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"Pre-Teen Scream" is an episode of Hey Arnold!.


Phoebe wins a chance to meet her favorite singer-songwriter, Ronnie Matthews, only to find out that he doesn't really write or sing his own songs.


Several of the kids (and secretly Principal Wartz) are fans of famous pop star Ronnie Matthews. However, no one is a bigger fan than Phoebe Heyerdahl. A contest is held for fans to write an essay on what they like about Ronnie, and Phoebe wins. She begs a reluctant Helga to join her, and the two set off. However, Ronnie turns out to not be the man Phoebe thought he was. In fact, Ronnie is only a handsome face, faking his way through the business for the money, but has no musical talent of his own nor does he write any of his songs. Helga, however, is impressed with this. After the evening is over, Phoebe is angry at Helga for making fun of her for liking Ronnie, and how she was having a great time with him and how he's rich. However, Helga says it's not her fault and reminds Phoebe that she was the one who begged Helga to go with her and saying how great Ronnie is. That's when Phoebe realizes that Helga was right and saying it that it was stupid of her to be tricked by Ronnie since the music and lyrics were so beautiful. Helga comforts a distraught Phoebe saying she's wasn't stupid because anybody can be fooled by a handsome face, even smart people like Phoebe. This cheers Phoebe up and Helga says that after thinking about it, Ronnie was kind of dorky and kept calling them the wrong names. They playfully call each other the wrong names and go back home.

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