Remember a little Saturday morning show called Pee-wee’s Playhouse? It aired from 1986-1991 on CBS, and starred Paul Reubens (who was also the show’s creator), before his trouble with the law and subsequent career decline. He has, however, recently enjoyed a resurgence in his career. Looking back at clips from the show, now, 20 years later, I am struck by how odd the show was. In particular, the extended opening sequence is very “trippy.” As a child, though, the wacky antics of Pee-wee and his inanimate object friends (Chairry, Clockey, and Globey – to name a few) were nothing more than a fun-filled 30 minutes of sensory overload. You’ll know what I mean when you watch the show’s intro below. Some of my favorite memories from this show are the Secret Word, Connect the Dots, and the “Penny” cartoons (I liked how her eyes were pennies – enjoy the short “Penny” cartoon below). What are your favorite memories – or most disturbing recurring nightmares – from Pee-wee’s Playhouse?
For more Playhouse fun, check out the official website: Pee-wee’s Playhouse
PEE-WEE’S PLAYHOUSE INTRO:
A “PENNY” CARTOON ABOUT MAKING TOAST: