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Can Arnold stay sane in his insane world? After all, it’s not easy being rational and confident when everyone around you is a little bit, well, cuckoo. Just check out this Season 1 collection where you’ll find Arnold and Gerald on the run to avoid playing fruit in a show… Arnold playing Cupid for one of the boarding house residents… and Grandma teaching Arnold the fine art of self defense. Plus, you’ll get to attend a Cheese Festival, see Arnold and Gerald pass themselves off as big 6th graders, help Arnold organize a search party to find Abner, and more. It’s life in the city, with a cast of characters that’s out of this world!

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Can Arnold stay sane in his insane world? After all, it’s not easy being rational and confident when everyone around you is a little bit, well, cuckoo. Just check out this Season 1 collection where you’ll find Arnold and Gerald on the run to avoid playing fruit in a show… Arnold playing Cupid for one of the boarding house residents… and Grandma teaching Arnold the fine art of self defense. Plus, you’ll get to attend a Cheese Festival, see Arnold and Gerald pass themselves off as big 6th graders, help Arnold organize a search party to find Abner, and more. It’s life in the city, with a cast of characters that’s out of this world!

    • EPISODE 1

    Downtown As Fruits / Eugene's Bike

    Arnold and Gerald are cast as a banana and a strawberry in their school play, "The Four Food Groups", written and directed by Helga. Humiliated by Helga's treatment during rehearsals and dressed in their costumes for the evening performance, Arnold and Gerald decide to miss their stop and the opening of the play. Instead of the bus turning around at the end of the line as Gerald predicts, Arnold and Gerald find themselves stranded downtown dressed in their fruit suits. Arnold inadvertently wrecks Eugene's brand new bike. Guilt ridden, Arnold rebuilds the bike but forgets to install the brake cable and Eugene crashes -- wrecking the bike again. Things go from bad to worse as Arnold tries again and again to make it up to Eugene.

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    • 25 Minutes

    Arnold and Gerald are cast as a banana and a strawberry in their school play, "The Four Food Groups", written and directed by Helga. Humiliated by Helga's treatment during rehearsals and dressed in their costumes for the evening performance, Arnold and Gerald decide to miss their stop and the opening of the play. Instead of the bus turning around at the end of the line as Gerald predicts, Arnold and Gerald find themselves stranded downtown dressed in their fruit suits. Arnold inadvertently wrecks Eugene's brand new bike. Guilt ridden, Arnold rebuilds the bike but forgets to install the brake cable and Eugene crashes -- wrecking the bike again. Things go from bad to worse as Arnold tries again and again to make it up to Eugene.

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    • 25 Minutes
    • EPISODE 2

    The Little Pink Book / Field Trip

    Helga accidentally drops her journal full of love poems about Arnold into a pile of Gerald's books.  Arnold and Gerald discover the journal and are astounded to find Arnold the object of such ardor. The boys are determined to find out who wrote the poems. Meanwhile, Helga desperately tries to recover the journal before Arnold reads the last page -- the one with her signature on it. Arnold's class goes on a field trip to the aquarium where Arnold waits in anticipation to see Lockjaw, the infamous "terror of the deep." When Lockjaw turns out to be an old tortoise with a graffiti covered shell, the other kids make fun of him and pelt his shell with garbage. Arnold feels sorry for him and conspires with Grandma to free the 400 hundred pound tortoise.

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    • 23 Minutes

    Helga accidentally drops her journal full of love poems about Arnold into a pile of Gerald's books.  Arnold and Gerald discover the journal and are astounded to find Arnold the object of such ardor. The boys are determined to find out who wrote the poems. Meanwhile, Helga desperately tries to recover the journal before Arnold reads the last page -- the one with her signature on it. Arnold's class goes on a field trip to the aquarium where Arnold waits in anticipation to see Lockjaw, the infamous "terror of the deep." When Lockjaw turns out to be an old tortoise with a graffiti covered shell, the other kids make fun of him and pelt his shell with garbage. Arnold feels sorry for him and conspires with Grandma to free the 400 hundred pound tortoise.

