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Falafelosophy/The Great Lint Rush (Episode #1404)

KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 31, 2017 -- 6:00 PM

Falafelosophy - At the urging of guest-star author Neil Gaiman ("Coraline," "The Graveyard Book") Sue Ellen tries her hand at writing and illustrating a graphic novel. When Sue Ellen needs inspiration and encouragement, she turns to Neil - who pops up in unexpected places! - and to the philosophy lessons of her local falafel vendor! The Great Lint Rush - Mr. Toad is back! And he's ready to corner the Sock Market, leaving everyone in Elwood City barefoot and bereft. Can Pal and Kate negotiate for their socks....or will there be another great sock depression like the Great Chilly Toes Scare of 1929??

Hic Or Treat/Mr. Alwaysright (Episode #1107)

KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 31, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

* Hic or Treat - D.W. gets a case of the hiccups that just won't go away. No matter how much advice she gets from Arthur and his friends, she just can't find the right cure. (Well, at least her Halloween costume as "Hiccup Girl" is all set...) Will D.W. ever get relief - or will she have the hiccups for the rest of her life and set the world record?
* Mr. Alwaysright - It seems that Brain is always right about everything and it's really starting to get on Buster's nerves. But Buster is convinced that someday Brain will make a mistake - and when he does, Buster will be waiting. But is friendship really about being right or wrong?

Tales of Grotesquely Grim Bunny (Episode #1405)

KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 30, 2017 -- 6:00 PM

Tales of Grotesquely Grim Bunny - When the local comic book store changes ownership, the new darker and scarier comics are right up Fern's alley. But Arthur can't seem to stomach them and now he's worried. Is it wrong to be afraid? Maybe his friends will be more supportive than he realizes. Pet Projects - Arthur and Francine enter their pets to compete against each other in the "Perfect Pet" video contest. Pal is SO cute and Nemo knows so many tricks! Who will win? But after jumping through hoops - literally - Nemo and Pal decide that enough is enough. Can't their owners love them for who they are?

What Scared Sue Ellen?/Clarissa Is Cracked (Episode #312)

KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 30, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

* What Scared Sue Ellen? - Sue Ellen's not afraid of much, but when she encounters a really creepy howling noise in the woods, she's scared for real. She musters the gang for a showdown. Will they face their fears and learn the source ofthe mysterious howls?
* Clarissa is Cracked - Grandma Thora has a lot of fun stuff, especially her porcelain doll, Clarissa. When Grandma lends Clarissa to D.W. for a week they have the most wonderful adventures together. But - will all that fun blemish the fair Clarissa?

D.W.'s Time Trouble/Buster's Amish Mismatch (Episode #707)

PBS Kids: Sun, Oct 29, 2017 -- 8:30 AM

D.W.'s Time Trouble - D.W. is sick and tired of being bossed around all the time and demands to know why she couldn't have been born before Arthur! So she goes on a magical trip through time to see what life would be like with Arthur as her little brother. Surely D. W. would be much happier if she were in charge... wouldn't she? Buster's Amish Mismatch - During a field trip to Amish country, Busterbecomes enamored with the simple lifestyle and vows to forgo all modern conveniences back home. But this is easier said than done - living without TV or car rides is a bumpy road, and far worse, a lonely one. Will Buster find anyone to join him in his quest for a simple life?

Francine and the Soccer Spy/Sue Ellen and the Last Page (Episode #2103H)

PBS Kids: Sun, Oct 29, 2017 -- 8:00 AM

When Ladonna befriends a new member of the Mighty Mountain soccer team, Francine becomes convinced she is leaking top secret team info. / The City Council has voted to close the Elwood City Library! Can Sue Ellen save the library before it's too late?

The Master Builders, Parts 1 & 2 (Episode #2102H)

PBS Kids: Sat, Oct 28, 2017 -- 8:30 AM

Buster struggles to build a birdhouse that will save the community garden from pests, while Muffy and Francine design a cat toy that they think will really change the pet toy game.

