The Adventures of Pete & Pete

Season 3 Episode 3

The Good, the Bad, and the Lucky

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The Good, the Bad, and the Lucky
In a parody of Stand by Me, Younger Pete, after having his lucky penny "die", puts it under the Midnight Express train to make it lucky again, aided by his friends Nona, Monica, and Wayne. Meanwhile, Pit Stain and his cronies Hairnet and Drawstring want to find the penny too so Pete will never have his good luck again.moreless

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  • Sadly, a harbinger of a classic show's downfall

    7.4
    Unfortunately, it was in this episode that 'The Adventures of Pete & Pete' truly began its downward spiral into its final run of inconsistent, and often-times poor episodes.



    While the episodes of season three weren't necessarily bad by the average television standards, they weren't what Pete & Pete fans had fallen in love with over the years. The brothers Pete, once best friends forever, had grown distant. Artie, the younger Pete's personal superhero, had left Wellsville to never be seen again. Ellen, who the older Pete always told himself was "A girl, a friend, but not a girlfriend," had become largely forgotten, and only appeared when her advice was needed.



    New characters were introduced, particularly in Little Pete's adventures, but their addition to the series only muddied the waters instead of giving the show greater depth. Wayne "The Pain" served as little more than the typical comic relief sidekick. The sinister "Pitstain" appeared to be nothing more than a younger Endless Mike with a glandular problem. These characters were all one-dimensional, and lacked the quirks and other characteristics that made the existing citizens of Wellsville seem so real, though they lived in such a surreal world.



    By "The Good, the Bad, and the Lucky," the show had clearly shifted from its original quirky and surreal nature to a pretty bland shell of its former self. The shorts, specials, and first two seasons of Pete & Pete had struck a balance that resulted in many fine examples of what made the show so beloved in the hearts of its fans. But by season three, the show had become lazy, and had lost a lot of what made it so unique compared to many of the other shows on Nickelodeon at that time.



    Granted, there were a few great episodes still left in the tank that recaptured some of the magic of earlier seasons, but the consistently great episodes had certainly passed.moreless
Michelle Trachtenberg

Michelle Trachtenberg

Nona F. Mecklenberg (1994-1996)

Toby Huss

Toby Huss

Artie (1993-1995)

Hardy Rawls

Hardy Rawls

Don Wrigley

Danny Tamberelli

Danny Tamberelli

Little Pete Wrigley

Eric Kushnick

Eric Kushnick

Fran "Pit Stain"

Michael Marrona

Michael Marrona

Big Pete Wrigley

Helen Davidson

Helen Davidson

Hair Net

Guest Star

Yull Neri Borda

Yull Neri Borda

Drawstring

Guest Star

Maris Hudson

Maris Hudson

Monica

Recurring Role

Justin Restivo

Justin Restivo

Wayne Pardue

Recurring Role

Damian Young

Damian Young

Bus Driver Stu Benedict

Recurring Role

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