But that doesn’t mean she didn’t have a soft side because…It’s OK to show your emotions Even though Helga acted tough, she had these intense emotions and a huge capacity for love! This girl was completely obsessed with Arnold and said things like, “Arnold, you make my girlhood tremble,/My senses all go wacky./Someday, I’ll tell the world, my love…/Or my name’s not Helga G. ” Helga was super in touch with her emotions and she channeled all this love into writing poetry—all about her secret love Arnold, of the football-shaped heads. Women get a lot of criticism for being emotional, but that’s something Helga had no trouble with. Something to read after a hard day at work or school.
Meanwhile, a shrine of half eaten food, photos and, most impressively, a sculpture of Arnold made of his ABC (already been chewed in case you don't remember your childhood slang) gum sits in her closet.
While her methods of dealing with a crush were a bit extreme, it is a strategy we have all done.
Helga's second name is Geraldine, and is a tribute to former Nickelodeon executive Geraldine Laybourne.
This has never been mentioned on the show, only referred to by her initial.
She also gets to help Arnold with his work when he’s falling behind, and loves her literature classes especially, which is totally understandable given she’s a young female Shakespeare!