Hey Arnold!

Tour de Pond / Teacher's Strike

Season 2, Ep 18, Aired 11/24/97
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  • Episode Description
  • Tour de Pond: History repeats itself when Arnold and Gerald enter the annual toy boat race against Rex the rich kid. The same race that Rex's grandfather cheated Grandpa Phil out of winning years ago. Will the good guys win this time? Teacher's Strike: The teachers are on strike, so there's no school! Arnold and Gerald are over the moon until they find out they'll have make up the missed days in summer school. Suddenly, it's time for action!moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Dan Castellaneta

    Arnold's Grandpa (Phil)/Sheena's Uncle Earl/The Jolly Olly Ice Cream Man/Dr. Murray Steiglitz/Nick Vermicelli

  • Dan Butler

    Mr. Simmons/Lila's Dad (1997+)

  • Francesca Smith

    Helga G. Pataki/Camp Fire Lass/Gloria/Sheena

  • Tress MacNeille

    Arnold's Grandma/Miss Slovak/Arnold's Mother

  • Dom Irrera


  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • first episode i have seen in this series

    By anime1023, Dec 21, 2007

  • Very good episode.

    By dumb_person1, Apr 06, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • Teachers: No chalk, no teachers! No chalk, no teachers!

    • Principal Wartz: Where are you children going? Arnold: Back to school.

    • Grandpa Phil: We beated Smith Higgins! We beated Smith Higgins!

    • Gerald: There are teachers everywhere! Harold: It's like one of those horror movies! Helga: Except for the fact it's real, pink boy!

    Notes (10)

    • The closing credits for this episode has a different jazzy theme, and has Principal Wartz saying "Slippage" at several parts, inspired by a related gag in the middle of the episode.

    • Character Debut: Rex Smith Higgins.

    • The teachers' protest cheer: "No chalk - no teachers!"

    • The protest in "Teacher's Strike" mainly revolves around coffee and the lack of chalk.

    • This episode airs after New Teacher but features Ms. Slovak. This is because the episode was held over from Season One.

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    Trivia (3)

    • In Teacher's Strike, Stinky mentions that their regular dismissal time is supposed to be 2:45. However, later episodes have shown the dismissal time to be 3:00.

    • The kinds of coffee Mindy offered: Mocha Java, Java Mocha, Arabian Mocha, Krakatoan Estate Java, Zimbabwe, Sumatra, Antigua, Guatemala, Kenya, Hawaiian Kona, Kona Koala, Walla Walla, Dark Roast, Light Roast, and Dark Light Roast.

    • Nitpick: None of the kids wear bowling shoes at the bowling alley.

    Allusions (2)

    • Episode Title: Tour de Pond This could be an allusion to the famous bike tour, the Tour de France.

    • Showdown The showdown between Rex and Arnold is similiar to the showdown in the 1989 Tour de France between Greg Lemond and Laurent Fignon, which Lemond won.

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