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    • 23 Minutes
    • EPISODE 3

    Arnold's Hat / The Stoop Kid

    Helga has been secretly building a shrine in her closet to Arnold.  She has been collecting his combs, old school photos, used band-aids and chewing gum, but only one thing will make the shrine complete: Arnold's hat.  After several failed attempts to get it, the wind literally blows it into her lap.  Arnold is deeply affected by the loss of his hat since it is the last gift he received from his parents before they left him with his grandparents.  Helga starts to feel sorry for him and attemptst to return the hat to him. Meanwhile, Grandpa teaches Arnold that it's not how you look that's important, but who you are inside. Arnold has to retrieve the football from the lair of the legendary Stoop Kid -- a bully who, according to neighborhood legend, pounds anyone who sets foot upon his domain.  Arnold learns the Stoop Kid can't leave his stoop and the rest of the neighborhood bully the Stoop Kid in return.  Arnold secretly helps the Stoop Kid overcome his fears and come down off his stoop.

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    • 23 Minutes

    Helga has been secretly building a shrine in her closet to Arnold.  She has been collecting his combs, old school photos, used band-aids and chewing gum, but only one thing will make the shrine complete: Arnold's hat.  After several failed attempts to get it, the wind literally blows it into her lap.  Arnold is deeply affected by the loss of his hat since it is the last gift he received from his parents before they left him with his grandparents.  Helga starts to feel sorry for him and attemptst to return the hat to him. Meanwhile, Grandpa teaches Arnold that it's not how you look that's important, but who you are inside. Arnold has to retrieve the football from the lair of the legendary Stoop Kid -- a bully who, according to neighborhood legend, pounds anyone who sets foot upon his domain.  Arnold learns the Stoop Kid can't leave his stoop and the rest of the neighborhood bully the Stoop Kid in return.  Arnold secretly helps the Stoop Kid overcome his fears and come down off his stoop.

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    • 23 Minutes
    • EPISODE 4

    Helga's Makeover / The Old Building

    Helga tries to hide her disappointment at not being invited to Rhonda's makeover party. She gives herself her own makeover and crashes the party with the neighborhood boys in tow, trying to out girlie-girl everyone else at the party. Arnold gets caught between his loyalty to Grandma and a promise to help his pal Ernie demolish his 500th building when the demolition of an old theater brings Grandma and Ernie into conflict with one another.

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    • 23 Minutes

    Helga tries to hide her disappointment at not being invited to Rhonda's makeover party. She gives herself her own makeover and crashes the party with the neighborhood boys in tow, trying to out girlie-girl everyone else at the party. Arnold gets caught between his loyalty to Grandma and a promise to help his pal Ernie demolish his 500th building when the demolition of an old theater brings Grandma and Ernie into conflict with one another.

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    • 23 Minutes
    • EPISODE 5

    Sixth Grade Girls / The Baseball

    Arnold and Gerald are invited to a school dance by Connie and Maria; a pair of 6th grade "older women" who are trying to make their boyfriends jealous. The jilted boyfriends confront Arnold and Gerald at the dance. Arnold and Gerald manage to scrape up enough money for cheap seats at the last baseball game of Mickey Kaline - Arnold's idol. After making a dash for the expensive seats, Arnold snags a home run ball Kaline belts over the left field fence. Arnold has every intention of holding on to his prized possession until he learns the home run ball would mean even more to somebody else.

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    • 23 Minutes

    Arnold and Gerald are invited to a school dance by Connie and Maria; a pair of 6th grade "older women" who are trying to make their boyfriends jealous. The jilted boyfriends confront Arnold and Gerald at the dance. Arnold and Gerald manage to scrape up enough money for cheap seats at the last baseball game of Mickey Kaline - Arnold's idol. After making a dash for the expensive seats, Arnold snags a home run ball Kaline belts over the left field fence. Arnold has every intention of holding on to his prized possession until he learns the home run ball would mean even more to somebody else.

