Hey Arnold! (1994–2004)
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Arnold's best laid plans for the "ultimate Saturday" go up in smoke when he tries to complete all of his favorite things to do in one afternoon. On a boring summer night Grandpa tries to ... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview:
Lane Toran ... Arnold (voice) (as Toran Caudell)
Jamil Walker Smith ... Gerald Johanssen (voice) (as Jamil W. Smith)
Tress MacNeille ... Arnold's Grandma (voice)
Dan Castellaneta ... Arnold's Grandpa / Moving Man / Engineer (voice)
Sam Gifaldi ... Sid (voice)
Marcus Toji ... Park (voice) (as Marcus Togi)
Lisa Fuson ... Woman At Movie (voice)
Craig Bartlett ... Man At Movie / Brainy (voice)
Francesca Marie Smith ... Helga Pataki (voice)


Arnold's best laid plans for the "ultimate Saturday" go up in smoke when he tries to complete all of his favorite things to do in one afternoon. On a boring summer night Grandpa tries to liven things up by telling a story about haunted Train Number 25.

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6 November 1996 (USA) See more »

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When Grandpa is telling the story at the beginning of the episode, he is eating an orange-colored ice cream cone, except in one shot, when it is white. See more »


Grandpa: Either that milk's gone bad or they figured out a new way to sell cottage cheese.
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Haunted Train Blues
Performed by Jamil Walker Smith
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This Is Strictly A Review For The "Haunted Train" Segment
29 October 2018 | by michaelgarykelley1994See all my reviews

When I was a kid, I loved "Hey, Arnold!". The show is fantastic, and the blues-esque feel to the series always made it stand-out. Everything from the intro to the ending credits were special, and the show always had more good about it than bad. Always more heart than filler.

There were always two individual, special, nostalgic episodes that I had forgotten about until I bought the complete series in a box set, a couple years ago: the Christmas episode about Arnold and one of the boarding members of his house (which I HIGHLY recommend, if you want an amazing Christmas thing to watch), and this just-over-ten-minutes segment called "The Haunted Train".

I love the urban legend feel this episode has.

I love the atmosphere to it (which, again, "Hey, Arnold!" always did well).

The animation is a little wonky, and that's why I didn't give it a perfect score, but the episode is legendary for children's horror.

It's also a very short-lived thrill that I'm not entirely convinced an adult who hadn't seen this as a kid would feel the same way I feel about it.

The episode premiered the day before I turned two-years-old, and it has stuck with me ever since as a frightening episode. I'm turning 24 in less than two weeks, and I can't beleive this thing still effects me in similar ways, twenty-two years later. It effects me in some new ways, now, too. I love the episode. I think every kid should be allowed to see it, by the parents who grew-up on the eerieness this episode had. I think your kids will thank you, one day, for things like this. This is, again, one of the best episodes "Hey, Arnold!" has EVER had, period.

Even the closing credits blues song about the crazy train engineer is eerie and beautiful. It reminds me of the way I always felt about the episode of "The Grim Adventures Of Billy And Mandy", when the meteor alien lands and sings a song about eating neighbor's brains.

The art style of "Hey, Arnold!" has always amazed me, but the ending of this episode is visually mesmerizing. I can't get over it, after just now re-watching it.

What a wonderful time, the 90s were. I miss old Nicktoons like this.

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