Hey Arnold!

Season 2 Episode 13

Eating Contest / Rhonda's Glasses

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Aired Daily 6:30 PM Nov 03, 1997 on Nickelodeon
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Eating Contest:
Arnold follows in his Grandpa Phil's footsteps and competes in the annual block party eating contest. After much munching, Arnold goes stomach to stomach with eating legend Seymour "The Disposal."

Rhonda's Glasses:
Rhonda fails her eye test and has to wear glasses, a major fashion no-no in her books. Immediately, she is labeled a geek and hangs out with the geeky kids.

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    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

    Ashley Lyn Cafagna

    Ashley Lyn Cafagna

    Older Girl On Bus

    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

    John Mariano

    John Mariano

    Vic/Morrie

    Recurring Role

    Craig Bartlett

    Craig Bartlett

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

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (9)

      • In "Rhonda's Glasses," Rhonda gets glasses although in later episodes she is not seen wearing glasses. It is possible that she may have gotten contacts, but earlier in the episode Rhonda's mom said she could not have contacts yet.

      • In "Eating Contest", Chocolate Boy can seen holding a VANILLA ice cream cone.

      • In "Eating Contest," Gerald is the only boy of PS 118 who appears in this episode but does not participate at the annual block party contest.

      • In "Rhonda's Glasses," when everyone is switching seats, at first Curly and Sheena are shown already sitting in the side bench. However, in the next cut, Curly and Sheena just start to sit down on it.

      • Goof: At the end of the episode, Rhonda, Eugene, and the girl with the red hair are all in the front. However, when the back of the bus is shown, we see them sitting in the back with the rest of the "geeks."

      • Goof: Helga is nowhere to be seen at the contest before she makes her comment about Grandma's peppers - and then she disappears again.

      • When Helga is making fun of Rhonda in the classroom about what she's become, in the background we see the African American boy who is always missing 1 tooth in front, but in the shot where Rhonda bumps her desk and bends over, you see he has all his teeth.

      • When Rhonda accidentally sits on her glasses, you clearly hear glass breaking, but when she picks them up, no glass is broken.

      • At the end, Grandpa Phil says he saved Arnold half of the sandwich, but he pulls out an entire sandwich.

    • QUOTES (1)

      • Helga: (About Grandma's stuffed bell peppers) What did your grandma stuff these with, football head? Socks?
        Grandpa Phil: Hey! That recipe was a secret!

    • NOTES (2)

    • ALLUSIONS (3)

      • Segregation
        The story with forcing geeks to sit in back is a parody of this famous event, especially given that Rhonda is standing up for her right to sit anywhere on the bus just as Rosa Parks did.

      • Takeru Kobayashi
        Seymour could be based off of this famous Japanese eater, whom has won many eating contests over the years, especially given that Seymour was training in a similar fashion.

      • Rhonda: If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh?
        Rhonda yells this when she is fed up with the way the geeks are being treated. William Shakespeare wrote this is his play, The Merchent of Venice.

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