Pee-Wee's Playhouse

CBS (ended 1991)



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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
Johann Carlo

Johann Carlo

Dixie (season 1)

Shirley Stoler

Shirley Stoler

Mrs. Steve (season 1)

Phil Hartman

Phil Hartman

Captain Carl (season 1)

S. Epatha Merkerson

S. Epatha Merkerson


Paul Reubens

Paul Reubens

Pee-wee Herman

William Marshall

William Marshall

King of Cartoons (seasons 2-5)

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  • Kiddy Adult Show!

    1st ep (10)
  • Ah, truly a great show.

    Pee-wee's Playhouse is a classic as it's one of the only shows aimed at young children that most adults might also be able to enjoy. The show has an insane cast of characters. One of my favourites is the genie, Jambi. However no character can beat that of pop culture icon Pee-wee Herman, Pee-wee is likely an adult but with a childlike personality and is played by Paul Reubens. Reuben's has appeared in quite a few of Tim Burton's films. These include Batman Returns, The Nightmare Before Christmas and of course Pee-wee's Big Adventure. Another notable thing about this show is that Rob Zombie, who is now a heavy metal musician and filmmaker, was a production assistant of this show.moreless
  • Peewee is a teacher and a character!

    He is multi talented and hilarious. A must for children.
  • Pee Wee's Playhouse - the solution for kids who have yet to "break out of their shell"

    Phew, so much to review! First off, Pee Wee Herman is probably one of the biggest influences on my humor. So as a young adult, I love watching the Playhouse episodes. I immediately go back to that period where life literally revolved around recess time and popsicles. As a child, I totally embraced the craziness of Pee Wee - the word of the day, randomn dance party, ice cream soup, connect the dots (la-la-la), giant underwear. The show had come and gone by my childhood, but for some reason, I could not get enough of it. Even my parents thought it was weird and didn't know why I loved it so much. Haha, I even had a Pee Wee Herman doll with a pulley-string in the back that made him speak. For me at least, it totally captures a simpler time in my life where screaming at the tv was the funnest thing ever!moreless
  • This show is my only reason to keep on living.

    You know what, I don't care WHAT Pee Wee Herman did. This show is amazing and should have never been canceled.

    First of all, the humor is incredible.

    Second of all, it's so creative! The setting, characters and plot are amazing!

    I could watch this show for hours on end without getting tired of it.

    And NO, I AM NOT JOKING. This review is completely serious. I am completely serious.

    Oh, not to mention, they taught me how to make FRUIT CUBES! Hello!? How would I go on living WITHOUT knowing how to make fruit cubes!

    So, in conclusion, out of 10, I rate this show a 12.moreless

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    Reubens will reprise his role as the titular Pee-Wee in the vacation-centric flick.


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    Animation, Comedy, Kids


    for the nostalgic, funny fantasies, Grade Schoolers, breaking the fourth wall, kids hijinks