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Arthur and the Haunted Tree House

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While trick-or-treating, Francine meets an old woman with a very mysterious past, while Binky finds himself at Mr. Ratburn’s amazing haunted house (that’s scarier than math class!). Muffy and Bailey decide to cut through a dark, rainy cemetery. And as for Arthur, Buster, and Ladonna? Their tree house sleepover seems to be haunted... but by what?

Aired: 10/23/17

Expired: 11/03/23

Rating: TV-Y

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♪ Every day when you're walking down the street ♪ ♪ Everybody that you meet has an original point of view ♪ (laughing) ♪ And I say hey ♪ Hey!

♪ What a wonderful kind of day ♪ ♪ If we could learn to work and play ♪ ♪ And get along with each other ♪ ♪ You got to listen to your heart, listen to the beat ♪ ♪ Listen to the rhythm, the rhythm of the street ♪ ♪ Open up your eyes, open up your ears ♪ ♪ Get together and make things better ♪ ♪ By working together ♪ ♪ It's a simple message, and it comes from the heart ♪ ♪ Believe in yourself, for that's the place to start ♪ ♪ And I say hey ♪ Hey!

♪ What a wonderful kind of day ♪ ♪ If we could learn to work and play ♪ ♪ And get along with each other ♪ Hey!

♪ What a wonderful kind of day ♪ Hey!

Whoa... (crash) (kids chatting excitedly) (wind blowing) LADONNA: And they never found Doc.

Some say he's still out there.

Hiding in the swamps, living off frogs and leeches, his skin shriveled and yellow with an evil smile plastered on his face.

(both scream) (laughing) Can we turn the lantern back on now?

Aw, come on, it wasn't that scary.

Wait, you don't really have a cousin named Doc, do you?

Sure, I do!

But he lives in Miami, not a swamp.

He's a nutritionist.

Um... What are you supposed to be again?

Candy Boy get angry when he no get candy!

(growls) But don't worry.

Candy Boy is very happy this year.

He beat last Halloween's candy quota.

(wind whistles) Shhh!

Did you hear something?

LADONNA: Uh-oh, maybe it was angry villagers, Frankenstein.

(laughing) I'm not Franken-stein, I'm Franken-tist.

That's a combination of Frankenstein and a dentist.

(eerie whistling) There it is again!

That's just the wind.

You sure are jumpy.

You didn't mix the sour-gummied worms with the peanut clusters, did you?

That always makes me jumpy.

So, what's up?

You wouldn't believe me if I told you.

Yes, I would.

If it were me, I might not believe me.

It's this tree house.

It's...

It's haunted.

(laughing) What?

Come on, this old thing?

I'm serious.

There's a ghost here.

She's angry.

And I think she's coming for us.

Arthur and the Haunted Tree House: Part One.

(owl hooting) LADONNA: Wait, back up.

What do you mean, there's a ghost here?

Did you really see it?

What did it look like?

Aw, man, you're so lucky!

I want to see a ghost.

No, you don't.

Anyway, I'm not sure I want to talk about it.

Oh, come on!

You can't just say you've seen a ghost and then not tell us about it.

(sighs) Okay.

I guess it all started about a week ago.

I had just told Mom I wanted to have a Halloween sleepover in the tree house.

I don't know, Arthur.

I'm not sure it's safe to sleep up there.

What if someone rolls over and... We're going to put a crate up there to block the opening.

Okay, but how are you going to get your sleeping bags and stuff up there?

Already thought of that, too.

We hooked up a pulley.

It's really cool.

You could come out and see it later.

Did I hear someone say sleeping bags?

Are we going camping?

No, sweetie.

Arthur just wants to have a Halloween party at the tree house.

I want to come, too!

You can't, D.W.

It'd be too scary for you.

Here, looking for the cereal?

The only thing that scares me are octopodees, and they're only at the beach, so... (screams) (laughing) I rest my case.

That was a dirty rotten trick!

I was just trying to prepare her for Halloween.

Can I have the sleepover?

Well, I have to check with your father, but I guess it's okay.

I wasn't really scared by that cereal snake.

I was just acting.

You'll have a much better time at home anyway.

Your father and I are going out that night, but Grandma will be here.

Why don't you invite Bud over?

But I'm ten times braver than you.

Sure you are.

Let's just see who's braver, Arthur Read.

ARTHUR: The next day after school, I went up to the attic to get some scary decorations for the tree house.

(switch clicking) That's the first time I saw it.

ARTHUR: Ugh!

Where on earth did this come from?

"Zelda."

I thought that maybe the doll had belonged to Mom or Dad, or maybe even Grandma Thora.

It's really old and spooky.

If it's okay, I'd love to use it for my sleepover.

But it was just here a minute ago.

Maybe Pal ran off with it.

It'll turn up.

The next day, after school, I took the decorations over to the tree house.

VOICE: Arrrr-thurrrrr... Who's there?

(wind whistling) Just the wind.

(gasps) It said, "This is MY tree house."

Right there.

Written in chalk.

(gasps) I wiped it away.

Maybe it was just D.W., playing a trick on you.

She's not allowed to come up here alone.

And anyway, she can't write.

Well, neither can dolls.

Unless, of course, that doll isn't really a doll.

Oh, phony baloney.

You guys are jumping to conclusions.

Wait, it gets worse.

After I finished decorating, I didn't come back until earlier today.

I wanted to drop off some stuff before getting into costume and trick-or-treating.

I also thought someone might be playing a trick on me, but I wasn't going to let it ruin my sleepover.

If you're trying to scare me, it's not going to work, so you can just give up now.

(screams) She was sitting right there!

You're making this up.

I'm not.

What did you do?

I dug a hole and buried her over by that rock.

But what if she comes back?

Guys, relax.

I'm sure there's a rational explanation.

That's true.

Maybe Zelda's an alien.

That's a rational explanation?

Well, whatever it is, I'm starting to think that this sleepover was a really bad idea.

(knocking) (all gasp) VOICE: Ar...thur.

(screaming) Ha!

I knew this prom dress costume was scary.

It's just you.

Who were you expecting?

Muffy's not here yet?

She's going to be so angry at me.

I was supposed to meet her at her place and then we were going to trick-or-treat at the fancy houses.

But I got stuck at this one apartment in our building.

It was actually kind of freaky.

Was there a doll there?

With a big head and one eye?

It was even scarier than that.

FRANCINE: Every year, the tenants in our building put up a list of apartments you can trick-or-treat at.

I know them all by heart.

There's Mrs. Parizeau.

She always gives fruit.

Trick or treat!

There you go.

Prunes, sweetheart.

That's nature's candy.

Uh, thanks.

FRANCINE: There's Mr. Bellamy.

He always does the old hand-in-a-bowl-of-candy trick.

It's a live hand in a bowl of candy!

FRANCINE: And then Mr. Bellamy forgets that his hand is in the bowl.

Oh, you dropped some!

Oh... (sighs) Then there are the Lancasters.

They always try to guess your costume, and fail.

You're a fairy godmother.

Uh, a fancy... lampshade.

Uh, Queen Isabella of Spain.

The feudal system.

I'm a prom queen.

I only had one more apartment to hit.

Someone I had never met before.

Oh, is it Halloween already?

I completely forgot.

Come in, come in!

Excuse the mess.

I was just going through some old photos.

I have candy here somewhere.

What is that?

That, my dear, is a golem.

What's a golem?

A monster made from clay and then brought to life by a magic spell.

(laughing) Oh?

You don't believe me?

I took that picture myself.

But even without a photo, I would never forget the face of that hideous creature.

I'd tell you the story, but I shouldn't be frightening children like this.

I was a little girl, just about your age.

We lived in a small town called Mindelplatz, not far from Prague.

(trolley bell dinging) There was a young man in the town who was a great violinist.

(playing fast notes) His music was so beautiful!

It was said it could make dead plants grow.

(applause) Then one day, the violinist was in a terrible accident.

(trolley bell dinging) He was hit by a trolley car, and all his fingers were broken.

They eventually healed, but he was no longer able to play the violin.

People rarely saw the violinist after that.

He stayed in his room, reading ancient books about magic.

(cat meowing) (purrs and meows) (camera clicks) He grew bitter, angry at the world.

In one of his books, he learned how to make the golem.

(clay squishes) And he brought him to life.

But the golem turned against him.

He couldn't control the creature.

(camera clicks) No one could.

(crowd screaming) (barrels crash) (screams) Oh!

(camera clicks) FRANCINE: Wow!

That's some story!

How'd you escape?

Who's to say I did?

Anyway, look what I found for you.

It's marzipan, a delicious almond paste.

Happy Halloween, my dear.

Right after I left the apartment, I noticed that somehow, one of the woman's photographs had fallen into my Halloween bag.

So I went to return it.

(knocking) But this time, a man answered the door.

You must be Mr. Saperstein.

Somehow, this fell in my bag.

That's my little sister.

She disappeared when we were children.

(gasps) (Ladonna, Arthur, and Buster gasp) LADONNA: So... That was her ghost?