Binky's A Game/Brain and the Time Capsule (Episode #2101H)

PBS Kids: Sat, Oct 28, 2017 -- 8:00 AM

When Binky gets an "A" on a test, Muffy and Francine are convinced he cheated. Is it possible that Shelly "Binky" Barnes actually studied? Brain makes a time capsule and gets overwhelmed by people asking to have their special belongings included. Will he make room for his friends, or will he give them the boot?

Francine and the Soccer Spy/Sue Ellen and the Last Page (Episode #2103H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 27, 2017 -- 6:00 PM

When Ladonna befriends a new member of the Mighty Mountain soccer team, Francine becomes convinced she is leaking top secret team info. / The City Council has voted to close the Elwood City Library! Can Sue Ellen save the library before it's too late?

The Master Builders, Parts 1 & 2 (Episode #2102H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 27, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Buster struggles to build a birdhouse that will save the community garden from pests, while Muffy and Francine design a cat toy that they think will really change the pet toy game.

D.W.'s Time Trouble/Buster's Amish Mismatch (Episode #707)

PBS Kids: Fri, Oct 27, 2017 -- 5:30 AM

D.W.'s Time Trouble - D.W. is sick and tired of being bossed around all the time and demands to know why she couldn't have been born before Arthur! So she goes on a magical trip through time to see what life would be like with Arthur as her little brother. Surely D. W. would be much happier if she were in charge... wouldn't she? Buster's Amish Mismatch - During a field trip to Amish country, Busterbecomes enamored with the simple lifestyle and vows to forgo all modern conveniences back home. But this is easier said than done - living without TV or car rides is a bumpy road, and far worse, a lonely one. Will Buster find anyone to join him in his quest for a simple life?

Francine and the Soccer Spy/Sue Ellen and the Last Page (Episode #2103H)

PBS Kids: Fri, Oct 27, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

When Ladonna befriends a new member of the Mighty Mountain soccer team, Francine becomes convinced she is leaking top secret team info. / The City Council has voted to close the Elwood City Library! Can Sue Ellen save the library before it's too late?

D.W.'s Time Trouble/Buster's Amish Mismatch (Episode #707)

PBS Kids: Thu, Oct 26, 2017 -- 9:30 PM

D.W.'s Time Trouble - D.W. is sick and tired of being bossed around all the time and demands to know why she couldn't have been born before Arthur! So she goes on a magical trip through time to see what life would be like with Arthur as her little brother. Surely D. W. would be much happier if she were in charge... wouldn't she? Buster's Amish Mismatch - During a field trip to Amish country, Busterbecomes enamored with the simple lifestyle and vows to forgo all modern conveniences back home. But this is easier said than done - living without TV or car rides is a bumpy road, and far worse, a lonely one. Will Buster find anyone to join him in his quest for a simple life?

Francine and the Soccer Spy/Sue Ellen and the Last Page (Episode #2103H)

PBS Kids: Thu, Oct 26, 2017 -- 9:00 PM

When Ladonna befriends a new member of the Mighty Mountain soccer team, Francine becomes convinced she is leaking top secret team info. / The City Council has voted to close the Elwood City Library! Can Sue Ellen save the library before it's too late?

Binky's A Game/Brain and the Time Capsule (Episode #2101H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 26, 2017 -- 6:00 PM

When Binky gets an "A" on a test, Muffy and Francine are convinced he cheated. Is it possible that Shelly "Binky" Barnes actually studied? Brain makes a time capsule and gets overwhelmed by people asking to have their special belongings included. Will he make room for his friends, or will he give them the boot?

Francine and the Soccer Spy/Sue Ellen and the Last Page (Episode #2103H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 26, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

When Ladonna befriends a new member of the Mighty Mountain soccer team, Francine becomes convinced she is leaking top secret team info. / The City Council has voted to close the Elwood City Library! Can Sue Ellen save the library before it's too late?

