|"Brother, Can You Spare a Clarinet?"|
|Number in season:||4B|
|Original Airdate:|| October 15, 2001|
January 10, 2002
|Written by:||Dietrich Smith|
|Storyboard by:|| Jeremy O'Neill|
"Muffy's Soccer Shocker"
"The Boy Who Cried Comet"
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?
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.
- Arthur Read
- Binky Barnes
- Francine Frensky
- Buster Baxter
- The Brain
- Muffy Crosswire
- Ms. Krasny
- Molly MacDonald
- Francis Haney
- Slink (doesn't speak)
- Sue Ellen Armstrong (doesn't speak)
- Fern Walters (doesn't speak)
- Mr. Barnes
- Mrs. Barnes (doesn't speak)
- George Lundgren
- Jenna Morgan
- 3rd Grade Male Rat
- 3rd Grade Female Cat (Number 2)
- Maria Pappas
- 3rd Grade Female Aardvark
- 3rd Grade Male Dog (Number 3)
- 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.
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