I don't know.

Why does everyone get to see a ghost except for me?

No offense, but I think her story was scarier than both of yours.

It's not a competition.

Can I borrow your phone?

I have to call Muffy.

She'd already left by the time I got to her house.

(phone ringing) I waited for 45 minutes!

I'm sorry, I'm sorry.

I got held up at my building.

Well, where are you now?

The tree house.

Are you coming?

I'll be there in a little bit.

I still have to hit the MacNeil Mansion.

Well, hurry up.

I can't wait to tell you what happened to me.

You're never going to believe... (dial tone, then a beep) Hello?

Francine, are you there?

(phone beeps) Oh!

I'm out of juice.

Bailey, can I borrow your phone?

Alas, I didn't bring mine, Miss Muffy.

It didn't feel appropriate that the Mad Hatter would be carrying one.

(loud pop) Oh, dear.

What happened?

We seem to have blown a tire.

MUFFY: Can you fix it?

Do you have any chewing gum?

Chewing gum?

Really, Bailey, you know me better than that.

Mmm, I didn't think so.

Then I'm afraid we're in a bit of a pickle.

Well, we have to do something.

The MacNeils give out chocolate truffles and pralines.

It's the best house on my list.

Might I suggest walking, Miss Muffy?

Oh, I was afraid you were going to say that.

These shoes are very pinchy.

(sighs) Well, if we're going to walk, we might as well take the shortcut.

You mean... through the cemetery?

(gate creaks open) Don't tell me you're afraid.

Bailey Carson Belvedere III, afraid?

I think not.

Then we'll be there in a jiffy.

(raccoon chitters) (Bailey screams) MUFFY: And when we get to the MacNeils', we'll call a taxi.

(bird cries) BAILEY: Egads!

What was that?

(sighs) Probably another raccoon.

You know, it's fine if you're scared.

(clears his throat) Yes, well, thank you for your concern, Miss Muffy, but, as I said, I'm absolutely... (owl shrieks) Gadzooks!

That looked like a flying badger.

(hooting) It's just an owl, Bailey.

Well, owls are very dangerous.

If you're a small rodent.

(sighs) Perhaps I am a little edgy.

But why aren't you, Miss Muffy?

Last Halloween, before Francine and I went trick-or-treating, we dared each other to run through the cemetery.

(gate creaks open) (wind blowing) You sure you want to do this?

Crosswires never back down from a dare.

Well, neither do Frenskys.

(owl hooting) MUFFY: We were both terrified.

But we made it all the way and, well, it was super exciting!

(panting and laughing) Let's do it again!

After that, we did it four more times.

So now this place doesn't scare me anymore.

To tell you the truth, I actually miss being a little scared.

It made Halloween more fun.

(thunder) Oh, no!

This dress is going to get ruined!

Now, that's scary.

(thunder) (screams) I can barely see where I'm going!

We best take shelter, Miss Muffy.

(thunder) (cat moaning and hissing) My sentiments exactly.

This evening is ruined.

I beg your pardon, Miss Muffy, but...

I didn't say anything.

You didn't?

Then, who...?

(growls) (yowls) (Bailey and Muffy scream) (thunder) Do you think we should go to my house?

Even if there aren't any ghosts, this roof can leak.

No, we have to stay.

I mean, just for a little bit longer?

At least until the rain lets up.

(someone panting outside) Huh?

What's that?!

I bet it's the golem.

(panting) Hey.

Sorry I'm late.

(all sigh with relief) BUSTER: What a night!

What are you supposed to be?

I'm Puffy McPuffmeister.

He's a professional wrestler.

He pins people with his squishy body.

Have I had a strange night!

We were just talking about all the spooky things that have happened tonight.

Nothing spooky happened to me.

Except someone gave me some Brussels sprouts.

They're actually delicious.

(groaning) Well, my story is the spookiest.

It all started when I went over to toilet-paper Mr. Ratburn's house.

You're in so much trouble!

Are you nuts?!

I didn't actually do it.

In fact, I never even wanted to do it.

BINKY: But the Tough Customers always do a prank on Halloween.

It's a tradition.

And I drew the short straw.

I mean... Yippee!

BINKY: But when I got to his house, I knew I couldn't go through with it.

I was just about to turn around when... VOICE: Nevermore!

Was that you?

Never more what?

If you say "nevermore" one more time, I'm going to pluck your feathers.

(squawks) (door creaks open) (poof) If you solve the puzzles within, countless treasures you shall win.

But if you enter and you fail, eternal doom shall prevail.

So, mortal, do you dare to enter Mr. Ratburn's terrible lair?

(cackling evilly) (poof) BINKY: The doom part didn't sound so good.

But I did like the idea of "countless treasures."

It's worth a shot.

(door creaks shut) Nevermore!

(clock chimes) Um, Mr. Ratburn?

That clock is wrong.

It's only 8:15.

BINKY: The note said to turn the lantern on.

So, that's what I did.

All of a sudden, I noticed this puppet in the corner, and it opened one eye.

Did this puppet have a baby's head?

Was it called Zelda?

It was some old guy.

And I didn't ask him his name.

But that creepy eye...

It was... really, really creepy!

And then, I heard this beating sound.

Like a heart.

(thumping) It wouldn't stop.

And it kept getting louder, until finally... That's it-- you can keep the treasure!

I'm outta here!

It was the scariest room I'd ever been in.

Except maybe for math class.

Wait a minute.

That scene you just described.

That's from "The Tell-tale Heart."

The wha...?

You know, the short story by Edgar Allan Poe.

Binky, we've been studying them in class for the past two weeks.

Haven't you been paying attention?

Um... no comment.

I thought it might be fun to read one aloud tonight.

Hey, I bet the treasure was under a floorboard!

That's where the thump-thump was coming from in the story.

You mean I was standing on top of candy all that time?

LADONNA: Well, look at it this way.

At least nothing actually scary was going on.

Yeah, I guess you're right.

(screams) What is it?

I left my backpack with the toilet paper in it at Mr. Ratburn's house.

Now he'll know what I was planning!

He could give me detention for life.

I gotta get it back.

You know, this is a very weird Halloween.

I'll say.

FRANCINE: But you know something?

I'm not afraid.

Ghosts, schmosts.

Neither am I.

If we all stick together, we'll be just fine.

Let's get into our sleeping bags.

(distant voice giggling) Did you giggle?

I didn't giggle.

It wasn't me.

Maybe it was a frog.

Do frogs giggle?

(voice giggling) Okay, that wasn't a frog!

VOICE: This treehouse is mine!

(voice echoes) (kids scream) (thunder) BUSTER: I'm outta here!

(screaming) (screaming) (laughing) Ah, the looks on their faces.

(thunder) ARTHUR: And then we heard the voice!

BUSTER: It said, "This tree house is mine."

It was clear as day.

Are you sure it wasn't just the wind?

It was really howling a little while ago.

Uh-uh, it was Zelda.

I know it was.

Poor Arthur.

Afwaid of a wittle doll.

Was it shaking its scawy wattle?

(laughing) D.W., this is serious.

You would have been terrified out there.

Anyway, I guess we'll never know because you didn't invite me to your party.

You should be thanking me for not inviting you.

All right, all right, settle down, you two.

Why don't I make us all some nice hot cocoa?

Can I use your bathroom?

I got mud all over my prom dress.

I actually think it looks better now, but I borrowed it from Catherine.

Hey, where's Ladonna?

I thought she was right behind you.

You don't think that Zelda... (rapid knocking) (screaming) Quick, quick.

Close the door.

W-What happened?

I went back to get my backpack.

That's crazy.

I know, but I had some of my favorite books with me.

I wasn't about to let that doll get them.

Which... she almost did.

(gasps) No way!

When I went back to the tree house, I saw her sitting in the corner.

I snatched my bag and I ran towards your house.

Then I looked behind me, and she was limping after me.

Wow, she's got one eye and a limp?

Poor little doll.

(giggling) Oh, you wouldn't be laughing if you'd seen her.

Anyway, that's when I tripped in the mud.

Could I borrow a sweatshirt or something?

I'll find you one of Mom's.

You don't want to wear one of Arthur's smelly old things.

(thunder) D.W.: Was Arthur really, really scared?

LADONNA: Oh, yeah.

When he heard that voice, he turned white as a powdered doughnut.

That's because I do such a good ghost impression.

"This tree house is mine!"

(laughing) (Ladonna and D.W. laughing) I may only have one eye, but Zelda sees everything.

Keep it down.

Someone will hear you.

I think I've shown Arthur who the scaredy-cat is now.

D.W.: Thanks for the help.

I've saved the best part for last.

Arthur buried the doll after the last time he saw her, so...

I dug her up!

She looks even worse than before.

I know, pretty cool, huh?

I also brought back the other walkie-talkie.

What do you say we pull one last trick?

I just saw Zelda.

In the house?!

In your Mom and Dad's bedroom, with her friends.

She has friends?

We're under attack!

