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The second season of Hey Arnold! consists of 26 quarter-hour episodes and 1 half-hour special, making it the shortest season of the series.

This season features Phillip Van Dyke replacing Toran Caudell as Arnold's voice actor. (Although Caudell remained in the show, providing the voice of Wolfgang.) Another major change is that starting with this season, the overseas animation services were handled by Sae Rom Productions.


# Title card Title Original air date (United States)
27 Title-TheBigScoop-HA "The Big Scoop" September 29, 1997
Arnold and Gerald compete against Helga in the school newspaper, but they find out that Helga is adding fake information for her newspaper.
Title-HaroldsKitty "Harold's Kitty" September 29, 1997
When Harold is walking in the street, he finds a kitty that belongs to an old lady and he takes it, but then everybody appears, and Harold has to surrender the kitty to the old lady.
28 Title-ArnoldSavesSid "Arnold Saves Sid" October 13, 1997
After Arnold saves Sid from an injury, Sid devotes himself to paying Arnold back with unending kindness.
Title-Hookey-HA "Hookey" October 13, 1997
Arnold and Gerald's day off of school is ruined by their fear of being found out.
29 Title-SaveTheTree "Save the Tree" September 22, 1997
Arnold and the gang must stop Big Bob from chopping down the oldest tree in town.
Title-NewTeacher "New Teacher" September 22, 1997
When the kids make their new teacher, Mr. Simmons, quit his job, the replacement makes them realize what they lost.
30 Title-Ransom "Ransom" October 8, 1997
Arnold and Gerald get on the case when Timberly's doll goes missing.
Title-MsPerfect "Ms. Perfect" October 8, 1997
Lila Sawyer, the new girl, is teased at school by Helga and the other girls, but she's soon accepted by everyone.
31 Helga and a monkey "Monkey Business" October 6, 1997
An organ grinder's monkey kisses Helga, who is convinced she has caught "monkeynucleosis".
Big Caesar "Big Caesar" October 6, 1997
Arnold and Gerald go fishing to catch the pond's biggest fish, the legendary "Big Caesar".
32 The High Life "The High Life" October 22, 1997
Gerald becomes an entrepreneur out of selling watches until the market becomes saturated.
Best Friends "Best Friends" October 22, 1997
Rhonda and Nadine fall out over working on a project at school, leaving Arnold to work with both of them separately.
33 Title-LongestMonday "Longest Monday" October 1, 1997
Schoolyard tradition has it that on the first Monday of June each year, the fifth graders throw the fourth graders into trash cans. So, Arnold and Gerald try to make a run for it.
Title-EugenesPet "Eugene's Pet" October 1, 1997
After Arnold accidentally kills Eugene's fish with a yo-yo, he must do something to make up for it.
34 Title-Mudbowl "Mud Bowl" October 20, 1997
Wolfgang and his gang of fifth graders challenge Arnold and his friends to a football game, but he has to first persuade them that his plays are good enough for them to win.
Gerald Moves Out "Gerald Moves Out" October 20, 1997
Gerald, getting tired of his family bugging him, moves out of his home and into Arnold's boarding house, only to realize emancipation is not all it is cracked up to be.
35 Title-FreezeFrame "Freeze Frame" October 15, 1997
Arnold and Gerald find an envelope in a tree, and the clues lead them on to an investigation in which they believe a man named Marty could be in serious danger.
Title-PhoebeCheats "Phoebe Cheats" October 15, 1997
Desperate to win a poetry contest, Phoebe copies a poem from a book when she is unable to come up with one of her own. She wins the contest, but she feels guilty when she finds herself haunted by her prize (a statue of Emily Dickinson).
36 Title-HelgasLovePotion "Helga's Love Potion" September 24, 1997
Sick of her conflicting feelings for Arnold, Helga takes an "out-of-love potion" and loses all of her feelings for him.
Title-GeraldsSecret "Gerald's Secret" September 24, 1997
Arnold teaches Gerald how to ride a bike.
37 Steely Phil "Steely Phil" October 29, 1997
Arnold's Grandpa enters a Chinese Checkers tournament to reclaim his pride after he lost forty years ago.
Quantity Time "Quantity Time" October 29, 1997
Helga's mother tries to let her and her father, Bob, bond.
38 Eating Contest "Eating Contest" November 3, 1997
Arnold enters an eating contest.
Title-RhondasGlasses "Rhonda's Glasses" November 3, 1997
Rhonda gets glasses and finds out what it is like to be a "geek".
39 Title-EugeneGoesBad "Eugene Goes Bad" November 17, 1997
After finding out that his idol is a haughty, primped actor, Eugene sets out to become bad.
Title-WhatsOperaArnold "What's Opera, Arnold?" November 17, 1997
Helga and Arnold fall asleep and have their own "parody/dream" of the opera Carmen.
"Arnold's Halloween" October 27, 1997
In a parody of the panic caused by Orson Welles' adaptation of The War of the Worlds, the whole city mistakes a Halloween prank set up by Arnold and Gerald as an actual alien invasion.


  • The episode "New Teacher" establishes that Miss Slovak has retired from teaching, but through deviations between production order and airing order, "Arnold Saves Sid" and several episodes held over from Season 1 were aired after that episode, creating continuity errors in the airing order.
  • The more detailed/refined animation style from the last few episodes of Season 1 became the default style from now on.
  • This season was ordered and began production before the series' first episode premiered on television.
    • Studios often do this with shows that they feel could be a potential hit, because if they don't order more episodes and keep the production crew employed, everyone will separate and find other jobs before the show makes it to the air.
    • This also explains this season's short length. Like Hey Arnold!, later Nicktoons Harvey Beaks and The Loud House were initially picked up for a 26-episode first season, and later renewed for a 14-episode second season just before their premiere.
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