Francine's Tough Day
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Game type Educational
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Francine's Tough Day is an educational online game. It is part of the "Being a Friend" series, and the topic is "Honesty."


The game starts with Francine finding scraps that form an image of an alien. The player has to put them together. Francine then gives it to Buster, who says it's his history project. When in class, Francine forgot to do the history project, and is afraid to get a bad grade. The player can tell Francine what she should do in this situation: tell the truth, or lie. The situation plays out depending on the player's choice, and then Francine asks the player if it was better to lie or tell the truth.

At lunch, Francine sees a poster for the Crown City Soccer Invitational. She remembers that she played in it and did terrible, causing everyone to laugh at her. Francine rips up the poster, and then Buster and Binky come along. Binky asks what the paper was, so the player must put it back together. Binky asks Francine how she did during the game, and the player is given three choices: tell the truth, tell a small lie, or tell a big lie.

While going out to recess, Francine runs across Muffy in the hallway. She invites Francine to a sleepover with her and Prunella, where they will watch a Henry Skreever movie marathon. Francine accepts the invitation. Muffy then tells her to not invite Sue Ellen, because she has been annoying Muffy lately. At the playground, Francine finds some DVDs on the grass. The player must match them with the case. The DVDs are then revealed to belong to Sue Ellen, who asks if she can have them back. Francine gives her the DVDs, and Sue Ellen invites Francine to watch them with her Friday night. Francine says that she already has plans, and Sue Ellen inquires about what they are. The player can make Francine tell a lie, or tell the truth.

Francine thanks the player for helping her get through her tough day, and a "The End" screen is shown.




  • An unused graphic called "arthur_upset.png" exists in this game's files.
  • If the player chooses either of the Recess scenes from the menu, and then goes to the "Interactive choices: little lie, big lie, or truth" scene, the background will be from the Recess scene, but the dialogue will be from the Lunchtime scene.
  • Six unused icons can be found in the game files: one of Buster, one of Francine, two of Arthur, and two for Mr. Ratburn.

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