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The Contest/Prove It (#404) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

What would happen if Arthur and his friends entered a contest to write story ideas for the favorite television show? The kids realize that w inning would be great but that writing and sharing is the best part. In the second story, D.W. has discovered science. But D.W.'s new-found passion proves that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. Can Arthur get D.W. to the Exploratorium before she convinces all the kids that the sky is blue because brown and green were already taken?

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The Case of the Girl with the Long Face/The Substitute Arthur (#1803H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

* The Case of the girl with the Long Face - Fern's been feeling low and no one can figure out why. Luckily, Buster Baxter is on the case! He'll leave no stone unturned, no lead unexplored, no ice cream uneaten... Educational Objective: Buster and George learn that it's important to respect the feelings of others.
* The Substitute Arthur - With Arthur out of town, Buster is on the hunt for a new best friend. Problem is, Buster only wants to play games HIS way. Will Buster learn to compromise? Or is he destined to play alone? Educational Objective: Buster realizes that it can be fun to try new things.

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Arthur and D.W. Clean Up/The Long, Dull Winter (#315) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Arthur just might make it to Happy Crazy Wow Day at the park--if he and D.W. can work together to clean both their rooms! In the second story, what's wrong with Arthur? Is he bored? In love? Arthur--and the rest of the gang--realize they are suffering from the January doldrums brought on by an acute lack of holidays. What's the cure? The kids decide to invent their own holiday.

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D.W. Tale Spins/Prunella Gets It Twice (#406) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

What happens when you combine Greek mythology with D.W.'s imagination? When Grandma Thora shows D.W. how to be an author of great stories without even knowing how to write, D.W. tells a fantastic tale (with a little help from Homer) that impresses even Arthur. In the second story, getting two Polly Locket dolls almost ruins Prunella's birthday party. That, and Francine's bad mood--why, she wouldn't even sing the happy birthday song! Wait...is there a connection? The Ghost of Presents Past appears to Prunella and shows her a thing or two about friendship and gratitude.

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 22, 2014 -- 10:30am
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  • KQED Kids: Mon, Dec 22, 2014 -- 9:00pm
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What Is That Thing?/Buster's Best Behavior (#409) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Arthur and friends are all faced with seemingly impossible tasks, from fixing a model biplane to babysitting D.W. (!). But they each encounter a mysterious and magical device that solves all their problems. What is that thing?1! In the second story, Buster knows he's fun, but he's beginning to feel like he's not particularly good at anything. Arthur knows he's smart, but he's beginning to feel like he's boring. When Buster and Arthur try to become like each other, everyone feels confused!

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Best Wishes/The Tardy Tumbler (#1804H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

* Best Wishes - After George has a lucky streak, his friends pressure him to wish for a snow day. Can George deliver? Or is he out of luck? Educational Objective: George and friends learn the difference between luck and pure coincidence.
* The Tardy Tumbler - Prunella's excited about making the gymnastics team - until she realizes practice starts at 6am! Will she honor her commitment - or hit the snooze button? Educational Objective: Prunella learns the importance of dedication to the things-and people-you care about.

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My Music Rules/That's A Baby Show! (#410) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

It's the duel of the century as cellist Yo-Yo Ma faces jazz saxophonist Joshua Redman in the toughest gig of their careers...in the Elwood City library?! Whose music will rule after the greats duke it out in the battle of classical versus jazz? In the second story, will Arthur be exposed as a a baby show lover? What he gest hooked on "Love Ducks" he tries to hide it from his friends--not an easy feat since it's on at the same time as the new Bionic Bunny spin-off everyone's talking about!

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Binky Barnes, Wingman/to Beat Or Not to Beat (#407) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

Does Binky have a favorite pastime? Not until citywide Bug Week, when suddenly all he can think about is butterflies. But is Binky's obsession with catching Big Blue Butterfly destined to make him the Captain Ahab of Elwood City? And what will become of Moby Dick...er, Big Blue, if it falls into Binky's clutches? In the second story, there's a horrible racket in Elwood City. Is it a sewer sucking machine? A turbo bug extermination device? No, it's Francine practicing her singing and drumming for the Talent Show! Should Arthur and the gang tell Francine that her act's a sure loser? How can they save their friend from certain humiliation...but save their friendship, too?

