The everyday life of Arnold, a 4th-grader in a nameless city that resembles Brooklyn, New York, who lives in a multi-racial boarding house with his grandparents and a motley assortment of neighbors and friends.
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Series cast summary:
Francesca Marie Smith ...
 Helga Pataki / ... (86 episodes, 1994-2004)
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 Gerald Johanssen / ... (82 episodes, 1994-2004)
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 Arnold's Grandpa / ... (75 episodes, 1994-2004)
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 Harold Berman / ... (71 episodes, 1994-2004)
Christopher Walberg ...
 Stinky Petersen / ... (70 episodes, 1996-2004)
Sam Gifaldi ...
 Sid / ... (58 episodes, 1996-2004)
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 Phoebe Heyerdahl / ... (56 episodes, 1996-2004)
Craig Bartlett ...
 Brainy / ... (50 episodes, 1996-2004)
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 Rhonda Wellington Lloyd / ... (43 episodes, 1996-2004)
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 Arnold's Grandma / ... (42 episodes, 1994-2004)
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 Miriam Pataki / ... (41 episodes, 1996-2003)
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 Arnold / ... (40 episodes, 1996-2001)
Spencer Klein ...
 Arnold (36 episodes, 1999-2004)
Steve Viksten ...
 Oskar Kokoshka / ... (36 episodes, 1996-2002)
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 Arnold / ... (36 episodes, 1997-2000)
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The adventures of a daydreaming, jazz-loving, football-headed 9-year-old, who lives in a boarding house with his grandparents and some eccentric boarders; encounters life in the city with his best friend Gerald, a loofah-haired kid who is the keeper of the urban tales and coolest kid in class; and is tormented by Helga, who loves him secretly. Written by Anonymous

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Arnold's last name is Shortman. See more »

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In "Harold's Kitty", we hear Harold's mother pound on his bedroom door to warn about cat messes, yet in the same shot (and in subsequent shots) the door is wide open. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line, usually after Helga screams so loud because she's afraid her secret is going to get out]
Arnold: Did you hear something?
Gerald: No, I didn't hear anything.
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7 September 2000 | by (Buffalo, NY) – See all my reviews

Hey Arnold! is one of the few surviving goodies currently airing on Nickelodeon. Unlike say, Rocket Power, or The Wild Thornberrys, this show manages to make even the most sincere topics interesting and funny, complete with great artwork. I'd recommend it as second best Nicktoon of the decade, and I hope someday, Hey Arnold! can walk home with at least one Emmy Award.


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