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Funny: Hey Arnold!
Note: The episodes are organized based on information from the Hey Arnold! Wiki.

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    Season 1 

1A – Downtown as Fruits

  • Monkeyman runs past the Sunset Arms boarding house yelling "I'm Monkeyman!"

1B – Eugene's Bike

  • Arnold and Eugene enjoying a day out, and all of the bad things happening to Eugene (he fails to catch a home-run ball at a baseball game, chokes on a hot dog and subsequently gets hit in the eye with the piece that flew out of his mouth, and he falls into the river while looking out over the docks).

2A – The Little Pink Book

2B – Field Trip

  • Arnold and his grandma break into the aquarium to free an old aged mistreated turtle. They pass by a security guard who is too preoccupied with tormenting the animals to even notice them. Though what he does is actually pretty funny:
    Guard: (laughing) Here, have a cookie. (penguin coughs up cookies and squawks angrily) Uh oh, you tossed your cookies. Here have a cookie. (penguin coughs up cookie and squawks angrily) Uh oh, you tossed your cookies again.
    • Later on, when Arnold and his grandma are escaping with said turtle, they pass by the guard who is now taunting a shark.
      Guard: (dipping his hand in and out of the shark tank) Let's go big shark. Come on, Jaws. Bite me. (he falls into the tank and is cornered by shark) WHAAA!

3A – Arnold's Hat

3B – Stoop Kid (episode)

4A – Helga's Makeover

  • Helga gives herself a makeover, in order to look more girly for Rhonda's party. When her mother Miriam opens the bathroom door and sees the finished product she gasps and faints, causing Helga to say "Maybe I should've gone a bit lighter on the eye shadow."

4B – The Old Building

5A – 6th Grade Girls

5B – The Baseball

6A – Heat

  • Arnold walks into the kitchen where his grandma is sitting at the table.
    Grandma Gertie: I can't stand it Arnold! It's hotter than blazes! I'm a grandma with a husband, a young grandson, and a boarding house full of people to be responsible for.
    Arnold: (to himself) This heat's so crazy it's got Grandma acting normal.
  • The entire scene with Willie the Jolly Olly Man.
    Helga: (climbs atop ice cream truck) We've had enough! We want our ice cream, and we want it at a price we kids can afford!
    Harold: You said it, sister!
    Iggy: That's right!
    Helga: And if we don't get it, we're going to do something really bad!
    (Crowd yells in agreement and rocks the ice cream truck.)
    Jolly Olly Man: Okay, okay! (thinks) You can have "Rum Raisin" for 10 [dollars].
    Helga: LIFT THE TRUCK!!!
    • And then the kids try to do so with Helga still on the truck!
    • Eugene, trying to help (in his typical clueless way) by attempting to lift up the entire back end of the ice cream truck. He predictably hurts himself, and spends the rest of the scene marching back and forth and clutching his back while the other kids rock and shake the truck.

6B – Snow

  • Harvey hates the snow.
    • A Hillwood city bus is pelted by snowballs thrown by Harold and his friends:
      Bus Driver: Ah! I can't see! (turns to look at passengers) WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!
      (cut to passenger seats, showing only Grandma and boarding house pets, who honestly don’t care about the situation. The bus crashes, and Grandma escapes the wreckage on a sled pulled by the pets.)
    • The boarding house residents are moaning about the furnace breaking:
      Grandpa Phil: You call this cold? You should have been here in the winter of '49!
      Mr. Hyunh: I don't care, I was in Vietnam in 1949...plus I was not born yet!

7A – Operation Ruthless

  • The whole Tunnel of Love scene and the pairings that resulted afterward.

7B – The Vacant Lot

  • There's this scene where Eugene gets attacked by Harvey’s chickens. Look at Arnold in that scene, he couldn't care less!
  • After the adults decide to re-make the baseball field for the kids, Arnold's Grandma Gertie shouts "Play ball!". Next, Arnold's Grandpa Phil does the same thing, followed by all the kids in unison and then Mr. Green. Mr. Hyunh, however, chooses to shout the phrase more than once while running around Gerald Field.
    Mr. Hyunh: Play ba-all! Play ball! Play ba-all! Play ball! Play ba-all! Play ball! Play ba-all! Play ba-all! Play ball! Play ba-all!
    Grandpa Phil: WILL YOU BE QUIET?!

