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The Pee-wee Herman Show is back....
Houston Examiner ^ | August 17, 2009 | Jenna Trunzo

Posted on 08/18/2009 6:17:41 AM PDT by Willie Green

If you’ve been waiting since the ‘80’s to see an overstuffed talking chair catapult a suit clad man-child into a fantastic like sketch, you’re 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, “It’s 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."

That’s right; the long-awaited return of Pee-wee Herman has arrived and he is right back where he started…

~~~SNIP~~~

The Pee-wee franchise continued in 1986 when CBS premiered a series, Pee-wee’s 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 hadn’t succeeded in obliterating his and Pee-wee’s career. Reubens was arrested for masturbating in public, the kind of notoriety children’s 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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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Society; TV/Movies; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: cbs; culturewar; hollyweird; homosexualagenda; lavendermafia; nostalgia; paulrubens; peeweeherman; perverts; pornification; rapingmychildhood; seebs; viacom
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It must be part of Obama's "stimulus" plan....
1 posted on 08/18/2009 6:17:41 AM PDT by Willie Green
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To: All

Must admit, even tho’ I was a young adult when the show came out, I loved it.


2 posted on 08/18/2009 6:19:21 AM PDT by Maverick68 (w)
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To: Willie Green

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.


3 posted on 08/18/2009 6:20:06 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (this slope is getting slippereeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee...)
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To: Willie Green
His personal life notwithstanding, Paul Reubens is an immensely talented actor and he's been around for a while.

Trivia tidbit: Paul Reubens made a pre-Pee Wee cameo as one of the waiters in the restaurant where John Belushi and Dan Akroyd tossed shrimp at each other in 'The Blues Brothers'.
4 posted on 08/18/2009 6:23:39 AM PDT by mkjessup (Hey Comrade 0bama? No documentation = No eligibility, ok? Now GTF out of OUR White House!!!)
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To: Maverick68
I remember seeing this. Pee Wee was imaginative, for sure...
5 posted on 08/18/2009 6:26:22 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Maverick68

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?


6 posted on 08/18/2009 6:26:45 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (I am Legend)
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To: Willie Green

His show was funny when I was a kid.


7 posted on 08/18/2009 6:26:48 AM PDT by mysterio
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To: Willie Green

And with the Internet, he can keep his wanking private.


8 posted on 08/18/2009 6:29:16 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (It's a reliable source of information. 50,000 unstoppable watts.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=CA&hl=en&v=mwzEx0t-cmA


9 posted on 08/18/2009 6:29:31 AM PDT by mkjessup (Hey Comrade 0bama? No documentation = No eligibility, ok? Now GTF out of OUR White House!!!)
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To: Willie Green

“Big feet, big boots!”


10 posted on 08/18/2009 6:30:36 AM PDT by Crawdad (If you're in a fair fight, your tactics suck.)
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To: Willie Green; mysterio

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.


11 posted on 08/18/2009 6:31:21 AM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: Willie Green

Reubens did the voice of the spaceship in Flight of the Navigator (1986). It was a cute movie.


12 posted on 08/18/2009 6:35:24 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: Willie Green

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...


13 posted on 08/18/2009 6:38:30 AM PDT by truthkeeper ("Why oh why didn't I take the blue pill?")
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To: Willie Green

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?


14 posted on 08/18/2009 6:40:58 AM PDT by outlawjake
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To: truthkeeper; All

It came to me. Laurence Fishbourne was Captain Curtis, and Phil Hartman was one of the writers.


15 posted on 08/18/2009 6:41:11 AM PDT by truthkeeper ("Why oh why didn't I take the blue pill?")
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pee wee ping


16 posted on 08/18/2009 6:42:54 AM PDT by VastRWCon (Drill Baby Drill - Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: Willie Green

I guess if Vick has a right to a second chance Pee Wee does too.

Choking your chicken doesnt actually damage the chicken.


17 posted on 08/18/2009 6:47:51 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: All

I believe Phil Hartman was a character on Pee Wees Playhouse too.


18 posted on 08/18/2009 6:50:37 AM PDT by 4yearlurker
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To: Venturer

“Hey Michael, you’re a dog killer.”

“I know you are, but what am I?”


19 posted on 08/18/2009 6:50:37 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Maverick68

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.


20 posted on 08/18/2009 7:01:23 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: mkjessup

LOL!!!! He just cracks me up


21 posted on 08/18/2009 7:01:29 AM PDT by EmilyGeiger (The problem with socialism, is eventually you run out of other people's money. Margaret Thatcher)
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To: truthkeeper; All
And here is another Pee Wee trivia item:

The actor who portrayed the 'King of Cartoons'?

Noneother than the man who portrayed Dr. Richard Daystrom, creator of the M5 multitronic computer in 'The Ultimate Computer', Star Trek, The Original Series, the late esteemed William Marshall, RIP:
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22 posted on 08/18/2009 7:02:02 AM PDT by mkjessup (Hey Comrade 0bama? No documentation = No eligibility, ok? Now GTF out of OUR White House!!!)
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To: mkjessup
His personal life notwithstanding, Paul Reubens is an immensely talented actor and he's been around for a while.

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!

23 posted on 08/18/2009 7:03:00 AM PDT by rarestia ("One man with a gun can control 100 without one." - Lenin / MOLWN LABE!)
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To: DJ MacWoW

