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A Hey Arnold! Character & Episode Guide


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WHAT'S NEWS?

STEVE VIKSTEN
1960-2014
In addition to being a co-developer of the show and the voice of Oskar, Steve was involved in a number of other shows, including co-writing the The Simpsons season 22 episode "Homer Scissorhands"


In the on-again, off-again saga that is Arnold on TeeNICK, the show appears to have a regular spot in the schedule again, two episodes on Tuesday nights at 1 AM Eastern (10 PM Pacific), repeated two hours later, and two more episodes on Saturday nights at the same time. Also, Friday nights are "U-Pick with Stick Stickly" (this appears to be at midnight Eastern (9 PM Pacific) for two hours, repeated two hours later) so there is a chance Arnold can air on Fridays as well.
 

There appears to be good news and bad news on the DVD front.
The good news: apparently, Shout Factory has obtained the rights to the Hey Arnold! DVDs, and will be releasing them for sale in stores (as well as online). Season 1 is already available; unfortunately, there do not appear to be any "extras" on the discs (then again, since the episodes were made in 1997, I doubt that anything like "deleted scenes" from the series even exist any more). These should not have the problems that the Amazon On Demand discs had with playing on some DVD players.
The bad news: since Shout Factory has the rights, apparently Seasons 2-5 are no longer available on Amazon. Whether or not Shout Factory releases them may depend on how many people buy Season 1.
 

That's "Award-Winning Olga Pataki's EMMY-WINNING Father", thank you very much - Maurice LaMarche (the voice of Big Bob Pataki) won an Emmy for voiceover performance, for his work on the Futurama episode "Lrrreconcilable Ndndifferences" (mainly as LRRR ("ruler of the planet Omicron Persei 8") and Orson Welles).
 

For those of you who haven't totally given up on the idea of making "The Jungle Movie", there is a Facebook page (click here) dedicated to getting 100,000 people to like the idea.  There is also a "main" Hey Arnold! Facebook fan page here that currently has over 500,000 fans,
 

Sherm Cohen (one of the show's storyboard artists) has posted some photos of the show's crew from 1996 onto Facebook.  Click Here to see them.
 

All five seasons of the TV series are now available on Amazon's "Made On Demand" DVDs.  (It's hard to tell, as the picture with the episode titles is fuzzy, but it appears that "The Journal" does appear on the Season 5 set, although it may be the "two part" version.)
 

Somebody put the original pilot on YouTube - click here to see it.  (Note that it may have been sped up and/or edited, since it lasts pretty much exactly 10 minutes.)
 

I forgot he was on the show at one point: Harvey Korman (the voice of Dino Spumoni's songwriting partner Don Reynolds in "Partners" and "Dino Checks Out") died on May 29, 2009.
 

Nickelodeon Magazine's online site now has Hey Arnold! (as well as pretty much all of the other Nicktoons) comic strips available - go to http://www.nick.com/shows/nick_mag/nicktoon_comics/index.jhtml, select Arnold, then choose a comic from the list that shows up on the right side of the screen.  (The comic that shows up is larger than the screen; click on the up-pointing and down-pointing hands to scroll it.)
Note that these are comics that have appeared previously in the magazine; I don't know if they are planning any new ones or not.
 

You know, sometimes I wonder why Nickelodeon bothered to make April Fools Day specials (like the one Arnold has) if they're never going to bother to air them...
 

Somebody asked Jim Lang if the "tropical" closing theme music at the end of later seasons has a name, and he got a reply; it's called the "Buddy Love Theme".  (There are a number of "Buddy Loves"; for example, there is a rock band from the early 1980s with that name, and it is one of the names of the title character in both versions of The Nutty Professor.)
 

No, I don't know either why they're not showing "Arnold's Valentine" on Valentine's Day.  However, they are showing "bonus" Arnold half-episodes on Nicktoons; "Casa Paradiso" on Monday 2/11 at 7:15 PM, and "Partners" on Tuesday 2/12 at 7:45 PM (both times Eastern)
 

Nicktoons is airing "The Journal" on Monday 1/21 at 9:30 AM Eastern (6:30 AM Pacific).
(If this is the first time you see this, and when you get to the end, you wonder, "What happens next?"...trust me; you are not alone.)
 

They're not airing Arnold's Thanksgiving this year - but then again, apparently they're not airing any of the Nickelodeon Thanksgiving specials (I recall Rugrats, Rocko's Modern Life, CatDog, The Wild Thornberrys, and As Told By Ginger having them as well), although Nickelodeon is airing the first episodes of just about all of its Nicktoons on Thanksgiving Day.
 

Arnold's back on Nicktoons, weekdays at 11:00 and 11:30 AM (Eastern)...what do you mean, you're at school?  That's why there's this thing called TiVo...
(But one thing hasn't changed; they're not airing the Veterans Day episode on the Veterans Day holiday)
 

I hope all of you who wanted to be at "the last chat" managed to make it.  Actually, calling it "the last chat" may have been premature, as Francesca Smith made a surprise appearance, and there may be a chance of a chat featuring her taking place.  (By the way - no, Craig did not say what Arnold's last name is.)
 

