Hey Arnold!

Season 5 Episode 16


Aired Daily 6:30 PM May 11, 2002 on Nickelodeon
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Episode Summary

Rhonda uses a folding paper fortune teller to see who will marry who, and Arnold and Helga get paired up, causing them to both dream what life would be like married to each other.

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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


Christopher Castile

Christopher Castile

Eugene (First episodes)

Sam Gifaldi

Sam Gifaldi


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

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

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Major Goof: In Arnold's dream, when Big Bob points out the stork flying over their house, the middle part of his body is missing.

    • If Gerald was sleeping on the school steps, how did he catch up to Arnold that fast?

    • When Rhonda revealed Helga's name the first time it was written in block letters. When you see it for the second time it is written in cursive handwriting.

    • When Rhonda revieled Helga's name the first time, it was written in block letters and under a flap. During the second time, it was written in cursive and could be seen by opening the teller.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Arnold: (finding out they have children) But how could this happen?!
      Helga: The stork brought them.
      Arnold: But we've only been married for two days!
      Helga: Well I guess that's all it takes, Football Head.

    • (In Arnold's dream, the bride is approaching...)
      Gerald: Look sharp. Here comes your bride!
      Arnold: Lila?
      Helga: (SHE'S the bride) No such luck, football-head!

    • Priest: (quickly) Do you, Helga, take Arnold to be your lawfully wedded husband, to love, honor, and cherish till death do you part?
      Helga: You got it, padre! I mean, I do.

    • Helga: (in her closet) I'm going to marry Arnold! It's like a dream!
      Arnold: (in his room, ready to sleep) It's like a nightmare!
      Helga: (in her bed) The one boy I've always hoped I would marry!
      Arnold: One girl I NEVER WANNA marry! EVER!
      Helga: Arnold... Arnold... (kisses her Arnold locket)
      Arnold: (dreaming) I'm not going to marry Helga... I'm not going to marry Helga...

    • Helga: Oh... Arnold and I are going to be married! It's true! He did the test 110 times, and... despite the fact that the result revolted him... it always came out the same! Me and Arnold... MARRIED! Oh, it's FATE! This is... wonderful...
      (Arnold & Gerald head toward Arnold's house)
      Arnold: This is HORRIBLE!

    • (In Arnold's dream)
      Helga: I guess you could say I love, I love...
      Clock: Hey Arnold! Hey Arnold!Hey Arnold! Hey Arnold!

    • Arnold: You are the most beautiful girl in the world. Your eyes are like shining diamonds.
      Helga: Aww, go on.
      Arnold: All right, I'll stop.
      Helga: No, I mean go on, go on.

  • NOTES (10)

    • Helga hits Brainy for the first time since "Helga On the Couch", which actually breaks the promise she made to Dr. Bliss about no longer hitting him.

    • Phoebe speaks only in Helga's dream.

    • Arnold says that if he ended up marring Helga it wouldn't be so bad.

    • In Arnold's dream, he actually contained the mind of a nine-year-old and all of the characters had the same faces and hair styles. In Helga's dream, they all seemed somewhat different except Lila. Arnold's head was smaller in her dream.

      Also, Arnold was dressed in a tuxedo and Helga in her wedding dress during his entire dream, which made little sense.

      Why was Olga not mentioned in Arnold's dream? Did she disappear from their lives or something?

    • Arnold goes out of his way to acknowledge her character strengths in his nightmare and almost gets a "I love you" out of her, which psychologically, would have caused Arnold to realised he actually loved her.

    • According to an early 2000 issue of Nickelodeon Magazine, this episode was due to air as a Valentines Day special in February. Who knows why they showed it two years after it was supposed to air.

    • Apparently Arnold knows Helga loves him.(of course after School Play and Summer Love who wouldn't)

    • Third time Helga kisses Arnold.

      In one of Helga's dreams about her marriage to Arnold (the last dream before commercial), where Helga and Arnold are in a hotel room in New York, if you have a keen eye on things, in the aerial shot beggining the dream, you can see the World Trade Center towers in the not-so-distant future.
      This episode did first air months before the Twin Towers collapsed on September 11th, 2001.
      Besides, this MAY be true of the Twin Towers, since there is talk of rebuilding the place, but they may just put a memorial there instead.

    • This isn't the first appearence of Sheena's Uncle Earl. He's appeared in many other episodes (he's a sailor).


    • During Helga's dream, the "unknown international terrorist" that kidnaps Arnold wears a costume similar to the Cobra Commander of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (with a noticeable difference being with a black hood instead of a blue one.)