Hey Arnold!: The Movie

2002 film by Tuck Tucker

Hey Arnold!: The Movie is a 2002 animated film based on the Hey Arnold! television series. Arnold, Gerald, Helga, the three protagonists as in the series, set out on a quest to save their neighborhood from a greedy, sinister developer who wants to tear it down and put up a enormous mall.


  • Yeah, right in front of us. He laughed at us, and said we never had a chance. He's gonna win, Deep Voice.

Helga / Deep VoiceEdit

  • Arnold! What an annoying little goody two-shoes. What a dopey little dreamer. What a corny little cornball. Always walking around trying to get everyone to look on the bright side and do the right thing. How I despise him. And yet... I love him! I love him! I love his unerring sense of right and wrong. I love his insistence on the needs of the many over the needs of the few. But most of all I love how his hair smells up close, then he looks at me and I make an excuse for being so close. Then I insult him to cover up the secret, adoring feelings which I have so long and painfully harbored. Oh, Arnold!
  • My brave little football-headed hero.
  • (as Deep Voice) I'm everywhere and nowhere, but mostly I'm everywhere.
  • Oh, Arnold, another moral dilemma... Stick with Big Bob and get rich or find some way to help you, my beloved, noble Arnold, whom I have so long adored. If only I knew what to do. If only I had a sign. (Pigeon poops on her) Perfect.
  • Tell it to the judge.
  • You heard me, pal. I love you. Love you! Who else do you think has been stalking you night and day, building shrines to you in a closet, filling volumes of books with poems about you? I love you, Arnold! I’ve always loved you! Ever since I first laid eyes on your stupid football head! From that moment and every moment since, I’ve lived and dreamed for you, dreamed of the moment I could finally tell you my secret feelings and grab you and kiss you and...Oh, come here, you big lug! [Grabs Arnold and kisses him passionately]


  • Life is just a bowl of cherries.
  • Change is good. I have seen the future, and it's Future Tech Industries.
  • [phones Nick] Nick, that football headed kid and his little pals have a copy of the document on videotape and they're headed uptown right now with it on city bus #13. Get 'em!


Gerald: I'm telling you Arnold. Your ball is flat.
Arnold: It's not flat, it just has little air. [ball pops]
Gerald: Like what I said, your ball is flat.

Arnold: What's wrong with old things? Some old things are great.
Harold: Yeah, like Mrs. Vitello.
Mrs. Vitello: [hitting Harold] Whippersnapper!
Harold: OW! (No offense!)

Stinky: [about Scheck] He sure gives me the willies.
Gerald: Yeah, but he looks good in a suit.
Arnold [annoyed]: Gerald...
Gerald: I know, I know. I'm just saying.

Eugene [singing]: This is our neighborhood!
How can they tear it down!?
How can they turn our smile into a frown!?
We may be just a few, but if me and you and you—
Arnold [turns off the stereo]: No. No singing, Eugene.
Eugene: But the occasion called for it. [starts to sing again] When maybe just a few–
Arnold: No, this is serious.

Big Bob: What do you want, Olga?
Helga: It's Helga, Dad.
Bob: Right, Helga. That's what I said.

Helga: Well, I was just wondering if this whole tear-down-the-neighborhood Future Tech thing is really necessary.
Bob: Of course, it's necessary. It's more than necessary. It's progress. You can't have progress without pain. No pain, no gain.

Bob: I could get you that pony you've been wanting.
Helga: I wanted a pony when I was five, Dad.

Arnold: What if Scheck makes everyone else sell?
Grandpa: Then I guess they'll bulldoze down the neighborhood, short man. Pookie and I will have to move to an old folks' home and who knows what'll happen to you. You'll probably be sent to a foster home in some Midwestern state like Manitoba or… Wait. No, that's not a state, that's a province. Oh, no, Arnold! You'll be a Canadian!

Arnold: Grandma!
Ernie: She's still in jail.
Arnold: (What, why?) I thought they were keeping her one night.
Ernie: Yeah, but she keeps trying to escape, like she thinks it's a game, 4th time they've brought her back in.

Arnold: Von Scheck?
Grandpa: I wonder if he's realted...? [Telling about the Tomato Incident] Anyway, Von Scheck's men attacked the neighborhood, but the locals used guerrilla warfare. They made a barricade of turned vegetable carts and fought with whatever they had. They had lots of tomatoes. They were British tomatoes, which were small and hard and really hurt if you got hit with one. That did it. The redcoats were in full, ignominious retreat. That's why we eat American tomatoes, Arnold. Although I had one recently from Chile. Very juicy.
Arnold: Grandpa, did that actually happen?
Grandpa Of course. I sliced it up and put it in a sandwich.
Arnold: No. Don't you see? This is our answer.
Grandpa Yes. Yes, Arnold! Juicy tomatoes from Chile! Why didn't I think of that?
Arnold: No, the Tomato Incident. If that battle took place right in the boarding house, this whole neighborhood should be a national landmark.