8A – The List

  • YMMV, but the boy steals Arnold's baseball for no reason.

8B – Haunted Train (episode)

9A – Mugged

9B – Roughin' It

10A – Door Number 16

10B – Arnold as Cupid

  • Susie yelling at Oskar for not helping out around the house, especially this line.
    Susie: You expect everyone to take care of you.
    Oskar: I don't expect everyone to take care of me, just you.

11A – Benchwarmer

11B – Cool Jerk

12A – Das Subway

  • The Gilligan Cut of riding on the subway.
    Helga: There is no way I'm taking the subway. I can't believe I'm taking the subway.
  • Everyone's deadpan response to what they thought the homeless man was going to say:
    "We know, we know. Get out of your house."

12B – Wheezin' Ed (episode)

  • Arnold: Who'd be stupid enough to make counterfeit pennies?
    • And the moment shortly thereafter when they run into the counterfeiters:
      Sid: AAAAAAAH it's WHEEZIN' ED! (sees henchman) And...and SOME OTHER GUY!

13A – Tutoring Torvald

13B – Gerald Comes Over

14A – Spelling Bee

14B – Pigeon Man (episode)

15A – Olga Comes Home

  • Helga forges Olga's report card (making her think she got a B+ and sending the poor girl into a depression) and begins getting all the gifts that Olga turned down (as she thinks she's a failure just because she got a B+), Helga eats from a box of chocolates and gloats how she finally took over being the favorite of the family — until she chokes on the chocolate and has to give herself the Heimlich maneuver.
    • Near the end, Helga begins to realize just how badly Olga is affected by her prank and feels pity for her, alone and crying in her room. She remarks that there's only "one thing to do" ...and promptly closes Olga's door to lessen the noise.

15B – Sally's Comet

16A – Abner Come Home

16B – The Sewer King (episode)

17A – False Alarm

17B – World Records

  • Arnold, his friends, and other people from the neighborhood try to get into the Book of World Records by making the world's biggest pizza puff.
    Gerald: I hope we put in enough baking soda.
    Phoebe: 150 teaspoons should be plenty.
    Sid: (nervously) "Teaspoons"? I didn't know it was... "teaspoons."
    Phoebe: What did you think "TSP" stood for?
    (long pause)
    Sid: Uh... ten square pounds?
    Arnold: Uh oh...
    Oskar: Look out, she's gonna blow!
    (The pizza puff explodes, sending ingredients flying everywhere. Some of the sauce lands on Harold who's still riding on a kiddie ride outside of a supermarket. He licks the sauce off his face and grins happily.)

18A – Magic Show

18B – 24 Hours to Live

19A – Part Time Friends

19B – Biosquare

20 – Arnold's Christmas

    Season 2 
Note: Episodes with an asterisk (*) were originally produced for Season 1.

21A – Helga's Boyfriend*

21B – Crush on Teacher*

22A – Hall Monitor*

22B – Harold's Bar Mitzvah*

23A – Coach Wittenberg (episode)*

23B – Four-Eyed Jack (episode)*

24A – Tour de Pond*

24B – Teachers' Strike*

  • When the teachers go on strike, Principal Wartz has to teach the entire school. He tries to lead everyone in a sing-along...
    Wartz: And now, the left side of the room! B-I-N-G-O...
  • "Slippage"?

25 – Arnold's Valentine

26A – Runaway Float*

26B – Partners*

27A – The Big Scoop

27B – Harold’s Kitty

28A – Arnold Saves Sid

28B – Hookey

29A – Save the Tree

  • The bulldozer which was going to knock down “Mighty Pete” is taken over by Arnold’s Grandma Gertie.
    Nick Vermicelli: (shouting and chasing Arnold's Grandma) Hey! Crazy lady! Come back here with my bulldozer!

