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Season 8 of Arthur premiered in the United States on September 15, 2003, on PBS with "Dear Adil," and ended on December 26, 2003, with "Bleep."[1]


Screenshot Title Number Episode Original Airdate
0801ami.jpg "Dear Adil" 106 1a September 15, 2003
Arthur decides to write to a Turkish boy named Adil who is looking for a pen pal after reading his dad's letters from Japan. He isn't sure what life is like in Turkey, so to give him an idea, he looks at Buster's comics set there. However, these give him a stereotypical picture of there, and Adil is confused when Arthur asks him about his camel, tent, or the taste of lamb's eyes. Arthur finds Adil's email address and they find out that they are alike in many ways.
0801bmi.jpg "Bitzi's Break-Up" 106 1b September 15, 2003
Bitzi has a confession to make to Buster: she's breaking up with her boyfriend, Harry. He is dismayed, so with the help of Muffy, he creates a plan to get them back together again.
0802ami.jpg "Fernfern and the Secret of Moose Mountain" 107 2a September 16, 2003
Mr. Frensky takes several of the girls on a mountain trail hiking trip at Moose Mountain. Fern believes that it's where her hero, Zutzut, went to. She and Francine clash personalities on the way up and end up getting separated from the group. They have to learn to work together and end up as the only ones that make it to the top of the mountain.
0802bmi.jpg "Thanks a Lot, Binky" 107 2b September 16, 2003
After saving Rattles from getting hurt in a dangerous stunt and not getting thanked for it, Binky is shown in a dream, what the world would be like if he decided to never be nice again with Uncle Sam the wrestler. It ends with his parents leaving on a cruise without him, and without leaving him money, food, or water. Realizing that his mother does a lot of things without getting thanked, he decides to do her chores for her and alongside a thank you card.
0803ami.jpg "Arthur's Snow Biz" 108 3a September 17, 2003
Arthur begins a snow shoveling business to make some extra money. He allows Buster to join, but he hardly does any work and expects to earn more money. They argue and Buster decides to start his own snow shoveling business and they have to compete to keep their customers.
Bugged class picture.jpg "Bugged" 108 3b September 17, 2003
Brain has a dream in which he becomes a bug to see how his friends really see him (as someone who bugs them all the time). He decides to never speak or to help them again, but soon learns that that might not be the best solution to his problems.
0804ami.jpg "Fernkenstein's Monster" 109 4a September 18, 2003
Fern tries to write a story that matches up to Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein. She completes it and when she reads it to her friends they are horrified and frightened while refusing to talk to her, fearing another story as fear inspiring.
0804bmi.jpg "D.W., Dancing Queen" 109 4b September 18, 2003
D.W. and Binky are paired up together for a school project. He teaches her how to dance, but thinks she is not doing well. Molly and Rattles then wants to learn "Kung Fu Young" (ballet). This time, they both point out Binky's mistakes. After days of practicing with a reformed curriculum, he teaches D.W. how to spin, but he ends up with a twisted ankle. She has to do the recital herself, although she does not have enough courage.
0805ami.jpg "Vomitrocious" 110 5a September 19, 2003
Francine and her friends pick on George due to his constant nosebleeds. But when she suddenly vomits in the cafeteria during lunch, she learns a hard lesson about teasing others when she and George discuss their embarrassment.
0805bmi.jpg "Sue Ellen Chickens Out" 110 5b September 19, 2003
The Sugar Bowl is going out of business and a fast-food chain called Chickin Lickin' is trying to buy it. Sue Ellen immediately goes to the Sugar Bowl's defense, but her friends ignore this crisis. She, Binky, and Buster protest at the new location opening at the mall but with no avail.
0806mi.jpg "Postcards from Buster" 111 6 December 22, 2003
The gang gets lost on a whirlwind tour of New York City, while Buster uses his new video camera.
0807amib.jpg "Desk Wars" 112 7a December 23, 2003
On a super-hot day, Arthur and his friends get into a complete war over each other's desks involving the seats by the fan. Everyone except George fights over with consequences. After Mr. Haney gets slapped by a moldy sandwich, they clean up the room and goes to Muffy's pool party.
0807bmi.jpg "Desperately Seeking Stanley" 112 7b December 23, 2003
D.W. sells Arthur's teddy bear, Stanley, at the garage sale. He regrets this decision and goes on a search. Later, after the commotion, he gives him to Mrs. Tibble, who has a room full of stuffed animals.
0808ami.jpg "Muffy's Art Attack" 113 8a December 24, 2003
Muffy tries to build a beach house for her dolls. Owing inspiration from an exhibition of the work of Arthur Ganson, she and Bailey build kinetic sculptures. The exhibition is a success and Ganson shows up to install "Machine with Wishbone", whom was bought by Mr. Crosswire. He sees Muffy's beach landscape and tells her that it is art.
0808bmi.jpg "Tales from the Crib" 113 8b December 24, 2003
Vicita has to use a new bed, but she wants to keep her crib. D.W. tells her the story of when she grew out of hers.
0809ami.jpg "Flea to Be You and Me" 114 9a December 25, 2003
A flea named Pepe tells his around the world story of how he got separated from his brother, Sale.
0809bmib.jpg "Kiss and Tell" 114 9b December 25, 2003
Emily tells D.W. how she felt when a boy kissed her on vacation, and D.W. begins to wonder what it feels like. When James kisses her, though, she realizes that she may be too young to fully appreciate it, and Emily told her that it was a kiss on the hand.
Big Horn George 2.png "Big Horns George" 115 10a December 26, 2003
George learns how to sing the blues with a little inspiration from Wally and Brain's CDs.
Bleep.JPG "Bleep" 115 10b December 26, 2003
D.W. overhears a curse word said by a teenage boy, but she's afraid if she says it, something will break. The Tibble Twins tell her if she says it, anyone will become her zombie servant. She tests this on Vicita, only to get in trouble, but her mom does not punish her because she did not know what it meant. She then decides to talk to her friends about cursing.


  • This is the first season for a few things:
  • This is the last season for several things:
    • The last season to be produced by CINAR under their original name, as they rebranded as Cookie Jar Entertainment in 2004.
    • The last season to feature Mark Rendall as the voice of Arthur. Cameron Ansell would take over the voice role starting with the next season.
    • The last season in which Sue Ellen is voiced by Patricia Rodriguez.
    • The last season to have Alex Hood voice Brain in all episodes. After this season ended, Hood split voice acting with Paul-Stuart Brown, due to his voice becoming much deeper in season 9.
    • The last season to date in which the end credits run for 45 seconds in length. Starting with the next season onwards, the end credits run for 30 seconds in length.
    • The last season to use the PBS Kids Fishbowl and PBS Kids Snowglobe logos. Beginning with the next season, Arthur is part of the PBS Kids GO block until season 16.
      • This is also the last Arthur production in general to have the end credits run for 45 seconds until the special "D.W. and the Beastly Birthday" in 2017.
  • This is the only season to feature Evan Smirnow as the voice of George.