History Headscratchers / HeyArnold

24th May '16 2:46:11 PM ThorfinnRowle
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** I think it's a case of DependingOnTheWriter. Remember that he's also been pushed around by fifth grader mooks before despite being 2-3 years older than them. Torvald on the other hand (undeniably 13) shoves them around like they're nothing and even makes Wolfgang uneasy.



*** This is Arnold we're talking about. The kid probably did know who Phil was talking about but shrugged it off.



** Nobody is going to tell HELGA off for doing that lest they answer to Old Betsy.



** TruthInTelevision. A lot of bullies and thugs back off if their target intends to fight back.



And even if they managed to piece together that the bird was about to say "Helga," there's no way anyone would jump to the conclusion "Helga is madly in love with Arnold." She tortures him on a regular basis and doesn't really like anyone except Phoebe. So in all likelihood, no one's gonna think about it based on the fact that the bird was maybe about to say a name that sounds like Helga's.

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And even if they managed to piece together that the bird was about to say "Helga," there's no way anyone would jump to the conclusion "Helga is madly in love with Arnold." She tortures him on a regular basis and doesn't really like anyone except Phoebe. So in all likelihood, no one's gonna think about it based on the fact that the bird was maybe about to say a name that sounds like Helga's.Helga's.
** Yeah I agree, they'd probably more likely think it was a joke or something.
24th Apr '16 6:57:43 PM Kinola
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*** Mr. Smith moved out.
24th Apr '16 6:56:12 PM Kinola
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** Other people use Gerald Field; maybe on those days when they were playing baseball in the street, the field was being used by another team (or teams) for practice or a ball game.
24th Apr '16 6:54:49 PM Kinola
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** I think it wandered off.
24th Apr '16 6:48:08 PM RayAP9
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** Helga was nervous in general and probably didn't think about that. Once she realized that she had nearly spelled the world right, she had to think fast and probably just said the next letter that she thought of after that. As for no one batting an eyelash, perhaps it's because it's HIllwood's golden boy that won, no one would care, or maybe because of her reputation as a bully, some automatically assumed that she was dumb anyway.

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** Helga was nervous in general and probably didn't think about that. Once she realized that she had nearly spelled the world right, she had to think fast and probably just said the next letter that she thought of after that. As for no one batting an eyelash, perhaps it's because it's HIllwood's Hillwood's golden boy that won, no one would care, or maybe because of her reputation as a bully, some automatically assumed that she was dumb anyway.



* This question is in regards to "Helga's Parrot." Arnold brings said parrot to Show and Tell, where it recites one of Helga's love poems, containing her name. Right before [[spoiler: the monitor lizard eats it]], the parrot clearly gets the first syllable of Helga's name out. The gulp/slurp of the monitor lizard could easily be read as "gah." So, why did none of the kids figure out Helga's secret, or say anything about it?

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* This question is in regards to "Helga's Parrot." Arnold brings said parrot to Show and Tell, where it recites one of Helga's love poems, containing her name. Right before [[spoiler: the monitor lizard eats it]], the parrot clearly gets the first syllable of Helga's name out. The gulp/slurp of the monitor lizard could easily be read as "gah." So, why did none of the kids figure out Helga's secret, or say anything about it?it?
** Could be one of those things that you don't notice unless you know to look for it. We know that the identity of whoever wrote the poem is a huge secret, but everyone else didn't. They probably weren't listening as closely-- for all they know, it could have been anyone's name that the parrot was about to say. Like Hel... en of Troy.\\\
And even if they managed to piece together that the bird was about to say "Helga," there's no way anyone would jump to the conclusion "Helga is madly in love with Arnold." She tortures him on a regular basis and doesn't really like anyone except Phoebe. So in all likelihood, no one's gonna think about it based on the fact that the bird was maybe about to say a name that sounds like Helga's.
24th Apr '16 6:15:20 PM EnglishGuruLady
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** He could've been held back a couple years.

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** He could've been held back a couple years.years.
* This question is in regards to "Helga's Parrot." Arnold brings said parrot to Show and Tell, where it recites one of Helga's love poems, containing her name. Right before [[spoiler: the monitor lizard eats it]], the parrot clearly gets the first syllable of Helga's name out. The gulp/slurp of the monitor lizard could easily be read as "gah." So, why did none of the kids figure out Helga's secret, or say anything about it?
25th Jan '16 2:22:18 AM 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, have some symptoms related to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borderline_personality_disorder Borderline Personality Disorder]] a disease that is often mistaken for 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 related to of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borderline_personality_disorder Borderline Personality Disorder]] a disease that is often mistaken for and misdiagnosed as bipolar disorder.
16th Jan '16 7:32:24 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.

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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, have some symptoms related to [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borderline_personality_disorder Borderline Personality Disorder]] a disease that is often mistaken for bipolar disorder.
28th Dec '15 11:44:21 AM CosmosAndChaos
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* In the episode "Spelling Bee", Helga intentionally loses at the end of the competition to make a point to her father. Her final word, which, if spelled correctly, would win her the spelling bee, was "qualm," which she and her father had gone over ad nauseum during their study sessions. She "attempts" to spell the word "Q-U-A-'''''L'''''-... X?" How did no one even bat an eyelash that something wasn't right? You'd have to be mentally retarded to think the word "qualm" ends with the letter "X." She would have been better off just pretending she forgot the "L."

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* In the episode "Spelling Bee", Helga intentionally loses at the end of the competition to make a point to her father. Her final word, which, if spelled correctly, would win her the spelling bee, was "qualm," which she and her father had gone over ad nauseum during their study sessions. She "attempts" to spell the word "Q-U-A-'''''L'''''-... X?" How did no one even bat an eyelash that something wasn't right? You'd have to be mentally retarded to How would anyone think the word "qualm" ends with the letter "X." "X?" She would have been better off just pretending she forgot the "L."
29th Nov '15 4:34:34 PM thecarolinabull01
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