‘Hey Arnold!’ and Its Discontent

“Helga on the Couch,” AKA The One Where Helga Sees a Therapist is an episode ‘Hey Arnold!’ fans love. I re-watched it to see if it holds up.

Eric Vilas-Boas
The Dot and Line
Published in
6 min readAug 4, 2016

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From The Sopranos to Animaniacs, the patient-goes-to-therapy trope is textbook television. It’s not as common in shows made for children, though—and that’s part of what makes…

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