Hey Arnold!

Season 5 Episode 14

April Fool's Day

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Aired Daily 6:30 PM Apr 01, 2002 on Nickelodeon
9.2
out of 10
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Arnold is sick and tired of everybody performing their April Fools jokes on him (especially Helga), so he tries one of his own, but it backfires when it temporarily blinds Helga.

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  • Happy April Fools' Day!!!!!

    8.5
    Arnold is sick and tired of everybody performing their April Fools jokes on him (especially Helga), so he tries one of his own, but it backfires when it temporarily blinds Helga. I thought that this was a great episode of "Hey Arnold". It wasn't my favorite special or anything like that but I still liked it. My score is low because Helga was getting me a little angry torturing poor Arnold in this episode and she was annoying me. Now, I don't complain about Helga too much in this show but this special was where Helga really went OUT OF LINE and I didn't like that and it got a little annoying hearing her repeatedly telling Arnold "You know because you made me blind". She shouldn't torture Arnold by making him feel guilty about him making her blind plus the fact that Helga was pretending to be blind. She shouldn't have repeatedly pranked poor Arnold in this one. I would've lowered this episode to an 8 because of how Helga acted and angered me but there parts in this episode that made me laugh so hard that I had to raise it up just at least to an 8.5. Grandpa's part in this episode was hilarious as well even though his April Fools jokes got old after a while and became too predictable. Sid and Stinky putting a turtle inside the girls' bathroom as an April Fools joke but Helga (wiithout looking and knowing) flushed the turtle in the toilet. Gerald hearing about Helga tricking Arnold all this time and Gerald telling Arnold about her faking her blindness was funny as well. Arnold's payback on Helga by Tango Dancing with her (which was hilarious) and throwing her into the pool was funny and made me happy because Helga deserved that. The very ending of the episode was funny as well. Overall, a great April Fools' Day episode of "Hey Arnold" but Helga was WAY out of line in this one. 8.5/10moreless
  • The greatest and funniest episode ever!

    10
    "April Fools Day" is one of the most greatest, cutest and funniest episodes ever! Arnold gets tired of Helga's April fools pranks on him and he tries to do one on her. He gives her a box with flash-blinder in it and when Helga opens it, she actually gets blind. But only temporary. A few hours later her blindness has gone, but she pretends that she still blind, so Arnold would feel guilty and take care of her all along. Besides, she thinks it's gonna be best April fools jokes ever! So Arnold want to make it up for her and calles Helga to April Fools school dance. But at the dance Phoebe sees that Helga is not blind, Helga tells her about that joke and Gerald hears it. He tells everything to Arnold and they do another, this time "wet" joke on Helga. That episode is sooo funny, especially the part when Helga and Arnold dance Tango together (my fav dance BTW)) and talk in the meantime:) So it's one of my favorite episodes, you should watch it too!moreless
Dan Butler

Dan Butler

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

Francesca Smith

Francesca Smith

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

Tress MacNeille

Tress MacNeille

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

Dom Irrera

Dom Irrera

Ernie

Christopher Castile

Christopher Castile

Eugene (First episodes)

Sam Gifaldi

Sam Gifaldi

Sid/Robert/Billy

Alex D. Linz

Alex D. Linz

Voice of Arnold

Guest Star

Taylor Gifaldi

Taylor Gifaldi

Voice of Sid

Guest Star

Mary Gross

Mary Gross

Sheena's Aunt Shelly

Guest Star

Dan Castellaneta

Dan Castellaneta

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

Recurring Role

Craig Bartlett

Craig Bartlett

Brainy/Abner/Nashville Ned/Arnold's Father/Mr. Packenham/Many More

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Helga: Thanks, Arnold. I really appreciate all that you've done for me. You know, except the part where you made me go blind.

    • (Arnold is carrying "blind" Helga across the street and a taxi cab is speeding towards them)
      Helga: Arnold, look out for that cab!
      (Arnold jumps and they land on the sidewalk)
      Helga: Arnold, are we alive?
      Arnold: We're fine.
      Helga: Whew. Good thing I saw--uh, I mean--smelled that cab coming.
      Arnold: You smelled the cab?
      Helga: Yeah, you know how it is when you lose one of your senses. The others just kind of kick into overdrive. (sniffs Arnold) Speaking of which, you might want to try a stronger deodorant, football-head.

    • Grandma: Oh, Happy Groundhog's Day, everybody. Yippee! I saw my shadow - and you know what that means!
      Grandpa: We know, Pookie...
      Grandpa & Arnold: Twelve more days of Christmas...

    • Stinky: Um, fellas. Is it just me, or is the floor moving?

    • Helga: (thinks when she dances with Arnold) I'm actually dancing cheek-to-cheek with Arnold! He's holding me tight, his hair smells yummy... Oh, who am I kiddin': I love this guy! Maybe I should stop torturing him? Nah, this is way too much fun!

    • Arnold: (thinking when he dances with Helga) Oh, man, I really hate this!
      Helga: (thinking) Oh, man, do I love this or what!

    • Arnold: Gerald, I think, you're thinking what I'm thinking.
      (Gerald whispers something in Arnold's ear)
      Arnold: That's even better than what I was thinking!

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