Talk:List of Arthur episodes

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I moved Arthur's New Friend and Arthur's Haloween Special backed into the Arthur specials category, as I feel that they do not belong in the Other specials featuring Arthur category (my understanding is that the Other specials featuring Arthur category is for other shows that guest-starred Arthur, not unclassified specials. Feel free to discuss. RAM 16:38, 23 September 2006 (UTC)

Ok, I can live with that GooTuM 00:17, 24 September 2006 (UTC)

11th Season confirmed[edit]

At the Marc Brown Studios website, Season 11 has been confirmed and is in production. The IMDb gives away two 2007 episodes here. Janet6 21:52, 8 January 2007 (UTC)

Please read my edit summary for my last edit to the article. That will give you every detail as to why I removed the section of the page. Feel free to readd it if anything changes. Marcus2 15:57, 21 January 2007 (UTC)

Episode notability[edit]

Many or all of the existing individual episode pages for this series fail notability guidelines, including the notability guidelines for television episodes, and have been tagged accordingly. Might I suggest these articles are improved with real-world information from reliable sources to assert notability. Trivia, quotes and overly long plot summaries should be removed. You might consider merging any notable information onto the list of episodes or season pages. Otherwise, when these pages come up for review in fourteen days, they may be redirected, merged or deleted. If you want any help or further information, then come to Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Television/Episode coverage. Thanks. Gwinva 13:34, 22 June 2007 (UTC)


Great. We are done with all the plots.. let's finish season 12 when it's confirmed. ( 22:15, 19 September 2007 (UTC))

Kay, but the plots loook like they were written by a 3 year old. -K —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:55, 27 February 2008 (UTC)

They are also copyright violations. I have reported them as such here.Gladys J Cortez 22:51, 23 April 2008 (UTC)


I think I reverted vandalism here, but I might have missed some... Shadow Scythe of Strongbadia?! 03:05, 2 November 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:ArthurTV Guide.jpg[edit]

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BetacommandBot (talk) 08:14, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

This page needs help. Badly.[edit]

Sorry, but it's true. 1. Nearly every episode from 1-20 onward is a copyright violation (and I have reported it as such--I don't want the abuse I'll get for blanking it myself, which is the correct thing to do, but I'm more than happy to let an admin take care of it.) 2. The "Goofs" section is a)unnecessary; b)full of things that aren't even goofs; c)totally against WP guidelines. There are other problems too--major cleanup/copyediting is needed, for one--but these are the two biggest issues. I will do what I can. Gladys J Cortez 22:46, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

I beleive I have removed all the copyvio per Wikipedia:Copyright problems/2008 April 23/Articles. If you find more you can remove it, when doing so include the source in the edit summary with a note as I did. Jeepday (talk) 21:08, 7 May 2008 (UTC)
I plan on reworking most, if not all of this list/article into a different table here, which I will start on immediately. I'm sure I can rework every episode summary by memory (up to Season 8, at least, and Season 11), and hopefully none would coincide with copyright problems. I'm supposing I should check against, but that should be no problem. And I'll remove that Goofs section if you don't object to removing it yourself. --Squids'and'Chips 23:33, 15 May 2008 (UTC)
I've removed the goofs section. Most of them have to do with how things are different in different episodes. This is a cartoon where the characters don't seem to age so there is no all-encompassing linear continuity according to the way the events occur by the episode number. In fact, the "goof" section somewhat contradicts itself: "The episode Francine's Bad Hair Day shows them in school in the first episode and they're in third grade but in the second episode, Arthur and the Real Mr. Ratburn it shows their first day of grade 3."
That invalidates several of the goofs. Additionally, if there was an all-encompassing linear continuity, the inter-episode goofs (i.e. In such-and-such episode this was broken/lost/not there/etc., but in a later episode, it was not.) would not be goofs. Then, there is the fact that things are added for plot purposes. None of them are particularly notable. This one is a plausible goof:
  • In Arthur Sells Out, Arthur sells Larry the Lemon but in an earlier episode (Desperatley Seeking Stanley), D.W. sells Larry the Lemon at a garage sale.
but a minor plot point. --Squids'and'Chips 20:10, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

rework this part?[edit]

