It’s 1996, and we’re holding our football-shaped heads high on a quest to find our neighbor’s long-lost daughter… but first, a pair of highly sought after Nancy Spumoni snow boots. Join us for a very special Christmas episode that solidified Hey Arnold! as an unforgettable Nicktoon.
Full show notes with links at https://adventcalendar.house/episodes/hey-arnold-christmas.
💬 Topics & Tangents:
• The story behind the iconic Vietnam Episode of ‘Hey Arnold!’ (NBC News, 2021).
• Arnold’s Claymation origins: Arnold Escapes from Church, 1988.
• Arnold Uses His Imagination on Sesame Street.
• The “Pollyanna,” Philadelphia’s hyper-local Secret Santa.
• Mr. Hyunh’s flashback includes the iconic helicopter image from the Fall of Saigon.
• Hey, grown-ups, remember dot matrix printers?
• Hiep Thi Le’s life could’ve been a movie; instead the refugee became a star playing someone else (Los Angeles Times, 2018).
📼 Retro Commercial Break:
• Talkboy Voice Recorder from Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.
Hey Arnold! and Arnold’s Christmas © 1996 Viacom International, Inc.
Theme song by Bronwen’s Ghost.
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Title: Hey Arnold!: Arnold’s Christmas