D.W.'s Time Trouble/Buster's Amish Mismatch (Episode #707)

PBS Kids: Thu, Oct 26, 2017 -- 8:30 AM

D.W.'s Time Trouble - D.W. is sick and tired of being bossed around all the time and demands to know why she couldn't have been born before Arthur! So she goes on a magical trip through time to see what life would be like with Arthur as her little brother. Surely D. W. would be much happier if she were in charge... wouldn't she? Buster's Amish Mismatch - During a field trip to Amish country, Busterbecomes enamored with the simple lifestyle and vows to forgo all modern conveniences back home. But this is easier said than done - living without TV or car rides is a bumpy road, and far worse, a lonely one. Will Buster find anyone to join him in his quest for a simple life?

Francine and the Soccer Spy/Sue Ellen and the Last Page (Episode #2103H)

PBS Kids: Thu, Oct 26, 2017 -- 8:00 AM

When Ladonna befriends a new member of the Mighty Mountain soccer team, Francine becomes convinced she is leaking top secret team info. / The City Council has voted to close the Elwood City Library! Can Sue Ellen save the library before it's too late?

The Master Builders, Parts 1 & 2 (Episode #2102H)

PBS Kids: Wed, Oct 25, 2017 -- 5:30 AM

Buster struggles to build a birdhouse that will save the community garden from pests, while Muffy and Francine design a cat toy that they think will really change the pet toy game.

Binky's A Game/Brain and the Time Capsule (Episode #2101H)

PBS Kids: Wed, Oct 25, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

When Binky gets an "A" on a test, Muffy and Francine are convinced he cheated. Is it possible that Shelly "Binky" Barnes actually studied? Brain makes a time capsule and gets overwhelmed by people asking to have their special belongings included. Will he make room for his friends, or will he give them the boot?

The Master Builders, Parts 1 & 2 (Episode #2102H)

PBS Kids: Tue, Oct 24, 2017 -- 9:30 PM

Buster struggles to build a birdhouse that will save the community garden from pests, while Muffy and Francine design a cat toy that they think will really change the pet toy game.

Binky's A Game/Brain and the Time Capsule (Episode #2101H)

PBS Kids: Tue, Oct 24, 2017 -- 9:00 PM

When Binky gets an "A" on a test, Muffy and Francine are convinced he cheated. Is it possible that Shelly "Binky" Barnes actually studied? Brain makes a time capsule and gets overwhelmed by people asking to have their special belongings included. Will he make room for his friends, or will he give them the boot?

The Master Builders, Parts 1 & 2 (Episode #2102H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 24, 2017 -- 6:00 PM

Buster struggles to build a birdhouse that will save the community garden from pests, while Muffy and Francine design a cat toy that they think will really change the pet toy game.

Binky's A Game/Brain and the Time Capsule (Episode #2101H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 24, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

When Binky gets an "A" on a test, Muffy and Francine are convinced he cheated. Is it possible that Shelly "Binky" Barnes actually studied? Brain makes a time capsule and gets overwhelmed by people asking to have their special belongings included. Will he make room for his friends, or will he give them the boot?

The Master Builders, Parts 1 & 2 (Episode #2102H)

PBS Kids: Tue, Oct 24, 2017 -- 8:30 AM

Buster struggles to build a birdhouse that will save the community garden from pests, while Muffy and Francine design a cat toy that they think will really change the pet toy game.

Binky's A Game/Brain and the Time Capsule (Episode #2101H)

PBS Kids: Tue, Oct 24, 2017 -- 8:00 AM

When Binky gets an "A" on a test, Muffy and Francine are convinced he cheated. Is it possible that Shelly "Binky" Barnes actually studied? Brain makes a time capsule and gets overwhelmed by people asking to have their special belongings included. Will he make room for his friends, or will he give them the boot?

Tales of Grotesquely Grim Bunny (Episode #1405)

KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 23, 2017 -- 6:00 PM

Tales of Grotesquely Grim Bunny - When the local comic book store changes ownership, the new darker and scarier comics are right up Fern's alley. But Arthur can't seem to stomach them and now he's worried. Is it wrong to be afraid? Maybe his friends will be more supportive than he realizes. Pet Projects - Arthur and Francine enter their pets to compete against each other in the "Perfect Pet" video contest. Pal is SO cute and Nemo knows so many tricks! Who will win? But after jumping through hoops - literally - Nemo and Pal decide that enough is enough. Can't their owners love them for who they are?

