Remember back in the day, circa like 2005, when having a MP3 as a ringtone was all the rage? For a while, Polaris's "Hey Sandy" was my default ringtone. When someone would call me, the room would go silent and everyone would be like "Is the Pete & Pete theme song your ringtone?" Hell yes it was.
I loved "Pete & Pete." At the age of 10 or so, there was nothing better than coming back from the pool in the summer, about 5 o'clock, and chillin' on the couch with a grape popsicle vegging out to "Pete & Pete" reruns before dinner. Parents didn't really understand it, but kids loved it. It was the epitome of what a really good kids show should be: Adventurous, fun, and really far out. It was every English major's favorite childhood show, mesmerizing the people who "got it" with a sense of imagination and wonder. Think about the character ensemble alone. It was somewhat insane: A twisted kid with a dancing arm tattoo. A trombone-playing older Brother narrator. Artie, the Strongest Man in the World. A cigarette-smoking school crossing guard. A mom with plates in her head that received transmissions from deep Space. Johnny Unitas. Ellen, the Greco-Roman wrestling fan. Michelle Trachtenberg, who played little Pete's best friend. Mr. Tastee.
Anyway, I giggled this morning when I saw that Funny or Die reunited the cast of "The Adventures of Pete & Pete" for a hilarious 20-year reunion sketch. It plays out just as you imagine it would: Danny Tamberelli drowning shots in a bar. Mike Maronna all prim and proper as a V-neck sweater connoisseur. Toby Huss as a biter cook. Rick Barbarette is an ex-con. Just watch it.
Oh, and Danny Tamberelli: If you're out there reading this for some strange reason, I'd love to interview you for BroBible. We'll talk Phish and sketch comedy and shit. Drinks on me.
Then again, you probably get that all the time. But whatever, hit me up.