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Helga revealed her secret to Arnold during Hey Arnold!: . In the episode "Ernie in Love" he develops a crush and starts dating a plus-size model named Lola. In this episode, their class puts on a version of the popular opera Carmen, adapting the lyrics of the "The Toreador's Song" and Favorite Hey Arnold episode of all Great for a date night or family event. Latin roots, prefixes, and suffixes. Latin America' site; however, he never gave many details. Arnold accepts dating her for some time due him not wanting to break her heart.
Brainy has the tendency of appearing out of nowhere and on the craziest places as long as Helga is present, as he did in 'The Ghostly Train', where he's comically kicked out of the train and, ironically, thanks to that, he's the only one that sees the REAL ghost train ; another case is in 'Wheezing Ed', where he appears in Elk Island's caves.
Usually, when he appears like this and there's someone around besides Helgasomeone asks him what is he doing there, and he only replies with 'Mmm… I don't know' or 'Mmmm… something'; this is also the most he talks to other characters, as he rarely says anything more than a simple 'Uh… Hi'; funny enough, Craig Bartlett is his voice actor. When he sits at the bus, Brainy goes right to the back seats along with the other geeks Eugene, Sheena and Curlyas seen in 'Rhonda's Glasses'.
He's rarely hanging around with the other characters despite, apparently, being on friendly enough terms with most of them. His parents appear in 'Parents Day' and they look a lot like him, including the posture and mysterious smile; his dad uses similar glasses. Brainy seems to be very in love with Helga, following her any and everywhere, being a constant pest for her; one of the series' best known running gags is Helga's love monologues being interrupted by Brainy's wheezing behind her, and Helga sucker punching him with 'Old Betsy' her left fistbreaking his nose and glasses, and usually knocking him out; sometimes she gets upset enough to give him a full off-screen beating.
Brainy's love for Helga becomes obvious after her session with Dr Bliss 'Helga on the couch'when he actually proposes her marriage, showing Helga a ring and wearing a bow tie himself; Helga takes this nicely and, since she was in a very good mood after the session, gives him a good natured soft slapping almost a caress on his cheek, making him smile. Craig Bartlett had stated that Brainy knows about Helga's secret love for Arnold and, in my opinion, this is exactly what attracts him to her; her passionate, secret side.
According to Mr Bartlett, in 'The Jungle Movie', there was a scene with Helga feeling down, and Brainy helping her to react and go back into action. Unfortunately, we never got to see this moment and Brainy getting a very important scene that would change his relationship with Helga forever.
Interestingly enough, Brainy, out of all the students in Arnold's class, he's one of the three ones that never got a starring role in any episode the other 2 are Sheena and Joey. Some fans insult Brainy calling him a retard, or someone with Down Syndrome. However, others, like me, agree that he's, in fact, very intelligent, or, at least, quite sneaky and sly; we ignore his school grades, but it most take a good amount of talent to spy and stalk Helga as he does.
If he could control his breathing problem, Helga wouldn't even know he's behind her; not to mention he's probably quite agile to appear on such weird places. It's possible that he feels the need to be close to Helga during her love rants so she can return her to reality, plus giving him a chance to see her secret side, considering the punch as a fair prize he pays for this priviledge. Besides, the fact he's aware of Helga's secret puts him on Lila's rank as a potential threat; he surely wouldn't hurt Helga, but he has the chance of using this information for blackmail.
However, he would probably use this info in a positive way, trying to help Helga; he has good feelings and no matter how much he loves Helga, and despite Arnold not being close to him, Brainy never gets any resentment towards Arnold and it's possible he respects and even admires him as Helga's object of affection. Brainy has this obsession with Helga because of how she secretly expresses her feelings with an uncommon passion especially on a girl her agewhile he barely can talk, probably due ashtma or some other breathing condition that, it seems, had made him a bit shy about interacting with other people, and therefore a girl as articulated as Helga is quite attractive to him.
However, this doesn't mean Brainy lacks an artistic side; he actually has DJ skills, as seen in 'Cool Party', meaning that he probably can use music instead of talking to express himself. Okay, now we know our characters a bit better, you might say 'Cool, now, what do they have in common? So you can understand me, I'll need to mention another character you need to know in order to get Lila's personality right. Arnie Arnold's weird cousin; even if it hadn't been really mentioned from which side of the family they're related, it seems to be from Arnold's mother side, as they both share their head form and are named after Stella's grandpa.
