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Pee-wee's Playhouse 

Pee-Wee Herman and his friends have wacky, imaginative fun in his unique playhouse.

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Paul Reubens
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18 wins & 48 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Ric Heitzman Ric Heitzman ...  Mr. Window / ... 45 episodes, 1986-1990
George McGrath ...  Globey / ... 45 episodes, 1986-1990
Alison Mork Alison Mork ...  Chairry / ... 45 episodes, 1986-1990
Paul Reubens ...  Pee-wee Herman / ... 45 episodes, 1986-1990
Wayne White ...  Randy / ... 44 episodes, 1986-1990
John Paragon ...  Jambi / ... 40 episodes, 1986-1990
Kevin Carlson ...  Conky / ... 32 episodes, 1987-1990
Lynne Marie Stewart ...  Miss Yvonne / ... 30 episodes, 1986-1990
William Marshall ...  King of Cartoons 22 episodes, 1987-1990
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Storyline

Each show, Pee-Wee Herman comes to his wonderful playhouse where anything can happen. Whether it be screaming at the secret word, entertaining friends like Cowboy Curtis and Ms. Yvonne, or enjoying animation clips presented by the King of Cartoons or the stories of the claymation girl, Penny; there's always lots of fun things to do. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Genres:

Family | Comedy | Musical

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pee-wee's Playhouse See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(45 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

For the first two seasons, whenever there were dark scenes, animated eyes came into effect, by seasons 2 to 5, in order for the series to show a lot of charm, the animated eyes had faded away. See more »

Quotes

Jambi: Mekka Lekka Hi-Mekka Hiney Ho.
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Alternate Versions

When the fourth season premiered, it featured the same title sequence as the second (and third) season. But when the show re-aired on TV years later and its episodes released on VHS and then DVD, Blu-Ray and on Netflix, all fourth season episodes used the fifth season title sequence. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Full House: Tanner vs. Gibbler (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Pee-wee's Playhouse Theme
Written by George McGrath, Mark Mothersbaugh and Paul Reubens
Sung by Cyndi Lauper (as Ellen Shaw)
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User Reviews

I Wish CBS Hadn't Canceled It.
28 November 2003 | by blackarachnia2See all my reviews

My brother and I loved Pee Wee Herman's Playhouse. I was 10 and my brother was 8 when it came on. It made learning a lot of fun believe it or not. My grandmother couldn't stand it whenever we put Pee Wee on but far be it from a 10 year old girl and an 8 year old boy to listen to anything that their grandparents have to say. I didn't care about anything that my grandmother had to say. I still love Pee Wee Herman and there's not a single thing that he could do wrong in my eyes.


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