Arthur (season 15)
|Arthur (season 15)|
|Country of origin||United States
|No. of episodes||10 (19 segments)|
|Original release||October 10, 2011– June 15, 2012|
The fifteenth season of the television series Arthur began airing on PBS in the United States on October 10, 2011, with episodes from the season 14 production, which have previously aired in other countries. This is the last season in which Dallas Jokic, Robert Naylor, Lyle O'Donohoe, Dakota Goyo, and Alexina Cowan voice Arthur, D.W., the Brain, Timmy and Catherine, respectively. This sudden departure of so many voice actors was due to the changing of the production company from Cookie Jar to 9 Story Entertainment, which was in a different location, causing many members of the Arthur crew who didn't live near enough to leave the show.
|Title||Original air date|
|176||1||"Fifteen"||October 10, 2011|
George wins a contest to appear on a radio quiz show, "15 Minutes of Fame" to earn money for his school. Arthur forgets his class report on Michelangelo to help the class get the 15 merit points to get his class a No Homework Day, and after overhearing, Pal and Kate try to help get it to him. They find a postcard with a picture of the Mona Lisa on it, thinking that it is part of the report. However, Nemo steals the postcard and D.W.'s imaginary friend Nadine informs the two that the picture is part of a formula to get rid of imaginary friends. Pal then tries to get the picture back from Nemo.Note: This episode celebrates Arthur's 15th season.
|177||2||"I Wanna Hold Your Hand / Whistling in the Wind"||October 11, 2011|
|I Wanna Hold Your Hand: Binky becomes afraid George will tell their classmates and Binky's fellow Tough Customer gang members that he still holds his Mom's hand.
Whistling in the Wind: Timmy Tibble becomes frustrated when he discovers that his brother Tommy can whistle, but he can't.
|178||3||"Buster's Secret Admirer / The Last King of Lambland"||October 12, 2011|
|Buster's Secret Admirer: Buster receives chocolates in the mail from a "secret admirer" and tries to uncover who it was sent by, asking everyone from Arthur to Molly.
The Last King of Lambland: James is sent a stuffed toy lamb based on a legend by relatives in Scotland, but his classmates don't like it when the Tibble twins treat him like a king because of it. Note: "The Last King of Lambland" was written by Tolon Brown, son of Marc Brown and the series' creative producer for many episodes of the series.
|179||4||"Cents-Less / Buster the Lounge Lizard"||October 13, 2011|
|Cents-Less: Mr. Ratburn challenges the class to avoid spending money for a weekend. Muffy learns how to barter to get a World Girl doll.
Buster the Lounge Lizard: After seeing an advertisement for a "Dark Buggy" on TV and bringing it to school, Buster accidentally gets the wayward electronic toy car lost in the teacher's lounge, so he tries to find a way to get it back with help from Binky.
|180||5||"To Eat or Not to Eat / S.W.E.A.T."||October 14, 2011|
|To Eat or Not to Eat: Buster investigates a new candy bar, Big Boss, when his classmates become hyperactive after eating it, while also imagining himself as a detective in a classic crime film setting.
S.W.E.A.T.: The third grade students at Lakewood Elementary are stressing about their upcoming S.W.E.A.T. aptitude tests, including Sue Ellen, who panics that she doesn't have any #2 (HB) pencils, the Brain, who worries he will do badly after he accidentally skips a question on the practice test, and Arthur, who struggles to find a place to study quietly. Meanwhile, Binky is talking with a pirate accent due to the fact that it's International Talk Like A Pirate Day, but when he tries that again the next day, Mr. Ratburn stops him.
|181||6||"Prunella the Packrat / What's In a Name?"||April 16, 2012|
|Prunella the Packrat: Arthur and Prunella are assigned to work together for the upcoming Earth Day fair at school, but Arthur learns that Prunella has kept several beloved items (including an old sock and birthday cards) over the years and they have been piling up in her closet. While Arthur and Rubella try to help Prunella learn to let go, she resists and still tries to save what she can.
What's in a Name?: After Binky gets Muffy in trouble for using her cell phone in class, Muffy learns that his real name is Shelley, and threatens to use this information as revenge against Binky. Binky is upset at first (because his parents never told him Shelley was his real name), until his mother tells him about how his great grandfather, Shelley Barnes, saved the circus.
|182||7||"Muffy's Classy Classics Club / Best Enemies"||May 23, 2012|
|Muffy's Classy Classics Club: Muffy starts a book club with Arthur, Francine, and The Brain, but refuses to read any other books the others suggests after her own suggestions prove unpopular.
Best Enemies: Mrs. Read's new client has a daughter D.W.'s age. However, D.W. and W.D. are complete opposites and don't get along. After learning that the family has been invited to spend the week at W.D.'s house, the two girls come up with a plan to cut the visit short.
|183||8||"Buster's Garden of Grief / Through the Looking Glasses"||May 24, 2012|
|Buster's Garden of Grief: Fritz asks Buster to look after the community garden for a few weeks until his broken ankle heals. He finds out that it is a big responsibility, but promises Fritz that he can handle it. All is going well until he finds out that he and his mother Bitzi are going camping...
Through the Looking Glasses: Arthur's glasses go missing, so he gets a new pair. After thinking that he will be ridiculed by his classmates after D.W. laughs at them, he actually receives praise for them, and he soon lets it go to his head, which nearly costs him his friendship with Buster.
|184||9||"The Butler Did... What? / The Trouble with Trophies"||May 25, 2012|
|The Butler Did... What?: After Bailey goes missing, Muffy realizes that she doesn't know anything about him when she tries to find him.
The Trouble with Trophies: After George wins an award for Most Improved Student, Muffy tries to get Fern to admit that she wants a trophy too.
|185||10||"Grandpa Dave's Memory Album / Buster's Carpool Catastrophe"||June 15, 2012|
|Grandpa Dave's Memory Album: Grandpa Dave is moving closer to the family and the kids are thrilled. But something isn't quite right; he's forgetting all sorts of things. Joan Rivers, reprising her role as Francine's grandmother, is on hand to help the kids understand that Grandpa Dave loves them just as much as he always has, even if he has trouble with his memory.
Buster's Carpool Catastrophe: Muffy, Arthur and Buster are carpooling to their cooking class. Buster wants this to be the best car pool ever, but his rolling party on wheels turns into a disaster. Can the kids stop fighting long enough to see the sights right in front of them?