Jump to content
Banner by ~ Sparklefan1234

Woohoo Watches: Hey Arnold Season 2


Woohoo

595 views

 Share

Movies and Chill — 90s90s90s: nickelodeonplease: Nickelodeon...

Gunter glieben glauchen globen, Woohoo here once again, not torn into pieces but continuing my project of rewatching and reviewing every episode of Hey Arnold. Last time, I reviewed Season 1 of the show and held up extremely well, perhaps a little too well. That made me worry that the following seasons would be inferior. Now that I've got that out of the way, we have now reached the second season of Hey Arnold, which originally aired from September 29 to October 27, 1997 (although the Season 1 holdovers were aired as late as December.) This season is much shorter, only 14 episodes consisting of 26 11-minute segments and one 22-minute special, as I already reviewed the S1 holdovers. Alright, enough of my rambling...

As with my last entry, I will be rating the episodes either Bold, Good, Meh, Bad, and Raspberry. Will S2 be just as good as S1? Will it be worth a deuce? Let's dive right in...


HAbanner2.png.319dcc89a52842d1b649272e4c6b773d.png

27a. The Big Scoop: Good | 27b. Harold's Kitty: Good

28a. Arnold Saves Sid: Bad | 28b. Hookey: Meh

29a. Save the Tree: Bold | 29b. New Teacher: Meh

30a. Ransom: Good | 30b. Ms. Perfect: Bold

31a. Monkey Business: Good | 31b. Big Caesar: Good

32a. The High Life: Good | 32b. Best Friends: Good

33a. Longest Monday: Raspberry | 33b. Eugene's Pet: Good

34a. Mudbowl: Bold | 34b. Gerald Moves Out: Good

35a. Freeze Frame: Bold | 35b. Phoebe Cheats:  Bold

36a. Helga's Love Potion: Meh | 36b. Gerald's Secret: Bold

37a. Steely Phil: Bold | 37b. Quantity Time: Bold

38a. Eating Contest: Bold | 38b. Rhonda's Glasses: Bold

39a. Eugene Goes Bad: Bold | 39b. What's Opera, Arnold?: Bold

40s. Arnold's Halloween: Bold


...And that was every episode of Hey Arnold Season 2 reviewed. Let's look at the chart.

485792299_HAS2chart.png.d5df764b02fad907c17f8611e2eec114.png

After watching Season 1, I was a little worried that Season 2 and every season after would be inferior to S1. Turns out, I was wrong... mostly. S2 retained a lot of the boldness from S1 despite being a much shorter season. One major thing S2 improved upon from S1 is the animation as it's much more consistent and much less rough looking. (S3 would also have the same animation as well.) However, this season has the dishonorable distinction of having the first episode to earn the Raspberry rating. Just a little fair warning, every season after S2 will have at least one Raspberry rated episode. 

As for this season's rating, I've debated on this for a bit. Even though it's a step down from S1, S2 just barely gets a BOLD Season rating.

Now for my Top 5 Episodes. Just like S1, it was really hard to fill the slots, even with fewer episodes...

  1. Arnold's Halloween
  2. Steely Phil
  3. Eugene Goes Bad
  4. Freeze Frame
  5. Mudbowl

Now for my "Bottom" 5 Episodes. This was a whole lot easier since only five episodes that rated below Good...

  1. Longest Monday
  2. Arnold Saves Sid
  3. Hookey
  4. New Teacher
  5. Helga's Love Potion

That concludes my review of Hey Arnold Season 2. At the time of this blog's release, I've already finished Hey Arnold Season 3 and just started watching Season 4.  Until next time, this is Woohoo signing off... or is it out? Will I ever know the difference? Anyways, enjoy your Halloween.

King Of The Hill GIF

Edited by Woohoo

  • Brohoof 2
 Share

10 Comments


Recommended Comments

Least Favorite:

1. Arnold Saves Sid: This is a ridiculous plot device and I don't like it. 

2. Eugene Goes Bad: Similar opinion to "Cool Jerk" because I don't like it when nice characters become bullies. 

3. Ransom: I do not like Gerald's little sister, Timberly. 

 

Favorite: 

1.  Eating Contest:  I REALLY like watching this episode to the point where it's in my Top 5 all-time favorites.

2.  Steely Phil:        I like the sound of the marbles hitting the checkerboard. :P

3. Quantity Time: I feel I had to put this here as a wrestling fan.

4.  What's Opera, Arnold?: WITH MY GOLDEN MAGIC SLINGSHOT! 

5. Freeze Frame: A fun mystery with a wholesome ending. 

 

Honorable Mention: 

New Teacher: I like this episode a lot, too but what happened to Miss Slovak? 

