History Headscratchers / HeyArnold

4th May '17 6:44:13 PM thecarolinabull01
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** Being in love tends to impair judgment.

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** [[LoveMakesYouDumb Being in love tends to impair judgment.judgment]].
1st May '17 11:24:09 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Are you talking about the episode where Arnold got mugged and learned karate? The kid you might be talking about got freaked because this little schmuck somehow got tougher and quicker than before. Plus, look at the way Arnold is holding himself and his facial expression. It's not one of fear, it's of anger. He also looks as if he's about to fight. If someone glared at me like that ''while'' swiping a card from me, I would know better to stay out of their way. He may be a thug, but he's GenreSavvy enough to know not to screw around with someone who may look like they'll give him a can of whoopass on his butt.

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** Are you talking about the episode where Arnold got mugged and learned karate? The kid you might be talking about got freaked because this little schmuck somehow got tougher and quicker than before. Plus, look at the way Arnold is holding himself and his facial expression. It's not one of fear, it's of anger. He also looks as if he's about to fight. If someone glared at me like that ''while'' swiping a card from me, I would know better to stay out of their way. He may be a thug, but he's GenreSavvy enough to know he knows not to screw around with someone who may look like they'll give him a can of whoopass on his butt.
9th Apr '17 3:35:31 PM ngh93
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*** Actually he said that it was ''almost'' confirmed, not fully confirmed.

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*** Actually he said that it was ''almost'' confirmed, not fully confirmed.
26th Jan '17 11:56:24 PM thecarolinabull01
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** I'd say this is likely true. I'm no expert on mental illnesses but based on what we see on screen she definitely does not have bipolar disorder. She does, however, seem to have some symptoms of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borderline_personality_disorder Borderline Personality Disorder]] a disease that is often mistaken for and misdiagnosed as bipolar disorder.

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** I'd say this is likely true. I'm no expert on mental illnesses but based on what we see on screen she definitely does not have bipolar disorder. She does, however, seem to have some symptoms of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borderline_personality_disorder Borderline Personality Disorder]] a disease that is often mistaken for and misdiagnosed as bipolar disorder. According to experts, you must meet five or more of the following criteria to be officially diagnosed as having BPD:
*** '''Uses extreme measures to avoid real or imagined abandonment''': The lengths she goes to in order to avoid telling Arnold that she's in love with him because she's afraid he'll reject her. I'd say this is a definite yes.
*** '''Volatile relationships with others that can alternate between admiration and deprecation''': She'll ridicule Arnold for his righteous goody-goody personality and then gush about how much she loves him for it in the same sentence. I'd say this is a yes.
*** '''Irresponsibility in at least two potentially harmful areas (e.g., spending, sex, substance abuse, reckless driving. binge eating)''': No.
*** '''Suicidal behavior, gestures or threats''': No.
*** '''Self-mutilating behavior''': No. At least not intentionally...
*** '''Mood fluctuations with noticeable rapid changes''': Yes.
*** '''Persistent feelings of emptiness''': I'm not sure about this one. She's occasionally shown to have feelings of emptiness, such as in "Helga's Love Potion" when she was under a placebo for an "anti-love potion" she was basically just a robot with nothing to live for, I'd say yes.
*** '''Feelings of self-hate and self-loathing''': With how much time she spends comparing herself to Olga and Lila in negative ways and wishing she could be prettier, nicer, funnier, etc., this is likely a yes.
*** '''Feeling misunderstood, neglected, alone, empty or hopeless''': Yes, no question.
*** '''Difficulty controlling emotions or impulses''': She's sometimes shown to be about to be nice to Arnold for a change, only to snap right back into bully mode in an instant. Yet other times, such as "Helga's Masquerade", she keeps her anger in check quite well. One for the "maybe" pile.
** So that's 6 "yes"es and 1 possible "yes". She may very well have this disorder.
7th Jan '17 4:59:59 PM thecarolinabull01
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* Arnold and Helga are 9, right? So what's up with all the GettingCrapPastTheRadar sexual overtones of the latter's feelings regarding the former? Sure, I'd understand it if they were like 11 or 12, but ''9''?

