I remember Pete & Pete, during the Golden Age of Nickelodeon (aka the grunge era). That show, along with Salute Your Shorts, Hey Dude and Clarissa Explains it All (Three other sorely missed Nick series) had identifiable characters, ’cause they were normal kids that did stuff. Now Nickelodeon only shows hyperactive weirdos running around thinking that they are funny. Man I miss the 90’s.
For the first time since the show ended in 1996, the cast and creative crew behind the early Nickelodeon cult hit reunited for a panel to look back on their now iconic work. Both Petes — older TV brother Mike Maronna and the younger, stranger TV brother Danny Tamberelli — were in attendance on Saturday at LA’s Cinefamily, as were creators Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi and a host of other cast members.
PART 1 (Part 2 after the jump)
Oh, my…am I that old already?! 15 years! Regardless, it makes me feel like a kid again to think about Pete and Pete. Perspective and nostalgia however, has got me really PO’d. It only reminds me at how the cartoons & kids shows today are unwatchable garbage. Before you say “well that’s what the last generation said..” Pete and Pete was not like any other kid’s show out there. It was so bizarre, brilliant, hilarious, sweet and clever. And it holds up amazingly well upon a re-watch. It angers me greatly that kids today are subjected to the antics of an underwater sponge and flashy anime.