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The Adventures of Pete & Pete 

This delightfully quirky show looks at the lives and adventures of two red-headed brothers with the same name.
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Series cast summary:
Michael C. Maronna ...  Big Pete Wrigley / ... 39 episodes, 1992-1996
Danny Tamberelli ...  Little Pete Wrigley / ... 39 episodes, 1992-1996
Judy Grafe ...  Joyce Wrigley / ... 29 episodes, 1992-1996
Alison Fanelli ...  Ellen Josephine Hickle / ... 29 episodes, 1992-1996
Hardy Rawls ...  Don Wrigley 28 episodes, 1992-1996
Henry W. Laster Henry W. Laster ...  Henry 18 episodes, 1994-1996


Pete and Pete are two red-headed brothers living in the somewhat surreal town of Wellsville. Pete, the older of the two, narrates the stories about their adventures in everyday life. Will Artie, the Strongest Man in the World, have to leave town? Why does X=Y? Can Pete ever rediscover the Perfect Song? Tune in and find out! Written by Mike Konczewski

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Comedy | Drama | Family


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Did You Know?


Toby Huss's character of Artie, the Strongest Man in the World, was initially created at No Shame Theatre at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. In Huss' original iteration of the character, Artie was a patient in an insane asylum who would declare himself "the strongest man in the world" before playing the piano and then screaming; another actor would then spray him with a hose, causing him to calm down and repeat the routine. The character was reworked so that his delusions were real in order to make him more child-friendly. See more »


In the introduction of the show, Mark Mulcahy is wearing a gray vest. In the next shot, the vest is gone and he is only wearing a shirt. The vest switches on and off numerous times. See more »


Bus Driver Stu Benedict: Passenger Pete? Back of the bus!
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Crazy Credits

Seasons 1 & 2 have the Nickelodeon balloon logo after the end credits. See more »


Spin-off Snow Day (2000) See more »


Hey Sandy
Performed by Polaris
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User Reviews

Why did it have to go off the air?
2 September 2002 | by Registered_UserSee all my reviews

Pete & Pete aired at a time when Nickelodeon didn't especially cater to the under 10 age group. I remember it so clearly; these were the golden years of my childhood, after all. Pete & Pete started its run when I was seven and I faithfully watched till the end. Even after they stopped producing more episodes it was always on in the re-run form before it gradually disappeared. I do not have the Noggin channel on my cable service so I guess I'm out in the dark unless Nickelodeon stops showing SpongeBob Square Pants long enough to air them once again.

I miss Pete & Pete so much. On any given day, story references come to mind and provide me with a much needed laugh. The theme song rocked, and the opening credits are one of the best moments, if not THE best moment of the entire show! I never quite understood why the two brothers had the same name, but it was damn hilarious either way. Nickelodeon does not make shows like Pete & Pete anymore because, very simply, KIDS NOW AREN'T SOPHISTICATED Enough TO "GET IT". And mind you that was only a little over a decade ago. Kids do not understand or appreciate surrealist humor anymore.. Unless it has mile-a-minute editing and excitement at every corner, they want no part of it and that's just sad.

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Release Date:

28 November 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pete and Pete See more »

Filming Locations:

Bayonne, New Jersey, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Wellsville Productions See more »
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Technical Specs



Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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