Hey Arnold! (1994–2004)

Eugene Goes Bad/What's Opera, Arnold? 

Eugene becomes disillusioned about his life after learning that his favorite movie action hero doesn't do his own stunts. Arnold and the gang go on a class trip to the opera and have grand, musical dreams of their own.


Craig Bartlett (creator), Craig Bartlett (developer) | 4 more credits »


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Episode credited cast:
Lane Toran ... Arnold (singing voice) (as Toran Caudell)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Craig Bartlett ... Brainy / Mr. Packenham (voice)
Lacey Chabert ... Ruth P. McDougal (voice)
Ben Diskin ... Eugene Horowitz (voice)
Sam Gifaldi Sam Gifaldi ... Sid (voice)
Olivia Hack ... Rhonda Wellington Lloyd (voice)
Maurice LaMarche ... The Abdicator / Director (voice)
Jer Adrianne Lelliott ... Eugene Follower Kid (voice) (as Jeremy Lelliott)
Anndi McAfee ... Phoebe Heyerdahl (voice)
Justin Shenkarow ... Harold Berman (voice)
Francesca Marie Smith ... Helga Pataki (voice) (as Francesca Smith)
Kath Soucie ... The Abdicator's Agent (voice) (as Kath E. Soucie)
Phillip Van Dyke ... Arnold (voice)
Christopher Walberg Christopher Walberg ... Stinky Petersen (voice) (as Christopher P. Walberg)
David Wohl ... Principal Wartz / The Abdicator's Enemy (voice)


Eugene Goes Bad: Eugene finds out that his TV hero, The Abdicator, is just an overpaid, whiny Hollywood star who doesn't do his own stunts, and without a role model, Eugene decides to go bad. What's Opera, Arnold? : Mr. Packenham takes the 4th grade class on a field trip to see the opera "Carmen", and while Arnold falls asleep and dreams of him and Ruth, Helga dreams of getting rid of Ruth and having "Don Arnold" for herself.

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opera | clown | crying | duel | sword duel | See All (11) »








Release Date:

24 November 1997 (USA) See more »

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Arnold: [singing to music from Carmen] My name's Don Arnold... please have a caramel / Your hair is lovely - do you like my pants? / They're made of satin, the cape's pure Latin - I had it tailored in the south of France! /
Chorus: The south of France - your satin pants / Why don't you ask the lady for a dance?
Stinky Petersen: It's time for your decision!
Sid: It's almost intermission!
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Referenced in Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie (2017) See more »

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