To share in the privileges that come with status, Big Pete aims for a varsity letter by joining the wrestling team (without putting in much effort). An immediate but unexpected benefit comes by way of teammates protecting him from harassment from Endless Mike. Wrestling suits him well until Endless Mike transfers to another school just to join their wrestling team to 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.
Did You Know?
When it comes to representing wrestling, the 'Pete & Pete' production team shows more of a higher, decisive and authentic understanding of the sport than most other entertainment productions, equipping the boys (all real wrestlers) with singlets, Asics headgear, and Asics wrestling shoes (rather than basketball or running shoes). By contrast, and for story considerations (and possibly humor), it then represents wrestling with only four weight classes rather than thirteen (the norm in 1992), comprising one upper lightweight, two middles and a heavy - enough to give any wrestler in the audience pause. See more
At the weigh-in, the front shot shows Pete wearing a burgundy wrestling singlet. Then from the back, and he's wearing a white jacket. Then, back to the front, and he's wearing the wrestling singlet again. See more
Big Pete Wrigley
Behold the glory of the varsity letter. It's only a six inch piece of low pile carpet, but once you attach it to a varsity jacket, you've got the power of the mighty 'W' - with the power to cut in line, the power to melt girls into love-putty, and the power to snicker at life from the back of class.
Nickelodeon Atom logo after end credits See more
(credited as "Opening Theme")
Composed by Mark Mulcahy
Performed by Polaris See more