29B – New Teacher

  • During the scene where all the kids "prank" Mr. Simmons by coughing at the same time, the camera pans out to show the entire circle of students, still coughing... with Curly lying dramatically on the floor.
  • This gem after Curly intentionally drops a pencil in attempt to prank a second new teacher:
    Lieutenant Major Goose: Who deployed that pencil? It was a calculated act! (Walks to Curly's desk) Since the foreign object is under your desk, I assume you are the enemy! What is your name?
    Curly: Curly!
    Goose: Your hair's not curly, boy! What's your real name?
    Curly: Thaddeus.
    Goose: (Beat) ...Curly! Go stand in that corner facing inward! (Helga laughs) You've earned yourself a corner, little lady! (Harold laughs) And so have you, pally! Move, move, move! (Points at Stinky) You! The remaining corner now!
    Stinky: Why?
    Goose: Symmetry!
    • This classic line from Curly:
      Curly: WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE!?

30A – Ransom

30B – Ms. Perfect

31A – Monkey Business

31B – Big Caesar (episode)

32A – The High Life

32B – Best Friends

33A – Longest Monday

33B – Eugene’s Pet

34A – Mud Bowl

34B – Gerald Moves Out

35A – Freeze Frame

35B – Phoebe Cheats

  • Mr. Simmons reads Helga's love poem for Arnold for a poetry contest in class and it is signed Anonymous. When Helga hears Mr. Simmons begin to read it, she freaks out and slouches down in her chair prompting the following line from Stinky:
    Stinky: Gosh, Helga, you're sliding down your chair like it was your poem or something.

36A – Helga’s Love Potion

  • Helga just says "Oh, hi Brainy." and walks away, causing Brainy to suffer a panic attack and then punch himself out.

36B – Gerald’s Secret

37A – Steely Phil

37B – Quantity Time

38A – Eating Contest

38B – Rhonda’s Glasses

39A – Eugene Goes Bad

39B – What's Opera, Arnold?

40 – Arnold's Halloween

  • Stinky inadvertently reveals to Helga that Arnold and Gerald's radio prank lead to her and her friends getting chased.
    Helga: AAAAAAAAAAARRNNOOOOOOOOOOOLLDDD!!!!!
    (cut to Arnold and Gerald all the way across town)
    Arnold: Did you hear something just now?
    Gerald: No.

    Season 3 

41A – The Aptitude Test

41B – Oskar Gets a Job

42A – Curly Snaps

42B – Pre-Teen Scream

43A – Stinky Goes Hollywood

43B – Olga Gets Engaged

  • Helga saves her sister from marrying a con-artist. And she is absolutely appalled that she's doing it.
    Helga: I was so close to getting rid of her! So close!!

44A – Crabby Author

44B – Rich Kid

45A – Helga Blabs It All

45B – Harold the Butcher

46A – Arnold Betrays Iggy

46B – Helga and the Nanny

47A – Dangerous Lumber

47B – Mr. Hyunh Goes Country

48A – Arnold's Room

48B – Helga vs. Big Patty

49A – Career Day

49B – Hey Harold!

50A – Casa Paradiso

  • Susie Kokoshka shows Grandpa Phil a slideshow. One slide shows newlyweds Oskar and Susie moving into the boarding house and Susie is the one carrying Oskar in a Bridal Carry.

50B – Gerald's Tonsils

51A – Phoebe Takes the Fall

51B – The Pig War

52A – Best Man

52B – Cool Party

  • When the group thinks of ways to get back at Rhonda for not inviting them, Curly offers a bizarre suggestion.
    Curly: I say we paint ourselves with tiger stripes, and go free all the animals in the zoo!
    (Arnold, Gerald, Helga, Stinky, Harold, and Eugene all stare at him)
    Helga: Fine, Curly. We'll meet you there in an hour.
    Curly: Hooray! (he laughs maniacally and runs away)
    Helga: Poor twisted little freak.
  • Park and Peapod ditch Rhonda’s cool party (so they can go to Arnold’s geek party) through the means of Peapod faking a headache.
    Park: Come on, let’s go to Arnold’s.
    Peapod: I hear you on that one.

