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"More!"
Season/Series: 6
Number in season: 7b
Original Airdate: United States November 5, 2001[1]
Canada January 11, 2002[2]
Credits
Written by: Dietrich Smith
Storyboard by: Elie Klimos
Patricia Atchison
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"More!" is the second half of the seventh episode in the sixth season of Arthur.

Summary[]

D.W. is excited to be getting an allowance, but is discontent once she learns that Emily and the Tibbles have already been getting their own allowances and have more money than her.

Plot[]

Arthur is talking about how D.W. can't stand things not being equal. He then tells about the time where she got really crazy when she was at Emily's house. She was jealous of Emily's French nanny.

More!

D.W. comes home after visiting Emily and goes straight to her room. Nadine appears and D.W. asks her to review the reasons why she needs a French nanny.

Why I Need a French Nanny Like Emily by D.W. Read:

  1. Sometimes you and dad have a lot of important work to do and need a break.
  2. It's always good to learn foreign languages.
  3. I am very dainty and need someone to protect me from Arthur when he becomes crazy and mean, which is often.

Right before D.W. is about to read the reasons to her parents, they tell her that she will be getting an allowance. At first, D.W. thinks it's a bad thing, but they say that she will get 75 cents a week. She is amazed that she will be getting free money. D.W. is excited to tell her friends about her allowance. However, she gets jealous when Emily says that she has been getting an allowance for a year. She becomes even more jealous when she learns that Emily gets a dollar! She then asks the Tibble Twins how much allowance they get and they show her their bank account book.

At the dinner table, D.W. shows her parents a bill that she wrote which shows how much money she would have if they started giving her an allowance last year, "when they were supposed to", and gets sent to her room for being disrespectful. The next day, she starts to act very good by doing chores around the house but breaks the dishes while doing them and works herself sick. D.W. asks her mom how much more allowance she will get for doing them, but Jane doesn't take kindly to her greed.

She asks Arthur and his friends how much allowance they get and how they stay friends with different allowances. She then tries to call the mayor to ask him to pass a law that all kids get the same allowance, which angers her mom once again. Afterwards, Arthur's friends, having discussed their allowances off screen, storm out of the house while saying that they will no longer be friends because they think it's unfair that they get more than each other.

The next day at preschool, before Jane drops her off, she explains to D.W. that there will always be someone who has more allowance than her but there are plenty of others who have even less, so she should be happy with what she has. D.W. apologizes for being so greedy and assures her mom that she has learned her lesson. However, D.W. has secretly brought a bunch of play money with her in order to pass herself off as a rich princess. The charade works until she offers to buy the whole class milk tickets, at which point Ms. Morgan states that her money isn't real. D.W. gets embarrassed and starts to cry. At naptime, D.W. is still crying. Emily tries to cheer her up by giving D.W. some of her allowance so they have the same, but D.W. gives it back to her. They become friends again. D.W. then realizes that she shouldn't get so jealous over money.

At the end, D.W. calls Grandma Thora asking for more allowance from her, but when Jane sternly calls her name, she hastily hangs up the phone.

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  • The title is displayed straight and horizontally, instead of curved. The two other title cards to be displayed straight and horizontally are Crushed and April 9th.
  • This is Jonathan Koensgen's final appearance as Tommy Tibble.

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Errors[]

More Mistake

Brain, what the heck are you doing here?!

  • Just before the scene where Jane and David announce that D.W. is getting an allowance, an overhead shot of the dinner table is shown with Brain sitting in place of David.
  • After D.W. gets in trouble from calling the mayor about money, Buster is heard saying "that's so unfair", but he's not seen leaving the house with Francine and Muffy.

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