Parents' Guide to

Hey Arnold!

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Strong storytelling and characters mark worthwhile cartoon.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 16 parent reviews

age 2+

Swear words

This title has:

Too much swearing
age 6+

Captivating Cartoon

My kid is obsessed with Helga, he has all the merchandise in the world, it is a good show all around and intrigues every one who watches including adults, Gerald is real fly, Arnold is great, Helga is funny and cute to the Arnolding max, and the rest are hillarious, this is the funniest show at my kids love it, so you should try HEY ARNOLD

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (16):
Kids say (63):

This show fits right in with the colorful array of cartoon characters who grace the TV screen these days, and kids will be drawn to the off-beat personalities among the cast. Hey Arnold!'s unique artistic style, which gives its characters football-shaped heads, foot-tall Afros, and other exaggerated features, is an enticing blend of oddities that make for a fun visual experience to accompany the stories.

As protagonists go, you won't find one much more appealing than Arnold, who's a loyal friend and a thoughtful problem solver, and who always tries to find the best in everyone. Even when life gets him down, he bounces back to make things right, and his mellow approach to life and adversity is a welcome change to the near-hysterical characters in many kids' shows. The show itself is well written, with simple stories that make valuable points and send good messages to kids.

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