The Adventures of Pete & Pete: Season 1, Episode 8

Hard Day's Pete (16 Jan. 1994)

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Little Pete controls underground radio station WART along with Artie. Little Pete then decides to start his own band. However, the neighbors aren't too tickled about the racket every day and night as they rehearse.


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Episode cast overview:
Syd Straw ...
Miss Fingerwood
Marshall Crenshaw ...
Clem Lanell
Fred Hurley (as Harry Murphy)
Mark Mulcahy ...
Scot Boutier
David McCaffrey
Ray Neal


Little Pete controls underground radio station WART along with Artie. Little Pete then decides to start his own band. However, the neighbors aren't too tickled about the racket every day and night as they rehearse.

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Comedy | Drama



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16 January 1994 (USA)  »

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Pete's song is "Summerbaby" by the band Polaris. One line of the song was changed to remove an explicit sexual reference. See more »


Little Pete's lip-syncing is frequently off, most notably in the final performance of his "lost" song. See more »


Little Pete Wrigley: [introducing band members] On drums a kid who's wanted in twenty-one states for the crime of Rocking. Clem 'Mutton Chop' Lanello.
Clem Lanell: [after playing an introduction on drums] My Daddy was a rattlesnake and my Momma wore a six-gun.
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Ladies and Gentlemen, The Blowholes!
24 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In one of the most memorable shows of the series, Little Pete happens up on a garage where a group of musicians are playing. The song they were playing is one of those songs that stay in your head for days. When he goes back to the garage, the band has gone. The song in Pete's head is fading and before the song goes completely, Pete wants to find the name of the song.

But it seems that whatever Little Pete does, he cannot find the song. The lyric and melody of the song is almost gone when he gets the idea to form his own band. So with his friend Clem, the meter reading man and math teacher Miss Fingerwood- they form a band called the 'Blowholes'. But there is more to this story that will cause Pete to have to look inside himself and gather the strength needed to play the song that he loves.

This episode is one that is remembered long after viewing. Little Pete's band did feature some nice musicians. Marshall Crenshaw (the meter reader) and Syd Straw (Miss Fingerwood) are both musicians with tons of talent, so the production staff needs credit for bring the two on board. But the main reason this episode is so wonderfully put together is the script. A well rounded script that appeals to teenagers all over the earth.

The song ('Summerbaby' by Polaris) has some controversial lyrics that I'm sure would not be approved so the song writer rewrote a section of lyrics to be more 'kid friendly'. But at the time of the show, the network was just beginning to become a household name and things like may have been overlooked. But please do not think that takes away from this episode. The story was interesting and the entire experience made for good TV. Might not be something a parent would enjoy but for a teenager, which is the age group this was made, the show is great. And now brings back the feelings of youth.

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