The BEST Episodes of Hey Arnold!

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 31, 2019

Network: Nickelodeon

The adventures of a daydreaming, jazz-loving, football-headed 9-year-old, who lives in a boarding house with his grandparents and some eccentric boarders, encounters life in the city with his best friend Gerald, a loofah-haired kid, who is the keeper of the urban tales and coolest kid in class; and Helga, who torments him, but loves him secretly.

What's Opera, Arnold?

#1 - What's Opera, Arnold?

Season 2 - Episode 32 - Aired Jan 4, 1998

Arnold and the gang go on a class trip to the opera and have grand, musical dreams of their own.

star 9.13
8 votes
Writers: Craig Bartlett
Hey Harold!

#2 - Hey Harold!

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired Oct 21, 1998

Harold is invited to Rhonda's party, though he does not want to go as he thinks nobody will dance with him. While there, he dances with and befriends the female bully, Big Patty, who also had nobody to dance with. The two spend the next day together hanging out, much to the teasing of Stinky and Sid, who begin to tease him by saying he has a crush on her. They already tease Big Patty for being "big and dumb", which upsets Harold.

star 9.00
2 votes
Writers: Steve Viksten
Weird Cousin

#3 - Weird Cousin

Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired Oct 9, 1999

Arnold has to hang around with his boring and odd cousin, Arnie, but Arnold starts to get angry when Lila and Arnie fall in love with each other.

star 9.00
4 votes
Writers: Michelle Lamoreaux, Steve Viksten

#4 - Suspended

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 26, 2000

Harold is suspended and will do anything to get back into school.

star 9.00
5 votes
Directors: Frank Weiss
Writers: Jonathan Greenberg
Family Man

#5 - Family Man

Season 5 - Episode 28 - Aired Jun 1, 2002

Mr. Hyunh has Arnold pretending to be his son for his new employer.

star 9.00
4 votes
Directors: Frank Weiss
Writers: Steve Viksten
Egg Story

#6 - Egg Story

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired Sep 11, 1999

Arnold and Helga get paired up to raise an egg for school, but they end up losing it when they left it on the bus.

star 8.67
12 votes
Directors: Frank Weiss
Writers: Celia Bonaduce, Michelle Lamoreaux, Steve Viksten
Helga and the Nanny

#7 - Helga and the Nanny

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired Oct 19, 1998

Big Bob and Miriam hire a Nanny around the house, but she's so perfect that Helga wants to get her out of there.

star 8.57
7 votes
Writers: Joseph Purdy
Road Trip

#8 - Road Trip

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Sep 30, 1998

Helga and Miriam get stuck on the road together with no money. They get to know one another and Miriam saves the day when she wins a mechanical bull-riding competition.

star 8.56
9 votes
Directors: Tuck Tucker
Writers: Jonathan Greenberg
Olga Gets Engaged

#9 - Olga Gets Engaged

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 16, 1998

Olga brings home her surprise fiancee who wins everyone over except Helga.

star 8.50
8 votes
Directors: Dan Povenmire
Writers: Antoinette Stella
Crabby Author

#10 - Crabby Author

Season 3 - Episode 33 - Aired Dec 28, 1998

Arnold has to do a book report, and he decides to do it on his favorite author, Agitha Cawfield, but he sees her bad side when she is very crabby & rude to him.

star 8.50
4 votes
Writers: Steve L. Hayes
New Bully on the Block

#11 - New Bully on the Block

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 12, 2000

The kids must face two bullies when a new kid, Ludwig, returns and wants the vacant lot for himself.

star 8.50
12 votes
Directors: Frank Weiss
Writers: Craig Bartlett
Stuck in a Tree

#12 - Stuck in a Tree

Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 5, 2001

Arnold gets stuck in a tree with Harold and Eugene.

star 8.50
8 votes
Writers: Joseph Purdy, Steve Viksten
Helga's Boyfriend

#13 - Helga's Boyfriend

Season 2 - Episode 25 - Aired Dec 14, 1997

Imagine a romantic triangle between Helga, Stinky, and Arnold! Helga hires Stinky as her boyfriend to make Arnold jealous. But the plan backfires, and now Stinky is getting help from Arnold to win Helga back!