Her friends happen to be Ladonna, Bud, and D.W.

They've been pranking us.

But, that voice.

How did...?

I saw Bud with a walkie-talkie.

I bet they planted the other one in the tree house.

He sure does a good creepy-baby-ghost doll.

Of all the rotten tricks!

I bet this was all D.W.'s idea.

I'll show her who's...

Wait, I've got a better plan.

Maybe it's time they got a taste of their own medicine.

(yowling) (growling) (thunder) (meowing) Oh, it's just a cat.

It seems to have a collar.

It's probably lost.

Perhaps there's an address on its tag.

Careful, Bailey.

It looks very afraid.

Oh, not to worry, Miss Muffy.

I'm very good with cats.

Sometimes, I think they believe I'm one of them.

Here, little kitty.

BAILEY: Don't be afraid.

(cat growls) BAILEY: Oh!

(ripping) No.

Not the trousers!

I think that one believed you were its scratching post.

This really hasn't been my night.

Oh, poor Bailey.

Here, have some of my candy.

I'm sure the rain will let up soon.

(thunder) Miss Muffy, watch out!

That crazed panther is advancing.

You're a mean butler-scratcher.

(purring) Oh, stop it!

You're getting hair all over my costume.

(sighs) I give up.

I guess I'll just be Alice after she met the Cheshire Cat.

(purring) "My name is Inky Krueger.

I live at 1428 Elm Street."

That's not far from here.

But it's in the opposite direction of the MacNeil house.

It stopped raining!

MUFFY: Maybe she'll just find her own way home?

(owl hoots) BAILEY: Miss Muffy... Do you really want to just leave her here?

(Inky meows) Fine.

We'll drop her off, but let's hurry.

The MacNeils turn off the chocolate fountain promptly at 9:00.

Can I have your hat?

Are these decorations, or is this house always like this?

(gasps) Let's get out of here.

This place is weird.

Wait, come back!

Of course they're just decorations!

I don't actually live like this!

(door creaks open) (sighs) 8:15 and I've only had one trick-or-treater.

Hmm... Maybe I did go a bit too far this year.

Oh... oh, dear!

I'm caught!

(Mr. Ratburn struggling) (both scream) (sighs) Mm-hmm...

Okay, it's all set.

Did you put the doll someplace he'll see it?

It's right on top of his bed and I left the door open.

He can't miss it.

Wait for my signal, and then start moaning.

What kind of a moan should I do?

The "I got a stomach ache" moan?

Or the "I can't find my hat" moan?

Just do something spooky.

What are we watching?

The Curse of the Moomy.

ARTHUR: It's what those video games are based on.

I'm chilly.

Would you get me my blankie from upstairs?

I left it in your room.

Pretty, pretty please with sugar on top?

There's one right here.

What did I miss?

The moomy's about to scare that archaeologist.

This one is too itchy!

Look, I'll give you some of my Halloween candy if you just get me my blanket from upstairs.

How much candy?

I'll do it!

No, it has to be Arthur.

After all, you're a guest.

But I want 12 pieces.

And I get to choose which ones.

Ahhhh.... choo!

LADONNA: Oh, excuse me.

I think I'm allergic to black-and-white movies.

(moaning spookily) Shouldn't we have heard a scream by now?

Here you go.

Was everything all right up there?

ARTHUR: Uh-huh.

Are you sure?

These choco-clusters you got are delicious!

Here, Francine.

Buster, have some.

(sniffling) I need a tissue.

Be right back.

(giggling) Are you three up to something I should know about?

The gate appears to be locked.

They must have closed the cemetery while we were waiting out the rain.

What do we do?

BAILEY: It's not terribly high.

I'll just lift you over.

(Inky meows) Do you need any help?

In the Butler Academy I attended, we were trained for all sorts of... (groans) ...eventualities.

(groans) Oh no, your shoe!

(ripping) Your jacket!

Although I suppose it's impossible to prepare for a night like this.

Shall we... ...forge on, Miss Muffy?

I'll pick my shoe up in the morning.

If it hasn't been devoured by wild dogs.

(doorbell rings) (guests chatting) Now that's a great zombie costume.

WOMAN: Hmm, and what are you?

A magician?

Um... kind of.

(meows) Inky!

I could have sworn I left it there.

You didn't see a backpack around here, did you?

That's not very helpful.

Mr. Ratburn must have found it already.

I'm doomed.

I wonder what the punishment is for planning to toilet paper a teacher's house.

All right, now, who can solve this problem?

(muffled grunting) No, (grunting) is incorrect.

You get another F for class participation.

(moaning) (groans) This is the worst Halloween ever.

(poof) VOICE: Solve the puzzles in Ratburn's lair, and perhaps your punishment he will spare!

You don't know Mr. Ratburn.

I'm doomed!

(sighs) Know him well, I think I do... MR. RATBURN (over speaker): Do what I say and he will be merciful to you.

I'm not so sure.

MR. RATBURN: Oh, just come inside already!

(poof) I'm telling you, I put her right there, facing the door so he couldn't miss her.

LADONNA: See?

The other walkie-talkie is still there.

Do you think Arthur knows we're up to something?

Maybe it was my moan.

I should have done my "I don't want a bath" moan.

That one's the scariest.

Wait a second.

D.W.: They look like... little baby footprints.

Could they be Kate's?

Kate is downstairs with Grandma.

BUSTER: Hey, guys!

(all shout) What's going on?

You're missing the movie.

Just looking for tissues.

Thought I left my hat here.

Now, where did I put my candy?

I'll be right down.

Just going to the bathroom.

(chuckling) (phone beeps) That Mrs. Krueger is so nice.

She just lent me a charger for my phone.

And this is the most delightful punch I've ever had.

MUFFY: Ooh!

Chocolate-covered strawberries.

The goodies here are even better than the MacNeils'.

I never want to leave.

MRS. READ: Muffy!

Hi, Mr. and Mrs. Read.

What a great party.

I know, but what are you doing here?

Shouldn't you be at Arthur's sleepover in the tree house?

It's a long story, but I'm heading over there right after this.

We'll give you a lift.

We should be leaving soon anyway.

I love your costume, Mrs.... Saperstein, Ethel Saperstein.

And I love yours.

You can't go wrong with Alice in Wonderland.

What's he dressed as?

My husband?

He's a golem.

What's that?

Have a seat.

I'll tell you a little story.

We lived in a small town called Mindelplatz, not far from Prague... (clock chimes) I know, I know, turn the lantern on.

(thumping) Hmm, now, what did Buster say?

Oh yeah... under the floorboards.

MR. RATBURN (over speaker): Congratulations!

You have solved the first puzzle.

I was kinda hoping for some candy.

MR. RATBURN (over speaker): It's the collected works of Edgar Allan Poe, the annotated version.

A treat for the mind.

I prefer treats for the belly.

But this treat also contains clues for solving the other puzzles.

Proceed to the next room.

Well, nothing in here but a brick wall.

(scraping) (man's voice moaning) Yikes!

Mr. Ratburn has a really bad mouse problem.

VOICE: Alas, I am trapped in this wine cellar forever!

Just like poor Fortunato... in which classic Edgar Allan Poe story?

Uh... "The Gold Bug"?

"Eleonora"?

No... "The Pit and the Panda-loom."

And it's pronounced pendulum.

Have you read any of the stories I've assigned?

Is that you, Mr. Ratburn?

That toilet paper wasn't mine.

Okay, it was mine, but I wasn't going to toilet paper your house.

Okay, I was going to toilet paper your house, but I couldn't go through with it.

Don't give me detention for life!

(wall crashes) I didn't do that either.

"The Cask of Amontillado."

That's the name of the story on which this room is based.

Had you answered correctly, you would have won a licorice skeleton.

That looks really good.

Oh, you can have some anyway.

I bought tons of candy and you were my only trick-or-treater.

Oh, thanks!

Kids don't know what they've missed.

This place is really cool.

You really think so?

In fact, it kind of makes me want to read all these stories.

I almost forgot.

(Binky gasps) I really wasn't going to do it.

I believe you, Binky.

But if you must do a prank, try to find something a little safer for the environment.

Now, let me show you the rest of the house.

I'm particularly proud of my "Fall of the House of Usher" room.

That wasn't very scary.

Yeah, the only scary part was when the big spider ate the guy's hat.

I don't remember that.

(yawns) Oh wait, I think I dreamed that part.

(yawns) I think someone might be ready for bed.

Yeah, I should take you home, Bud.

You can return the sweatshirt tomorrow.

Sorry things didn't work out at the tree house.

I'm just glad that spooky doll didn't show up again.

Well, get home safe.

Don't forget your backpack.

D.W.: Okay.

And you promise you didn't see any little muddy footprints in my room, right?

(yawns) Good night, Grandma.

Good night, D.W. What about Zelda?

Where'd she go?

Mom'll be upset if she finds out she's missing.

We'll come back and look for her tomorrow.

I still don't understand how... (voice cackling) What's so funny?

I didn't laugh.

