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20th Feb '17 7:54:49 PM thecarolinabull01
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* SpotlightStealingSquad: Helga. She received more [[ADayInTheLimelight day in the limelight]] episodes than any other supporting character (even Gerald, who's supposed to be Arnold's best friend), and was the most developed character on the show. By seasons 4 and 5, she more or less became the series' true protagonist. It even extends to this very wiki. Her list of tropes on the Characters page was so long (it took up at least a quarter of the page and was twice the length of Arnold's) it was split off into a page of its own (Arnold eventually got one as well). TropesAreNotBad, since she's arguably the series' most popular character.

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* SpotlightStealingSquad: Helga. She received more [[ADayInTheLimelight day in the limelight]] episodes than any other supporting character (even Gerald, who's supposed to be Arnold's best friend), and was the most developed character on the show. By seasons 4 and 5, she more or less became the series' true protagonist. It even extends to this very wiki. Her list of tropes on the Characters page [[TropesOverdosed was so long long]] (it took up at least a quarter of the page and was twice the length of Arnold's) it was split off into a page of its own (Arnold eventually got one as well). TropesAreNotBad, since she's arguably the series' most popular character.
20th Feb '17 6:24:25 PM nombretomado
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* SoBadItsGood: In-universe. Helga & Big Bob's reaction to ''[[{{Cats}} Rats]]: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Musical of Singing Rats]]''. TakeThat, indeed.

