A Slice of History From Detroit Rock City

If you were a kid who spent most of their TV watching time obsessed with the old Nickelodeon lineup, you most likely made the tune-in for ‘The Adventures of Pete & Pete,’ a classic which harbors a laundry-list of cameos and guest starring roles, including Donovan, Debbie Harry, LL Cool J, Michael Stipe, and more.  Perhaps one of the most memorable guest appearances came from none other than James Newell Osterberg, Jr. (known by most as Iggy Pop), who played the role of James Mecklenberg for five episodes of the series.  James Mecklenberg was the father of Michelle Trachtenberg’s character, Nona F. Mecklenberg (who loved her itchy cast and wanted to change her middle name to ‘Forklift’), and proved just how much of a bad-ass dad he was when he sang to Nona at the school dance in the memorable episode clip you can watch below.  It’s no ‘Raw Power,’ but it is fantastic none-the-less.

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