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Episode 312 
Best Man / Cool Party 

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Best Man
Coach Wittenberg is going to marry Tish again, with Arnold as best man and Helga as maid of honor - assuming Arnold can convince Coach that Tish is more important than winning
Written by Steve Viksten
Storyboard Direction by Sherm Cohen
Animation Direction by Christone Kolosov
Storyboard Artists: Tim Parsons, Chris Robertson

Arnold - Phillip Van Dyke
Coach Wittenberg - James Belushi
Tish - Cathy Moriarty
Helga - Francesca Marie Smith
Stinky - Christopher P. Walberg
Sid - Sam Gifaldi
Minister - Craig Bartlett

  • Add "Jack" (Coach Wittenberg) to the list of known first names
  • ...but why did the minister call him "Coach" instead of "Jack"?
  • Where is Coach and Tish's son, Tucker?  Why isn't he best man instead of Arnold?   ("Because there wouldn't be a story?")
  • Coach and Tish thumb-wrestle left-handed
  • In Helga's daydream wedding, her parents are sitting in the front, with Arnold's friends sitting behind them (well, they're more Arnold's friends than Helga's), but "friends of the groom" are supposed to sit on the other side of the aisle from the bride's family
  • Also in Helga's daydream, there's someone in the front row who looks a little like Olga, but she has brown hair

Cool Party
Rhonda throws a party but doesn't invite anyone she considers a "geek", but when "geek" turns out to mean "anyone who would rather be at Arnold's party rather than listen to boring stories of her European vacation", it soon becomes a "party of one"
Written by Craig Bartlett
Storyboard Direction by Dan Povenmire
Animation Direction by Steve Socki
(only Dan Povenmire received a "Directed By" credit)
Storyboard Artists: Bob Foster, Jay Lender, Steve Lowtwait

Arnold - Phillip Van Dyke
Gerald, (uncredited) Peapod Kid - Jamil W. Smith
Helga, (uncredited) Sheena - Francesca Marie Smith
Phoebe, (uncredited) older girl leaving party - Anndi L. McAfee
Harold - Justin Shenkarow
Rhonda - Olivia Hack
Stinky - Christopher P. Walberg
Sid - Sam Gifaldi
Eugene - Ben Diskin (credited as "Disken")
Nadine - Lauren Robinson
Curly - Adam Wylie
Park - Marcus Toji
Wolfgang - Toran Caudell
Edmund - Tim Wiley
Brainy (uncredited) - Craig Bartlett

  • In "Hey Harold", Rhonda's invitation referred to herself as "Ms. Rhonda Lloyd"; these say "Miss Rhonda Wellington Lloyd"
  • Rhonda's list had Arnold, Nadine, Katrinka, Lorenzo, Iggy, Rex, Peapod, Connie, and Maria as cool, and Gerald, Harold, Stinky, Sid, Eugene, Sheena, and Joey as geeks
  • Park got an invitation, even though he wasn't on the cool list; also, Helga, Phoebe, Brainy, and Curly weren't on the geek list
  • Maria and Connie are sixth graders; why were they invited?
  • Speaking of Maria and Connie, Rhonda crossed their names off the list when two other girls left the party to see what was happening at Arnold's.
  • On the list, the "i" in Nadine's name is dotted with a heart, and Connie's with a flower, but the other I's (Maria, Katrinka, Stinky, Sid) are dotted normally
  • Rhonda says "You're a bold kid" to Arnold - that's Gerald's line
  • When Rhonda says "shirt" and makes the hand gestures after Arnold reveals his shirt, she looks a little like Richard Nixon (I almost expected Rhonda to say "I am not a geek")
  • Arnold has met Rex Smyth-Higgins before - in "Tour de Pond"
  • If you're wondering what "acetaminophen" is: it's the stuff that's in Tylenol
  • When Arnold's party starts, Ruth is standing outside the boarding house
  • At Arnold's party, he dances with Gloria and Timberly, and Phoebe dances with Gerald - and then with Helga
  • If Rhonda really wanted to be a geek, why didn't she wear her original "geeky" glasses?  (Where are her glasses, anyway?)
  • This is the first time "Peapod Kid" is mentioned by "name"
  • Quite a few characters (Peapod Kid, Sheena, Brainy) went uncredited, although the actors involved had other credited roles

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