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* SoBadItsGood: In-universe. Helga & Big Bob's reaction to ''[[{{Cats}} ''[[Theatre/{{Cats}} Rats]]: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Musical of Singing Rats]]''. TakeThat, indeed.
19th Feb '17 6:17:29 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech:
** Helga delivers one to her mom in the episode "Road Trip".
--> '''Helga''': Well, you've done a great job so far, Miriam. You lost the map, you ran us off the road, you left your purse on top of the car again and we're stuck in the middle of nowhere. I'm nine years old, mom. You're the parent. You're supposed to take care of me, but you couldn't even do that. Face it, Miriam. You're a lousy mom.
** She also delivers an even more scathing one to Harold in "Buses, Bikes, and Subways".
---> '''Helga''': Everything that happened today is your fault! You can't do ANYTHING right. Take the bus for example. Why do you think we missed it, Harold? Oh, let's see. Hmmm...maybe was it because you were too busy eating twice your body weight in chocolate num nums! Oh, how about this one? "Let's take the subway! I think it goes to Lincoln." Oh, wait! No, it doesn't! It goes straight to the bowels of the underworld. Population? Homicidal, toothless midget clowns! I know, "Let's steal their bike. They won't mind!" Now you'd think that would be enough to fill any moron's day, but you're not just any moron, are you, Harold? You're the KING, your day's just getting started. So, because of your AMAZING curiosity about the world around us, YOU PULLED THE PLUG OUT OF THE BOTTOM OF OUR GETAWAY BOAT! (sighs) You idiot...
** Helga herself got one in "Helga and the Nanny". When Inga the titular nanny was framed for theft, and got fired for it, Helga ended up [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone feeling guilty about it]] and [[WhatTheHellHero was called out by her friends]]. When Helga goes to confess to Inga, the nanny reveals she already knew, and tells Helga that she [[JerkassWoobie is a sad and troubled child]] [[{{Tsundere}} who takes it out by being a]] {{Jerkass}} to others, and pushes away anyone who tries to help her. Cue the DownerEnding...
** Susie gives one towards Oskar in "Baby Oskar" and Oskar just kind of sits there and agrees with her.
---> '''Susie''': You're a grown man. When are you going to grow up and act responsible?\\
'''Oskar''': I'll do it tomorrow.\\
'''Susie''': Tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow! That's all I ever hear from you!\\
'''Oskar''': What's wrong with tomorrow? It's a good day.\\
'''Susie''': Tomorrow's a good day for you! Tomorrow's a grand day, because tomorrow's the day you'll get a good job! Tomorrow's the day you'll pay the bills! Tomorrow's the day you'll grow up and start acting responsible. But tomorrow never comes for you, because it's always so conveniently a day away. \\
'''Oskar''': That's right, it's only a day away [[ComicStrip/LittleOrphanAnnie just like that song the little orphan girl sings!]]\\
'''Susie''': What about today Oskar, and what about yesterday? When I needed your help you just loafed around the house! When I had to take care of the cleaning, the bills, and the baby all you could do was whine and moan, and ask me to make you a sandwich!\\
'''Oskar''': That's right and you never did!\\
'''Susie''': Because I was busy! You expect everyone else to take care of you!\\
'''Oskar''': [[ItsAllAboutMe Susie I don't expect everyone else to take care of me.]] [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Just you!]]
** Pretty much everyone in the boarding house gives Oskar one in "Oskar Gets a Job". Including NiceGuy Arnold.
---> '''Arnold''': That's it. I'm tired of all your excuses.\\
'''Oskar''': Arnold, you seem a little cranky. Maybe you should take a nap.\\
'''Arnold''': Look, I only helped you because you said you were desperate. You said you wanted to change. I guess I was wrong. Mr. Kokoshka, I'm sorry but you're a huge loser!\\
'''Ernie''': I told ya, that Kokoshka is a Class-A bum. A Class-A bum!\\
'''Mr. Hyunh''': He just no good! \\
'''Ernie''': I'm telling you Hyunh, that bum will never work a single day in his life.\\
'''Mr. Hyunh''': No!\\
'''Susie''': I'm sorry about Oskar, Arnold. I just wish for once he'd do what he says he's going to do. But I guess that just won't ever happen.\\
'''Arnold''': I know. I thought he really wanted to change. But he was just fooling us all, just like he always does.
** Eugene delivers one to the actor portraying [[TheAhnold The Abdicator]] when he learns the latter is [[NiceCharacterMeanActor nothing like the character he plays]].
-->'''Eugene''': You're a fake!
-->'''Maurice''': I'm just an actor.
-->'''Eugene''': Yeah, well to millions of kids you're a hero. We looked up to you. [[BrokenPedestal But now I know the truth: You're nothing but a fake.]]
-->'''Maurice''': [[BrutalHonesty Look, kid it's just a role I play.]]
-->'''Eugene''': Come one. You're a wimp.
5th Feb '17 2:26:02 PM thecarolinabull01
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* SpotlightStealingSquad: Helga. She received more [[ADayInTheLimelight day in the limelight]] episodes than any other supporting character (even Gerald, who's supposed to be Arnold's best friend), and was the most developed character on the show. By seasons 4 and 5, she more or less became the series' true protagonist. It even extends to this very wiki. Her list of tropes on the Characters page was so long (it took up at least a quarter of the page and was twice the length of Arnold's) it was split off into a page of its own. TropesAreNotBad, since she's arguably the series' most popular character.

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* SpotlightStealingSquad: Helga. She received more [[ADayInTheLimelight day in the limelight]] episodes than any other supporting character (even Gerald, who's supposed to be Arnold's best friend), and was the most developed character on the show. By seasons 4 and 5, she more or less became the series' true protagonist. It even extends to this very wiki. Her list of tropes on the Characters page was so long (it took up at least a quarter of the page and was twice the length of Arnold's) it was split off into a page of its own.own (Arnold eventually got one as well). TropesAreNotBad, since she's arguably the series' most popular character.
31st Jan '17 1:34:34 PM thecarolinabull01
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** Gerald and Helga (post-VocalEvolution; see below) have voices that are way too deep for nine-year-olds.

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** Gerald Gerald, Stinky and Helga (post-VocalEvolution; see below) have voices that are way too deep for nine-year-olds.
28th Jan '17 12:59:24 AM thecarolinabull01
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* TimeShiftedActor: Arnold is voiced by Rusty Flood during the flashbacks in "Parents Day" and "Helga on the Couch" instead of Philip Van Dyke and Spencer Klein. The latter episode also had Craig Bartlett's daughter Katie voice Helga in the flashback instead of Francesca Smith.
22nd Jan '17 10:59:56 PM thecarolinabull01
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* VocalDissonance: Gerald and Helga (post-VocalEvolution; see below) have voices that are way too deep for nine-year-olds.

