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”
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
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
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
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
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
Adventures of the Pete & Pete house band Polaris will perform live on October 26, 2014 at Lincoln Hall in Chicago, IL. This event is in the middle of the first tour ever for the band that will consist of 9 cities. Polaris provided much of the soundtrack for The Adventures of Pete & Pete and performed the theme song, “Hey Sandy” in the opening credits. Members consisted of Mark Mulcahy, Scott Boutier, and Dave McCaffrey of Miracle Legion. Opening for Polaris will be, stars of the show, Danny Tamberelli and Mike Maronna’s podcast the The Adventures of Danny and Mike and Danny’s own “Punk Infused Anthemic Rock Music” band Jounce. If you’ve got the extra cash and aren’t in the Chicago area it might be worth it to make the trip for what it is sure to be memorable night.
In this adventure Little Pete fights the International Adult Conspiracy bed time rules by calling his mom’s bluff and attempts to break the world record of staying up 11 days in a row. He recruits other kids around the neighborhood along with Wellsville’s very own superhero, Artie. Will he beat the record? Are the adults at risk of losing power? Is change inevitable?
Meanwhile, Kevin might have to be an Artie/Slingblade for Halloween. We call out parents use of “because I said so.” Erica gets ready to play some football and horseback ride in her 90s shoulder pads and stirrup pants.
Starring: Danny Tamberelli, Michael Maronna, Judy Grafe, Hardy Rawls, and Toby Huss.
Written By: Chris Viscardi
Directed By: Katherine Dieckmann
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