"Hey Arnold" Shows Us How Sad Thanksgiving In The Closet Can Be
One of TV's darkest turkey day tales.
Everyone knows Hey Arnold is the greatest cartoon of all time.
But there are some things that went way over your head in the '90s.
Like what Arnold's effeminate, theatre-directing math teacher, Mr. Simmons was really all about.
The show's Thanksgiving episode gives us a closer look at Mr. Simmons' home life.
Sick of their own families' attitudes about turkey day, Helga and Arnold decide to crash Mr. Simmons' Thanksgiving.
Inside is Mr. Simmons' family:
As soon as they're all seated, Pearl says to no one in particular, "I didn't know Peter was coming today." Peter quickly fires back:
And so begins an awkward in-the-closet Thanksgiving which immediately seems like a total mess.