Season 2: 1997-1998[edit]

# Airdate Title Guest Star/Plot
31/2-1 September 22, 1997 Arthur Meets Mr. Rogers/Draw! Fred Rogers - Mister Rogers is staying at Arthur's house! That's the bad news. The good news is that nobody knows about it. Yet. I mean, Mister Rogers is a nice guy and all, and he really understands kids, and he's a lot of fun, but... his show is for babies! The trouble starts when Fern draws a not-too-flattering cartoon of Francine. (Who sort of deserved it; after all, she did call Fern a mouse). This mouse really roars, and soon everyone is drawing nasty cartoons of Francine. Poor Francine pretends not to care, but it's not much fun being a punch line.

The plot defo needs to be reworked Pathfinder2006 (talk) 11:12, 5 May 2008 (UTC)

Two questions[edit]

I question two entries in the specials:

  1. Direct to Video Kideo's Arthur's New Friend
    This is not a special, nor even an episode. This is a franchise product. It should be listed elsewhere.
  2. Unproduced Arthur's Halloween Special
    Not produced? Why even list it?

Yngvarr (c) 16:22, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

The Article's TOO Long!!![edit]

Do you guys think this is way too long? I do. But then again, the article's long so that there's enough info. on there. But is there too much info.? - (talk) 04:54, 23 October 2008 (UTC)

No, it's just fine as it is. Doshindude (talk) 21:31, 20 August 2009 (UTC)

I think we should separate the article by seasons... —Preceding unsigned comment added by Angiex3-2 (talkcontribs) 15:54, 17 January 2010 (UTC) I`m going to separate the article by seasons soon. If anyone objects to this, say something quick. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Angiex3-2 (talkcontribs) 18:25, 28 January 2010 (UTC)

This article is fine. This is how a lot of episodes pages are. Checker Fred (talk) 20:37, 28 January 2010 (UTC)

Really? Name 5 episode list pages in this format that are this long. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Angiex3-2 (talkcontribs) 22:12, 28 January 2010 (UTC)

Season 13[edit]

Thanks to Special:Contributions/, this is now semi-protected. This is the content in dispute]. Where is this information coming from? We all know that Season 13 is going to air "soon", but where are these dates and episode names coming from? Yngvarr (t) (c) 10:01, 30 January 2009 (UTC)


There is vandalism on this article every once in a while. Should it be semi-protected? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Angiex3-2 (talkcontribs) 23:49, 30 October 2009 (UTC)


A few days ago I did some cleaning of this article. This included converting the article from using custome tables to using the standard {{Episode list}} template. There are some things that are outstanding that need addressing though. I had intended doing them myself but I haven't had time. The two main issues are:

  1. Changing from a single colour for all seasons, to discreet colours for each season, as per other programs, for example NCIS, Stargate SG-1 and Friends.
  2. Adding "a" and "b" to seasons 2-13 so they're similar to season 1. This is necessary to allow correct linking to individual episodes. For example, List of Arthur episodes#ep1a will link to Arthur's Eyes (episode 1a) while List of Arthur episodes#ep1b will link to Francine's Bad Hair Day (episode 1b). An alternative is to eliminate the a/b numbering and just sequentially number episodes. ie "Arthur's Eyes" would become episode 1 while "Francine's Bad Hair Day" would become episode 2 and so on.

