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"Three's a Crowd"
Season/Series: 9
Number in season: 7a
Original Airdate: United States April 5, 2005[1]
Canada May 24, 2005[2]
Germany January 7, 2008[1]
Written by: Hilary Selden Illick
Storyboard by: Stéphanie Gignac
Rojer Pernette (uncredited)
Ruperta Varrelle (uncredited)
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"A is for Angry"
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"Three's a Crowd" is the first half of the seventh episode in the ninth season of Arthur.


Marina wants to join Prunella and her mom in their early-morning yoga routine, but Prunella isn't sure she wants to share that special time with her mom.[1]


Both Prunella and her mother are doing yoga, which they do every morning.

Later on, Prunella is playing with her friend Marina. Prunella is surprised to see Marina unintentionally entering a yoga pose, and says that she is doing it almost perfectly. Prunella then suggests that Marina do yoga with her and her mother. Marina at first does not want to embarrass herself, but Prunella reassures her that will not happen. Marina then tickles Prunella soon after.

The next morning as Prunella and Wanda are about to begin doing yoga, Marina shows up and soon the three start. Despite it being her first time, Marina does very well, surprising both Prunella and Wanda.

While looking at clothes, Muffy asks Prunella if she can join in, but Prunella denies her, stating that it is just for fun.

While doing yoga the next morning, Prunella starts to get jealous of Marina and tries to do a new pose that could have hurt herself, as she can not get out of it. As her mother assists her, Marina also offers to help, but Prunella angrily declines.

The next morning Prunella plans not to do yoga, and so Wanda and Marina continue on without her. Prunella then goes over over to Marina's house to ask Mrs. Datillo how to sew. As they're sewing, Marina arrives after the yoga session and Prunella eventually leaves.

Prunella then makes a phone call to Mrs. Datillo and lies that her mother pulled a muscle and thus can not do yoga anymore. Rubella overhears the conversation and tells Wanda.

The next morning, Prunella finds that Wanda does not want to do yoga, and Rubella comes in to call Prunella out on her lie. Prunella admits that she was afraid that Marina was stealing her mom away from her. Wanda reassures Prunella that she will always be her daughter and as much as she likes Marina, she will never love her as much as she loves Prunella.

Wanda chooses to do something different when it comes to yoga. The episode finishes with Prunella, Wanda and Marina doing a yoga class with Arthur, Buster, Francine, Muffy and D.W..






  • This is Wanda's first role as a major character.
  • It's revealed that Wanda is ticklish on her tummy when Prunella tickles her when she is stretching. This is the second time that a character's mother gets tickled; the first time it was shown was when Jane Read got her leg tickled by Pal when he licked her in “D.W. All Wet”.
  • Prunella feels like her mom loves Marina better than her, just like Arthur felt like his family loved Brain better than him in The Perfect Brother.
  • This is the only appearance of Hoprah Linseed before the title card.

Cultural References[]

  • Soupitch” is the “Henry Skreever” equivalent of Harry Potter's “Quidditch”. A bouillon cube is a dehydrated broth that can be dissolved in hot water to make an instant broth (bouillon is French for “broth”). “In Henry Skreever”, it seems to be the equivalent of the “Golden Snitch”.
  • In Prunella's dream, she sleeps in a cupboard beneath the stairs. This was where the titular character in the Harry Potter series originally lived.
  • Hanumanasana is Sanskrit for “monkey pose”. It's the yoga term for a front split with raised arms.
  • Guru is Sanskrit for “teacher” or “expert”, often in a religious context.


  • At the end of the episode when Prunella and her friends are doing yoga, Arthur's undersleeves are the same color as his skin, but in the next scene, his undersleeves are light cyan.
    • Note: It looks like Arthur is wearing a yellow t-shirt, but it is just his layered shirt.


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  2. Arthur. TVO. Archived from the original on July 19, 2013.