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WBA S02E08: X=Why? | Adventures of Pete & Pete


In this adventure Ellen asks a question that high school students have been pondering since algebra word problems were invented. Why? Why do we need to learn this? This starts a revolution and causes Ms. Fingerwood to question her whole life.

This episode brings back memories of a teacher nicknamed the “Math Nazi” that Erica and Kevin both had in high school.

Starring: Michael Maronna, Danny Tamberelli, Alison Fanelli, Syd Straw and David Martel

Guest Starring: Steve Buscemi, Janeane Garofalo and Gordon Gano (Violent Femmes)

Written by: Katherine Dieckmann

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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