So, "Hey Arnold" is on Netflix. While the show didn't particularly influence my art style, it was one of my absolutely FAVORITES as a kid. And honestly? Watching it again it still really holds up. Both the art, and the writing! I can't think of another kids show that touches on subjects like neglect, alcoholism, immigration and even homelessness in a kid-friendly way.
And yeah, I'm still a little bitter that Helga never got her sultry pre-teen by the series end.