Arnold Matthew Perlstein is an Ashkenazi Jewish-American student in Ms. Frizzle's fifth-grade class at Walkerville Elementary School.
Why He Rocks
- Arnold's catchphrase, I knew I should have stayed home today. is a popular meme.
- He is a memorable character who has a heart of rocks.
- He is also shown to have a heroic personality in the episode of Season 2 called The Busasaurus, when he scared off a dinosaur in order to save his class from being eaten or swallowed.
- Sometimes like Carlos and Ralphie, he often sometimes tells jokes mostly in seasons 3 and 4.
- His alter-ego, "Rock-Man" is very well designed, and very interesting.
- Passable character design in both the original and reboot.
- The bus has gone inside of his body many times.
- His crushes with Wanda, Phoebe, and Dorothy Ann are very amazing.
- Though despite being good-natured, he tends to get himself treated as a Butt-Monkey sometimes or in other times embarrassed.
- He was tricked by Ms. Frizzle into swallowing the bus and unknowingly hosted a field trip inside his body.
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