History HeyArnold / TropesJToP

14th Sep '17 9:22:53 PM thecarolinabull01
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* OffModel:
** A big problem in the first season, when the character designs were less consistent.
** Gerald looks slightly off in [[http://i.onionstatic.com/avclub/5893/11/original/640.jpg this promotional picture]] for the Jungle Movie.

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* OffModel:
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OffModel: A big problem in the first season, when the character designs were less consistent.
** Gerald looks slightly off in [[http://i.onionstatic.com/avclub/5893/11/original/640.jpg this promotional picture]] for the Jungle Movie.
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26th Aug '17 12:03:54 PM CaptainTedium
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* NatureTinkling: When listing the great things about camping in "Roughin' It", one of the experiences Grandpa Phil lists is "making doody behind a tree".
23rd Aug '17 2:20:10 AM ZuTheSkunk
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* LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn: In "Olga Comes Home", before Helga admits to changing the grade on Olga's report card, she turns off the radio playing Mozart's Requiem which had played every time Olga was seen moping over her [[TheBGrade B+]].
21st Jul '17 9:27:24 PM kquinn0830
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* LampshadeHanging: Later episodes (and Gerald specifically) liked to point out Arnold's [[ChronicHeroSyndrome need to go out of his way to help people]]. Becomes a plot point in "Deconstructing Arnold", when Arnold decides to quit giving advice.

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* LampshadeHanging: LampshadeHanging:
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Later episodes (and Gerald specifically) liked to point out Arnold's [[ChronicHeroSyndrome need to go out of his way to help people]]. Becomes a plot point in "Deconstructing Arnold", when Arnold decides to quit giving advice.advice.
** During the video Arnold's friends made for him for the San Lorenzo contest, Harold tells the camera he was a one-dimensional bully before Arnold influenced him to become more sensitive (a reference to Harold's CharacterizationMarchesOn between seasons one and two).
16th Jul '17 9:26:00 PM Vir
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* JerkAss: Big Bob, The Jolly-Olly Man, Oskar Kokoshka, Jamie O, Nick Vermicelli, and Wolfgang consistently. A lot of the kids (Helga, Harold, Sid, Stinky, Rhonda, etc.) have their moments frequently as well. There are also several one-time characters that are like this (Doug, the Jolly-Olly Man's father, Frankie G, Ludwig, The Sewer King, Mr Bailey, etc)
* JerkassBall: Arnold has a few of these, such as in "New Teacher" (where he assists the students in bullying Mr. Simmons into quitting his teaching job) and especially in "Egg Story" (where he rips Helga a new asshole even though she was trying to be nice to him for a change, telling her that he doesn't like her and would rather work with anyone else but her, this one in particular seemed like an OutOfCharacterMoment)

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* JerkAss: {{Jerkass}}: Big Bob, The Jolly-Olly Man, Oskar Kokoshka, Jamie O, Nick Vermicelli, and Wolfgang consistently. A lot of the kids (Helga, Harold, Sid, Stinky, Rhonda, etc.) have their moments frequently as well. There are also several one-time characters that are like this (Doug, the Jolly-Olly Man's father, Frankie G, Ludwig, The Sewer King, Mr Mr. Bailey, etc)
* JerkassBall: Arnold has a few of these, such as in "New Teacher" (where he assists the students in bullying Mr. Simmons into quitting his teaching job) and especially in "Egg Story" (where he rips Helga a new asshole even though she was trying to be nice to him for a change, telling her that he doesn't like her and would rather work with anyone else but her, this one one, in particular particular, seemed like an OutOfCharacterMoment)



** [[TearJerker Tearjerkingly]] [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructed]] in "Helga and the Nanny". When Miriam gets a new job, Helga’s parents hire a nanny named Inga to look after Helga. However, while Inga actually cares for Helga, Helga feels as though Inga is trying to control her life, especially when Inga calls her out on her bad behavior, telling her that sewing is a sane way to canalize anger. Finally, Helga loses her paitence completely, and frames Inga for theft...only to be surprised when the other kids [[WhatTheHellHero call her out]]. Inga is fired and has to return to her country. When Helga finds her, her guilt gets the better of her, and she confesses to the framing, only for Inga to tell her she knew it all the time. Helga is confused as to why she is getting off scot-free, until Inga explains that she is not: at the end of the day, Helga is nothing but an angry and sad kid, who pushes away those who care about her, and because of that she cannot be happy. The show ends with Helga in her unhappy home, sadly sewing something, realizing that her actions have cost her a happy home and someone who cares about her.
** Eugene was facing a possible expulsion for pulling a fire alarm, but when it was revealed that Curly framed him, Curly never faced such a punishment, even after pulling the alarm ''again'' right in front of Principal Wartz. Or if anything, he was never sent to seek the psychiatric help the he so obviously needed.

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** [[TearJerker Tearjerkingly]] [[{{Deconstruction}} deconstructed]] {{deconstructed|Trope}} in "Helga and the Nanny". When Miriam gets a new job, Helga’s parents hire a nanny named Inga to look after Helga. However, while Inga actually cares for Helga, Helga feels as though Inga is trying to control her life, especially when Inga calls her out on her bad behavior, telling her that sewing is a sane way to canalize anger. Finally, Helga loses her paitence completely, patience completely and frames Inga for theft...only to be surprised when the other kids [[WhatTheHellHero call her out]]. Inga is fired and has to return to her country. When Helga finds her, her guilt gets the better of her, and she confesses to the framing, only for Inga to tell her she knew it all the time. Helga is confused as to why she is getting off scot-free, scot-free until Inga explains that she is not: at the end of the day, Helga is nothing but an angry and sad kid, who pushes away those who care about her, and because of that she cannot be happy. The show ends with Helga in her unhappy home, sadly sewing something, realizing that her actions have cost her a happy home and someone who cares about her.
** Eugene was facing a possible expulsion for pulling a fire alarm, but when it was revealed that Curly framed him, Curly never faced such a punishment, even after pulling the alarm ''again'' right in front of Principal Wartz. Or if anything, he was never sent to seek the psychiatric help the that he so obviously needed.



* KidsAreCruel: If a kid is not the [[DayInTheLimelight focus of the episode]], chances are they will be part of a crowd, laughing at the current protagonist's misfortune. "Phoebe's Little Problem" is probably the most cruel example.
** [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] in "New Teacher", when everyone (even generally nice kids like Arnold and Phoebe) plots to break Mr. Simmons' spirit.

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* KidsAreCruel: If a kid is not the [[DayInTheLimelight [[ADayInTheLimelight focus of the episode]], chances are they will be part of a crowd, laughing at the current protagonist's misfortune. "Phoebe's Little Problem" is probably the most cruel cruelest example.
** [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] {{Invoked|Trope}} in "New Teacher", when everyone (even generally nice kids like Arnold and Phoebe) plots to break Mr. Simmons' spirit.



* MerchandiseDriven: In universe, Timberly's favorite show, Wally the Alligator is this to the point where his products are advertise in his theme song.

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* MerchandiseDriven: In universe, Timberly's favorite show, Wally the Alligator is this to the point where his products are advertise advertised in his theme song.
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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* MoodWhiplash: MoodWhiplash:
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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.
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