We know, we know -- every day, someone else is declared "the original hipster" (even the "Sweet Valley High" sisters). But we're pretty sure that Arnold from "Hey Arnold!" was indeed one of the forebears of today's modern hipsters, what with his commitment to plaid shirts, skinny pants, retro headphones and generally laid-back style.
Need further proof (or simply a walk down '90s memory lane)? Here you go:
Check out that plaid shirt.
Could those pants be any skinnier?
That slicked-back hair probably came from retro pomade bought at a Twenties-style barber shop. Ironically.
That hat is ten sizes too small on purpose, probably bought at a flea market or thrift shop.
He used old-school headphones, because of course.
Just check out Arnold's girl friends.
Seriously, is this not a corner in Williamsburg?
Our favorite cartoons live on: