The WORST Episodes of Arthur
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Apr 22, 2021
Arthur Read, the spectacular bespectacled aardvark, stars in this children's series about growing up. Typical childhood problems such as bratty siblings, schoolyard bullies and classroom cliques are addressed by this popular program which has been running for 20 years on PBS. Developed from Marc Brown's beloved books, Arthur reminds us all of how it feels to be 8 years old. Just like your average kid, Arthur overcomes the dreaded obstacles of third-grade life, such as his tough teacher Mr. Ratburn, bullies, and mountains of homework. At home, Arthur must also face the pint-sized terror known as his sister Dora Winifred, or D.W. for short. Everything between these two is a struggle; such as who gets control of the television remote, or who can play their Crazy Bus CD. Arthur often relies on his best friend Buster Baxter, a rabbit.
#1 - In My Africa
Season 14 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 27, 2011
When Brain's cousin Cheikh moves to Elwood City from Senegal, D.W. is embarrassed that she knows nothing about the continent. With the help of Brain, she makes a song to re-memorize all the names of African countries.
#2 - Spoiled Rotten!
Season 11 - Episode 18 - Aired Sep 6, 2007
When Francine accuses Muffy of being a spoiled brat, Muffy is determined to prove otherwise. The school's clothing drive seems like the perfect opportunity, but Muffy's ideas of charity don't exactly impress Francine. Muffy wrestles with the idea of being spoiled and tries to learn what it means to be charitable.
#3 - Opposites Distract
Season 17 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 14, 2013
Arthur and Buster study together, an experience that teaches them they're better friends than roommates.
#4 - Sue Ellen Vegges Out
Season 16 - Episode 17 - Aired May 9, 2013
Sue Ellen makes a change in her diet, prompting Muffy and Francine to try and imitate her vegetarianism.
#5 - Pets and Pests
Season 17 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 22, 2014
There's a mouse loose in the Read home! And D.W. wants it gone…NOW! When traps fail, Arthur enlists the help of an expert mouse catcher…a fearless hunter who laughs in the face of danger: Nemo??
#6 - Framed!
Season 17 - Episode 18 - Aired May 13, 2014
From PBS KIDS: Framed - Buster has just won the best young artist award at the Elwood City Arts Festival. Sensing his work might be worth something someday, Muffy hires Buster to paint her portrait. But can Buster satisfy his critical client?
#7 - Binky Goes Nuts
Season 9 - Episode 19 - Aired Apr 8, 2005
When Binky discovers that he's allergic to peanuts, he has so many questions: Will he be forced to live without Chinese food? Will he ever again be able to eat with his friends? And most importantly, will his Mom ever calm down? Binky learns that the best way not to go nuts is to be well informed and to understand his allergy. (official website synopsis)
#8 - The Cherry Tree
Season 12 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 20, 2009
When her favorite cherry tree is cut down, Muffy rethinks the consequences of having a Dream Bouncy Castle at her party
#9 - The Last Day
Season 19 - Episode 19 - Aired May 23, 2016
Arthur and his friends are moving into the fourth grade, which Muffy and Francine are concerned about. Meanwhile, Arthur and Buster have their sights set on being in the fourth-grade class taught by the 'cool' new teacher.
#10 - The Last Day (Part 2)
Season 19 - Episode 20 - Aired May 23, 2016
#11 - The Best Day Ever
Season 16 - Episode 19 - Aired May 10, 2013
Everyone remembers their best days.
#12 - Two Minutes
Season 18 - Episode 13 - Aired Jul 7, 2015
Power shifts in the Tibble household when the twins find out Tommy is two minutes older than Timmy. Frustrated in his new role, Timmy enlists the help of an expert older brother tamer: D.W.!
#13 - Francine and the Soccer Spy
Season 21 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 26, 2017
When Ladonna befriends a new member of the Mighty Mountain soccer team, Francine becomes convinced she is leaking top secret team info.
#14 - Nicked by a Name
Season 14 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 13, 2010
Brain gives everyone nicknames, but Arthur doesn't like his nickname
#15 - Read and Flumbergast
Season 16 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 19, 2012
Bud believes that Tommy Tibble ate his cupcake. In order to prove his case he hires D.W. and Nadine as his lawyers.
#16 - Brain's Biggest Blunder
Season 16 - Episode 13 - Aired May 7, 2013
Brain teaches Buster arithmetic.
#17 - On the Buster Scale
Season 16 - Episode 15 - Aired May 8, 2013
Buster and Brain disagree over movie reviews.
#18 - Fern and the Case of the Stolen Story
Season 16 - Episode 16 - Aired May 9, 2013
Suffering from a case of writers' block, Fern begins to copy some of Ladonna's stories.
#19 - Go Fly a Kite
Season 17 - Episode 14 - Aired Apr 22, 2014
From PBS KIDS: While playing in the park, Binky, Muffy, and Ladonna stumble upon an abandoned kite. After failing to find the owner, the trio decides to take joint custody of the toy. But sharing it is easier said than done…
#20 - Caught in the Crosswires
Season 17 - Episode 17 - Aired May 13, 2014
From PBS KIDS: Caught in the Crosswires - Muffy is thrilled when mega producer J3 chooses her family for his latest reality TV project. After all, she was born to be star! But when Muffy's asked to amp up the drama between her and Bailey, she worries that she's being portrayed as a spoiled brat. Is it possible reality TV isn't as realistic as she thought?
#21 - Brain Freeze
Season 17 - Episode 20 - Aired May 14, 2014
From PBS KIDS: Brain Freeze - A new ice cream shop has just opened up across the block. With whimsical flavor names, futuristic furniture, and a cute mascot named Puk Puk, Yumbobo is threatening to put Brain's shop out of business. It's gonna be a rocky road…
#22 - Sue-Ellen & the Last Page
Season 21 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 26, 2017
#23 - So Funny I Forgot to Laugh
Season 16 - Episode 18 - Aired May 10, 2013
Arthur's teasing of Sue Ellen's new sweater makes her feel bad.
#24 - Adventures in Budylon
Season 17 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 12, 2013
D.W. and Bud have an adventure in the backyard.
#25 - Pick a Car, Any Car
Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 25, 2002
When the Read family car breaks down, Arthur is heartbroken...and a little bit suspicious. Will he be able to use his brain to save the vehicle before his parents replace it?