VOICE: I know what you did!

It's her-- it's Zelda!

She's come to life!

It was all D.W.'s idea, Zelda!

I think I know what's going on.

VOICE: You can't find me.

I'm everywhere!

(Buster and Francine laughing) VOICE: D.W.... Who's there?

VOICE: Come play with me, D.W.... Me?

Who's "me"?

VOICE: I don't want to play with Arthur...

I want to play with you!

VOICE: I've missed you, D.W.!

(screaming) (D.W. screaming) Yes!

D.W.: Mommy!

Arthur put a creepy doll in my bed and scared me really bad!

ARTHUR: She's the one who started it.

She ruined my whole sleepover.

Why weren't you at the tree house?

I just came from there.

Ladonna, Bud, and D.W. pranked us and made us think the tree house was haunted.

We just pranked 'em back.

How was your Halloween?

Well, I never got to the MacNeils', but I did wind up at this other house where they were having a party and had great treats!

Here, I took some pictures.

There's Bailey.

He started dancing and wouldn't stop.

I've never seen him have so much fun.

Those are some kooky guests I met.

There are the Reads.

Wait, wait.

That's the woman I was telling you about.

You mean, the one who... Oh, you know the Sapersteins?

They're a hoot.

She told me they play this great trick on kids every Halloween.

What trick?

First, she tells this story about some monster called a golem, and then they pretend she's his little sister who vanished.

It's really elaborate.

It sure is!

Who would ever fall for that?

Mom and Dad said I have to cut the Halloween sleepover short.

I kind of scared D.W. a little too much.

So... truce?

Good night, you two.

What is it, D.W.?

I'm still scared.

(sighs) That was a pretty complicated trick you played on me.

I'm still trying to figure out how you did all that.

It wasn't so hard.

After you scared me with that fake snake in the cereal box, I called Bud.

A fake snake in a cereal box?

Sure, I'll help you get him back.

D.W.: We paid Ladonna 13 cents, an old candy cane, and some monster stickers to help us.

But I think she really did it for kicks.

She was the one who had the idea to scare you with that beat-up old doll.

(gasping) D.W.: I knew you would want to decorate the tree house for your party, so we put Zelda near the Halloween stuff.

That was the whole plan, just to scare you in the attic.

But when I saw that you had taken Zelda with you, I decided we should keep going.

We put one walkie-talkie in the tree house and Bud had the other one.

BUD: Arrrr-thurrrrr.... Who's there?!

(stifling giggles) And then Ladonna wrote on the wall of the tree house in chalk, and then she put the doll...

Okay, okay, I know the rest.

Well, this is one Halloween I'm sure going to remember.

I would never let anything really scary happen to you.

I'd protect you.

You know that, right?

And I'd protect you, too.

(child laughs) D.W.!

(child laughs) (gasping) (laughing) (Arthur and D.W. scream) (laughing) BUSTER: To watch more Arthur and play games with all the Elwood City friends, visit pbskids.org.

You can find Arthur books and lots of other books, too, at your local library.

Captioned by Media Access Group at WGBH access.wgbh.org

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While trick-or-treating, Francine meets an elderly woman with a very mysterious past; Binky finds himself at Mr. Ratburn's amazing haunted house; and Arthur, Buster and Ladonna fear the tree... Read all While trick-or-treating, Francine meets an elderly woman with a very mysterious past; Binky finds himself at Mr. Ratburn's amazing haunted house; and Arthur, Buster and Ladonna fear the tree house may be haunted. While trick-or-treating, Francine meets an elderly woman with a very mysterious past; Binky finds himself at Mr. Ratburn's amazing haunted house; and Arthur, Buster and Ladonna fear the tree house may be haunted.

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" Arthur and the Haunted Tree House " is a one-hour TV special that premiered on October 23, 2017, on PBS. [1]

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It is Halloween. While various kids go trick-or-treating, Arthur and his friends are going to have a sleepover in the treehouse . Ladonna tells a spooky story to Arthur and Buster . Arthur is particularly jumpy because he believes that the treehouse is haunted.

Arthur's story

Arthur tells his friends how he talked his mother into allowing the sleepover. D.W. wanted to come too and Arthur pranked her with party snakes to prove that she was too scared. She told him that they would see who is braver.

Then Arthur went to get Halloween decorations from the attic and found a creepy looking doll . When he wanted to ask his dad whether he could use it for Halloween, it was suddenly gone. When Arthur went to the treehouse, a spooky voice called him and there was writing inside the house saying “This is MY treehouse.”

In the present, Ladonna suggests a prank by D.W., but D.W. does not know how to write. When Arthur returned to the treehouse on Halloween afternoon, the doll was suddenly sitting inside the house. He buried it by a rock outside.

Francine's story

Back in the present, Francine arrives. She was supposed to meet Muffy, but got held up at her apartment block . She tells the others about how she came to the Sapersteins' apartment. Inside there was a photo of a golem . Old Ethel Saperstein explained, that as a young girl she used to live in Mindelplatz near Prague. There was a talented violinist whose fingers were broken in a trolley accident. He turned bitter and created a golem which ran amok and was about to crush Mrs. Saperstein, who is ambiguous as to whether she managed to escape.

When Francine leaves the apartment, she notices that one of Mrs. Saperstein's photographs has fallen in her candy bucket. She wants to return it, but the door is opened by a man who says that he is Mrs. Saperstein's brother and that his sister disappeared as a child.

Francine tries to call Muffy , but the connection breaks because Muffy's battery is empty. Muffy and Bailey are on their way to a rich family when their tandem bicycle breaks down. Muffy suggests walking through the cemetery . Since Bailey is scared, she tells him how she and Francine dared each other to race across the cemetery the previous year. After doing it several times, they no longer feel afraid, which spoils a bit of the fun, according to Muffy. Heavy rain starts and they seek shelter under the tomb of Jacob Katzenellenbogen .

Binky's story

Binky joins the kids in the treehouse. He tells them how the Tough Customers wanted him to toilet-paper Mr. Ratburn ’s house . He did not have the courage to do it, but an animatronic raven told him there was a treasure inside the house. Binky went into a room with the puppet of an old man in it and a thumping sound. It scared him so much that he ran away.

The others point out that that room referred to ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’ by Edgar Allan Poe . Binky realizes that he left his backpack full of toilet paper at Mr. Ratburn's house. Afraid that he will get detention for life, he hurries back. The others assure themselves that they are not afraid but when they hear a mysterious voice saying “This treehouse is mine”, they run away screaming. Except for Ladonna, who laughs at the others.

Thora hands out towels to the drenched kids who tell of the spooky voice. D.W. and Bud , who is visiting, make fun of the big kids. While Francine goes to clean her dress, the others notice that Ladonna is missing. She comes a minute later and claims that she went back to get her backpack and the doll followed her. She goes upstairs with D.W. and Bud to put on a dry sweatshirt.

In the parents’ bedroom, Ladonna, D.W. and Bud talk of how they fooled the others using a walkie-talkie so Bud could provide the spooky voice. Ladonna has dug up the doll and wants to do one last prank. They do not notice that Francine overhears them.

Francine informs Arthur and Buster of the prank and they decide to get the others back.

Muffy and Bailey hear scary noises from the tomb, but it turns out to be a cat . It scratches Bailey's clothes, but immediately likes Muffy. Since the cat's address is on its collar, Muffy agrees to return it.

Mr. Ratburn is disappointed that his decorations have scared away trick-or-treaters. While trying to remove cobwebs, he accidentally scares away the Tibbles . He notices Binky's backpack and takes it inside.

The kids watch the ‘ Curse of the Moomies ’ movie. D.W. wants Arthur to get her blankie from upstairs where Ladonna has planted the doll. Since Arthur knows what is going on, he gets the blankie with no trouble, in exchange for some of D.W.’s candy. D.W. and Ladonna investigate what went wrong.

Muffy and Bailey want to take the cat to its owners, the Kruegers , but the cemetery gate has been locked during the rain. They climb over the fence which ruins Bailey’s costume even more.

The Kruegers are having a party and invite Muffy and Bailey inside.

With some difficulty, Mr. Ratburn, through his puppets, persuades Binky that if he comes inside again, Mr. Ratburn will be merciful.

D.W., Bud and Ladonna look for the doll in Arthur’s room, but it has gone. Instead, they find doll-sized footprints on the floor.

Muffy meets the Mr. and Mrs. Read at the Kruegers’ party and they offer her a lift. Muffy also meets the Sapersteins, who she does not know. Mr. Saperstein is dressed as a golem and Mrs. Saperstein begins to tell Muffy the story she told Francine earlier.

Binky comes to the ‘Tell-Tale Heart’-room again and finds a book by Poe under the floorboards. In the next room he is supposed to guess the story in which Fortunato is imprisoned behind a brick wall, but he just guesses from the book's table of contents. When he finally recognizes Mr. Ratburn's voice, he apologizes for the toilet paper and accidentally breaks down Mr. Ratburn's fake brick wall. Mr. Ratburn is mollified since Binky was his only trick-or-treater and he praises Mr. Ratburns house. Mr. Ratburn returns Binky's backpack and gives him a tour.

