"The Adventures of Pete & Pete" was an American children's television series produced by Wellsville Pictures and broadcast by Nickelodeon. The show featured humorous and surreal elements in its narrative, and many recurring themes centered on two brothers both named Pete Wrigley, and their various interactions with family, friends, and enemies. It starred Big Pete (Michael Morrona) and Little Pete (Danny Tambarelli), plus the Brothers Pete’s parents Don & Joyce (Hardy Rawls, Judy Rickles), Big Pete’s best friend Ellen (Allison Fanielli), and Artie, The Strongest Man in the World (Toby Huss). The series actually started as a series of 1-minute shorts on Nick in 1990. By 1993 the shorts had gained such popularity that Nickelodeon made a series of five 30-minute specials – by the end of the year, Nick had commissioned eight regular 30-minute episodes of the series. The 2nd season of 13 episodes saw the departure of the character of Artie, and the arrival of a new best friend for Little Pete, Nona F. Mecklenberg (played by 9 year-old Michelle Tractenburg). The last 13 episodes in season 3 only featured the character of Nona in the first half of the season, as Miss Tractenberg was committed to filming the Nickolodeon produced movie, "Harriet the Spy," at the time.
This is a highly entertaining, cult-classic comedy series in which an "average," suburban American neighborhood becomes a strange and fantastical world as seen through the eyes of its young teen and pre-teen inhabitants. Of course, my favorite character was Nona F. Mecklenberg, played by an adorable Michelle Tractenberg:
And, may I say, IMHO Miss Tractenberg is one of a handful of rare child actresses who grew increasingly gorgeous with age ...
Michelle in 1996: [Image] Michelle in 2006: [Image]
I have the complete series plus most of the original 1 minute shorts. Unfortunately, they're all fairly low-res rips from VHS source tape (via uTorrent) - but if that fact doesn't dissuade you, I highly recommend a look at this kid's cult classic. To give you a taste, I'm releasing one of the 1 minute shorts from 1990, and three 24 minute, Nona-featured episodes from the final 1995-96 season.
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