This should be done before splitting out seasons is considered. --AussieLegend (talk) 22:32, 10 February 2010 (UTC)

Wow, now it`s longer than before.. 1. The colors are coordinated to their respective DVD season color. Arthur only has season 10 and 11 released to DVDs, so idk how this would be done. 2. Might I suggest each episode be grouped like this? Since mini-episodes aren`t actual individual episodes by standards of television guides. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Angiex3-2 (talkcontribs) 07:27, 17 February 2010 (UTC)

The colours don't have to be coordinated with DVD colours. All that is really needed are different colours for each season. Grouping the episodes as per List of Hey Arnold! episodes is possible, but it's a lot more work than adding "a" and "b". --AussieLegend (talk) 08:22, 17 February 2010 (UTC)

Okay, so let`s use random separate colors for seasons 1-9, 12-13, and the DVD colors for seasons 10 and 11, then switch the colors on other seasons if they`re ever released on DVD. I think the other way of grouping would be easier to read and search and be worth the extra work. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Angiex3-2 (talkcontribs) 05:49, 18 February 2010 (UTC)

Finished. Feel free to make small adjustments. Can we split the page into seasons now? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Angiex3-2 (talkcontribs) 01:21, 7 March 2010 (UTC)

Individual season articles have been created and transcluded here as per Template:Episode list#Sublists. Template:Arthur has been updated to provide links to all episode list articles. --AussieLegend (talk) 11:18, 7 March 2010 (UTC)

The page looks much better now. Thanks! I`ll work on rewriting the summaries soon. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Angiex3-2 (talkcontribs) 09:30, 9 March 2010 (UTC)

Copyright violations[edit]

It was pointed out on my talk page that a number of the episode summaries may be copyright violations. These need to be removed or replaced or articles may be deleted. --AussieLegend (talk) 14:20, 7 March 2010 (UTC)

No just No[edit]

What's going on in the episodes airdates dates about the show release? Arthur was made on September 2, 1996 not March 1st, 1999! Some admins come to this page and remake the dates of airdates into the official ones! It's hacked... It's hacked... I don't want these airdates aka dates to be changed! Remake them into the official ones and never hack them again because they need to be official because my favorite episode, Arthur's Big Hit was made in 09.06.1999 not 10.06.2002. It would annoy all fans of Arthur who are admins! Now they are IPs aka Anonymous Users that hacked the dates aka airdates. They are hackers. So remake these dates aka airdates into the official ones and never hack it again! I'm leaving myself to. But i'm watching us. -- (talk) 00:24, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

okay I have Told the main people about this problem. here are the users that edit this page. User talk:Angiex3-2 and User talk:AussieLegend. you can go ahead and revert this. here is a trick. find a good version of the page you want in the edit summary. you want to preview the one before here is an example.
this is on the season 1 episodes.
you want to revert to the third edit
go to 16:02, 31 May 2010 Angiex3-2 (talk | contribs) (
hit prev. and then you will see a screen on the left click Revision as of 17:46, 30 May 2010 it will bring you to an old version of that page. it will say something like this on the top This is an old revision of this page, as edited by (talk) at 17:46, 30 May 2010. It may differ significantly from the current revision. click edit and explian in the edit summary and save. good luck I will keep on eye on the pages.Checker Fred (talk) 14:20, 8 June 2010 (UTC)
An IP made uncited changes to every article (all 14 of them) that screwed up all of the dates, everywhere. I have reverted these changes so the dates are as they were. --AussieLegend (talk) 21:00, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

Arthur Episode of Teacher having Cancer[edit]

Hi, I am looking for the episode of Arthur where the teacher gets cancer. I thought it was an excellant episode, I have a child with Leukaemia and I thought it would be good to get a copy of this episode so that we can play it for our family. If you could tell me the name of the episode, what number, and how I can obtain a copy of the episode. Thank You, Angiewat (talk) 04:07, 8 March 2011 (UTC)

The episode is called "The Great MacGrady" and it is a part of season 13. You can purchase the episode on or iTunes. But for future reference, please use a search engine such as Google or Bing or just ask the Yahoo!Answers community. This is the page for discussing improvements to the "List of Arthur episodes" wikipedia article, not query on the show itself. Angiex3-2 (talk) 04:38, 8 March 2011 (UTC)


