Skip to comments.The Pee-wee Herman Show is back....
Posted on 08/18/2009 6:17:41 AM PDT by Willie Green
If youve been waiting since the 80s to see an overstuffed talking chair catapult a suit clad man-child into a fantastic like sketch, youre day has finally come. The Pee-wee Herman Show is back and this time, Paul Reubens promises to keep it in his gray polyesters. Reubens said, Its time . I've put part of him away for a long time, but part of him has always been here with me. I think it will be like riding a bike - which is not a bad analogy for Pee-wee, by the way."
Thats right; the long-awaited return of Pee-wee Herman has arrived and he is right back where he started
The Pee-wee franchise continued in 1986 when CBS premiered a series, Pee-wees Playhouse, based on the original stage show. The series went on to air for 5 seasons, earning 22 Emmy Awards. It had the potential to continue its limelight success, if in July of 1991, Paul Reubens hadnt succeeded in obliterating his and Pee-wees career. Reubens was arrested for masturbating in public, the kind of notoriety childrens stars should avoid, essentially retiring Pee-wee instantly. Then in 2004, Reubens pled guilty to misdemeanor charges of possessing obscene materials of minors engaged in sexual conduct. At least we know why he named his alter ego character Pee-wee. (Insert guttural Ha ha
I know you are, but what am I?)
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Must admit, even tho’ I was a young adult when the show came out, I loved it.
ogawd so ‘old millenium.’ I can’t imagine what a pee wee for the new millenium would be like. either really lame or really bizarre.
I did too. My oldest son was born in 1986. So that gave me the excuse to watch it.
And I did.
So now.... They want to revise the Pee Wee Herman shows? Great idea. And in the interests of cultural diversity.... I suggest they select our very own POTUS as the “new” Pee Wee.
The visual similarities are amazing. Put Obama in a gray suit and bow tie..... How would anyone know the difference?
His show was funny when I was a kid.
And with the Internet, he can keep his wanking private.
“Big feet, big boots!”
I last saw Paul Reubens on an episode of “Hung,” playing the hen-pecked husband of the main protagonist’s client. For a moment, I thought that HE would be the client and almost turned it off.
Reubens did the voice of the spaceship in Flight of the Navigator (1986). It was a cute movie.
I used to watch this show with my daughter when she was little...it cracked me me up. Who was the famous actor who got his start on it? Memory fails me...
so a guy who was a registered sex offender and was arrested for possession of child porn is going to be doing a kids show?
It came to me. Laurence Fishbourne was Captain Curtis, and Phil Hartman was one of the writers.
pee wee ping
I guess if Vick has a right to a second chance Pee Wee does too.
Choking your chicken doesnt actually damage the chicken.
I believe Phil Hartman was a character on Pee Wees Playhouse too.
“Hey Michael, you’re a dog killer.”
“I know you are, but what am I?”
Watched it with my kids, we all thought it was hilarious. Not sure if I would enjoy it now, just because of the yuck factor. Too bad, the guy is very talented.
LOL!!!! He just cracks me up
I agree wholeheartedly! His role in Blow, for instance, was incredibly well-done, and he continues to be an icon from my childhood, anyway. I would gladly have my yet-to-exist children grow up with his shows. It's better than most of the garbage on TV nowadays anyway.
With regards to his indiscretions, so what? I agree that it's somewhat inappropriate to be hosting a kids show after being caught with porno, but the man ducked out of the limelight completely and has quietly re-emerged as a humbled person. I'm glad he's dusting off the bowtie and the funny outfit. Pee Wee Herman is a hoot!
No kidding? I did not know that.
Laurence Fishburn played Cowboy Curtis
I don’t think the movie would be half as good without him.
Q What is the difference between Pee Wee Herman and the cop that busted him in the theater for “wacking off”?
A Pee Wee didn’t see the cop coming!
That’s one I have not watched in awhile and could watch again! Thanks for the reminder. :)
I just watched it with the 5 year old granddaughter. I think I enjoyed it more than she did. LOL
FWIW, before becoming an actual kid’s show, Pee Wee’s Playhouse was a risque night club act. I saw one on HBO. It was full of double entendres and very funny, but not for kids.
