15 Reasons Hey Arnold Is Actually About Depression And Economic Struggle

Almost every '90s kid remembers Hey Arnold! as an entertaining series about growing up and the power of friendship. However, there were some grim Hey Arnold! episodes that revealed how downright depressing the series really was.

You may be thinking: “Hey Arnold! is depressing? No way!” Way, argumentative hypothetical person. Way. In fact, there are plenty of dark Hey Arnold! moments you might have not even noticed.

Have you ever realized how many of your favorite childhood cartoons had darker meanings or hidden innuendos? It’s true; numerous animated series often included hidden layers of adult content that were way too mature for your puny kid mind to grasp. If you still can’t recall any sad or dark moments from Hey Arnold!, then it's time to discover the truth about everyone's favorite football-headed boy and the city he lived in.