Season 3 |
Arnold is just your typical nine-year-old fourth-grade (must be close to his 10th birthday then) kid - "Everykid", as it were. Well, he would be if "Everykid" had a football-shaped head, an ever-present hat, and an attic room with skylight and remote-controlled furniture. After Arnold's parents left him with his grandparents before leaving (and never being seen again), Arnold lives in their boarding house ("No Kids - Pets OK"). Okay, he's also a little more laid back and enjoys jazz a little more than your typical fourth-grader, too. Arnold is named for his mother's father.
There are a few questions about Arnold that remain unanswered:
- What's his last name? (Let me guess - "the same as Rocko's" (on
Rocko's Modern Life
); even his bus pass and his school records say just "Arnold")
- How did he get all of the stuff in his room?
- And how does such a small hat stay on such a large head, even when he dives into a pool with it?
However, some things are known (from "Married"): his favorite number is five, his favorite color is blue, and he was born on the 7th day of some month.