Dr. Holland J. Hornswater was the first to start referring to Arnold Beaker as the Spirit of the New Millennium. By the time the good doctor had coined the phrase, Arnold Beaker’s story, what some had begun referring to as the story of his or any generation, had already become a ubiquitous part of modern life. Arnold Beaker had transcended beyond the status of mere icon and become a full-fledged cultural meme. Coca-Cola, McDonalds, Hollywood, Santa Claus, Arnold Beaker, with his name towering high above all of the others on the list.
This title was no bit of hyperbole on the part of Dr. Hornswater, either. At the time of its publishing, every school child could recite from memory the legend of Arnold Beaker.