"Hey Arnold!: Season 1 (1996-1997/Shout! Factory)" Review

Review: Now this is a show that brings back alot of memories, it was the show that came out close to the end of the time that I refer to as "classic nickelodeon" before Nickelodeon went on to have a bunch of shows that where unappealing and quite lame. Not surprisingly this show lasted for 5 whole seasons that ranged from 1996 to 2004 and consisted of exactly 100 episodes before being cancelled in 2004. There was also a feature film that came out in 2002 maybe I can get to that one sometime down the line.

The thing that shined to me on this show was the characters, now even though there is not a ton of them the ones you get are each unique in their own way that helps the characters play off one another perfectly. Now I can't get into talking about all the episodes on this review but I will talk about my absolute favorite from this season and that one is episode 6 "Heat & Snow" mainly for the first part called Heat. In the episode it follows Arnold and his gang of friends as they try and keep cool in the heat wave that has hit the city no matter what it takes!
 I think it could be my favorite due to having it recorded on VHS and re-watching it a million times. Bottomline this is a great show and if you have not seen it yet than I would highly recommend you check this show out. Now as far as the picture quality goes, well it's a hell of alot better than the bootleg DVD's that where floating around and definitely beats my old copy I had on VHS so many years back. The audio quality is great as well! Also from what I have gathered Shout! Factory have also recently released other classic Nickelodeon shows such as The Angry Beavers Seasons 1&2, Hey Dude Season 1, and Rocko's Modern Life with many others on the way!
Overall this is a great set of one of the coolest and most entertaining cartoons to come off of Nickelodeon in the 90's!

-Daniel "Damnation" Lee

Director: Larry Leichliter
Genre: Cartoon/Comedy
DVD Release Year: 2011
Syndication Years: 1996-1997
Time Length: Approx. 7 hrs. 30 mins.
Company: Shout! Factory
Website: www.shoutfactory.com