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Arthur's Almost Live Not Real Music Festival Episode #311
"Double Tibble Trouble" / "Arthur's Almost Live Not Real Music Festival"

Synopsis by George4Browne
The episode opens with some sort of loud noise banging throughout the Read household. D.W. cries, "What's that noise!?" We see Mom working at her computer on a spreadsheet, and she and D.W. end up asking each other, "What's that noise!?"
D.W. decides to play her investigator role, like she does in #50202 - "Nerves of Steal". "I bet I know what it is!" She wanders into the kitchen, only to find Pal sleeping peacefully in his basket, apparently not disturbed by the noise. "No. Rats. I was sure it was the dog's stomach," laments D.W..
Pal makes an upset noise, gives D.W. a sort of dirty look, and flops over to go back to sleep.

* * *

We now see D.W. standing at the basement door. The noise is louder now and D.W. yells, "Mom! It's coming from the basement!" The next thing we see is her, about halfway down the stairs. She's looking at Buster, who's bobbing his head back and forth, with his hand covering his mouth. Turns out that he's the source of the noise!

At this point, D.W. asks them what they're doing. Arthur explains that they're making a music show, and after Buster finishes with his music/noise...

Buster: I'm a video... buboom pabadaboom buh, and ah'm almost over!
Arthur declares, "That was 'Buster Jam' with, 'Hey, What's For Dinner!?' Our next video..." D.W. stops him at this point. They get into an argument, D.W.'s basic point being that none of this is real, and Arthur shooting back that make-believe can be fun.

D.W. points out their TV doesn't even look real, and that the video camera isn't even turned on.

Arthur: That's Dad's old camera! It doesn't work! Arthur warned D.W. not to mess with Dad's video camera at the beginning of #11102 - "D.W.'s Baby". Guess she didn't listen and it ended up broken. Typical! :D

He says that you can use your imagination to see the music videos.

D.W.: If this is a trick, I'm telling.
Arthur: No trick! Here they come! Our big music videos!

* * * Arthur's Almost Live Not Real Music Festival
* * * Written by: Joe Fallon, Ken Scarborough Storyboard by: Robert Yap


Having fun isn't hard when you've got a library card!
Having fun isn't hard when you've got a library card!
Ms. Turner appears, and opens the front door for the gang that's amassed. A lot of people are in attendance, even D.W. and Emily. Ms. (Paige) Turner says the following as she lets the eager children in:

Come on inside, we've got everything you need
There's plenty to do or you can just sit and read!
Muffy, at a desk with a book:

This book explains how to make paper planes
Arthur, pointing to a display:
This contour map can show you mountain range terrains

Brain: Fly to the moon, explore the ocean floor
Buster: Find out which one's the tiller and which one is the oar
Fern pulls a book from the shelves.
Here's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "Half Magic", Tibbles, flying through the air:
"Hop on Pop", "The Fox in Socks"
George, with a crowd around him:

...and books on doing card tricks!

Having fun isn't hard when you've got a library card! (Ms. Turner: That's right!)
Having fun isn't hard when you've got a library card!
Francine appears, and shakes several sports items out of a book:

Books on baseball, hockey, and soccer
Ratburn appears, holding up a door knocker in his likeness:

And even how to build yourself a cool doorknocker Arthur's standing in the middle of an aisle of the library. Brain's at a nearby bookshelf, looking at book:
I could stay in this place for hours and hours Binky, flashing a book with a flower on the front:

Binky: I like books with pictures of lots of pretty flowers!

Binky: ...being crushed by a giant pterodactyl!

Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, and Ray Bradbury
You can take 'em home so you don't have to read 'em in a hurry

- Chorus -
Having Fun!


Brain is at the library. He pulls a book from the shelf. It's "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde."
One day I went to the library
I found this book --- it was great!
We see him leaving the library, and the scene switches to him in bed at home, reading in bed.
It was so cool I couldn't put it down
Even when it got pretty late.

That night I had a scary dream
I mixed my own secret potion
Added dirt, a bit of sludge,
some eyes of flies
And a tiny dab of suntan lotion

I started shaking!
My legs were quaking!
My stomach aching!
My brain was breaking!

Jekyll-Brain is at a restaurant, eating a sandwich of spaghetti and eyeballs:

Started turning green,
Feeling mean,
It was like in that story.
I was acting strange,
Quite deranged,
It was pure allegory.

At this point, the classical-type music resumes, and the scene switches to (normal-looking) Brain sitting in a chair, at a dictionary, with a white curtain behind him. He provides us with a definition of allegory:

ALLEGORY: A story where characters stand for abstract ideas. For example: Good and Evil.
I'll never forget what allegory means again.

Cause I was:
Jekyll, Jekyll, Hyde
Jekyll Hyde, Hyde Jekyll
Jekyll, Jekyll, Hyde
Jekyll, Hyde!
The music switches to classical again. We see Brain waking up, the book upside-down and open on his stomach. He gets up, puts the book under his bed, and begins to walk away...

When I awoke I was me again
I hid the book out of sight
The temptation proves to be too much:

It was so cool I couldn't keep away
So I took it out again that night.

And then I dreamed we had this test in school
I gotta say it was weird.
Indeed, the test is weird. Everyone's holding red and white flags, and Buster, of all people (animals? animal-people? anthromorphic animal people? furries?) is taking part in the extra credit project.

We had to give the answers in semaphore
And for extra credit grow a beard.
I couldn't take it
Just couldn't take it
In one swift motion
I grabbed my potion
I said Mister Hyde
Has arrived
Tossed my flags on the floor
Made a major speech,
Told the teach
This is all a big bore!

Ran down all the halls
Wrote on walls
Even stole second base.
I was super bad,
Sure was glad
I wasn't wearing my face.
In the next part, Brain grabs his potion. He climbs up on Ratburn's desk.
- Chorus -
This was too much I simply had to stop
I threw that potion away (potion away)
But it didn't matter if I drank the stuff,
I just kept on changing anyway! (changing anyway)
Now I was:

- Chorus -

Just when it seemed there was no way out
I saw the book was overdue!
The scene switches to the library. We see Mrs.
Turner and the book on the desk. Brain's about to
return the book, but lightning strikes...
The book lady said, "Are you returning?"
I thought and I said "No! Renew!!!!!!"
The song opens with Dad attempting to balance a huge load of trays. D.W. tries to help him to gain his balance, but ends up sending a plate of spaghetti & meatballs flying--- to land on Arthur's head.

In the first part of the song, we see Arthur's Dad, trying to cook in a number of ways. He grills, bakes, stirs, etc. We also see Arthur sitting at a table with a strange sandwich, and the ubiquitous glass of milk.
My Dad's a chef,
You think that's great?
Just try and guess
What's on your plate!

He mixes things,
And then he bakes,
Why can't he stick
To chocolate cakes?

I want some ice cream,
Chocolate would be good.
Ice cream that tastes... just like it should

Not broccoli, turkey or a lima bean
It's got to taste like ice cream!

You have to try
My latest treat!
A jellied fish
Inside a beet!

Why should we eat
The same old meals?
Wait till you taste
My garlic eels!

There are so many things to make!
A custard soup, a liver cake
A curry pie, with prunes and squash!
How 'bout Leftovers Goulash?

Nothing brown,
And nothing soupy
Nothing slipp'ry
And nothing gloopy!

Nothing mashed
And nothing steamed
And nothing runny, with eyes or feet or
that smells or wiggles when you touch
it or with crusts!
And nothing creamed!

This smells like fish!
I can't stand fish!
I can't believe this cookie smells like fish!
Like chocolate fish!
Why would anybody eat a cookie fish?

The are so many things to make! (It tastes like fish! I want some ice cream!)
A custard soup, a liver cake (I can't stand fish! I want some ice cream!)
A curry pie, with prunes and squash!
How 'bout Leftovers Goulash?

Take a pot
And add a lot
Of codfish mash
and kidney hash
Let's add some snails
and catfish tails
Some brains and feet
Can't wait to eat!

A sloppy scoop
Of runny gloop
A squid on toast
A rhubarb roast

Some tofu stew
With extra goo
Leftover squash
It's called goulash!

We're not hungry anymore!
Ratburn: Class, you really worked hard today.
He's passing out tests, and then he goes to his desk.

Buster: You can say that again!
Ratburn: Okay.
Class, you really worked hard today.
Ratburn opens a briefcase. Arthur & Buster look excited. They quickly deflate as he begins passing back math quizzes. Buster is very dejected, his ears are drooping. Everyone is aghast.

Now that the school day is through
I've got something special for you
Everyone's just sort of wide-eyed as he unfolds
what their 'prize' is.

Buster: I hope it's ice cream!
Ratburn: Just a little homework tonight,
Just a little homework tonight...

Read 19 chapters of history.
List 63 adverbs alphabetically--- neatness counts!
Chart the journey that Balboa took
Do the first thousand problems in your new math

- Chorus -
(First line interrupted by Buster's "That's a lot of homework!")

Mr. Ratburn: Buster, pay attention.
Buster: Why-i-i-i-...
Buster breaks down at the next line.

Ratburn: There's a quiz tomorrow!
Buster: I think I'm going to die-i-i-i....

Just a little homework tonight...
Just a little homework tonight...
Just a little homework tonight...

- Chorus -

Mr. Haney: Confidentially, I'm reading, "Go, Dog, Go."
There's "The Giving Tree" and "Jumanji" and "Where the Wild Things Are"
Yeah, like you'd ever see Buster reading any of those...

Now we see D.W., then are taken to a shot of Arthur squashed into a large jar.

D.W.: ...And a book on why you shouldn't
Keep your brother in a jar!
Arthur: Hey, let me out!

Arthur: .And all you need's this little card to borrow 'em for free!
- Chorus -
D.W. does cartwheels. She then makes a statement which is right on.

There's storytime and lessons on how to use computers
But there can't be any classes on how to make me cuter...
Puppet shows and movies, the cool things never end...
Mrs. Turner provides some advice.
And don't forget the Dewey Decimal System is your friend!
(Who's Dewey?)
And don't forget the Dewey Decimal System is your friend!
(Who's Dewey?)

One, two, three, four...
- Chorus - (x 2)
(interrupted twice by "Who's Dewey?")
D.W.: Who is Dewey?!!!!!!