53A – Sid's Revenge

  • Sid's overreaction to his belief that Principal Wartz is dead and it’s all his fault.
    Arnold: Let's talk about this rationally.
    Sid: Okay, Arnold. Rationally. But remember...I KILLED PRINCIPAL WARTZ!

53B – Roller Coaster

54A – Grandpa's Birthday

  • Arnold's grandpa thinks he finally passed away.
    Grandpa Phil: I must be in Heaven now. (opens his eyes, sees Oskar Kokoshka) Oh no! Oskar's here! This must be the other place!

54B – Road Trip

55A – Arnold & Lila

55B – Grand Prix

  • Eugene and Sid arguing over what name should be given to the rebuilt go-kart.
    Eugene: (paints one final section of the go-kart) All finished. What do you think?
    Arnold: I can't believe you talked us into letting you paint it purple.
    Eugene: It's not purple, Arnold. It's mauve!
    Sid: Whatever. We're still calling it "The Dark Avenger".
    Eugene: But, Sid. Look at it! It’s "The Mauve Storm".
    Sid: "The Dark Avenger".
    Eugene: "The Mauve Storm".
    Sid: "The Dark Avenger".
    Stinky: I got it! How about "The Mauve Avenger"?
    (cut to Sid, then Eugene, then Arnold)
    Arnold: Stinky, we are not calling our go-kart "The Mauve Avenger". (Gilligan Cut) I cannot believe we called our go-kart "The Mauve Avenger".

56 – Arnold's Thanksgiving

57A – Girl Trouble

  • Grandpa Phil relates how he used to be picked on by a girl in grade school the same way Helga picks on Arnold.
    Arnold: That's exactly what I've been going through, Grandpa.

57B – School Dance

58A – Helga's Show

  • Helga does some pretty spot on impressions of her classmates, which offends them. Phoebe suggests she do something more positive, so she writes her a REALLY CORNY poem complimenting her classmates in PAINFUL, PAINFUL rhyme. Plus, the music that plays while she's reading it.
    Helga: Curly, now there's an original kid. (weird rimshot noise)

58B – The Flood

  • Helga is trying to escape, but then she runs into Principal Wartz who was just dancing in the halls with a sombrero, poncho, and maracas.
    Wartz: Are you attempting to leave school grounds without permission, Miss Pataki?
    Helga: (Deadpanned) Are you attempting to dance “The Flamingo”, Principal Wartz?
    (long pause)
    Wartz: This moment never happened.
    Helga: Gotcha.
    (both walk past each other)

59 – School Play

  • All of Mr. Hyunh's scenes.
    Mr. Hyunh: I will help you Arnold!
    Arnold: You, Mr. Hyunh?
    Mr. Hyunh: YES! I am very dramatic! (strikes a pose)
    Grandpa Phil: That's a polite word for what you are. (rimshot)
    • Another moment, courtesy of Oskar and Mr. Hyunh in drag:
      Mr. Hyunh: Why do you always have to cheat, Oskar! Why can't you act like a normal person?
      Oskar: Me? What about you? You're wearing a dress!
      Mr. Hyunh: That is to help Arnold! I'm Juliet!
      Oskar: You're not Juliet. You're a sad man wearing a dress!

60 – Parents Day

    Season 4 

61A – Eugene's Birthday

61B – Stinky's Pumpkin

  • Stinky complaining that he tries to taxidermy a squirrel but it went wrong.
  • Stinky's father, seeing his hard work to grow something in their garden, hands his grandfather's "magic" spud over to him.
    Stinky: Thank you! But why didn't you give it to me while you saw me digging the garden with a ladle?
    Father: Because that's what held the kitchen table.

62A – Dinner for Four

  • Arnold wants Helga to go back to Chez Paris and come clean about the dinner fiasco.
    Helga: Look, I am not going to go in there and tell them the truth and wind up washing dishes. (Gilligan Cut) I can't believe I told them the truth and I wound up washing dishes!

