Don't forget the hyphen!

Episode 121 
Helga's Boyfriend / Crush on Teacher 

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Helga's Boyfriend
In an attempt to make Arnold jealous, Helga hires Stinky to act as her boyfriend, but when Helga fires Stinky, he discovers he's really in love with her
Written by Steve Viksten and Rachel Lipman
Storyboard Direction by Tuck Tucker
Animation Direction by Larry Leichliter
Storyboard Artist: Derek Drymon

Arnold - Toran Caudell
Gerald - Jamil W. Smith
Helga, Gloria - Francesca Marie Smith
Stinky - Christopher P. Walberg
Stinky's father - Dom Irrera
Woman in film - Tress MacNeille

  • There's something you don't see every day: Helga with her hair down and without her hair ribbon
  • Arnold's reaction to Stinky mentioning he's in love with Helga pretty much answers the question "what would happen if Helga told Arnold that she loved him"?
  • Arnold, Gerald, and Helga see "August in El Segundo" twice
  • Stinky's father calls him "Stinky"; from the look of his father, Stinky is probably his real name! (Then again, on Leave It to Beaver, Beaver's parents call him "Beaver" on occasion, so it wouldn't be the first time a parent called a child by a nickname)
  • The boys' bathroom door opens both ways, yet it doesn't swing back and forth when it closes
  • The inside handle of the bathroom door changes to a doorknob
  • When Gloria appears in "Magic Show", she's just someone in Helga's dream; in this episode, she's a real person (and she's wearing the same dress as in Helga's dream)

Crush on Teacher
Arnold gets a crush on his substitute teacher, and when Gerald overhears that she's "invited Arnold for dinner", Gerald gets Arnold ready for his "date", unaware that she was talking about another Arnold - her fiancee
Written by Joseph Purdy
Storyboard Direction by Stark Howell
Animation Direction by George S. Chialtas
Storyboard Artist: Rob Porter

Arnold - Toran Caudell
Gerald - Jamil W. Smith
Helga - Francesca Marie Smith
Stinky - Christopher P. Walberg
Miss Felter - Julia Louis-Dreyfuss
Arnold Skelter - Dan Castellaneta

  • The secret is out: that "skirt" Arnold wears is just his shirt sticking out from under his sweater
  • ...and assuming that's a sweater he's wearing, it must be cold a lot in that city, since Arnold wears it in just about every episode
  • When Miss Felter writes her name on the board, it says "Miss. Felter"; since "Miss" is not an abbreviation, there shouldn't be a period after it
  • Arnold's class has sixteen students, and the ones closest to the wall with the windows aren't regular characters (you can have 16 regular characters who are fourth graders, even without Torvald: Arnold, Gerald, Harold, Sid, Stinky, Eugene, Brainy, Curly, Park, Joey, Iggy, Helga, Phoebe, Rhonda, Nadine, and Sheena - and if you need more, Billy and that blonde boy with the glasses and green shirt)
  • "But soft! What light from yonder window breaks" is not a poem, but part of Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet
  • Arnold's flowers are not roses, but he tells Gerald that they are
  • The music Gerald said "sounds like 'Bolero'" wasn't exactly Ravel's Bolero, but it did sound like it
  • The side of Miss Felter's apartment building has a billboard for "Lowtwait Natural Waters"; Steve Lowtwait is a layout designer for the show

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