History Fridge / HeyArnold

5th Dec '17 7:05:26 AM Kittencakes
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** Hey there, another person who doesn't like that much Helga. While I'd know there are some vocal haters that go extreme with their flaming, the majority of us who don't like Helga can explain ourselves perfectly well without wishing harm on her. We don't like her because she acts terribly towards others and the show often romanticizes her actions, painting them as "cute" and "things kids do", and other times tries hard to justify them "well yeah she had a bad childhood that's why she's a jerk nowadays". She often gets away with doing bad, selfish things but only gets away with a slap on the wrist (or just numb slapstick). What we are concerned is how her attitude reflects on Arnold, and we find it baffling how we're supposed to accept that he falls in love with a nasty girl who's only belittled him and threatened him as long as he knew. Helga HAS a sweet and romantic side, but she never shows it, which is her own undoing. There's little there for him to like, and again, we find it concerning how so many people find it "romantic" instead of deeply troubled. We imagine if the genders were reversed, people would loath the couple and deem it abusive (as it happened with Snape and Lily from Harry Potter).
29th Nov '17 2:15:04 PM Phoenix1986
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* During the breakfast scene in The Jungle Movie we see boarders like Ernie, Mr. Hyunh, and Oskar but Oskarís wife Susie is absent. Itís more than likely she ended up leaving him.
24th Nov '17 5:00:43 PM RayAP9
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* A small case, but in "Married", Arnold's [[AwfulWeddedLife nightmare]] has him and Helga having three nasty kids. But by contrast, Helga's [[HappilyMarried dream]] has her and Arnold remaining childless. This could suggest that Helga has no interest in becoming a parent.

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* A small case, but in "Married", Arnold's [[AwfulWeddedLife nightmare]] has him and Helga having three nasty kids. But by contrast, Helga's [[HappilyMarried dream]] has her and Arnold remaining childless. This could suggest that Helga has no interest in becoming a parent.
parent. Dig deeper, and it makes perfect sense; Arnold knows what a good child he turned out to be, and it was partially because he had two excellent parental figures, and would want to give a child the same thing his grandparents gave him, confident that he could emulate them. On the other hand, not only might Helga know deep down that she doesn't have a personality conducive to good parenting, but she also wouldn't want to risk having a child that would end up [[BrokenAce like]] [[StepfordSmiler Olga]] or [[BrokenBird Helga]] [[TheUnfavorite herself]], because she knows from experience how horrible that type of life is.
24th Nov '17 4:17:10 PM CJCroen1393
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* A small case, but in "Married", Arnold's [[AwfulWeddedLife nightmare]] has him and Helga having three nasty kids. But by contrast, Helga's [[HappilyMarried dream]] has her and Arnold remaining childless. This could suggest that Helga has no interest in becoming a parent.
24th Nov '17 7:13:06 AM ladyofthelibrary
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* Meta example: I was chatting with a friend and mentioned a fanfic where a college-aged Helga gets a stalker (one who's mentally ill, obsessed with her and eventually gets violently); his response was [[LaserGuidedKarma "Good; she deserves it."]] Is this thought process ''common''? Yeah; Helga's treatment of Arnold is a bit DoubleStandard but she never tried to actually cause him real harm.

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* Meta example: I was chatting with a friend and mentioned a fanfic where a college-aged Helga gets a stalker (one who's mentally ill, obsessed with her and eventually gets violently); violent with both her and others, even landing Brainy in the hospital); his response was [[LaserGuidedKarma "Good; she deserves it."]] Is this thought process ''common''? Yeah; Helga's treatment of Arnold is a bit DoubleStandard but she never tried to actually cause him real harm.
9th Nov '17 9:13:32 PM PrincessGwen
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* Arnold's old teacher Miss Slovak's hair changes colors in between episodes. Sometimes it's brown, sometimes it's gray. This could be due to her dying it as opposed to an animation error.

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* Arnold's old teacher Miss Slovak's hair changes colors in between episodes. Sometimes it's brown, sometimes it's gray. This could be due to her dying dyeing it as opposed to an animation error.



* The name of the teacher of the manners school that Patty and Helga attended on one episode is "Madame Parvenu". A parvenu is someone who is trying to adapt themselves to society while denying their origins (usually more humble, since the term is usually used to describe new riches, but it has ben used on other ways, it was used first to descrive jewish women who married to christian men to be socially accepted). The fridge comes when that's what both girls tried to do, deny her more brash natures (that are also present on their families) and trying to be more delicate in order to fit on society.
* The episode "Heat" has Grandma acting sane while everyone else acts insane. The heat has put her back in her own mind while everyoneelse goes out of theirs.

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* The name of the teacher of the manners school that Patty and Helga attended on in one episode is "Madame Parvenu". A parvenu is someone who is trying to adapt themselves to society while denying their origins (usually more humble, since the term is usually used to describe new riches, but it has ben used on other ways, it was used first to descrive jewish Jewish women who married to christian Christian men to be socially accepted). The fridge comes when that's what both girls tried to do, deny her more brash natures (that are also present on in their families) and trying to be more delicate in order to fit on into society.
* The episode "Heat" has Grandma acting sane while everyone else acts insane. The heat has put her back in her own mind while everyoneelse everyone else goes out of theirs.
7th Nov '17 4:28:06 PM UncontestedSequel517
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* The episode "Heat has Grandma acting sane while everyone else acts insane. [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness While this is a joke about her being normal for once]], keep in mind that everyone is acting insane because of the heat. Seeing as everyone is acting the opposite of how they would normally act, being sane, Grandma's also acting the opposite of how she normally is, being insane.

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* The episode "Heat "Heat" has Grandma acting sane while everyone else acts insane. [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness While this is a joke about The heat has put her being normal for once]], keep back in her own mind that everyone is acting insane because while everyoneelse goes out of the heat. Seeing as everyone is acting the opposite of how they would normally act, being sane, Grandma's also acting the opposite of how she normally is, being insane.
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7th Nov '17 4:26:18 PM UncontestedSequel517
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* Anytime we see Arnold's bus pass it says Born: Yes on it. This could be the writers [[TheUnreveal not wanting to reveal his birthdate]] but it could be a [[StealthPun pun]] on the phrase "X are born, not made."
25th Sep '17 3:23:26 PM Jobyrdthegamerbyrd
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* The episode "Heat has Grandma acting sane while everyone else acts insane. [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness While this is a joke about her being normal for once]], keep in mind that everyone is acting insane because of the heat. Seeing as everyone is acting the opposite of how they would normally act, being sane, Grandma's also acting the opposite of how she normally is, being insane.
25th Jul '17 12:02:34 PM MitziHD
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* The name of the teacher of the manners school that Patty and Helga attended on one episode is "Madame Parvenu". A parvenu is someone who is trying to adapt themselves to society while denying their origins (usually more humble, since the term is usually used to describe new riches, but it has ben used on other ways, it was used first to descrive jewish women who married to christian men to be socially accepted). The fridge comes when that's what both girls tried to do, deny her more brash natures (that are also present on their families) and trying to be more delicate in order to fit on society.
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