Arthur (1996– )

The Contest/Prove It 

Arthur and his friends enter a television contest./D.W. tries to prove she is smarter than Arthur.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Yarmush Michael Yarmush ... Arthur Timothy Read (voice)
Oliver Grainger Oliver Grainger ... Dora Winifred Read (voice)
Bruce Dinsmore ... David Read / Binky Barnes (voice)
Sonja Ball Sonja Ball ... Jane Read (voice)
Daniel Brochu Daniel Brochu ... Buster Baxter (voice) (as Danny Brochu)
Jodie Resther ... Francine Alice Frensky (voice)
Melissa Altro Melissa Altro ... Mary Alice Crosswire (voice)
Luke Reid Brandon Luke Reid Brandon ... Alan Powers (voice) (as Luke Reid)
Arthur Holden Arthur Holden ... Emil Nigel Ratburn III (voice)
Tamar Kozlov Tamar Kozlov ... Prunella Deegan (voice) (as Tammy Kozlov)
Patricia Rodriguez Patricia Rodriguez ... Sue Ellen Armstrong (voice)
Walter Massey Walter Massey ... Principal Herbert Haney (voice)
Joanna Noyes ... Grandma Thora Read (voice)
A.J. Henderson A.J. Henderson ... Grandpa Dave / Ed Crosswire (voice)
Bronwen Mantel Bronwen Mantel ... Mrs. Sarah MacGrady (voice)


Arthur and his friends enter a television contest./D.W. tries to prove she is smarter than Arthur.

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27 September 1999 (USA) See more »

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The idea for "The Contest" was submitted by a real-life viewer of the show named Holly Holland. She is mentioned by name at the end of the episode as the winner of the in-universe contest (for submitting a story idea to a TV show, in-universe) that the characters try to enter. The other five stories that Arthur and his friends come up with were also ideas sent in by other children viewers of the show. The characters point this out in a segment after the episode that breaks the fourth wall. See more »


Brain: But kids believe anything they see on TV! If they do that instead of figuring their own ways to solve their problems, they'll send evil robots after everyone!
Francine: That's ridiculous. What kind of kid has an evil robot at home?
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Spoofs Dexter's Laboratory (1996) See more »

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