Arnie is a curious kid to say the least ; his hobbies are pretty absurd, including collecting lint, counting random objects, and reading the ingredients of food and cleaning products. Some say he might have Asperger Syndrome, or that he's just a kid with no ambitions, plain and tasteless, like his favorite chewing gum.
The only person that got a liking to him when Arnie visited Hillwood is Lila, who found in him a unique type she actually likes, no matter what other people say about it; it's important to mention that Arnie is a perfect opposite to Arnold, showing that Lila would never have another feeling besides friendship towards someone like Arnold; Lila probably might see some common traits that she likes that, added to Arnie's unique ones, made him the 'perfect boy' for her.
This attraction to Arnie is a very possible start for a relationship between Brainy and herself. Both boys are kinda mysterious and, ironically, they both fell for Helga.
Brainy, however, is a lot more complex than Arnie; he's nice and sweet, and noble enough to understand and accept that his loved one will never accept his affections yet still feels the same about her; sure, he's kinda weird and is obssessed with Helga, but this doesn't mean he's bad after all, Helga does pretty much the same with Arnold ; he's in love with Helga's true esence, and this can also make him fall for Lila, another girl that has a hidden side covered by a 'mask' in her case, a 'perfection' one.
Lila is also looking for a different, special boy; if she could see a bit of this in Brainy, she'd probably go crazy for him. In one of my fics 'How much we had changed'perhaps the first one I do with this pairing, she falls for him right after Arnold leaves to San Lorenzo with his parents, and she kinda explains it well with her words. Those days you were like a ghost of yourself; that's why some of us took turns to watch you from a distance once in a while, to be sure you wouldn't get hurt; one day it was my turn and when I followed you I noticed him, walking like 3 steps behind you, at the same pace… and it was kinda cute how he was hiding behind garbage cans and trees so you couldn't notice him following you; that made me smile.
And then, when you crossed the street without looking, oh, sweet heaven, I got so scared; that car almost hit you! He carried you just in time to prevent the accident; at that moment you buried your face on his chest and cried like a baby girl on his arms.
While I was looking, he spotted me for a moment and then hugged you, as if you were a sacred object, and he looked at you with such tenderness; yes, I think it was then when I fell for him; at that moment I wanted to be you! Brainy wouldn't fall for Lila on his own, not because she doesn't deserve it but due his love for Helga and not having eyes for anyone else, plus Lila is a popular girl and he doesn't think someone like her would see him as anything but a friend, even if, due her beauty, kindness and sweetness it would be impossible for him to to feel good with her.
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This would be the way to go; Brainy is in love with Helga because he knows the real deal and what's in her heart, so I'm sure that Lila, being a sensitive person, would feel the same for Brainy if getting to really know her, and he would react the same way as they grow closer.
Why is this couple so convenient? Simply, they both get out of the way for Arnold and Helga getting on a relationship without other people in the middle. Plus Lila wouldn't be hated by Helga anymore, and Brainy wouldn't need to explain Arnold why he appears behind Helga once in a while, even if I think Brainy would have a hard time not living without getting punched… unless Lila replaces the hits with kisses and caressing.
Definitely, the characters would need to suffer certain changes on their personalities to get to this point; however, I'm basing this pairing on human reactions and the force of destiny to form a couple. If Helga and Arnold are destined, as well as Gerald and Phoebe, why not Lila Arnold's main crush for the most of the series and Brainy in love with Helga since the beginning?
Also, in some way, they both had been close to Helga and had helped her, first Lila on the school play and the costume party, and him with all the times that helped her get back to reality during a love rant despite getting injured by doing this, plus the never-done-scene at the Jungle Movie.
Lila would get her special person with Brainy, and he'd have an almost perfect person to love him, so I think they'd make a good couple. Okay, I think that's all. Remember that, even if most of the info here is public domain, the opinions and comments are totally of my own, based on my perception, without trying to change the mind set of any other fan of the series.
