The Best Episodes of Hey Arnold!

Last Updated: Mar 19, 2019

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.

Family Man

#1 - Family Man

Season 5 - Episode 28

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

star 9.33
3 votes
Directors: Frank Weiss
Writers: Steve Viksten
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Suspended

#2 - Suspended

Season 5 - Episode 13

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

star 9.25
4 votes
Directors: Frank Weiss
Writers: Jonathan Greenberg
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Weighing Harold

#3 - Weighing Harold

Season 4 - Episode 14

When Harold overhears Stinky and Sid saying he's fat, he go's on a cruise to lose weight, but when he comes back he is very obese.

star 9.17
6 votes
Writers: Steve Viksten
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What's Opera, Arnold?

#4 - What's Opera, Arnold?

Season 2 - Episode 32

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
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Hey Harold!

#5 - Hey Harold!

Season 3 - Episode 22

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
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Weird Cousin

#6 - Weird Cousin

Season 4 - Episode 21

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: Steve Viksten, Michelle Lamoreaux
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Rhonda's Glasses

#7 - Rhonda's Glasses

Season 2 - Episode 24

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 8.80
5 votes
Writers: Antoinette Stella
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Crush on Teacher

#8 - Crush on Teacher

Season 2 - Episode 26

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 8.67
3 votes
Writers: Joseph Purdy
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Egg Story

#9 - Egg Story

Season 4 - Episode 16

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's Boyfriend

#10 - Helga's Boyfriend

Season 2 - Episode 25

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 8.63
8 votes
Writers: Steve Viksten, Rachel Lipman
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Helga and the Nanny

#11 - Helga and the Nanny

Season 3 - Episode 20

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
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Stuck in a Tree

#12 - Stuck in a Tree

Season 5 - Episode 16

Arnold gets stuck in a tree with Harold and Eugene.

star 8.57
7 votes
Writers: Joseph Purdy, Steve Viksten
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Roller Coaster

#13 - Roller Coaster

Season 3 - Episode 16

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 8.56
9 votes
Writers: Joseph Purdy
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New Bully on the Block

#14 - New Bully on the Block

Season 5 - Episode 9

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

star 8.55
11 votes
Directors: Frank Weiss
Writers: Craig Bartlett
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Dangerous Lumber

#15 - Dangerous Lumber

Season 3 - Episode 3

Arnold becomes a hot (and dangerous) hitter. He keeps injuring people everytime he swings the bat. Afraid of hurting more people, Arnold refuses to play ball. Mickey Kaline helps him out.

star 8.53
17 votes
Writers: John D. Beck, Ron Hart
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Olga Gets Engaged

#16 - Olga Gets Engaged

Season 3 - Episode 10

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

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

#17 - Crabby Author

Season 3 - Episode 33

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
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Rhonda Goes Broke

#18 - Rhonda Goes Broke

Season 5 - Episode 17

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

star 8.50
6 votes
Directors: Frank Weiss
Writers: Robert Lamoreaux
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New Teacher

#19 - New Teacher

Season 2 - Episode 2

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

star 8.44
18 votes
Writers: Joseph Purdy
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Eating Contest

#20 - Eating Contest

Season 2 - Episode 23

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
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Roughin' It

#21 - Roughin' It

Season 1 - Episode 18

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 8.40
10 votes
Writers: Jonathan Greenberg
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Road Trip

#22 - Road Trip

Season 3 - Episode 14

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 8.38
8 votes
Directors: Tuck Tucker
Writers: Jonathan Greenberg
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Gerald's Tonsils

#23 - Gerald's Tonsils

Season 3 - Episode 6

Gerald has his tonsils removed before a big concert and must come to grips with the fact that his voice has changed.

star 8.36
11 votes
Writers: Craig Bartlett
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Cool Jerk

#24 - Cool Jerk

Season 1 - Episode 22

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

star 8.33
6 votes
Writers: Joe Ansolabehere
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Das Subway

#25 - Das Subway

Season 1 - Episode 23

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
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