History Headscratchers / HeyArnold

7th Dec '17 3:28:28 PM thecarolinabull01
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** Lila didn't become a love interest of Arnold's until the third season. Not really an answer, but I just pretend that "What's Opera, Arnold?" happened before "Arnold's Valentine" despite airing after (like how 24 hours to Live is the chronological first episode since it's a remake of the pilot). It's not like the order they aired in is the order in which they happened, right?
30th Nov '17 9:48:47 PM C2
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* Why was Ruth even in "What's Opera, Arnold?" Even if we ignore the fact that she was on a field trip with the fourth graders (it may have been multiple grades, since there was a 5th grade teacher there with them too.) by this point in the series, he'd gotten over his crush on Ruth when he realized he didn't know her that well. So why does Helga still hate her, and why does Arnold dream about her? Even after Lila had been introduced

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* Why was Ruth even in "What's Opera, Arnold?" Even if we ignore the fact that she was on a field trip with the fourth graders (it may have been multiple grades, since there was a 5th grade teacher there with them too.) by this point in the series, he'd gotten over his crush on Ruth when he realized he didn't know her that well. So why does Helga still hate her, and why does Arnold dream about her? Even after Lila had been introducedintroduced.
* How did all the "football head" jokes go over with UK viewers?
23rd Nov '17 11:21:12 PM purplewowies
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**Carob isn't the ''same thing'' as chocolate; it's a substitute in that he could eat it instead of chocolate and it's used as an alternative to chocolate for some health-food eaters and people with chocolate allergies. Allergies to carob are rare, but Arnold said Chocolate Boy was allergic to carob, which suggests it's the carob itself (it's its own compound) that he's allergic to.
18th Nov '17 11:13:02 PM ZPanda1000
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* In the episode where Arnold helps Chocolate Boy stop eating chocolate, he introduces him to healthier substitutes. One of those was ''carob'', which Arnold says is a chocolate substitute. Chocolate Boy eats them and then breaks out in hives. What's in ''carob'' that would make someone have an allergic reaction? And why would Chocolate Boy not have a similar reaction when eating chocolate?

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* In the episode where Arnold helps Chocolate Boy stop eating chocolate, he introduces him to healthier substitutes. One of those was ''carob'', which Arnold says is a chocolate substitute. Chocolate Boy eats them and then breaks out in hives. What's in ''carob'' that would make someone have an allergic reaction? And why would Chocolate Boy not have a similar reaction when eating chocolate?chocolate?
* Why was Ruth even in "What's Opera, Arnold?" Even if we ignore the fact that she was on a field trip with the fourth graders (it may have been multiple grades, since there was a 5th grade teacher there with them too.) by this point in the series, he'd gotten over his crush on Ruth when he realized he didn't know her that well. So why does Helga still hate her, and why does Arnold dream about her? Even after Lila had been introduced
19th Oct '17 5:41:05 PM Kinola
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** 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...

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** 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...Probably...
* In the episode where Arnold helps Chocolate Boy stop eating chocolate, he introduces him to healthier substitutes. One of those was ''carob'', which Arnold says is a chocolate substitute. Chocolate Boy eats them and then breaks out in hives. What's in ''carob'' that would make someone have an allergic reaction? And why would Chocolate Boy not have a similar reaction when eating chocolate?
18th Oct '17 12:24:22 PM ladyofthelibrary
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** You do realize that cheese, croutons and such were probably also available to prevent the salad from being "too bland"? Plus in real life, there's been cases of people getting fat off of ''grapefruit''. It's quantity just as much as what you're eating and Harold was probably eating more than usual because of the calorie loss shock.
24th Jun '17 1:20:04 AM KittyKaxx
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*** Furthermore, social services only get involved if it appears that a child is in actual danger of their lives. Helga lives in a big clean house, has clean clothes, has spending money(because she doesn't have a job where else would she get it?), and she (usually) has enough food to eat. On top of that Bob and Miriam never ''physically'' abuse Helga, or even verbally. You can't take a child away just because their parents don't pay enough attention to them.

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*** Furthermore, social services only get involved if it appears that a child is in actual '''''actual danger of their lives. lives.''''' Helga lives in a big clean house, has clean clothes, has spending money(because she doesn't have a job where else would she get it?), and she (usually) has enough food to eat. On top of that Bob and Miriam never ''physically'' abuse Helga, or even verbally. You can't take a child away just because their parents don't pay enough attention to them.
18th Jun '17 8:28:01 PM Nicoaln
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** This is actually TruthInTelevision. A kid who is subjected to religious or emotional abuse won't be picked up by CPS as likely. A lot of CPS agents think "Well s/he's not getting hit..."
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.
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