If Endless Mike; Artie, the strongest man in the world; or the name Petunia mean anything to you — or you want to know where Mr. Tastee goes in winter — there's a chance you're a fan of 1990s Nickelodeon show The Adventures of Pete & Pete.
This upended and surreal indie suburban sitcom followed Pete (Michael Maronna) and his brother Pete (Danny Tamberelli) as they navigated life in the fictional town of Wellsville — probably based on Wellsville, N.Y. — with their friends and family (including mom and the plate in mom's head).
It was one of the most original and creative shows for kids and teens on TV — it ran for three seasons from 1993 to 1996 — and featured musical acts and guest stars ranging from recurring characters like Adam West as Principal Ken Schwinger and Iggy Pop as Nona F. Mecklenberg's (Michelle Trachtenberg) father to guest appearances from the likes of Blondie's Debbie Harry, Janeane Garofalo, J.K. Simmons and R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe.
If you've missed Pete and Pete, Maronna and Tamberelli are coming to Cincinnati in September for "90s Night with Danny Tamberelli & Michael C. Maronna" at Taft's Ale House. Really. According to the description, their performance will blend audio, visuals and on-stage interactions for "optimal nostalgia." They will critique some old TV shorts, read scenes with audience members, play their favorite '90s tunes and host a meet and greet. For ages 21 and up.
8 p.m. doors; 9 p.m.-midnight show Sept. 20. $15. Taft's Ale House, 1429 Race St., Over-the-Rhine, facebook.com/dannyandmike.