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Clues of Arnold's Last Name

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    Knight42092

    [1]Dec 15, 2005
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    Series creator Craig Bartlett had been planning to finally reveal Arnold's last name in a second feature film for the series, which would also deal with his search to find his parents. Craig mentioned in a subsequent. online chat: "I had an idea for the Jungle Movie (how Bartlett refers to the planned film), in the opening scene, a man comes to the door of the boarding house, and Arnold signs his name. Right, that's how you find out." However, problems between Bartlett and Nickelodeon, as well as the low gross of the first film, have left the future of this second film in doubt.

    If Mr. Bartlett will never give us Arnold's last name - it's up to us to find it out. Here's all of the clues:

    • In a commercial for the show that aired in the early part of the show's run, Arnold talks to the viewer to straighten out some facts about himself (such as the revelation that his notable red outerwear is a shirt, not a skirt). He ends with, "And yes, I do have a last name. It's..." at which point the screen becomes "snowy" and the sound cuts off.

    • In the episode "Fighting Families" Arnold wins the school's raffle drawing for the chance to be on the game show Fighting Families. The lady doing the drawing announces, "The winner is Arnold...hmm, there seems to be a smudge over the last name." Here it is revealed that Arnold is the only one in the school with this first name, thus making his surname somewhat unnecessary.

    • A similar instance to the one above occurs in "Eugene, Eugene!", where Tim Curry's character is casting the school kids for an upcoming play, and says, "I can't read my own handwriting", when he's casting Arnold as the villain. However, that scene did at least reveal Lila's last name (Sawyer, as mentioned above).

    • In one episode, "Crush on Teacher", in which Helga does one of her many passionate monologues about her love for Arnold, she says that she would one day like to become "Mrs. Arnold...wait, what is his last name?", revealing that she is just as clueless as the viewer.

    • In the episode "The Journal" Phil is reading the part of Miles' journal that recounts his and Stella's wedding. He gets to the part when they are pronounced "Mr. and Mrs...." at which point Grandma interrupts with a loud belch.

    • In late 2002, Bartlett teased the viewers even further, by claiming that Arnold's last name is a name that was actually mentioned throughout the run of the show.

    If Arnold's last name was actually mentioned throughout the run of the show, Arnold's last name could be "Smith". If I remember, there's an episode where Arnold and Gerald go to look for a man named, "Mr. Smith". Do you think "Smith" is Arnold's last name?
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    jewelflower

    [2]Dec 15, 2005
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    smith? sounds good to me!
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    dizzydiana

    [3]Dec 21, 2005
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    arnold smith... hmm could be
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    StaraeGhost9259

    [4]Jan 10, 2006
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    yea, smith is a very common name and goes with almost all american first names, such as Arnold. LOL Sounds good to me, too!
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    mokichan

    [5]Jan 10, 2006
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    His last name is Schwartz. Arnold Schwartz. I can guarantee you it would've probably been a running gag, had they went ahead and made a sequel.
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    Unfabulous

    [6]Jan 14, 2006
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    Who knows. Smith sounds so ordinary though...

    I WANT THAT SECOND MOVIE. URGH. Hey arnold the first movie should have been a tv movie.. grr
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    mini_mo

    [7]Jan 15, 2006
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    I concur. I continue to daydream about their jungle adventure
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    mokichan

    [8]Jan 16, 2006
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    Unfabulous wrote:

    I WANT THAT SECOND MOVIE. URGH. Hey arnold the first movie should have been a tv movie.. grr


    If you want that, then buy the hell out of the HA! DVD boxsets, if and when Nick finally gets off its lazy butt and makes them.
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    schyzofroggy

    [9]Jan 20, 2006
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    mini_mo wrote:
    I concur. I continue to daydream about their jungle adventure


    Me too . . .
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    Kagomesashi

    [10]Jan 28, 2006
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    I don't know but i as reading the summary of the episodes, here in tv.com, and in "The Journal" someone was saying that maybe his last name is Klein..here is what he say:

    "In some airings, you might be able to hear the first few letters of Arnold's last name. The first airing had the priest say, "Mr. and Mrs. Kl--". This could be Klein, the voice of Arnold from '99-'02. In some frequent airings, the last name begins with a K, in some airings, you see him about the say Kl, and in the rest, the line with the letters is not shown"
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    spongegab13

    [11]Jan 30, 2006
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    sounds cool!
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    tvfanatic91

    [12]Feb 19, 2006
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    So far we got smith schwartz and Klein. Some good ones there.
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    aznNvazn75

    [13]Feb 19, 2006
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    i could always ask to see what his last name was
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    tvfanatic91

    [14]Feb 24, 2006
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    Will your uncle tell you.
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    schyzofroggy

    [15]Feb 24, 2006
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    Klein's a cool last name . . . and there is a lot of evidence for it

    And its really similar to my last name
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    tvfanatic91

    [16]Feb 24, 2006
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    Arnold Klein hmmm......... its got a nice ring to it.
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    aznNvazn75

    [17]Mar 22, 2006
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    yeah my uncle would tell me if he remembers
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    bracques

    [18]Mar 22, 2006
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    tvfanatic91 wrote:
    Arnold Klein hmmm......... its got a nice ring to it.

    and what if helga married arnold??? helga pataki klein? helga klein? helga klein sounds good to me!
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    aznNvazn75

    [19]Mar 25, 2006
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    you all have good points to his last name but i cant know because my uncle had to sign a contract with everyone at the hey arnold divstion not to say
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    dandruffshampoo

    [20]Apr 18, 2006
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    What if Arnold is actually his last name and his first name is Hey? I know it's dumb, but the word Hey is said throughout the whole show.
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