Season 12 Episode 3

D.W.'s Stray Netkitten / Bats in the Belfry

Aired Daily 4:00 PM Oct 20, 2008 on PBS



  • Allusions

    • D.W.: That's a bat? You mean like Starry Moony?
      Arthur: Who?
      Buster: We might be too late! Be gone, evil vampire! (He starts sprinkling garlic salt on D.W.)
      D.W.: Hey, I'm not a pizza. Starry Moony is a book mom read to me. It's about a cute little bat who lived with her bat sisters. Then, one day, Starry Moony got lost. But, lucky for her, a nice chipmunk came along and adopted her.

      Starry Moony is a thinly-veiled reference to Stellaluna, a picture book by Janell Cannon, published originally in 1993, about a bat who is adopted by a bird. Stellaluna was also adapted as a Scholastic film.