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22nd Jun '17 9:25:35 AM WanderingBrowser
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* MoodWhiplash: The infamous pairing of "Arnold Betrays Iggy" and "Helga and the Nanny," two episodes which are [[DownerEnding unusually cynical]] considering how optimistic the rest of the series is. With the former, just for letting Iggy's humiliating secret out, [[DisproportionateRetribution he first gives Arnold the passive-aggressive treatment for months on end]], then forces him to endure a HumiliationConga himself on live TV. The usually-forgiving Arnold treats this as an in-universe MoralEventHorizon. With the latter, Helga ends up framing her nanny for theft, ruining her career prospects and leading her to declare Helga beyond help.

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The infamous pairing of "Arnold Betrays Iggy" and "Helga and the Nanny," two episodes which are [[DownerEnding unusually cynical]] considering how optimistic the rest of the series is. With the former, just for letting Iggy's humiliating secret out, [[DisproportionateRetribution he first gives Arnold the passive-aggressive treatment for months on end]], then forces him to endure a HumiliationConga himself on live TV. The usually-forgiving Arnold treats this as an in-universe MoralEventHorizon. With the latter, Helga ends up framing her nanny for theft, ruining her career prospects and leading her to declare Helga beyond help.help.
** Two of Gerald's UrbanLegends both feature this; "Wheezin' Ed" and "Pigeon Man". In the former, after using a deep, sinister voice to talk about the titular gangster, he abruptly switches to cheerfully noting that some say Ed was just faking the wheezing for a gimmick. Which then switches back to creepy visuals, ending with a shot of a man's shadow as he points and screams in horror, three candles mounted on human skulls on sticks the only light source. In the latter, after ominously suggesting that Pigeon Man is an alien (something accompanied by spine-tingling music), he then abruptly switches to a chirpy voice and notes the alternative theory is that the Pigeon Man is just a crazy guy in a chicken suit.
10th Jun '17 1:19:50 AM NightShade96
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** Stinky has a very country sounding theme, that can usually be heard in his own episodes.
** Rhonda has her own fancy-sounding theme, that is usually featured in episodes that spotlight her.

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** Stinky has a very country sounding theme, country-sounding theme that can usually be heard in his own episodes.
** Rhonda has her own fancy-sounding theme, theme that is usually featured in episodes that spotlight her. her.
* LessonsInSophistication: The episode "Polishing Rhonda" had Rhonda and Big Patty signed up for a finishing school by their parents when the two of them got into a scuffle in school. Rhonda hadn't done very well due to her SpoiledBrat tendencies, while [[HiddenDepths Patty]] excelled. Eventually Rhonda asked Patty for help and eventually the two of them passed.



* LighterAndSofter: The show at the beginning of its production focused a lot on real life issues and how to deal with them (like getting mugged, loners who are DrivenToSuicide and the like), but the writers felt that the show was heading in a too depressing direction for a kid show. Therefore they lightened up the mood by having the characters behave happier as well as being [[DenserAndWackier funnier]] rather than be uncomfortable to watch, which altered into the wacky humor of the show we know today.

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* LighterAndSofter: The show at the beginning of its production focused a lot on real life issues and how to deal with them (like getting mugged, loners who are DrivenToSuicide and the like), but the writers felt that the show was heading in a too depressing direction for a kid kids' show. Therefore Therefore, they lightened up the mood by having the characters behave happier happier, as well as being [[DenserAndWackier funnier]] rather than be being uncomfortable to watch, which altered into the wacky humor of the show we know today.
8th Jun '17 6:48:36 PM waters20
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* {{Mooning}}: Harold, Sid, and Stinky do this to Principal Wartz in "Full Moon", which leaves Arnold to do a month worth of detention for refusing to reveal the troublemakers to the principal.
27th Apr '17 5:17:38 PM thecarolinabull01
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* OneMarioLimit: Helga Pataki is easily the most well-known character bearing that name. Arnold unfortunately is overshadowed by Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger.
27th Apr '17 11:05:48 AM Golondrina
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** There was Olga's temporary fiancé Doug Lesham and {{Orson Welles}} {{expy}} Douglas Cain from the Halloween episode.

