Pop My Culture #117: Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi

Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi (co-creators of The Adventures of Pete and Pete) join Cole and Vanessa to talk The Expendables 3, NKOTB vs. Canada, lyric interpretation, “malookas,” Petunia tattoos, The Psychedelic Furs, eating ChapStick, drinking creme de menthe in the woods, garnishing wages, science degrees, Sanjay and Craig, Nickelodeon, Steve Buscemi, Michael Douglas’ oral sex debacle, the end of summer, and what it would be like if the Pete and Pete characters were in the Mad Men universe.


Leave your answer to the firsts question (the first rule you can remember rebelling against in the childhood) on our website for a chance to win seasons 1 & 2 DVDs of The Adventures of Pete and Pete signed by Will and Chris!



  • My earliest memory of rebellion is from when I was about 3 years old. I very clearly remember sitting on the exam table in my pediatricians office. He was explaining that I needed to drink a small cup of medicine he was handing me. I remember being very concerned that it would taste awful (as medicine usually does). I asked him if it would taste bad and he very cheerily assured me it would not. He said it would taste yummy, so I took a gulp. It didn’t. I immediately spit it out, unfortunately for the doctor, all down his white coat. My mother began laughing and asked why I had done that. I remember it being so obvious to me. He said it wouldn’t taste bad. It did. Our agreement was voided.

  • Vanessa, you can pretend to be Ygritte any time you want!!

    Oh shit, does this mean Jon Snow will contract throat cancer in a future episode?

    Ygritte: You know nothin’, Jon Snow.
    Jon: By the “Old Gods and the New” I know how to make you howl louder than Ghost!