14 Killer Cameos From The Adventures Of Pete And Pete

Pete & Pete was a masterpiece. It was vintage goofball Nickelodeon, called it quits before it got stale, and had an all-star lineup of celebrity cameos that only gets better with age:

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PETE & PETE Chris Elliot was a soothsaying meter reader. ILOWATTHOUR CRACKED COM Meter Man Ray is so good at his job, he can see the future. Specifically, he sees a nuclear holocaust.

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PETE & PETE James Rebhorn was Artie's archnemesis. He played John McFlemp, the supervillain leader of the International Adult Conspiracy. He heads up a tragically successful campaign to make the town turn on Artie.

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PETE & PETE J.K. Simmons was a stoic barber. CRACKED COM He shows up in the series finale, playing Big Pete's longtime barber who has never once uttered a single word. Pete figures out how to get him talking, and the two end up bonding (and... chugging lethal amounts of Barbicide).

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PETE & PETE Janeane Garofalo was an ornery English teacher. As Ms. Brackett, she's stumped by Ellen's relentless questioning of the education system, and the victim of relentless prank calls from Little Pete: they keep calling and saying I'm a ...blowhole. I know that's defined as a muscular flap

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PETE & PETE Steve Buscemi was a guidance counselor. Io Read All He appeared in three episodes as Mr. Hickle, Little Pete's uptight guidance counselor (and Ellen's dad). Most memorably, he wins a neighborhood prank war by broadcasting polka music into the Wrigley home via Mom's plate.

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PETE & PETE Michael Stipe was Mr. Tastee's nemesis. R.E.M. After the benevolent Mr. Tastee is mysteriously driven out of town, Big Pete meets one of his competitors: the curmudgeonly Captain Scrummy, purveyor of Sludgsicles.

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PETE & PETE Vincent Pastore was a pro bowling agent. CRACKED COM Right as Artie is winning a big bowling tournament, Vincent Park swoops in and recruits him to a pro bowling tour that's... apparently going on at that very moment?

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PETE & PETE David Johansen is a punk turned cop. NEW YORK DOLLS He plays the stern Park Ranger Thorsen, hell-bent on protecting forest critters from speeding cars: What chance do nature's furry little friends have against two tons of hurtling steal? You got an answer for that, Ahab?

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PETE & PETE Kate Pierson was an eccentric millionaire. THE B-52'S CRACKED COM She has a bit part in What We Did On Our Summer Vacation, where she plays a blind spinster wistfully recounting some ancient affair with Mr. Tastee: You never understood me, Leonard. You never really understood me.

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PETE & PETE Debbie Harry was a neighbor with a land mine problem. BLONDIE CRACKED COM She rudely refuses the Petes' land mine inspection service, until her dog is launched into the air by a land mine... ...which the Petes had just planted there. This show was dark, huh?

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PETE & PETE Gordon Gano was a (doomed) substitute teacher. VIOLENT FEMMES ZH After Ellen drives her math teacher literally insane by questioning the practicality of math itself in =Why?, Mr. Zank is the first in a long line of substitutes that she vanquishes with the simple question: why?

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PETE & PETE LL Cool J was a homeroom teacher:s T 4ea CRACKEDCO When Little Pete fakes food poisoning to get out of school, his teachers -- including homeroom teacher Mr. Throneberry - are utterly relieved to get some space.

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PETE & PETE Adam West was a prudish principal. CRACKEDGON He made a couple of appearances as the strict Principal Ken Swinger, a disciplinarian with a sign in his office that says Rules Set You Free.

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PETE & PETE Iggy Pop was Michelle Trachtenberg's dad. He shows up in five episodes as the oddball James Mecklenberg, occasionally referring to himself as Pop and even serenading his daughter at a school dance.

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