No kidding? I did not know that.


24 posted on 08/18/2009 7:05:16 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Willie Green
Just yesterday I was discussing the subject of theft from Massachusetts public libraries with a librarian and learned that it's a felony to steal so much as a magazine from one. And the possesion of kiddie porn is a misdemeanor?
25 posted on 08/18/2009 7:06:15 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Christian+Veteran=Terrorist)
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To: truthkeeper

Laurence Fishburn played Cowboy Curtis


26 posted on 08/18/2009 7:09:36 AM PDT by PrincessB (The comments written under this section shall not be treated as comments)
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To: brytlea

I don’t think the movie would be half as good without him.


27 posted on 08/18/2009 7:10:01 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: truthkeeper
Lawrence Fishburn played Cowboy Curtis.

My wife and I loved Pee-Wees Playhouse.

Cowboy Curtis Pictures, Images and Photos
28 posted on 08/18/2009 7:10:48 AM PDT by marine86297 (I'll never forgive Clinton for Somalia, my blood is on his hands)
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To: PrincessB

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!


29 posted on 08/18/2009 7:16:10 AM PDT by outhousepatrol
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To: DJ MacWoW

That’s one I have not watched in awhile and could watch again! Thanks for the reminder. :)


30 posted on 08/18/2009 7:19:47 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: stylecouncilor

ping


31 posted on 08/18/2009 7:21:31 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: brytlea

I just watched it with the 5 year old granddaughter. I think I enjoyed it more than she did. LOL


32 posted on 08/18/2009 7:21:43 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: outlawjake
You must be thinking of someone else. Paul Rubin (aka Pee Wee) was arrested for masturbating in an adult (X rated) theatre where they were showing an “adult” film.
33 posted on 08/18/2009 7:22:34 AM PDT by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed, so how could it be redistributed?)
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To: Willie Green

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.


34 posted on 08/18/2009 7:23:50 AM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: Gay State Conservative
See Post #33. I believe the charge was indecent exposure while masturbating to an ADULT X rated film in an X rated theatre.
35 posted on 08/18/2009 7:24:49 AM PDT by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed, so how could it be redistributed?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“POTUS as the “new” Pee Wee.”

P. B. HusseinO (can someone please photo shop this concept)


36 posted on 08/18/2009 8:08:12 AM PDT by beefree
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To: Venturer
Choking your chicken doesnt actually damage the chicken.

Just don't yank too hard or you'll circumcise its pecker.


37 posted on 08/18/2009 8:15:42 AM PDT by Willie Green (Go Pat Go!!!)
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To: rarestia
With regards to his indiscretions, so what?

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?

38 posted on 08/18/2009 8:19:12 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Christian+Veteran=Terrorist)
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To: allmendream
See Post #33. I believe the charge was indecent exposure while masturbating to an ADULT X rated film in an X rated theatre.

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.

39 posted on 08/18/2009 8:30:01 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Christian+Veteran=Terrorist)
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To: truthkeeper
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.

40 posted on 08/18/2009 8:30:19 AM PDT by Willie Green (Go Pat Go!!!)
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To: Willie Green

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!


41 posted on 08/18/2009 8:39:12 AM PDT by Big Red Clay (Greetings from the Big Red State)
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To: Big Red Clay
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!

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!!!

42 posted on 08/18/2009 8:48:16 AM PDT by Willie Green (Go Pat Go!!!)
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To: Willie Green

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
http://74.6.239.67/search/cache?ei=UTF-8&p=mike+pee+wee+dukakis&fr=yfp-t-701&u=www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx%3Fref%3D234652&w=mike+michael+pee+wee+dukakis&d=Zz6KORlMTS1F&icp=1&.intl=us

>>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.

http://74.6.239.67/search/cache?ei=UTF-8&p=mike+pee+wee+dukakis&fr=yfp-t-701&u=cltg.org/cltg/cltg98-2/cltg98-10-09.html&w=mike+michael+pee+wee+dukakis&d=IpGzchlMTSZs&icp=1&.intl=us

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...)


43 posted on 08/18/2009 8:53:32 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: PrincessB
"Laurence Fishburn played Cowboy Curtis".... It's a long way to CSI.....
44 posted on 08/18/2009 8:54:08 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: raccoonradio
If you see The Blues Brothers there's a scene in a restaurant where Jake and Elwood barge in, and try to get their old horn player, now a maitre d', to re-join the band. One waiter looks very familiar: It's Paul Reubens (but not as Pee Wee)


45 posted on 08/18/2009 8:56:33 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: PrincessB

46 posted on 08/18/2009 8:57:04 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Willie Green

47 posted on 08/18/2009 9:01:03 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: outlawjake
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?

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?

48 posted on 08/18/2009 9:04:02 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: Gay State Conservative
"Kiddie porn",I think,is the commonly used term.And now he wants to do kid shows again?

I did some further research. The child porn case involved pics of a 17 year old boy.

49 posted on 08/18/2009 9:13:16 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: PapaBear3625

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...

http://www.findadeath.com/Deceased/p/Pee%20Wee%20Herman/pee__wee_herman.htm

>>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.”


50 posted on 08/18/2009 9:13:33 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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