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The Adventures of Pete & Pete Plot Summary

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, 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.

The theme song to the show is called "Hey Sandy" and is sung by the band Polaris. The band has an album entitled Music from the Adventures of Pete & Pete that features nothing but songs from the show.

The lyrics to the theme song are as follows:

Hey smilin' strange, you're lookin' happily deranged

Can you settle to shoot me?

Or have you picked your target yet, hey Sandy ai yai yai yai...

Don't you talk back, ai yai yai yai, hey Sandy

Four feet away, end of speech it's the end of the day

We was only funnin', but guiltily I thought

you had it comin', hey Sandy, ai yai yai yai

Don't ya talk back, ai yai yai yai, hey Sandy, hey...

In 1995, The Adventures of Pete and Pete received a Cable Ace Award for Outstanding Children's Series.

In recent years, The Adventures of Pete and Pete made its first release on DVD in 2005 under the Rewind Collection title. The Nickelodeon company apparently gave in to demands by fans of the "cult classic" and released the first season of the series along with Nick's other classic show, "Clarissa Explains it All" in May 17th 2005. Sadly, the Rewind Collection's only other release as of now is the second season of P&P, released in November 11, 2005. Although the third and final season was scheduled for a February 28, 2005 release, it has been completely removed from the release schedule without any excuse.

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