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"Arthur Plays the Blues"

Arthur Plays the Blues

Arthur Plays the Blues Title Card

Season/Series: 6
Number in season: 2A
Original Airdate: Flag of the United States October 1, 2001[1]
Flag of Canada January 8, 2002[3]
Flag of the United Kingdom April 9, 2002[2]
Credits
Written by: Catherine Lieuwen
Storyboard by: Jeremy O'Neill
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"Arthur Plays the Blues" is the first half of the second episode in the sixth season of Arthur. It was later adapted into the book Arthur Plays the Blues.

Summary

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.

Plot

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.


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Trivia

  • 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.

Cultural references

  • 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.

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