Pee-Wee's Playhouse

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 5 : Ep 10

    Playhouse for Sale

    Aired 11/10/90

  • S 5 : Ep 9

    Something to Do

    Aired 11/3/90

  • S 5 : Ep 8

    Camping Out

    Aired 10/27/90

  • S 5 : Ep 7

    Fun, Fun, Fun

    Aired 10/20/90

  • S 5 : Ep 6

    Accidental Playhouse

    Aired 10/13/90

  • Cast & Crew
  • Laurence Fishburne

    Cowboy Curtis (seasons 1, 2, 4, and 5)

  • Phil Hartman

    Captain Carl (season 1)

  • Paul Reubens

    Pee-wee Herman

  • Natasha Lyonne

    Opal (season 1)

  • Gregory Harrison

    Conky, Knucklehead (season 1)

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  • Pee-wee's Playhouse stars Pee-wee Herman (played by Paul Reubens, voice of Lock in The Nightmare Before Christmas) and a crazy cast of characters from all over Puppetland. Each episode usually teaches a lesson to the viewer such has how to stay healthy or how to make friends. Pee-wee's Playhouse is aimed at children but can be enjoyed by all ages with its great sense of humor. For example, each episode has a secret word. Whenever anyone says the secret word, everyone screams as loud as they can. Main Title Theme Song Written by George McGrath, Mark Mothersbaugh, and Paul Reubens; performed by Ellen Shaw Lyrics Come on in, and pull yourself up a chair (like Chairry!) Let the fun begin, it's time to let down your hair Pee-wee's so excited, 'Cause all his friends have been invited (that's you!) To go wacky, at Pee-wee's Playhouse There's a crazy rhythm, comin' from Puppetland (what's that?) Dirty Dog, Cool Cat, and Chicky Baby are the Puppet Band (yeah!) He's got a couple of talkin' fish, And a genie who'll grant a wish Golly, it's cuckoo at Pee-wee's Playhouse Globey's spinnin', Mr. Window's grinnin' 'Cause Pterri's flyin' by (hello!) The Flowers are singin', the Picture Phone is ringin', And the Dinosaur family goes, "Hi!" Mr. Kite's soarin', Conky's still a snorin', There's the flashing Magic Screen The Cowntess is so classy, Randy's kinda sassy A nuttier establishment you've never seen! Spend the day with Pee-wee, and you'll see what we mean! (Come on!) Get outta bed, there'll be no more nappin' (Wake up!) 'Cause you've landed in a place where anything can happen Now we've given you fair warnin' It's gonna be that kind of mornin' For bein' wacky For getting nutty Golly, it's cuckoo At Pee-wee's Playhousemoreless

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  • Quotes (98)

    • Randy: Hi, Pee-wee! Hi, Puh-Terri! Pee-wee: That's pronounced "Terry". The "p" is silent. Randy: OK, Ee-wee.

    • Knucklehead: Knock, knock. Pee-wee: Who's there? Knucklehead: Dwayne. Pee-wee: Dwayne who? Knucklehead: Dwayne the bathtub, I'm dwowning.

    • Captain Carl: Boy, what I wouldn't do for a platter of pupus!

    • Knucklehead: Knock, knock. Pee-wee: Who's there? Knucklehead: How are ya? Pee-wee: How are ya who? Knucklehead: How are ya gonna decide who to take to dinner? (Pee-wee is shocked, and Knucklehead starts to laugh and hop away.) Pee-wee: I don't know!

    • Captain Carl: You know, Pee-wee, there's a real twisted side to you. Pee-wee: Thanks, Captain Carl! Captain Carl: You're welcome!

    • Daryl: What's your name, kid?
      Pee-wee: Pee-wee Herman.
      Daryl: Well, you listen to me, Pee-wee Herman. Making prank phone calls is against the law! If I wasn't such a nice guy, I'd take you downtown and throw ya into jail! And you'd have a criminal record for the rest of your life. Would ya like that?
      Pee-wee: No, sir. I mean, no, officer!
      Daryl: Yeah. All right. I'll let you go this time. But next time, you're goin' to jail.

    • Pee-wee: Jambi, please. I wish it would stop raining. I wish it would stop raining! Jambi: You only get one wish. (laughs)

    • Miss Yvonne: (On the picture phone with Pee-wee) I called to let you know that I'm not able to come today because of the rain. Pee-wee: Well, then I'll just take a rain check.

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    Notes (115)

    • Featured Cartoon: The Fresh Vegetable Mystery (1939)

    • This marks the first time Pee-wee shows his foil ball.

    • The silver fish is portrayed by Rick Heitzman, and the gold fish is portrayed by George McGrath.

    • The Dinosaur Family is portrayed by the following: Kevin Carlson (Red Dinosaur) Ric Heitzman (Blue Dinosaur) George McGrath (Green Dinosaur)

    • Featured Cartoon: Ants in the Plants (1940)

    • This episode marks the first time Pee-wee's ant farm is seen.

    • Featured Cartoon: Summertime (1935)

    • This episode marks the first time Pee-wee's exercise belt is seen.

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    Trivia (115)

    • The secret word is said and screamed at five times in this episode.

    • When the Salesman comes to the door, he says, "I'm going door to door to make you this incredible offer! I'm sure you're wondering by now just what it is I..." "Door" is the secret word, but only Pee-wee screams, and only because of the Salesman.

    • The secret word is said and screamed at seven times in this episode.

    • Big Question: Why do cows have bells? Answer: Because their horns don't work.

    • In the close-up shot of the flowers, one of the puppeteers' arms is visible.

    • The secret word is said and screamed at six times in this episode.

    • This is George McGrath's first on-camera appearance. He plays the housewife's husband, Daryl, the police officer. His other on-screen appearance is in "Playhouse in Outer Space" where he portrays Zyzzybalubah.

    • This is Alison Mork's only on-camera appearance. She plays the over-the-picturephone housewife, speaking in her normal voice.

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    Allusions (35)

    • Pee-wee Says is a pun on the game, Simon Says.

    • The scotch tape on Pee-wee's face is a reference to a scene from the motion picture, Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985).

    • The melody of the clock music heard in the Big Question game show sounds like the theme from the quiz show, Jeopardy!

    • Title: Luau for Two The title of this episode is a pun on the phrase, "table for two".

    • Bambi When Magic Screen pretends to be a deer, Pee-wee calls her Bambi, which is the name of the titular deer in the 1942 Walt Disney film of the same name.

    • New York, New York Pee-wee reads in the pen-pal letter from New York, "If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. It's up to you." These words are similar to the lyrics from Frank Sinatra's famous 1950's song, "New York, New York".

    • Title: The Gang's All Here The episode title is an allusion to the song, "Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here".

    • "Open says me" is a pun of the quote from Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves, "Open sesame."

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  • Fan Reviews (41)
  • Kiddy Adult Show!

    By anastasia1243, Feb 08, 2014

  • Ah, truly a great show.

    By marbles01, Mar 28, 2008

  • Peewee is a teacher and a character!

    By T_VFan, Apr 30, 2012

  • Pee Wee's Playhouse - the solution for kids who have yet to "break out of their shell"

    By iLoveOlivier, Sep 23, 2010

  • This show is my only reason to keep on living.

    By jwilkinson20, Sep 28, 2008

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