"The Chronicles of Buster"

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Season/Series: 12
Number in season: 5A
Original Airdate: United States November 3, 2008[1]
Canada February 9, 2009[3]
United Kingdom April 16, 2009 [2]
Germany November 22, 2012[4]
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Written by: Dietrich Smith
Storyboard by: Ivan Tankushev
Jeremy O'Neill
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"The Chronicles of Buster" is the first half of the fifth episode in the twelfth season of Arthur.

Summary

Buster becomes obsessed with watching "The Chronicles of Ahmayzzia", that he forgoes training for a class rock-climbing expedition.

Plot

Buster watches an advertisement for a 1001-hour DVD collection of a fantasy series called "The Chronicles of Ahmayzzia“ in which a boy named Will Nobody travels to a fantasy country where he meets the elf Endengorn and battles a dragon and the evil Lord Pordrog.

The Chronicles of Buster

In the locker room, Buster tells a mildly interested Arthur about the DVDs. They end up being late for gym class. Mr. Ratburn makes the kids climb a climbing wall and eventually wants to take them to climb a real mountain. Buster is worried, but he turns out to be the only kid who makes it to the top on the first try.

Buster is paired with Arthur for climbing lessons. Arthur asks Buster to train with him on Saturdays, but Buster barely pays attention to him.

A month later Buster has watched four hundred hours of “Ahmayzzia“ and missed four Saturday practices, as Arthur angrily informs him on the phone. He eventually goes to practice, but keeps talking about Ahmayzzia instead of concentrating on Arthur's safety line. Mr. Ratburn tells both boys to get their act together.

Arthur is angry with Buster for missing practices, while Buster thinks that Arthur is just jealous for not being as good a climber as he is. While watching the DVDs Buster falls asleep and dreams that he has falls into his DVD box and ends up in Ahmayzzia. Endengorn and the other elfs believe him to be the chosen one since he has eight fingers and can watch eight hours of “Ahmayzzia” without blinking.

In Buster’s dream the evil Lord is Arthro has turned all televisions to stone. Buster fights Arthro and finds out he is Arthur who did not want DVDs to get in the way of their friendship. Arthro has teamed up with Mr. Ratburndro, because Buster neglected him. Just as they are about to vaporize Buster, Buster wakes up.

Buster sees Will Nobody’s actor getting a phone from his friend while doing the DVD commentary. He visits Arthur, apologizes and invites him to practice climbing.

At the end of the episode Arthur climbs a mountain with Buster’s help. Buster tells him that he has seen enough of “Ahmayzzia” for a while and would rather see something like the beautiful view from the mountain.

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