The movie ends and Thora takes D.W. to her room. D.W. insists on checking under the bed first.

When Ladonna and Bud are about to go home, they hear a spooky voice from Ladonna's backpack. Bud is scared, but Ladonna realizes that their friends have pranked them back. She smiles.

D.W. hears a spooky voice coming from the foot of the bed and finds the doll. Her parents are just returning home bringing Muffy with them, and D.W. and Arthur tell on each other.

Muffy shows Buster and Francine pictures from the Kruegers’ party. Francine recognizes the Sapersteins and realizes that she was pranked. Arthur tells them that he has to end the sleepover because D.W. is scared.

Arthur and D.W. make truce and go to bed. A while later, D.W. comes into Arthur's bed, because she is still scared. Arthur praises her prank and she explains how she asked for help from Bud and Ladonna to get revenge for the party snakes. Ladonna gave her the doll and she hid it near the Halloween decorations. That was supposed to be all, but then Arthur decided to take the doll to the treehouse and the pranksters decided to keep pranking. They put a walkie-talkie on top of the treehouse and Bud did the spooky voices.

Arthur and D.W. assure each other that they would never let anything really scary happen to the other. They are about to go to sleep when a strange giggling scares them. It turns out to be Thora who lets Kate giggle into the walkie-talkie.

  • Arthur Read
  • Buster Baxter
  • Ladonna Compson
  • Muffy Crosswire
  • Francine Frensky
  • Bud Compson
  • Binky Barnes
  • Grandma Thora
  • David Read (does not speak)
  • Ethel Saperstein
  • Nigel Ratburn
  • Mrs. Pariso
  • Mr. Bellamy
  • Mr. Lancaster
  • Mrs. Lancaster
  • Mr. Krueger
  • Mrs. Krueger
  • Mr. and Mrs. Krueger's daughter
  • Mr. Saperstein
  • Timmy Tibble
  • Tommy Tibble
  • Oliver Frensky
  • Laverne Frensky
  • 3rd Grade Male Rat
  • Molly MacDonald
  • James MacDonald
  • Francis Haney
  • Inky Krueger
  • 3rd Grade Female Aardvark
  • Beulah McInnerny
  • Mr. McInnerny
  • Maria Pappas
  • Marie-Hélène
  • Mrs. Higgenbottom
  • Mrs. Tibble
  • Catherine Frensky
  • Like the title card for “ D.W. and the Beastly Birthday ”, the title card combines different scenes from the special: the treehouse and the cat's eyes and owl from the cemetery.
  • The list of apartments Francine can trick-or-treat at in her building are as follows: 3, 15, 17, 28, 118, 121, 136, 142, 144, 221 ( Mr. Bellamy ), 224 ( Mrs. Pariso ), 227, 229 ( Mr. and Mrs. Lancaster ), 237 ( Mr. and Mrs. Saperstein ).
  • Francine and Muffy's taking a shortcut through the cemetery is a reference to the original Halloween-themed Arthur book, Arthur's Halloween .
  • The online game Arthur's Trick and Treats shows many costumes from this special.
  • 4th Wall Break: The end credits for the Curse of the Moomies film are all people who worked on this special.

Most costumes have appeared in previous or season 21 episodes, sometimes in fantasies or dreams. In order of appearance:

  • Mary : cheerleader
  • Otis : ghost
  • aardvark girl : cowgirl
  • blonde girl: valkyrie, seen in Camp Elysium video in “ The Last Day ”
  • Beulah McInnerny : Hula dress, seen in “ Little Miss Meanie ”
  • Maria Pappas : mime, seen in flashback in “ Maria Speaks ”
  • Timmy and Tommy Tibble : mimes, seen in “ The Pageant Pickle ”
  • Thora Read : wolf in grandmother's dress from Little Red Riding Hood
  • Ladonna Compson : spider
  • Arthur Read : Frankentist, seen in “ Hic or Treat ”
  • Buster Baxter : Candyboy, seen in “ Hic or Treat ”
  • Francine Frensky : prom queen, seen in “ Hic or Treat ”
  • James MacDonald : prince, seen in " The Princess Problem "
  • Mrs. Lancaster : angel or fairy
  • Mr. Lancaster : prisoner
  • Emily Leduc : tree, seen in “ All About D.W. ”
  • Muffy Crosswire : Alice from Alice in Wonderland
  • Bailey Belvedere : Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland
  • Francine (flashback): clown, seen in dream in “ Flippity Francine ”
  • Muffy (flashback): princess, seen in “ Fountain Abbey ”
  • Binky Barnes : Puffy McPuffmeister, a wrestler
  • Kate Read : Little Red Riding Hood
  • D.W. Read : nurse, seen in “ D.W.s Baby ” and “ One Ornery Critter ”
  • Bud Compson : prince, seen in “ The Princess Problem ”
  • Mrs. Krueger : medieval lady
  • Mr. Krueger : pirate, seen on TV in “ Binky’s ‘A’ Game ”
  • Cat lady: Catwoman, seen in fantasy in “ The Case of the Girl with the Long Face ”
  • Mrs. Read : witch, seen in “ Hic or Treat ”
  • Mr. Read : sandwich, seen in “ Hic or Treat ”
  • Mrs. Saperstein : Alice from Alice in Wonderland
  • Mr. Saperstein : golem
  • Mr. Haney : carnival mask, seen in " Muffy Misses Out "
  • Unknown: Puk-Puk , seen in “ Brain Freeze ”
  • Unknown: polar bear, used by Brain in “ Brain Freeze ”
  • Unknown: spacesuit, used by D.W. , Emily and Bud in fantasy in “ Some Assembly Required ”

Episode connections

  • Grandma Thora is dressed as the wolf from Little Red Riding Hood . She played that part in “ All About D.W. ” when she was rehearsing with D.W.
  • As in “ Based on a True Story ”, Ladonna makes up stories featuring relatives that actually exist, in this case Cousin Doc .
  • D.W.’s fear of octopuses is brought up again.
  • Francine’s line “I knew this prom dress costume was scary” refers to how back then the boys had not believed it would be.
  • Arthur's Frankentist coat has changed from green to white.
  • When Arthur goes up to the attic near the beginning of the episode, a copy of The Mysterious Hand can be found in the foreground. This was the primary book featured in " Arthur's Lost Library Book ."
  • This is Mrs. Pariso ’s second speaking role after her introduction in “ Francine Goes to War ”. In that episode, she responded to Francine's pranks by pranking her back. In this special, Francine is pranked by another elderly neighbor, Mrs. Saperstein.
  • Young Ethel takes pictures with a Brownie camera . Such a camera was part of the 1910 time capsule in “ Brain and the Time Capsule ”.
  • In Muffy's cemetery flashback, a gravestone can be seen with the writing "YOMAMA". This is a reference to D.W.'s humorously incorrect pronunciation of Yo-Yo Ma in the episode " My Music Rules ."
  • D.W. mentions her blankie that she lost in " D.W.'s Blankie ."
  • The fake spiders in Ladonna's backpack are similar to the ones used by Thora in “ That’s MY Grandma ”.
  • The monster sticker D.W. gave Ladonna shows the alien from “ Carried Away ”.
  • Like “ Lost! ”, this episode ends with D.W. coming into Arthur's bed because she is scared.

Cultural references

  • Ladonna references the angry mob scene from the 1931 Frankenstein movie .
  • The doll, Zelda , resembles Annabelle (doll) from The Conjuring franchise .
  • Mr. Lancaster mistakes Francine for Queen Isabella of Spain .
  • The Sapersteins' Room 237 is a reference to the movie The Shining . The number 237 was previously used in " Prunella and the Haunted Locker ".
  • The most famous golem was created by a rabbi in the city of Prague. Judging by their name and the menorah in their apartment, the Sapersteins are Jewish. It is also mentioned that Mrs. Saperstein used to live near Prague.
  • The price on Bailey's hat is 8 shillings and 11 pence. In John Tenniel's famous illustration, the Disney version and the Tim Burton version, it was 10 shillings sixpence.
  • Bailey's full name, Bailey Carson Belvedere, is revealed in this episode. He is possibly named for Arthur director Greg Bailey and the fictional butlers Charles Carson from Downton Abbey and Lynn Belvedere , who first appeared in a 1947 novel and then in several movies and a TV show .
  • A gravestone says “I told you I was sick”, another “I have nothing further to say”, and another “ Quoth the raven Nevermore ”.
  • Muffy and Bailey meet a cat at the grave of Jacob Katzenellenbogen . His name is German for “cat’s elbow”.
  • The Krueger family is a reference to the horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street , as their address is 1428 Elm Street and they share a name with Freddy Krueger, the main villain of the movie.
  • That cat burglar from a fantasy in “ The Case of the Girl with the Long Face ” has added a whip to her outfit and now looks like Catwoman .
  • The animatronic raven refers to the poem The Raven
  • The red puppet may refer to The Mask of the Red Death
  • The old man puppet refers to The Tell-Tale Heart
  • The casks of wine and the brick wall refer to The Cask of Amontillado
  • The Gold-Bug , Eleonora , The Pit and the Pendulum and The Fall of the House of Usher are also mentioned.
  • During U.S. airings on PBS, the opening title card is narrated by Ladonna, and she narrates, "Arthur and the Haunted Tree House, Part 1", but there is no Part 2 title card later on.
  • When Binky first enters Mr. Ratburn's house, he says it is 8:15. When Mr. Ratburn comes out after the thunderstorm, it is still 8:15. Of course, Binky's or Mr. Ratburn's watch could be wrong.
  • Additionally, when Mr. Ratburn comes out after the storm, in the shot where he checks his watch, the hairs on top of his head are missing, making him appear bald.
  • When Ladonna holds Zelda in the Reads’ bedroom, the right eye is missing instead of the left one.
  • The kids talk about "the other walkie-talkie", suggesting that there are only two. Yet, in the end there is one in Ladonna's backpack, one in D.W.’s bed, and one used by Buster respectively Arthur to do the voices.
  • When Ladonna is getting ready to leave Arthur's house, the pink sweater Ladonna is wearing briefly turns green.

