WGBH Openvault

Arthur; Fifteen, Parts I and II

WGBH Master Fifteen, Parts I & II – 15th anniversary show!, 181A, 181B

License Clip

More material is available from this program at the WGBH Archive. If you are a researcher interested in accessing the collection at WGBH, please email archive_requests@wgbh.org.

Undigitized item: Request Digitization

Untranscribed item: Request Transcription

Fifteen, Parts I and II
Program Number

1501; 181A, 181B

Series Description

Each of the Arthur episodes consists of two independent stories that focus on themes and events central to children's lives. Whether it's facing down a bully, worrying about a new teacher, or being the very last person on earth to lose his baby teeth, Arthur and his friends manage to solve their third-grade dilemmas with imagination, kindness and a lot of humor. "What children love about Arthur is that he feels real to them," says Carol Greenwald, WGBH executive producer. "The emotions he experiences are universal. When Arthur triumphs over something, kids think they can, too. "The series will build on that sense of empowerment by showing how Arthur and his friends use effective, age-appropriate, problem-solving skills. Bringing a book-based series like Arthur to public television will also promote reading and writing skills. Series release date: 10/1996

Program Description

See individual titles for additional assets.

Fifteen, Parts I & II – 15th anniversary show!, 181A, 181B How much can Arthur and his friends do in 15 minutes? Arthur tries to race home to find his report and get back to school before class starts. George gets his shot to win big bucks for his school on the radio show “15 minutes of Fame.” Kate and Pal try to defeat the “Red Claw” and their mission of getting kids to play with cats by eliminating all imaginary friends. Can they all accomplish these missions impossible before the clock counts all the way down? Only time will tell!

Educational objective: Arthur and his friends learn how much (or how little) can be accomplished within a span of 15-minutes. They also each count on their friends’ help in difficult situations.



Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type


Social Issues
Greenwald, Carol (Series Producer)
CINAR (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Arthur; Fifteen, Parts I and II,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 24, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_13BB957F266C4CC187A7E0A70ECB50FA.
MLA: “Arthur; Fifteen, Parts I and II.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 24, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_13BB957F266C4CC187A7E0A70ECB50FA>.
APA: Arthur; Fifteen, Parts I and II. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_13BB957F266C4CC187A7E0A70ECB50FA
If you have more information about this item, we want to know! Please contact us, including the URL.