Pee-Wee's Playhouse

Camping Out

Season 5, Ep 8, Aired 10/27/90
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  • Episode Description
  • Pee-wee goes on a camping trip with Cowboy Curtis and leaves Mrs. Rene to house-sit the Playhouse. Pee-wee and Cowboy Curtis ride horses, roast wieners, and sleep under the stars. Curtis does his best to "show" Pee-wee a good time, and Pee-wee thinks Curtis is lucky to be a cowboy!

  • Cast & Crew
  • John Paragon

  • Paul Reubens

  • Alison Mork

    Chairry, Chandelier, Chicky Baby, Magic Screen,

  • George McGrath

    Fish, Flower, Globey

  • Kevin Carlson (II)

    Clockey, Conky, Floory

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • This is one of the best episodes in the series!

    By KingCAWisma, Jul 13, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • Cowboy Curtis: Y'know, it's important that we take care of nature, Pee-wee, by not litterin' and not pollutin' our waters and streams. Pee-wee: Well, that way, all this natural beauty will remain natural for generations to come. (echoes last word) Hey! (echoes again) Listen! (echoes again) It's an echo! (echoes again) Cowboy Curtis: You can say that again! (echoes) Pee-wee: Echoey! (echoes again) Cowboy Curtis: Y'oughta have an echo in every show! (Pee-wee screams, and his scream echoes around the canyon)

    • (Pee-wee and Cowboy Curtis have a weenie roast)
      Pee-wee: Would you pass me a bun, Cowboy Curtis?
      Cowboy Curtis: I thought you brought the buns.
      Pee-wee: I thought you brought the buns.
      Cowboy Curtis: Well, I didn't bring the buns, because I thought you were gonna bring the buns.
      Pee-wee: Well, I didn't bring the buns, because I thought you were gonna bring the buns.
      Cowboy Curtis: Well, I brought the wieners!
      Pee-wee: Well, then why didn't ya bring the buns?!
      Cowboy Curtis: I didn't bring the buns, because I--! Look here, Pee-wee, let's just forget about the buns! Okay?!
      Pee-wee: Okay! Fine.
      Cowboy Curtis: Fine.
      Pee-wee: Fine.
      (he sets his wiener on his plate)
      Pee-wee: Would you pass me some mustard, please, Cowboy Curtis?
      Cowboy Curtis: I thought you were gonna bring the mustard.
      (Pee-wee does a triple-take, and both laugh)

    Notes (5)

    • Featured Cartoon: Balloon Land (1935) This is the final episode to feature a cartoon. It was also shown in 1981's The Pee-wee Herman Show.

    • This is the last episode where Pee-wee uses the Picture Phone.

    • In this episode, a clip of the PBS show, Sesame Street, is shown in the refrigerator sketch.

    • This episode features the final appearances of Mrs. Rene and Cowboy Curtis (aside from flashbacks in future episodes).

    • After being aired once on CBS, this episode didn't air on television again until the series hit reruns on Fox Family in 1998.

    Trivia (3)

    • The secret word is said and screamed at 9 times.

    • Globey obtains the secret word from Conky instead of Pee-wee.

    • The animation seen at the beginning of this episode is called Allegretto (1936).

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