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This is a "Wild Mass Guess" entry, where we pull out all the sanity stops on theorizing. The regular entry on this topic is elsewhere. Please see this programme note.
The Adventures of Pete & Pete
Big Pete has been misremembering the order of events, a la Ted in How I Met Your Mother.
Making Pete a straight-up Unreliable Narrator sucks some of the fun out of the series, as it allows us to claim the weirdness of Wellsville is simply Pete making stuff up, and no one wants that. So the idea that Pete's striving to be truthful but has accidentally shuffled some of his stories around allows us to pretend that his relationship with Ellen makes a modicum of sense because it gives us license to reshuffle the romance episodes in any order we want. And after all, Pete's clearly not striving to create a coherent narrative—the series functions more as a series of anecdotes than an autobiography, so he's really got no reason to tell these in any order but the one he wants to.
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