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WBA 27: Shorts Special

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This episode is filled with mini adventures. We talk about 5 Adventures of Pete & Pete shorts that aired before the series was picked up.

“Artie, The Strongest Man…in the World”

“The Punishment”

“The Launch”

“Route 34”

“X-Ray Man”

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WBA S02E06: Inspector 34 | Adventures of Pete & Pete

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In this adventure Little Pete is desperate to meet the person who he considers his guardian angel. Inspector 34. The person at the Kreb of the Loom factory that always makes his underpants to perfection. Inspector 34 answers his letters and asks Pete to help him learn to let loose and find out if there is more to life than underpants.

Kevin and Erica talk about setting unreasonable expectations for yourself and stepping outside of your comfort zone.

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

Guest Starring: John Ottavino and Suzzy Roche

Written by: Joe Stillman

Directed by: Maggie Greenwald

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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 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 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 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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WBA 001: King O Frod | The Adventures of Pete & Pete

First episode! In this adventure the Wrigleys go on a road trip to the Hoover Dam, but the on the way they battle the “perfect” family. Big Pete falls in love. Little Pete tests his PSI. Dad’s title for King of the Road is challenged and Mom gets so frustrated she can’t fold the map. Kevin and Erica break it down.

Starring Mike Maronna, Danny Tamberelli, Hardy Rawls, and Judy Grafe

Written by Will McRobb

Directed by Paul Lauer

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