The everyday life of Arnold, a fourth-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 friends and neighbors.
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Series cast summary:
Francesca Marie Smith ...  Helga Pataki / ... 86 episodes, 1996-2004
Jamil Walker Smith ...  Gerald Johanssen / ... 82 episodes, 1996-2003
Dan Castellaneta ...  Arnold's Grandpa / ... 75 episodes, 1996-2004
Justin Shenkarow ...  Harold Berman / ... 71 episodes, 1996-2004
Christopher Walberg Christopher Walberg ...  Stinky Petersen / ... 70 episodes, 1996-2004
Sam Gifaldi ...  Sid / ... 58 episodes, 1996-2004
Anndi McAfee ...  Phoebe Heyerdahl / ... 57 episodes, 1996-2004
Craig Bartlett ...  Brainy / ... 51 episodes, 1996-2004
Olivia Hack ...  Rhonda Wellington Lloyd / ... 44 episodes, 1996-2004
Tress MacNeille ...  Arnold's Grandma / ... 42 episodes, 1996-2004
Kath Soucie ...  Miriam Pataki / ... 42 episodes, 1996-2003
Lane Toran Lane Toran ...  Arnold / ... 40 episodes, 1996-2001
Spencer Klein Spencer Klein ...  Arnold 37 episodes, 1999-2004
Steve Viksten Steve Viksten ...  Oskar Kokoshka / ... 36 episodes, 1996-2002
Phillip Van Dyke ...  Arnold / ... 36 episodes, 1997-2000
Maurice LaMarche ...  Big Bob Pataki / ... 35 episodes, 1996-2003


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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Did You Know?


Sid was voiced by two brothers: Sam Gifaldi for most of the series, and one time by Taylor Gifaldi. See more »


In "Miss Perfect", while the girls are talking how Lila is a little Miss Perfect, Rhonda's clothing alternates between the new clothes she brought to school and "everyday" wear. See more »


[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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Crazy Credits

At the end of the closing credits, the "Games Animation Inc" title appears as chalk graffiti Arnold made on a brick wall. See more »


Spoofed in Frizzle and the Magic School Bus (2014) See more »

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Possibly the best Nicktoon
13 June 2000 | by plok253See all my reviews

Hey Arnold! was created back in 1996. At first look, I thought it was going to be stupid, but when I watched it, I realized how cool the show really is. It really demonstrates how hard it can be growing up. Everyone seems to look up to Arnold, and are always asking him for help. Even when Arnold didn't do anything, someone always gets him into the middle of an argument. Better yet, Arnold is always able to figure things out in the end. Overall, this show is more realistic than some soap operas and teen shows are, and is very entertaining.

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7 October 1996 (USA) See more »

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