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"Lend Me Your Ear"
Season/Series: 20
Number in season: 5a[1]
Original Airdate: United States May 30, 2017[1]
United Kingdom November 22, 2018[2]
Written by: Raye Lankford
Peter K. Hirsch
Storyboard by: Allan Jeffery
"That's MY Grandma!"
"The Butler Did It"

"Lend Me Your Ear" is the first half of the fifth episode in the twentieth season of Arthur.


Arthur, Buster, and Brain become worried when Mr. Ratburn is not behaving like himself. Normally, he is always pleased to see them. The real reason why comes as a surprise to the boys.


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  • Dr. Conway


  • The teenage boy from the episode "Bleep" appears as a background character in the beginning with another boy with him.

Episode connections

  • |In Brain's room, Buster plays with a hurricane on Brain's weather globe. This is the same globe from "Shelter from the Storm."
  • Arthur, Buster, and Brain "traveling" into Mr. Ratburn's ear to learn about his hearing impairment is similar to "Buster's Breathless," when the class traveled up Buster's nose to learn about his asthma.
  • Arthur notes Buster's previous theories about Mr. Ratburn, including being an alien (a running gag throughout the series), a nail-eating vampire ("Arthur and the Real Mr. Ratburn"), and a secret superhero ("Mr. Ratburn's Secret Identity").
  • Mr. Ratburn is seen reading "A Brief History of Copper Smelting". He assigned his class a copper smelting diorama project in "Best of the Nest."
  • This is the second time Mr. Ratburn has been seen playing in a band. The first time was in "The Buster Report."

Cultural references

  • The episode title is based on a quote from Willam Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar.


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