Hic Or Treat/Mr. Alwaysright (Episode #1107)

KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 23, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

* Hic or Treat - D.W. gets a case of the hiccups that just won't go away. No matter how much advice she gets from Arthur and his friends, she just can't find the right cure. (Well, at least her Halloween costume as "Hiccup Girl" is all set...) Will D.W. ever get relief - or will she have the hiccups for the rest of her life and set the world record?
* Mr. Alwaysright - It seems that Brain is always right about everything and it's really starting to get on Buster's nerves. But Buster is convinced that someday Brain will make a mistake - and when he does, Buster will be waiting. But is friendship really about being right or wrong?

Fern And The Case Of The Stolen Story/sue Ellen Vegges Out (Episode #1609)

PBS Kids: Sun, Oct 22, 2017 -- 8:30 AM

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?

Buster's Book Battle/on the Buster Scale (Episode #1608)

PBS Kids: Sun, Oct 22, 2017 -- 8:00 AM

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.

Baseball Blues/Brain's Biggest Blunder (Episode #1607)

PBS Kids: Sat, Oct 21, 2017 -- 8:30 AM

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?

Get Smart/Baby Steps (Episode #1604)

PBS Kids: Sat, Oct 21, 2017 -- 8:00 AM

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."

Falafelosophy/The Great Lint Rush (Episode #1404)

KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 20, 2017 -- 6:00 PM

Falafelosophy - At the urging of guest-star author Neil Gaiman ("Coraline," "The Graveyard Book") Sue Ellen tries her hand at writing and illustrating a graphic novel. When Sue Ellen needs inspiration and encouragement, she turns to Neil - who pops up in unexpected places! - and to the philosophy lessons of her local falafel vendor! The Great Lint Rush - Mr. Toad is back! And he's ready to corner the Sock Market, leaving everyone in Elwood City barefoot and bereft. Can Pal and Kate negotiate for their socks....or will there be another great sock depression like the Great Chilly Toes Scare of 1929??

Cents-Less/Buster The Lounge Lizard (Episode #1504)

KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 20, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

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?

So Funny I Forgot to Laugh/The Best Day Ever (Episode #1610)

PBS Kids: Fri, Oct 20, 2017 -- 8:30 AM

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?

Fern And The Case Of The Stolen Story/sue Ellen Vegges Out (Episode #1609)

PBS Kids: Fri, Oct 20, 2017 -- 8:00 AM

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?

Buster's Book Battle/on the Buster Scale (Episode #1608)

PBS Kids: Fri, Oct 20, 2017 -- 5:30 AM

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.

Baseball Blues/Brain's Biggest Blunder (Episode #1607)

PBS Kids: Fri, Oct 20, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

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?

Buster's Book Battle/on the Buster Scale (Episode #1608)

PBS Kids: Thu, Oct 19, 2017 -- 9:30 PM

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.

Baseball Blues/Brain's Biggest Blunder (Episode #1607)

PBS Kids: Thu, Oct 19, 2017 -- 9:00 PM

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?

Buster's Secret Admirer/The Last King of Lambland (Episode #1503)

KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 19, 2017 -- 6:00 PM

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?

I Wanna Hold Your Hand/Whistling in the Wind (Episode #1502)

KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 19, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

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?

Buster's Book Battle/on the Buster Scale (Episode #1608)

PBS Kids: Thu, Oct 19, 2017 -- 8:30 AM

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.

Baseball Blues/Brain's Biggest Blunder (Episode #1607)

PBS Kids: Thu, Oct 19, 2017 -- 8:00 AM

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?

The Last Tough Customer/Brain's Chess Mess (Episode #1606)

PBS Kids: Thu, Oct 19, 2017 -- 5:30 AM

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?!?

