"D.W. & Bud's Higher Purpose"

D.W. & Bud's Higher Purpose

D.W. & Bud's Higher Purpose Title Card

Season/Series: 18
Number in season: 1b
Original Airdate: Flag of the United States October 1, 2014[1]
Flag of the United Kingdom February 23, 2015[2]
Flag of Germany October 1, 2014[3]
Written by: Peter K. Hirsch
Storyboard by: Jeremy O'Neill
"The Tattletale Frog"
"The Friend Who Wasn't There"

"D.W. & Bud's Higher Purpose" is the second half of the first episode in the eighteenth season of Arthur.


D.W. and Bud can't wait to ride "The Buzzard", Wonder World's newest rollercoaster. Will they make it past the persnickety ticket taker...or will they come up short?[4]


Arthur talks about some times D.W. has thought of strange schemes to get what the wants, such as selling tissues for money and pretending to be French so her parents will take her to France. As Arthur observes D.W. and Bud playing as pirates in the backyard, he says that her plans have gotten even stranger since she met Bud.

D.W. & Bud's Higher Purpose

While walking to Wonderworld, Arthur and Ladonna are excited about a ride called The Buzzard. When D.W. and Bud get their ride tickets, they ask David to take them on The Buzzard. While walking to the ride, D.W. and Bud make a promise to go on the ride and not chicken out.






  • Bud's middle name is revealed to be Tucker.

Episode connections


  • Big Kid 2 is seen in the line at the same time he is on the roller coaster.
  • The title card spells D.W.'s name without periods.

Production notes

  • This episode was first announced in May 2014 when a fan sent and email to 9 Story Entertainment, asking for Season 18 episode titles, and received four of them.[5]


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