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* VocalDissonance: VocalDissonance:
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Gerald and Helga (post-VocalEvolution; see below) have voices that are way too deep for nine-year-olds.nine-year-olds.
** Tish Wittenberg is a pretty blonde, but has a deep, gravelly voice befitting a 50-year-old chain smoker.
21st Jan '17 9:56:13 PM thecarolinabull01
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* SoYouWereSaying: In "Helga Blabs It All", Helga breaks into the boarding house (again) to stop her secret from being revealed. She is successful, but fails to escape and is caught not only by Arnold, but all of the boys in her class. She slowly backs away with no one saying a word. Once she leaves the room, the boys continue their conversation as if nothing happened.

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* SoYouWereSaying: In "Helga Blabs It All", Helga breaks into the boarding house (again) to stop her secret from being revealed. She is successful, but fails to escape and is caught not only by Arnold, but all of the boys in her class. She slowly backs away with no one saying a word. Once she leaves the room, the boys continue their conversation as if nothing happened.%%* SoYouWereSaying
21st Jan '17 9:54:51 PM thecarolinabull01
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%%* SoYouWereSaying

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%%* SoYouWereSaying* SoYouWereSaying: In "Helga Blabs It All", Helga breaks into the boarding house (again) to stop her secret from being revealed. She is successful, but fails to escape and is caught not only by Arnold, but all of the boys in her class. She slowly backs away with no one saying a word. Once she leaves the room, the boys continue their conversation as if nothing happened.


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** "Best Friends": When teamed with them as part of a school project, Arnold is telling Gerald how well Rhonda and Nadine get along despite being as different as night and day. These differences cause them to get into a heated argument throughout the episode, with Arnold in the middle.
19th Jan '17 10:19:36 PM thecarolinabull01
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* TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation

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* TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimationTheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation: Made during this period.



* RomanticFalseLead: Ruth and Lila.

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* RomanticFalseLead: Ruth and Lila.Lila for Arnold.



* RunningGag: While Helga fawns over Arnold and recites her poetry about him, Brainy will interrupt her with his heavy breathing, resulting in Helga hitting him with an OffhandBackhand. Also, Brainy appears in some of the...weirdest locations. They even lampshade this, and he doesn't even know what he was doing there with them in the first place.

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* RunningGag: Several.
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While Helga fawns over Arnold and recites her poetry about him, Brainy will interrupt her with his heavy breathing, resulting in Helga hitting him with an OffhandBackhand. Also, Brainy appears in some of the...weirdest locations. They even lampshade this, and he doesn't even know what he was doing there with them in the first place.



* {{Sleepwalking}}: Pork rinds cause this, apparently.

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* {{Sleepwalking}}: Pork rinds cause this, apparently.apparently, as Helga hilariously found out.



* SoYouWereSaying
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* TheRenaissanceAgeOfAnimation



* TimeToMove

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* ToyotaTripwire

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* WereStillRelevantDammit: In an {{in-universe}} example, Dino Spumoni's backstory shows us that he was trying way too hard to roll with the times, such as creating a rap album in the '80s. He fared better when he went back to singing his '50s tunes.

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* WereStillRelevantDammit: In an {{in-universe}} example, Dino Spumoni's backstory shows us that he was trying way too hard to roll with the times, such as creating a disco album in the '70s and a rap album in the '80s. He fared better when he went back to singing his '50s tunes.



* YoungerThanTheyLook: [[JerkJock The fifth graders]] are only a year older than the main cast, but they all look (and act) like they should be in the 7th grade at least.

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* YoungerThanTheyLook: [[JerkJock The fifth graders]] are only a year older than the main cast, but they all look look, sound (and act) like they should be in the 7th grade at least.
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