Night of the Tibble/Read and Flumberghast (Episode #1605)

PBS Kids: Thu, Oct 19, 2017 -- 5:00 AM

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?

Fifteen - Parts I & II (Episode #1501)

KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 18, 2017 -- 6:00 PM

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!

Buster Spaces Out/The Long Road Home (Episode #1410)

KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 18, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Buster Spaces Out - Inspired by footage of the moon landing, Buster wants to go to outer space! Well, someday. For now, it'd be really cool to build and launch a rocket! So Buster enlists his friends to help...but they can't agree on anything and the mission stalls. Luckily, NASA astronaut Mike Finke guest-stars to teach the kids that only teamwork will accomplish this mission-and then it's blast-off! The Long Road Home - After costing Lakewood Elementary the win in a relay race against Mighty Mountain, George wants to redeem himself. Ok, George might be a slower runner but he is determined to walk all the way from Crown City to Elwood City and raise money for charity. There's just one problem - no one really thinks he can do it! This episode also marks the homecoming for "El Boomerang" and the suspense is - will the beloved soccer ball arrive from (believe it or not) Turkey in time for Alberto's birthday?? Everyone's in for a surprise.

D.W., Queen of the Comeback/In My Africa (Episode #1409)

KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 17, 2017 -- 6:00 PM

D.W., Queen of the Comeback - The Tibbles tease, D.W. fires back, the Tibbles taunt, D.W. has a snappy comeback, and round and round they go! Will it ever end? Perhaps an ancient Indian fable about a turtle and two wisecracking geese will be enough to teach D.W. to just let it go. In My Africa - D.W.'s new classmate, Cheikh, is Brain's young cousin.. .and is also from Senegal, Africa! When D.W. realizes that she doesn't know much about Africa she decides to learn through music - and she, Brain and Cheikh team up to write a song about all 54 countries on that continent!

Arthur Unravels/All The Rage (Episode #1408)

KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 17, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Arthur Unravels - Knit, one, pearl two, knit one, pearl two. Grandma Thora teaches Arthur to knit and he's really into this new hobby. But. ..he's a kid! And a boy! Knitting is a grandma thing...right? How long can Arthur keep his new hobby a secret before the yarn spills out of the bag? All the Rage - Muffy wants to rock the fashion world like her fashion mentor Capri DeVapida! But creating a fad is a lot harder than it looks, especially when all her hot new trends turn out to be lukewarm flops. Can Muffy learn that it's just better to be yourself?

Around The World In 11-Minutes/Muffy and the Big Bad Blog (Episode #1407)

KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 16, 2017 -- 6:00 PM

Around the World in 11-Minutes - Pal, Baby Kate, Amigo, and Mei Lin enthusiastically accept Nemo's dare to travel around the world and make it back in 11 minutes. After all, there's a prized pork chop and a lot of pride on the line! Adventuring by plane, hot-air balloon and motor scooters, the gang encounters many obstacles along the way - mostly because of Nemo's meddling! - but giddily experience the joys of global expedition. Muffy and the Big Bad Blog - Muffy discovers that web blogging is a great way to keep her readers up to date with her every move... whether they're interested or not! But then she goes too far and publicizes a disagreement with Francine. Can Muffy learn that some things really are better left private?

Follow The Bouncing Ball/Buster Baxter and the Letter From The Sea (Episode #1406)

KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 16, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Follow the Bouncing Ball - Alberto Molina's beloved soccer ball - signed by his favorite Ecuadorian soccer star, El Boomerang - is lost! Is it the same soccer ball bounding all over town, eluding potential captors?! This kicks off the first of 10 stories which follow the incredible journey of "El Boomerang" around the world! Come, follow the bouncing ball! Buster Baxter and the Letter from the Sea - While on vacation with the Read family, Buster discovers a message in a bottle on the shore. Could it be an urgent message from the people of the lost city of Atlantis? Buster is determined to find out and sends them a message back...by throwing his own bottles in the ocean...! Will he learn that keeping the beach and waters clean is the real message?

