Older Pete tries to get his varsity letter by joining the wrestling team.



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Herbert Rubens ...
Beeno Gladner
Peggy Roeder ...
Michael Moran
Kim Parks ...
Darlene (as Kimi Parks)
Michael Maples
Paul Bucossi


To share in the privileges that come with status, Big Pete aims for a varsity letter by joining the wrestling team (but without intent of putting in much effort). An immediate but unexpected benefit comes by way of teammates protecting him from harassment from Endless Mike. Wrestling, it would seem, suits him quite well, till Endless Mike transfers to another school just to join an opposing wrestling team and beat Pete to a pulp in public. With better wrestlers in Pete's weight class dropping like flies (thanks to Mike's nefarious shenanigans), Pete has two options: slink away or finally learn how to wrestle. Written by statmanjeff

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7 December 1995 (USA)  »

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Beeno Gladner: Cut out all that fancy stuff, son! Just grab the guy, throw him on the ground, start givin' him the business!
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Hey Sandy
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Rick Gomez (Endless Mike) shines in this episode.
28 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Big Pete has his eye on getting a varsity letterman's jacket because he has seen the special privileges that the jacket brings. From getting to break in line, to melting girl's hearts- Pete wants some of that ability. So Pete goes out for the wrestling team and since he is fourth string all he has to do is show up for practice and he has the jacket.

Endless Mike is so put off by Pete being on the team that he changes schools and joins their wrestling team. And when Endless Mike causes some mishaps, all of the sudden Pete is now first string and he is going to have to wrestle Endless Mike.

Meanwhile, the coach of Pete's team, Beeno Glader, knows nothing about real wrestling. But it just so happens that Ellen's uncle, an alligator wrestler, has taught her the moves it takes to wrestle. Ellen is going to coach Pete to a victory until Coach Gladner suspends her from school.

Was going into the episode not expecting too much, but was pleasantly surprised with the outcome of the show. The script was funny, the acting was some of the best of the series and the story was interesting- everything needed for a great show. There are some darn funny gags in this show like when the boy getting sucked up into the hand-dryer and then someone else getting flatten by a vibrating bed- there was lots of stuff going on all through the show. Rick Gomez, that plays Endless Mike, did one of his best jobs as he fills the screen with gems every time he appears.

It is nice to get surprised by a nice show and this was like an forgotten gift at Christmas. And the gift was exactly what was needed. Good show!

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