Hey Arnold!

Season 5 Episode 4

Bag of Money / Principal Simmons

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Aired Daily 6:30 PM Apr 05, 2000 on Nickelodeon
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Bag of Money: Arnold, Sid, and Gerald find a bag filled with money, though they don’t know what to do with it, so Arnold is selected to hold onto it for the time being. However, when Arnold inadvertently loses the money on the way home, his friends begin to believe that he actually stole the money, so he must work to prove his innocence.

Principal Simmons: When Mr. Simmons is upset that Principal Wartz is being too strict with the students, Wartz decides to resign and he selects Mr. Simmons to take his place. The newly promoted Principal Simmons decides to make massive reforms to permit the school environment to be more liberal, though will the students at P.S. 118 appreciate his authority?moreless

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  • Sid thinks Arnold is a thief and Principal Wartz quits his job leaving the principal position to Mr. Simmons

    9.0
    Bag of Money:''Arnold, Sid, and Gerald find a bag filled with money, though they don't know what to do with it, so Arnold is selected to hold onto it for the time being. However, when Arnold inadvertently loses the money on the way home, his friends begin to believe that he actually stole the money, so he must work to prove his innocence. I thought that this was a superb episode of "Hey Arnold". It's not my favorite but I do really like it. My only problem with this episode was Sid..... I just didn't like Sid being paranoid and thinking that is a thief and we all know that Arnold is the most caring and most honest kid ever. So that made me a little mad at Sid plus the rest of the kids even Gerald didn't believe Arnold. So yeah, I thought it was wrong of Sid and everyone else to accuse Arnold as a thief with all that money plus the fact that Sid and the kids were almost going to tie up Arnold. As for the humor, there were some funny parts but the funniest part would definitely have to be Grandpa's cameo appearance telling Arnold :"We can both grow old together... oh that's right, I'm already old" and all that. I also found the very ending of the episode to be funny. Overall, a superb episode of "Hey Arnold" but I thought Sid was a little out of character in this episode. 9/10



    Principal Simmons:''When Mr. Simmons is upset that Principal Wartz is being too strict with the students, Wartz decides to resign and he selects Mr. Simmons to take his place. The newly promoted Principal Simmons decides to make massive reforms to permit the school environment to be more liberal, though will the students at P.S. 118 appreciate his authority? This was another superb episode of "Hey Arnold". Again, it is NOT my favorite episode but I still really liked it. I enjoyed Mr. Wartz' part in this episode as he was funny. There were some pretty funny parts but the most hilarious part in this episode was definitely when Mr. Wartz became a singer. Same thing with the ending of the episode with Mr. Simmons and Principal Wartz singing together. My score is a little low because I felt like a couple of parts were a little dragged mainly the parts with the kids ruling the school and going insane so yeah. This episode is very good though.... no doubt about it. Overall, a superb episode of "Hey Arnold". 9/10moreless
  • Lame and Lamer

    3.0
    In the first segment, Bag of Money, Arnold and two friends, Gerald and Sid, find a big bag of money after Sid fail at dribbling a basketball. At first, Sid tells Gerald to give the money to Arnold due to his honesty and trustworthiness. Shortly afterward, Sid becomes paranoid, chances his opinion, and convinces everyone that Arnold spent the money. At the end, Arnold is proven inocent and Sid gives up his part of the money like the idiot that he is.



    In the second segment, Principal Simmons, we witness the changing of principle when Simmons tries to make Wartz kinder... again. When Simmons tries to be a principle, he uses hippy logic instead of actual logic. As you can predict, he fails and the prior principle returns with a softer hand. Still, I for one think he requires serious help. Then again, so do the rest of the cast.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

Georgia Engel

Georgia Engel

Voice of The Old Lady

Guest Star

Jack Angel

Jack Angel

Superintendent Chaplin

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 (5)

    • When Mr. Simmons is modifying the school to make it better as his principal run begins, he can be seen taking down a school bell and hanging a set of chimes in its place. In real life, this would be a difficult thing to do, as school bells are typically screwed into the wall (instead of hanging on a nail) and hooked up to an electrical master time system that rings the whole bell system.

