Don't forget the hyphen!

Episode 306 
Curly Snaps / Pre-Teen Scream 

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Curly Snaps
Curly has been counting the days until it's turn to be the school ball monitor, so when the job is given to Sid instead, he locks himself in Principal Wartz's office and throws kickballs at everyone in sight

Written by Joseph Purdy
Storyboard Direction by Kelly James
Animation Direction by Steve Socki
Storyboard Artist: Chris Robertson

Arnold - Phillip Van Dyke
Curly - Adam Wylie
Gerald, Peapod Kid (uncredited) - Jamil W. Smith
Helga, Camp Fire Lass (uncredited) - Francesca Marie Smith
Harold - Justin Shenkarow
Sid - Sam Gifaldi
Stinky - Christopher P. Walberg
Eugene - Ben Diskin
Brainy (uncredited) - Craig Bartlett
Mr. Simmons - Dan Butler
Principal Wartz - David Wohl

  • Add Thaddeus "Curly" Gamelthorpe (the first syllable in the last name rhymes with "Ham") to the list of known last names
  • "I'm mad as heck and I'm not going to take it any more!" and "Here's Curly!" are references to classic scenes from the movies Network (except that the word isn't exactly "heck") and The Shining
  • What made Curly think that this specific week was his turn - and even if Mr. Simmons had the dates wrong, wasn't Sid's name immediately after Arnold's?
  • "Ain't nothin' to it but to do it", "Just Drink It" - how many catch phrases does Yahoo Soda have, anyway?
  • Someone pointed out to me that Curly's barricading himself and Principal Wartz in his office is similar to an incident involving Yukio Mishima (Hiraoka Kimitake), author of, among other things, The Sailor Who Fell From Grace with the Sea (only Mishima's incident didn't have a happy ending)

Pre-Teen Scream
Phoebe wins a contest to meet her favorite pop star, but when she finds out the truth about him, she's no longer obsessed with him - but the truth impresses Helga
Written by Joseph Purdy
Story by Dawn Hershey and Michelle Lamoreaux
Storyboard Direction by Dan Povenmire
Animation Direction by Larry Leichliter
(only Dan Povenmire received a "Directed By" credit)
Storyboard Artist: Jay Lender

Arnold - Phillip Van Dyke
Phoebe - Anndi L. McAfee
Helga, Sheena - Francesca Marie Smith
Rhonda - Olivia Hack
Principal Wartz, concert announcer - David Wohl
Eugene - Ben Diskin
Radio DJ - Craig Bartlett
Ronnie Matthews (speaking) - Bronson Pinchot
Ronnie Matthews (singing) - Christian Mena
Cynthia - Nika Futterman

  • Phoebe's garage door says "NO PARK HERE"
  • Two nine-year-olds went to a concert alone?  (Well, I can see Helga's parents letting her do something like that...)
  • Maybe it was a warm day: in the first scenes on the Sunset Arms porch, when Arnold is shown up close, he's not wearing any pants!
  • When Phoebe is wearing her "hippie" clothes, either she's wearing skin-colored socks or somebody forgot to draw her toes
  • The return address on the envelope Principal Wartz sends says "RUR WARTS"
  • In her other third-season credits, Nika Futterman is credited as "Nika", but her last name is used here (as it is in "Olga Comes Home")

Song Lyrics to "I Saw Your Face And - Wow!"

I saw your face and - Wow!
Right then I took a vow
That we'd be together, girl, just you and me
That's the meaning of eternity

I saw...I saw...your face...and wow!
I nearly had a cow
And when we're together, babe, it's plain to see
The cosmic power of our energy


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