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Arthur Read
First appearance Arthur’s Nose (1976)
Created by Marc Brown
Species Aardvark
Gender Male
Family D.W. Read (younger sister), Kate Read (baby sister), Jane Read (mother), David Read (father)
Spouse(s) Francine Frensky

Arthur Timothy Read is the main character of the popular children’s animated television show Arthur.


Francine Frensky

Arthur and Francine are great friends. Francine may be in love with Arthur. Binky told Arthur that Francine has a crush on Arthur. Francine will marry Arthur.

Buster Baxter

Buster is Arthur’s best friend in the show. Arthur became enemies with Buster once but became friends again in the end.


D.W is Arthur’s younger sister. Arthur angrily punched D.W that nearly killed her in Arthur’s Big Hit.

Mister Rogers

Mister Rogers is very kind to Arthur. He helped Arthur when Arthur was worried his friends would tease him for being friends with Mister Rogers.

Arthur’s Big Hit

A scene in the episode Arthur’s Big Hit where Arthur punched D.W became a very popular meme on the internet.

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