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Brainy
Brainy
Occupation4th Grade Student
FamilyBrainy's Father
Brainy's Mother
Best friends
RelationshipsIn love with Helga
Voiced byCraig Bartlett

Brainy is a fictional character in the Hey Arnold! TV Series.

Description

Appearance and Personality

Not very much is known about Brainy. He is usually seen wearing a golden shirt with a white collar and brown pants underneath. He has spiky hair, wears glasses and is constantly smiling eerily. By far, the most distinguishing traits of Brainy are his trademark wheezing and deep voice. He is a very mysterious character often randomly showing up in places that are least expected whenever Helga is present, the most notable occasions being Haunted Train (in which, comically, he is the only character to witness the annual occurrence of the real haunted train) and Wheezin' Ed. This leads to one of the other kids asking him "What are you doing here?" to which he responds either with "Um...I dunno" or "Um...something?" Other than that, Brainy rarely speaks. When on the bus he sits in the back with the rest of the geeks (Eugene, Sheena and Curly) as seen is "Rhonda's Glasses."

Relationships

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One of the many times Helga hits Brainy
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Brainy is hardly ever seen conversing with any other students at P.S. 118, though he does appear to socialize with the kids on a friendship level in the beginning of "Gerald's Secret" and other episodes, where he is seen playing sports with the rest of the kids. His parents do appear in "Parents Day", both boasting the same posture and eerie smile as their son. Brainy's father is shown to wear almost identical glasses as him. Brainy apparently is in love with Helga, as he is constantly following her everywhere. He often interrupts one of Helga's amorous soliloquies on Arnold with his heavy breathing leading Helga to punch him in the face. Brainy's love for Helga is shown when he proposes to her and Helga touches his cheek causing him to smile. Craig Bartlett has affirmed that Brainy is aware of Helga's secret love for Arnold. In the Jungle Movie, Bartlett stated that Brainy was supposed to have a moment where he would help Helga back to reality after she becomes distraught and gives up.
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Brainy as he appears in the little sequence
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Notable Gags

  • In "Wheezin' Ed", Helga hears wheezing coming from the end of the tunnel that Arnold and her are walking in. She screams and the rest of the kids run to their location. Phoebe shines her flashlight down the tunnel and reveals Brainy. Arnold asks Brainy "What are you doing here?" Brainy replies "Um.. Something."
  • In "Haunted Train", when the lights on the train begin to flicker Helga complains that she can feel breaths down her neck. Each time the lights flicker on, a long black shadow is seen growing closer to Helga. Eventually when the lights go on the group discovers Brainy. Helga then throws Brainy out the train door into a muddy ditch. He is later seen sitting on a fence right before dawn when the actual haunted train goes by implying that he didn't go home after the ditch.
  • In "Operation Ruthless" Helga travels through the house of mirrors to chase Arnold and Ruth. Soon after reaching a large mirror room, wheezing is heard and Brainy's face appears in the rooms many mirrors. Helga closely listens to survey where the sound is coming from, cracking her knuckles to get ready, and after several seconds, she positions herself in the correct spot and hits Brainy in the nose.
  • In "Helga on the Couch" he is the original reason Helga has to go for her therapy session. Afterwards, he shows up while she is having one of her usual soliloquies, presenting her a plastic ring as if to propose. Helga exasperatedly asks how he managed to track her down to that specific alley, then tells him she won't hit him today, patting him briefly on the cheek and making him give her a besotted grin.

Trivia

  • Interestingly, out of all the main students that are generally present in Arnold's class, Brainy is one of three students who have never had an episode based around a story or problem of their own. (The other being Joey and Sheena.) He is also one of the few who have never had their last name revealed. (Arnold, Sid, Sheena, Nadine.)
  • He is one of the most disliked characters on the show due to his creepiness and stalking Helga. 
  • In "New Bully on the Block", Brainy can be seen peeking out of a trash can he is hiding in, when Gerald and Arnold go to Wolfgang and Ludwig to try to solve their problem.
  • Brainy may in fact possess skills as a DJ as he is seen on the tables in "Cool Party"
  • Brainy is the first student to break the student-teacher prank boundary in April Fool's Day, as he is the one who pushes Principal Wartz into the pool at the dance, snickering after he performed the act.
  • In World Records, Brainy assists Harold in achieving their own world record by "getting the quarters from the very nice people" while Harold tries to break the world record for longest ride on the store kiddie pony rocking ride.
  • Brainy is one of the four characters who definitely knows of Helga's secret love for Arnold, the other three being: Dr. Bliss, Phoebe and Lila.
  • His hair can be likened to Bart Simpson's hair, both in its spiky shape form and that the skin tone is remarkably similar.
  • Brainy resembles Craig Bartlett, who also voices him.

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