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Operation Ruthless/The Vacant Lot 

Arnold decides to get up the nerve to speak with the girl of his dreams, Ruth McDougal, at the annual cheese festival. Arnold and the gang clean up a vacant lot so that they can have a baseball field.

Writers:

Craig Bartlett (creator), Craig Bartlett (developer) | 6 more credits »

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lane Toran ... Arnold (voice) (as Toran Caudell)
Francesca Marie Smith ... Helga Pataki / Sheena (voice)
Jamil Walker Smith ... Gerald Johanssen (voice) (as Jamil W. Smith)
Tress MacNeille ... Arnold's Grandma (voice)
Anndi McAfee ... Phoebe Heyerdahl (voice) (as Anndi L. McAfee)
Sam Gifaldi ... Sid (voice)
Justin Shenkarow ... Harold Berman (voice)
Olivia Hack ... Rhonda Wellington Lloyd (voice)
Lou Rawls ... Harvey (voice)
Craig Bartlett ... Brainy (voice)
Dan Castellaneta ... Arnold's Grandpa (voice)
Christopher Castile ... Eugene Horowitz (voice) (as Christopher J. Castile)
James Keane ... Marty Green (voice)
Dom Irrera ... Ernie Potts (voice)
Baoan Coleman Baoan Coleman ... Mr. Hyunh (voice)
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Storyline

Operation Ruthless: Helga finds out about Arnold's love for Ruth and his plan is to meet her at the Annual Cheese Fair, and Helga makes sure Ruth will never meet him, in a plan known as "Operation Ruthless". But her plan backfires as this only makes Arnold love Ruth more than ever. The Vacant Lot: Arnold and his friends clean up a dirty lot to play baseball on, but when the adults find the lot, they take it over and use it for their own reasons.

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Certificate:

TV-Y7 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1996 (USA) See more »

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Quotes

[as they are about go into the Tunnel of Love]
Harold: I don't want to go into the Tunnel of Love with you Rhonda!
Rhonda: Oh I know you like me Harold!
[as she grabs him in the ride and as they head off into the Tunnel of Love]
Harold: NO I DON'T! HELP! HELP!
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Connections

Referenced in Hey Arnold!: Love and Cheese/Weighing Harold (1999) See more »

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