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Go Fly a Kite

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"Go Fly a Kite"
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Season/Series: 17
Number in season: 7b
Original Airdate: United States April 22, 2014[1]
United Kingdom November 11, 2013[2]
Australia April 29, 2013[3]
Written by: Peter K. Hirsch
Storyboard by: Cilbur Rocha
"Pets and Pests"
"The Director's Cut"

"Go Fly a Kite" is the second half of the seventh episode in the seventeenth season of Arthur.


While playing in the park, Binky, Muffy, and Ladonna stumble upon an abandoned kite. After failing to find the owner, the trio plans to take joint custody of the toy. But sharing it is easier said than done.[4]


Arthur finds a quarter and wonders if it's his. D.W. took the quarter from him saying he owes her money from two years ago. Then Arthur shows the viewers his sweater, implying that D.W. and Kate can have it, but D.W. declines. At Vicita's lemonade stand, Arthur and D.W. see a kite which accidentally flies up into the sky.

Go Fly a Kite

One day, Binky, Ladonna, and Muffy are playing when they see an unusual but pretty kite stuck in a tree. They try flying it to find its owner, but nobody shows up. Each then lays a claim to the kite, which they dub the "majestic windeater," and they decide to share the kite. Muffy contacts her father's lawyer, to draw up a contract, which allows them to split the time with the kite equally, with Binky drawing the long straw to get to fly it first. Binky, however, is disappointed when a week of rain prevents him from flying the kite.

Binky begs Muffy for more time and they come to an agreement in which he surrenders two days of his future time in addition for an extra day flying the kite. Binky is delighted, but the weather once again refuses to cooperate. Muffy's time comes, but she loses the kite while distracted on a cell phone conversation. She has her butler, Bailey, buy several look-alikes at a shop called Weird Things, but none fly like the majestic windeater. Muffy finds the kite just before her time runs out and lets Ladonna take her turn.

Ladonna has fun flying the kite, but also rips it and has to take it to be repaired. When Binky's time comes again, Muffy tries to lay claim to the kite by cashing in her two days, but Binky points out that the contract doesn't state when he must surrender those two days. Muffy also tries to charge Ladonna for the damage to the kite, even though she got it repaired. The two begin a raucous argument until Carl comes over and complains about the noise. Carl then recognizes the kite, and says the kite belongs to him and that he lost it, much to their surprise. He lays claim to the kite, but agrees to let them watch him fly it, and eventually take a turn, if they will stop bickering over it.



  • Moral:Dont be greedy for your own benefits.

Episode connections[edit]

  • Muffy is playing golf, just like Chip was in "Molina's Mulligan."
  • Binky is catching butterflies. He first did this in "Binky Barnes, Wingman."
  • Muffy, Binky, and Ladonna agree to do a time-share for the kite. Muffy suggested that Arthur and D.W. did a time-share in "Bats in the Belfry."
  • Ladonna suggests that they pull straws to see who gets the kite first. D.W. suggested that Arthur and his friends do this in "Just the Ticket."
  • One of Muffy's kites flies into the sun, just like the hot-air balloon did at the end of "Unfinished."

Cultural references[edit]

  • The opening of the classical composition "Morning Mood" by Edvard Grieg plays during the sequence in which Binky, Ladonna, Muffy and Bailey all fly the kite.


  • Muffy says "Here! In paragraph 4, subheading A," while pointing at the end of paragraph two on her contract.
  • Ladonna tells Muffy to give her her golf club so that she can get the kite down from the tree, Muffy says it's not a golf club, it's a putter, but when they fight over the kite with Binky about using it, she says it's a golf club even though she just said it's not.