Production notes

  • It is one of two hour-long specials produced as part of the Oasis Animation production deal (alongside Seasons 20 and 21); the first being D.W. and the Beastly Birthday .
  • This is the only special to not have Gerry Capelle as a storyboard artist.
  • This is the first hour-long Arthur special to not feature musical segments with original songs. Subsequent specials An Arthur Thanksgiving and Arthur's First Day also do not feature original songs.

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  • ↑ 1.0 1.1 Timcheck, Susan (September 28, 2017). Halloween Comes to PBS KIDS with New Programming, Games and Activities for the Entire Family . PBS. Archived from the original on November 10, 2020.
  • ↑ Robinson, Jennifer (October 23, 2017). Arthur And The Haunted Tree House . KPBS San Diego.
  • ↑ CBBC HD - Schedules, Friday 30 October 2020 . BBC. Archived from the original on November 10, 2020.
  • ↑ BBC iPlayer - Arthur - Series 21: 15. Arthur and the Haunted Tree House, Part 1 . BBC. Archived from the original on November 1, 2020.
  • ↑ CBBC HD - Schedules, Saturday 31 October 2020 . BBC. Archived from the original on November 10, 2020.
  • ↑ BBC iPlayer - Arthur - Series 21: 16. Arthur and the Haunted Tree House, Part 2 . BBC. Archived from the original on November 10, 2020.
  • ↑ Arthur and the Haunted Tree House . WTTW Chicago. Archived from the original on November 10, 2020.
  • ↑ Arthur and the Haunted Tree House . KUED.org. Archived from the original on November 10, 2020.

External links

  • Arthur and the Haunted Tree House . Apple TV. Archived from the original on November 10, 2020.
  • Transcript: Arthur and the Haunted Tree House -Part #1 . TVOKids. Archived from the original on November 13, 2020.
  • Transcript: Arthur and the Haunted Tree House -Part #2 . TVOKids. Archived from the original on November 13, 2020.
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Parents need to know that Arthur and the Haunted Tree House is a Halloween special from the TV series Arthur . The story poses Arthur and his friends with mysterious happenings on Halloween, which suggest the existence of ghosts, monsters, and other spooky spirits that play tricks like making a doll…

Educational Value

The show intends to entertain rather than to educate.

Positive Messages

Kids see that even when something seems inexplicable, it usually has a very logical explanation. Several characters conspire to trick and gently scare others, and it works, but everything is revealed in the end. In one case, the trick causes some hurt feelings and other consequences, and siblings must forgive each other to move on. Positive themes of friendship and family bonds that supersede everything else.

Positive Role Models

Arthur and DW must reconcile after tricking each other, and a sweet scene shows the siblings coming to a renewed understanding of how to treat each other. Adults are involved and aware of what's going on in kids' lives, and they help guide their behavior and learning process.

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The story follows three spooky encounters -- a mysterious presence in Arthur's tree house, a strange woman and her haunting tale, and a house with mysteries of its own. Nothing will be truly frightening to preschoolers, but there is some mild peril (and the suggestion that ghosts and monsters are real) amid the unexplained.

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Parents need to know that Arthur and the Haunted Tree House is a Halloween special from the TV series Arthur . The story poses Arthur and his friends with mysterious happenings on Halloween, which suggest the existence of ghosts, monsters, and other spooky spirits that play tricks like making a doll appear and disappear. A ghostly voice is heard on several occasions, and a woman tells a girl a story about encountering a monster when she was young. The scares are very mild, but the suspense is drawn out for nearly the length of the hour-long special before coming to a satisfying (and logical) conclusion that also includes some positive messages about resolving disagreements and forgiveness. However, kids sensitive to scares may get a bit spooked.

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What's the story.

In ARTHUR AND THE HAUNTED TREE HOUSE, a Halloween sleepover takes a mysterious turn when Arthur (voiced by Jacob Ursomarzo ), Buster ( Daniel Brochu ), and Ladonna ( Krystal Meadows ) believe their tree house is haunted by a doll that appears and disappears, and a disembodied voice. Meanwhile, Francine (Jodie Resther) meets a woman who spins a convincing tale of her encounter with a monster when she was a child, and Binky ( Bruce Dinsmore ) winds up inside Mr. Ratburn's (Arthur Holden) spooky haunted house. Will these mysteries be solved before Halloween is over?

Is It Any Good?

This seasonal special is a treat for Arthur fans, and its gentle scares and all-around happy ending make it a fun pick for the whole family. The suggestions of ghosts, spirits, and the supernatural might raise questions from kids, especially given that the show is longer than a regular episode of the show and draws out the suspense to close to the end. Rest assured that all is revealed and accounted for before bedtime, however.

Arthur and his family and friends continue to be crowd-pleasers because of the stories' relatable context, and Arthur and the Haunted Tree House is no exception. There are sibling spats (Arthur won't let his little sister partake in his sleepover), one character is especially self-absorbed, and the kids always discover that actions have consequences. Because the show follows three different stories simultaneously, it jumps around a lot and might be a challenge for little ones to follow, but this sweet Halloween tale is an otherwise frightfully fun addition to your holiday watch list.

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  • Premiere date : October 23, 2017
  • Cast : Jacob Ursomarzo , Daniel Brochu , Bruce Dinsmore
  • Network : PBS
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  • Topics : Book Characters , Brothers and Sisters , Holidays , Monsters, Ghosts, and Vampires
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" Arthur and the Haunted Tree House " is a one-hour TV special that premiered on October 23, 2017 on PBS. [2]

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  • 4.3 Episode connections
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Synopsis [ edit ]

"This Halloween is sure to be the spookiest ever for Arthur and his friends. While trick-or-treating, Francine meets an elderly woman with a very mysterious past, while Binky finds himself at Mr. Ratburn’s amazing haunted house (that’s scarier than math class!). And as for Arthur, Buster and Ladonna? Their tree house sleepover seems to be haunted...but by what?"

Plot [ edit ]

It is Halloween. While various kids go trick-or-treating, Arthur and his friends are going to have a sleepover in the treehouse. Ladonna tells a spooky story to Arthur and Buster. Arthur is particularly jumpy because he believes that the treehouse is haunted.

Arthur's story

Arthur tells his friends how he talked his mother into allowing the sleepover. D.W. wanted to come too and Arthur pranked her with party snakes to prove that she was too scared. She told him that they would see who is braver.

Then Arthur went to get Halloween decorations from the attic and found a creepy looking doll. When he wanted to ask his dad whether he could use it for Halloween, it was suddenly gone. When Arthur went to the treehouse, a spooky voice called him and there was writing inside the house saying “This is MY treehouse.”

In the present, Ladonna suggests a prank by D.W., but D.W. does not know how to write. When Arthur returned to the treehouse on Halloween afternoon, the doll was suddenly sitting inside the house. He buried it by a rock outside.

Francine's story

Back in the present, Francine arrives. She was supposed to meet Muffy, but got held up at her apartment block. She tells the others about how she came to the Sapersteins' apartment. Inside there was a photo of a golem. Old Ethel Saperstein explained, that as a young girl she used to live in Mindelplatz near Prague. There was a talented violinist whose fingers were broken in a trolley accident. He turned bitter and created a golem which ran amok and was about to crush Mrs. Saperstein, who is ambiguous as to whether she managed to escape.

When Francine leaves the apartment, she notices that one of Mrs. Saperstein's photographs has fallen in her candy bucket. She wants to return it, but the door is opened by a man who says that he is Mrs. Saperstein's brother and that his sister disappeared as a child.

