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Joe Fallon (sometimes credited for music as Joe "Toolbox" Fallon) is a former writer for Arthur. He was the program's head writer from Season 1 to Season 4. He wrote and performed D.W.'s favorite song, "Crazy Bus", and most of the other songs seen in the show.
After his departure from the program, Fallon went on to write for a number of other popular programs airing on PBS Kids, including Between the Lions, Curious George and Martha Speaks. Some of his other writing credits include Doug, Peep and the Big Wide World and Ultimate Spider-Man.
Other references in the show
- Fallon & Son Movers is named after him.
- Arthur and D.W. indirectly mention him in "Play it Again, D.W." and "My Music Rules" as "the guy who wrote Crazy Bus".
- Mrs. Fallon is likely named after him.
- 101a. Arthur's Eyes
- 102a. Arthur and the Real Mr. Ratburn
- 102b. Arthur's Spelling Trubble
- 104b. Arthur's Lost Library Book
- 105a. Arthur's Pet Business
- 105b. D.W. the Copycat
- 108a. Arthur's New Puppy
- 109a. Arthur Babysits
- 110a. Arthur's Birthday
- 110b. Francine Frensky, Superstar
- 111a. Arthur's Baby
- 111b. D.W.'s Baby
- 112a. Arthur Writes a Story
- 112b. Arthur's Lost Dog
- 114a. Arthur the Wrecker
- 117a. Meek for a Week
- 118b. Sick as a Dog
- 119a. D.W. Rides Again
- 120a. Arthur's Almost Boring Day
- 121a. Sue Ellen Moves In
- 121b. The Perfect Brother
- 122a. D.W.'s Snow Mystery
- 122b. Team Trouble
- 123a. Bully for Binky
- 123b. Misfortune Teller
- 124b. D.W. Gets Lost
- 127b. Arthur's Substitute Teacher Trouble
- 128a. I'm a Poet
- 129a. My Club Rules
- 130a. Arthur's First Sleepover
- 130b. Arthur's New Year's Eve
- 201b. Draw!
- 202a. Binky Barnes, Art Expert
- 206a. Buster Baxter, Cat Saver
- 206b. Play it Again, D.W.
- 207b. Night Fright
- 208a. Arthur vs. the Piano
- 208b. The Big Blow-Up
- 209b. The Short, Quick Summer
- 201a. D.W. Goes to Washington
- 211a. D.W.'s Deer Friend
- 211b. Buster Hits the Books
- 212a. Arthur's Faraway Friend
- 213b. Arthur the Unfunny
- 217b. Arthur the Loser
- 219a. D.W.'s Name Game
- 202a. How the Cookie Crumbles
- 301a. Buster's Back
- 301b. The Ballad of Buster Baxter
- 302b. I'd Rather Read It Myself
- 304b. And Now Let's Talk to Some Kids
- 305a. The Chips are Down
- 308b. Buster's Growing Grudge
- 310a. Attack of the Turbo Tibbles
- 310b. D.W. Tricks the Tooth Fairy
- 311b. Arthur's Almost Live Not Real Music Festival (with Ken Scarborough)
- 314a. Mom and Dad Have a Great Big Fight
- 314b. D.W.'s Perfect Wish
- 315b. The Long, Dull Winter
- 401b. Arthur's Big Hit
- 404b. Prove It
- 405a. The Blizzard
- 405b. The Rat Who Came to Dinner
- 406a. D.W. Tale Spins
- 406b. Prunella Gets It Twice
- 410b. That's a Baby Show!
- "Crazy Bus"
- "Library Card"
- "The UFO Song"
- "Meek for a Week"
- "My Dog Pal"
- "My Night Light"
- "Go to Sleep"
- "Lucky Pencil"
- "Poetry Club"
- "The Ballad of Buster Baxter"
- Despite the rumors, his leaving the show had nothing to do with the Cinar Tax Scandal and was in fact a year before the investigation. Arthur was not affected by the scandal at all because it was publicly known to be a Canadian-American co-production.