Stoop kid, get off your stoop and get excited because Nickelodeon is reviving "Hey Arnold!" with a TV movie.
According to Variety, the slime network is developing a "Hey Arnold!" TV movie that will pick up where the original series ended back in 2004. The movie will apparently solve some of beloved animated show's unanswered questions, like the whereabouts of Arnold's parents (!!!). This is HUGE. Now we'll finally know why Arnold lived with Grandpa Phil and Grandma Gertie in the boarding house.
"Hey Arnold!" followed the adolescent adventures of Arnold, a ~ dreamy ~ fourth grader, with a football-shaped head, in the fictional city of Hillwood.
A release date hasn't been set, but expect all of your favorite P.S. 118 students -- including Helga, Gerald, Phoebe, Stinky, Sid, Harold, Rhonda, Eugene, Big Patty, Curly, Lila and Brainy -- to play a big part in the TV movie. Does Helga still call Arnold "Football Head?" Does she still have that creepy Arnold shrine in her closet? Did Arnold ever reciprocate Helga's feelings for him? Did Stoop Kid ever make it off his stoop?! We have so many questions.
And the best part about this long-awaited revival is that it happened because of you, the fans. Creator Craig Bartlett, who will be the writer and executive producer on the new "Arnold" movie, was reportedly pitching a different idea to the network when he mentioned how much fanfare the characters from "Hey Arnold!" still receive online -- from fan art and fan fiction to short films on YouTube.
Don't expect "Hey Arnold!" to be the last classic Nickelodeon revival in the works. It's part of a larger initiative to revive old TV and movie properties at the network. Nickelodeon is currently reaching out to other creators of iconic Nick shows to work with them on exciting new ideas.
Does this mean we'll finally get the "As Told By Ginger" TV movie we've been waiting nearly 10 years for?! Yes. Yes, it does.