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Arthur and the Big Riddle/Double Dare (#501) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

* Arthur and the Big Riddle - Alex Trebec guest stars as the famous host of "Riddle Quest," Alex Lebec. Arthur is going to be a contestant and his friends are a little too anxious to help in prepare. They may end up helping him over the edge. When he ends up in second place he becomes a hero - after all, for a lifetime supply of choco-sticks, second place IS the best!
* Double Dare - Arthur, Francine, Buster and Brain have all dared each other to skip school so that they can watch "Dark Bunny" instead of doing homework. Francine doesn't get the message that everyone else has chickened out and now they must help her get IN to school.

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Fifteen - Parts I & II (#1501) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

How much can Arthur and his friends do in 15 minutes? Arthur tries to race home to find his report and get back to school before class starts. George gets his shot to win big bucks for his school on the radio show "15 minutes of Fame." Kate and Pal try to defeat the "Red Claw" and their mission of getting kids to play with cats by eliminating all imaginary friends. Can they all accomplish these missions impossible before the clock counts all the way down? Only time will tell!

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I Wanna Hold Your Hand/Whistling in the Wind (#1502) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

* I Wanna Hold Your Hand - During a shopping trip to the mall, Binky gets caught doing the uncoolest of all the uncool things in the world -holding his mom's hand! But wait-did George really see that or is that Binky's worst fear? Because now won't everyone think that big bad Binky Barnes is a big baby?
* Whistling in the Wind - Everyone knows the Tibbles are exactly the same. They look the same, they act the same, they even have the same number of hairs on their heads. So if they are supposed to be exactly the same, why can Tommy whistle while Timmy can't? Does this mean one twin is better than the other or just different?

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Buster's Secret Admirer/The Last King of Lambland (#1503) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

* Buster's Secret Admirer - Buster receives a box of chocolates in the mail from a secret admirer. Could it be Fern? Muffy? Francine?! It's driving him crazy! Who could possibly like him that much??
* The Last King of Lambland - James receives a gift from his uncle in Scotland - a toy lamb that will supposedly give its owner the powers of the legendary James the Squinty, leader of the clan MacDoogal-Donal's! Will this new-found power go straight to James' head?

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Arthur's First Sleepover/Arthur's New Year's Eve (#130) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

* Arthur's First Sleepover - the boys feel a bit uneasy being outside in the dark, due to the recent reports of UFO sightings.
* Arthur's New Year's Eve - Arthur has a hard time staying up to find out what really happens at midnight.

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Cents-Less/Buster The Lounge Lizard (#1504) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

* Cents-Less - Mr. Ratburn decides it's time for his class to learn a little about money - or, rather, the lack of it. For the entire weekend, no one in the class can spend a cent. Will the kids survive!? And can't Muffy just use her credit card?? Or will she figure out how to use an actual skill and - barter?
* Buster the Lounge Lizard - Buster has the brand-new Dark Bunny Dark Buggy, complete with grappling hook and voice commands! But with all its bells and whistles, the Buggy seems to have a mind of its own and has zoomed its way into the mysterious teacher's lounge, where no student dares to enter. Until - now?

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To Eat Or Not to Eat/S.W.E.A.T. (#1505) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY

* To Eat or Not to Eat - A brand new candy bar is in town! But why is it making everyone act so strangely? And what exactly is this ingredient called Tri-Enzomated Zorn Jelly, anyway? Buster decides to do a little digging into these mystery chemicals before he takes his first bite but he - and all the other kids - may not find the truth appetizing.
* S.W.E.A.T. - It's time for the kids at Lakewood Elementary to take the Stoddard-Wilkins Elementary Aptitude Test, or "S.W.E.A.T." But with anxiety running high, it becomes clear that the kids need to learn some relaxation techniques. Luckily, Mrs. MacGrady is on hand to teach them a thing or two about de-stressing.

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Based on a True Story (Part 1 & 2) (#1601H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

There's a new kid in town: Ladonna Compson, the Louisiana native with the gift of gab. Ladonna charms Arthur and friends with her amazing "true" stories. But are her stories really fact - or fiction?

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Flippity Francine/Muffy Takes The Wheel (#1602H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

* Flippity Francine - When Muffy posts a goofy video of Francine on the Muffington Post, Francine worries she will become the laughing stock of the entire school. Can Francine regain her dignity? Or will she have to swap her cleats for clown shoes?
* Muffy Takes the Wheel - It's the 1st Annual Lakewood Derby and Muffy's revved up! But when she enlists her dad to help her make the winning car, he completely takes over. Can Muffy hit the brakes on this runaway project? Or will she be left in the dust?

