tv Religion Ethics Newsweekly PBS November 25, 2014 4:30pm-5:01pm EST
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of the street ♪ ♪ open up your eyes open up your ears ♪ ♪ get together and make things better by working together ♪ ♪ it's a simple message and it comes from the heart ♪ ♪ believe in yourself ♪ ♪ for that's the place to start ♪ ♪ and i say hey! ♪ hey! ♪ what a wonderful kind of day ♪ ♪ if we could learn to work and play ♪ ♪ and get along with each other. ♪ hey! ♪ what a wonderful kind of day ♪ ♪ hey! what a wonderful kind of day. ♪ hey! arthur: hey, d.w. hey! whoa! ( crash ) i love the library. there are so many books to read and great things to find out. but the best thing about the library is it's quiet. ( loudly ): arthur! except on days when i have to bring d.w. what does this word say? "the". another great thing about the library
i wasn't bugging him. binky was reading about chopin the great romantic composer. no, i wasn't! his name was choppin' and he was a karate master. you weren't listening. sorry if my sister was bothering you. it's okay. little kids should hear about important stuff... like karate. ooh! arthur, look! a book on frogs! take it out for me. hopalong the frog? forget it. but it's about frogs. please, please please, please, please! i can't take out baby books on my library card. it could go on my permanent record. ( scanner beeps ) warning! reader is a baby! adult books are off limits! ( siren blares ) librarian: sorry, arthur. the last book you took out was hopalong the frog. from now on you can only take out baby books...
( echoing ): baby books, baby books, baby books... kids: ♪ arthur's a baby! arthur's a baby! ♪ arthur: sorry, d.w. there's too much at stake. someday i'll get my own library card. then i'll take out whatever i want! audience: hooray! thank you. are there any questions? when will we be old enough to get our own library cards? you are old enough, d.w. i am?! i'll take one! no, make that two! i want more cards than arthur. kids: i want one! me, too! i want three! settle down. you can all have one if you can write your full name. i knew there was a catch. we can write our names. but my full name is dora winifred read! i hardly ever say it! how can i write it?! you have it easy. be glad you're not aloysius zimmerplotz!
oh, no! i ran out of room again! when i have my own library card i'll get hopalong the frog and you can't do anything about it. but you can't read. ms. turner didn't say you had to read to take out books just write your full name. you can't do that either. i know, but i'm going to learn. you'll see! ( grunts, cracks knuckles ) ( grumbles ) "doba minifred reabed"? who's that? i can't do it! there are too many letters in my
name! why didn't you name me something simple, like "a"? you seem to have "dora winifred" down. quick, dad! more mashed potatoes! i wrote my name! i wrote my name!! look out world d.w. read writes! dora winifred read... dora winifred read... i bet d.w. messes up her name and doesn't get her library card. yeah! she can't even spell "d". i can, too! i've spelled it a hundred times! it's time to get in line. what if the tibbles are right? what if i forget my own name? what is my name? i forgot it! i forgot my name! good luck, d.w.! oh, yeah, "d.w." but what does that stand for? i can't remember!
very nice, "dora winifred read." here's your card. look, arthur! you didn't think i could do it but i did it! and now i can take out any book i want! now i know what true power feels like. hey, where's hopalong the frog? it was here just a couple of days ago! it's probably back on the shelves. ask for it at the front desk. sorry, that book was just checked out. it should be back a week from today. i can't wait a whole week! it could come back sooner, but it's due saturday. come on, d.w. okay. is it back yet? nope. how about now? uh-uh.
( phone rings ) nope, it's not in yet. ( computer beeps ) computer: you've got mail. ( computer beeps ) not yet, d.w. ( grumbles ) not yet, d.w. what if saturday never comes? what if we go right from friday to sunday? are there leap weeks like leap years? relax, it's only 12 hours away. now, let me sleep! wake up, arthur, tomorrow is today and today is yesterday! huh? it's saturday! but it's... 6:30! the library isn't even open yet. i know, but we have to be the first ones there. here's your cereal. but it has to be here! you said hopalong the frog was due today!
but it might be late. late?! call the police! why don't you take out some other baby book? i want hopalong the frog! and it's not a baby book! well, i'm not going to spend my whole saturday here. fine! go home! i'll tell mommy that you left me here all alone! ( grumbles ) ( snoring ) ( gasps ) huh?! arthur, look, somebody's returning a big book! this might be it! the name's dora winifred read. is that a book on frogs?! a... no, it's chippy the choo-choo. oh, it'll never come! tommy and timmy: hi, d.w.! ( d.w. gasps ) you had the book! i should have known. ( yells ) you hurt it! it's all wrinkly! turner: it was like that when they took it out. we would never hurt a library book. if you do, they'll take away your library card forever.
