|"Arthur's Almost Live Not Real Music Festival"|
|Number in season:||11b|
|Original Airdate:|| December 28, 1998|
February 8, 1999 
March 7, 2002
|Written by:||Joe Fallon|
|Storyboard by:||Robert Yap|
"Double Tibble Trouble"
"What Scared Sue Ellen?"
At the beginning of the episode, D.W. and Jane Read hear a noise that leads D.W. to the basement, where Buster and Arthur are pretending to make music videos. After Arthur promises that they aren't tricking her, D.W. agrees to watch, and the videos start.
The episode consists of five songs, including a reprise of Library Card:
- Library Card (sung by kids and Miss Turner)
The kids sing about the various books the library offers.
- Jekyll and Hyde (sung by Brain)
Brain sings about reading Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and then having a dream in which he creates a potion that turns him into an evil copy of himself. During a test at school, he drinks the potion and commits acts of vandalism. Then he finds that he transforms even without the potion. He tries to return the book to the library, but he turns into his evil self, who renews the book instead.
- Leftovers Goulash (sung by Arthur, D.W. and Mr. Read)
Arthur sings about wanting his dad to make chocolate cake and ice-cream instead of crazy experiments. Mr. Read sings about new strange foods he wants to create. Then D.W. sings about what food she does not want and Mr. Read finishes with more odd recipes. The song is accompanied by food-related snippets from previous episodes.
- Homework (sung by Mr. Ratburn and Buster)
Mr. Ratburn sings about the homework he wants to give to his class, causing Buster to despair.
- Library Card (reprise) (sung by kids and Miss Turner)
The kids sing about more books as well as story time and puppet shows.
The episodes finishes with D.W. remarking that the videos were okay for the Reads’ basement but would never work on real TV.
- Arthur Read
- Binky Barnes
- The Brain
- Buster Baxter
- D.W. Read
- Fern Walters
- Francine Frensky
- George Lundgren
- Francis Haney
- Nigel Ratburn
- Paige Turner
- Muffy Crosswire
- Prunella Deegan
- Amanda Hulser
- Billy and Bobby
- Bionic Bunny
- Catherine Frensky
- David Read
- Thora Read
- Jack Weasel
- James MacDonald
- Jane Read
- Jenna Morgan
- Maria Pappas
- Ms. Morgan
- Miss Sweetwater
- Ms. Tingley
- Molly MacDonald
- Leah MacGrady
- Mr. Marco
- Ms. Bryan
- Ms. Krasny
- Grandpa Dave
- Mary Moo Cow
- Nadine Flumberghast
- Mrs. Tibble
- Norman Hedgehog
- Sue Ellen Armstrong
- Unknown Female Aardvark (Number 3)
- Unknown Male Monkey
- 3rd Grade Female Aardvark
- 3rd Grade Female Aardvark (Number 2)
- 3rd Grade Female Aardvark (Number 8)
- 3rd Grade Female Bear (Number 2)
- 3rd Grade Female Cat (Number 2)
- 3rd Grade Female Dog
- 3rd Grade Female Dog (Number 2)
- George's sister
- 3rd Grade Male Cat
- 3rd Grade Male Dog
- 3rd Grade Male Dog (Number 3)
- 3rd Grade Male Goat
- 3rd Grade Male Rabbit
- 3rd Grade Male Rat
- 4th Grade Female Aardvark
- 4th Grade Male Dog
- 4th Grade Male Rabbit
- Several of the Glenbrook students make a cameo appearance in Library Card.
- The Homework song is not shown on some PBS stations during its Pledge Drive.
- The songs that were sung in this episode are featured on the Arthur and Friends: The First Almost Real Not Live CD (or Tape) CD.
- Crazy Bus, Go to Sleep, Lucky Pencil, and The UFO Song appear on the CD, but not featured in this episode.
- 1 of the Brain's voice actors, Luke Reid, was 14 years old when this episode first premiered.
- Library Card mentions the books Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Half Magic, Hop on Pop and Fox in Socks as well as the authors Jules Verne, H. G. Wells, and Ray Bradbury
- The song Jekyll Hyde is loosely based on Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson.
- True to its name, Leftovers Goulash combines melodies from various old pieces of music.
- Franz Liszt – Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
- Georges Bizet – Toreador Song from Carmen
- Jacques Offenbach –Infernal Galop (Cancan) from Orpheus in the Underworld
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Allegro
- Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony No. 5, Allegro con brio
- Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony No. 9, 4th movement
- Homework mentions Balboa's journey.
- Library Card (reprise) mentions painters Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt and Pablo Picasso. Prunella looks like da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. The reprise also mentions Go, Dog. Go!, The Giving Tree, Jumanji and Where the Wild Things Are.
- Melvil Dewey invented the Dewey Decimal System, a system for sorting library books.
- This is one of the episodes focusing on music (with the others being Arthur vs. the Piano, My Music Rules, Arthur Plays the Blues, Brother, Can You Spare a Clarinet?, Big Horns George, Tipping the Scales, Lights, Camera... Opera!, Binky's Music Madness).
- When D.W. and Arthur are singing Leftovers Goulash, several different previous episodes are featured such as D.W.'s Imaginary Friend, D.W. Gets Lost, Arthur Makes a Movie, Buster's Dino Dilemma, Arthur Accused!, Arthur's Cousin Catastrophe, Arthur's Family Vacation, The Half-Baked Sale, D.W.'s Snow Mystery, Arthur's Lucky Pencil, D.W., the Picky Eater, Arthur's Baby, Arthur's Faraway Friend, D.W. Blows the Whistle, Arthur and the Crunch Cereal Contest, How the Cookie Crumbles, Dad's Dessert Dilemma, Poor Muffy, Buster Baxter, Cat Saver, So Long, Spanky, D.W. Thinks Big, My Dad, the Garbage Man, Buster's Back, Arthur Cleans Up, D.W.'s Perfect Wish, The Big Blow-Up, Arthur's Mystery Envelope, Meet Binky, D.W.'s Deer Friend, Arthur's Substitute Teacher Trouble, Attack of the Turbo Tibbles, Arthur's Spelling Trubble, Arthur's Chicken Pox, D.W. Rides Again, and D.W. All Fired Up.