I hope you liked this essay. Thanks for reading, and see you around. Helga resents her older sister Olga, a perfectionist. In the episode "Quality Time" it's revealed that she hates corn and is allergic to strawberries because they give her hives. During the trip, Helga attempts to express her true feelings to Arnold who was not in the right frame of mind to hear it at the time and left abruptly leaving Helga heartbroken to the point she ripped up the picture of Arnold in her locket which she discards along with the fragments in the river.
She briefly becomes angry at Arnold though after the class is captured by Lasombra and she sees Arnold crying while looking at a picture of his parents she forgives him and reaches for her locket only for her to remember she discarded it but finds that it and Arnold's torn picture was recovered and repaired by Brainy.
She convinces Gerald in helping her free Arnold so they could reach the Green Eyes before Lasombra got there first. Together with Arnold and Gerald, they manage to find the Green Eyes.
Helga also comes up with the idea to use her locket to replace the Corazon which was lost while they were struggling with Lasombra, which activates the mechanism to release the cure to the sleeping sickness curing the afflicted Green Eyes and Arnold's parents. While she was attempting to retrieve her locket Arnold thanked her for all she did and returns her feelings, resulting in them kissing, only to be interrupted by Gerald.
At the end of the movie while it is implied that she and Arnold are now a couple, she reverted to her old ways when Arnold tried to hold her hand on the way to school with Gerald and Phoebe but secretly liked that Arnold made that attempt, implying that she is only showing hostility for him in public to maintain her tough girl reputation. Series creator Craig Bartlett revealed in a interview that Helga's appearance was inspired in part by a young Frida Kahlo.
She's Helga's best friend and confidante, though Helga tends to boss her around. Her ethnicity is half-Japanese on her fathers side and her mother is white. She is from Kentucky. Being the smartest girl in her class is very important for her, and she tries her hardest to be that way.
Throughout the series, both she and Gerald have a love interest in one another, with Gerald implying a crush on her during Rhonda's party in the episode "Hey Harold". The Jungle Movie, Phoebe kisses Gerald and are both seen holding hands at the movie's end, having finally admitted their feelings for one another. Despite his frequent bullying and intimidation of other students, Harold's bullying never involves stealing lunch money and he's often revealed to be rather cowardly and usually cries for his mother whenever he gets scared or upset.
Stinky Peterson sometimes spelled Petersen voiced by Christopher Walberg in the series, Jet Jurgensmeyer in The Jungle Movie — Stinky is a tall and lanky friend of Arnold's whose family is from Arkansasand he is also one of Harold's best friends. Stinky has a Southern accent and a love for lemon pudding. His friendship with Harold had him originally portrayed in the first season as a bully who wore spiked wristbands and sidekick of Harold's, though the former was later de-emphasized and he was reinvented as a more affectionate, mild mannered and romantic character viewed as the class "ladies man", as he's romantically attracted to several female characters.
He's shown to make up excellent poems while Phoebe was feeling depressed. He is always shown wearing a green baseball cap backwards, a black leather jacket, jeans and a pair of white Beatle boots. He often tells urban legendswith or without the assistance of Gerald. Perhaps his most well-known characteristic is that he typically ends up in ridiculous situations, such as becoming severely mysophobicdeciding to devote his life to Arnold after Arnold saves his life, and believing Stinky is a vampireamong other things.
She is one of the most popular students attending P. Both of her parents are stereotypically preppy. Even though she is always seen concerned about her style, Rhonda is a phenomenal athlete, practicing numerous contact sports, like baseball and football, not caring if she ruins her clothes or accessories.
Eugene is prone to several forms of misfortune and is often bullied. He believes Arnold is a jinx due to several of his past tragedies having occurred in Arnold's presence. It's implied that he has a crush on Sheena.
She is Arnold's crush. However, she only prefers Arnold as a friend. She had a crush on Arnold's cousin Arnie. She knows that Helga loves Arnold and offered to help Helga become more like her in one episode. She is described by the show's creator as being a foil for Helga, someone who tries to suppress her darker side by acting overtly nice and sweet similarly to how Helga tries to cover her kind, sensitive side with bullying.