Nicked by a Name/The Play's The Thing (Episode #1403)

KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 13, 2017 -- 6:00 PM

Nicked by a Name - There is a virus spreading through Lakewood Elementary! It changes the way everyone acts and how they treat each other....it's the new nicknames! Can Brain stop the virus he created or will everyone be mean to each other forever? The Play's the Thing - The playground has been quiet lately - too quiet - and the Tough Customers don't like it one bit. All the rest of the kids seem more interested in electronics than in good old-fashioned fun! Can the TCs save the playground or is everyone done playing for good?

The Agent of Change/D.W. Unties The Knot (Episode #1402)

KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 13, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

The Agent of Change The latest animated hit in movie theaters about a boy and his truck has left Muffy and Francine disappointed. Why doesn't there seem to be any cool female characters on screen? So with the help of a very talented artist, Molly, the "Group of Three" set out to make their own movie! D.W. Unties the Knot - After watching "The Wedding Channel," D.W. wants to get married! And, having no idea what this really means, she starts planning herself the biggest unicorn wedding imaginable. But D. W. soon realizes that she's getting more than she bargained for. Can she back out in time?

The Wheel Deal/The Buster Report (Episode #1401)

KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 12, 2017 -- 6:00 PM

* The Wheel Deal - After an injury, Brain has to spend some time using a wheelchair. But now he can't compete in a basketball tournament for charity! Or, can he? He meets a new friend, Lydia Fox, who just happens to be a wheelchair basketball player...and shows him how it's done. (Lydia is the winning character of the "Arthur CVS All Kids Can" Contest!)
* The Buster Report - The kids are assigned to write a report on someone they admire. To everyone's surprise, most especially Buster's, George picks....Buster! Will George focus on Buster's joke telling, the sandwich named after Buster, or Buster's famous food collection? Or...will George sing the praises of some of Buster's other traits that often go overlooked?

Looking for Bonnie/The Secret Origin of Supernova (Episode #1310)

KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 12, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Looking for Bonnie - Famous rock musician Dean Lomax visits Elwood City and calls on George's dad to fix his equally famous guitar, named Bonnie. Legend says that Bonnie is magical, and Buster and George are convinced that just one strum will give them special powers. And during one late night sleepover, they sneak into Dad's workshop to find out if it's true... The Secret Origin of Supernova - Arthur is dismayed when he learns an energy drink endorsed by his favorite comic book character is full of sugar - it doesn't give you any special energy or magic powers at all! Will Arthur be able to find any superheroes who aren't out to make money - or can he create his own?

Paradise Lost/The Pride of Lakewood (Episode #1309)

KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 11, 2017 -- 6:00 PM

* Paradise Lost - Baby Kate is growing up! She's started saying her first words. But strangely enough, the more words she learns, the less she seems to understand their dog, Pal. The two head off to the Children's Zoo in search of the Dolly Llama for an explanation, and to see if they can reverse the process. Along the way, they learn that growing up is inevitable and maybe it isn't so bad.
* The Pride of Lakewood - To boost school pride, Arthur and his classmates form the Lakewood Pride Committee, which immediately and fervently adds members, distributes buttons and creates special chants. But Brain and Sue Ellen, feeling pressured, decide they don't want to join - and are accused of not loving their school. Can they prove that they're proud of Lakewood Elementary even if they're not part of this new group?

Fernlets By Fern/Prunella and the Haunted Locker (Episode #1308)

KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 11, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

* Fernlets by Fern - As part of her latest business venture, Muffy talks Fern into writing poems for a new line of greeting cards which becomes the hit of Elwood City. But booming business causes Fern to burn out. Can Fern and Muffy find a way to make writing fun again? * Prunella and the Haunted Locker - Prunella is assigned a new school locker, which is rumored to be haunted! She refuses to believe it... until mysterious and unexplained things start to happen. Will Prunella have seven years of bad luck (and bad grades) or can she get to the bottom of this mystery?

