"D.W.'s Stray Netkitten"

D.W.'s Stray Netkitten


Season/Series: 12
Number in season: 3A
Original Airdate: Flag of the United States October 20, 2008[1]
Flag of Canada January 26, 2009[3]
Flag of the United Kingdom April 8, 2009[2]
Flag of Germany November 16, 2012[4]
Written by: Matt Steinglass
Storyboard by: Gerry Capelle
"The Frensky Family Fiasco"
"Bats in the Belfry"
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"D.W.'s Stray Netkitten" is the first half of the third episode in the twelfth season of Arthur.


D.W. asks Arthur and Emily to babysit her Netkitten since a virus gets onto their only computer.


D.W. has her own Netkitten and is very excited. Although when it's time to give the computer to mom, the computer freezes. The computer guy comes, but after falsifying the problem, the computer ends up with a "Scary Clown" virus. Mom is worried she won't get her work done and D.W. is worried she doesn't feed Tickley (her Netkitten). Then she interrupts a baseball game by serving cookies for Arthur and Buster so Arthur will babysit Tickley. He is displeased, but does it anyway. While fixing Tickley, Mr. Ratburn gets in the act and changes Tickley's "cowgirl" setting to "baseball" setting. When the computer comes back, D.W. is excited to nurture Tickley again, but becomes cross with Arthur after Mr. Ratburn has changed the settings. They fuss over the computer and the computer gets a "Scary Pirate" virus. D.W. is worried again so instead of asking Arthur, she asks Emily to babysit Tickley. But it also turns out that Emily changed D.W.'s present setting to a "disco setting". Then she dreams that Tickley has left her a changed to liking dace and staying with Emily. D.W. is panicked, but she finds Tickley on the bottom of the bed. D.W. calls Emily, but once the settings have been changed, everything goes out of control and sobs. Arthur tells D.W. that Tickley is fine and sure enough she is. Emily is happy that Tickley is back to normal, but wonders if Tickley will dance with Prince Shiny (Emily's Netkitten). D.W. is okay with it for one time.





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  • When Arthur says it 5:05, D.W. says she's missing Mary Moo Cow, but in The Last of Mary Moo Cow, She said it's on at 3:30, however the time that the show is on could've changed between episodes.
  • The computer repair person in this episode was using random computing terms which children might have heard of (such as "hard drive" and "mainframe"), but it was used incorrectly (thus portraying the typical nonsense-talk computer technician). Children may have heard them from shows such as ReBoot. However in other episodes computer jargon is used correctly.



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