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All About D.W./Blockheads (#1603H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

* All About D.W. - When Emily gets the starring role in the preschool play, D.W. is beside herself with jealousy. She should be Little Red Riding Hood, not Tree #2! Undeterred, D.W. appoints herself Emily's understudy (just in case!). But when the big moment arrives, can D.W. handle the spotlight?
* Blockheads - D.W. and Emily are upset when they get stuck with the blocks at playtime. But apathy turns to obsession when they begin building their dream house. Forget snacks and naptime! They've got a palastle to build!

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Kids Are from Earth, Parents Are from Pluto/Nerves of Steal (#502) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

* Kids Are From Earth, Parents Are From Pluto - Francine's dad falling asleep in class? Arthur's dad telling food jokes in the cafeteria? Is it a bad dream? No, it's Lakewood Elementary Parents Open House! How will the kids survive a whole evening of their parents' embarrassing antics?
* Nerves of Steal - Buster can't cope with being the only kid in Elwood City who doesn't have a Cybertoy, so he decides to take matters in his own hands by borrowing one from the store. But Buster gets caught - by his guilty conscience.

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Get Smart/Baby Steps (#1604H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

* Get Smart - Everyone loves HUGO-the new interactive whiteboard that claims to be 100% accurate. If only Mr. Ratburn knew how to use it... After a crash course from Brain, Mr. Ratburn embraces the high tech teaching tool; that is, until HUGO corrects him in front of the class. Let the battle of rat vs. machine begin!
* Baby Steps - Mei Lin can say "hello" AND play the piano?!? Kate can't even wave! Worried about her sister's future, D.W. enlists the help of Brain to determine if Kate is above average, below average, or (gulp!) just average-average...Meanwhile, Kate and Pal are puzzled by D.W.'s odd behavior and vow to find a "cure."

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Night of the Tibble/Read and Flumberghast (#1605H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

* Night of the Tibble - The Tibble Twins are having their first sleepover! The lucky victim...err, guest: James. Will the Tibbles lock him in the dark basement? Strap him to the terrifying Flatter Fling? Serve him cupcakes and cookies for dinner?!?
* Read and Flumberghast - A cupcake's been stolen! The primary suspect: Tommy Tibble. D.W. gathers a jury and demands that justice be served. Can D. W. get Tommy to confess? Or will she lose control of this kangaroo court?

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The Last Tough Customer/Brain's Chess Mess (#1606H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

* The Last Tough Customer - The Tough Customers realize it's time to quit bullying and set out to find a new hobby - but can Molly ever truly change her ways?
* Brain's Chess Mess - Brain starts a chess club at school to improve his game and beat Los Dedos, the local chess master. Who knew the best player in the club would be... Rattles?!?

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It's A No-Brainer/The Shore Thing (#503) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

* It's a No-Brainer - When Brain loses his cool and loses to Buster in the Math-a-thon, he abandons his books and nickname for a career in - stand-up comedy?!? Is the Brain gone forever?
* The Shore Thing - Arthur and D.W. beg Dad to take them to Aqualand - the coolest water park ever! But Dad knows an even better place - Ocean Zone. The kids explore the old-fashioned ocean and find all kinds of cool sea stuff by the seashore.

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Baseball Blues/Brain's Biggest Blunder (#1607H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

* Baseball Blues - It's Grebelings season and George can't wait to play!After all, no one knows more about baseball than George. But when he realizes knowledge of sinkers doesn't guarantee success in the field, will he throw in the towel?
* Brain's Biggest Blunder - When Brain gets teamed with Buster and Binky in the annual Arithmattack competition, he immediately enrolls Buster in binomial boot camp. Can Brain transform Buster into a mathematic marvel? Or will he be forced to eat humble pi?

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Buster's Book Battle/on the Buster Scale (#1608H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

* Buster's Book Battle - Lakewood Elementary has just instituted IRP; a program where kids can earn points (and prizes!) for reading. Buster's thrilled and gets to work straight away! But will he earn enough points for a skateboard?
* On the Buster Scale - Buster and Brain never agree on movies. Buster rates every film a 10+, while Brain doesn't seem to like anything... Only one of them can be right.. .or so they think.

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The World Record/The Cave (#504) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

* The World Record - Why is Buster walking backwards, and Muffy not talking? They're trying to set world records of course! Everyone tries to go it alone, but Arthur and the gang discover that working together more readily creates success, fun - and the world's largest pizza!
* The Cave - Stalactites and stalagmites and bats, oh my! Arthur thinks his class trip to the Clark Caves will be really cool. But won't it be, um, dark in there?

