Caretaker of the Elwood City Community Garden who sometimes suffers from arthritis in his hands while working. By Sabienna Bowman Sept 3 Prepare to feel ancient, '90s kids: She was disliked by the class because she mumbled everything she said. His name is revealed when D. In its two decades on the air, Arthur has earned more than two dozen Emmy nominations, and won seven of them. An experience like that will bond you with a cartoon character forever. Grandpa Dave is Arthur, D. She banged on Francine's wall when she first moved into their apartment building, which made Francine think she was a spirit who scares others to death, starting a brief rivalry; luckily, the two became good friends in the end when they both discover they like soda and horseback riding. Perky's owner. Because of the show's longevity, many characters have appeared throughout the show, each with a wide array of personalities and character traits. Francine Frensky[ edit ] Francine Alice Frensky voiced by Jodie Resther is a tomboyish and sporty monkey who has short brown hair tied with a barrette, wears blue jeans, and a maroon sweater. Before every kid had an email address, the easiest way to stay in contact with someone was through mail. Never Live It Down: They stay with their grandmother.
Beginning in Season 11, the "A Word From Us Kids" segment was replaced by a segment called "Postcards from You", where live action videos sent in by young viewers were spotlighted per episode, and then replaced with "A Word from Us Kids" in season An In-Universe example; Frequently accused by D. Expressive Ears: Ellen David Buster's mom, who is divorced. Stock Punishment: A gag is parents forbidding children to put their hands in his "mouth" a plastic model displaying teeth. Arthur was heartbroken when he found out she had a boyfriend. Cartoon Creature: White Bunny: To accompany his Big Eater trait, plenty of episodes revolve around his appetite. Punching D. Clear My Name: Melissa Altro Best friend of Francine, since her arrival in 2nd grade. He has an imaginary friend named Rapty, who everyone else sees as his beloved stuffed T-Rex. They are almost always seen drinking milk at meals. Black Bead Eyes: Arthur was just as enamored with the magical place where the books live. The show alludes to this on the television special Arthur: She is the editor-in-chief of the Elwood City Times. Exceptionally good at almost every sport that exists, always has the last word with some witty or sarcastic reply, and is usually the one that ends up having to bail out one or all of her friends in some way or another. Every child character in the show has been seen in the library at least once. Maria's original character design included glasses. The students initially liked the simplicity of her methods, but they proved way too childish for their age and were actually happy to have Mr. With Muffy. Molly has long maroon hair that almost always covers her eyes and she often wears sleeveless shirts. She, like Prunella, enjoys fortune telling. Arthur developed a crush on her because of her skill in video games. Jodie Resther One of Arthur's closest friends. His character is based on one of Marc Brown's elementary school teachers. He is an extremely strict teacher and "fires" many of his students.
Tickle Me Elmo. Ratburn is revealed to be gay when he marries his same-sex partner, Patrick, in a wedding attended by his students. Although everyone addresses him as Mr. He later filled in for Ms. Francine is too despondent to sit with company. A griffin. Nice, Mean, and In-Between: Buster's street address is 7 Roswell Court. Depending on the writer, as there are plenty of episodes where Francine is not a jerk. Cinar had also paid American screenwriters for work while continuing to accept Canadian federal grants for content. Highly academic, holding an A average and well-educated on a multitude of subjects, especially science and math, his classmates call him "Brain. Also, perhaps most importantly, Arthur was a completely average kid who made mistakes, got into trouble sometimes, and wanted nothing more than to spend every day hanging out with his best friend Buster. Game Show Appearance: Do not mess with his model planes. When he first appears, he was mowing his lawn and almost killed Toady Wartface. The Responsible to D. She was also a member of the band U Stink in the movie "It's Only Rock 'N' Roll", a clip of which is seen while Francine writes a letter asking for advice to help her cope with MacGrady having cancer. Whereas many animated series employ adult voice actors for continuity, most of the characters on Arthur who are supposed to be children are voiced by child actors. Brown himself stated that the series is influenced by his upbringing as a child in Erie, and specifically noted that Mr. Arthur disliked her because she would play golf in the house. Marina's sighted mother. Edward Edsel "Ed" Crosswire A. Catherine is outgoing and skilled at horseback riding. Do any of the characters appear to be their ethnicities or nationalities? Their names also appear in the animated series: Haney's sawing-in-half magic trick. In the episodes "Go to Your Room, D.
He was troublesome because his large antlers would accidentally knock students out of their seats. Naturally, since he's a third grader and the main protagonist. As the title character and de facto leader of his friend group. Or are they? However, he and his family enjoy the travel opportunities that come with it. He speaks with a Northern New Jersey accent. Buster's Grandmother: She is an excellent public speaker compared to Mr. A few times, such as in "Arthur's Big Hit" when he refuses to apologize to D. In the same episode, her name was changed to Leah MacGrady this is a tribute to Leah Ryan, a writer with cancer who co-wrote the episode. Her family is Jewish , and are seen observing Yom Kippur and Hanukkah and attending a cousin's Bar Mitzvah in some episodes. She was among the meanest of his baby-sitters, who told him it was bedtime during the day. It is revealed in "April 9th" that she had gotten in a car accident but was not hurt when David was Arthur's age. She occasionally babysits for the Reads. MacGrady is in charge of the cafeteria at Lakewood Elementary school. Arthur was always eagerly awaiting the arrival of a new Scare-Your-Pants-Off story, and his joy upon buying a copy was beyond relatable. He also has a notable talent in creating kinetic art , and follows Muffy's orders without question, to the extent of narrating a TV show during a power overload by using the limo's TV and phone. She is seen as a young woman in " Clarissa is Cracked " and as an elderly grandmother in "Arthur's Cousin Catastrophe", where she wins the egg and spoon race. She is very close to nature, and becomes a vegetarian in Season The Ace: Grandpa Frensky: N through Z[ edit ] Mrs. Read is a work-at-home tax accountant. She kind of ignored Francine and Prunella when they disturbed her.
