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"The Last King of Lambland"

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Season/Series: 15
Number in season: 3b
Original Airdate: Flag of the United States October 12, 2011[1]
Flag of Canada May 13, 2013[3]
Flag of the United Kingdom January 17, 2011[2]
Flag of Australia October 11, 2010
Flag of Germany January 1, 2013[4]
Credits
Written by: Tolon Brown
Storyboard by: Robert Yap
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"The Last King of Lambland" is the second half of the third episode in the fifteenth season of Arthur.

Summary

James receives a gift from his uncle in Scotland - a toy lamb that will supposedly give its owner the powers of the legendary James the Squinty, leader of the clan MacDoogal-Donald's!

Plot

The episode starts out in Scotland. A man rides his bicycle to a castle and a piece of art in it tells the story of the MacDoogal-Donald's, James' ancestors. They had one good ruler, and than many bad ones. After many years of bad rulers a kid came into power and he was gave prosperity to the land for many years. He was named "James the Squinty".

The scene goes to the MacDonalds' House. The man turns out to be James' and Molly's uncle, Myles. Myles sent James a stuffed sheep. Ownership of the sheep is rumored to cause as much bravery and wisdom as James the Squinty. Myles sent Molly a CD from a local punk band, Loch Tess.

---THE LAST KING OF LAMBLAND---

Written by Tolon Brown Storyboard by Robert Yap

At preschool James is playing with the stuffed sheep along with Liam, who has the hiccups. The Tibble Twins scare Liam which causes him to step on James' lunch. The Tibble Twins grab James' stuffed lamb and call it "an ugly mouse". James tells them it has magic powers, but the Tibbles don't believe him.

Outside James dumps out his lunch onto a picnic table and it is crushed. Liam still has the hiccups. D.W. tells Liam he needs Arthur to scare him, and she remembers the time when Arthur scared her on Halloween. Just when James is about to throw out his lunch he changes his mind and gives it to animals. The Tibble Twins see this and think that he is talking to the animals like the legend said, so the Tibbles take the lamb, but James gets it back.

The Tibbles try to follow James, who is in the Ice Cream Shop with Molly. James takes a quarter out of the lamb's mouth and they think it is magical. When James walks out the Tibbles bow to him. They treat him like a king, which made the other preschoolers unhappy, until Molly reminded him that James the Squinty was kind. So he gave the stuffed lamb to Liam. He was scared at first, but he saw his hiccups stopped, which made him happy.

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Trivia

  • Liam's name is revealed in this episode (although it had already been used in the books).
  • This is the first episode written by Tolon Brown, who is the son of Marc Brown.
  • Arthur is absent from this episode, except the title card, and he does however make a cameo appearance in a flashback.

Cultural references

  • The title parodies the 2006 British drama movie, The Last King of Scotland.

Errors

  • D.W.'s memory of Arthur's "Frankentist" Halloween costume had her turn on a flashlight and Arthur was standing right in front of her, but in "Hic or Treat", he was walking down the stairs with Jane's flashlight shining on him. Also, D.W. was wearing her normal clothes in Hic or Treat, while her memory of it depicts her wearing a green and orange dress.

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