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Pee-Wee's Playhouse

Season 1 Episode 9

Monster in the Playhouse

Aired Saturday 10:00 AM Nov 08, 1986 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Monster in the Playhouse
"Look" out because Mrs. Steve reports that there is a giant, one-eyed monster in town! He appears in the Playhouse, on the loose, and scares everyone! After Pee-wee makes the monster a snack, and Jambi grants Pee-wee's wish to understand the monster, the whole gang has a new friend! They even play a game of golf.moreless

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  • Never be afraid of someone before you even know them, especially monsters.

    The reason I classified this episode as "informative" is because it teaches a lesson on how to overcome your fears. Pee-wee tells his friends and us viewers that he used to be scared of the dark. Almost everybody gets frightened of the dark once in a while.

    I first saw this episode during Halloween season on Fox Family (which is now ABC Family) - the perfect time for monsters. When Roger began to speak, all of us can understand what he was saying. Even if you have nightmares about monsters, I would suggest you make them more friendly like Roger and get to know them more, not judge them how they look.

    This episode has a lesson for all of us who are scared of things like monsters and the dark.moreless
  • I fine episode. I love it. I bet people would love this episode.

    "rrrrrrrrr." Monster: "(screams) Monster: she said the secret word.

    That monster is not a monster. I love this episode.

    A great episode if you love Pee-Wee. First before he was in a kid show, Pee-Wee's Playhouse was a adult comedy. It was live on stage. A person who was watching it live said he should be a kid show. So it was. Pee-Wee is back on Cartoon Network at

    11:00 PM. Or if you own Dish it is 8:00 PM. These are the numbers to it

    Cartoon Network (dish): Channle 176

    Cartoon Network (cable): Channle 42

    East Dish: 11:00 PM

    East Cable: 2:00 AM

    West Dish: 8:00 PM

    West Cable: 11:00 PM


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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • In the pen-pal letter from New York, it says that the Statue of Liberty is 150 feet tall. The statue's actual height is 305 feet, one inch. Also, during the year the show first aired, her 100th birthday was honored.

    • This is the only episode in which Pee-wee takes someone with him on his scooter as well as them being seen during the closing credits.

    • The secret word is said and screamed at 13 times in this episode.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Pee-wee: Jambi, there's a monster in the playhouse.
      Jambi: No kidding. I thought it was your twin brother. (He laughs)
      Pee-wee: That was so funny, I forgot to laugh.

    • Roger: Everyone in Monster Land loves your show. We used to be afraid of it until we understood it.
      Pee-wee: I love that story.
      Roger: (Laughs) You crack me up, Pee-wee!

    • Pee-wee: Any pen-pal letter for me, Reba?
      Reba: Well, I'm not sure. Let me look.
      (everyone else screams)
      Pee-wee: You just said the secret word, Reba.
      Reba: Oh, I knew I'd get around to saying it one day. Which word was it?
      Pee-wee: Look.
      (everyone else screams again)
      Reba: Let me do it again: Look!
      (everyone elsescreams again)
      Reba: Look.
      (everyone else screams again)
      Reba: Look!
      (everyone else screams again)
      Reba: Look!
      (everyone else screams again)
      Reba: Well, it's been fun, but I have to go back to work now. (hands Pee-wee his mail)
      Pee-wee: Thanks, Reba.
      (Reba leaves, then sticks her head back in through the door)
      Reba: Look!
      (everyone else screams yet again)

  • NOTES (1)


    • 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".