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The 50 Coolest Fictional Cities

29. Wellsville

First Appeared: The Adventures of Pete & Pete (Episode 1, "The King of the Road," November 28, 1993)
Founding Father: Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi
Notable Residents: Pete Wrigley, Pete Wrigley, Ellen Josephine Hickle, Artie (the Strongest Man in the World)

The Twin Peaks of children's television, the setting of the batshit Adventures of Pete & Pete will always be the small suburban town we wished we'd grown up in. It wasn't so different from our childhood upbringings, just exaggerated in the correct ways. It's like, instead of being molested by the creepy dude who lived next door and wore too-tight striped shirts, we'd have been best friends with him; he would've been the strongest man in the world. Instead of keeping our heads down and doing what our parents said, we would have gone out and had the dude behind the mall give us that forearm tattoo. We would've spent the night in the school and had adventures. It would've been beautiful. Or, isn't it beautiful to think so, at least?

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