The BEST Episodes of Hey Arnold!

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Aug 23, 2020

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.

Rhonda Goes Broke

#1 - Rhonda Goes Broke

Season 5 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 5, 2001

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

star 9.80
64 votes
Directors: Frank Weiss
Writers: Robert Lamoreaux
Rhonda's Glasses

#2 - Rhonda's Glasses

Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired Dec 7, 1997

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

star 9.73
67 votes
Writers: Antoinette Stella
Curly's Girl

#3 - Curly's Girl

Season 5 - Episode 30 - Aired Oct 14, 2002

Curly gets Rhonda to act like his girlfriend after something happens to Rhonda's Mothers' fur coat.

star 9.47
58 votes
Writers: Joseph Purdy, Michelle Lamoreaux
Crabby Author

#4 - 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 9.44
32 votes
Writers: Steve L. Hayes
What's Opera, Arnold?

#5 - 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 8.41
17 votes
Writers: Craig Bartlett
Married

#6 - Married

Season 5 - Episode 26 - Aired May 11, 2002

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.

star 8.25
12 votes
Directors: Frank Weiss
Writers: Steve Viksten
Dino Checks Out

#7 - Dino Checks Out

Season 4 - Episode 30 - Aired Dec 11, 1999

The rock legend Dino Spumoni is pronounced dead, but when he comes to hide in the boarding house, Arnold convinces him to tell the truth. He does reveal that he is still alive, and puts on a concert.

star 8.14
7 votes
Directors: Frank Weiss
Writers: Steve Viksten
Stinky Goes Hollywood

#8 - Stinky Goes Hollywood

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 16, 1998

Stinky's simple life changes after he becomes the surprise new spokesman for Ya-Hoo Soda.

star 8.04
23 votes
Directors: Tuck Tucker
Writers: Steve Viksten
Beaned

#9 - Beaned

Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired Jan 12, 2001

Helga gets amnesia, and Arnold starts acting nice to her.

star 8.00
9 votes
Directors: Frank Weiss
Writers: Michelle Lamoreaux
Casa Paradiso

#10 - Casa Paradiso

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 7, 1998

Grandpa becomes tired of dealing with the boarding house and decides to sell. Arnold has to convince him how important it is for everyone to remain in the boarding house and what they would lose if it was sold.

star 7.92
25 votes
Directors: Steve Socki
Writers: Joseph Purdy
Ernie in Love

#11 - Ernie in Love

Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired Apr 26, 2000

Ernie starts dating a tall model, but she doesn't want to continue dating him because of his height.

star 7.85
13 votes
Writers: Steve Viksten
Family Man

#12 - Family Man

Season 5 - Episode 28 - Aired Jun 1, 2002

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

star 7.83
6 votes
Directors: Frank Weiss
Writers: Steve Viksten
Big Sis

#13 - Big Sis

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 18, 2000

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

star 7.78
9 votes
Writers: Michelle Lamoreaux
Stoop Kid

#14 - Stoop Kid

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 14, 1996

Arnold's hat lands on the stoop of "Stoop Kid," - a bully who has lived his whole life on his stoop, and is highly protective of it. But, when it's Arnold's fault that Stoop Kid becomes the joke of the city, he must help Stoop Kid face his biggest fear - leaving his stoop for the first time.

star 7.76
29 votes
Writers: Steve Viksten
Weird Cousin

#15 - 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 7.75
8 votes
Writers: Michelle Lamoreaux, Steve Viksten
Principal Simmons

#16 - Principal Simmons

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 5, 2000

When Principal Wartz quits as Principal, Mr. Simmons takes his place.

star 7.75
8 votes
Writers: Joseph Purdy
Suspended

#17 - Suspended

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 26, 2000

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

star 7.75
8 votes
Directors: Frank Weiss
Writers: Jonathan Greenberg
Roller Coaster

#18 - Roller Coaster

Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Oct 7, 1998

Eugene wants to ride with the gang, but they all think he's a jinx and won't go with him. Arnold decides to break the cycle of pain and rides with Eugene, but they get stuck.

star 7.75
12 votes
Writers: Joseph Purdy
Heat

#19 - Heat

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 11, 1996

The city is suffering from a heatwave, and whatever he does, Arnold just can't seem to get cool.

star 7.74
34 votes
Writers: Jonathan Greenberg
New Bully on the Block

#20 - 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 7.73
15 votes
Directors: Frank Weiss
Writers: Craig Bartlett
Eating Contest

#21 - 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 7.73
11 votes
Writers: Joseph Purdy
Mud Bowl

#22 - Mud Bowl

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Nov 16, 1997

Arnold and the rest of the fourth grade take on the might of the unbeatable fifth graders in a game of touch football. Who'll win this match of brains vs. brute strength?

star 7.72
18 votes
Directors: Stark Howell
Writers: Jonathan Greenberg
Arnold Visits Arnie

#23 - Arnold Visits Arnie

Season 5 - Episode 20 - Aired Jan 26, 2001

Arnold visits his cousin Arnie, whose friends look remarkably familiar to Anrold's

star 7.71
7 votes
Writers: Michelle Lamoreaux
New Teacher

#24 - New Teacher

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 21, 1997

When the kids make their new teacher, Mr. Simmons, quit his job; the replacement makes them realize what they lost.

star 7.71
21 votes
Writers: Joseph Purdy
Roughin' It

#25 - Roughin' It

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Dec 2, 1996

Grandpa, Arnold, and Gerald are all going on an old fashioned camping trip... until Big Bob, Helga, and Phoebe show up with luxurious camping equipment.

star 7.71
14 votes
Writers: Jonathan Greenberg