Top 10 Hey Arnold! Episodes

Hey Arnold! is a 1996 animated television series that centers on a boy named Arnold who helps with the problems facing his friends, classmates, and housemates.
The Top Ten
1 Arnold's Christmas

Easily the best episode of the series, being the most emotionally powerful. Always gets included in top 10 lists of Christmas specials.

I like this episode

2 Parents Day

A heart wrenching episode in which we find out the tragic story of Arnold's parents

Arnold's dream sequence and realization really makes this episode such a treat

3 Helga on the Couch

This episode was great. It talked about how Helga Pataki's parents neglect her and send her to preschool alone. She also walked alone in the rain, until Arnold saw her and held an umbrella over her. And her parents also favour Olga, her elder sister, even though Olga has problems with her parents as well.

Helga is one of the most complex cartoon characters created for kids. This episode is one if the most mature o the show and really delves into the intricacies that make her such a fascinating character as well as her love for Arnold. After the show ended here was talk of developing a spin off called The Patakis which would feature and older Helga in high school with all the characters except Arnold. I think if it would have worked based on the writing here.

Love this episode, but I can't help but wonder why CPS was never brought in? I mean, Helga is straight up neglected in the series. Since she was a little kid her parents didn't care about her and forgot that she existed half of the time. I'm pretty sure that the therapist would be required to alert CPS about this because while she wasn't getting beaten, she was emotionally abused and neglected. I think it would be interesting to see what would happen to Helga if she got put in foster care.

Really opens up Helga as a character and makes her more understandable.
And you can't help but like that psychologist.
"You're a doctor? So, what? If I have a heart attack you'd be able to save me? "
"Actually, there's a heart clinic upstairs, so this would be a very convenient place to have a heart attack."

4 The Journal

A suspenseful finale that leaves us all wanting to know what happens to Arnold's parents, then makes us wait over a decade

The best episode ever from Hey Arnold.

5 Pigeon Man

I loved this episode. It's my 2nd favorite, my 1st being Oskar can't Read (which wasnt on here originally, I posted it) and 3rd being Helga on the Couch.

One of the most emotional episodes of the series, as it explores how outcasts become disillusioned with humanity

6 Stoop Kid
7 Arnold's Halloween
8 Arnold's Valentine
9 What's Opera Arnold?

What I can say? The Musical Scenes was Awesome and all other
Things in this Episode too.

I love this episode! The musical parts are so great!

Iconic. I think of this episode whenever I hear 'Ride of the Valkyries.'

10 New Teacher
The Contenders
11 Downtown as Fruits

"Downtown as Fruits" is such a great episode!

The episode that started it all.

12 April Fools Day

I really hate this episode.

13 Harold the Butcher
14 Oskar Can't Read?
15 Married

This the best Helga episode and Arnold episode ever. The series never ended Arnold and Helga never revealed in the series.

16 Pilot
17 The Haunted Train
18 Arnold's Thanksgiving
19 Ms. Perfect

Introduces Lila, literally the most perfect character ever, who also has a tragic life story

20 Grandpa's Birthday
21 Chocolate Boy
22 Helga's Love Potion

Gotta have a little recognition to see what Helga would be like if she wasn't completely in love with Arnold. The episode is great because it shows why Helga has to be in love with him, because otherwise, she's nothing. It's an interesting idea, and I like it that just because Helga thought the potion made her fall out of love, she actually became dull, uninspired, without any personality or feelings.

The team is very good.

23 The Little Pink Book
24 Arnold Saves Sid

Sid was so funny in this one.

25 Crush On Teacher
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