Buster and Arthur add food to their trays. Sue Ellen stands behind them in line.
Buster says, AND THEN SAMIR AND I FOUND
THIS NOTE, WHICH SAID WE PASSED
THE FIRST TEST, AND THEN IT
SAID NO MAN IS AN ISLAND!
Sue Ellen turns toward Buster and Arthur.
Arthur asks, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
Buster says, I HAVE NO IDEA!
I THOUGHT YOU MIGHT!
Sue Ellen says, OH, I LOVE THAT POEM!
Buster says, IT'S A POEM?
Sue Ellen says, YEAH, BY THE ENGLISH WRITER
"NO MAN IS AN ISLAND ENTIRE OF
ITSELF, EVERY MAN IS A PIECE OF
THE CONTINENT, A PART OF THE
She pauses and looks thoughtful.
She says, …SOMETHING LIKE THAT.
I FORGET THE REST.
He says, I HAVE TO TELL SAMIR!
Arthur says, HEY, THAT REMINDS ME.
HAVE YOU HEARD OF A BOOK SERIES
Buster says, UH-UH.
He shakes his head.
Arthur says, ALEX WAS TELLING ME ABOUT IT.
IT'S ALL ABOUT THESE TWO
BROTHERS WHO GET LOST IN ANOTHER
Buster says, OOH, SOUNDS GOOD!
Arthur says, I KNOW, HE'S LENDING ME THE
FIRST BOOK LATER.
YOU KNOW, HE'S REALLY COOL.
Alex calls, ARTHUR!
Arthur says, OH.
He waves across the cafeteria.
Alex waves from a table on the other side of the room. Buster spots Samir waving from the opposite direction. He waves.
Buster says, HUH.
YOU KNOW, IF YOU WANT TO SIT
WITH ALEX, IT'S OKAY.
Arthur says, NO, NO, WE SAID WE'D HAVE
Buster says, IT'S JUST THAT I REALLY HAVE
TO TELL SAMIR ABOUT THIS POEM.
Arthur says, OH.
Buster says, BUT IT CAN WAIT!
Arthur says, NO, NO, YOU SHOULD TELL HIM
ANYWAY, IT'S NOT LIKE WE CAN'T
SEE EACH OTHER AFTER SCHOOL!
Buster says, RIGHT!
Arthur starts to walk toward Alex.
He says, SEE YOU AFTER SCHOOL!
Buster says, YEAH, AFTER SCHOOL!
He joins his new classmates. Arthur joins Alex.
A drawing of Muffy and Emily is on a computer screen.
Emily says, SEE THAT'S YOU AND
THIS IS ME.
Muffy stands behind Emily.
Muffy says, THAT'S REALLY GOOD.
HERE, LET'S GIVE EACH OTHER SOME
NICE PEARL NECKLACES.
Muffy starts to drag a necklace icon to the drawing but gasps. The time on the computer reads, 12:50.
Muffy says, IT'S 12:50 ALREADY?!
I GOTTA GO OR I'M GOING TO MISS
Muffy starts to leave.
Emily says, OH, CAN I PRINT THIS PICTURE?
Muffy says, I'LL DO IT FOR YOU LATER.
Emily leaves the computer desk and follows Muffy. Muffy leads Emily through the halls.
Muffy says, THAT'S THE TEACHER'S LOUNGE, AND
THAT'S THE SCIENCE-Y ROOM.
She turns down another hallway but Emily pauses outside a bathroom. Muffy stops at a display case.
Emily says, I'M GOING TO GO TO THE
She enters the bathroom.
Muffy says, THERE'S MY SECOND GRADE CLASS
OH, WAIT, DON'T LOOK AT THAT.
Muffy continues past the display case.
She says, THAT'S THE PRINCIPAL'S OFFICE.
YOU DON'T WANNA END UP THERE!
Muffy turns down the hallway to her right. Emily leaves the bathroom.
She says, MUFFY?
She walks toward the display case and past the principal’s office.
Emily says, HELLO?
Emily looks worried. She turns down the hallway to her left. Muffy walks down another hallway.
She says, AND HERE WE ARE, RIGHT BACK
WHERE WE STARTED AT YOUR –
She looks behind her and gasps.
She says, UH-OH!
Muffy bites her lip. Emily enters a hallway of lockers and older students including Rattles, Slink and Molly.
Molly says, THAT QUIZ WAS KILLER!
Emily says, MUFFY?
Rattles says, HEY, WHO HAS GUM?
A student says, WRONG LOCKER, DOOFUS!
Emily says, MUFFY?
She looks scared as she wanders past the older students.
Emily says, MUFFY?
The students notice Emily walking by.
Emily says, MUFFY?
She turns toward the other students who are looking down at her and she gasps.
She yells, HELP!
Emily runs away from the students. The group of students look confused.
(Upbeat music plays)
Base on the Arthur Adventure books by Marc Brown.
Executive producers Marc Brown and Carol Greenwald.
Producer/director Greg Bailey.
Senior producer Tolon Brown.
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