really? ( beeping ) here you go. take good care of it. or else! ( laughing ) i've been waiting so long for this moment. ( gasps ) ( screams ) what have i done?! you can never have another library card again! but i worked so hard for that card! tommy and timmy: ♪ more books for us! more books for us! ♪ ( arthur laughs ) i told you you'd never have a library card. i told you! ( laughing ) it's not fair. ( sobbing ): it's not fair! i know you're just going to bug me all night to read you that book, so let's do it now. no! i mean... you've done enough for me already, arthur.
maybe later. huh? arthur: mmm-hmm i knew it. you forgot what today is. no, i didn't-- it's saturday. you must return your library book. it's today? i thought it would never come! why are you wearing oven mitts? to keep the book safe. it's a book, d.w., it's not going to explode. how was it, anyway? i don't know. i never opened it. i was afraid i'd lose my library card. why would you lose your library card? because the tibbles said if you hurt a book they take away your library card forever. and look at it it's an old book! it could fall apart any minute! i'll open it if you're so worried.
hey! i took this book out! see, that's my name. you used to have to write your name here whenever you took a book out. this is the very first book i ever took out of the library! ( in high voice ): my first book! my first book! you took out a baby book? it isn't a baby book i love this book! it's great for little kids! listen to this: "hopalong the frog hopped onto a log and the log started floating away..." "the end." ( sniffing ) what's wrong, d.w.? it was a happy story. didn't you like it? i loved it! i'm just sad i have to return it now! ( blows nose ) but you can take it right out again. it's called "renewing a book." i can?! arthur's going to read it to me every single day! twice a day-- once in the morning and once at night! and then i'm going to renew it again and again
and again and again, and again...! what have i done?! kids: and now... my name is sheralyn and this is my class and we are at the fox point branch of the providence public library. and i am going to give you a tour today. this is the computer where you can look up different books. erica is looking up a book. you search for a book by title author's name or the subject. i found a good book about wolves. over here, we have a chapter book section. sean and casey are looking at chapter books. which book are you reading? boys: more scary stories to tell in the dark. is this book fiction or nonfiction? fiction. it's fiction. over here we have picture books. we have christina and johnny. what book are you reading?
i wish i were a butterfly. which book are you reading? baby duck. over here in this section we have books about presidents our country and the government. i'm reading about the presidents. i'm reading about the american revolution. over in this section, we have different language books. what are you reading? this is a portuguese book, ao sol do verao. here we are at the main desk. we have sadaf and john and they are getting their very first library card. i'm excited to get my first library card. and now... ( crowd cheers and applauds ) presenting the main event! the champion, arthur read!
( cheering ) i've been waiting for this fight for years. there's no way i can lose. and the challenger dora winifred read! ( loud thrash music playing ) ( music stops, crowd cheers ) hmm? ( muffled ): what? ( muffled ): this doesn't help. i can't read. get ready to fight! ( thrash music playing ) d.w.: arthur! ( muffled ): no, not two d.w.s. there's only one of me.
( crowd roars ) we figured you'd rather fight someone your own size. you know you're right. i would love to fight someone my own size. you wait here. i'll go find someone. ( screams ) come back and fight! ( giggles ) d.w.: what kind of game is that? arthur: it's not a game. it's a model of the bell x-1 rocket plane the plane that broke the sound barrier. the sound barrier must be pretty hard because this plane is all smashed up. it's not smashed. i'm going to build it. don't touch-- you'll mix up the pieces! i've never heard of toys that come broken. i'm going. never say i don't go when you want me to because i'm going, like that. when you want me to go i'm out of here.
no waiting. go already! and if you say please i go even faster... ( growls ) is that the same broken plane you were fixing yesterday? don't do that! i need to concentrate. that's a pretty color. ( shouts ) ( laughs nervously ) bye. i've been working on the plane all week. i'm almost done. d.w., don't touch that! the paint isn't dry! ( whimpers ) mommy, arthur made my hands orange! i never thought about it before but being an only child is nice. it's the best thing i ever made. arthur read, you win the blue ribbon. ( audience applauds )
this calls for a celebration snack. ( pal yaps ) ( yapping ) did i hear you say cookies? ( yaps ) good boy! ( d.w. imitates static ) d.w. read to headquarters: sound barrier broken. what's my next mission, general? ( wind whistling ) there's a good breeze, general. ( whirring ) arthur read, winner of 5,000 blue ribbons requesting landing coordinates. ( whirring ) ( plane smashes ) arthur, you made that plane all wrong. it doesn't fly at all. no, d.w. i made it exactly ri... what! ( gasps )
( screaming ) if it could break the sound barrier falling out a window shouldn't break it. i told you not to touch it! you built it all wrong. did you even read the directions? it didn't fly for one second. it's not my fault if your plane can't fly. i told you not to touch it! ( wailing ) mom: arthur timothy read, come here! uh-oh, middle name. ( d.w. sobbing ) are they going to have to amputake my arm? no, honey, it's "amputate," not "amputake." they're going to amputate? no. i'm in charge and i'm putting ice on it.
