The Adventures of Pete & Pete

The BEST episodes of The Adventures of Pete & Pete

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

The Adventures of Pete and Pete was a surreal comedy in which a peaceful suburban neighborhood was a strange and skewed world as seen through the eyes of pre-teens. Wellsville, USA contained many different unique characters, such as: two brothers that were both named Pete, the metal plate in their mom's head, Artie the spandex-wearing super-hero, and Petunia, little Pete's tatoo. The Adventures of Pete and Pete originated as a series of one-minute vignettes in 1990, then was expanded into a series of five specials, and then became a regular series in late 1993. The show was filmed in Leonia, New Jersey. Episodes (or portions of episodes) were also filmed in the New Jersey towns of South Orange and Cranford.

Last Updated: 2/24/2022Network: Nickelodeon
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35 Hours
star
9.00
4 votes

#1 - 35 Hours

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/1/1995

The Petes are entrusted with the key to the house while Mom and Dad go away on a trip for two days. Just when it looks like their plan to stage the ultimate bicycle race around the house (The Wrigley 500) is about to materialize, Big Pete is struck by hormones and instead chooses to vie for the attention of his latest sweet-heart, Margie Corsall. Little Pete sells the house in retaliation to the nicest family ever, the Krechmars. Big Pete tries to set things right with his brother and they attempt to regain ownership of the house before Mom and Dad return.

Directors: Don Pietra
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Allnighter
star
9.00
4 votes

#2 - Allnighter

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/23/1996

Little Pete, Monica, and Wayne get trapped in the school after it closes and are stuck for the night. They attempt to elude a fearsome school legend, who they are eventually forced to confront.

O' Christmas Pete
star
9.00
4 votes

#3 - O' Christmas Pete

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/14/1996

Little Pete prolongs Christmas for as long as possible after the holiday's end, in an attempt to keep the neighborhood in a constant aura of yuletide joy. His efforts are threatened by a bitter garbage man who enjoys destroying Christmas trees and the holiday spirit they represent.

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Last Laugh
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8.75
4 votes

#4 - Last Laugh

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/1/1996

It's April 1st and little Pete has planned the best April Fool's joke ever. With the help of Nona, Monica the KrebScout, Wayne, and surprisingly, Pit Stain and his cronies, he pulls off the mother of all pranks. The butt of his joke? Principal Swinger and a group of eight singers that come to the school annually to promote hygiene.

Directors: Chris Koch
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The Good, the Bad, and the Lucky
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8.67
6 votes

#5 - The Good, the Bad, and the Lucky

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/15/1995

Little Pete's lucky penny runs out of luck one day, so he, Nona, Monica, and Wayne set out on a journey to recharge it by letting the Midnight Express run over it. Pit Stain, Little Pete's arch nemesis, and his henchmen (Hair Net & Drawstring) catches on and tails them, and Pete is forced to battle Pit Stain without the power of his lucky penny. Parody of Stand By Me.

Directors: Atticus Chance
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Dance Fever
star
8.67
3 votes

#6 - Dance Fever

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/5/1995

Little Pete attends his first school dance and Big Pete develops a crush on the lead singer of the hired band (Luscious Jackson). Pit Stain learns of Little Pete's fear of dancing and tries to exploit it, and Nona tries to avoid the embarrassment of dancing with her "Pop," (Iggy Pop) who takes the stage and sings a song for her.

Directors: Alison Maclean
Pinned!
star
8.67
6 votes

#7 - Pinned!

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/7/1996

Big Pete tries to get a varsity letter and climb to the top of the social ladder the easy way by joining the wrestling team, and finds that individual sports are not a cakewalk. He trains for a confrontation at the big match with "Endless" Mike Hellstrom, and is coached by Ellen, a huge wrestling fan. However, Ellen's efforts to coach Big Pete are threatened by the school's wrestling coach, Beano Glattner.

Directors: Chris Koch
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The Trouble With Teddy
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8.60
5 votes

#8 - The Trouble With Teddy

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/8/1995

Big Pete offers to let his friend Teddy stay over while his parents are away and begins to notice just how many annoying habits Teddy has. Meanwhile, Little Pete tries to get in touch with the land.

Directors: Maggie Greenwald
Sick Day
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8.57
7 votes

#9 - Sick Day

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 12/4/1994

Little Pete decides to fake food poisoning in order to avoid another mind-numbing day at school during the stretch between winter and spring break. In an adventure that leads him from home to school and the various sites around Wellsville, Little Pete sees a classmate of his in a new light, gets a cereal marshmallow-likeness of President Dwight D. Eisenhower stuck in his nose, and gains a new perspective on the world that can only be appreciated on a sick day.

Directors: Maggie Greenwald
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Time Tunnel
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8.43
7 votes

#10 - Time Tunnel

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/2/1994

On the day that Daylight Saving Time ends in the fall, the Petes celebrate the extra hour by taking advantage of the "time warp" to do something momentous. This year, however, Big Pete is overcome by hormones and asks Ellen out on an official date. He enlists the help of his nemesis, "Endless" Mike Hellstrom, to help the date go smoothly. Mike lends Big Pete his customized Ford Mustang convertible and teaches him the nuances of dating. When things don't work out right, Big Pete is forced to use the power of the time warp to fix things with Ellen before their friendship is lost forever.

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Yellow Fever
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8.40
5 votes

#11 - Yellow Fever

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 11/27/1994

Big Pete is stuck on a school bus departing for the deepest, darkest parts of the human psyche, as well as the county milk museum. During the bus ride, Pete befriends people he never thought he'd associate with, succumbs to the temptations of bullying, and is forced to cope with his actions and repent.

