Hey Arnold!

Season 1 Episode 12

Das Subway / Wheezin' Ed

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Aired Daily 6:30 PM Nov 18, 1996 on Nickelodeon
9.1
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Das Subway:
Everyone decides to take the subway home, but disaster strikes when they find themselves trapped in it.

Wheezin' Ed:
Arnold convinces the gang to go to Elk Island, where, unknown to them, two men are plotting a counterfeit coin scheme.

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  • Das Subaway was one of season 1's weakest and Wheezin Ed was one of my favorites for the season

    8.0
    Das Subway:

    Everyone decides to take the subway home, but disaster strikes when they find themselves trapped in it. Eh, this one was not so great but it is not in its mediocre side. I just thought the storyline and episode was boring. There were only 4 parts I laughed at...the kids talking about the movie, Arnold saying the name of subway, the man on the intercom, and Grandma scaring a rat. This episode did ended great with everyone singing. Overall, a n okay episode. 6/10



    Wheezin' Ed:

    Arnold convinces the gang to go to Elk Island, where, unknown to them, two men are plotting a counterfeit coin scheme.This one was way better than its first pair. The storyline and episode was very interesting and it is one of my favorites for season 1. Parts I liked and laughed were the story of Wheezing Ed, Harold have to spend two dollars to ride, Sid and Rhonda finding bones, Brainy's cameo (Helga thought it was Wheezing ED), and the ending. Overall, an excellent episode for Hey Arnold. 10/10moreless
  • Great classic pair season one episodes

    9.0
    Das Subway Both of these episodes are classics that many people remember from the show. The Subway episode was entertaining, as Arnold and the Gang venture home from the movies but have no other means of getting home but taking the subway after dark. Gerald warns the crew to stay above ground when the sun goes down. The group still goes anyways and end up stuck on the subway underground with some other people. A blind man, a homeless man, a psychiatrist, and others. Arnold's grandma comes to the rescue to get the power running back on the train at the end, and everyone despite their differences celebrate their company. Overall 10/10



    Wheezin' Ed



    Kind of reminds me of the Goonies but much shorter. I wish this episode was a full 30 minutes, but hey it was still enjoyable. The crew explores a cave on Elk island, after being bored playing games on the boardwalk. The group encounter a couple of goons. (Oscar's friends) who have created counterfeit pennies located at the bottom of the cave. The kids run out, and the cops get the crooks. The kids then regret going to the cave. 8.5/10moreless
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

John Mariano

John Mariano

Vic/Morrie

Guest Star

Kevin Michael Richardson

Kevin Michael Richardson

Blind Man

Guest Star

Mark Hamill

Mark Hamill

Grubby Man/Policeman

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

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  • TRIVIA (10)

    • Strangely, the subway tunnel only had one track for cars. An actual subway tunnel should have two tracks, one to go to a station and one to leave a station.

    • Stinky does not appear in this episode. Sid does not appear in "Das Subway".

    • You think you've seen Morrie and Vic before? You're right, the two crooks played cards with Oskar in Arnold as cupid.

    • Where did the kids get their flash lights from? From Earl? If so, why did he have only one shovel?

    • Although the subway is said to be dangerous, Grandma doesn't mind that the kids want to take it when Arnold tells her on the phone.

    • The title of the episode might remind you of the movie 'Das Boot'.

    • In the scene where Arnold's calling Grandma on the phone, you can see a poster behind Arnold with Tucker Railroad written on it. Tuck Tucker was actually a storyboard director for this episode.

    • The sun is well above the horizon when they leave the theater, but it sets less than 30 seconds later.

    • Real subways don't constantly sound their horns as they travel through the tunnels. A few subway systems have the trains blow their horns when leaving and entering tunnels.

    • When the hobo starts singing on the subway, there is a sign on the door that says "door" and below it "puerto." If this is a reference to the Spanish word for door, it is incorrect. The Spanish word for door is "puerta," not "puerto."

  • QUOTES (6)

    • (Sid & Rhonda play bottle toss, Rhonda throws a ball at the top bottle but it was barely knocked down)
      Sid: You throw like a girl, man.
      (Sid throws the ball to the wall right next to the stack of bottles)
      Rhonda: Well you throw like a little shrimp with stringy hair and big ears and your hat on backwards.
      Sid: No, I don't.

    • Arnold: We could take the crosstown bus.
      Helga: You mean THAT one?
      (The bus goes right by them without stopping)
      Harold: Well, we could walk.
      Helga: WALK? It'll take days! We'll freeze to death! We'll be eaten by pigeons, or worse... eaten by RATS! I hate rats!

    • Helga: (Screaming) Ahhh! It's wheezin' Ed! AHH!

    • Hobo: (Repeated line) GET OUT OF MY HOUSE!

    • Helga: Nope, no subway for me. Not no way, not no how. I am not taking the subway. (scene changes) I can't believe I'm taking the subway.

    • Vic: (Upon seeing the Kids) Hey, You punks! What do You think You're doing? (Kids gasp.)
      Sid: (Screams) It's wheezin' Ed! And... and some other guy!

  • NOTES (3)

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Marumba Rights: Name
      "Marumba Rights" refers to "Miranda Rights" (the name comes from the Miranda vs. Arizona Supreme Court decision which made the reading of rights mandatory) - the ones that begin "You have the right to remain silent..."

    • Das Subway: Name
      The title Das Subway refers to the classic book, Das Boot.

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