A number of people have been asking me if Hey Arnold! seasons are available on DVD the way SpongeBob SquarePants is.
Unfortunately, the answer is no, and it appears that it may be a very long time, if ever, before Nickelodeon decides to release the show on DVD.  It seems that only shows that are popular with adults get complete seasons on DVD, since only adults have enough money to buy all of the seasons of a particular show.  (Not only that, but the only reason Invader Zim and Ren & Stimpy - the only two Nicktoons so far besides SpongeBob to have complete seasons on DVD, although I have heard rumors that Nick is thinking about releasing the first season of Rocko's Modern Life - are available is because other companies bought the DVD rights from Nickelodeon.)  Not even The Fairly Oddparents seems to be popular enough with the right people.
 

Somebody found a feature that I thought was a good idea to add: there is now a page that lists all of the show's stories in alphabetical order, so you do not have to search through the five season pages to find the link to an episode's page.
 

Looks like Harvey has made his last mail delivery: Lou Rawls (the voice of Harvey the mailman) died January 6 of cancer.  (Sources differ as to whether he was 70 or 72 when he died.)  CNN's story about his death did mention his foray into the world of animation voiceovers...as one of the babies in the hospital scene in The Rugrats Movie.
 

Pigeon Man has made his last flight into the sun...Vincent Schiavelli, the voice of Pigeon Man as well as Mr. Bailey (the Hall of Records worker in "Arnold's Christmas" and the movie), died on December 26 of lung cancer at the age of 57.
 

Good news for those of us in the western USA with digital cable systems; somebody got their act together, and now Nick Too airs the Eastern feed of Nickelodeon (which is the same thing as what is on the "normal" Nickelodeon channel, but three hours earlier).  Note that, for the moment, TV listings listing the channel are off by six hours (they add three hours to the Nickelodeon times, which is correct for the eastern USA version of Nick Too, instead of subtracting three hours).
 

I have added a link (below the schedule grid) to see the Nicktoons channel's schedule, in case you want to know which episodes are going to air on Nicktoons.  (The show's current schedule is: weekdays at 9:30 AM (Eastern), repeated at 1:30 PM, Saturdays at 7:00 PM, and Sundays at 3:00 PM and 3:30 PM (two different episodes), repeated at 8:00 PM and midnight.)  Note that there is only one "feed" for Nicktoons, so subtract one, two, or three hours in the Central, Mountain, or Pacific time zones.
 


If you're interested in getting Nickelodeon to become interested in a second Hey Arnold! movie, somebody came up with this idea: if as many people as possible write letters (that's letters, and not E-mails) to Nickelodeon (at 1515 Broadway, New York, NY 10036) asking that they consider working on "The Jungle Movie", and (here's the interesting bit) they all do it pretty much at the same time, perhaps Nickelodeon might take more notice to the fan interest.  The idea is to do it during the first week of each month.  (Of course, if Nickelodeon gets a flood of letters at the same time saying the same thing, there's always the chance that they'll think that it's not "general fan interest" but an organized effort of some sort, but at least they know there's some interest.)

Here's the "Save Hey Arnold" site link: http://communities.msn.ca/SaveHeyArnold
 


Good news for all of you who have asked about contacting the show's music composer, Jim Lang, or wondered if he had a website: he does now, at http://www.knobworld.com, and it includes some of his music (not just Hey Arnold! tunes, either) and an E-mail link to him.
 

Ever wonder why there isn't really a Yahoo soda (besides the obvious "Yoo-Hoo might sue")?  A company in India was selling "Yahoo! Tea" - until the company that owns the Yahoo! websites (www.yahoo.com) sued, claiming that it owns the "Yahoo!" name (and there are some Yahoo-brand items being sold).  (By the way, Yahoo.com started in 1994, so they were here first.)
 

If you missed the chat with Craig Bartlett on November 1, Click Here for an edited transcript ("edited" to remove pretty much everything except the questions to Craig and his answers).
 

Arnold did it again! Another life saved because somebody remembered watching Arnold giving Eugene the Heimlich maneuver. (Ironically, that episode is being shown twice this month. By the way, the first one was in May, 2000, in southern California.) This time, it's in Washington state: see
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/134306954_boyhero15m0.html for details.
 

The things you read in books...did you know that there really was an "Operation Ruthless" during World War II - and that it has something to do with James Bond? (See the Episode 107 capsule for details)
 

Want to see some of Craig Bartlett's non-Arnold animation (well, besides the earliest "Penny" cartoons from Pee-Wee's Playhouse)? Craig has a 10-second cartoon on The Paris Concert for Amnesty International: The Struggle Continues (it's on the DVD version; I don't know if a VHS version exists or if it's on it if it does).
 


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