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Crazy Bus
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Artist Joe Fallon
Played in "Buster Baxter, Cat Saver"
Crazy Bus
Crazy Bus character
Cartoon debut "Buster Baxter, Cat Saver"

"Crazy Bus" is D.W.'s favorite song. It was written by Arthur writer Joe Fallon. However, her brother Arthur strongly hates the song just as much as he also hates her favorite show, Mary Moo Cow, and he claims that "Crazy Bus" is the worst song ever written, due to the fact that D.W. plays it constantly at his expense. However, D.W. disagrees with Arthur, and says that it is the greatest song ever written. The song is first heard in "Buster Baxter, Cat Saver."

In "Play it Again, D.W.," it is shown that "Crazy Bus" has a fairly large following, as many of Arthur's friends (notably Buster) listen to the song, and also host a live concert event. However, no matter how many times it is played, Arthur still hates the song way too much, and on other occasions even his friends have said it is terrible and they also hate it.

In the aforementioned episode, D.W. loses her "Crazy Bus" CD and immediately accuses Arthur of stealing it (due to Arthur's annoyance at her having played it 532 times in the course of a week). However, it is later discovered that her parents accidentally took it instead of the music they had hoped to play at a high school reunion. D.W. presumably apologizes off screen for thinking so. Arthur is also horrified to learn that Grandma Thora has given D.W. a tape of Crazy Bus: The Motion Picture.

In "My Music Rules," D.W. suggests to Ms. Turner that they get "the guy who wrote Crazy Bus" to play music for the children at the library. They instead get real-life musicians Yo-Yo Ma and Joshua Redman to come and play, and they surprise everyone with their own rendition of "Crazy Bus" using a combination of classical and jazz music. Although Arthur still doesn't like the song, he is impressed that they manage to make "Crazy Bus" sound good.

On the album Arthur and Friends: The First Almost Real Not Live CD (or Tape), D.W. twice attempts to play the song, but is stopped by Arthur, the tracks being labeled "Crazy Bus (No Way!)" and "Crazy Bus (I Said No, D.W.!)" She also recites a line of the song in spoken form on the track "Poetry Club." The full version of the song is the final track of the album as "Crazy Bus (What's This Doing Here?)" When the song ends, Arthur comes in and gets angry at D.W. for sneaking the song onto the album, complaining to Mrs. Read about D.W. messing it up, but D.W. just tells him that he's too late as the album is ending and the CD player will shut itself off shortly.

Other appearances[]

  • In "Arthur vs. the Piano," Arthur says D.W.'s Crazy Bus CD got thrown out just to scare her and cure her hiccups.
  • In "D.W. Goes to Washington," Arthur fears that D.W. will change the U.S. national anthem to Crazy Bus.
  • In "Francine Redecorates," D.W. listens to and sings the song in the opening.
  • In "D.W.'s Very Bad Mood," Arthur says D.W. is driving him "absolutely bus-a-looey" because of her attitude.
  • In "Revenge of the Chip," D.W. again claims that Arthur stole the CD when complaining about how everyone humiliated her over the green chip incident, only to be reminded by Arthur that their parents had taken it by mistake.
  • In "Buster's Growing Grudge," a clip of D.W. having lost her Crazy Bus CD from "Play it Again, D.W." is shown.
  • In "D.W. Tale Spins" the sirens sing the song in D.W.'s version of "The Odyssey."
  • In "Double Dare," Arthur says that "some guy nobody's ever heard of record[ed] a song in his bathroom" and it became "Crazy Bus." A flashback is shown of Arthur getting annoyed by D.W. playing the song.
  • In "Sleep No More", Arthur has a happy dream in which D.W. destroys her Crazy Bus stuff and starts on Mary Moo Cow
  • In "Arthur's Family Feud," Arthur imagines getting blamed by the police because of D.W. stealing Crazy Bus stuff. An instrumental version of the song plays in the background.
  • In "Arthur's Perfect Christmas," when Arthur whines about the jingle for Tina the Talking Tabby, the radio gets switched to "Crazy Bus" instead, much to his chagrin. Baby Kate also seems to enjoy listening to the song.
  • D.W. calls the song a "baby song" and says that she knows "a million better songs" in "Arthur - It's Only Rock 'n' Roll." This is a reference to Joe Fallon leaving the show, since he was the writer and performer of the song.
  • In "To Tibble the Truth", the Tibbles tell D.W. that she sings Crazy Bus "way too much. It's annoying."
    • After that, the song is not mentioned on the show for over 16 years (in real time).
  • In "The Longest Eleven Minutes," D.W. starts singing the song before Arthur shouts "No!" and she stops.
  • In the Arthur's Family Values book Arthur Loses His Patience, D.W. claims that the song helps her think.


Crazy Bus liner notes image

Crazy bus, crazy bus
Riding on the crazy bus
Riding up, riding down
Driven by a funny clown
Wacky, goony, goofy, spoony
High as a plane or balloon-y
Crazy bus, come with us
As we ride, ride, ride, ride, ride
It's a crazy bus, not a schmazy bus
Don't make a fuss, just come with us
Sloppy, sloopy, gloppy, gloopy
Happy-happy, hoopy-hoopy
Dopey, dofey, screwy, blue-y
Gooey, chewy, fooey, dewey
Absolutely bus-a-looey
Crazy, lazy, crazy, crazy bus

A flat tire is no problem
Because it's only flat on the bottom
A flat tire is no problem
Because it's only flat on the bottom
So let's go!
Let's go!

Wacky, goony, goofy, spoony
High as a plane or balloon-y
Sloppy, sloopy, gloppy, gloopy
Hula-hoopa, hoppy-hoopy
Dopey, dofey, screwy, blue-y
Gooey, chewy, fooey, dewey
Absolutely bus-a-looey
Crazy, lazy, crazy, crazy bus

Crazy Bus (No Way!)[]

(D.W. starts playing the song)

Arthur: D.W., what are you doing?

D.W.: Starting "Crazy Bus," the greatest song ever written!

Arthur: (stops the song) No way! That song is not going to be on my CD! Just forget it!

D.W.: I hope I don't get so boring when I'm old like you!

Crazy Bus (I Said No, D.W.!)[]

D.W.: And now a piece of beautiful classical music.

(plays the song)

Arthur: D.W., I told you! No "Crazy Bus"! (stops the song)

D.W.: What a grouch!

Crazy Bus (What's This Doing Here?)[]

(The song ends, and Arthur comes into audio, running and panting)

Arthur: Hey, did you just play Crazy Bus?

D.W.: Maybe.

Arthur: MOM! D.W. played Crazy Bus on MY CD!

D.W. It's too late now! The CD is over. Any second now, it'll turn itself... off.

(CD player cuts off before D.W. fully pronounces "off"; end of album.)


The song is written in A# major with a cheerful beat.