The second season of Arthur premiered on PBS in October 1997. This season was funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Viewers Like You, the National Endowment for Children's Educational Television, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, Libby's Juicy Juice, Baby Gap, and Polaroid.

The first 10 episodes aired in 1997, while the other 10 episodes premiered in April 1998. The first reruns of the first 10 episodes occurred from December 15–26, 1997. They aired again from March 23 to April 3, 1998, followed by the premiere of the second half of Season 2 from April 6–17. The whole season then reran for the first time from June 1–26, 1998, and again from August 10 to September 4, 1998, and from October 19 to November 13, 1998.

During Season 3, the National Endowment for Children's Educational Television and The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations left the show, as so did Polaroid. Thus, they were omitted from further reruns of this season starting on those from November 30 to December 25, 1998. The second season aired again from April 19 to May 14, 1999.

After Post Alpha-Bits joined the show, reruns with this underwriter occurred from July 19 to August 13, 1999. This was followed by the U.S. Department of Education in late 1999, then Lego replacing Baby Gap in 2000, Chuck E. Cheese's replacing Lego in 2002, Teddy Grahams replacing Post Alpha-Bits in 2004, and Dannon Danimals replacing Rhodes 60-Second Cinnamon Rolls in 2006. All of the following also applied to Season 1.

Episodes

# Title Synopsis
1a Arthur Meets Mister Rogers
1b Draw!
2a Binky Barnes, Art Expert
2b Arthur's Lucky Pencil
3a D.W., the Picky Eater
3b Buster and the Daredevils
4a Arthur Makes a Movie
4b Go to Your Room, D.W.
5a Arthur's Underwear
5b Francine Frensky, Olympic Rider
6a Buster Baxter, Cat Saver
6b Play it Again, D.W.
7a Arthur's TV-Free Week
7b Night Fright
8a Arthur vs. the Piano
8b The Big Blow-Up
9a Lost!
9b The Short, Quick Summer
10a D.W. Goes to Washington
10b Arthur's Mystery Envelope
11a D.W.'s Deer Friend
11b Buster Hits the Books
12a Arthur's Faraway Friend
12b Arthur and the Square Dance
13a Water and the Brain
13b Arthur the Unfunny
14a Sue Ellen's Lost Diary
14b Arthur's Knee
15a Grandma Thora Appreciation Day
15b Fern's Slumber Party
16a Love Notes for Muffy
16b D.W. Blows the Whistle
17a Francine Redecorates
17b Arthur the Loser
18a Arthur vs. the Very Mean Crossing Guard
18b D.W.'s Very Bad Mood
19a D.W.'s Name Game
19b Finders Key-pers
20a How the Cookie Crumbles
20b Sue Ellen's Little Sister

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