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Arthur; Francine’s Split Decision; Muffy Goes Metropolitan


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Francine’s Split Decision; Muffy Goes Metropolitan
Program Number

702; 96B; 97A

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

"Francine's Split Decision" Lakewood Elementary is sure to win the big bowling tournament on Saturday, with Francine leading the team. So what if Francine's cousin is having his Bar Mitzvah at exactly that same time? The amazing Francine can be in both places -- or at least seem to be -- and no one will be the wiser. Or so she thinks...

"Muffy Goes Metropolitan" Muffy happily accepts Sue Ellen's invitation to spend the weekend in the bustling metropolis, Crown City. At last! Her big chance to revel in an unending parade of glamorous fashions, high culture, and fine cuisine! But can Muffy accept city realities that are quite different ... yet perhaps more interesting ... than her fantasies?



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Social Issues
CINAR (Series Producer)
Greenwald, Carol (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Arthur; Francine’s Split Decision; Muffy Goes Metropolitan,” 08/26/2002, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 24, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_317AB37508A447EE8877D2F0F524ACDC.
MLA: “Arthur; Francine’s Split Decision; Muffy Goes Metropolitan.” 08/26/2002. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 24, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_317AB37508A447EE8877D2F0F524ACDC>.
APA: Arthur; Francine’s Split Decision; Muffy Goes Metropolitan. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_317AB37508A447EE8877D2F0F524ACDC
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