Don't forget the hyphen!

Episode 210 
The High Life / Best Friends 

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The High Life
In order to make money for new inline skates, Gerald sells watches, but his new lifestyle turns on him when he has too many watches to sell and everybody already has one
Written by Lesa Kite
Story by Rachel Lipman
Storyboard Direction by Derek Drymon
Animation Direction by Larry Leichliter
Storyboard Artist: Kurt Dumas

Arnold - Phillip Van Dyke
Gerald - Jamil W. Smith
Helga - Francesca Marie Smith
Stinky - Christopher Walberg
Mr. Johanssen - Rick Fitts
Timberly - Avriel Epps
Wacko delivery man - Dan Castellaneta
Mr. Wacko - Jamie Farr
Ernie (uncredited) - Dom Irrera

  • Notice that nobody complained about the watches; if they're that good, how come Gerald is the only kid in the area selling them?
  • Gerald's middle name (Martin) is mentioned for the first time
  • Unlike in "Gerald Moves Out", the digits on Gerald's phone are all in the correct positions
  • Fortunately for Arnold and Gerald, there were no police around when they were riding their skateboards on the sidewalk, which is illegal
  • The credits spell Gerald's last name as "Johannsen" this time, even though Gerald's business card says "Johanssen"
  • Unlike in "Teachers' Strike", there are quite a few girls in the arcade
  • Among the kids in the arcade are Maria from "6th Grade Girls", Gloria from "Helga's Boyfriend" (among other episodes), and the kid in the park who took Arnold's baseball in "The List"
  • Speaking of Maria, there's a scene in the arcade where it looks like she appears twice (maybe she has an identical twin that wasn't mentioned in "6th Grade Girls"?)
  • Near the end, Gerald's father has gone back to wearing a non-Wacko watch
  • Somebody call Dom Irrera's agent: Ernie wasn't credited, yet he had a speaking part (okay, it was pretty much just "Boom!" and "Heh?")
  • One Day You're A Star, The Next You're In A Bit Part On A Cable Cartoon Series: Mr. Wacko was voiced by Jamie Farr, better known as Klinger on the TV series M*A*S*H

Best Friends
Arnold, Rhonda, and Nadine are supposed to do a school project together, but when best friends Rhonda and Nadine have a fight after they can't agree on the project's subject, Arnold has to work on both of their projects as well as try to get them back together
Written by Jonathan Greenberg
Storyboard Direction by Kelly James
Animation Direction by Steve Socki
(Only Steve Socki received a "Directed By" credit)
Storyboard Artist: Kelly James

Arnold - Phillip Van Dyke
Gerald - Jamil W. Smith
Phoebe - Anndi McAfee
Eugene - Ben Diskin
Harold - Justin Shenkarow
Nadine - Lauren Robinson
Rhonda - Olivia Hack
Stinky - Christopher Walberg
Mr. Simmons (uncredited) - Dan Butler
Chocolate Boy - Jordan Warkol

  • This is the second episode where Nadine speaks (third, if you live somewhere where "Runaway Float" was shown as part of the first season), and the first where she has a "large" role
  • There's a sign in the cafeteria that says "Chew Each Bite 25X"; if you ask your parents (or, more likely, your grandparents), chances are one of them will remember being told to chew 32 times
  • Nadine has a poster with shells on it, but the words are "SHELL'S OF"; there shouldn't be an apostrophe in "SHELLS" ("Shell's" means "something that belongs to Shell")
  • After Nadine mentions that she had to dress like a princess at Rhonda's fourth birthday, Rhonda is dressed as a princess when she calls
  • Phoebe's lunch appears to consist of an orange and goat's milk
  • The boy who stole Arnold's ball in "The List" is in the park just before Arnold gets Rhonda and Nadine back together
  • Somebody Call Dan Butler's Agent: Mr. Simmons didn't get a credit
  • ...but Sam Gifaldi did, despite Sid not talking in either story in this episode

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