- Network: Nickelodeon
- Series Premiere Date: Oct 7, 1996
- Starring: John Mariano, Adam Wylie, Olivia Hack
Hey Arnold! is a much-loved and popular Nicktoon on Nickelodeon. The whole basis of the show is Helga's love for Arnold, but a lot of episodes and storylines focus on Arnold and his friends. Hey Arnold! shows a variety of different characters - even the background characters have 1 or 2Hey Arnold! is a much-loved and popular Nicktoon on Nickelodeon. The whole basis of the show is Helga's love for Arnold, but a lot of episodes and storylines focus on Arnold and his friends. Hey Arnold! shows a variety of different characters - even the background characters have 1 or 2 episodes on themselves. Arnold is a good person and tries to do things right. People at his school seek him for advice and see him as their own advisor.
Characters:Arnold - Arnold is the main character of Hey Arnold!, Arnold is very helpful to others but gets too much into their business sometimes. Helga loves Arnold more than anyone else. But Arnold doesnt know it. Arnold's last name isn't revealed in any episode, but will be in the 2004 sequel, Hey Arnold 2! Arnold's nickname is "Football Head".Gerald - Gerald is Arnold's cool best friend and the all-time keeper for the ancient legends of Arnold's neighborhood.Helga - Helga is the meanest kid in Arnold's neighborhood for one reason - she loves Arnold! And no one else knows that! Helga's best friend and sidekick is Phoebe. Harold - Harold is big and fat bully, and could swallow 50 Mr. Fudgie-bars whole! He's mostly hanging out with Stinky or Sid. Harold also thinks hes so tough but he always cries for his mommie.Phoebe - Phoebe is the Smartie! She's very useful when Helga needs help with something... or needs her to do Helga's homework. Phoebe loves Gerald, so does Gerald but its hard to tell what's gonna happen. Phoebe also knows Helga's big-deep-dark secret about Arnold, but is positive she won't let it out.Rhonda - Rhonda is the rich/cool girl. She's always depending on people to have a good fashion scene, though it never works. Rhonda is best friends with Nadine. Nadine likes everything the opposite of Rhonda and so does Rhonda but they still work out their fights.Stinky - Though his name is Stinky, he's really not. This farm-yard boy is taller than any other and is always sharing his love about lemon puddin'.Sid - Sid is always pessimistic about everything. He is very gullible and will believe anything anyone says. He's best friends with Stinky and Harold.Eugene - Eugene is the clutz! Whether he turns a good day into a nasty storm, he's very optimistic about everything. He's also known as a geek to many others.Grandpa and Grandma (Phil and Pookie) - Arnold's "substitute parents" are the craziest, most loving "substitute Parents" a kid could want! They're also Arnold's grandparents.Oskar - Oskar is a resident of the boarding house that Arnold lives in. He loves money (but relies on his wife Susie for it), he can be very lazy at times.Susie - Susie is Oskar's wife. She mainly does all the cooking, cleaning, and works since Oskar has only a paper route, and can be irratted by that sometimes. Ernie - Ernie also lives in the boarding house and is a construction worker. His room his filled with blocks, each telling a story. Ernie is very short, but has a very big heart.Mr. Hyunh - Mr. Hyunh is an asian man who came to the boarding house from China during Vietnam. He has a daughter and also a very good voice. Mr. Green - Mr. Green owns the meat shop called "Green Meats". He's always there to help, and sell meat of course.Curly - Curly is the cookoo one. He's always crazy like one time he locked himself in the principle's office and threw dodgeballs at people. Crazy, huh?Ms. Vitello - Ms. Vitello is the very old, nice, and tender owner of the flower shop on Arnold's block.Big Bob (Helgas Father) - Big Bob owns a beeper shop called Big Bobs Beepers. He is a bossy meanie(where Helga gets it from).Arnold's Mom and Dad - From the episodes "Parents Day" and "The Journal", Arnold's parents write in a journal about all the adventures they had in the wild, saving people's lives and then having Arnold. From what everyone knows, they've never came back to where they went.… Expand
- Genre(s): Comedy, Animation, Kids
- Season 5 premiere date: Mar 4, 2000
- Episode Length: 30
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Apr 12, 2016This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Well this is it... The moment I've been dreading. I finally got to the finale season of Hey Arnold!. Although a got decayed a short bit by stopping to watch the god awful movie that I would rather forget ever existed. Anyway, like the other season reviews, heres a quick setting of the show.
Hey Arnold! Takes place in the fictional city that depicts Brooklyn, New York. Arnold lives with his grandparents and other people of different culture in a boarding house. During each episode, Arnold comes across challenges which he must overcome in his daily life.
Characters: This season stars Arnold in less episodes and more of the supporting characters and Gerald and Helga. This season does develop some of the supporting characters. However it does focus on more of the adventures the characters get in themselves, but I can understand that since it is the last season. The seasons gives some characters who never really got their own full episode with the plot completely involving around them like Chocolate Boy and Mr. Simmons. My favorite thing they did with the characters is they really opened up Arnold with the topic of his missing parents. They show Arnold as somebody who is depressed about the disappearance of his parents (I'll say the episode in more detail later on in the review) and it makes him feel more human than he previously was in other seasons.
Episodes: This season consists more on the adventures that the characters get into. Of course you still have the good messages. This season has 16 episodes that have 2 plots each episode. Two long episodes that just have one long plot. And one 45 minute long episode that is also the season finale. The stories were very good in this season. Especially the 45 minute long one. This one gives the story on how Arnold found his father journal and the adventures his Dad and Mum went through together. However when Arnold reached the end of the journal and he goes to sit on his stoop to think of his parents since his father didn't write anymore, he finds a map that shows their location and that is where the series stops... This is a brilliant episode, not only because we find out more about Arnold's parents, but how this cartoon in some episodes it's a roller coaster of emotions and it's a cartoon at it's finest! However it's left the series on a massive cliffhanger that fans have being waiting 12 years for to this day. That being said, this season just had some very good episodes in general. Overall the episodes are great, possibly some of the best in the show. And worth a watch. Just wish the cliffhanger was solved sooner...
Animation: Still nice to look at. Though I will admit some episodes look nicer then other, since some of them were made in different years. I like the improvement, but it makes the other ones in look a bit dated. Other then that, still nice to look at!
Verdict: Hey Arnold! was a great show and I don't regret watching the whole thing! It's sad that creator Craig Barttlett was unable to finish the story he wanted to conclude with. That being said, in 2017 Nickelodeon is releasing a 2-part TV movie that's plot is that Arnold goes to the jungle to find his long lost parents. This movie could puritanically solve all it's cliffhangers like Arnold's parents and Helga actually gets together with Arnold properly... unlike the movie. Let's just hope that next year they end the show the way the fans wanted it to.
Characters: 9.5/10 Episodes 9.0/10 Animation 8.5/10
Hey Arnold! Season 5: 9/10… Expand