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Pee Wee Herman Makes a Play-Date with Adult Swim July 10th

Posted by Abby Rose Dalto Categories: Comedy, Kids, Late Night, Cable,

DescriptionAnyone in their twenties or thirties today likely has fond memories of the show Pee Wee’s Playhouse, which aired from 1986 to 1991 on CBS.  The wacky, off-the-wall series featured Paul Reubens and an ensemble of characters doing just what you’d expect to do in a playhouse – playing and having a lot of fun.

Fifteen years after the show went off the air, it’s back – all 45 episodes! Comedy Central’s Adult Swim is adding it to their lineup of crazy cartoons and shows, starting July 10.

Reubens has been busy since the show’s cancellation with roles in films such as Blow, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Nightmare Before Christmas, but he will always be known as the man-boy “Pee Wee Herman.” He is most famous for his work on Playhouse as well as its adult-oriented predecessor The Pee Wee Herman Show and accompanying films Pee Wee’s Big Adventure (1985) and Big Top Pee Wee (1988). He will also always be remembered for his arrest and conviction for indecent exposure, for masturbating in an adult film theater.

Pee Wee’s Playhouse – which introduced us to many of today’s stars such as Laurence Fishburne, Natasha Lyonne, the late Phil Hartman, and the voice of Cyndi Lauper (credited as Ellen Shaw on the theme song) – will forever be a cult hit.

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