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The Good, the Bad, and the Lucky 

TV-Y | | Comedy, Drama | Episode aired 1995
Little Pete tries to recharge his lucky penny to counteract his string of bad luck which includes his archnemesis Pit Stain and his associates.


Atticus Chance


Will McRobb (creator)


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Episode credited cast:
Michael C. Maronna ... Big Pete Wrigley
Danny Tamberelli ... Little Pete Wrigley
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yull Neri Borda Yull Neri Borda ... Drawstring
Helen Davidson Helen Davidson ... Hairnet
Alison Fanelli ... Ellen Hickle
Judy Grafe ... Judy Wrigley
Maris Hudson Maris Hudson ... Monica
Eric Kushnick ... Fran 'Pit Stain' Jones
Henry W. Laster Henry W. Laster ... Henry
Hardy Rawls ... Don Wrigley
Justin Restivo Justin Restivo ... Wayne Pardue
Michelle Trachtenberg ... Nona Mecklenberg
Damian Young ... Bus Driver Stu Benedict


Little Pete's lucky penny has just run out of luck just when he needs it the most to counteract his attempts to get his prank on with cherry-soda splurts from Dad and icebox snowballs from his archnemesis, Pit Stain. His string of bad luck included back hair, natural catastrophes, and man-made disasters. Nona suggests that they try to recharge it at Smedley Ravine on Monica's suggestion that he lies low, but Pit Stain pins him down. Big Pete explains that Pit Stain hates Little Pete for giving him his nickname from the glandular disorder on his underarms. When Little Pete attempt to get his penny to prevent the train from derailing, Pit Stain and his associates trail them. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama



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1995 (USA) See more »

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Wellsville Productions See more »
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Did You Know?


Fran "Pit Stain" Jones is Little Pete's recurring arch nemesis who is dedicated to destroying the kid because he gave him, his nickname due to his glandular disorders under his arms. Thus it gives him huge armpit stains on his shirt. See more »


Wayne Pardue: Hey Pit Stain. Penny for your thoughts.
Fran 'Pit Stain' Jones: Here's one for free. I know where you LIVE.
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Music by Richard Harvey
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The story just was not that interesting.
27 January 2015 | by kfo9494See all my reviews

In this episode, Little Pete has always had this special kind of luck which he believes comes from a penny that has two heads. Now all of the sudden the lucky penny appears to have lost its powers. Pete's luck is down and he has to think of a way to get his luck back.

He has been told that having a train run over a penny makes the penny lucky. So Pete, Monica, Nona and Wayne set out for the railroad tracks so that a train can run over the penny and bring back his luck. But after placing the penny, bus driver Stu tells him that it might derail the train causing a wreck. So the four set off again to remove the penny from the track. But this time that have Pit Stain, Pete's enemy, following.

The story just was not that interesting plus it appeared that the acting was suspicious in the show. There was actually a rough time when the kids start heading off to retrieve the penny that should have been re-shot by the director. But there was also some nice scenes, one that was funny was when Monica tells Nona what she thinks of her lucky underpants. But overall, this did not have the excitement or feel of other episodes. It was too long a journey with someone showing up at unbelievable right moments. A weaker offering that usual.

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