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"Brother, Can You Spare a Clarinet?"

Brother Can You Spare a Clarinet

Brother Can You Spare a Clarinet? Title Card

Season/Series: 6
Number in season: 4B
Original Airdate: Flag of the United States October 15, 2001[1]
Flag of Canada January 10, 2002[2]
Credits
Written by: Dietrich Smith
Storyboard by: Jeremy O'Neill
Stéphanie Gignac
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"Brother, Can You Spare a Clarinet?" is the second half of the fourth episode in the sixth season of Arthur.

Summary

Tryouts for the Young Person's Orchestra are coming to town, and everyone thinks Binky is a shoo-in. So why is he suddenly refusing to play his clarinet in band practice?

Plot

Binky and his friends were in music class practicing for the Young Person's Orchestra, Binky refuses to play his instrument, his music teacher typed a referral note, sending Binky to the principal's office. He gets frustrated and throws his clarinet in the trash can, saying that music stinks.

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Trivia

Cultural references

  • The episode's title is a reference to the Great Depression-era song "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?"
  • Bionic Bunny's weakness to special sound is similar to Superman's weakness to kryptonite in that they both lose their powers when exposed to it.
  • Francine mentioned Seventy-Six Trombones.
  • Binky tries to play the aria "La donna è mobile" from the opera Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi in his room on his broken clarinet.

Episode connections

Errors

Molly colored slink clarinet brother can you spare

Slink coloring error

  • At the end when Binky walks into the "sunset," Slink is colored like Molly.

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