62B – Phoebe Skips

63A – Full Moon

  • Principal Wartz is trying to get Arnold to state who mooned him (Wartz), but Arnold won't because he's not a snitch. Wartz tells a story of how in school he tattled on some classmates and could Never Live It Down, essentially destroying his social life. He states that he didn't care what anyone else thought of him, because he knew he had done the right thing. And in the end, he became an elementary school principal.
    Wartz: ...Wouldn't you like to be an elementary school principal?
    Arnold: (Unimpressed) Not really.
    (Wartz's eyes pop open with a comical 'boing!')

63B – Student Teacher

64A – Big Gino (episode)

64B – Jamie O in Love

65A – The Beeper Queen

  • Arnold sees Helga with a melted ice cream cone in her hand and asks her what's wrong. She starts a passionate speech about her mom, gesticulating fiercely with the ice cream still in her hand. After she finishes, the camera cuts to Arnold, who is splattered all over with chocolate ice cream.

65B – Oskar Can't Read?

66A – Headless Cabbie (episode)

66B – Friday the 13th

67A – Helga's Parrot (episode)

  • A parrot mimics a love poem for Arnold that Helga recites in her sleep and she spends the episode trying to stop Arnold from hearing it. She tracks him down to the pet store but covers to say she's buying a monitor lizard. Unfortunately for her, the woman behind the counter is relieved to get rid of it and plops the giant reptile into Helga's arms. Then there’s a Gilligan Cut to Helga leaving the lizard with Phoebe for the night. And the next day when she limps into school, Phoebe is holding the lizard on a leash in the middle of the class.
    • Helga is also forced by circumstance to spend the night hidden in Arnold's room. When he starts to get undressed for bed, Helga tries to cover her eyes. But she can't resist a peak and falls backwards smiling.

67B – Chocolate Turtles

68A – Love and Cheese

68B – Weighing Harold

69A – It Girl

69B – Deconstructing Arnold

70A – Grudge Match

  • There's the moment where Grandpa Phil wins the golf match by hitting a birdie (one under par) on the last hole.
    Arnold: You did it, grandpa.
    Grandpa Phil: What? What did I do? I'm not wearing my glasses.
    Arnold: You birdied!
    Grandpa Phil: Oh, I hit a birdie. That's terrible!
    Arnold: No, you won!
    Grandpa Phil: Oh, that's wonderful! How's the bird?

70B – Polishing Rhonda

71 – Veterans Day

  • Grandpa Phil's... embellished version of his service in WWII. He fought Hitler & gave him a wedgie! See it here.

72A – Back to School

  • Arnold asks Grandpa Phil where he's going in the evening with two sixth grade girls.
    Grandpa Phil: We're gonna sneak into a rated PG-13 movie.
    Arnold: But you're 81! You can get into a PG-13 movie anytime!

72B – Egg Story

73A – Weird Cousin

  • Arnold becomes annoyed from Stinky blabbering on about how Lila likes Arnie a lot and says: "Stinky...shut up."

73B – Baby Oskar (episode)

74A – Helga Sleepwalks

74B – Fighting Families

75A – Monkeyman!

75B – Buses, Bikes, and Subways

  • YMMV, but Helga's tirade to Harold is downright HILARIOUS.

76A – Grandpa's Sister

76B – Synchronized Swimming

77A – Helga's Masquerade

77B – Mr. Green Runs

78 – Helga on the Couch

  • After another unexpected encounter with Arnold, Helga walks into an alley where Brainy (once again) is waiting for her. She proceeds to call him out on it.
    Helga: Look, Brainy, this is just weird. How is it that you're standing behind me again? How did you get in this little arch? Were you waiting for me to come to this alley? What's your deal?

79 – Dino Checks Out

80 – Summer Love

    Season 5 

81A – Sid the Vampire Slayer

81B – Big Sis

82A – Gerald's Game

82B – Fishing Trip

  • Harold complains about the fishing trip inside the boys' tent after the group was only able to eat canned beans for supper.
    Harold: This trip stinks!
    (Gerald waves his hand in front of his face)
    Gerald: In more ways than one.
  • The smell of multiple farts coming from both tents rises up to the trees above, where an owl perched on a tree branch dies from the smell and falls out of the tree. Grandpa Phil notices the dead bird lying on the ground the next morning.
    Grandpa Phil: Aww, look. A dead owl. BREAKFAST!
  • Sid gets a fish from the river caught on his nose. His dad manages to remove the fish and throws it back into the water. Since the group of men and boys haven’t had any success in catching fish, Sid’s dad gets glared at by the other dads.
    Sid’s Dad: Did I just throw that fish in the river?

