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Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi interview on pop my culture podcast

Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi (co-creators of “The Adventures of Pete and Pete”) join Cole and Vanessa to talk The Expendables 3, NKOTB vs. Canada, lyric interpretation, “malookas,” Petunia tattoos, The Psychedelic Furs, eating chapstick, drinking creme de menthe in the woods, garnishing wages, science degrees, Sanjay and Craig, Nickelodeon, Steve Buscemi, Michael Douglas’ oral sex debacle, the end of summer and what it would be like if the Pete and Pete characters were in the Mad Men universe.

Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first rule you can remember rebelling against in the childhood) on our website for a chance to win seasons 1 & 2 DVDs of The Adventures of Pete and Pete signed by Will and Chris!

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Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi with hosts Vanessa Ragland and Cole Stratton

Adventures of Pete and Pete signed dvds


  • Comment by Jessica — June 12, 2013 @ 8:51 am

    I lived on a small cut-through street with a bunch of kids my age and the rule for all the kids was no one was allowed to cross the street without an adult (to clarify we were around 5 at this point). I was at a neighbor’s house when her cousin showed up. She was very mean to me and kept teasing me. I got so angry I swore for the first time! I called her a bitch and then crossed the street…BY MYSELF! If my life was a movie I would have gotten hit by a car and never crossed a street again but none of that happen. I never even got yelled at for crossing the street or calling her a name which is why whenever I cross a street now I jaywalk while screaming obscenities.
    I kid.

  • Comment by kris — June 12, 2013 @ 7:02 pm

    I used to get in a lot of trouble for tying knots on things, as in I would get really long pieces of string or thread and make spiderwebs in between the railings on the stairs. A rule was put in place that I wasn’t allowed to have string, so I cut up and tied together rubber bands instead.
    And then my dad fell over a trip wire I’d made down a flight of stairs and I stopped because I was 6 and I thought I’d killed him.

  • Comment by Jon — June 12, 2013 @ 9:53 pm

    The first rule that I rebelled against was of course the bedtime rule, I never wanted to “go to sleep” at some obscenely early time as a kid. I had way too much energy and imagination to shut that off at 8:00! I would stay up under my sheets, listening to my radio with some headphones on. I remember I had a Pete and Pete moment long before I ever watched the show. I remember listening to the radio and hearing RHCP Aeroplane, and going “what was that”!!! Completely changed my life. Took me years to find it again, but up until that point i was listening to pop music. That was my on little “Hard Days Pete” moment in my life, all of that coming from that little act of rebellion!

  • Comment by corinne — June 13, 2013 @ 3:53 pm

    Hah, Cole, you can’t tell me Ross Perot selling pork on a stick will ever be dated!?

    My parents were both dentists, so there were serious limits on candy. I had to pretend to give a shit about my brother’s little league games to get brought ever week, then sneak off to the concessions stand to buy as much candy as I could afford.

  • Comment by amysusanne — June 16, 2013 @ 4:40 pm

    When I was a little, little kid I had a big wheel that I was allowed to ride in the driveway but not on the street. For no apparent reason one day, using the completely flawed logic that my uncle who was babysitting me would think that I was driving the big wheel on the yard side of the ditch, I just went for it and drove down the road in front of the house. I honestly don’t remember the punishment but I completely remember breaking the rule and being pretty pleased with myself in spite of the fact that it was actually pretty stupid.

  • Comment by Kat — June 21, 2013 @ 9:44 pm

    I think I was about 4 years old when my parents told me not to play in the wooded area next to the apartment building. I went anyway and ended up falling down a steep incline and getting stuck in mud. Another kid went to get my parents and they had to line up and help drag me out, like Winnie the Pooh getting pulled out of the honey tree.

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