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Episode 203 
The Big Scoop / Harold's Kitty 

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The Big Scoop
School paper editor Arnold doesn't like the way Helga is "economical with the truth" when it comes to her stories, so Helga and Phoebe start a tabloid paper of their own
Written by Joseph Purdy
Storyboard Direction by Stark Howell
Animation Direction by Larry Leichliter
Storyboard Artist: Christopher Morley

Arnold - Phillip Van Dyke
Gerald, Peapod Kid - Jamil W. Smith
Helga - Francesca Marie Smith
Phoebe - Anndi McAfee
Harold - Justin Shenkarow
Sid - Sam Gifaldi
Stinky - Christopher P. Walberg
Ernie - Dom Irrera
Principal Wartz - David Wohl

  • Is there anybody reading this that does not know what a "typewriter" is?
  • Helga's story in the Weekly Word says "By H. Pataki"; Arnold's story about the demolition says "By Arnold and Gerald" (technically, those are called "by-lines", and usually they list the writers' first and last names)
  • Ruth makes her first appearance in a second-season story, when she laughs at Arnold (no "Ruth" credit appeared at the end)
  • When Stinky shows Helga the newspaper that contradicts Helga's story, Maria's hair is lavender and her skin slightly lighter than it usually is; they then change back and forth a few times
  • The boy who says "new bike rack very popular" after picking up a paper is credited as "Peapod Kid", which is the credit he received when he wore a peapod costume in "Downtown As Fruits"

Harold's Kitty
Harold makes friends with a stray kitten he and Arnold found, but refuses to give it back when its real owner comes looking for it
Written by Jordana Arkin and Steve Viksten
Storyboard Direction by Tricia Garcia
Animation Direction by Steve Socki
(Only Steve Socki received a "Directed By" credit)
Storyboard Artist: Tim Parsons

Arnold - Phillip Van Dyke
Gerald - Jamil W. Smith
Harold - Justin Shenkarow
Rhonda - Olivia Hack
Sid - Sam Gifaldi
Officer Pudney - Danica Ivancevic
Harold's father - David Wohl
Mrs. Ryle, Harold's mother - Kath E. Soucie
Animal Control Officer - Dan Castellaneta

  • Arnold's phone number is "555-123", but all phone numbers in the USA have seven digits

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