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The following is a list of episodes of The Adventures of Pete & Pete.

Overview

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release
First aired Last aired
Specials 5 February 9, 1991 December 1992 May 17, 2005
1 8 November 28, 1993 January 16, 1994
2 13 September 4, 1994 December 4, 1994 November 1, 2005
3 13 October 1, 1995 December 28, 1996 N/A

Shorts

The original broadcast order is not known. However, "What Would You Do for a Dollar?" and "Freeze Tag" were the two earliest.

  1. "What Would You Do for a Dollar?" — The Petes, Ellen, and a kid named Slurm answer the title question. (Another character named Mr. Slurm would appear in "Tool and Die.")
  2. "Freeze Tag" — Little Pete stays frozen after a night game of stocking freeze tag. Dad is played by another actor, not Hardy Rawls.
  3. "The Launch" — The Petes and Ellen send a rocket into space.
  4. "Mom's Plate" — A brief history of the metal plate in Mom's head.
  5. "Pete-Less" — Ellen is hurt when Big Pete insults her valentine.
  6. "Pete's Theory" — Little Pete is convinced that Santa Claus was the first man to swim the English Channel.
  7. "X-Mas Eve" — The Petes watch Dad open his present (a glow-in-the-dark discus) early and play with it all night.
  8. "X-Ray Man" — Little Pete gains x-ray vision after staring into a lunar eclipse.
  9. "The Burping Room" — Dad, sick of Little Pete's constant burping, builds a special soundproof room.
  10. "Artie, the Strongest Man... in the World!" — A little bit about the Petes' personal superhero.
  11. "Revenge of the Petes" — Artie battles the bully known as Hathead.
  12. "Halloween" — Hathead returns to smash pumpkins. (Themes revisited in "Halloweenie.")
  13. "The Punishment" — Dad punishes Little Pete for waxing the lawn. (Themes revisited in "Grounded for Life.")
  14. "Route 34" — Big Pete gets a horrible summer job mowing the grass along Route 34.
  15. "The Dot" — Ellen is in tears after being yelled at by the marching band instructor. (Themes revisited in "Day of the Dot.")
  16. "The Big Race" — Mr. Wrigley and Mr. Hickle have a race. (Recreated in "Apocalypse Pete.")

Home video shorts

  1. "Artie's Workout" - Created for the home video release "Classic Petes."
  2. "StareMaster" - Little Pete offers tips for winning a staring contest.

Episodes

Specials

Note: These episodes, while originally aired before the official run of the series, were modified to resemble regular episodes during the show's run with the addition of the opening credits.

Title Aired Description
"Valentine's Day Massacre" February 9, 1991 Big Pete and the school's stadium line painter, Mr. Beverly (whose squid (Edna), the school mascot, Pete has just killed), vie for the love of the math teacher (Ms. Fingerwood). However, Openface (pne of Big Pete's archenemies) tries to get the upper hand in his quest for the squid and in helping Mr. Beverly with his love for Ms. Fingerwood. He tries to get Ellen (the Petes' friend) to exploit that exact secret. Mr. Beverly was played by Richard Edson.
"What We Did On Our Summer Vacation" September 8, 1991 The Petes, aided by Ellen, start a hunt for the elusive ice-cream man Mr. Tastee as the summer comes to a close.

The original non-series version of this episode had music done by REM, Baby Flamehead, Poi Dog Pondering, Ministry, Jody Grind, and Shackwacky.

"Space, Geeks, and Johnny Unitas" 1992 Big Pete and Ellen work on a science project to determine whether alien life exists on Earth, and make a new friend. Pete becomes obsessed with football hero Johnny Unitas and one life-changing play, while Ellen discovers that some things are best left unrevealed.
"Apocalypse Pete" 1992 Don Wrigley (the Petes' dad) and Mr. Hickle (Ellen's dad) start a prank war, which helps Little Pete and his father get closer while tearing Big Pete and Ellen apart.
"New Year's Pete" December 1992 Little Pete reflects on a year in which he ultimately failed to achieve his New Year's Resolution of changing the world.

