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"The Good, the Bad, and the Binky"
Season/Series: 13
Number in season: 4b
Original Airdate: United States October 15, 2009[1]
Canada March 6, 2009[3]
United Kingdom April 27, 2009[2]
Written by: Claudia Silver
Storyboard by: Gerry Capelle
"No Acting, Please"
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"The Good, the Bad, and the Binky" is the second half of the fourth episode in the thirteenth season of Arthur.


As Emily's new babysitter, Binky introduces his charge to the world of pro-wrestling and teaches her some fierce moves. But when Emily starts ruffling the feathers of other pre-schoolers on the playground, Binky worries that he hasn't been the best role model. Can Binky restore Emily to her former, tea-party loving self?[4]


In Pizza Paula's, Buster sees a poster of a champion pizza eater who is his role model. D.W. explains that her father is her role-model, when Arthur thought it might be him. Buster believes that Arthur could be a role model, unlike Binky, who steals the topping of Arthur's pizza.

The Good, the Bad, and The Binky

Binky tries to raise money for a ticket for a wrestling show by selling Arthur sugar packets. Arthur suggests babysitting Emily instead, since Marie-Hélène is out of town.

Binky babysits Emily. He tries his best, but cannot cook or fold napkins like Marie-Hélène. Playing with Emily's dolls bores him and he cannot read Emily her favorite bedtime story in French.

After Emily has gone to bed, Binky watches wrestling. Emily comes down and becomes fascinated by wrestling, which Binky describes as a kind of dance.

Binky raises more money by doing chores for Mr. Ratburn and Thora Read and by selling his old toys.

When Binky babysits Emily again, she wants to watch wrestling. He gives her his old Uncle Slam jacket and shows her some moves.

In preschool, Emily wrestles with a teddy bear and burps at lunch. The Tibbles are delighted, but D.W. is annoyed. When she learns that Binky has been babysitting Emily, she and Arthur confront him.

Binky is on the playground where Emily plays wrestling with James and makes him cry. Binky imagines himself being thrown in jail for being a bad influence.

Binky visits Emily and tells her to be like her old self. She claims she is and shows him two Mice on Ice dolls. She invites him to come to the Mice on Ice show. Since it is on the same day as the wrestling show, she offers to go watch wrestling instead, but she acts so rowdy that Binky accompanies her to the kiddie show, which both he and Emily enjoy. Both burp and apologize in French.







  • Emily refers to Princess Penny's hands as paws, even though Penny and Emily are both anthropomorphic rabbits with human-like hands.

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  • When Emily is wrestling James in the sandbox, she spins but does not hit him. Also, if James was hit in the back, he would fall forward and not backwards. Plus, he did not back up before he fell.


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