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** There was Olga's temporary fiancé Doug Lesham and {{Orson Welles}} Creator/OrsonWelles {{expy}} Douglas Cain from the Halloween episode.
25th Feb '17 7:49:44 PM nombretomado
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Dino Spumoni is a poor man's FrankSinatra.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Dino Spumoni is a poor man's FrankSinatra.Music/FrankSinatra.
29th Jan '17 1:04:07 AM thecarolinabull01
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* JabbaTableManners: Helga is occasionally shown to be a messy eater, as seen in "Helga's Masquerade" and "Big Bob's Crisis", where she has chocolate syrup (in the former) and barbecue sauce (in the latter) all over her face.

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* JabbaTableManners: Helga is occasionally shown to be a messy eater, as seen in "Heat", "Helga's Masquerade" and "Big Bob's Crisis", where she has ice cream ("Heat"), chocolate syrup (in the former) ("Helga's Masquerade") and barbecue sauce (in the latter) ("Big Bob's Crisis) all over her face.



* PoisonousFriend: Helga, at times. Though she often means well in situations where she is made to help others, her idea of the right way to do something is a little... skewed. In episodes where she gives advice or puts down a plan of action, chances are that plan will be harsh, immoral, and ultimately not helpful. She lampshades it in "Deconstructing Arnold" while explaining to Arnold why he is the right person to give advice and she... isn't.

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Helga, at times. Though she often means well in situations where she is made to help others, her idea of the right way to do something is a little... skewed. In episodes where she gives advice or puts down a plan of action, chances are that plan will be harsh, immoral, and ultimately not helpful. She lampshades it in "Deconstructing Arnold" while explaining to Arnold why he is the right person to give advice and she... isn't.



** Sid is this as well. He turns on his "friends" at the drop of a hat and will usually do something to mess everything up.



* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Helga and Big Bob are both implied to be homophobic considering all the pejorative names they call [[WordOfGay Mr. Simmons]]. (i.e. "throw pillow", "cream puff", "tea cozy".)



* PrecociousCrush: In season 1, Arnold had a crush on Ruth MacDougal, a sixth grader. In "Crush on Teacher", [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin he develops a crush on his substitute teacher.]]

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* PrecociousCrush: In season 1, Arnold had a crush on Ruth MacDougal, a sixth grader. In "Crush on Teacher", [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin he develops a crush on his substitute teacher.]]]] In "Summer Love", he met the eponymous Summer.
19th Jan '17 11:33:47 PM thecarolinabull01
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19th Jan '17 10:12:44 PM thecarolinabull01
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* OneHeadTaller: Gender-flipped with Helga and Arnold.

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* OneHeadTaller: Gender-flipped with Helga and Arnold. Minus Arnold's spiky hair, that is.



* OutOfFocus: One of the things that went wrong with TheMovie, all the main cast besides Arnold, Gerald, and Helga.

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One of the things that went wrong with TheMovie, all the main cast besides Arnold, Gerald, and Helga.




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** Arnold himself had very few episodes dedicated to him in seasons 4 and 5, and when he did appear it was usually to act as TheConscience.



* ProgressivelyPrettier: Helga for most of season 1 has an ape like face, a thicker unibrow, a big nose, and a big overbite, from season 2 onwards (after ArtEvolution kicks in) her features are made softer and she gets cuter as a result.

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* ProgressivelyPrettier: Helga for most of season 1 has an ape like face, a thicker unibrow, a big nose, and a big overbite, from season 2 onwards (after ArtEvolution kicks in) her features are made softer toned down and she gets cuter as a result.
19th Jan '17 6:41:51 PM thecarolinabull01
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* JabbaTableManners: Helga is occasionally shown to be a messy eater, as seen in "Helga's Masquerade" and "Big Bob's Crisis", where she has chocolate syrup (in the former) and barbecue sauce (in the latter) all over her face.
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