A few of the gags:
Pee Wee and his buddy put on shoe mirrors to try and see the underwear up a girl’s dress. She tells them “I’m not wearing underwear.”
Pee Wee gets a fan letter from a guy and about half way through the guy says, “In fact, the other guys kid me that you are my girlfriend.” It’s signed “Lou, from prison.”
Prior to Robot Chicken, which follows the formula of taking cartoon characters like the Flintstones and having them kill each other, PeeWee Herman was very odd, and came at you sideways. It was both very innocent and very perverse at the same time.
My reaction when he was arrested was, “So?” but I was familiar with his very early work where half the jokes were about masturbation.
“POTUS as the new Pee Wee.”
P. B. HusseinO (can someone please photo shop this concept)
Choking your chicken doesnt actually damage the chicken.
Just don't yank too hard or you'll circumcise its pecker.
So what?? (GSC smacks himself on the forehead).
I agree that it's somewhat inappropriate to be hosting a kids show after being caught with porno
Make that read "child porno",please!
..but the man...has quietly re-emerged as a humbled person
You sure of that? So he now directs his "energies" toward age-appropriate adult females and does so only in private? How much would you wager that that's the case? Would you allow him to babysit your 5 year old now? Or ever?
OK.But then there's that "small" matter in '04."Kiddie porn",I think,is the commonly used term.And now he wants to do kid shows again? Oh well,I guess it won't be long before OJ is doing a series on the evils of domestic violence.
Who was the famous actor who got his start on it? Memory fails me...
Bill Klinton used to perform Reuben's act in the Oval Office...
but I don't think PeeWee ever got credit for it.
Laurence Fishburne played Cowboy Curtis if I remember correctly.
That show premiered when I was in college. There was always a bunch of hungover guys on my dorm floor rolling out to catch PeeWee on Saturday morning cuz that show was so darn funny. That was back in the days when most college kids could not afford a VCR. Geez I’m old!
There was always a bunch of hungover guys on my dorm floor rolling out to catch PeeWee on Saturday morning cuz that show was so darn funny. That was back in the days when most college kids could not afford a VCR. Geez Im old!
We used to watch reruns of Green Acres...
That was back in the days when most college kids couldn't afford a handheld calculator.
You're just a youngster!!!
Mike Dukakis had the nickname Pee Wee pinned on him, probably by Howie Carr, perhaps due to his slight, suit-wearing image. The old Jerry Williams show used to play a doctored bit of
the Pee Wee Show:
PEE WEE HERMAN: “here’s today’s secret word”
MIKE DUKAKIS: “...taxes”
(SFX: Woman screaming)
PEE WEE HERMAN: “...so when you hear today’s secret
word...scream real loud!”
Harvard Crimson, 1990
>>Conservatives Attack Dukakis’ Defenders
Boston Herald columnist Howie Carr blamed the problem in state government on a group of unscrupulous politicians who use public office for their own personal financial gain. He began his talk with an attack on Governor Michael S. Dukakis, whom he regularly calls “Pee Wee.”
From a Howie Carr column on the departure of Jerry
Williams from WRKO:
>>Even Jerry’s arch-nemesis, Pee Wee Dukakis, was a listener going all the way back to his college days at Swarthmore.
So, when the name of Pee Wee Herman comes up I can only think of Mike Dukakis. (And when the name of Mike Dukakis
comes up I can only think of that ride in the tank...)
Thank you. As I was scrolling down the thread, I was wondering if I was the only one who thought this was an intensely BAD idea.
Take somebody who likes kiddie porn and make him a trusted icon for children across the US? Are they INSANE?
I did some further research. The child porn case involved pics of a 17 year old boy.
technically it was adult porn not kiddie porn as I understand it but yes, since it’s a kid’s show the whole image thing...
>>Obviously not getting enough stimulation at the folks house, he ventured to the South Trail Cinema, an adult XXX movie theater nearby. It was around 10pm, and Reubens settled down to a happy heaping helping of the titty flick, “Nurse Nancy.”
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