According to the Wiki, there's at least 2 Pistol Pete mascots each year to divide up the appearances and duties.
And Deertick doing gymnastics and push ups? I can't believe he did anything acrobatic or more energetic than waving. Mean, ornery Cowboy characters don't do all that sissy stuff.
And didn't he get passed over his first year, or 2? He definitely wasn't Pete all 4 years he was there.
I wonder if he went to the reunion last year? As someone formerly on TV, you'd think they'd have interviewed him as a "celebrity".