Hey guys! Looking for that perfectly mix of fun and nostalgia for your #TBT? My pick of the week is none other than this guy…
Arnold from the beloved and totally hip 90’s classic Hey Arnold!
Arnold was hip before the hipster. He had the untucked flannel/sweater combo, which let’s be honest, everyone thought was some kind of daring kilt/skirt deal, and no one cared. He’s a totally viable animation crush (other notables are his BFF Gerald, Fred Jones of Scooby Doo, Tarzan, John Smith from Pocahontas, Simba, and the fox version of Robin Hood.) You know the child in you had a crush on at least one of these guys, or had a preferred Disney Princess. Arnold is kind, funny and someone you can secretly measure your boyfriend against– what would Arnold do? Am I right?
The jokes are also funnier, now that we adults and get, you know, half of them. Hey Arnold! boasted some seriously funny jokes, great plot lines and an exceptional eye for detail. You also know you are still jealous of Arnold’s killer bedroom. You also probably wanted a fort like the one in “The Longest Monday” / Trash Can Day ep. Let’s be honest: Arnold was the coolest, Grandpa & Grandma were the best, and secretly you like to think of you and your best friend as a modern day Arnold & Gerald.
Also! There is going to be a new Hey Arnold Movie. Right now it is titled Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie. Great voice actors are coming back. We might actually learn about Arnold’s parents. Oh, what a time to be alive.
You can get more details on that here.
So take a 22 minutes to be carefree and throw back with Arnold.
Here are my personal favorites for you to check out/watch/binge!
Downtown as Fruits
Arnold & Gerald decide they are too cool for school and ditch the school play, while wearing a banana and strawberry costume. Because 9 year olds can do that.
Season 1/Episode 1 – Available on Amazon
The Longest Monday –
This episode celebrates the tradition that 5th graders get to throw 4th graders into a trash can. I am all about cartoons where the characters have a weird tradition they are upholding or a cool, unrealistic club house. This episode has both. It also has that creepy little unibrowed guy. Bonus.
Season 2/Episode 33a – Not available on Amazon, but I’m sure you can find it.
Arnold helps an agoraphobic kid. Which is kind of a weird plot for a kids TV show. But Arnold is always a champion for those in need. It also lead to the great catch-phrase “Stoop kid’s afraid to leave his stoop”. Also, check out Season 1/Episode 14 for Pigeon Man. Another classic.
Stoop Kid – Season 1/Episode3b
Really, you can’t go wrong. So sit back, relax and enjoy your Thursday!