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"Postcards from Binky"
Season/Series: 19 (US)
Number in season: 6b[1]
Original Airdate: United States May 24, 2016[1]
United Kingdom June 16, 2015 [2]
Australia May 6, 2015[3]
Credits
Written by: Ken Scarborough
Storyboard by: Rick Marshall
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"Postcards from Binky" is the second half of the sixth episode in the nineteenth season of Arthur.

Summary

When Binky's grandparents miss his big soccer game, he plans to film a video reenactment of it.

Plot

Arthur talks about communication, recalling an incident in which he and Buster tried talking in semaphore. He describes that his favorite method of communication is physical letters over email, comparing it to getting a present. Binky says that he would rather "do it [his] way" and Arthur sighs, saying that he did not think he could convince Binky.

Postcards from Binky

Binky struggles with writing an email to his grandparents. He explains that his family came over to see him talk about a soccer game, except for his grandparents, who live too far away. Binky finds that writing an email is not as exciting, and Buster suggests filming a video postcard. Binky likes the idea, but questions how he would get a video of something that already happened. Muffy suggests using actors to re-do it, showing a video she filmed about a head lice incident.

After borrowing a video camera from his mother, Binky goes out to the soccer field with Buster, Arthur, George, and Muffy. They find Binky's instructions, such as moving in slow motion to emphasize Binky's speed and acting amazed over him showing up to win the game, boring and eventually leave. As George is the only one to not leave, Binky has him help with the next part of his video postcard.

Next, Binky films a fishing trip he took after the game. He borrows Thelma from Arthur and gets permission to use Muffy's pool, and records it. Binky re-enacts the story using Wally and a plastic green army man as stand-ins for himself, and narrates that he got swallowed by a fish, but escaped by tickling it from the inside. He shows it to his friends and they enjoy it, except Sue Ellen, who criticizes it for being exaggerated and inaccurate.

At home, Binky writes an email to his grandparents. He recounts the soccer game and fishing trip with descriptive language based on his video postcard, also attaching the original video, which he refers to as a movie he made with his friends.

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Cultural references

  • During the slow-motion scene, Binky hums Ride of the Valkyries by Richard Wagner.

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