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


Chris Koch


Will McRobb (story by), Joe Stillman (story by) | 4 more credits »


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Episode credited cast:
Michael C. Maronna ... Big Pete Wrigley
Danny Tamberelli ... Little Pete Wrigley
Alison Fanelli ... Ellen Hickle
Hardy Rawls ... Don Wrigley
Judy Grafe ... Joyce Wrigley
Rick Gomez ... Endless Mike Hellstrom
David Martel ... Teddy Forzman
Herbert Rubens Herbert Rubens ... Beeno Gladner
Peggy Roeder Peggy Roeder ... Referee
Michael Moran Michael Moran
Kim Fertman Kim Fertman ... Darlene (as Kimi Parks)
Michael Maples Michael Maples
Paul Bucossi Paul Bucossi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Henry W. Laster Henry W. Laster ... Henry


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. Written by statmanjeff

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Comedy | Drama







Release Date:

7 December 1995 (USA) See more »

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Wellsville Productions See more »
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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: [voiceover] 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.
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Hey Sandy
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Composed by Mark Mulcahy
Performed by Polaris
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Rick Gomez (Endless Mike) shines in this episode.
28 January 2015 | by kfo9494See 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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