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"Arthur's Family Feud"
Season/Series: 5
Number in season: 10a
Original Airdate: United States November 27, 2000[1][2]
Canada January 12, 2001[4]
United Kingdom August 24, 2001[3]
Credits
Written by: Peter K. Hirsch
Storyboard by: Stéphanie Gignac
Robert Yap
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"Arthur's Family Feud" is the first half of the tenth episode in the fifth season of Arthur.

Summary

Arthur and D.W. tell conflicting and imaginative versions of what exactly happened to Dad's perfect soufflé, and Mom and Dad try to sort things out.[5]

Plot

Arthur watches TV and sees a news report on a war, politicians arguing and people on a talk show trying to fight each other. Arthur wonders why it is so hard for people to get along, but when D.W. wants to ask him a question, he immediately gets into a quarrel with her.

Arthur's Family Feud

David anxiously waits while a soufflé bakes in the oven. When he wants to show it to his wife, he finds Arthur, D.W. and Pal in the kitchen with the ruined soufflé. He yells in frustration while the kids blame each other.

Jane orders everyone into the living room. The kids both talk at once and David wants to revoke their TV privileges for several months. Jane calms him down and sends the kids to their rooms to cool down as well.

Arthur is angry and upset because he feels he is being punished for something D.W. just did. He imagines D.W. having stolen a room full of Crazy Bus stuff and he gets arrested. He is put in jail and D.W. brings him a Crazy Bus CD just to annoy him.

Meanwhile, D.W. also feels she is being punished for something that Arthur did. The Tibbles come to the window to ask he she will come to the petting zoo with them. They get into a fight and D.W. believes that she and Arthur will become just like them. She imagines herself and Arthur as old people fighting in the retirement home.

Both of the siblings meet in the hallway because they have decided to do the right thing. By this, both mean that the other should confess, so they quickly quarrel again.

Jane calls everyone in to the kitchen. The parents have decided, that the kids will not be punished if they can solve the matter of the soufflé. she wants both kids to tell or draw what happened. Arthur wins a coin toss and gets to go first.

Arthur's story is shown as animated drawings. He says that D.W. wanted to play with him and since he was busy, she threw a dog toy at Pal. Arthur showed her how to throw it properly. She failed to catch the toy, ran after it into the kitchen and bumped into the table with the soufflé.

D.W. worries that David and Jane will believe Arthur because he can draw better, so she gets some dolls to act out what happened. D.W. (a princess doll) wanted to ask Arthur (a troll doll) the time. Arthur threw a dog toy at her and Pal (Mary Moo Cow) caught it. They played fetch, then Arthur threw the toy into the kitchen and bumped into D.W. so that she bumped into the table.

The siblings begin arguing again, but Jane stops them. She notices that both were wearing socks on the slippery kitchen floor. The siblings look guilty and admit that it was both their fault. They apologize and they want to leave the house.

When the kids see how depressed and upset David really is, they postpone their activities and try to make a new soufflé. They only make a mess, but when David finds out what they are doing, he is delighted and they make a soufflé together. Jane says that it is the best thing he ever made, but he says that it is the best thing they have ever made.

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Trivia

  • Arthur has a flashback of himself getting blamed by the police all because of D.W. stealing Crazy Bus merchandise when she is not supposed to, and the song plays instrumental, instead of someone singing it.

Episode connections

  • This is another episode which has the Rashomon effect; an incident that occurred is witnessed by a small group of people, and they tell varying accounts of what took place. The first one was "D.W.'s Snow Mystery."
  • In D.W.'s imagination of her and Arthur as old people living in Shady Pines Retirement Home and still arguing, Arthur's side of the room has posters of Bionic Bunny and Love Ducks poster. Arthur becomes a fan of the latter in "That's a Baby Show!" D.W. has a poster saying "Forever Crazy Bus".

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