(Arthur walks into his dad's kitchen, carrying a football)
Arthur Read: Dad, I got the ball! Let's play!
Nigel Ratburn: There's no time for play! We have a lot of work to do!
Arthur: Oh, uh, hi, Mr. Ratburn. I'm looking for my dad.
Ratburn Dad: Very funny, Arthur. Now put down that ball and help me stuff turkeys for the Crosswires' big party.
Arthur: Mom! Mom! I went up to the garage to talk to Dad, and Dad's not there.
Ratburn Mom: He was out there a minute ago.
(Arthur bumps into his sister, dropping the football)
Ratburn D.W.: HEY! WATCH WHERE YOU'RE GOING!
Arthur: What's going on? Where's my family?
Ratburn Dad: Arthur Ratburn, stop fooling around and get to work!
Ratburn Pal: Woof! Woof!
Arthur: (screams) Noooo!
(He wakes up, and realizes it was only a dream)
Arthur: What could be worse than dreaming that your teacher lives in your house?
Mr. Ratburn: Arthur, if you don't hurry, D.W. and I will eat all the delicious blueberry waffles your dad made!
Francine Frensky: (V.O.) The Rat Who Came to Dinner.
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