Sunset Arms boarders Oskar Kokoshka voiced by Steve Viksten in the series and theatrical film, Wally Wingert in The Jungle Movie — A lazy, selfish, inconsiderate, insecure immigrant from an Eastern European country in one episode he is referred to as being Czechoslovakianthat remains unemployed through most of the series, until becoming a paperboy. His childish demeanor and whininess often irritate others. Despite all his negative, despicable personality traits, he does love his wife and feels really bad when he thinks he has let somebody down.
His voice resembles that of comedian Yakov Smirnoff and he occasionally utters Smirnoff's catchphrases. He shares his name with an Austrian artist. Suzie Kokoshka voiced by Mary Scheer — Oscar's hard-working, dedicated, mature, loving and caring wife, who puts up with all of her husband's antics, selfishness, and laziness, though the two occasionally fight. In the episode "Baby Oskar" she has a cousin named Nancy and a nephew who is also named Oskar and was babysitting him for two days.
In the episode "Ernie in Love" he develops a crush and starts dating a plus-size model named Lola. Despite having a heavy Vietnamese accent when speaking, it is revealed that he's very talented at singing country music with the singing voice provided by country singer Randy Travis.
His wife is never seen or mentioned probably because she and Mr. Hyunh are divorced or she passed away. One episode reveals that he has a long lost daughter, but that he asked a US soldier to take her out of the country to avoid the Vietnam War. Smith — A mysterious character who lived in the boarding house. His face is never seen, nor his voice has ever been heard. He is resented by the other boarders, due to this secretive lifestyle, as he does not share many of the main boarding house facilities, which are limited, based on the number who live there.
Lana Vail voiced by Christine Ebersole — A lawyer who resides in the boarding house. She wears a purple suit and has brown hair. She was a minor character to begin with, and has brief appearances throughout the series. She has her only speaking appearance in "Heat". Purdy voiced by Joseph Purdy — he is only mentioned once in the episode "Gerald Comes Over" when Arnold collects the rent money.
There are suspicions of him sharing his room with a chicken, this from chicken noises as Gerald listens from outside his door, never revealed, but covered up by him. He is 81 years old, as of the episode "Grandpa's Birthday". Despite responding frivolously to Arnold's problems, he will often provide good wisdom. While his advice isn't usually the most helpful, his heart is always in the right place.
He's a World War II veteran and claims to have single-handedly won the Battle of the Bulge by tricking a large troupe of Nazi soldiers into eating numerous cans of spoiled CHAM a spoof of Spamthereby poisoning them and creating a hole in the enemy line for the American troops to break through. Arnold does not believe his story at first, but it's later proven when Phil shows him a small monument of him hidden in some bushes in a park in Washington D.
He has an older twin sister named Mitzi. When he and Mitzi were kids they used to be really close and they owned a Scottish Terrier named Pooter but one day he got out of their backyard and was killed by a milk truck and after that day he and Mitzi stopped speaking to each other for 71 years. They're adventurous and brave, though Miles appears to be clumsy and tends to end up hurt. They met while exploring in San Lorenzo, where they occasionally crossed paths with the Green-Eyed peoplea mysterious indigenous tribe.
They returned to the city after Arnold's birth, but were called back for "a final mission" when a friend informed them that the Green Eyes were in trouble; they failed to return, leaving their son under his grandparents' care. Arnold comes across a journal detailing some of their adventures years afterwards. His pet pig, Abner, was a wedding gift to his parents from the Green Eyes. In The Jungle Movie, it is revealed that while trying to cure the adults of the Green Eyes who had caught the sleeping sickness they ran out of medicine and began to work on making more, but unfortunately, they ended up contracting sleeping sickness leaving only the Green Eyes' children to watch over them and the other adults.
However, they managed to make enough of the cure and planned to aerosolize it so it could cure everyone using the Green Eyes' technology which was activated by the Corazon, a literal heart made of solid gold which was sought by the villainous river pirate Lasombra who pretends to be Miles and Stella's friend Eduardo to trick him in leading him to the Corazon. However, the Corazon falls down a ravine while Arnold, Helga, Gerald, and the real Eduardo are struggling with Lasombra.
