The WORST episodes of Arthur

Every episode of Arthur ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Arthur!

The adventures of Arthur, an 8-year-old aardvark, and his family and friends as they grow up and learn how to be good neighbors to one another.

Last Updated: 12/24/2023Network: PBSStatus: Ended
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In My Africa
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2.83
6 votes

#1 - In My Africa

Season 14 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/27/2011

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.

Opposites Distract
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4.00
1 votes

#2 - Opposites Distract

Season 17 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/14/2013

Arthur and Buster study together, an experience that teaches them they're better friends than roommates.

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Fern and the Case of the Stolen Story
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4.00
4 votes

#3 - Fern and the Case of the Stolen Story

Season 16 - Episode 16 - Aired 5/9/2013

Suffering from a case of writers' block, Fern begins to copy some of Ladonna's stories.

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Little Miss Meanie
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4.33
3 votes

#4 - Little Miss Meanie

Season 19 - Episode 19 - Aired 6/3/2015

Muffy and Lydia join forces to topple a snobbish and unpleasant beauty queen.

Framed!
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4.33
3 votes

#5 - Framed!

Season 17 - Episode 18 - Aired 5/13/2014

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?

Pets and Pests
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4.33
3 votes

#6 - Pets and Pests

Season 17 - Episode 13 - Aired 4/22/2014

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??

Spoiled Rotten!
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4.33
3 votes

#7 - Spoiled Rotten!

Season 11 - Episode 18 - Aired 9/6/2007

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.

The Cherry Tree
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4.41
34 votes

#8 - The Cherry Tree

Season 12 - Episode 11 - Aired 4/20/2009

When her favorite cherry tree is cut down, Muffy rethinks the consequences of having a Dream Bouncy Castle at her party

Pick a Car, Any Car
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4.43
7 votes

#9 - Pick a Car, Any Car

Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/25/2002

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?

Binky Goes Nuts
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4.48
33 votes

#10 - Binky Goes Nuts

Season 9 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/8/2005

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)

Francine and the Soccer Spy
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4.50
4 votes

#11 - Francine and the Soccer Spy

Season 21 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/26/2017

When Ladonna befriends a new member of the Mighty Mountain soccer team, Francine becomes convinced she is leaking top secret team info.

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Nicked by a Name
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4.50
4 votes

#12 - Nicked by a Name

Season 14 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/13/2010

Brain gives everyone nicknames, but Arthur doesn't like his nickname

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Brain Freeze
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4.67
3 votes

#13 - Brain Freeze

Season 17 - Episode 20 - Aired 5/14/2014

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…

Caught in the Crosswires
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4.67
3 votes

#14 - Caught in the Crosswires

Season 17 - Episode 17 - Aired 5/13/2014

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?

Go Fly a Kite
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4.67
3 votes

#15 - Go Fly a Kite

Season 17 - Episode 14 - Aired 4/22/2014

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…

Brain's Biggest Blunder
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4.67
3 votes

#16 - Brain's Biggest Blunder

Season 16 - Episode 13 - Aired 5/7/2013

Brain teaches Buster arithmetic.

Read and Flumbergast
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4.67
3 votes

#17 - Read and Flumbergast

Season 16 - Episode 9 - Aired 10/19/2012

Bud believes that Tommy Tibble ate his cupcake. In order to prove his case he hires D.W. and Nadine as his lawyers.

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Sue Ellen and the Last Page
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4.67
3 votes

#18 - Sue Ellen and the Last Page

Season 21 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/26/2017

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Adventures in Budylon
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4.75
4 votes

#19 - Adventures in Budylon

Season 17 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/12/2013

D.W. and Bud have an adventure in the backyard.

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The Hallway Minotaur
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5.00
2 votes

#20 - The Hallway Minotaur

Season 20 - Episode 13 - Aired 6/1/2017

Tibbles to the Rescue
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5.00
2 votes

#21 - Tibbles to the Rescue

Season 18 - Episode 17 - Aired 9/9/2015

When D.W. saves Tommy and Timmy from a nasty fall, they decide to repay the favor...whether D.W. likes it or not.

Binky's Music Madness
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5.00
3 votes

#22 - Binky's Music Madness

Season 17 - Episode 19 - Aired 5/14/2014

From PBS KIDS: Binky's Music Madness - Everyone loves the Bang on a Can All-Stars, a funky experimental music group that's touring around Elwood City. Everyone that is, except Binky. A musical purist, Binky thinks their nontraditional sound is just a bunch of noise and sets out to prove it. Will Binky succeed…or is he headed for treble?

Dog's Best Friend
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5.00
2 votes

#23 - Dog's Best Friend

Season 17 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/11/2013

Pal becomes jealous when Arthur pays too much attention to Alberto's dog Amigo, who's staying with them while Alberto is away.

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On the Buster Scale
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5.00
4 votes

#24 - On the Buster Scale

Season 16 - Episode 15 - Aired 5/8/2013

Buster and Brain disagree over movie reviews.

Baby Steps
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5.00
2 votes

#25 - Baby Steps

Season 16 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/18/2012

D.W. is worried that Kate might not be as smart as Mei Lin. So she tries to teach Kate to become smarter by example.

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