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Episode 501
Monkeyman! / Buses, Bikes, and Subways 

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Arnold gives the mysterious "Monkeyman" a taste of "normal life" - which he enjoys too much to bother with helping the weak and downtrodden
Written by Craig Bartlett
Storyboard Direction by Kurt Dumas
Animation Direction by Frank Weiss
Storyboard Artist: Cesar Martinez

Arnold - Spencer Klein
Monkeyman - Andy Dick
Helga - Francesca Marie Smith
Gerald - Jamil Smith
Phoebe - Anndi McAfee
Stinky - Christopher Walberg
Sid - Sam Gifaldi
Grandpa, (uncredited) mugger - Dan Castellaneta
Mr. Green - James Keane
Ernie, (uncredited) Buckley Lloyd, mugger - Dom Irrera
Mr. Hyunh - Baoan Coleman

  • This is not the first appearance of Monkeyman; he has appeared a number of times, including the first episode, "Downtown as Fruits"
  • The sign outside the zoo says "Hillwood City Zoological Garden", but there's no evidence that the zoo is inside the same city where Arnold lives
    Then again, see "Stuck In A Tree"
  • Monkeyman is called "a mystery wrapped in an enigma"; Winston Churchill, in a radio address on October 1, 1939, called Russia "a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma"
  • The "Monkey Island" sign says "Monkey Around Island"
  • Stinky calls him "the Monkeyman" (then again, Batman was originally called "the Batman")
  • When Monkeyman first appears, the sign on the wall behind him says "see the monkeys at the zoo"
  • Monkeyman has the "superhero's credo" (which he spells "super hero's creedo"):
    1. Protect the weak and downtrodden
    2. Serve for the good of all
    3. Be kind to all creatures
  • The banana warehouse at the dock says "ROB RTSON" on top; Chris Robertson is one of the show's artists (and, beginning with "Buses, Bikes, and Subways", directors)
  • The man Monkeyman talks to at the art museum looks like Rhonda's father, but doesn't sound anything like him

Buses, Bikes, and Subways
When a field trip ends early because Chocolate Boy jumps into a vat of chocolate, Harold and Helga are accidentally left behind and have to find their own way home
Written by Craig Bartlett
Storyboard Direction by Chris Robertson
Animation Direction by Christine Kolosov
Storyboard Artists: Aldin Baroza, Miyuki Hoshikawa

Arnold - Spencer Klein
Helga, Sheena (credited only as Helga) - Francesca Marie Smith
Harold - Justin Shenkarow
Phoebe, second midget - Anndi McAfee
Gerald, Subway cop - Jamil Smith
Chocolate Boy - Jordan Warkol
Mr. Simmons, clown - Dan Butler
Giant clown, Caesar (cook) - Stephen Viksten
Earl, first midget - Dan Castellaneta
Miriam Pataki, clown - Kath E. Soucie

  • Nickelodeon - the network where you can't say "beer", but you can say..."beer"? They're singing "99 Bottles of Beer (as opposed to, say, "Milk" or "Pop") on the Wall" on the bus after they leave the chocolate factory
  • This is the second episode where Helga uses the term "WrestleMania" (the first being "False Alarm"), and apparently the second time it's been held in that city
  • Hmmm...somebody diving into chocolate at a chocolate factory; now where have I seen that before? (How about "in Roald Dahl's book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (made into two movies?)
  • Arnold makes it sound like there are two fourth grade classes at P.S. 118
  • Mr. Simmons counts 30 students in the bus, but nowhere near that many got off (nor have nearly that many fourth graders ever been shown)
  • Didn't it ever occur to Helga to call collect?
  • The tunnel at Lincoln Station is dated 1952

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