Season One (1993-94)

# Title Original air date Description
1 "King of the Road" November 28, 1993 On a trip to the Hoover Dam, the boys' father is determined to defend his title of "King of the Road" from a challenging family, but lengthy bathroom breaks and lack of family cohesion threaten his success.
2 "Day of the Dot" December 5, 1993 When Ellen is selected to dot the "i" in "Squid" in the regional high school marching band competition, Big Pete becomes jealous of her newfound closeness with her band partner, James Markle Jr. (nephew of their band director). Meanwhile, Little Pete tries to stop an interminable bus ride by reuniting lovelorn bus driver Stu Benedict with his ex-girlfriend, Sally Knorp.
3 "The Nightcrawlers" December 12, 1993 Little Pete and his friends aim to overcome the reign of the "international adult conspiracy" in deciding bedtimes by staying up for 11 nights and thus breaking the world record.
4 "Rangeboy" December 19, 1993 Embarrassed to be working at his father's driving range, Big Pete hides his identity by dressing as the sort of bear that used to inhabit the area where the range is. Meanwhile, Little Pete helps Artie by perfecting his shot.
5 "Tool and Die" December 26, 1993 Big Pete is put in shop class, much to his displeasure. His teacher, Mr. Slurm, assigns him to work on a mysterious "special project" with the bully "Endless" Mike Hellstrom.
6 "Don't Tread on Pete" January 2, 1994 While Big Pete engages in a struggle against time to study for a test on the American Revolutionary War (with the fear that failing would cause him to wind up like the school's janitor, rumored to have failed the same test years before), Little Pete leads his gym class to try to beat his teacher's intramural dodgeball team.
7 "When Petes Collide" January 9, 1994 Pete and Pete fight each other to be the one to whom their father passes his apparently mystically-powered bowling ball, "Rolling Thunder".
8 "Hard Day's Pete" January 16, 1994 On his way to school, Little Pete happens upon a garage band playing his favorite song: "Summerbaby" by Polaris. When he returns later that day, all traces of the band have vanished; Pete starts his own band to try to find them—and his song.

Season Two (1994)

# Title Original air date Description
9 "Grounded for Life" September 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 4th of July. Pete meets Nona F. Mecklenberg (Michelle Trachtenberg), whose father is played by rock star Iggy Pop.
10 "Field of Pete" September 11, 1994 Big Pete's baseball team goes on a winning streak due to Little Pete's incredible knack for making distracting comments. The coach's win-or-die attitude, a super-cold slushy drink called the Orange Lazarus, and Little Pete's dirty tactics threaten to destroy baseball forever-- Big Pete is forced to make a choice between glory and the integrity of the sport he loves.
11 "The Call" September 18, 1994 On the hottest day of the summer, Little Pete decides to pick up an infamous payphone which has been ringing for 27 years, while Big Pete decides to figure out who the call is for.
12 "The Big Quiet" September 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.
13 "Time Tunnel" October 2, 1994 On the day that Daylight Savings Time ends in the fall Little Pete and Big Pete 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 Endless Mike Hellstrom, his enemy, to help the date go smoothly. Mike lends 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 utilize the power of the Time Warp to fix things with Ellen before their friendship is lost forever.
14 "Inspector 34" October 16, 1994 Little Pete finds his guardian angel, Inspector 34, who inspects the Kreb Of The Loom underwear worn by the Wrigley's and their friends. Inspector 34 recruits Little Pete to be an Inspector while Little Pete shows him how to interact with normal people and have fun. Little Pete struggles with perfection while Inspector 34 lets his tendency of perfectness and his hormones go to his head. The newfound 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.
15 "Halloweenie" October 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."
16 "X = Why?" October 23, 1994 Ellen, fed up with math class, asks the question high school teachers dread most: "Why?" Her inquiry spreads like wildfire through 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 desperately tries to put things right.
17 "On Golden Pete" November 6, 1994 The Wrigley family takes a fishing trip, and Big Pete contemplates mortality while Dad tries to catch a legendary fish named Bob. Also, after realizing the cruel fate that could happen to Bob, Big Pete tries to sabotage Dad's attempts on making the catch.
18 "Farewell, My Little Viking" November 13, 1994 The end of Artie's influence over Wellsville comes in two parts. Supervillain and head of the International Adult Conspiracy John McFlemp (James Rebhorn) concocts a dastardly plan to rid the parents of Wellsville 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. The Petes, Ellen, and Little Pete's various friends start a campaign to find Artie, who disappears in Dad's car after a disheartening speech from Don (Dad). The campaign consists of a Bat-Signal-esque likeness of Artie's face, t-shirts, and various souvenir items. After Dad realizes his mistake and joins in the search, Artie is brought back to Wellsville, only to find Little Pete standing up to Papercut all on his own, demonstrating that Artie's protective influence is no longer needed.
19 November 20, 1994
20 "Yellow Fever" November 27, 1994 Big Pete is stuck on a school bus departing for the deepest, darkest parts of the human psyche, as well as the creamed corn plant. 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.
21 "Sick Day" December 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 breaks. 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 marshmallow likeness of president Eisenhower stuck in his nose, and gains a new perspective on the world that can only be appreciated on a sick day.

