There’s a Vine that has been going around recently that seems to be putting Hey Arnold! fans in quite the panic. The Vine in question was actually posted in 2013 according to MTV News, and it shows what appears to be a pretty lewd sex act in the background of a scene between Arnold and Helga. Childhood shattered, right?
Not so fast! The AV Club reached out to Hey Arnold! creator Craig Bartlett and got a definitive answer on the entire situation:
“The scene is from ‘Arnold’s Thanksgiving,’” Barlett says, “and the kids are leaving Mr. Simmons’ apartment, where his family is arguing at the table. That’s Uncle Chuck eating a turkey with his hands. I assure you it was never intended to be what the guy tweeted it was.”
So as it turns out, the only disgusting and twisted people out there are the fans of Hey Arnold! who believed what the Vine was presenting. Not that I could blame them. It certainly looks like something odd is going on out of context and there’s no shortage of cartoons that attempt to slide in hidden sexual items. Disney is apparently full of sexual secrets, not including any of the actual sex secrets of Walt Disney himself.
You can check out the Vine below and judge how it looks for yourself. MTV also went back and did a little breakdown of the scene, so you can be sure that nobody is lying to you and there is no secret conspiracy to ruin your childhood by the fine folks at Nickelodeon. That’s reserved for Hasbro and their Transformers franchise.