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17 Shocking Behind The Scenes Facts* You Never Knew About "Arthur"

*None of these facts are probably true.

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7. Arthur may portray an aardvark on-screen, but he's actually a giant gerbil in real life.

The aardvark community has consistently petitioned to take Arthur off the air since its debut for allowing a gerbil to portray the suppressed and underrepresented aardvark culture.

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8. During season three, an episode titled "Buster's Busted Nut" was pulled last minute from airing after PBS decided the plot was too racy for a children's show. They were probably right.

12. When Arthur's salary leaked to the public after season three, the show almost came to a screeching halt. The other cast members threatened to quit unless they were paid equally as the lead character. PBS hesitantly obliged.

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13. Although Alan, aka "The Brain," plays a genius on-screen, he reportedly has the lowest IQ of the cast (including Pal, Arthur's pet dog) and constantly stumbles on his scientific lines.

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