Francine tries to call Muffy, but the connection breaks because Muffy's battery is empty. Muffy and Bailey are on their way to a rich family when their tandem bicycle breaks down. Muffy suggests walking through the cemetery. Since Bailey is scared, she tells him how she and Francine dared each other to race across the cemetery the previous year. After doing it several times, they no longer feel afraid, which spoils a bit of the fun, according to Muffy. Heavy rain starts and they seek shelter under the tomb of Jacob Katzenellenbogen.

Binky's story

Binky joins the kids in the treehouse. He tells them how the Tough Customers wanted him to toilet-paper Mr. Ratburn’s house. He did not have the courage to do it, but an animatronic raven told him there was a treasure inside the house. Binky went into a room with the puppet of an old man in it and a thumping sound. It scared him so much that he ran away.

The others point out that that room referred to ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’ by Edgar Allan Poe. Binky realizes that he left his backpack full of toilet paper at Mr. Ratburn's house. Afraid that he will get detention for life, he hurries back. The others assure themselves that they are not afraid but when they hear a mysterious voice saying “This treehouse is mine”, they run away screaming. Except for Ladonna, who laughs at the others.

Thora hands out towels to the drenched kids who tell of the spooky voice. D.W. and Bud, who is visiting, make fun of the big kids. While Francine goes to clean her dress, the others notice that Ladonna is missing. She comes a minute later and claims that she went back to get her backpack and the doll followed her. She goes upstairs with D.W. and Bud to put on a dry sweatshirt.

In the parents’ bedroom, Ladonna, D.W. and Bud talk of how they fooled the others using a walkie-talkie so Bud could provide the spooky voice. Ladonna has dug up the doll and wants to do one last prank. They do not notice that Francine overhears them.

Francine informs Arthur and Buster of the prank and they decide to get the others back.

Muffy and Bailey hear scary noises from the tomb, but it turns out to be a cat. It scratches Bailey's clothes, but immediately likes Muffy. Since the cat's address is on its collar, Muffy agrees to return it.

Mr. Ratburn is disappointed that his decorations have scared away trick-or-treaters. While trying to remove cobwebs, he accidentally scares away the Tibbles. He notices Binky's backpack and takes it inside.

The kids watch the ‘Curse of the Moomies’ movie. D.W. wants Arthur to get her blankie from upstairs where Ladonna has planted the doll. Since Arthur knows what is going on, he gets the blankie with no trouble, in exchange for some of D.W.’s candy. D.W. and Ladonna investigate what went wrong.

Muffy and Bailey want to take the cat to its owners, the Kruegers, but the cemetery gate has been locked during the rain. They climb over the fence which ruins Bailey’s costume even more.

The Kruegers are having a party and invite Muffy and Bailey inside.

With some difficulty, Mr. Ratburn, through his puppets, persuades Binky that if he comes inside again, Mr. Ratburn will be merciful.

D.W., Bud and Ladonna look for the doll in Arthur’s room, but it has gone. Instead, they find doll-sized footprints on the floor.

Muffy meets the Mr. and Mrs. Read at the Kruegers’ party and they offer her a lift. Muffy also meets the Sapersteins, who she does not know. Mr. Saperstein is dressed as a golem and Mrs. Saperstein begins to tell Muffy the story she told Francine earlier.

Binky comes to the ‘Tell-Tale Heart’-room again and finds a book by Poe under the floorboards. In the next room he is supposed to guess the story in which Fortunato is imprisoned behind a brick wall, but he just guesses from the book's table of contents. When he finally recognizes Mr. Ratburn's voice, he apologizes for the toilet paper and accidentally breaks down Mr. Ratburn's fake brick wall. Mr. Ratburn is mollified since Binky was his only trick-or-treater and he praises Mr. Ratburns house. Mr. Ratburn returns Binky's backpack and gives him a tour.

The movie ends and Thora takes D.W. to her room. D.W. insists on checking under the bed first.

When Ladonna and Bud are about to go home, they hear a spooky voice from Ladonna's backpack. Bud is scared, but Ladonna realizes that their friends have pranked them back. She smiles.

D.W. hears a spooky voice coming from the foot of the bed and finds the doll. Her parents are just returning home bringing Muffy with them, and D.W. and Arthur tell on each other.

Muffy shows Buster and Francine pictures from the Kruegers’ party. Francine recognizes the Sapersteins and realizes that she was pranked. Arthur tells them that he has to end the sleepover because D.W. is scared.

Arthur and D.W. make truce and go to bed. A while later, D.W. comes into Arthur's bed, because she is still scared. Arthur praises her prank and she explains how she asked for help from Bud and Ladonna to get revenge for the party snakes. Ladonna gave her the doll and she hid it near the Halloween decorations. That was supposed to be all, but then Arthur decided to take the doll to the treehouse and the pranksters decided to keep pranking. They put a walkie-talkie on top of the treehouse and Bud did the spooky voices.

Arthur and D.W. assure each other that they would never let anything really scary happen to the other. They are about to go to sleep when a strange giggling scares them. It turns out to be Thora who lets Kate giggle into the walkie-talkie.

Characters [ edit ]

Major [ edit ].

  • Arthur Read
  • Buster Baxter
  • Ladonna Compson
  • Muffy Crosswire
  • Francine Frensky
  • Bud Compson
  • Binky Barnes
  • Grandma Thora
  • Ethel Saperstein
  • Nigel Ratburn

Minor [ edit ]

  • Mrs. Pariso
  • Mr. Bellamy
  • Mr. Lancaster
  • Mrs. Lancaster
  • Mr. Krueger
  • Mrs. Krueger
  • Mr. and Mrs. Krueger's daughter
  • Mr. Saperstein

Cameo [ edit ]

  • Oliver Frensky
  • Laverne Frensky
  • 3rd Grade Male Rat
  • Inky Krueger
  • 3rd Grade Female Aardvark
  • Beulah McInnerny
  • Mr. McInnerny
  • Maria Pappas
  • Mrs. Tibble
  • Timmy Tibble
  • Tommy Tibble
  • Marie-Hélène
  • Mrs. Higgenbottom

Mentioned [ edit ]

  • Catherine Frensky

Trivia [ edit ]

  • This is the final episode of Arthur to air on CBBC .
  • Bailey 's full name is revealed to be Bailey Carson Belvedere III in this episode.
  • The list of apartments Francine can trick-or-treat at in her building are as follows: 3, 15, 17, 28, 118, 121, 136, 142, 144, 221 ( Mr. Bellamy ), 224 ( Mrs. Parizeau ), 227, 229 ( Mr. and Mrs. Lancaster ), 237 ( Mr. and Mrs. Saperstein )
  • Like the title card for “ D.W. and the Beastly Birthday ”, the title card combines different scenes from the special: the treehouse and the cat's eyes and owl from the cemetery.
  • Francine and Muffy's taking a shortcut through the cemetery is a reference to the original Halloween-themed Arthur book, Arthur's Halloween .
  • The online game Arthur's Trick and Treats shows many costumes from this special.
  • 4th Wall Break: The end credits for the Curse of the Moomies film are all people who worked on this special.
  • Moral: Dont try to ruin other people's party just because you weren't invited.
  • Karma: D.W. scared Arthur, so she got scared back.
  • D.W. mentions her blankie she lost from D.W.'s Blankie .
  • She also mentions her fear of octopuses.

Cultural references [ edit ]

  • Room 237 is a reference to the movie The Shining .
  • The Krueger family is a reference to the horror franchise A Nightmare on Elm Street , as their address is 1428 Elm Street.
  • Mr. Ratburn's haunted house references Edgar Allan Poe's stories.
  • The doll, Zelda, resembles Annabelle from The Conjuring  franchise.
  • The most famous golem was created by a rabbi in the city of Prague. Judging by their name and the menorah in their apartment, the Sapersteins are Jewish. It is also mentioned that Mrs. Saperstein used to live near Prague.
  • The price on Bailey's hat is 8 shillings and 11 pence. In John Tenniel's famous illustration, the Disney version and the Tim Burton version, it was 10 shillings sixpence.
  • A gravestone says “I told you I was sick”, another “I have nothing further to say”, and another “ Quoth the raven Nevermore ”.
  • Muffy and Bailey meet a cat at the grave of Jacob Katzenellenbogen . His name is German for “cat’s elbow”.
  • That cat burglar from a fantasy in “ The Case of the Girl with the Long Face ” has added a whip to her outfit and now looks like Catwoman .
  • The animatronic raven refers to the poem The Raven
  • The red puppet may refer to The Mask of the Red Death
  • The old man puppet refers to The Tell-Tale Heart
  • The casks of wine and the brick wall refer to The Cask of Amontillado
  • The Gold-Bug , Eleonora , The Pit and the Pendulum and The Fall of the House of Usher are also mentioned.

Errors [ edit ]

  • During U.S. airings on PBS, the opening title card is narrated by Ladonna, and she narrates, "Arthur and the Haunted Tree House, Part 1", but there is no Part 2 title card later on. The Part 2 title card is narrated by Buster and only appears on international airings.
  • When Ladonna is getting ready to leave Arthur's house, the pink sweatshirt from Mrs. Read that she is wearing briefly turns green.
  • The kids talk about "the other walkie-talkie", suggesting that there are only two. Yet, in the end there is one in Ladonna's backpack, one in D.W.’s bed, and one used by Buster respectively Arthur to do the voices.

