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"The Blackout"

The Blackout

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Season/Series: 12
Number in season: 8A
Original Airdate: Flag of the United States April 22, 2009[1]
Flag of Canada February 23, 2010[3]
Flag of the United Kingdom April 29, 2009[2]
Written by: Cusi Cram
Storyboard by: Jeremy O'Neill
Daniel Miodini
Nadja Cozic
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"The Blackout" is the first half of the eighth episode in the twelfth season of Arthur.


A giant heat wave comes to Elwood City and causes a power failure, leaving Arthur and D.W. without TV or air conditioning. The Molina family doesn't mind the blackout...what is their secret?


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The episode opens with Dr. Jake talking about the rising temperature. Arthur makes a glass of lemonade and pushes D.W out of the way to get to the air conditioner.  






  • When D.W. is cooling herself in front of the air conditioner, Arthur brings a glass of lemonade to her which contains two ice cubes. D.W. asks if there are still some ice cubes left in the freezer, and says, "Things have a way of disappearing in that freezer." This may be a reference to the disappearance of D.W.'s snowball back in the Season 1 episode D.W.'s Snow Mystery.
  • The blizzard from the Season 4 episode The Blizzard is mentioned in this episode.
  • D.W. says that she will miss the Mary Moo Cow Special. This may be a reference to the Mary Moo Cow Show being cancelled back in the Season 5 episode The Last Of Mary Moo Cow.


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