He is a cat with yellow square glasses and a white shirt with red jacket. In his first appearance in "Arthur vs. Alpha Bitch: Jenna is rather shy and hates being the center of attention and dreaded an invitation to Muffy's slumber party because she feared kids discovering that she suffered from Nocturnal enuresis. He is usually shy and quiet. She has started to become more mature, and is starting to lose communication with Pal and some of her friends, but is also starting to understand Arthur, D. He lives on the family farm in the country, which has been in the family for over years. Or are they? In the Arthur Adventure books, the Tibble family are humans instead of bears. They droop when Buster is upset. Whereas many animated series employ adult voice actors for continuity, most of the characters on Arthur who are supposed to be children are voiced by child actors. Herbert Haney before season 11 Mr. While Arthur has evolved with the times, he will always be a '90s kid deep down. White Bunny: Lampshaded in "Muffy's Art Attack", where she tried to take credit for a series of sculptures that were actually handcrafted by Bailey, just as she took all credit for the cookie recipe she and her friends made in "How the Cookie Crumbles"; Francine does not let this go unnoticed. Beware the Nice Ones: Oliver Frensky: Ted Glass: They have since begun airing in He is a fan of David Read's cooking and has invited himself to several catering events. He is part of the Tough Customers. Works at Lakewood Elementary. John Moore ; Peter Cugno Binky's father. From the beginning, Arthur has taken its stated goal of encouraging positive social skills seriously. There are a number of such characters in Arthur, mostly recurring townspeople and the students in D. Alliterative Name: Iris is a fox, unlike the cartoon, where she is a cat. It doesn't seem like you, but when you continue to tease someone, even after they've asked you to stop, that's bullying. Jane Woods Catherine and Francine's mother.
He finds a way to be humorous by playing the piano in a silly manner. Prunella is another character that's debated upon; it is undecided on whether or not she is a poodle or a rat. All faults aside, he is usually kind and sweet. McLean , and Kevin Richardson: Nurse Flynn: Arthur may be an anthropomorphic aardvark, but he was also a quintessential '90s kid when the series premiered in ' The grandmother of Tommy and Timmy Tibble. In the former episode, he is in bed, and his head is turned away, hiding his face. Big Fancy House: However, Arthur has something on his side that none of those other cartoon characters have — he's relatable. Francine later explained that the reason Mrs. The building superintendent who works for the apartment building where the Frensky family lives. Buster is also a procrastinator, often preferring to have fun rather than study; one such instance nearly lead to him flunking third grade before cramming at the last minute. The Lakewood Elementary School janitor, who moved to Roswell, New Mexico to live with his daughter after breaking his leg during the Lakewood fire on " April 9th.
A remixed techno version of the song has been officially released on the third album and a shortened version has been played during the closing credits for the sixth season. Kid Hero: According to Ladonna, she played in a band until she was 25, but got so broke she had to sell her trumpet, but then a soldier who would one day be her husband bought it back for her. Sort of goes both ways with Muffy, considering the latter is so often a Rich Bitch , and appears totally clueless as to why Francine doesn't have the same amount of money or cool gadgets that she does—among other things Muffy is clueless about. Ted Glass: The Responsible to D. Sure, he was not the perfect big brother: Full-Name Ultimatum: George's mother who is seen much less than her husband; in fact she was only seen and heard in the episode "Kids are from Earth, Parents are from Pluto" and a brief appearance in the episode "April 9th. Or are they? Francine's family is Jewish in an apparently mainly Christian community. The teaser for "That's a Baby Show! One of the commonly asked questions about the show is the subject of which animal some of the characters are. The biggest examples? Not convinced? She is also David Read's maternal grandmother and Arthur, D. Unfortunately, it is not unusual to see him eat stuff off the floor, neglect to wash himself, or display poor table manners. Muffy is the quintessential daddy's girl , with Ed believing his daughter can do no wrong and constantly buying her expensive, trendy items such as cell phones and designer clothing. The teachers, the principal, and even the notorious bully Binky Barnes of Lakewood Elementary School are based on real people. She is shown married to Arthur in the future on multiple occasions, despite massive denial between each other in S2's "Arthur and the Square Dance". Once she befriends Jenna, she will play badminton, but previously said it was "for wusses. All of the parents can count. In a continuous storyline spanning throughout the entire Season 14, his soccer ball, lost by Francine, makes a prolonged journey around the world, and can be spotted as it appears in every episode. This Loser Is You:
Uncle Sean and Aunt Bonnie: Slink[ edit ] Slink Michael Yarmush is a 4th grader rabbit. Ratburn intervened after what amounted to the entire class sabotaging the dress rehearsal for the play was everything put back into place. Took a Level in Kindness: It's Only Rock 'n' Roll when D. He loves eating, practices gardening, and keeps expired food in his room and school desk. MacGrady was diagnosed with cancer. Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Obsessed with Food: In the books, she generally wears different clothes. Crown City, as featured in other episodes, is apparently a fictional representation of New York City. She is very old and can neither see nor remember names very well, as she called the "Tibble Twins" the "Toggle Twins". In Season 20, he is appointed as Lakewood Elementary's hall monitor. Her grouchy dog, Perky aka "Jaws" , is Pal's mother. Her hair color has changed from dark brown to light brown. Marc Brown's children, Tolon, Eliza and Tucker, are referenced in the show many times, just as they are in the Arthur book series. He's somewhat of a nerd and wears glasses. Kick the Son of a Bitch: In early Arthur books, Mrs.
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