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Episode 316 
Crabby Author / Rich Kid 

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Crabby Author
Arnold tracks down the author of his favorite books, only to discover she acts the opposite of the people that appear in her books
Written by Steve L. Hayes
Storyboard Direction by Sherm Cohen
Animation Direction by Larry Leichliter
Storyboard Artist: Tim Parsons

Arnold - Phillip Van Dyke
Gerald - Jamil W. Smith
Helga - Francesca Marie Smith
Mr. Simmons, book publisher - Dan Butler
Grandpa, Earl (the boat pilot) - Dan Castellaneta
Agatha Caulfield - Rose Marie
Librarian - Danica Ivancevic

  • Arnold read "Little House by the Dairy" - not to be confused with Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie
  • Aren't Arnold's favorite books the Purdy Boys book series?
  • Even Phoebe moans when Mr. Simmons mentions the report
  • No wonder nobody knows Arnold's last name; Arnold never uses it - when he introduced himself to Agatha, he says his name is just "Arnold"
  • Mr. Simmons said that the reports were supposed to be three pages, but Arnold's was just one page
  • Arnold says the book's title is The Weird-Headed Kid and the Mean Old Witch - but the book's actual title lists the witch first
  • When Olga is reading the book, behind here are five photo albums, labelled OLGA I through V
  • The book publisher's name is "H. MacDonald"; Hugh MacDonald is a layout designer
  • Arnold first notices the book at Lamoreaux's Book Store; Michelle Lamoreaux is an executive assistant
  • Now that we know Elk Island has at least one person who lives there, maybe the "secret" of the end of "Wheezin' Ed" isn't as mysterious as it seemed...

Rich Kid
A new kid (well, not so new - it's Lorenzo from "Arnold's Room") is so busy that he has no idea what fun is - until Arnold and the other kids show him
Written by Joseph Purdy
Storyboard Direction by Larry Leichliter
Animation Direction by Christine Kolosov
Storyboard Artists: Mark O'Hare, Richard Walsh

Arnold - Phillip Van Dyke
Gerald - Jamil W. Smith
Helga - Francesca Marie Smith
Harold, Robert (uncredited) - Justin Shenkarow
Stinky - Christopher Walberg
Sid - Sam Gifaldi
Lorenzo - Victor Cohn-Lopez
Lorenzo's mother - Nika (also known as Nika Futterman)
Mr. Simmons - Dan Butler

  • You say VY-ola, I say vee-OL-a; the first way (which is how Sid and Stinky pronounced it) is a kind of flower, while the second (the way Lorenzo pronounced it) is a musical instrument (the easiest way to describe it is "larger than a violin but small enough to hold it under the chin while playing")
  • Lorenzo schedules a half-hour of TV at 8:00 - hmmm, I wonder what he watches on Mondays and Wednesdays...
  • On Lorenzo's first day, it seems that school lets out at 3:25, but on his second day, it apparently lets out at 3:00
  • ...and on the second day, he's out before everybody else
  • While everybody else, including Lorenzo, is having fun, where's Phoebe?
  • I'd probably scream as well if I was wearing expensive sneakers and they got covered in mud
  • Lorenzo uses an Apple PowerBook

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