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23 Moments "Hey Arnold!" Got Way Too Real

Kids' shows aren't always happy-go-lucky.

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1. When Arnold never found out what happened to his parents.

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2. When Mr. Hyunh gave up his daughter so she would be safe from a war-torn country.

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3. When Bob and Miriam Pataki didn't care about Helga.

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4. And Helga had a difficult time accepting the blatant rejection.

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5. When Pigeon Man completely gave up on making friends.

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6. When Monkeyman, Sid's superhero and idol, let him down when Sid needed him most.

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7. When Harold had a meltdown about his ever-present obesity.

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8. When Stoop Kid was abandoned on the stoop as a baby, which is why he's terrified to leave it.

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9. When Gerald felt he had to move out in order to get his family's attention.

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10. When Phoebe had to learn not all guys are nice.

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11. When Helga explained how it feels to have a crush on someone.

12. When Arnold summed up unrequited love.

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13. When Chocolate Boy showed us the terrible dangers of addiction.

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14. When Rhonda's mother was disgusted her daughter had to wear glasses.

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15. When the Jolly Olly Man's father emasculated him.

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16. When Sid pretended to have Arnold's room, because he was embarrassed of his own.

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17. When Torvald had to finally admit this truth to himself.

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18. When Alan had to painfully watch his dad bond more with Arnold than him.

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19. When Miriam explained that marriage isn't always fantastic.

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20. When Miss Slovak showed that some people will never find love.

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21. When Harvey proved working is hard.

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22. But being unemployed and having nothing to eat is even harder.

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23. And, when Gerald summed up the hard truth about life.

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