Episode connections [ edit ]

  • However, Arthur's costume is white instead of green.
  • The Brain is seen wearing the bear mascot costume from the Ice Cream Shop in " Brain Freeze ".
  • Mr. Haney wears a Louisianan face mask, which is seen again in " Muffy Misses Out ".
  • When Arthur goes up to the attic near the beginning of the episode, a copy of "The Mysterious Hand" can be found in the foreground. This was the primary book featured in " Arthur's Lost Library Book ".
  • When Muffy recollects walking through the cemetery with Francine, a gravestone can be seen with the writing "YOMAMA". This is a reference to DW's humorously incorrect pronunciation of Yo-Yo Ma in the episode " My Music Rules ".

Production notes [ edit ]

  • It is one of two hour-long specials produced as part of the Oasis Animation production deal (alongside Seasons 20 and 21); the first being D.W. and the Beastly Birthday .

Costumes [ edit ]

Most costumes have appeared in previous or season 21 episodes, sometimes in fantasies or dreams. In order of appearance:

  • Mary : cheerleader
  • Otis : ghost
  • aardvark girl : cowgirl
  • blonde girl: valkyrie, seen in Camp Elysium video in “ The Last Day ”
  • Beulah McInnerny : Hula dress, seen in “ Little Miss Meanie ”
  • Maria Pappas : mime, seen in flashback in “ Maria Speaks ”
  • Timmy and Tommy Tibble : mimes, seen in “ The Pageant Pickle ”
  • Thora Read : wolf in grandmother's dress from Little Red Riding Hood
  • Ladonna Compson : spider
  • Arthur Read : Frankentist, seen in “ Hic or Treat ”
  • Buster Baxter : Candyboy, seen in “ Hic or Treat ”
  • Francine Frensky : prom queen, seen in “ Hic or Treat ”
  • James MacDonald : prince, seen in " The Princess Problem "
  • Mrs. Lancaster : angel or fairy
  • Mr. Lancaster : prisoner
  • Emily Leduc : tree, seen in “ All About D.W. ”
  • Muffy Crosswire : Alice from Alice in Wonderland
  • Bailey Belvedere : Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland
  • Francine (flashback): clown, seen in dream in “ Flippity Francine ”
  • Muffy (flashback): princess, seen in “ Fountain Abbey ”
  • Binky Barnes : Puffy McPuffmeister, a wrestler
  • Kate Read : Little Red Riding Hood
  • D.W. Read : nurse, seen in “ D.W.s Baby ” and “ One Ornery Critter ”
  • Bud Compson : prince, seen in “ The Princess Problem ”
  • Mrs. Krueger : medieval lady
  • Mr. Krueger : pirate, seen on TV in “ Binky’s ‘A’ Game ”
  • Cat lady: Catwoman, seen in fantasy in “ The Case of the Girl with the Long Face ”
  • Mrs. Read : witch, seen in “ Hic or Treat ”
  • Mr. Read : sandwich, seen in “ Hic or Treat ”
  • Mrs. Saperstein : Alice from Alice in Wonderland
  • Mr. Saperstein : golem
  • Mr. Haney : carnival mask, seen in " Muffy Misses Out "
  • Unknown: Puk-Puk , seen in “ Brain Freeze ”
  • Unknown: polar bear, used by Brain in “ Brain Freeze ”
  • Unknown: spacesuit, used by D.W. , Emily and Bud in fantasy in “ Some Assembly Required ”

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  1. Arthur and the Haunted Treehouse (full special) : WildBrain : Free

    2017-10-23 Usage Public Domain Mark 1.0 Topics Arthur, Marc Brown, BBC Kids, Halloween, Animation, UK Language English Released date: October 23, 2017. Addeddate 2022-11-27 19:28:58 Identifier arthur-and-the-haunted-treehouse-full-special Scanner Internet Archive HTML5 Uploader 1.7.0 Add Review Released date: October 23, 2017.

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    Watch Arthur and the Haunted Tree House | Prime Video Arthur and the Haunted Tree House While trick-or-treating, Francine meets an old woman with a very mysterious past, while Binky finds himself at Mr. Ratburn's amazing haunted house! Then, can Arthur, Buster, and Ladonna figure out what's haunting their tree house sleepover? 226 57min 2017 G

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    Arthur and the Haunted Tree House Special | 56m 25s | My List While trick-or-treating, Francine meets an old woman with a very mysterious past, while Binky finds himself at Mr. Ratburn's...

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    PBS KIDS 2.23M subscribers Subscribe Subscribed 528 Share 185K views 6 years ago Watch full episodes and play Arthur games at http://pbskids.org/arthur ! Arthur starts to tell the gang why...

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  6. Arthur and the Haunted Tree House (TV Movie 2017)

    Arthur and the Haunted Tree House TV Movie 2017 G 57m IMDb RATING 6.6 /10 48 YOUR RATING Rate Animation While trick-or-treating, Francine meets an elderly woman with a very mysterious past; Binky finds himself at Mr. Ratburn's amazing haunted house; and Arthur, Buster and Ladonna fear the tree house may be haunted. Director Marc Brown Writer

  7. Arthur and the Haunted Tree House

    Prime Video: Arthur and the Haunted Tree House This title may not be available to watch from your location. Go to amazon.com to see the video catalog in United States. Arthur and the Haunted Tree House While trick-or-treating, Francine meets an old woman with a very mysterious past, while Binky finds himself at Mr. Ratburn's amazing haunted house.

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    10/23/17 $3.99 While trick-or-treating, Francine meets an old woman with a very mysterious past, while Binky finds himself at Mr. Ratburn's amazing haunted house. Muffy and Bailey decide to cut...

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    Episodes. EPISODE 1. Arthur and the Haunted Tree House. While trick-or-treating, Francine meets an old woman with a very mysterious past, while Binky finds himself at Mr. Ratburn's amazing haunted house. Muffy and Bailey decide to cut through a dark, rainy cemetery. And as for Arthur, Buster, and Ladonna?

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    While trick-or-treating, Francine meets an old woman with a very mysterious past, while Binky finds himself at Mr. Ratburn's amazing haunted house. Muffy and...

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    By Will Harris Oct. 11, 2019, 4:00 p.m. ET. The best kid-friendly Halloween movies to watch on Amazon Prime that your whole family will love, including Corpse Bride, The Raven, and more. Looking ...

  13. ARTHUR: A Haunted Tree House?

    Is Arthur's sleepover really haunted? Watch the all-new 1-hour special "Arthur and the Haunted Tree House" this Monday 10/23 on PBS KIDS to find out! Watch f...

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  15. Arthur and the Haunted Tree House

    " Arthur and the Haunted Tree House " is a one-hour TV special that premiered on October 23, 2017, on PBS. [1] Contents 1 Synopsis 2 Plot 3 Characters 3.1 Major 3.2 Minor 3.3 Cameo 3.4 Mentioned 4 Trivia 4.1 Costumes 4.2 Episode connections 4.3 Cultural references 4.4 Errors 4.5 Production notes 5 Gallery 5.1 Videos 5.2 Screenshots 6 References

  16. Arthur and the Haunted Tree House

    Available on Prime Video While trick-or-treating, Francine meets an old woman with a very mysterious past, while Binky finds himself at Mr. Ratburn's amazing haunted house. Muffy and Bailey decide to cut through a dark, rainy cemetery. And as for Arthur, Buster, and Ladonna? Their tree house sleepover seems to be haunted, but by what?

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    In ARTHUR AND THE HAUNTED TREE HOUSE, a Halloween sleepover takes a mysterious turn when Arthur (voiced by Jacob Ursomarzo), Buster (Daniel Brochu), and Ladonna (Krystal Meadows) believe their tree house is haunted by a doll that appears and disappears, and a disembodied voice.Meanwhile, Francine (Jodie Resther) meets a woman who spins a convincing tale of her encounter with a monster when she ...

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    Arthur and the Haunted Tree House TV Schedule for New Hampshire's only statewide locally owned and operated television network, engages minds, connects communities, and celebrates New Hampshire with programs that entertain, educate and enrich.

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    The kids watch the 'Curse of the Moomies' movie. D.W. wants Arthur to get her blankie from upstairs where Ladonna has planted the doll. ... "Arthur and the Haunted Tree House, Part 1", but there is no Part 2 title card later on. The Part 2 title card is narrated by Buster and only appears on international airings.

  20. Arthur and the Haunted Tree House

    Upcoming airdates for this series. There are no upcoming airings of this program for the next two weeks. Please check back with us. Francine meets an old woman who has a mysterious past; Binky ends up at Mr. Ratburns haunted house; Muffy and Bailey cut through a dark cemetery; Arthur, Buster and Ladonna fear their treehouse may be haunted.

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