Edited by Sparklefan1234
  • Brohoof 2
Link to comment
4 minutes ago, Sparklefan1234 said:

Arnold Saves Sid: This is a ridiculous plot device and I don't like it. 

I've always hated the "I saved you life now I must serve you" plotline. I'll give Hey Arnold credit for not doing the "create a fake danger so Sid saves Arnold" cliché. 

Quote

New Teacher: I like this episode a lot, too but what happened to Miss Slovak? 

Well in the episode, Principal Wartz said she retired from teaching to pursue a career in golfing.

Spoiler

Though in my opinion, I think Craig Bartlett wrote her off because she didn't have much character... :yeahno:

 

  • Brohoof 2
Link to comment
1 minute ago, Woohoo said:

Though in my opinion, I think Craig Bartlett wrote her off because she didn't have much character... :yeahno:

 

There's a part in the trivia section of her wiki character bio that explains why Ms. Slovak left.

 

https://heyarnold.fandom.com/wiki/Miss_Slovak

 

6 minutes ago, Woohoo said:

I've always hated the "I saved you life now I must serve you" plotline. I'll give Hey Arnold credit for not doing the "create a fake danger so Sid saves Arnold" cliché. 

 

I do like the Winnie the Pooh episode "My Hero" where Piglet "saves" Tigger so, Tigger becomes Piglet's servant and drives him crazy. 

  • Brohoof 2
Link to comment

I remember not enjoying The Longest Monday either, easily one of my least favorite episodes in the show

43 minutes ago, Sparklefan1234 said:

2. Eugene Goes Bad: Similar opinion to "Cool Jerk" because I don't like it when nice characters become bullies. 

I actually think the episode works because Eugene was really bad at being bad lol, and in the end everyone(Eugene, the other kid and the Actor) does the right thing in the end

Edited by Megas
  • Brohoof 3
Link to comment
1 minute ago, Megas said:

I remember not enjoying The Longest Monday either, easily one of my least favorite episodes in the show

That episode is so unpleasant... and so nonsensical. Why does Principal Wartz allow this tradition to happen? I thought he was extremely strict in running the school. :eww:

  • Brohoof 3
Link to comment
2 minutes ago, Woohoo said:

That episode is so unpleasant... and so nonsensical. Why does Principal Wartz allow this tradition to happen? I thought he was extremely strict in running the school. :eww:

There was an episode in Recess with a similar premise(the Picture Day episode), but I think it handles it much better

  • Brohoof 3
Link to comment
1 hour ago, Megas said:

There was an episode in Recess with a similar premise(the Picture Day episode), but I think it handles it much better

 

Recess reminds me a lot of Hey Arnold due to all of the quirky kids and voice actors that both shows share. 

  • Brohoof 3
Link to comment
1 hour ago, Sparklefan1234 said:

 

Recess reminds me a lot of Hey Arnold due to all of the quirky kids and voice actors that both shows share. 

There's a lot of overlap between the two as far as people working on the show goes(as well as Rugrats)

  • Brohoof 3
Link to comment
2 minutes ago, Megas said:

There's a lot of overlap between the two as far as people working on the show goes(as well as Rugrats)

 

I think Kath Soucie plays a kindergartner or two on Recess as well as Miriam on Hey Arnold and Phil, Lil and Betty Deville on Rugrats. 

  • Brohoof 3
Link to comment
On 2021-10-31 at 8:36 PM, Sparklefan1234 said:

 

I think Kath Soucie plays a kindergartner or two on Recess as well as Miriam on Hey Arnold and Phil, Lil and Betty Deville on Rugrats. 

She would later voice Maddie Fenton in Danny Phantom, another top-tier Nicktoon. :proud:

  • Brohoof 1
Link to comment

Join the conversation

You are posting as a guest. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Add a comment...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...