"Buenas Noches, Vicita"

Jungle animals

Vicita going to bed.

Season/Series: 11
Number in season: 3A
Original Airdate: Flag of the United States June 27, 2007[1]
Flag of the United Kingdom December 7, 2007[2]
Written by: Cusi Cram
Storyboard by: Gerry Capelle
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"Buenas Noches, Vicita" is the first half of the third episode in the eleventh season of Arthur.


Vicita has lost her favorite book, and without it, she cannot get to sleep.


The episode opens with Arthur who is unable to get to sleep. He tells the viewers that sometimes no matter what you do it is impossible to get to sleep. He then names off ways his friends sometimes do to help them fall asleep. For Muffy it is counting sheep, for the Brain it is calculating pi, and for Buster, of course, it is homework. We cut back to Arthur who then names off his way of getting to sleep, which is taking a few deep breaths, imagining a clear blue lake and...but he is cut off by D.W. who yells that he is keeping her up and needs to stop talking to himself. Arthur groans and falls back onto his pillow.

Buenas Noches, Vicita

The scene opens with Vicita Molina in her bedroom doing Eeny Meeny Miny Moe with her stuffed animals. She finally chooses her favorite stuffed toy llama Raulito, climbs into bed, and calls for her father. Mr. Molina searches Victa's bookshelf and asks her where "The Very Magic Mango Tree" is and Victa asks if it isn't on the bookshelf. Vicita climbs out of bed and looks under it but only finds some dust and some pennies. The Molina's search everywhere for the book. They search the kitchen, in the car (They find only a moldy sandwich in a jacket), and in the couch, where Mr. Molina finds his reading glasses but not his daughter's book. Mr. Molina offers to read Vicita a different story, and Vicita agrees, but says it probably won't work. It cuts to Mr. and Mrs. Molina reading "The Three Bears" to Vicita. Vicita starts asking her parents a bunch of questions about the books they are reading to her. It cuts to morning and Vicita has not fallen asleep but her parents have. They have gone through every book on the shelf and none of them helped.

It cuts to Vicita, D.W,. and everyone else at preschool during recess time. Vicita sits in the sandbox and yawns. D.W. comes over to her and asks her if she wants to play. Vicita tells her maybe tomorrow because she is too tired. D.W. asks her what is wrong and Vicita says of losing her favorite book and she can't sleep without it. D.W. asks her if she tried reading a different one and Vicita explains what had happened last night. D.W. thinks and then says she knows someone who might be able to help her.

It cuts to D.W. and Vicita on Vicita's bed as the Brain demonstrates a pie chart to the two of them. Vicita asks if it's a pie why doesn't it have a plate also asking where the ice cream is (D.W. obviously agrees to this by nodding). Brain explains that it is a pie chart that depicts the sleep cycle. Vicita asks if it is a bicycle you ride when people asleep and comments that it sounds dangerous. D.W. tells Brain that he is supposed to be boring Vicita to sleep and not scaring her. D.W. pushes the Brain out of Vicita's room, although Brain denies this case and says it is not boring. D.W. just closes the door and shakes her head.






Production notes

  • This is the only other episode prior to season 14 (season 16 in the U.S.) after "The Good Sport" to have a self-contained title card. This one features Vicita going to bed.

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