    • Monkeyman appears briefly in "Bag of Money."

    • Shouldn't Helga be with the others and consider Arnold as a thief and a liar?

    • While Harold is shouting through the megaphone in "Principal Simmons," it cuts to a group of kids bouncing Lila and Brainy on the school flag, and Harold is one of the kids who is doing the bouncing, although he is still shouting through the megaphone.

    • When Arnold is counting the money, the last bill he says he puts down is a one, but it shows a ten instead.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Sid: (after Arnold gives $10 to the Jolly Olly Man and he's in the ice cream truck) Where'd you get the ten spot?
      Arnold: Oh, it's from my birthday.
      Sid: Your birthday was six months ago. How many birthdays you've have in a year?
      Arnold: I've been saving it.
      (Jolly Olly Man kicks Sid out of his truck)
      Sid: Why don't you break a hundred, Arnold? I mean, what's a hundred out of $3,937?!
      Gerald: Take it easy, Sid.
      Sid: It's our money and he'd stole it!
      Arnold: I didn't steal anything.
      Sid: Liar! You stole it and you know it! Your a rat, Arnold! A rat bink! You're all witnesses! Arnold stole our money! He's a rat, a rat bink!

    • Principal Wartz: (to Sid) You, young man! Yes, with the nose!

    • Grandpa Phil: (trying to cheer Arnold up) We'll grow old together... Oh, wait a minute, I'm already old! Well, okay, so you'll grow old alone with no one to talk to and nothing to come to, except your fun memories and...
      (Arnold gets sad)
      Grandpa Phil: ...me and... I'm not helping, am I?

    • Simmons: PS 118 needs you back!
      Wartz: Excuse me a moment. (closes door, starts singing and dancing with a doll) They want me back! They want me back! They want me back! Who-ho! (opens the door, gets serious face) Please come in.

    • Arnold: (Explaining what happened to the money) There was this old lady on the bus, and she had pink hair, and a peg leg... and one eyebrow. And she had a bunch of shopping bags, and she must have taken my bag by mistake.
      (Nobody believes him; later)
      Sid: Who is that?
      Stinky: Looks like an old lady with pink hair, a peg leg, and one eyebrow.

  • NOTES (3)

    • This is the first and only time in the series that Mr. Simmons becomes principal of P.S 118.

    • These are the lyrics to the karaoke that Principal Wartz sang in "Principal Simmons":

      Once we were a team
      We worked side by side
      You were my dedication
      And my single source of pride
      Then you kicked me on my can
      Toss me out into the cold
      Did you think that I would fold
      Well I won't because I'm bold...

      I will prevail
      I will not fail
      You may have thrown me out the door
      But I won't cry or weep or wail
      I'll weather this storm too
      Yes I'll keep on smiling through
      And while I'm turning blue
      I'll simply share my thanks to you...

      I will prevail
      Right through this gale
      Right through wind and snow and rain and sleet and fog and hail
      I will prevail
      I will prevail
      I will prevail...

    • In "Principal Simmons," at the end of their performance at the end of the episode, we see Coach Wittenberg and Trish in the audience.

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • The plot of this episode is very similar to The Simpsons episode, Sweet Seymour Skinner's Baaddaasss song. In the episode, Principal Skinner got fired and was replaced with goody-two-shoes Ned Flanders. This resulted in the kids causing chaos in the school, and Bart tried to get Skinner to come back. In the Hey Arnold episode, Principal Wartz quit and Mr. Simmons replaced him, which caused chaos. Arnold and Simmons tried to get Principal Wartz back. In both episodes, Flanders and Simmons both say "I intend to put the "pal" back in "principal!" and Principal Wartz and Principal Skinner walk by their school at night and cry.

    • Principal Wartz: (Singing) I will prevail, right through this gale! You may have thrown me out...
      Principal Wartz's karaoke song, "I Will Prevail," is a reference to the famous "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor.

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