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WAIT YOU GUYS This Is Why Why Helga From "Hey Arnold" Has A Unibrow

How did we miss this??

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So the best Nickelodeon TV show ever, also known as Hey Arnold!, is finally returning to our lives this Friday for Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie.

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Premiering November 24 at 7 p.m. — the day after Thanksgiving — the movie is a sequel to the 2002 Hey Arnold!: The Movie and is supposed to solve the final questions left unanswered from the beloved TV series.

And there's one character in particular who we can't wait to see again: the one and only Helga Pataki.

Ah, I can almost hear her scream, "Move it, football head!" like it was yesterday.
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Ah, I can almost hear her scream, "Move it, football head!" like it was yesterday.

You'll remember our favorite lovelorn P.S. 118 student for her unforgettable Arnold shrine, a serious commitment to pink, and of course, her iconic unibrow.

And you've probably wondered at some point, I wonder if there's a story behind that badass 'brow?
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And you've probably wondered at some point, I wonder if there's a story behind that badass 'brow?

Well, wonder no more, football heads: the answer has to do with one iconic painter whom you may have heard of...

YUP: Frida Kahlo.
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YUP: Frida Kahlo.

According to an interview by the Spanish language news site El Estímulo (link in Spanish) with Hey Arnold!'s creator, Craig Bartlett, Helga's appearance was apparently straight up inspired by Frida Kahlo's childhood pictures.

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Bartlett even posted this pic on his Instagram earlier this summer with the hashtag #HelgaPataki.

And now all we're thinking is: HOW DID WE NOT SEE THIS SOONER?

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Besides the brows, young Frida also has the bow and layered-on dress that we've come to know and love on Helga...

And, we detect, some Helga-esque attitude.
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And, we detect, some Helga-esque attitude.

TBQH, all we're missing are the pigtails!

S/o to Craig Bartlett for keeping us surprised — even 21 years later.

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And if you need us this Friday, we'll be the ones glued to Nickelodeon!

This post was translated from Spanish.

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