Top 10 Worst Moments from ArthurArthur is a great show but a great show like this is not without its share of really bad and horrible moments, moments that left you either annoyed, angry or just made you feel a little uncomfortable, expect to see a lot of D.W. moments on this list.
The Top Ten
The fact that Mr. and Mrs. Read prioritize DW over Arthur is absolute disgraceful. This episode proves it. Arthur was supposed to have two trips for just him and his father and DW fake cries (no tears are shown in any of the scenes from her) until she gets what she wants. At 4 years old, she should know not to throw tantrums like this. In life you cannot always get what you want. All Arthur wanted was some father son time, and because Mr. and Mrs. Read don’t tell DW “no” is unacceptable. I’m not saying that Arthur is a perfect angel, as he has times when he is unlikable, but they are very far and few between. DW is almost never likable in my opinion, and this episode demonstrates just that. I think the only thing I actually like about this episode is at the end when Arthur got to see the whale at the lake, so he at least somewhat won at the end of the episode.
One of the reasons why I really hate this episode.
Hey mr & Mrs real do your jobs parents
D.W. acts like a complete brat for the entirety of the episode and the show expects us to sympathies with her oh and she is never punished and instead gets to go to Francine's birthday party to make Lisa and her friends the girl who's party she wasn't invited to jealous.
Was not like Arthur to do that sort of thing..
Even Mr. Ratburn tells Arthur that he's acting out of character.
After Arthur gets super angry at everyone after they endlessly pester him during a rally over a checkers tournament Muffy makes a very biased web video portraying Arthur negatively and replaying the footage of him yelling at the top of his lungs.
D.W. learns a bad word after overhearing an older kid the Tibbles tell her that adults hate it because it turns them into mindless slaves not believing them she tests it out by tricking her neighbor Vicita into using the swear word while she watches to see what happens while this is happening mom readability call her down for dinner annoyed by this D.W. actually uses the swear word on her mom after seeing Vivita use the word and getting in trouble with it as D.W. then realizes that she too is in trouble as Mom shows up shocked by D.W. just said, but the most unsettling part of the episode is at the end when all the little kids begin using the swear word then thanks D.W. for teaching them the word.
Everyone convinces Mr. Ratburn to give Francine a good role which she does as the lead of Thomas Edison and Francine goes way overboard bossing, and being abusive towards everyone and everyone responds by purposely ruining the show for the kindergartners bringing her to tears as she tells them they ruined her show which they remind her its not just her show, in the end they reconcile and put on the show however Francine never truly apologizes for how she acted in this episode.
One of the many reasons why I really don't like Muffy Francine is kind enough to invite Muffy to stay with her while they're fixing the carpet and Muffy acts so spoiled and rude to everyone only thinking about her needs only and this gets summed up in one line "Let me get this straight, I can't have food I like, I can't watch the T.V. Channels I Want, and now I can't play my music".
D.W. loses her voice and Arthur's mom makes Arthur take care of D.W. by giving her a bell to get Arthur to do or give her anything she wants, then Arthur finds out she got her voice back and makes the foolish mistake of barging in on her as D.W. continues to fake being sick so Arthur will continue to be her slave.
Francine clearly told her time and time again that she couldn't go to her party because of Hanukkah and Muffy has the nerve to yell at her over the phone for not being there and she goes one step further by telling her "Its not like Hanukkah is as important as Christmas! " which really offends Francine.
Isn't that antisemetic?
Not a terrible episode but the subject matter is too unnerving for me personally.
This made me hate ms read.