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Tibble/The Secret Guardians (Episode #1307)

KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 10, 2017 -- 6:00 PM

* Portrait of Artist As Young Tibble - The Tibble Twins set out on new business venture - selling their pre-school art masterpieces to earn enough money to buy the coveted Krummy Kreepy Kastle. As their business takes off, so does their own appreciation for their art. Is the Krummy Kreepy Kastle really worth giving up their masterpieces? < br>* The Secret Guardians - When Arthur, Binky and Sue Ellen stumble upon a beautiful and private woodland oasis right by their homes, they vow to tell no one and keep it as their secret spot. Before long, however, they start to find evidence of human habitation.Have they discovered an ancient civilization? Or has someone known about this special secret place all along?

George and the Missing Puzzle Piece/D.W. Swims With the Fishes (Episode #1306)

KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 10, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

* George and the Missing Puzzle Piece - George is excited about spending time with his new friend, Carl, who seems to know all kind of cool facts about trains and about... well lots of things! Then George learns that Carl has Asperger's Syndrome - a form of autism that makes Carl see the world differently than most people. Can George and Carl remain good friends - and perhaps even learn from each other?
* DW Swims with the Fishes - D.W. and James enter the pre-school swim meet and recruit their big siblings to coach them. All goes swimmingly until Arthur and Molly start taking their jobs a little too seriously. Who's this race about, anyway?

No Acting Please/Prunella Deegan and the Disappointing Ending (Episode #1305)

KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 9, 2017 -- 6:00 PM

* No Acting Please - Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman guest-stars as director Will Toffman in this episode about theater and the arts. When Fern lands a role in the Elwood City community production of "It Began With a Whistle," she fears she's not talented enough to be a star actress. But Will Toffman teaches Fern how to have fun, be herself and truly shine.
* Prunella Deegan and the Disappointing Ending - Finally, the final volume of the Henry Screever series, The Knights of the Bouillabiasse, is out. Prunella and Marina compete to see who can finish the book the fastest. But the two friends learn that speed-reading doesn't always pay off.

Macfrensky/The Good The Bad and the Binky (Episode #1304)

KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 9, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

* MacFrensky - When Francine and Brain are locked in a stiff competition to win student of the month, Muffy talks Francine into "borrowing" Buster's toy and letting Brain take the blame for it. As the lies grow and the prize gets closer, however, Francine's guilt increases. Can she come clean and wash her hands of this dastardly deed?
* The Good, the Bad and the Binky - As Emily's new babysitter, Binky introduces his charge to the world of pro-wrestling and teaches her some fierce moves. But when Emily starts ruffling the feathers of other pre-schoolers on the playground, Binky worries he hasn't been the best role model. Can Binky restore Emily to her former, tea-party loving self?

Arthur's Numbers Nightmare/Brain Gets Hooked (Episode #1303)

KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 6, 2017 -- 6:00 PM

* Arthur's Numbers Nightmare - When Arthur and friends discover what looks like a list of their class rankings in Principal Haney's office, they are all taken for a surprise. If Arthur's really Number Two, then he must be really smart! And is there anything Francine can do to move up rank? For Buster, Number Eleven is his new lucky number... for everything. Soon the numbers come to mean much more than they should to all the kids on the list.
* Brain Gets Hooked - Brain gets hooked on the latest tween reality show "Junior Island." When he starts to ignore his friends and his schoolwork, he knows he's got a problem. But what can he do to break the addiction?

Elwood City Turns 100! (Parts I & II) (Episode #705)

KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 6, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

Arthur and his friends commemorate their 100th episode in show-stopping style! Mr. Ratburn' s class is chosen to stage a musical tribute to Elwood City for its centennial celebration - which quickly becomes a drama of missed cues, inflated egos, and alien invasions. And that's just behind the curtain! Stay tuned to see the real, human Larry King interviewing the animated Elwood City gang between parts I and II.

