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Arthur; I Owe you One; Ungifted


DBeta, green label broadcast master, mixed tracks. “I Owe you One” and “Ungifted”

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I Owe you One; Ungifted
Program Number

1204; 1207; 149A; 149B

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

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I Owe You One: Buster's always asking Arthur for favors. One day he worries at the thought of having to repay them all at once, so Buster goes on a favor-repaying frenzy, helping everyone whom Arthur owes a favor to in hopes of getting himself out of this "favor debt." But is Buster forgetting the real meaning of friendship? Educational Objective: Buster learns what it means to help a friend out, without expecting something back in return. He also learns about the concept of debt in financial management.

“Ungifted” Arthur and Buster's friendship is put to the test when Arthur gives away a present that Buster had given him for his birthday. Now Buster wants the miniature hand-made model of a farm thresher back. Can Arthur track it down to make amends? Educational Objective: Buster teaches Arthur a lesson about gift-giving.



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CINAR (Series Producer)
Greenwald, Carol (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Arthur; I Owe you One; Ungifted,” 02/25/2010, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 20, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F6F3EA95097E4DA09AD2DE189376CFDB.
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