Revisiting the TV you loved as a kid generally leads to one of two things — realizing that you had horrible taste in elementary school, or being pleasantly surprised by how well your old favorites hold up. Happily, Nickelodeon’s eccentric, proto-hipster sitcom The Adventures of Pete & Pete is bound to inspire the second reaction — especially once you’re old (and wise) enough to recognize its guest appearances by unlikely stars including Michael Stipe, Iggy Pop, Janeane Garofalo, and Steve Buscemi.
It’s no surprise, then, that the ultra-hip SF Sketchfest chose to stage a Pete & Pete reunion in San Francisco last month. But before the cast appeared before a cheering crowd of ’80s babies, they stopped by a local bar for a pre-show drink — and Funny or Die’s cameras were there to capture everything that followed.
Who ended up starting an artisanal box-making business… after spending a lengthy stint in jail? Who’s experimenting with slightly more adult catchphrases (read: “F— you!”)? Who’s utterly, even depressingly normal? You’ll find the answers to those questions in the video below, but be warned — once you’ve seen Not-So-Little Pete showing off a scabby, homemade Petunia tattoo, you can never un-see it.