Arthur Makes Waves/It Came from Beyond (Episode #906)

KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 5, 2017 -- 6:00 PM

* Arthur Makes Waves - With the community pool closed for repairs and the temperature on the rise, Arthur and D.W. need a place to keep cool. After accepting an invitation to James's pool, they discover that his older sister is Molly, leader of the Tough Customers! Can Arthur and Molly get along-and if they can, will their friends let them?
* It Came From Beyond - Grandma Thora takes in a stray, an adorable little dog named. Killer? It soon becomes clear that the name fits, as Killer bullies every person and animal in sight. Can Killer let her guard down long enough to make a few friends, or will she have to give up her new home?

The Perfect Game/D.W.'s Furry Freakout (Episode #1210)

KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 5, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

* The Perfect Game - Francine is excited for Mr. Ratburn's coolest assignment yet - he's asked them to design their very own model cities! From minarets to fancy lights, Francine's got plenty of good ideas. But as the deadline looms, she's so obsessed with making everything perfect, that she can't seem to get anything done at all.
* D.W.'s Furry Freak Out - D.W. finds a stray kitten and begs to keep it - after all, Arthur has his own dog! But the unbearably cute kitten soon turns out to be a lot more than D.W. can handle and wrecks havoc (and fur balls) all over her life. Maybe D.W. isn't quite ready for a pet after all?

Binky Barnes, Art Expert/Arthur's Lucky Pencil (Episode #202)

KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 4, 2017 -- 6:00 PM

* Binky Barnes, Art Expert - Arthur and Buster have to work with Binky on an art project, but what does a bully like Binky know about art? A lot more than they do, it turns out.
* Arthur's Lucky Pencil - Arthur discovers the secret to success - a pencil that brings good luck to whoever possesses it. But pencils get shorter when they're sharpened, and soon, Arthur's entire future rests on a small stub of lead.

Home Sweet Home/Do You Believe In Magic (Episode #1209)

KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 4, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

* Home Sweet Home - Buster heads off to summer camp reluctantly, worried that he won't know anyone. But equipped with a few stories of summer camp battles and triumphs from his older and wiser friend Fritz (who runs the community garden), Buster realizes it's easy to make new friends after all.
* Do You Believe in Magic? - Arthur feels jealous when Buster's magic tricks outshine his own. When Buster is hired as the magician for DW's birthday party, Arthur is tempted to show the kids that Buster's tricks aren't so magical after all. Or, will Arthur step in and help his friend after all?

The Blackout/Mei Lin Takes A Stand (Episode #1208)

KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 3, 2017 -- 6:00 PM

* The Blackout - It's the hottest day in Elwood City, when a total blackout leaves its residents without any electricity. Will Arthur and DW survive without AC and TV? Luckily, the Molina family steps in to teach the Reads a lesson on how to keep cool and have fun as a community even under the toughest of weather conditions!
* Mei Lin Takes a Stand - Binky's baby sister Mei-Lin isn't keen on learning to walk and would rather stick to crawling. But then Baby Kate and Pal's flea friends, brothers Sale and Pepe, return to Elwood City and share a tale of a little princess in the land of "Hanzan-Niis" who learns to walk in order to save her beloved court jester. Will Mei Lin be inspired to take a stand or continue to stumble?

So Funny I Forgot to Laugh/The Best Day Ever (Episode #1610)

KQED Plus: Tue, Oct 3, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

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?

War of the Worms/I Owe You One (Episode #1207)

KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 2, 2017 -- 6:00 PM

* War of the Worms - Brain is always taking the fun out of Fern's storytelling by correcting her facts. She decides to teach him a lesson by spinning a tall tale that he can't help but believe. But things gets out of hand, when Fern convinces Brain that there really are giant worms attacking Elwood City!
* Owe You One - Buster's always asking Arthur for favors. One day he worries at the thought of having to repay them all at once, so Buster goes on a favor-repaying frenzy, helping everyone whom Arthur owes a favor to in hopes of getting himself out of this "favor debt." But is Buster forgetting the real meaning of friendship?

The Last Tough Customer/Brain's Chess Mess (Episode #1606)

KQED Plus: Mon, Oct 2, 2017 -- 5:30 PM

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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