Pee-wee's Playhouse (1986–1991)

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

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 Globey / ... (35 episodes, 1986-1990)
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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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Only two episodes, plus the Christmas at Pee Wee's Playhouse (1988), were created for the third season, due to both Paul Reubens working on Big Top Pee-wee (1988) and production being halted by the strike caused by the Writers Guild of America in 1988. John Paragon wrote both episodes for this season, and together with Reubens, wrote the Christmas special. See more »

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Jambi: Mekka Lekka Hi-Mekka Hiney Ho.
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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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One of the greatest kids shows ever! Worked on so many levels and meant so much to me growing up.


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