By Erin Podolsky
October 13, 2000 at 04:00 AM EDT

Before there was Malcolm in the middle of his wildly eccentric family, there was Pete — and Pete’s little brother, Pete. The Adventures of Pete and Pete ( first appeared on Nickelodeon as a series of shorts, later becoming a surreal TV series that ran for three years. Although the site’s bare-bones design is as dull as a chat with Endless Mike, it’s packed with quirky character profiles, an unparalleled guest-star roster (Patty Hearst? Yes, please!), and, best of all, a page dedicated to demystifying Artie, the Strongest Man in the World. B+