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Arnold's Halloween
Arnold's Halloween
Season 2, Episode 40
Air date: October 27, 1997
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Arnold's Halloween is a special half-hour episode in the Hey Arnold! TV Series.


Arnold and Gerald play a Halloween prank on Grandpa by making him think aliens have landed in the city. However, the broadcast gets leaked and scares everybody in the city.


Talosians from Star Trek
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  • This episode airs 59 years and 3 days to the day of Orson Welles' 1938 radio broadcast The War of the Worlds, on which this episode is based. His radio broadcast also sent many people into a panic.
  • A "Welles Bridge" is mentioned in the episode.  Obviously, it is a reference to Orson Welles, who's 1938 radio broadcast is parodied in this episode.
  • Maurice LaMarche, who voices Big Bob and Douglas Cain, voiced Orson Welles in The Critic episodes "Eyes on the Prize" and "Frankie and Ellie Get Lost."
  • The costume and makeup selected by the kids for their hoax is that of the Talosians from Star Trek: The Cage (#1.0) (1966).
  • The wheel on the show Big Bob was watching had spaces marked OOPS!, Bye-Bye, No Cigar, New Car, See Ya, Winner, Whole Enchilada, Sucker, Loser, Spin Again, and S.O.L.
  • Big Bob, when perusing the sports section of his newspaper, mentions "Green Bay.  This is probably reference to the Green Bay Packers football team.
  • All of the credits (except in the show's opening) were orange instead of yellow.
  • Just like "Arnold's Valentine", this episode aired 4 days before the actual day of Halloween on October 31st.
  • This is the only special half-hour episode of Hey Arnold! Season 2.

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