|Episode of Hey Arnold!|
|Season 0, Episode 0|
|Air date: July 10, 1996|
|IMDb • TV.com|
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The pilot episode of Hey Arnold! was made in 1994, released on July 10, 1996 and originally shown in theaters with Nickelodeon's first movie, Harriet the Spy.
- The pilot episode is based on earlier comic strip "Arnold Narrowly Avoids a Thrashing" and was later remade into the episode "24 Hours To Live".
- While the cartoon's debut was very well received, Harriet the Spy got panned in the reviews.
- Arnold and Gerald walk by a liquor store, despite the pilot being rated TV-G.
- The animation in the pilot resembles The Simpsons, Rugrats, Ren and Stimpy, Rocko's Modern Life, and AAAHH!!! Real Monsters.
- The pilot had more slapstick than the TV series.
- Helga's shouting to Arnold such as "Hey Arnold!", "Arnold!" and "Move it, Football Head!" were later re-used for the TV series' theme song.
- Phoebe, Eugene and Park are not seen in the pilot.
- Arnold - James Dick "J. D." Daniels
- Helga, Sheena (uncredited) - Francesca Marie Smith
- Gerald - Jamil Walker Smith
- Harold, Stinky (uncredited) - Justin Shenkarow
- Brainy and the man in the radio - Craig Barlett (uncredited)
- Philip "Grandpa Phil" - Dan Castellaneta
- Gertrude (Grandma Gertie), Iggy (uncredited), Joseph (Joey) (uncredited) - Tress MacNeille
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