|"Ants in Arthur's Pants"|
|Number in season:||3A|
|Original Airdate:|| October 10, 2002|
January 13, 2003
|Written by:||Glen Berger|
|Storyboard by:||Robert Yap|
"Muffy Goes Metropolitan"
"Don't Ask Muffy"
To excel in science, Mr. Ratburn's class has to prove that they have P.A.N.T.S. - the ability to be patient, attentive, nosy, thoughtful, and systematic. Arthur's certain he has got them to ace his ant project... until the crawly creatures end up everywhere, but in their ant-farm! Can Arthur's P.A.N.T.S. save his project - and save the ants from the exterminator?
Arthur is doing a science project on ants to prove that he has PANTS by being patient, attentive, nosy, thoughtful, and systematic. However, after a minor accident in instructions, only one ant makes it into the ant farm. After he tries various ways to collect the ants by using food and a model of a queen ant, he accidentally ruins Francine's project, which involves rocks and sugar water. The sugar water attracts all the ants and the two combine their projects in the end.
- Buster says the moldy sandwich in his jacket is from "that bowling tournament we won last September". This may be a reference to "Francine's Split Decision".
- Buster hastily mentions his asthma, as established in Buster's Breathless.
- D.W. mentions Lucy from D.W. Thinks Big.