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Fern And The Case Of The Stolen Story/sue Ellen Vegges Out (#1609H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

* Fern and the Case of the Stolen Story - The unthinkable has happened! Fern has writer's block! Fortunately, Ladonna's full of stories. Faced with a tight deadline, Fern decides to "borrow" the tales and simply change the names. Has Fern confused write and wrong?
* Sue Ellen Vegges Out - When Sue Ellen decides to stop eating meat, Muffy and Francine compete to be the best vegetarian. Can they successfully resist meat? Or was this a missed steak?

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The Lousy Week/You Are Arthur (#505) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

* The Lousy Week - An army of lice has descended on the heads of Lakewood Elementary. Who or what is strong enough to defeat them? Principal Haney? Nurse Flynn? Mayonnaise?
* You Are Arthur - What if you could live in the Read house? What if you could run a race in Elwood City? What if you could be Arthur for a day? Kids can view Arthur's life through his very own eyes in this special episode.

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So Funny I Forgot to Laugh/The Best Day Ever (#1610H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

* So Funny I Forgot to Laugh - Arthur thinks his jokes about Sue Ellen's new sweater are all in good fun but Sue Ellen's feelings are hurt. Has Arthur become...a bully?
* The Best Day Ever - It's a beautiful afternoon and everyone is reminiscing about their "best days." Everyone, that is, except Arthur. Is it possible he doesn't have one?

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Sleep No More/Pet Peeved (#507) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

* Sleep No More - Have you ever been so excited that you couldn't sleep? Buster is convinced that Pizza Paula's all-you-can-eat contest - free pizza for life! - is his destiny. But how can he possibly win such an important contest without any sleep?
* Pet Peeved - Binky volunteers to look after Francine's cat, Nemo, for the weekend. Boy, this'll be great - all fun and games and surprise toys! But when Binky ignores Francine's cat-sitting instructions, Nemo has a few surprises in store of his own.

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Fountain Abbey/Arthur Calls It (#1805H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

* Fountain Abbey - Muffy's devastated when she learns her great, great grandmother Mary Alice wasn't royalty, but a common maid. The indignity! However, Mary Alice's old diary reveals a more interesting story. Educational Objective: Muffy learns to appreciate her family history.
* Arthur Calls It - Pressure from his classmates has Arthur doubting his decision to call Buster out during a baseball game. Will he succumb to peer pressure, or stick with what he believes is right? Educational Objective: Arthur learns to stand up for his beliefs, even in the face of peer pressure.

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The Tattletale Frog/D.W. & Bud's Higher Purpose (#1801H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

* The Tattletale Frog - When Bud is blamed for an accident D.W. causes, she has to decide whether to let her friend take the fall. Educational Objective: D.W. learns the importance of honesty and accepting responsibility for her actions.
* D.W. & Bud's Higher Purpose - D.W. and Bud can't wait to ride "The Buzzard," Wonder World's newest rollercoaster. Will they make it past the persnickety ticket taker - or will they come up short? Educational Objective: D.W. and Bud learn the power of persistence.

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The Friend Who Wasn't There/Surprise! (#1802H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)

* The Friend Who Wasn't There - Muffy embarks on an epic quest to find her long lost imaginary friend. But she has to be careful - the Crosswire basement is full of bewitched boxes and gadgets and dolls - oh my! Educational Objective: Muffy discovers the value and power of having an imagination.
* Surprise! - It's Catherine's 16th birthday, and Francine has been cordially UN-invited to the party. With the help of her friends, Francine whips up the perfect present for her big sister - a sneaky surprise with a side of payback! Educational Objective: Francine learns the value of forgiveness.

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TV Technical Issues

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    TV Technical Issues
    • KQED all channels, planned overnight maintenance: early Fri 12/19 midnight-6am

      (this includes all DT9, DT54 and DT25 channels, along with all paid services) We will be doing upgrade and maintenance work in our Master Control area during the overnight hours of late Thurs/early Fri 12/19. Work will begin shortly after midnight early Friday, which may last until 6am, though we hope to finish earlier. This […]

    • KQED Plus OTA – Optimistically planned maintenance: Fri 12/05 mid-morning

      (DT54.1 thru 54.5) Assuming that the weather and road conditions permit, we plan to do a bit of maintenance on our KQEH transmitter the morning of Friday 12/05… hopefully 10am-11am-ish, but could be a bit later. Most of the work should not affect the outgoing signal, but there will need to be a cable swap […]

    • Mon 11/03/14: Work on KQED Plus tower (DT54)

      Another station needs to do maintenance on its equipment on the tower on Monument Peak, requiring that we switch our DT54 Over the Air signal from the main antenna to the auxiliary when the work starts, then back to the main antenna at the conclusion. These switches should cause momentary outages only, and most receivers […]

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

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