The possibilities for 6th season storylines are huge, giving our writers a large degree of creative freedom.  However, as a Hey Arnold! “sixth season” episode, there are some storyline requirements that must be met. 

To HA6S writers: before you submit your episode storyline in the “Proposed Episodes” category of the HA6S forums, make sure your story meets the following criteria.

Rule 1: The story should be about and in the world of “Hey Arnold!”.

This should be pretty obvious.  In order for a storyline to be considered a HA! episode, the episode itself should be about HA!  Fantasy storylines are allowed, but should have some basis in HA!

Rule 2: The story is taking place in between the episodes “April Fool’s Day” (i.e. “Hey Arnold! The Movie”) and “The Journal” (i.e. “The Jungle Movie”).

Your storyline takes place in between the episodes “April Fool’s Day” (April 1st) and “The Jungle Movie” (October 7th).  This means that Arnold is still 9 years old, and Helga already turned 10.  Your story should not contradict with anything that has already happened in previous HA! episodes and in “HA! The Movie”.  In addition to that, storylines should not include anything that has already happened in “The Journal” or spoil anything we know is going to happen in “The Jungle Movie” (such as Arnold and Helga getting together and Arnold finding his parents).  You can check out all the known information about the Jungle Movie in the Critical Analysis article “Confirmed Notes About ‘The Jungle Movie'”.  However, depending on the storyline, you can bend the rules.  For example, Helga can dream about being an “item” with Arnold, and Arnold can dream about finding his parents, without having these events actually occur in their real lives.

Rule 3: The story should be as canonical as possible. 

By the end of the story, eveything should be returned to the status quo (i.e. how the world of “Hey Arnold!” was left off by the end of the episode “April Fool’s Day”).  This allows other writers the chance to tell their own stories without conflicting issues with another sixth season episode storyline.

Rule 4: The maximum rating of the storyline should be PG.

“Hey Arnold!” was, at most, a PG rated cartoon in the first place, and we intend to keep it that way.  Kids, teenagers, and adults alike should be able to read and enjoy your story.  Any adult jokes included should be subtle and discreet enough so that kids won’t notice it, but adults (and maybe teenagers) can.

Rule 5: Story should have a title.

Give your story a title to identify it by.

If you have any further questions, you can contact us in the “Questions” category of the HA6S forums.

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11 Responses to “Sixth Season Episode Storyline Criteria”

  1. Indigo88 Says:

    Since there was only 1 episode about Valentines Day in Hey Arnold, you guys should make another episode about Valentines Day ! 😀

    I was thinking like people getting help from Arnold again.

    Example:

    Rhonda’s Reputation (or some title)

    After the kids in her school say that she’s not that popular anymore and no one really “like like’s” her, she decides to get her reputation back.

    Rhonda tries to get her reputation back as the most fashionable and coolest girl in the school by being nice to everyone (and maybe hitting on some people).

    Desperately she turns to someone that she knows that likes her. Curly. Since she knows that Curly likes her, she decides to make everyone know that some people DO “like like” her. But unfortunately Curly gets over Rhonda (for some reason). Now, Rhonda is getting help from Arnold to make Curly like Rhonda again for the reputation.
    ____________________________________________

    That wasn’t really an episode about Valentines Day but its an example x] lol

    But i KNOW that you guys can make a good episode about Valentines Day.

  2. john Says:

    That is a good idea. I was thinking about having an episode about Timberly still having feelings about Arnold. So she finds a boy her age and gets him to pretend to like her so Arnold would be jealous. So she finds several ways to make him jealous. Soon Gerald see’s Timberly making a list called Things to do to make Arnold jealous. Gerald soon tells Arnold about it and Arnold tells Timberly that he likes her as a friend but not as a boyfriend.

    It’s just to give you an idea.

  3. Tendra Says:

    Those are interesting ideas. I would highly recommend logging onto the forums and talk about them in the “General Discussion” sub-forum (http://ha6s.forumotion.com) because that where most of the HA6S staff hangs out. I’m not sure if they visit here often…

  4. john Says:

    I also have an idea for another episode for an urban legend to bring back monkeyman. This is what I put to describe him the best that I could. This is what Gerald would say. It’s took me a week for me to write this but here it goes

    How many times have we awaken to the frightful cry –
    Monkeyman!
    How many times have we seen him with the orner of our eye
    Never stopping, always speeding by
    A flash of his cape, down the alley he streaks
    Scampering up fire escapes like a freaked-out chimpanzee
    Monkeyman!
    Some say he’s a force for good
    A twisted urban Robin Hood
    Defending the weak and downtrodden
    Some say he’s a force for bad
    A tricky and connving cad
    Forlorn and just plain rotten
    Still other say he’s some guy in pajamas
    Living on stolen bananas
    Who knows? No one’s ever talked to him
    But if you find yourself in the heart of downtown
    Keep looking around
    Because you just might run ito him
    MONKEYMAN!

    In my opinion thats what Gerald would say.

  5. john Says:

    I thought it up beacuse I remember seening monkeyman on funnybones season 6 video on youtube.

    1. Tendra Says:

      Again, please direct your all your comments to the forums. You’ll get an extremely higher chance of receiving feedback from other people there. Also, I need you to clarify if you wanted to be a brainstormer, scriptwriter, and/or a thumbnail artist before I fully register you. Thank you!

  6. john Says:

    I can’t go on this website
    http://ha6s.forumotion.com/episode-1-project-photography-urban-legend-f9/final-story-outline-t98.htm Also, I already clarify if you wanted to be a brainstormer, scriptwriter, and/or a thumbnail artist before I fully register you.

  7. john Says:

    now it has this up on my computer screen

    Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage

    Most likely causes:
    You are not connected to the Internet.
    The website is encountering problems.
    There might be a typing error in the address.

    What you can try:
    Diagnose Connection Problems

    More information

    This problem can be caused by a variety of issues, including:

    Internet connectivity has been lost.
    The website is temporarily unavailable.
    The Domain Name Server (DNS) is not reachable.
    The Domain Name Server (DNS) does not have a listing for the website’s domain.
    If this is an HTTPS (secure) address, click Tools, click Internet Options, click Advanced, and check to be sure the SSL and TLS protocols are enabled under the security section.

    For offline users

    You can still view subscribed feeds and some recently viewed webpages.
    To view subscribed feeds

    Click the Favorites Center button , click Feeds, and then click the feed you want to view.

    To view recently visited webpages (might not work on all pages)

    Click Tools , and then click Work Offline.
    Click the Favorites Center button , click History, and then click the page you want to view.

    But I am connected to the internet

  8. jakefly Says:

    hmm.. how about that episode where Harold and Rhonda have to take care of an egg? Harold said that Rhonda likes him & he also said something about a cheese festival but Rhonda stop em. Maybe you can make her think back and admit it to Arnold but doesn’t want Harold or Anyone to know because of her reputation . That would be a good one cause that part got me wondering what happened between em.

  9. jakefly Says:

    *Of course she wanted Arnold opinion and help*

  10. paris Says:

    I want to make a episode for the 6th season!

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