Pee-Wee's Playhouse

Season 3 Episode 2

To Tell the Tooth

Aired Saturday 10:00 AM Sep 17, 1988 on CBS
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Episode Summary

To Tell the Tooth
Pee-wee has to eat his words when he tells the gang how important dental hygiene is and, then, develops an ow-some toothache! Since Jambi is taking a head-turning vacation at Mount Rushmore, Pee-Wee is forced to face his greatest fear - the dentist! He's so afraid, it'll take Miss Yvonne's coaxing just to get him to go. When he finally does make "it," Pee-wee learns that visiting the dentist is nothing to grit his teeth over and can actually be fun.moreless

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  • Nothing special, but still good.

    This episode of Pee Wee's Playhouse was pretty good, but it didn't really have anything that stood out from the rest. It stuck to it's story and plot good but it just wasn't that interesting of an episode. I am actually typing this review for it while I'm watching it. Although, I am sure that there are children out there who could relate to this episode because they may be afraid to go to the dentist, like Pee Wee. The end is funny when Pee Wee comes into the Playhouse on a stretcher and it turns out that he was just joking around.moreless
John Paragon

John Paragon

Jambi, Pterri

Paul Reubens

Paul Reubens

Pee-wee Herman

Alison Mork

Alison Mork

Chairry, Chicky Baby, Magic Screen

George McGrath

George McGrath

Countess, Fish, Flower, Globey

Kevin Carlson (II)

Kevin Carlson (II)

Clockey, Conky, Floory

Lynne Marie Stewart

Lynne Marie Stewart

Miss Yvonne

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Conky: See, Pee-wee? There's nothing to be afraid of.
      Pee-wee: That's easy for you to say, Conky. You don't have any teeth!

    • Pee-wee: I'm afraid to go to the dentist.
      Miss Yvonne: Pee-wee, I understand. But it's important to go to the dentist. If you're good to your teeth, your teeth will be good to you.
      Pee-wee: Deja vu.

    • Pee-wee: Pee-wee's Playhouse. Pee-wee speaking.
      Jambi: Hi, Pee-wee!
      Pee-wee: Hi, Jambi! How's your vacation going?
      Jambi: Great! I wish you were here.
      Pee-wee: Wish?! Did somebody say wish?! (laughs)
      Jambi: Hey, that's my line!
      Pee-wee: Well, I just wish you'd have a good time. Say, Jambi, where are you?
      Jambi: Mt. Rushmore!

  • NOTES (3)

    • Featured Cartoon: An Elephant Never Forgets (1935)

    • Charles Randazzo, Peter W. Moyer, David Pincus and Steve Purcell won the 1989 Daytime Emmy Award for "Outstanding Achievement in Videotape Editing" for this episode. Yolanda Toussieng and Jerry Masone won the 1989 Daytime Emmy Award for "Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling" for this episode.

    • Jambi appears where Abraham Lincoln's face should be in the Mount Rushmore shot during the closing credits.