Artie is the Strongest Man in the World, apparently, and without contest, in the Pete & Pete Universe. The Adventures of Pete & Pete was a golden age Nickelodeon afternoon drama that aired from 1993-1996. The show's loose premise and surreal elements made the show a favorite for many teenagers. A good exaple of just how downright bizarre the show was, was the presence of Artie- a grown man in undersized pajamas who hung out with the children of Wellsville. It was never made clear if he was real or imaginary or literal or symbolic, or even as creepy as he seemed, but his presence was never questioned in canon.