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Arthur is an animated American television show designed for children about the adventures of an eight year old aardvark called Arthur Read. The show revolves around Arthur's friends and family taking on issues that could be faced by most children in their everyday lives; the majority of issues tackled are based on health problems, such as cancer and social issues including the birth of a sibling.

The second longest running animated show in the U.S. behind The Simpson's, Arthur is a co-production between Canadian production company Cookie Jar and U.S. station WGBH. In the U.S. the show is aired on the Public Broadcasting System network; around the world Arthur is shown on networks including Australia's Nickleodeon and the BBC in the U.K. Over 180 episodes have been animated since the show was first broadcast in 1996.

Children's author and illustrator Marc Brown created the fictional town of Elwood City and the Read family for a series of children's books that form the basis of the Arthur show. A number of spin offs from the Arthur books and television shows have been produced using the characters in the Arthur books, including Arthur's classmates Buster and Muffy. Elwood City is frequently visited by celebrity guests, such as Lance Armstrong and Neil Gaiman. Arthur and his friends do not age in the television show, remaining eight years old throughout in the elementary school class taught by Mr. Ratburn. The world around Arthur and his community changes to include modern technology and current events, including the changing figure of the U.S. President.

Arthur is a series that is currently running and has 23 seasons (271 episodes). The series first aired on October 7, 1996.

Where do I stream Arthur online? Arthur is available for streaming on PBS, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Arthur on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, Hoopla, iTunes, PBS online.

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays on PBS
23 Seasons, 271 Episodes
October 7, 1996
Animation & Cartoon
Cast: J.T. Turner, Daniel Brochu, Melissa Altro, Arthur Holden
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Arthur Full Episode Guide

  • It's Thanksgiving, and it couldn't be busier! Mr. Read is whipping up his famous turkey dinner, the Lakewood elementary kids are preparing for the annual parade and, when things start to go off course, Arthur and his friends must find a way to save the Thanksgiving celebration.

  • Buster's Uncle Bob tells him a spooky bedtime story about an encounter with a mysterious creature called the lycanbunny. Cheikh is worried that if he and his family become American citizens, then they will have to abandon their Senegalese culture.

  • Francine rallies the troops around a petition to help Lakewood Elementary protect the environment. Binky is convinced Mr. Ratburn's math test was too hard, so Brain suggests he conduct a poll to find out what the rest of the class thinks.

  • Muffy is terrified when peregrine falcons build a nest right outside her bedroom window. Can her friends help her cure her ornithophobia? Binky gets cast in a TV commercial and he's certain his career as a superstar has begun.

  • When Mighty Mountain's school gets flooded, the Lakewood Elementary students have to share everything with them! The Internet is out! How will Muffy post to her blog?! How will Buster research aliens?! Looks like the most boring day ever.

  • Mr. Ratburn is getting married! Arthur can't believe it. Teachers don't have lives outside of they? And Arthur and Buster get into an argument over a video game and pretty soon the entire third grade class chooses sides.