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Danny Tamberelli interview on Pop My Culture podcast

Danny Tamberelli (“The Adventures of Pete and Pete,” “All That”) joins Cole and Vanessa to chat about Justin Bieber’s brothel experience, body swapping, Jimmy Buffett, Starbucks Butterbeer, Cinnamon Life, The Mighty Ducks, The Baby-Sitters Club, Iggy Pop, getting slimed, playing bass, indestructible cockroaches, Spiccoli, and Danny’s night at the movies with Emilio Estevez.

Leave your answers to the firsts question (the first video game you can remember trying to buy the moment it was released) on our website for a chance to win an Pete and Pete Season 1 DVD signed by Danny and show creators Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi!

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Danny Tamberelli with hosts Cole Stratton and Vanessa Ragland

The Adventures of Pete & Pete season one signed by Danny Tamberelli and show creators Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi


  • Comment by Carl — November 21, 2013 @ 8:23 am

    The Nintendo 64 was the first video game console I bought myself with my own money. I’d pre-ordered it at Electronics Boutique and had been anticipating it for months. The store ended up getting them a couple of days before I’d expected, when my parents were out of town, but I was still too young to drive and I ended up frantically calling everyone I could think of, trying to get a ride to EB to pick up my N64.

  • Comment by Jen — November 21, 2013 @ 8:25 am

    PETE! How awesome was that?! Well the first video game I saw at a friend’s and wanted was Tetris. It’s still my all-time fave.

  • Comment by Jesse — November 21, 2013 @ 9:35 pm

    O it has to be Sonic The Hedgehog for the Sega Genesis. That was a must have back then. Begged my mom & dad to go out and get it. I did a lot of room cleaning to get it. Big fan of Danny. Loved Pete & Pete and All That.

  • Comment by Danylo — November 22, 2013 @ 1:58 am

    What an amazing podcast! It was my first encounter with your work and wow it is so wonderful. The adventures of Pete & Pete was my favorite show when I was growing up. Words can’t describe how much this show taught me about existence. It resonates an epic nostalgia in the Nickelodeon kid. The coolest role models for sure. Fingers crossed for the DVD!
    The first video game I can remember I was trying to buy was turn based strategy game: Heroes of Might and Magic IV… the last game to be developed by New World Computing. Great, now I craving to play it again.

    Also very good point on new generation kids missing out on tactile experience with toys. Maybe this is the reason for Bieber to have his weird bucket list 🙂

    Thanks Pop Culture, you rock!

    P.S 5 stars on Itunes.

  • Comment by Chris Collins — November 22, 2013 @ 1:11 pm

    The first actual title I wanted to buy the moment it came out was Legend of Kage for the NES. I must have read the review of it in Nintendo Power a hundred times….

  • Comment by Cale C. — December 1, 2013 @ 9:37 am

    I saw a commercial for ‘X-Men’ on Sega Genesis, and I knew I had to have it. I had no video game system at the time, but played Sega at my friend’s house every time I went over there. I began begging my parents for a Sega and the game, then after a few weeks they caved and I got it for Christmas.

    The game was impossible as a young kid. After level 5 you had to ‘soft reset’ the console to move onto level 6.

  • Comment by Jonathan Agar — December 4, 2013 @ 5:02 am

    I was always late to the video game world. I had an NES that I obtained long after the Super Nintendo was prevalent, bought the Nintendo 64 when the GameCube was already out and with the release of the XBOXone, I just obtained the 360.

    However, there was one system I had to have as it was released. The Sony Playstation. Mainly because of one game, WCW -vs- the world. I was big into professional wrestling at the time and my cousin had the game as soon as it came out. He brought it over to my house and I was blown away. They looked just like the real guys! You know, except all blobby and rectangular.

    My mom broke down and bought me the game/system for my birthday and I was maneuvering a blocky Hulk Hogan day and night.

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