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In The Adventures of Pete and Pete, Pete and Pete are two redheaded brothers living in the somewhat surreal town of Wellsville. Pete, the older of the two, narrates the stories about their adventures in everyday life.
Pete and Pete took an alternative rock approach to the family sitcom. In other words, this wasn't your dad's situation comedy. Is it any wonder so many alternative musicians, like Juliana Hatfield, the B-52s Kate Pierson, R.E.M.s Michael Stipe, and Blondies Debbie Harry flocked to the (fictional) town of Wellsville? Nor could independent film actors, like Richard Edson (Stranger Than Paradise), Martin Donovan (Saved!), and Steve Buscemi (Fargo), resist the allure of the appealingly offbeat Wrigley family.
Meet the Wrigleys: redheaded teenager Pete (Michael Maronna, Home Alone), redheaded elementary school student Pete (Danny Tamberelli, The Mighty Ducks) and his tattoo Petunia, Dad (Hardy Rawls), Mom (Judy Grafe)--and the metal plate in her head. First season cast members include Big Pete's almost-girlfriend Ellen (Alison Fanelli), Little Petes pal Natasha (Heather Matarazzo, Welcome to the Dollhouse), bus driver Stu (Damian Young), and Little Pete's personal superhero, Artie (Toby Huss), the strongest man in the world. Buscemi appears as Ellens dad in "Apocalypse Pete" and would return for another episode in the second season.
The first season followed three years of 60-second shorts. It features 12 adventures (eight regular episodes plus four specials). Highlights include "King of the Road," in which the Wrigleys battle for road trip supremacy, "Tool and Die," in which Big Pete learns not to judge a shop teacher by his cover, and "Hard Day's Pete," in which Little Pete forms the Blowholes with Syd Straw and Marshall Crenshaw. Then there's "Don't Tread on Pete," in which Little Pete utters the immortal line, "Is this guy pickin' your scabs the way he's pickin' my scabs?" The Adventures of Pete and Pete ran on Nickelodeon for three well-loved, much-missed seasons. --Kathleen C. Fennessy
One of the best, if not the best, shows ever created. Adults without kids will love it too. Season 3 sadly was never released so there is no trilogy. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Philip Menza
This is such a great show. They don't make them like this anymore.Published 1 month ago by Aaron Peer
I think I remember watching this on live TV as a baby but only remember bits and pieces of it though. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Nick
A TV program for grownups, masquerading as a kids show. Jean Shepherd fans, rejoice! Funny and satiric, but never mean-spirited.Published 3 months ago by mx
Entertaining show I'd recommend it to anyone who was down with weird stuff lol great dvdPublished 3 months ago by jason
One of the all-time best shows! Everyone please contact Shout Factory and urge them to release Season 3 on DVD:
https://www.shoutfactory. Read more