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The Adventures of Pete & Pete: O’ Christmas Pete

Episode Summary

Garbageman is here for your Christmas spirit. Guests: Tom Coombs, Chad Young. Find show notes at

Episode Notes

🎄 It’s Garbage Day! Join us as we look happily deranged back to 1996 to follow Pete and Pete’s brother, Pete, on their mission to keep the Christmas spirit alive for as long as possible, and keep their Christmas tree safe from the evil Garbageman.  


🎙 Guests:  

Tom Coombs (@ClassicTomedy, TPIF: Thank Pod It’s Funny).  

Chad “Ecto” Young (The Horror Movie BBQ, TPIF, @horrormoviebbq).  


💬 Topics & Tangents:  

1. Michael C. Maronna (Big Pete) in Home Alone, and in a series of Ameritrade commercials circa 1999.  

2. Snow Day was originally conceived as a Pete & Pete movie.  

3. The first Pete & Pete short, What Would You Do for a Dollar?  

4. The Pete & Pete 20th Anniversary Reunion.  

5. Danny Tamberelli (Little Pete) as Jimmy De Santa in Grand Theft Auto 5.  

6. Judy Grafe’s (Mom) résumé, and her current work for FEMA.  

7. Hardy Rawls (Dad) as the Maytag Repairman circa 2005.  

8. Sludge Central on Pete & Pete filming in New Jersey.  

9. Chad and Michael May talk Silent Night, Deadly Night on Sleigh Bell Cinema.  

10. David Johansen sings Garbageman’s Ballad.  

11. Garbageman’s hijacking of Little Pete’s Yule Log reminds us of the Max Headroom Pirating Incident.  

12. A mini ode to character actress Marilyn Dobrin as the Wrigleys’ notably loud neighbor.  


📼 Retro Commercial Break:  

The Adventures of Pete & Pete: Mom’s Plate, 1991.  


🎤 And Now, These Messages:  

Christmas Clatter.  

“The Adventures of Pete & Pete” and “O’ Christmas Pete” © 1995 Viacom.  

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