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    • 23 Minutes
    • EPISODE 6

    Heat / Snow

    A record heatwave strikes the city, setting everyone on edge. Arnold and Gerald look everywhere for relief from the soaring temperature, but finally snap when they learn the Jolly Olly ice cream man is price-gouging kids for his product. Arnold wakes to find the city covered in snow and hears that school is closed for the day. He wants to go out and join the rest of the neighborhood kids with their plans for snowball fights, sledding, building snowmen, and a big hockey game, but sees that Grandpa is saddled with extra work due to the storm. He volunteers to stay in and help out Grandpa with the chores.

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    • 23 Minutes

    A record heatwave strikes the city, setting everyone on edge. Arnold and Gerald look everywhere for relief from the soaring temperature, but finally snap when they learn the Jolly Olly ice cream man is price-gouging kids for his product. Arnold wakes to find the city covered in snow and hears that school is closed for the day. He wants to go out and join the rest of the neighborhood kids with their plans for snowball fights, sledding, building snowmen, and a big hockey game, but sees that Grandpa is saddled with extra work due to the storm. He volunteers to stay in and help out Grandpa with the chores.

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    • 23 Minutes
    • EPISODE 7

    Operation Ruthless / The Vacant Lot

    Arnold decides to get up the nerve to speak with the girl of his dreams, Ruth McDougal, at the annual cheese festival.  Helga learns of Arnold's infatuation and begins "Operation Ruthless" - every time Arnold attempts to approach Ruth, Helga spikes his plans. Arnold and the gang clean up a vacant lot so that they can have a baseball field, but the neighborhood adults have designs of their own for the newly renovated space.

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    • 23 Minutes

    Arnold decides to get up the nerve to speak with the girl of his dreams, Ruth McDougal, at the annual cheese festival.  Helga learns of Arnold's infatuation and begins "Operation Ruthless" - every time Arnold attempts to approach Ruth, Helga spikes his plans. Arnold and the gang clean up a vacant lot so that they can have a baseball field, but the neighborhood adults have designs of their own for the newly renovated space.

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    • 23 Minutes
    • EPISODE 8

    The List / The Haunted Train

    Arnold's best laid plans for the "Ultimate Saturday" go up in smoke when he tries to complete all of his favorite things to do in one afternoon. All the while, Grandma and a team of wacky movers try desperately to move a piano into the building. On a boring summer night Grandpa tries to liven things up by telling a story about haunted Train Number 25 which comes back to earth on the anniversary of its last ride -- the mad engineer wants to take unsuspecting passengers away to the spirit world!

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    • 23 Minutes

    Arnold's best laid plans for the "Ultimate Saturday" go up in smoke when he tries to complete all of his favorite things to do in one afternoon. All the while, Grandma and a team of wacky movers try desperately to move a piano into the building. On a boring summer night Grandpa tries to liven things up by telling a story about haunted Train Number 25 which comes back to earth on the anniversary of its last ride -- the mad engineer wants to take unsuspecting passengers away to the spirit world!

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    • 23 Minutes
    • EPISODE 9

    Mugged / Roughin' It

    Arnold learns the secrets of the martial arts from Grandma after getting held up for his bus pass. Arnold is transformed into a Karate Master, but is overcome with his newfound power. Arnold becomes too cocky with his abilities and is ready to beat up anyone who crosses his path. Arnold has to learn the hard way that with great power comes great responsibility. Grandpa takes Arnold and Gerald out to the woods to show them how to camp "the old fashioned way."  After a grueling day of setting up camp and learning basic survival skills, Arnold and Gerald come to the conclusion that "nature bites."  Meanwhile, Helga and her father are getting back to nature in high-tech style.

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    • 23 Minutes

    Arnold learns the secrets of the martial arts from Grandma after getting held up for his bus pass. Arnold is transformed into a Karate Master, but is overcome with his newfound power. Arnold becomes too cocky with his abilities and is ready to beat up anyone who crosses his path. Arnold has to learn the hard way that with great power comes great responsibility. Grandpa takes Arnold and Gerald out to the woods to show them how to camp "the old fashioned way."  After a grueling day of setting up camp and learning basic survival skills, Arnold and Gerald come to the conclusion that "nature bites."  Meanwhile, Helga and her father are getting back to nature in high-tech style.