Tool and Die
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8.39
66 votes

#12 - Tool and Die

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/26/1993

Older Pete tries to get a C in his shop class by making the most average thing that he can. His plan fails when his shop teacher, Mr. Slurm, makes him work on his special project with Endless Mike.

Directors: Peter Lauer
Rangeboy
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8.36
67 votes

#13 - Rangeboy

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/19/1993

Older Pete gets a job as a rangeboy at the driving range that Mr. Wrigley frequents. Meanwhile, Artie becomes friends with Clark the turtle again.

Directors: Chris Koch
Day of the Dot
star
8.18
45 votes

#14 - Day of the Dot

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 12/5/1993

Ellen is chosen to be the dot of the 'I' in the upcoming band performance. After spending more time with her partner than Pete, Pete gets jealous.

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Farewell, My Little Viking (1)
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8.14
7 votes

#15 - Farewell, My Little Viking (1)

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/13/1994

The end of Artie's influence over Wellsville comes in two parts. Supervillain John McFlemp (James Rebhorn), head of the International Adult Conspiracy, concocts a dastardly plan to rid the Wellsville parents of the nuisance that is Artie forever, and threatens to destroy all that is unique about the kids of Wellsville. McFlemp extorts Dad and convinces him to get rid of Artie. Meanwhile, Pete is being harassed by his own villan, Paper Cut, who uses paper folded into origami-like shapes as weapons.

Directors: Tony Jacobs
Splashdown!
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8.14
7 votes

#16 - Splashdown!

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/22/1995

Big Pete tries to obtain the coveted position of Senior Lifeguard while Little Pete fights to abolish the hated Adult Swim. Big Pete is forced to choose between the power of the lifeguard chair and his friendship with his brother.

Directors: Peter Lauer
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The King of the Road
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8.12
97 votes

#17 - The King of the Road

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/28/1993

The Wrigley family goes on their yearly trip to Hoover Dam. When the family stops to eat for lunch, another man and his family also stop off at the same place, on their way to the Hoover Dam. Dad is determined to beat the other father for the title 'King of the Road'. The outcome? A bunch of naked Wrigleys.

Directors: Peter Lauer
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The Nightcrawlers
star
8.11
75 votes

#18 - The Nightcrawlers

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/12/1993

Pete is mad at his Mom about his bed time.So he, Artie, and other friends attempt to brake the world record of how many days can you go without sleeping. Only one kid will survive with help from the person he is mad at in the first place.

Grounded for Life
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8.08
12 votes

#19 - Grounded for Life

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/4/1994

Little Pete destroys Dad's lawn in an experiment gone awry, and is forced to tunnel his way out of the house past a state-of-the-art security system in order to make it to the celebrations of his favorite holiday, the Fourth of July. Pete meets Nona F. Mecklenberg (Michelle Trachtenberg), whose father is played by rock star Iggy Pop.

Directors: Don Pietra
Crisis in the Love Zone
star
8.00
3 votes

#20 - Crisis in the Love Zone

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/23/1996

Spring fever hits Wellsville hard and everyone begins dropping like flies. Big Pete is smitten by a star member of the tennis team, Ellen realizes her true feelings for him, and Pit Stain is head over heals for Nona. Little Pete falls for Eunice Puell, the mail lady, despite his most sincere efforts to avoid love through his mantra, "Love bites." Nona is the last to go, finally falling for Little Pete. The results of this immense love web build toward a climax.

Halloweenie
star
7.90
10 votes

#21 - Halloweenie

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/9/1994

Little Pete decides to enter the annals of history by breaking the record for most houses visited on Halloween and tries to enlist the help of Big Pete. Big Pete is torn between his loyalty to his brother and the coming of age and abandonment of the childhood ritual of trick-or-treating. He must decide whether to face the ridicule of his peers and go trick-or-treating or to join the notorious "Pumpkin Eaters", a group of vandals who terrorize neighborhood "Halloweenies."

Directors: Peter Lauer
X=Why?
star
7.78
9 votes

#22 - X=Why?

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/23/1994

Ellen, fed up with algebra word problems, asks the question high school teachers dread most: "Why (do we have to know this)?" Her inquiry spreads like wildfire throughout the school and soon students are rebelling against the textbook knowledge forced upon them in every class. Ellen realizes that things have gone too far when math teacher Ms. Fingerwood disappears, and she desperately tries to put things right.

Inspector 34
star
7.71
7 votes

#23 - Inspector 34

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/16/1994

Little Pete finds his guardian angel, Inspector 34, who inspects the Kreb of the Loom underwear worn by the Wrigleys and their friends. While Inspector 34 recruits Little Pete to be an inspector, Pete shows him how to interact with normal people and have fun. Little Pete struggles with perfection while Inspector 34 lets his tendency toward perfection and his hormones go to his head. The new-found perfection of Inspector 34 begins to infect the neighborhood, and people begin behaving erratically. Little Pete must help everyone find a way to live in moderation between perfection and abnormality.

Directors: Maggie Greenwald
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Das Bus
star
7.60
5 votes

#24 - Das Bus

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/21/1996

Big Pete chooses to become schoolbus driver Stu Benedict's apprentice for the week to be near Penelope Ghiruto, while Ellen stocks vending machines.

Directors: Don Pietra
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The Big Quiet
star
7.50
6 votes

#25 - The Big Quiet

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/25/1994

Little Pete copes with the death of his pet lizard Gary while Big Pete struggles to improve his relationship with Dad in hopes of avoiding a lifetime of awkward conversations.

Directors: Tony Jacobs
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