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Episode of Hey Arnold!
The Old Building
The Old Building
Season 1, Episode 4b
Written by: Rachel Lipman & Steve Viksten
Air date: November 6, 1996
Don Del Grande's

The Old Building is an episode of the Hey Arnold! TV series.


Arnold promises to help Grandma save the Circle Theater, after promising Ernie he'd help knock it down for Ernie's 500th demolition.



  • The settings on the wrecking ball: Ready, Get Set, Smash, Ravage, Damage, Wreck, Pulp.
  • The wrecking balls are named Big Bertha, Black Thunder, T. Minnie Martoonis, Judgement Day, and The Terminator.
  • Ernie gives Arnold a nickname: Bill.
  • This is the first episode to have a song playing in the end credits instead of the end theme.
  • Grandma is wearing the same outfit she has on in her flashback.
  • Grandma yells at Ernie, "come over here and say that, demolition man!". This could be a reference to the 1993 film Demolition Man
  • First appearance of Dino Spumoni.


  • Grandma's sign and Ernie's model say Circle Theater, but the building itself says Circle Theatre.
  • At one point when Arnold is talking to Grandpa on the roof, Grandpa's eyebrows become see through and their outline changes to white.
  • At dinner the salt and pepper shakers are beside a glass and all three are white, then during Grandma and Ernie's argument the glass is shown between the salt and pepper shakers and all three have become blue.

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