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|"Arthur Plays the Blues"|
|Number in season:||2A|
|Original Airdate:|| October 1, 2001|
January 8, 2002
April 9, 2002
|Written by:||Catherine Lieuwen|
|Storyboard by:||Jeremy O'Neill|
"Best of the Nest"
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Arthur's piano teacher retires, mentioning that he will get along great with her replacement. But when Arthur meets the famous — and very strict — Dr. Fugue, he begins to doubt whether to keep up.
Arthur gets a strict new piano teacher, Dr. Fugue. When Arthur fails to practice sufficiently, Dr. Fugue fires Arthur. Wanting to be rehired, Arthur begins practicing the piece he was supposed to practice.
- This is the first episode to be written by Catherine Lieuwen.
- The piece given to Arthur to learn throughout the episode is Bach's Invention No. 8 in F Major, BWV 779.
- Near the end of this episode, Dr. Fugue mentions that he has a few minutes before Soul Train.
- When Arthur is flipping through TV channels, he sees parodies of Casablanca and The Phantom of the Opera.
- The events of this episode are later referenced in "The Best Day Ever."