"Prove It"

Prove It

Prove It Title Card

Season/Series: 4
Number in season: 4b
Original Airdate: Flag of the United States October 8, 1999
Written by: Joe Fallon
Storyboard by: Jeremy O'Neill
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"Prove It" is the second half of the fourth episode in the fourth season of Arthur.


D.W. discovers a passion for science, but her explanations for questions like why the sky is blue don't sound right to Arthur.


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The intro begins with Brain explaining the Earth's rotation that causes day and night when Arthur stops him, saying they don't understand what he's saying. We then see he's talking to Baby Kate and Pal.

After the title card, Arthur and Buster were watching NOVA when D.W. distracts them, annoying Arthur. Later, Arthur and Francine were playing catch when Francine spelled a word D.W. couldn't understand. Later, Arthur wants to see the sci-fi movie 5,000 Explosions and a Supernova. D.W. wants to go too, but Arthur wouldn't let her. In Arthur's room, D.W. talks to the Brain, annoying Arthur. Brain showed D.W. some science fun while Arthur is doing his homework. At dinner, Arthur blamed D.W. for bothering the Brain, which D.W. denies. After dinner, D.W. wants to go to the exploratorium, but Arthur wouldn't let her.

The next day, D.W. started her own world of science and wouldn't let Arthur in, but Arthur loaned her 73 cents, a ring, a torn horse sticker, and a sourball. D.W. presents her exhibit wrong, much to Arthur's annoyance.

Finally, Arthur tells his parents he wants to take D.W. to the exploratorium, which his dad is surprised by. "Yes, please!" Arthur replies. "Tell her she has to go!"

With that, Arthur and the Brain take D.W. to the exploratorium to learn the correct scientific answers to her questions. D.W. then states that her theory that Arthur would beg to take her to the exploratorium was correct, much to his shock. Brain comments that D.W. is much smarter than she seems.


Major Minor Cameo


  • D.W. pronounced exploratorium wrong in this episode.
  • A recurring gag is that Kate sucks onto a ball when she gets it.

Production Notes

Cultural references

  • The "NOVA" television program that Arthur and Buster watch is a real show. Not to mention the fact that it was from PBS (Public Broadcasting Service), the same company that provides Arthur.
  • The Exploritorium museum Arthur, D.W., the Brain and his mom visit is similar to the Franklin Institute, which is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


  • When The Tibble Twins raise their hands, Tommy has Timmy's blue scarf and Timmy has Tommy's red scarf then in the next shot of the Tibbles they have their regular scarves again.
  • When D.W. gets the second lot of people in line, the Tibble Twins are seen in the line but a couple of seconds later, they are seen coming out of D.W.'s Explainatorium

Running Gags

  • D.W. has once again tricked Arthur into doing things for her.


  • This is one of the few episodes that show a real life TV show interlaced with the animation.


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