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In my opinion, Hey Arnold! will go down in TV history as one of the best animated series of all time.

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It’s honestly not up for debate. The cartoon had something for everyone and took us on a rollercoaster of emotions during every season.

It's honestly not up for debate. The cartoon had something for everyone and took us on a rollercoaster of emotions during every season.

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Well, get ready to have even more feelings about the show because it just might have been one of Nickelodeon’s first cartoons to have a gay character.

Well, get ready to have even more feelings about the show because it just might have been one of Nickelodeon's first cartoons to have a gay character.

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After much speculation, series creator Craig Bartlett finally opened up about the sexuality of one of the show’s most talked about characters: Mr. Simmons.

After much speculation, series creator Craig Bartlett finally opened up about the sexuality of one of the show's most talked about characters: Mr. Simmons.

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“I’m going to set the record straight on some fan theories about Mr. Simmons,” said Craig, while promoting Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie.

"I'm going to set the record straight on some fan theories about Mr. Simmons," said Craig, while promoting Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie.

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“In ‘Arnold’s Thanksgiving,’ Helga and Arnold meet Mr. Simmons’s family and friends.

"In 'Arnold's Thanksgiving,' Helga and Arnold meet Mr. Simmons's family and friends.

(L–R) Mr. Simmons's “friend” Peter, his real friend Joy, Uncle Buck, and his mother Pearl.

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During the Thanksgiving dinner scene, Mr. Simmons’s mother immediately says, “I didn’t know Peter was coming today.” And Peter quickly fired back:

During the Thanksgiving dinner scene, Mr. Simmons's mother immediately says, "I didn't know Peter was coming today." And Peter quickly fired back:

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After that episode aired, many came to believe Arnold’s math teacher also happened to be gay.

After that episode aired, many came to believe Arnold's math teacher also happened to be gay.

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Craig set the record straight: “A lot of the audience assumed he was gay. Well, guess what? Peter IS Mr. Simmons’s partner.”

Craig set the record straight: "A lot of the audience assumed he was gay. Well, guess what? Peter IS Mr. Simmons's partner."

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“And in Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie, Mr. Simmons will say goodbye to Peter and hello to his biggest adventure yet: keeping up with PS118 in the wild.”

"And in Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie, Mr. Simmons will say goodbye to Peter and hello to his biggest adventure yet: keeping up with PS118 in the wild."

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Well, there you have it folks! Sometimes fan theories do come true.

Well, there you have it folks! Sometimes fan theories do come true.

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