Monday, August 1, 2011

Day 245 - Handshake Thievery!

Day 245.

As a young lad, I watched a shit ton of Hey Arnold!, arguably the best TV show in an era full of quality children's programming otherwise known as 90s Nickelodeon.

Oh, you disagree? Case in point: Pigeon Man. Straight up the most beautiful 11 minutes of a kids' show that you will ever see. I could write pages upon pages speaking to the merits of Hey Arnold! (and I have, in a 16-page research paper), but I will refrain from doing so for all of our sakes. This isn't a Hey Arnold! blog after all--it's a Julie & Julia blog. Two very different beasts.

But are they really? Because the last time I saw Julie & Julia (about 5 minutes ago), I happened to notice a very familiar handshake between Julia and her sister Dorothy...

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Pretty cool handshake, right? Something that could only be shared between the best of friends? I know exactly what that's like. And how do I know this?


Now this should come as no surprise to any of you. Julie & Julia is notorious for its unabashed theft of cinematic devices. But to steal so egregiously from one of my most beloved childhood television shows! How dare you, Julie & Julia? Have you no shame? Fuck it, I'm done being angry at you--let's end on a more... beautiful note, shall we?

"Of course they'll come back--they're birds. I trust them. I understand them. It's people I don't understand. You, see Arnold, it's time for me to leave here. Some people are meant to be with people. And others, like me, are just... different... Arnold, don't be sad. You taught me that some people can be trusted. And I'll never forget that."
--Pigeon Man

"Remember Arnold. Always wash your berries before you eat them. And fly towards the sun."

*sheds single tear*


Julie & Julia
Quote of the Day: "We dress pigeons."


  1. What an interesting blog idea. And yes, Hey Arnold is superior when it comes to cartoons of all times, but especially of the 90's. Found you through Blogs of Notes! Congrats!

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    1. Pretty cool considering that days ago I was just some kid with a really stupid idea. The next ten minutes of Nora droning on about god knows what. The same cannot be said for when she talks about always ended up breaking up horrible pieces.

  2. Found you through a Facebook friend! I watched Arnold with my granddaughter Neve, and we both loved it.

  3. I was only a moderate Arnold fan, used to watch it with my daughter when she was young. Like your blog - you seem to have mastered Blogger post HTML very well.

  4. Dude! Hey Arnold defined my childhood. Looking back at it now, maybe with some sentimental bias, '90s Nickelodeon was a lot better than what they showed in Disney back then and what any network shows now.

  5. Hey Arnold was the best! I have to say that Nickelodeon back in the day was way better than Nickelodeon or even Disney Channel now. We had all these great shows like Hey Arnold, CatDog, All That and tons of others (off the top of my head). Now they have wizards of waverly place and the suite life of zack and cody (I'm embarrassed that I know the much about children's shows now. haha. Love the blog by the way. I hope I can be as successful as you one day..

  6. I remember that from Hey Arnold! It made a funny sound when they did it, too. Love your blog, it's making me literally LOL at work :) I started my blog after watching Julie & Julia for the first time, but mine isn't nearly as funny as yours!


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