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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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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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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Only now do you realize the power of the dark side!
23 November 1998 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Ten years after CBS pulled Pee-Wee from the Saturday morning line-up, it seems people are starting to realize what a piece of work his show really was. This show made the first real strides in children's programming since Sesame Street came along in 1968. Pee-Wee realized that programming should never be dumbed down for kids, so he filled his show with all sorts of in-jokes and far-out ideas. The playhouse itself is a Dali-esque gallery of weird creatures and set pieces. Countless imitators have followed, but none seem to live up to the imagination and sincerity of *Pee-Wee's Playhouse.*


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