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Season 12 of Arthur premiered in the United States on October 6, 2008, on PBS with "Is That Kosher?"[1][2][3] and ended on April 24, 2009, with "D.W.'s Furry Freakout".[4]


Screenshot Title Number Episode Original Airdate
Is That Kosher? "Is That Kosher?" 146 1a October 6, 2008
Francine makes a bet with her sister, Catherine, that she can fast through Yom Kippur with their parents, but Arthur's pizza party is on the same day.
Nevernevernever "Never, Never, Never" 146 1b October 6, 2008
D.W. has too many toys in her room and her mom wants to send some to charity. She decides that she will give all of them to the people who love her most, forgetting that her mom said that she only needed to get rid of the ones she doesn't use. The Tibble Twins falsely say they love her more than ever, while Emily declines.
Room to Ride "Room to Ride" 147 2a October 13, 2008
Binky watches a tape of Lance Armstrong, and decides to bike. Unfortunately, he hits a pothole and gets injured. He, Arthur, Buster, and the Brain start a campaign to put in more bike lanes for the city.
The Frensky Family Fiasco "The Frensky Family Fiasco" 147 2b October 13, 2008
Francine realizes that her family isn't spending enough time together and makes every Tuesday family night.
D.W.'s Stray Netkitten "D.W.'s Stray Netkitten" 148 3a October 20, 2008
D.W. asks Arthur and Emily to babysit her Netkitten since a "clown" virus hacked their computer.
Bats in the Belfy "Bats in the Belfry" 148 3b October 20, 2008
Arthur, D.W., and Buster turn Grandma Thora's attic into a clubhouse until Arthur spots a bat.
Gdgdgsdgf "For the Birds" 149 4a October 27, 2008
The Brain eats breakfast when he hears talk on radio about sightings of a rare bird and he unsuccessfully attempts to spot it so he can win a prize after he signs up for a bird-watching club. He is angry when Buster talks about it at school and disguises as a monster so he can scare away the remaining club members.
Ungifted "Ungifted" 149 4b October 27, 2008
Buster builds an old model harvester (called the Grain Reaper) bought by his Uncle Stu after he stumbled upon it in his closet. He hands it over to Arthur, who trades it for Binky's Bionic Bunny poster, who then gives it to the Brain, who donates it to Lakewood Elementary, who then puts it in the school sale.
The Chronicles of Buster "The Chronicles of Buster" 150 5a November 3, 2008
Buster watches a commercial for the 376-disc special edition DVD of The Chronicles of Ahmayzzia. One month later, he does bad and Arthur does good when they train for a rock-climbing expedition.
On This Spot "On This Spot" 150 5b November 3, 2008
After a lecture, Arthur prints out some images of the famous Native American Sitting Bull and a tree on the site where he performed in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. Arthur's friends are not interested, and Buster starts making a tour called the "Derek Montaigne Tour" after Arthur asks what historic events were done in Elwood City.
Cherry tree "The Cherry Tree" 151 6a April 20, 2009
Muffy's insistence on having a huge Dream Bouncy Castle at her party results in her favorite cherry tree being cut down to make room for it.
Matchmaker, Match Breaker "Matchmaker, Match Breaker" 151 6b April 20, 2009
Francine and Muffy play matchmaker for their older siblings, Chip and Catherine, thinking if they marry they will become sisters.
War of the Worms 35 "War of the Worms" 152 7a April 21, 2009
Fern tricks the Brain into believing that Elwood City is under attack from giant worms, leaving unmistakable evidence, while eventually leading him into a rampage against worms.
I Owe You One "I Owe You One" 152 7b April 21, 2009
Buster tries to repay all of the favors he owes Arthur by helping everyone whom Arthur owes favors to.
The Blackout "The Blackout" 153 8a April 22, 2009
Arthur and D.W. aren't sure they can survive without T.V. and A.C., when a blackout hits Elwood City on the hottest day of the year, until they learn about how the Molinas deal with the heat.
Mei Lin Takes A Stand "Mei Lin Takes a Stand" 153 8b April 22, 2009
Binky's adopted sister, Mei Lin, would rather crawl than walk until she hears a story from Pepe the flea (from "Flea To Be You and Me") and his brother, Sale.
Home Sweet Home 101 "Home Sweet Home" 154 9a April 23, 2009
Buster is fearful of attending summer camp, but discovers making new friends isn't as difficult as he thought.
Do You Believe in Magic "Do You Believe in Magic?" 154 9b April 23, 2009
Arthur is jealous of Buster when his magic talents outshine his own.
The Perfect Game "The Perfect Game" 155 10a April 24, 2009
Francine is excited about designing a model city for class until she starts the project and obsesses on the baseball stadium for her favorite team, the Elwood City Grebes. Eventually she forgets about the whole project devoting everything to the stadium.
D.W.'s Furry Freakout "D.W.'s Furry Freak-out" 155 10b April 24, 2009
A cat finds its way to D.W., where she is accepted into her house. She causes much trouble with D.W. while they wait for her owner to claim her.


  • The first seven episodes feature the Postcards From You interstitial segment, while the last three feature the usual A Word from Us Kids.
  • The first season to have JT Turner have more than one assistant and the following are: Michelle Proud for episodes 4 and 5 and Kelly Morrison for the remaining five episodes of this season and so until the end of season 15
  • This is the first season animated by Animation Hong Kong Limited instead of AKOM Productions.
  • This is the first season that Dallas Jokic voiced Arthur, Lyle Lettau voiced the Brain and Samantha Reynolds voiced George.
  • This is the first season of the show to be produced in the 16:9 aspect ratio. Additionally, some non-U.S. markets would begin airing the show in said aspect ratio (This would not begin in the U.S. until Season 16.)
  • Getting active is a theme throughout this season.[3] As such, the storyboard artists were asked to include a character riding a bicycle in each episode for this season.[5]