Arthur - Season 12

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Daily 4:00 PM on PBS Premiered Sep 02, 1996 In Season

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Episode Guide

  • Francine tries to overcome perfectionism; D.W. brings home and tries to care for a stray kitten.
  • Buster worries about a trip to summer camp; Arthur becomes competitive with Buster when Buster is hired as a magician at D.W.'s party.
  • 4/22/09
    8.6
    The residents of Elwood City suffer a blackout on the town's hottest day; Mei-Lin is resistant when it comes to learning to walk.
  • 4/21/09
    8.9
    Fern tricks Brain into believing an outrageous tall tale; Buster is determined to repay Arthur for all the favors that he ever gave him.
  • When her favorite cherry tree is cut down, Muffy rethinks the consequences of having a Dream Bouncy Castle at her party; Muffy and Francine try to hatch a family romance, hoping to become sisters.
  • #120501
    "The Chronicles of Buster"

    Buster is enthralled by the new Collector's Edition of The Chronicles of Amayzzia, so much so that it seems like it's all that he can talk about. When Mr. Ratburn starts the on rock-climbing, he soon spots that Buster has a natural talent for it. He pairs Buster with Arthur, but Buster keeps skipping practice to watch the special features on his DVD. Arthur becomes upset, worried that they're going to miss the trip to Mt. Krakauer.

    #120502
    "On This Spot"

    Arthur is excited when he discovers that the famous Native American, Sitting Bull, once performed in Elwood City. Spurred on by a vision, he begins an effort to have a memorial plaque created. He gets the help of Mr. Ratburn and a local history effort, but finds his friends more interested in the affairs of modern-day celebrities.moreless
  • 10/27/08
    7.8
    #120401
    "For the Birds"

    Brain is delighted when he learns that the green-tailed grebe, a bird previously believed to be extinct, has been sighted in the forests of Elwood City. He's determined to be the first to take photographic evidence of it, but becomes worried when Mr. Ratburn starts a bird-watching club. He tries to hide his growing obsession, concerned that someone will beat him to the punch.

    #120402
    "Ungifted"

    When Buster discovers a model kit in his home, he has a lot of fun assembling it. He gives the completed model to Arthur as a present and Arthur later trades it for a signed Dark Bunny poster. When Buster learns what Arthur did, he is upset, wondering just what Arthur's done with the Arthur presents he's given him in the past.moreless
  • #120301
    "D.W.'s Stray Netkitten"

    D.W. enjoys taking care of her Netkitten, Tickly, but finds herself cut off when the Read family computer suffers from not one, but two computer viruses. Arthur and Buster reluctantly agree to help, but D.W. worries that they're trying to make the pet their own. She turns to Emily for help, but finds herself in much the same situation.

    #120302
    "Bats in the Belfry"

    Arthur has learned from hard experience that things that seem too good to be true usually are. Nevertheless, he and D.W. are excited when Grandma Thora offers the use of her attic as a clubhouse, but have trouble deciding how to split it. The two struggle with a timeshare agreement, but find themselves facing potentially a bigger problem when a bat is discovered roosting in the attic.moreless
  • #120201
    "Room to Ride"

    Binky really enjoys riding his bike, both for fun and as a means of getting to school and back. Elwood City's potholed roads are not conducive to biking, however, and Binky is devastated when his mother forbids him from riding on the streets after he comes home injured. After hearing that the upcoming election will include an issue on bike lanes, Binky whips himself and his friends into action, but has trouble getting anyone to care. Muffy tries to convince him that he needs "star power," but a visit from an actual star helps him to see what's really important.

    #120202
    "The Frensky Family Fiasco"

    After watching a nature film about animal families, Francine is convinced that her own family needs to come closer together. She proposes that they have a family night and though the idea is met with resistance at first, everyone soon warms to it. The Frenskys agree that each week a different one of the will set the agenda, but they find themselves arguing instead of becoming closer.moreless
  • #120101
    "Is That Kosher?"

    When Francine hears that her sister Katherine is fasting for Yom Kippur, she wants to do it too, even though she isn't technically required to until she's 12. She's sure that she can make it through 25 hours without food, but then learns that Arthur is having a pizza party on the day of Yom Kippur. Francine is determine to tough it out, but finds her willpower beginning to drain as the day rolls on.

    #120102
    "Never, Never, Never"

    D.W. has received many toys from Grandma Thora over the years, so many that they're just about taking over her room. Mrs. Read tells her to box some of the toys and give them to charity, but D.W. gets upset, equating the toys with her Grandma Thora's love. She decides instead to give the toys-- all of her toys to her friends, just as long as they'll tell her how much they love her. The Tibbles are quick to declare their adoration, but D.W. finds later the truth (or lack of) of their words.moreless
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