#9 Helga Pataki from Hey Arnold
I feel Hey Arnold was the more mature of the original Nicktoons. Some episodes were not just dark and atmospheric but just really damn emotional. I dare you to watch the Christmas special about Mr. Hyunh and not cry or have some genuine emotions stirring inside. I double dog dare you!
It’s coming along. I still need to fix my bow, add the stripe to my dress, and steal a picture of Arnold for my frame.
I’m not really sure what face I’m making. Let’s not talk about it.
Sometimes things REALLY bother me. Helga Pataki from “Hey Arnold.” I seriously cried watching it tonight. Look at her life. Bob and Miriam were just…awful, awful people. And Helga’s toughness is her inner strength and her shield. In another culture, Helga would’ve been a shield woman warrior. Her great love for Arnold (albeit hidden and reserved) and her strength would have won her glory. But I guess life isn’t fair. Seriously, the more I watch “Hey Arnold!” the more I love Helga as a character. She’s my favorite. I guess it’s because I’ve known so many girls like her. It makes me so sad.
Because EVERY little girl is a woman, and every woman is special. And even tough girls like Helga sometimes cry. They just need to be told, it’s gonna be allright. They need an Arnold.
So I just watched “Arnold visits Arnie” on tv (thank goodness for nick&nite) and I noticed something: apart from everyone being the exact opposite of Arnold’s friends in the more superficial way, in the dream, unrequitted love between characters works the other way around: the lila doppelganger loves Arnold, but he dislikes her. The opposite of real life.
Now then: Arnold likes the Helga doppelganger, but she doesn’t like him back…and is instead after someone else.
Dreams are part of the subconscious, right? So, if Arnold was thinking about opposite situations, then it would mean that Arnold does indeed know deep down how Helga feels about him. Amirite? AND THE HUG AT THE END. The hug at the end just confirms it for me. Damn Arnold, you are deeeense.