Fortunately, Helga gets the idea to use her locket in place of the Corazon which she reveals to Arnold for the first time. It worked and the cure is released curing the Green Eyes and Arnold's parents who return home with their son. Arnie voiced by Grant Hoover — Arnold's cousin, who lives in the countryside and strongly resembles Arnold. He likes to collect lint and gum, count things, read the ingredients on the back of food containers, and makes a peculiar snorting sound on occasion.
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He's often seen as strange, gross, dull or stupid by those around him. She is 81 years old. When she and Phil were kids they had a Scottish Terrier named Pooter but then was killed by a milk truck and after that day she and her brother stopped speaking to each other for 71 years. Grandpa remembers doing chores one winter while his friends were ice skating, only to be hit with a snowball by his grandfather who gave him permission to stop his chores and play.
Bob also frequently calls Helga by Olga's name by mistake. He often mistakenly calls Arnold "Alfred". It's hinted throughout the show that Miriam suffers from alcoholismas she often drinks "smoothies" which sometimes contain ingredients found in alcoholic cocktails such as celery and tabasco sauceforgets things, speaks in a slow, tired voice, has had her driver's license revoked, has to do community service and sleeps a lot often in inappropriate places.
Like Bob, it is shown in very subtle ways that she cares about Helga, such as checking in her room when she heard a crash. However, in one episode when Bob injures his back and cannot work, Miriam fills in for him. During the episode Miriam sobers up and holds the fort. Miriam also becomes more attentive towards Helga until she becomes a workaholic and realizes that she is ignoring Helga.
Then, she quits and makes Bob return to work. Miriam was a champion bull rider before marrying Bob, and she used to be an Olympic class swimmer.
She possesses skills that demonstrate a high level of intelligence, as in the episode "Helga on the Couch", where she is shown to be a virtuoso pianist in one of Helga's flashbacks, and when Helga mentions that she was a straight-A student.
Bob and Miriam consider Olga perfect, which bothers Helga. Olga has a tendency to view life through rose-colored glasses and appears not to even notice Helga's avoidance tactics. It's revealed in "Helga on the Couch" that through the years Olga has reacted to her family's problems by being a perfectionist and keeping quiet about the situations at hand.
She later reveals to Helga that she's envious of her, as unlike Olga, their parents never heaped unrealistic expectations onto Helga, comparing herself to a "wind-up doll" that performs for their parents.
In The Jungle Movie she is Mr. Simmons's helper with chaperoning his students on a trip to San Lorenzo. When they arrive, she develops a crush on Che, a shipmate who turns out to be working for Lasombra, and is heartbroken when he locks her and the others up in jail.
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Later in the movie when her parents and Arnold's grandparents come to help them, Olga tells Big Bob that Che was mean to her and started chasing him and beating him up for breaking her heart. Johanssen family Martin Johanssen voiced by Rick Fitts — Gerald's sometimes strict father, complains about wasting electricity.
Johanssen voiced by Shari Belafonte — Gerald's very kind mother, keeps family together. She is a cashier at the neighborhood market. In the episode "Jamie O in Love" Arnold and Gerald spy on him to find out why he was being so nice to them and found out that he had a girlfriend named Sharice. One day, after Jamie O dropped them off at a restaurant to eat lunch, they see Sharice and overhear a conversation between her and her friend that she does not really like Jamie O and was gonna milk him for all he is worth.
Gerald tells Arnold not to say anything about it to him because they're worried if he told them that he'd stop being nice and would not drive them to an upcoming hockey game. While juggling to do all those things, Jamie O accidentally burns one of Sharice's cashmere socks and breaks down crying. Feeling conflicted, Gerald decided to tell Jamie O the truth about Sharice and he doesn't believe him until he overheard her talking to her friend that he's a sap, causing Jamie O to realize that Gerald was right, and as a result, Jamie O broke up with her offscreen.
The next day, to show that he's sorry for not believing his brother, Jamie O drives Gerald and Arnold to the hockey stadium. She usually causes trouble due to her desire for attention or naturally childish behaviour. Unlike all the other children on the show, Timberly seems to age throughout the series.
In her first appearance, she's four years old, but she already attends the first grade in "Timberly Loves Arnold", although this may be a continuity error, rather than intentional. He speaks Japanese fluently. However, his surname is not Japanese, it is Norwegian. He has a tendency of talking in a very low pitch, and is more concerned about Harold's obesity than his wife.