star 8.44
9 votes
Writers: Rachel Lipman, Steve Viksten
Eating Contest

#14 - Eating Contest

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired Dec 7, 1997

Arnold follows in his Grandpa's footsteps and competes in the annual block party eating contest. After much munching Old Football Head goes stomach to stomach with eating legend Seymour 'The Disposal'.

star 8.43
7 votes
Writers: Joseph Purdy
Rhonda Goes Broke

#15 - Rhonda Goes Broke

Season 5 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 5, 2001

Rhonda's family goes broke and they move into the boarding house.

star 8.43
7 votes
Directors: Frank Weiss
Writers: Robert Lamoreaux
Door #16

#16 - Door #16

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Dec 9, 1996

All of the borders get very curious to what is inside the very personal Mr. Smith's package.

star 8.35
17 votes
Writers: Rachel Lipman
Cool Jerk

#17 - Cool Jerk

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Dec 16, 1996

An older cool guy befriends Arnold, but Arnold realizes that he is really a shoplifter.

star 8.33
6 votes
Writers: Joe Ansolabehere
Das Subway

#18 - Das Subway

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired Dec 23, 1996

Everyone decides to take the subway home, but disaster strikes when they find themselves trapped in it.

star 8.33
9 votes
Writers: Chris Simmons
Magic Show

#19 - Magic Show

Season 1 - Episode 35 - Aired Feb 3, 1997

Arnold has a magic show and he makes a disappearing act and uses Helga as the person disappearing. Helga decides to play a trick and literally disappears. She bumps into a pole and has a dream on how the world would have been if she's gone.

star 8.33
3 votes
Writers: Glen David Gold
Ghost Bride

#20 - Ghost Bride

Season 5 - Episode 33 - Aired Nov 11, 2003

In his urban legend, he tells the story of the ghost bride, and how she murdered her husband after he left her for her sister. Turns out she's buried in the cemetery near the gang's neighborhood. She comes back from the dead every anniversary of the murders. Arnold, Gerald, Eugene, Harold, and Stinky are scared twice by Helga and Curly, by them pretending to be the ghost of Cynthia Snell, the Ghost Bride.

star 8.33
3 votes
Writers: Steve Viksten
Big Sis

#21 - Big Sis

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 18, 2000

Olga gets into a 'Big Sis' program, but her 'Lil' Sis' is Lila.

star 8.29
7 votes
Writers: Michelle Lamoreaux
Gerald Moves Out

#22 - Gerald Moves Out

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Nov 16, 1997

Being the middle child in his family, Gerald is feeling so neglected. So he decides to move into the Sunset Arms, where he learns that living alone isn't what it's cracked up to be.

star 8.27
11 votes
Directors: Stark Howell
Writers: Danica Ivancevic, Steve Viksten
Crush on Teacher

#23 - Crush on Teacher

Season 2 - Episode 26 - Aired Dec 14, 1997

Miss Slovak is sick, and Arnold has a major crush on Miss Felter, the substitute teacher. But what will he do now that Gerald has found out that Miss Felter has a major crush on HIM?

star 8.25
4 votes
Writers: Joseph Purdy
Helga on the Couch

#24 - Helga on the Couch

Season 4 - Episode 29 - Aired Dec 4, 1999

When a psychologist comes to PS 118, she notices Helga's behavior, so she calls Helga for a session. Reluctantly, she goes, and tells this psychologist about her life and how she behaved this way... Eventually, Helga ends up telling the psychologist her feelings about Arnold and gains a trust with Dr. Bliss.

star 8.25
8 votes
Writers: Craig Bartlett
Gerald Comes Over

#25 - Gerald Comes Over

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired Dec 30, 1996

Gerald goes to Arnold's place to meet the other residents.

star 8.25
4 votes
Writers: Craig Bartlett, Rachel Lipman