( shrieks ) what's wrong? ( innocently ): that's cold. apologize to your sister. no way! she should apologize to me. i worked all week on this! i told her a million times not to touch it! you're bad. arthur, this means no tv for a week. ( angrily ): what? that is so unfair! you don't care what she did to me! we'll deal with what she did. but what you did is wrong, too. ( humphs ) arthur: so i missed bionic bunny last night and i can't watch tv all week! can you believe that? no, i don't believe it-- you hit your sister? that's terrible. arthur: come on, like you never hit anybody. buster: nope. did you hear that? arthur hit his sister! i, for one, am shocked. how could you be shocked about someone hitting someone? well, why not? you're binky barnes. you always... you know i can't remember
the last time you hit anybody. well, what do you mean? ( bell rings ) there's the bell. don't want to be late! molly: so when was it, bink? binky does not have to remind us of his past glorious fights. that's right. that he is afraid of no one is a factoid. that's right. and he can prove it by socking the very next kid who turns that corner. that's right... what? molly: go ahead, binky. sock him. maybe i don't feel like it. you better, or you're out of the club. i can't be out of the club! it's my club. i founded it. if you wanted everything your way you shouldn't have a club. the next time you see that kid you sock him. the next time i see arthur i have to hit him. oh, what can i do? hey, what if i never see him?
arthur, why didn't you just apologize? oh, come on! she wrecked my plane! why can't anybody see my side of this? uh, because you're wrong. hey, binky did you hear that arthur hit his sister? i haven't seen arthur. as far as i know arthur isn't even here. binky's so upset about what arthur did that he won't even look at him! when the day and night are of equal length it's called the equinox. ( bell rings ) you sock that kid yet? haven't seen him. ( guffaws ) i am so smart. psst, hey, is arthur in there? yeah. i'll... just eat outside, then. binky won't even eat near arthur. that's awful. we should bring them together. arthur will thank us. buster: binky's out here somewhere. ( grunts )
i'll get it! thanks. sue ellen: binky? what are you doing? avoiding arthur. if i don't see him i don't have to hit him. oh. why would you want to hit arthur? i don't; that's why i don't want to see him. hmm. boys. is arthur in there? no. ( relieved ): ah, thank you! thank you, thank you so much! she broke my plane! but she's just a little girl. saying d.w. is just a little girl is like saying a tornado is just a little wind. buster: hey, arthur! hey, shh! ( muffled ): what do you... i thought someone called my name. ( bell rings ) i made it through one whole day.
now only... the rest of my life to go. binky: so i never saw that glasses kid again. probably never will. arthur: hey, binky! you dropped your pen running out of school sideways at the end of the day. here's your chance. show her, binky: pop him one. ( gulps ) ow! okay, you're right he will hit anybody. all right, binky you're still in the club! binky, where you going? hey, binky! ow. and the next thing i knew i was on the ground. it hurt and it was embarrassing and... that's how d.w. felt when you punched her. maybe, but what's that got to do with this? binky barnes is huge! yeah, i guess i get it. i'm sorry i hit you.
and i'm sorry i broke your plane. but what kind of stupid plane doesn't fly? a model plane. well, i didn't know. i'm just a child. give me a break. arthur, hey. i feel rotten. i want to apologize. i just want to thank you. you... you what? everybody said i was wrong, and i didn't get it. but you made me understand how bad i made d.w. feel. you're welcome. but i wouldn't try to help you learn some boring lesson. it was an accident. the kid who got hit by binky lived! you deserve to be in our club. there is no club. i founded it and i'm de-founding it. any club that makes you do something you don't want to do is dumb. want to make something of it? um... no? come on, arthur. let's go get a soda. oh, man, now we've got no club.
( all startle ) you guys want to come with us? binky: how about we form a new club with no dumb hitting and stuff? and if anybody breaks that rule i'll clobber them. which arthur character are you? i'm a buster because i'm always hungry. when's lunch? (slurping) i like hamburgers... ew! fries... yes! pizza... i call the first slice! broccoli... and sandwiches. (burps) he always is hungry. buster: see? my own sandwich! it's called the buster! (sighs happily) all: which arthur character are you? announcer: two brothers who know a lot about creatures... t. devils have the strongest jaws of any mammal. announcer: and personal hygiene. yuck! announcer: watch "wild kratts" on pbs kids or anytime at pbskids.org.
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