25 February 2005 | Rainwriter
And so it began...
I remember seeing this when I went to see Harriet the Spy with one of my friends when I was in first/second grade; we laughed so hard, we almost spilled our popcorn. We both thought all the characters were very strange: Arnold had a giant football-shaped head with one tiny blue hat, Helga's eyebrows & her gravity-defying hair, etc.
The plot was simple enough- Arnold hit Harold with a baseball accidentally, and Harold said he would beat Arnold up. Helga terrorized Arnold about it, yelling "ONE DAY, THREE HOURS, TWELVE MINUTES, AND FIFTEEN SECONDS TILL YOU DIE!!" and so on. Gerold was there to console Arnold as his best friend. Later, Arnold comes up with the idea of acting like he's crazy so Harold wouldn't beat him up. It worked, and so it began... Heyarnolditis (~Obsession over people with football-shaped heads)
This little short established the Hey Arnold show (which was one of my favorites while growing up) To this day, this is my absolute favorite Hey Arnold episode.