The Adventures of Pete & Pete: Season 1, Episode 6

Don't Tread on Pete (2 Jan. 1994)

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Big Pete neglects his studying for an important Social Studies test and then has an epiphany after taking another look at what he did. Meanwhile, Little Pete and his gym teacher clash over the latter's strict rules.

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Don Wrigley (credit only)
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Joyce Wrigley (credit only)
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Artie (credit only)
Juliana Hatfield ...
Emma the Lunch Line Worker
Patrick Horgan ...
Dodgeball coach
Emma Jean Jones
Gordon Joseph Weiss ...
Janitor Cecil Tucker
Rick Barbarette ...
Bill Korn
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Carlton Beener ...
Mort Mortenson (as Aaron Beener)
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When Big Pete forgets to study for a history test he worries that his failing grade will land him the same fate as Cecil Tucker the janitor. Across town Little Pete's gym class is invaded by the dodgeball team The Kings, who are training for the Intramural Championship. Written by Anonymous

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The scene where Big Pete describes the school lunch in "Don't Tread on Pete" references to Bob Dylan's music video "Subterranean Homesick Blues." See more »

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Seargent William Jasper: If you could have an ox cart full of silver and enough silk clothing and three cornered hats to last you a life time, but you had to clean the staples with your tongue, would you do it?
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Sometime you have to stand up for what is right.
23 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As we progress to halfway through the first season, we find the two Pete's both having a dilemma. Big Pete was distracted in history class and failed to hear that there was a big test today. Now Big Pete is caught off guard and is thinking of a way to pass the test. Little Pete is having his gym taking away by a neighboring school that wants to use the gym for practicing dodge-ball.

Big Pete is so nervous about the upcoming test that he will try anything to study in the last fifteen minutes since learning of the test. He first tries to read - then borrow someone's book- then takes the drastic approaching of a large dose of sugar but in the end it fails. And when he learn that the janitor of the school failed the same history test, he has no other option but to cheat. But he will find solace from a very unlikely source.

As for little Pete, he has his classmates behind him as they stand their ground for the gym. But as time progresses it will come down to where little Pete is standing alone. His options is to give-in to the other schools demands or keep fighting to the very end. Little Pete has a decision to make.

A very nice story about having to stand up for what you feel is correct. The show had many fast gag scenes and also some under the table indications that seemed to be for a more adult type situations. Overall the episode delivered another entertaining show that was enjoyable. The episode did leaves us hanging about the strange ending with Emma the lunchroom worker but I can only guess that time was a factor.


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