WBA S02E05: Time Tunnel | Adventures of Pete & Pete

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In this adventure Little Pete prepares for the end of daylight savings time. The one day a year you can actually time travel. He has to do it without his brother, his time traveling partner, because Big Pete decides he is finally going to ask Ellen out on a date.

Erica and Kevin talk about how creepy and uncomfortable this episode gets and Kevin shares his insight into being a teenage boy.

Starring: Mike Maronna, Danny Tamberelli, Alison Fanelli, Michelle Trachtenberg, Rick Barbarette, Rick Gomez, Ellen Greene and David Martel.

Written by: Will McRobb

Directed by: Katherine Dieckmann

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WBA S02E04: The Big Quiet | Adventures of Pete & Pete

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In this adventure Little Pete and Big are both dealing with their own “Big Quiet”. Little Pete loses his best friend Gary the lizard and doesn’t know how to deal with the emptiness. Big Pete has found it impossible to talk to his father anymore. How will it get resolved this week. Tune in.

Erica and Kevin talk about the usual science, children on acid trips, and Pete insults. Kevin gets deep about men showing emotion towards their father and shares his own anxiety about shyness.

Starring: Michael Maronna, Danny Tamberelli, Alison Fanelli, Hardy Rawls, and Judy Grafe.

Written by: Sam Johnson and Chris Marcil

Directed by: Tony Jacobs

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WBA S02E03: The Call | The Adventures of Pete & Pete

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In this adventure a pay phone has been ringing for 27 years and in the middle of heat wave the people of Wellsville are being driven insane. No one will answer it because they believe it is cursed. Finally, Little Pete decides he has to answer the phone and end this once and for all. Big Pete volunteers at the “Ringing Phone Crisis Center” and is on his own mission to find the intended recipient of the call.

Erica and Kevin argue whether this is a good episode. When does romantic pursuits become stalker behavior?

Starring: Michael Maronna, Danny Tamberelli, Hardy Rawls, Judy Grafe, and Alison Fanelli

Guest Starring: James Lally, Bebe Neuwirth, and Sean McGuirk

Written By: Thomas Hill

Directed By: Peter Lauer

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WBA S02E02: Field of Pete

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In this adventure Big Pete’s losing baseball team gets a new coach. Mr. Ed Narrins. A man obssessed with winning as well as the Orange Lazarus drink made by Bob Oppenheimer at the Slush Shack. The team starts winning games, but is brought down by a flu strain. Mr. Narrins brings in his secret weapon to making them a winning team again. Little Pete, the Ty Cobb of insults to psyche out the other team.

On first watch there isn’t much going on in this episode, but dig a little deeper and you find WWII and biblical references that Kevin and Erica try to find the meaning behind.

Starring: Michael Maronna, Danny Tamberelli and Alison Fanelli

Guest Starring: Nicholas Wyman and Paul Lazar

Written By:  Robert Mittenthal

Directed By: Chris Koch

 

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WBA S02E01: Grounded for Life

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We are back for season two of The Adventures of Pete & Pete. In this adventure Little Pete tries to answer a question that has plagued scientists for ages. What happens when you turn on a humidifier and a dehumidifier at the same time? His experiment burns Don’s grass and jeopardizes his father’s 4th of July lawn competition. This results in Little Pete being grounded for a month, but it won’t deter him from tunneling out Great Escape style and getting back his freedom.

Starring: Danny Tamberelli, Michael Maronna, Hardy Rawls, Judy Grafe, and Toby Huss.

Introducing: Michelle Trachtenberg

Written by: Michael Memoli

Directed by: Don Pietra

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WBA Bonus 04: New Years Pete

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In this adventure it is all about Little Pete and his hatred for New Years. Why make a resolution if you’re not going to big? That’s why he vows to change the world. He doesn’t know how he is going to do it, but he knows it involves a Riley Retro-Fire Jetpack.

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

Guest Starring: Debbie Harry and Vincent Pastore

Written by: Will McRobb

Directed by: Adam Bernstein

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WBA Bonus 03: Apocalypse Pete

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In this adventure Don Wrigley is desperate to find a connection with his son, Little Pete. It seems impossible until a friendly rivalry between him and Mr. Hickel (Ellen’s father) escalates into “The Great Prank War” after Mr. Hickel starts broadcasting through the metal plate in Mom’s head in order to get revenge for blowing up his remote controlled car. Will this ware ever end?

Kevin compares Pete and Don’s struggle to when he was a teenager. Erica makes observations about how Don and Pete are actually more alike than they think. They end it comparing the whole thing to the Cold War. Yes. You read that correctly.

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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 008: Hard Day’s Pete | Adventures of Pete & Pete

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In this adventure Little Pete is running an underground radio station called WART. He talks about things like the news, scab report, the International Adult Conspiracy and more. He DOES NOT play music though. Pete never took much interest in it until one day while taking a shortcut to school he happens upon a garage band and discovers his favorite song. He tries to go back to this house later, but no one is there and he sets out on a mission to recreate the song.

Erica and Kevin talk about what it is like to love music and how personal a song can be.

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

Guest Starring: Polaris

Written by: Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi

Directed by: Barbara Kanowitz

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