Season Three (1995-96)

# Title Original air date Description
22 "35 Hours" October 1, 1995 The Petes are entrusted with the key to the house while Mom and Dad go away on a trip for 2 days. Just when it looks like their plan to stage the ultimate bicycle race around the house is about to materialize, Big Pete is struck by hormones and instead chooses to vie for the attention of his latest crush. 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.
23 "The Trouble with Teddy" October 8, 1995 Big Pete offers to let his friend Teddy stay over while his parents are away, and Pete notices just how many annoying habits Teddy has. Little Pete tries to get in touch with nature.
24 "The Good, The Bad and The Lucky" October 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, catches on and tails them, and Pete is forced to battle Pit Stain without the power of his lucky penny.
25 "Splashdown" October 22, 1995 Big Pete tries to obtain the coveted position of Senior Life Guard while Little Pete fights to abolish the hated Adult Swim. Big Pete is forced to choose between the power of the life guard chair and his friendship with his brother.
26 "Dance Fever" November 5, 1995 Little Pete attends his first school dance and Big Pete is stricken by 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.
27 "Crisis in the Love Zone" March 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, and Ellen realizes her true feelings for him. 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 triangle builds toward a climax.
28 "Last Laugh" April 1, 1996 Little Pete cooks up his biggest April Fool's prank ever, while Principal Schwinger (Adam West) enlists the help of Pit Stain, Hair Net, and Nightbrace to stop him. In the end, it's Schwinger and the Personal Hygiene singers that ends up getting pranked.
29 "Allnighter" November 23, 1996 Little Pete, Monica, and Wayne get trapped in the school after it closes and are stuck for the night. They attempt to allude a fearsome school legend, who they are eventually forced to confront.
30 "Road Warrior" November 30, 1996 Big Pete and his friends reach the age of responsibility and take driver's ed from Mr. Slurm, the shop teacher.
31 "Pinned!" December 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.
32 "O' Christmas Pete" December 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 thwarted by a bitter garbageman who enjoys destroying Christmas trees.
33 "Das Bus" December 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.
34 "Saturday" December 28, 1996 Big Pete, Ellen, Wayne, Monica, and Stu Benedict make their way through a typical Saturday in Wellsville. Big Pete gets a haircut, Wayne tries out his new sneakers, Monica becomes a ninja, Ellen serves pizza, and Stu battles an endless traffic signal.

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