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Nadine
Nadine
Nickname(s){{{Nicknames}}}
Occupation4th Grade Student
BirthdayUnknown
FamilyNadine's father
Nadine's mother
Best friendsRhonda
RelationshipsPeapod Kid (suggested admirer)
Voiced byLauren Robinson

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

Biography

Nadine is the fourth-grade nature expert. It shouldn't be too hard to find her during recess; look for the butterfly net ("Rhonda's Glasses"). Nadine and Rhonda have been best friends since at least they were four years old, which is ironic as one of the last people you would expect to be one of Rhonda's friends is someone with a pet tarantula ("Best Friends")...

Nadine has possessed her spider-like hairstyle since she was four ("Best Friends") Nadine's hair is brown in some episodes

Relationships

Mom and Dad

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Presumably Nadine's parents in Stinky's Pumpkin

Nadine's parents first appeared in the episode, "Stinky's Pumpkin," where her mom's shown to be black and her father's white, thus making their daughter interracial. It's also shown that Nadine inherited her blonde hair from her dad, since her mother's shown to have black hair. Her parents also appear in "Parents Day" standing near their daughter as all the other parents stand by their children.

Rhonda Wellington Lloyd

Nadine has been best friends with Rhonda since they were in preschool. Rhonda's generally the more dominant one in their friendship, but the two do genuinely care about each other and are actually good friends. In the episode, Best Friends, they are assigned together with Arnold to do a group presentation in front of the class. They end up getting into a fight about what they should center on--Rhonda wants to focus more on fashion while Nadine wants to focus more on bugs. Arnold helps the girls make up, and Rhonda and Nadine reach a compromise by doing a bug-themed fashion show.

Besides Arnold, Nadine can get through to her. For example, in Cool Party, Nadine was the last person to leave Rhonda's party for Arnold's party, and even Nadine admits that Rhonda's was pretty lame (although she says in a polite way)--Nadine also pointed out that Rhonda put everyone from the "Cool List" (including Nadine) onto the "Geek List," Rhonda's not only the only "Cool Kid" left at the party, she's the only person left at the party. This is what changes Rhonda's attitude at the end of the episode.

In Weird Cousin, when Arnold's cousin, Arnie, approaches Rhonda and Nadine, Rhonda covers for her and Nadine by saying they need to go to that "thing."

In Phoebe Takes the Fall, Rhonda can be seen comforting an upset Nadine after they're eliminated in the first part of the quiz qualifier, possibly because the last question (that Phoebe answered) was animal related.

Trivia/Facts

  • Nadine's hair is yellow with a brown outline. A common coloring error in the show is Nadine's hair being inverted so the outline is yellow and her main hair color is brown. (this is more notable in season 1 and 2 episodes).
  • Despite having a major role in "Best Friends", she has never had a episode titled after her or that fully focuses on her.
  • Nadine interest in bugs was most likely a defining character trait meant for Billy, but when his character was scrapped after only appearing in two episodes (Eugene's Bike and Mugged), it was given to Nadine.
  • In the episode 'Best Friends' we find out that Rhonda and Nadine met in preschool, however Nadine does not appear in the flashback from 'Helga on the Couch' so she most likely moved to Hillwood sometime later that same year.
  • Nadine, in addition to having an interest in insects, also seems to have an interest in marine mollusks. She is shown to have an educational poster of seashells on the wall above her bed in the episode 'Best Friends'.

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