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    • 23 Minutes
    • EPISODE 10

    Door 16 / Arnold As Cupid

    The boarders are all suspicious of the mysterious Mr. Smith who lives behind door 16. He has a private bathroom and takes all his meals alone. A package arrives for Mr. Smith and Arnold must defend the package from the boarders who think it might hold the secret to Mr. Smith's identity. Oscar Kokoshka moves in with Arnold when his wife, Susie, throws him out of their apartment following another fight. Arnold resolves to get the two back together again after his new "roomie" starts to drive him crazy!

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    • 23 Minutes

    The boarders are all suspicious of the mysterious Mr. Smith who lives behind door 16. He has a private bathroom and takes all his meals alone. A package arrives for Mr. Smith and Arnold must defend the package from the boarders who think it might hold the secret to Mr. Smith's identity. Oscar Kokoshka moves in with Arnold when his wife, Susie, throws him out of their apartment following another fight. Arnold resolves to get the two back together again after his new "roomie" starts to drive him crazy!

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    • 23 Minutes
    • EPISODE 11

    Bench Warmer / Cool Jerk

    Arnold has trouble with the basketball coach and his favored son until he teaches them both a lesson in Zen and the Art of Free-throw Shooting as well as the real meaning of teamwork. Arnold becomes friend with "cool" Frankie G., but his new friend only succeeds in getting him into trouble.

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    • 23 Minutes

    Arnold has trouble with the basketball coach and his favored son until he teaches them both a lesson in Zen and the Art of Free-throw Shooting as well as the real meaning of teamwork. Arnold becomes friend with "cool" Frankie G., but his new friend only succeeds in getting him into trouble.

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    • 23 Minutes
    • EPISODE 12

    Das Subway / Wheezin' Ed

    When a movie lets out later than expected, Arnold and the gang have no choice but to take the subway home.  Though they are worried about going into the subway after dark, Arnold convinces them everything will be OK. Then the adventure really begins. Arnold and the gang set out on a quest to find the hidden treasure of the mysterious "Wheezin' Ed" on Elk Island. They recruit a salty old sea captain to ferry them to the island where they find themselves pitted against a couple of penny counterfeiters hiding out in the island's caves.

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    • 23 Minutes

    When a movie lets out later than expected, Arnold and the gang have no choice but to take the subway home.  Though they are worried about going into the subway after dark, Arnold convinces them everything will be OK. Then the adventure really begins. Arnold and the gang set out on a quest to find the hidden treasure of the mysterious "Wheezin' Ed" on Elk Island. They recruit a salty old sea captain to ferry them to the island where they find themselves pitted against a couple of penny counterfeiters hiding out in the island's caves.

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    • 23 Minutes
    • EPISODE 13

    Tutoring Torvald / Gerald Comes Over

    Arnold is given the assignment to tutor Torvald, the meanest, toughest kid in Arnold's math class, for the big math test on Friday. Arnold has to find a unique way of teaching the rudiments of math to the torrid Torvald.  The two finally work together and Torvald gains a new appreciation for math and Arnold earns a reprieve from Torvald's bullying for himself and his friends. Gerald convinces Arnold to allow him to spend the night at Arnold's house. Arnold is apprehensive about introducing his friend to his extended "family"; the sometimes eccentric boarders at his Grandparents' house.

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    • 23 Minutes

    Arnold is given the assignment to tutor Torvald, the meanest, toughest kid in Arnold's math class, for the big math test on Friday. Arnold has to find a unique way of teaching the rudiments of math to the torrid Torvald.  The two finally work together and Torvald gains a new appreciation for math and Arnold earns a reprieve from Torvald's bullying for himself and his friends. Gerald convinces Arnold to allow him to spend the night at Arnold's house. Arnold is apprehensive about introducing his friend to his extended "family"; the sometimes eccentric boarders at his Grandparents' house.

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    • 23 Minutes
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