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WBA Bonus 02: What We Did On Our Summer Vacation | Adventures of Pete & Pete

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In this adventure Pete and Pete and the rest of the gang set out on a mission to find the identity of Mr. Tastee. The ice cream truck driver that comes around every summer, but never takes off his ice cream head. The pressure of friendship and intimacy drives Mr. Tastee out of town and the crew have a new mission. Find out where Mr. Tastee went and how to get him back?

Guest Starring: Kate Pierson (B-52s) and Michael Stipe (R.E.M.)

Starring: Mike Maronna, Danny Tamberelli, Alison Fanelli and Toby Huss

Written by: Will McRobb

Directed by: Katherine Dieckmann

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WBA Bonus 01: Valentine’s Day Massacre | Adventures of Pete & Pete

In this adventure Big Pete is trying to make his dad proud by becoming a discus thrower and¬†inadvertently kills the school mascot, Edna the Squid. OH NOO! Ellen, Big Pete and Little Pete bury the squid on the 50 yard line and promise to never speak of it to anyone. Big Pete falls in love with his math teacher, Ms. Fingerwood. This makes grounds keeper Mr. Beverly jealous and he makes a deal with Big Pete’s enemy, Open-Face (or Eugene). Who will win Ms. Fingerwood’s affection? Listen a find out.

Erica and Kevin talk about the unintended creepiness of this episode and fluffernutters. That’s right. Remember that diabetes inducing concoction?

Starring: Mike Maronna, Danny Tamberelli, Alison Fanelli, Syd Straw, and Richard Edson.

Written by: Will McRobb

Directed by: Katherine Dieckmann

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WBA 007: When Petes Collide | Adventures of Pete & Pete

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In this adventure Little Pete and Big Pete become adversaries over who will inherit the family bowling ball, “Rolling Thunder.” A powerful ball their grandfather was gifted for fixing a Tibetan man’s dishwasher. The gloves are off as they set out to win the approval of their father and even turn to TV attack ads. When all else fails they go to Defcon 1 and initiate…The Staring Contest.

Erica and Kevin talk about their own relationships with their older siblings which of course includes having your head farted upon.

Guest Starring: William Hickey

Starring: Mike Maronna, Danny Tamberelli, Alison Fanelli, Hardy Rawls, Judy Grafe, and Toby Huss.

Written by: Joe Stillman

Directed by: Nicholas Jacobs

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WBA 006: Don’t Tread on Pete | Adventures of Pete & Pete

In this adventure Big Pete is crippled with fear as he hasn’t study for his test on the Revolutionary War…THE WHOLE THING! Failing the test will doom him to a life as janitor, like Cecil Tucker, or even worse…touching Ms. Beardsley’s legs (Dude, I’m eating. He has until the end lunch to either cram for the test or run away. Little Pete is fighting his own Revolutionary War on the dodge ball court with Coach Cornwallis.

Kevin and Erica have their own war on whether this episode is any good.

Starring: Michael Maronna, Danny Tamberelli, Alison Fanelli, Juliana Hatfield and more.

Written by: Tom Hertz

Directed by: Phil Morrison

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WBA 005: Tool and Die | Adventures of Pete & Pete

In this adventure Big Pete is forced to take the deadly metal and woodshop class. He isn’t happy about having to work with the “socketheads” and even less thrilled to be until the dictatorship of Mr. Slurm. Everyone in the class is obsessed with wanting the opportunity to work Mr. Slurm’s special project, but Big Pete becomes suspicious with what they are really building and sets out to find the truth.

One of the best episodes Kevin and Erica break down the communist/Twilight Zone/horror themes of this story. Ultimately it comes down to using unconventional teaching in order to get kids thinking.

Directed by: Peter Lauer

Written by: Ken Scarborough

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WBA 004: Rangeboy | Adventures of Pete & Pete

In this adventure Big Pete gets a job as rangeboy at his dad’s golf range. A job so embarrassing that it had driven previous rangeboys to go crazy or have to move to another county and get plastic surgery. Big Pete comes up with a brilliant idea to wear a grizzly bear costume; a species long since driven out by golfers. Little Pete is training Artie (The Strongest Man…in the World!) for the upcoming distance contest when Artie’s swing strength causes a terrible amnesia accident for an old friend. Meanwhile, Pete’s father comes up with a contest idea that threatens to out Big Pete as a rangeboy.

It’s not the strongest episode, but there are some clever themes that Kevin and Erica expolore.

Starring: Mike Maronna, Danny Tamberelli, Alison Fanelli, Hardy Rawls, and Toby Huss

Guest Star: Frank Gifford

Written by: Rick Groel

Directed by: Chris Koch

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WBA 002: Day of the Dot | The Adventures of Pete & Pete

In this adventure we cut out the fat and dive right in. Big Pete and his fellow marching band geeks get accepted to the Regional Championship and Ellen is picked to be the “dot”. The tyrannical Mr. Markle and Ellen’s new handsome bandmate threaten Pete and Ellen’s friendship and sanity. Little Pete is held prisoner on a schoolbus, by a heartbroken driver named Stu.

Kevin and Erica reminisce about their own days in the marching band and high school delinquency. For the first time we had to bleep out names to protect the…innocent?

Starring Mike Maronna, Danny Tamberelli, Alison Fanelli, Toby Huss, Ellen Cleghorne, Damian Young, and Michael Gaston

Written by Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi

Directed by Katherine Dieckmann

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