83A – Bag of Money

83B – Principal Simmons

84A – New Bully on the Block

84B – Phoebe Breaks a Leg

85A – Stuck in a Tree

  • There are two funny lines from Harold: "Arnold and Eugene stuck in a tree! S-T-U-K in a tree! Hahaha! You're so stupid!" and "Two nickels? That's fifteen cents!"

85B – Rhonda Goes Broke

86A – Helga's Locket

86B – Sid and Germs

87A – Beaned

87B – Old Iron Man

88A – Ghost Bride (episode)

88B – Gerald vs. Jamie O

89A – Suspended

  • Harold's repeated attempts to break into P.S. 118.
  • An excellent example of Getting Crap Past the Radar when Harold is reading part of the P.S. 118 constitution to Principal Wartz.
    Harold: ...Due to outside circumcisions.
    Arnold: -stances!
    Harold: Right, outside circumstances!
    • And Harold's Jewish.

89B – Ernie in Love

90A – Arnold Visits Arnie

  • Arnold getting embarrassed by the other kids when he shows up to the practice field in bear pajamas.
    • The following from the same episode:
      Arnold: I'm supposed to visit my cousin Arnie.
      Lila: Arnie? You mean, your oh so interesting and likable country cousin that looks almost exactly like you only much more attractive?
      (Helga and Arnold stare at her.)
      Helga: That's one twisted version of the story.
    • Harold's reason on why Arnie's weird: "He's always counting food instead of eating it!"
    • Later, at a convenience store:
      Gerard: Eleven cents?! Boy howdy that's completely outrageous! It's unacceptable!
      Kid: Quit overreacting Gerard and cool out.
    • Arnold's reaction to Lulu flirtatiously winking at him: "Oh please."
    • Arnold tries to stop Lulu from liking him.
      Arnold: But you're ARNIE'S girlfriend and, WE'RE NINE!"

90B – Chocolate Boy (episode)

91A – Harold vs. Patty

  • When Patty is teaching Harold concentration for becoming a better arm wrestler, the challenge is to walk across a log over a river.
    Harold: I don't like this, Patty. It's sc-scaring me.
    Patty: Just look straight ahead and you'll be fine. And remember: balance.
    (Harold struggles to maintain balance on the log, lands on his butt, and falls into the river)
  • After Harold loses to Patty in the Hillwood City Arm Wrestling Tournament, Sid and Stinky once again proceed to make fun of Harold losing to her. Harold decides he's had enough of their rudeness and starts shouting at them. (Doubles as an Awesome Moment.)
    Harold: (yelling) SO WHAT IF I LOST TO A GIRL?! Patty's the best arm wrestler-
    (he grabs Sid and Stinky by their shirts)
    Harold: -in the whole city and she's my friend! I'm proud to lose to her, and if anyone has a problem with that, I'll pound them!
    (Harold smacks Sid's and Stinky's heads together and they fall to the floor)
    Sid and Stinky: Ow...

91B – Rich Guy

  • Mr. Redman's robot butler “Mr. Egg Cream” mistaking Grandpa Phil for Redman and offering him an egg cream.
    Mr. Egg Cream: Your egg cream, Mr. Redman.
    Grandpa Phil: I don’t want an egg cream. How about a sack of money?

92A – The Racing Mule

92B – Curly's Girl

93A – On the Lam

93B – Family Man

94A – Grandpa's Packard

94B – Phoebe's Little Problem

95A – A Day in the Life of a Classroom

95B – Big Bob's Crisis

96 – Married

97A – Timberly Loves Arnold

97B – Eugene, Eugene!

98 – April Fool's Day

99 & 100 – The Journal

    Hey Arnold!: The Movie 
  • After Helga's confession and an awkward kiss, Arnold states he's dizzy, and needs to go lie down. Helga's response: "Wonderful...I'll go with you!"

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