Marilyn Berman voiced by Kath Soucie — Harold's mother. She is more vocal with her scolding of Harold than her husband. He is equally unlucky as his son as seen in the episode "Fishing Trip".
Horowitz — Eugene's mother only appears in the episodes "Eugene's Birthday" and "Parents' Day" who, unlike Eugene and her husband who are redheadsis the only member of their family with blonde hair.
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Whenever Rhonda gets very upset, he buys her things to cheer her up. Most episodes she's seen talking on her cellphone. Sawyer voiced by Dan Butler — Lila's father is seen in the episode "Ms. He appears to be a kind and caring father. When Lila is new to P.
In the episode it is revealed that he had been unemployed and it ends happily with him getting a job. He has had meltdowns and outbursts throughout the show such as in the episodes "False Alarm" and "Curly Snaps".
In the episode "Curly's Girl", Rhonda pretends to be Curly's girlfriend for a week after he cleaned her mother's new mink coat she wore for a school art show, but she is disgusted by his appeal. He is tutored by Arnold in one episode. In the episode "Tutoring Torvald", he is revealed to be 13 years old. Sheena voiced by Francesca Smith — A geeky girl who does not like violence. It is implied that Sheena has a crush on Eugene Horowitz. Arnold and the other kids teach him what it means to be a kid.
In the episode "Arnold's Room" he and Sid are partners for a science project at school after seeing Lorenzo's bedroomSid is worried that his bedroom isn't good enough to show Lorenzo so he borrows Arnold's bedroom so they could work together.
At the end of the episode when Arnold and the rest of his guy friends came over to play card games Sid knocks on the door and Lorenzo asks him why he is knocking if it is his own room then breaks down crying after explaining why he lied to him. Lorenzo forgave him if he promises never to lie to him again and to show that everything is hunky-dory Arnold invites them both to join him and the others in playing cards.
During the first season, he was shown as something of a troublemaker who would sometimes co-operate with Harold in mischievous deeds. His shirt tails stick out like Arnold's, creating illusion of a kilt, and he almost always wears dark sunglasses that he rarely takes off. Iggy is infamous for the episode "Arnold Betrays Iggy", where his classmates find out he wears pink and white bunny pajamas after Sid and Stinky discover it and he blames Arnold for it, angrily rejecting his apologetic actions until Arnold reluctantly subjects himself to a widely publicized humiliation from many of his kid and adult friends by wearing the same bunny pajamas in front of him in public; during this time, Iggy finds out that Sid and Stinky were the true culprits and tries to apologize to Arnold afterwards, but Arnold only gives him an angry look, implying that he is too angry to forgive him.
In later episodes however, there is no continuing animosity between the two as Iggy continued to associate with Arnold, implying that Arnold has either eventually forgiven him or the time has passed long enough to be as if it never happened. Brainy voiced by Craig Bartlett — A geek and Helga's stalker who is usually knocked unconscious by Helga without Helga looking at him.
Apparently Brainy hasn't told anybody else about Helga's crush on Arnold. He has the same hairstyle as Bart Simpson from The Simpsons. In The Jungle Movie", he continues to stalk Helga though he ends up helping her by retrieving her locket and Arnold's torn up picture which Helga discarded in anger after Arnold had seemingly rejected her, giving the locket and the repaired picture back to Helga after the class had been captured by Lasombra.
Having forgiven Arnold, Helga thanked Brainy by kissing him before rushing off much to his surprise and delight.
Helga's locket would later play a key role in releasing the cure that cured Arnold's parents and the Green Eyes, which would not have been possible had Brainy not retrieved it for Helga. In the episode "Dinner for Four", she sets cockroaches free in a restaurant as a favour for Helga. In "Parents Day", Nadine is shown to be half black and half white on her mother and father's side respectively. In the episode "Longest Monday", it is revealed that he has a secret hideout at the local junkyard.
Joey Stevenson voiced by Justin Shenkarow in earlier appearances, Michael Fishman in later appearances — An African-American boy who is easy to remember by knowing he is missing a tooth. He appears with Arnold's group of friends from time to time, though his most prominent roles are in the first season, when he was part of Harold's circle of friends, along with Iggy, Stinky, and Sid.