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I don't get Hey Arnold
 
malyg  posted on Feb 24, 2012 6:18:11 PM - Report post

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When I watch shows that I used to watch when I was a young one, I usually think they're not as a good remember them.

Why is Hey Arnold so much better than I remember it being.

 
HonestGamer  posted on Feb 24, 2012 10:09:12 PM - Report post

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Oh this brings back memories. I used to enjoy this show! I still remember unlucky boy Eugene who I used to pity as a child. And yes, it's certainly better than the likes of Cat Dog or even Spongebob Square Pants which is some enjoyable idiocy.
 
fullmetal5550  posted on Feb 25, 2012 2:54:24 AM - Report post

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When I watch shows that I used to watch when I was a young one, I usually think they're not as a good remember them.

Why is Hey Arnold so much better than I remember it being.

It could be that since you are older you are getting more of the maturity the show had. The show did seem pretty mature at times. Kinda like how Batman:TAS was made for older audiences and there are some mature jokes in it. Like when Harley asked Joker if he wanted to rev his Harley.

 
RageaholicRick  posted on Feb 26, 2012 1:19:26 AM - Report post

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originally posted by malyg

When I watch shows that I used to watch when I was a young one, I usually think they're not as a good remember them.

Why is Hey Arnold so much better than I remember it being.

It could be that since you are older you are getting more of the maturity the show had. The show did seem pretty mature at times. Kinda like how Batman:TAS was made for older audiences and there are some mature jokes in it. Like when Harley asked Joker if he wanted to rev his Harley.

Alot of "kids" shows are like that these days. There is alot of humor in them that only the parents can really understand. And sometimes, its not all appropriate.

 
QueenNic  posted on Feb 26, 2012 4:15:13 AM - Report post

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When I watch shows that I used to watch when I was a young one, I usually think they're not as a good remember them.

Why is Hey Arnold so much better than I remember it being.

Because the stories often involve more mature aspects. Unlike many current animations that claim to be "for everyone" with "jokes kids don't get" (See: Vulgar, over-used jokes usually revolving around a blow to a dude's crotch) Hey Arnold and other things produced at the time could be serious and cleverly add humour.

I just sat through The Lion King and caught on to so much well-done humour that I never grasped years ago. Hey Arnold was similar in that aspect. It's sort of like Rugrats and many others, they were made in such a way that you really can enjoy them for years.

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