Which of the Hey Arnold Characters Are You?
HEY, ARNOLD! When you think of the Hey Arnold cartoon series or Hey Arnold the Jungle movie, it’s hard not to hear that familiar screaming child from the series-opening credits. But here’s a quick refresher—Hey Arnold was a kid’s cartoon series and subsequent films created by Craig Bartlett. It aired on Nickelodeon from 1996 through 2004. It centered around Arnold Shortman and his friends, Gerald Johanssen and Helga Geraldaine Pataki. Bet you didn’t know Arnold had a last name, did you? He also had a nickname, “Football head”—because of his football-shaped head, of course.
Arnold and his friends were all in sixth grade, adventuring around a fictional city called Hillwood, with dark streets and rundown buildings as the backdrop for the series. There’s a long list of Hey Arnold characters. Take this quick quiz to find out which of them you’re most like.
Hey Arnold Characters
Hey Arnold! was a one-of-a-kind children's cartoon series and subsequent film created by Craig Bartlett, who also had a hand in directing and animating Pee-Wee's Playhouse. Makes sense when you think about it, huh? The series aired from 1996 through to 2004. Arnold, the protagonist of this 90s cartoon, had a football-shaped head, and the show centered around his life alongside his two best friends, Gerald and Helga. The show had many unique characters like Grandpa Phil, Arnold's wise and advice-filled caretaker; Rex Smythe Higgins iii, grandson of 'Old' Rex; Big Bob, Helga's dad and owner of the pager store Big Bob's Beepers; and Stinky Peterson, the guy with the southern accent and a buzzcut. Don't forget Dr. Bliss, the school psychologist!
The series was smart, funny, and amazingly original. And unlike many shows of its day, and ever since, the cartoon series took place in a ghetto where its characters traversed down dark shady streets amongst sad, run-down buildings. Not exactly what you'd expect from a kid's cartoon series. Arnold lived in a boardinghouse with his grandparents and a motley crew of assorted friends.