Why is "Fifteen" listed as an episode twice, in two different seasons? Alphius (talk) 19:06, 24 October 2011 (UTC)

The preamble paragraph before the list is confusing[edit]

The preamble paragraph at the top of the page is confusing the way it is written. It sounds like 9 Story produced season 16 because Cookie Jar merged with DHX. In fact 9Story started the contract to produce season 16 and 17 in September 2011 and Cookie Jar was bought by DHX in October 2012. The only reason I see to mention the Cookie Jar and DHX meerger is that quite soon the Cookie Jar name will be retired by DHX so once again you'll need to rewrite this preamble..

I also suggest updating the latest season to premier as season 16 in October 2012.

So I suggest the following rewording for now at least. Excuse me but I don't know how to strike out the old text so you can see how it was previously.

As of 16 May 2010 Arthur has aired a total of 185 episodes at the end of season 15. The series began airing on September 2, 1996, and season 16 premiered in October, 2012. Seasons 1–8 were produced by Cinar, seasons 9-15 by the Cookie Jar Group after the Cinar-Cookie Jar rebrand, and starting in season 16 by 9 Story Entertainment. Cookie Jar subsequently merged with DHX Media. Uncle Wormy (talk) 03:23, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

Unnecessary episode segment counts in every season episode list[edit]

TheAmazingRaceFan7474 keeps adding running segment totals to this main LoE page, along with all the individual season articles. (Ex: [1][2][3][4][5][6] etc.) There is no precedent for this cruft, as it isn't supported by MOS:TV or WP:TVOVERVIEW, and the data needlessly clutters every table in which it appears. I removed all of these running totals from each season article, but the user is adding them back. User has no consensus to do so. On this basis, I will remove the parentheticals from the season articles again, and I will treat the additions as vandalism if the user doesn't first establish consensus before resubmitting the content, since existing guidelines prevail over the whim of one editor. Cyphoidbomb (talk) 23:16, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

Aspie episode[edit]

Main articles says:

Arthur often deals with important issues families face such as asthma, dyslexia, cancer, and Asperger syndrome

Which episode deals with Asperger syndrome? I searched "asp" and got nothing on this page. I think it needs to be added to summaries. (talk) 02:29, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

A better place to have reported this would have been on the main article's talk page. Based on an edit search I found this edit from 2011 which puts forth:
The series is often noted for dealing with social and health-related issues that affect young children, such as the death of a pet[1], dyslexia[2], and more recently cancer[3], Asperger's Syndrome[4] and Alzheimer's disease[5].
Not sure if that's sufficient, and I'd encourage you to check if you have access to the eps. If it's legit, we should probably shore up the content with references to the episode via {{tl:Cite episode}}. Regards, Cyphoidbomb (talk) 04:05, 11 June 2015 (UTC)


  1. ^ Arthur episode #113 "So Long, Spanky"
  2. ^ Arthur episode #607 "The Boy with His Head in the Clouds"
  3. ^ Arthur episode #1301 "The Great MacGrady"
  4. ^ Arthur episode #1306 "George and the Missing Puzzle Piece"
  5. ^ Arthur episode "Grandpa Dave's Memory Album

Segment splitting[edit]

I notice in the summary section on the seasons that space is spent every time repeating the title so as to indicate which portion is being summarized.

Instead of that, why don't we just give each titled segment its own row? Like for example in season 1, 1a for Arthur's Eyes and 1b for Francine's Bad Hair Day?

This allows for more specific attribution, since there are often different writers for each segment. By lumping the writers together it gives the impression 2 writers collectively wrote both segments rather than 1 writer per segment which is usually the case. Ranze (talk) 15:26, 28 November 2016 (UTC)

Premier date[edit]

Please see Talk:Arthur_(season_1). - SummerPhDv2.0 20:22, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

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