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* Arnold and Helga are 9, right? So what's up with all the GettingCrapPastTheRadar sexual overtones of the latter's feelings regarding the former? Sure, I'd understand it if they were like 11 or 12, but ''9''?''9''?
** Yeah, it's a bit creepy, but in a world where teen pregnancies are seemingly becoming the norm (hell, a ''fifth'' grader got pregnant at a school in my area) it doesn't surprise me that much. It's meant to be PlayedForLaughs and it's doubtful that Helga wants to rape him or something. Probably...
28th Dec '16 5:31:57 PM RayAP9
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*** Further proven in the fact that "Hilda" isn't really much different than what Helga is ''really'' like, other than not being a bully; she's only the opposite of what Arnold ''perceives'' Helga as. Both are poetic, value relationships and genuine kindness from others, and we know that (just like Hilda) Helga is actually a kind-hearted person on the inside. She just bullies people because she doesn't know how to handle the gamut of emotions she goes through on a regular basis. Also, when Helga dressed and acted like Lila (i.e., nice), Arnold couldn't stay away from her. It seems that the only thing keeping Arnold from potentially falling for her is her being a bully (don't forget that when they first met, Arnold graciously offered her some refuge from the pouring rain under his umbrella, and told her that he liked her bow).

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*** Further proven in the fact that "Hilda" isn't really much different than what Helga is ''really'' like, other than not being a bully; she's only the opposite of what Arnold ''perceives'' Helga as. Both are poetic, value relationships and genuine kindness from others, and we know that (just like Hilda) Helga is actually a kind-hearted person on the inside. She just bullies people because she doesn't know how to handle the gamut of emotions she goes through on a regular basis. Also, when Helga dressed and acted like Lila (i.e., nice), Arnold couldn't stay away from her.her-- same for when she pretended to be Arnold's pen pal, Cecile. It seems that the only thing keeping Arnold from potentially falling for her is her being a bully (don't forget that when they first met, Arnold graciously offered her some refuge from the pouring rain under his umbrella, and told her that he liked her bow).
17th Dec '16 9:15:37 AM shonengirl
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* How in the hell did Harold get so fat during the weight loss cruise in "Weighing Harold"? Sure, he said it was because he started stress eating, but in the commercial, they said the cruise had an "All-you-can-eat salad bar." Unless salad wasn't the only food on board (It's possible that the staff has some hidden for themselves.) or he drowned it in dressing, how did he get so fat eating salad?

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* How in the hell did Harold get so fat during the weight loss cruise in "Weighing Harold"? Sure, he said it was because he started stress eating, but in the commercial, they said the cruise had an "All-you-can-eat salad bar." Unless salad wasn't the only food on board (It's possible that the staff has some hidden for themselves.) or he drowned it in dressing, how did he get so fat eating salad?salad?
* Arnold and Helga are 9, right? So what's up with all the GettingCrapPastTheRadar sexual overtones of the latter's feelings regarding the former? Sure, I'd understand it if they were like 11 or 12, but ''9''?
10th Dec '16 3:06:00 PM thecarolinabull01
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*** Actually Hilda did have a monobrow (it was mostly covered by bangs) but she did look prettier than Helga. For one thing she had a ponytail instead of pigtails, visible eyelashes and wore red earrings, all Helga would have to do is change her hairstyle, wear mascara, put on earrings and stop being a mean and all would be fine.
10th Dec '16 2:55:29 PM thecarolinabull01
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** The movie has been put back into production, so we shall see soon.



* How in the hell did Harold get so fat during the weight loss cruise in "Weighing Harold"? Sure, he said it was because he started stress eating, but in the commercial, they said the cruise had an "All-you-can-eat salad bar." Unless salad wasn't the only food on board (It's possible that the staff has some hidden from themselves.) or he drowned it in dressing, how did he get so fat eating salad?

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* How in the hell did Harold get so fat during the weight loss cruise in "Weighing Harold"? Sure, he said it was because he started stress eating, but in the commercial, they said the cruise had an "All-you-can-eat salad bar." Unless salad wasn't the only food on board (It's possible that the staff has some hidden from for themselves.) or he drowned it in dressing, how did he get so fat eating salad?
7th Dec '16 4:53:53 PM thecarolinabull01
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** Besides, Eugene had already painted it mauve

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** Besides, Eugene had already painted it mauve
mauve.


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** Another reason why and she and Helga aren't so different. Helga also became a bully because she was afraid of other kids bullying her.
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