Arnold: [to the bus driver] You're going up to the peninsula?
Murray: Don't talk to the driver while the bus is in motion.
Gerald: But the bus isn't in motion.
Murray: [starts the bus] Now it is. Get behind the yellow line.

Scheck: "Sir. Sir. Yes, sir. Sir." Is that all you can say?
Guard: No, sir. I mean, yes, sir. Sir!

Bridget: Who'd touched my button? [Arnold and Gerald are smiling in a slightly perverse way]
Arnold and Gerald [in unison]: Me!

Gerald: [choosing spy equipment] Do these belts come in any other color?
Bridget: Black or pink?
Gerald: Uh, we'll take black.

[Trying to think up a way to save the neighborhood.]
Oskar: Maybe we could paint the house with vanishing cream. Then it would be invisible.
Ernie: That is the stupidest idea I ever heard. What if it rains? Ding-dong! You ever think about that, Kokoshka? It'll wash the vanishing cream off, and then everyone'll see us.
Oskar: Oh boy, you're right.
Ernie: What we gotta do is build a dummy neighborhood one block over.

Ernie: Yeah? Just one little detail, Gramps. Where you gonna get the explosives?
Grandpa: From you, of course. Just go down to your job site and lift a couple hundred pounds of explosives when no one's looking. Huh?
Ernie: That's the craziest thing I ever heard, especially considering I got twice that much under my bed. [The rest of the boarders look at him incredulously] What? Hey, we all got our little peccadilloes.

Murray [continuous quote]: I drive 25 miles per hour. No exceptions, no discussion.
Gerald: [about the bus driver] I wonder what bee got in his boxers.
Murray: Hey, you'd have a bee in your boxers too if you were in my moccasins. My girlfriend left me 2 weeks ago. Her name is Mona, she said she wanted a whole man.
Gerald: "A whole man"? What's that mean? (What happened?)
Murray: [shows them his prosthetic leg] I lost the real one in the war.

[Somebody bangs the door. Vermicelli wakes up, staggers over to the door and opens it. It's Big Bob and he's furious]
Bob: WAKE UP, YOU WEASEL! I just read the fine print! So, it's gonna be Scheck's Super Beeper Emporium, is it? You were trying to double-cross me!
Nick Vermicelli: I don't know what you're talkin' about, Bob.
Nick: Okay, okay. So it's true, but you signed a contract, so there's nothing you can do about it. The ink's dry.
Vermicelli: Yeah, so what if i did? It's a free country.
Vermicelli [nervously]: Now, Bob. Don't get crazy!
Bob: TOO LATE! [attacks Nick]

Arnold: I think I need to go lie down.
Helga: I'll go with you!

Arnold: [to Murray driving really fast] Is there anything we can do?
Murray: Yeah, you can get on your knees and pray this hunk of junk holds together long enough to get us uptown in one piece!

Arnold: Don't you wanna save all those people's homes?
Murray: Not my problem, kid.
Arnold: Don't you care that every building from 33rd to 39th street is going to be demolished?
Murray: (I really don't…) [eyes widen] (Wait, hold on. What did you say?) "33rd to 39th Street"?
Arnold: That's right.
Murray: Hey, that's where Mona lives. [yanks a lever switching the bus's sign from "Uptown" to "Express", then pulls the gear shift] Hang on to your goodies, kids! We've got a neighborhood to save!

Grandpa Phil: [As he and the boarders prepare for the bulldozers] Hey, where's Arnold?

Scheck: Is the overpass wired?
Vermicelli: Yes.
Scheck: Blow it.
Vermicelli: Ehm, just so it would have been straight, boss, this is pretty serious.
Scheck: Serious?
Vermicelli: Yeah, you know, as in 15 to life.
Scheck [angry]: Just do it, you incompentent moron!

Bob: [discovering the trench the boarders have made] Hey, what's goin' on? 286-DX plunger, high-gauge wire, C-47 tubing. I know what you're up to - you're planning to blow the street up, make a hole big enough to stop the bulldozers from knocking down the neighborhood. You could do serious jail time for that.
Grandpa: Well, I...
Bob: You need any help?

Arnold: [sees Gerald praying in Hebrew] I didn't know you were so religious.
Gerald: Neither did I.

Scheck: [as he's being arrested; last words] I would've gotten away with it if it wasn't for that meddling football head, the kid with the weird stack of hair, and that brat with the unibrow!
Helga: [slams the door of the prison truck] Tell it to the judge, you big donut hole!
Bob: Yeah, tell it to your cellmate in Holsom!

Arnold: You didn't really mean all that, did you? You don't really love me, right?
Helga: Right.
Arnold: You were caught up in the heat of the moment, right.
Helga: Right!
Arnold: You actually hate me, don't you?
Helga: Of course I hate you, you stupid football head, and don't you ever forget it! Ever!

[at the end of the movie]
Arnold: Now you're looking on the bright side.
Gerald: Somebody has to.


External linksEdit

Wikipedia has an article about: