Don't forget the hyphen!

Episode 502 
Helga's Masquerade / Mr. Green Runs 

Select an Episode:

Helga's Masquerade
Helga decides that since Arnold is interested in Lila so much, maybe acting like Lila is the key to making him like her
Written by Michelle Lamoreaux
Story by Michelle Lamoreaux and Steve Viksten
Storyboard Direction by Kurt Dumas
Animation Direction by Frank Weiss
Storyboard Artist: Caesar Martinez

Arnold - Spencer Klein
Helga (uncredited) - Francesca Smith
Gerald - Jamil Smith
Lila - Ashley Buccille
Harold - Justin Shenkarow
Rhonda - Olivia Hack
Stinky - Christopher Walberg

  • Stinky calls Helga "Helga", but Lila "Miss Lila"
  • The ends of Lila's braids are flat, but the ones on Helga's Lila wig come to a point
  • Rhonda asked about square and triangular sandwiches, but the one Helga served Arnold was heart-shaped
  • In the last scene, Nadine and Brainy (dressed as Elvis) are sitting and (apparently) talking to each other
  • How do you have an episode about Helga without giving her a credit?  Meanwhile, Sam Gifaldi gets a credit as Sid, but he doesn't speak in this story (nor in "Mr. Green Runs", either)
  • Something strange is happening...the first time I saw the credits, I could have sworn Francesca Smith did get a credit as Helga, and Ashley Buccille's and Christopher Walberg's names were spelled "Bucille" and "Waldberg".  It's possible that somebody tried to correct the credits and mistakenly replaced Helga's credit with one for Sid.  (This is not a good episode for credits; the first time it aired, the credits for "Veteran's Day" appeared.)

Mr. Green Runs
When the local city councilman does a poor job handling a pothole outside of Green Meats, Mr. Green decides to run against him for city council
Written by Joseph Purdy
Storyboard Direction by Kurt Dumas
Animation Direction by Frank Weiss
Storyboard Artist: ?

Arnold - Spencer Klein
Mr. Green - James Keane
Grandpa, Public Works foreman, (uncredited) man with chicken - Dan Castellaneta
Councilman Gladhand - John O'Hurley
Lorraine, debate moderator - Lisa Fuson
Ned (radio DJ), announcer - Craig Bartlett

  • "Where have I heard Councilman Gladhand before?" John O'Hurley is probably best known as J. Peterman on Seinfeld; he has also hosted To Tell the Truth and Family Feud
  • When Mr. Green went to see Councilman Gladhand, he left the butcher shop open - and empty
  • Councilman Gladhand uses a wooden tennis racket - do they still make those?
  • When Coulcilman Gladhand greets Arnold, he actually says "Hey Arnold" - how many people (besides Gerald) actually say that?
  • Councilman Gladhand said he would do something "ex post facto"; loosely translated, it means "after the fact" (the Constitution prohibits the passing of any "ex post facto law", which is a law making something done in the past illegal)
  • What does Mr. Green do now? Being a city councilman appears to be a full-time job - what if somebody calls him at 4:30 to complain about a pothole, only to have somebody respond "sorry, he's still at the butcher shop"? And why do I have the feeling we'll be hearing "Councilman Green" about as often as we'll be seeing Rhonda wear her glasses?
    In fact, the only other reference to his being a councilman is in the movie

Hey Arnold! Main Page