Hey Arnold!
Arnold pilot screenshot
Original air date: March 1, 1994
July 10, 1996
(with Harriet the Spy)
Written by: Craig Bartlett
Directed by: Craig Bartlett
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"Arnold" is the pilot episode episode of Hey Arnold!, which premiered as an animated short in theaters on July 10, 1996 with Nick's first theatrical film, Harriet the Spy. It was later remade as the episode "24 Hours to Live".


Football-headed kid Arnold accidentally hits Harold. Now he has no choice but to have only 24 hours to live.

"Gee, this is harder than I thought."
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