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Episode 304 
Arnold's Room / Helga vs. Big Patty 

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Arnold's Room
After seeing Lorenzo's room, Sid is afraid to show him his own room, so he pretends that Arnold's room is really his

Written by Joseph Purdy
Storyboard Direction by Tuck Tucker
Animation Direction by Larry Leichliter
(only Tuck Tucker received a "Directed By" credit)
Storyboard Artist: Miyuki Hoshikawa

Arnold - Phillip Van Dyke
Sid - Sam Gifaldi
Lorenzo - Victor Cohn-Lopez
Stinky - Christopher P. Walberg
Harold - Justin Shenkarow
Brainy - Craig Bartlett
Grandpa - Dan Castellaneta
Mr. Simmons - Dan Butler

  • Somebody Check The Running Order: presumably, Lorenzo is the title character in "Rich Kid", but that story was first shown after this one
  • The pairs of partners: Arnold and Gerald, Helga and Phoebe, Rhonda and Nadine, Sid and Lorenzo, Harold and Stinky, and Iggy and Eugene
  • One of the things Arnold's remote control does is turn his potato-powered alarm clock on
  • Talk About Bad Hair Days: in the locker room, Sid's hair goes from stringy to full and back to stringy
  • Is Arnold that afraid of somebody using his home computer that he has a password on it?
  • Craig Bartlett is credited as Brainy, but Brainy doesn't "speak" in this episode...
  • ...however, he does put his finger up his nose (when Sid goes over to Lorenzo for the first time)

Helga vs. Big Patty
After Helga makes one too many jokes about Patty the sixth-grader (from "Ms. Perfect"), Patty challenges her to a fight
Written by Steve Viksten
Storyboard Direction by Kelly James
Animation Direction by Steve Socki
Storyboard Artist: Kelly James

Arnold - Phillip Van Dyke
Helga, (uncredited) Sheena - Francesca Marie Smith
Phoebe - Anndi L. McAfee
Rhonda, (uncredited) Mary - Olivia Hack
Stinky - Christopher P. Walberg
Patty - Danielle Judovitz
Big Bob Pataki - Maurice LaMarche
Miriam Pataki - Kath E. Soucie

  • The cafeteria special: kielbasa, beans, baked potatoes, and flan
  • Sheena is eating lunch with Ruth
  • Phoebe is not someone you would expect to be laughing at jokes about someone - then again, they're Helga's jokes
  • Nobody seemed to notice that Helga got mud on her face despite the fact that the fight was held inside the gymnasium
  • ...or that there was no blood (then again, they're trying to maintain a TV-Y rating)
  • Where Have I Seen That Before: a planned school fight ends with what sounds like a brawl taking place behind closed doors; it sounds like a story from Doug (and it was; "Doug's Big Brawl")
  • Once again (as in "Gerald's Tonsils"), Sheena has a line, but Francesca Marie Smith is credited only as Helga
  • The credits include "SPECIAL THANKS MATT GROENING"; Matt Groening is the creator of The Simpsons as well as the brother of Hey Arnold! creator Craig Bartlett's wife...
  • and someone told me an interesting theory: did Matt design Big Patty?  She does look like a Simpsons character, with large overbite and little chin (but then again, so does Helga), and Matt's oldest sister does happen to be named Patty

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