When I was a kid, there were not many little girls named Nancy (and, in fact, there are even less today). Every girl at school was named Jennifer, Meghan, Emily, Sara or some version of Alissa. I did not like my name. I clung to the precious few Nancys who were available to me, most notably my homegirl Nancy Drew. And then there was this comic strip, that for reasons due most likely to sheer inertia, was still appearing the in the funny pages of the Providence Journal in the 1980s. I tried to make it work with Nancy, pretending to enjoy her adventures with Sluggo, but, obviously, this just sucked. Not funny. However, every once and a while a strip would come along that struck a little closer to home and would make me suspect that me and the polka-dotted girl were indeed kin.
Photos From The ‘the Adventures Of Pete And Pete’ Reunion
This past Friday, the creators and cast (sans Michelle Trachtenberg, alas) of “The Adventures of Pete and Pete,” the beloved Nickelodeon show that ran from 1993-1996, reunited at New York […]
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One of the major reasons I live in NYC is to be able to events historic events like a live Pete & Pete cast reunion at Bowery Ballroom. How did I miss this?
What ’80s/’90s toys did you want and not get?
My answer: Snoopy Sno Cone Machine. When I was about 20 years old, I saw one on sale in a Wal-Mart for $14.99. That blew my mind a little. Then, I realized that the Snoopy Sno Cone machine was not some extravagant luxury my parents couldn’t afford, but rather they instinctively knew this was a piece of crap that would never live up to the hype. So, I guess I’m glad I never got one. I guess.
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Would love a little more clarity on where, exactly, the books are going - but sure, why not? I’ve got nothing but fond memories of CYOA.