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


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Series cast summary:
Ric Heitzman ...
 Mr. Window / ... (45 episodes, 1986-1990)
 Globey / ... (45 episodes, 1986-1990)
Alison Mork ...
 Chairry / ... (45 episodes, 1986-1990)
 Pee-wee Herman / ... (45 episodes, 1986-1990)
 Randy / ... (44 episodes, 1986-1990)
 Jambi / ... (40 episodes, 1986-1990)
 Conky / ... (32 episodes, 1987-1990)
 Miss Yvonne / ... (30 episodes, 1986-1990)
 King of Cartoons (22 episodes, 1987-1990)


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 <>

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Family | Comedy | Musical


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Release Date:

13 September 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Пи-Ви  »

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Technical Specs


(45 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


It is often assumed that the main reason for the cancellation of the series was Paul Reubens indictment for obscenity for an incident in an adult theater in Florida, but in fact Reubens and CBS had mutually agreed to end the show in 1991. CBS did, however, choose not to air the reruns of episodes they had planned for August of that year, and the final network telecast was 27 July 1991. See more »


[recurring line]
Pee-wee: I love that story.
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Referenced in The Rock-afire Explosion (2008) See more »


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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Kiddie TV for the kid in EVERYONE
20 April 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm kind of a strange case when it comes to this show. I never watched it when it was being produced because I was 18 and I thought it would be a "baby show." Oh, ha-ha-ha. MY MISTAKE! After it was pulled from the line-up because Paul Reubens had to go and pull his little stunt(among other things that he pulled) in the porno parlor,I read about how 1/3 of his fans were 18+, so I decided to check it out when FoxFamily (now ABC family)aired the repeats in 1998. I was 30. I was hooked. This wasn't just kiddie fare. This was wacky, warpy comedy wih something for everyone. For the kids,it was a straight out kid show, and for adults, it was a wonderfully zany spoof of the kiddie shows they grew up with, and for the ladies . . . there was (girlie-type sigh) Tito, the devastatingly handsome lifeguard at the Playhouse pool (after they let him go, the show was still excellent, but it was missing something. (Ricardo was cute, but nothing like the gorgeous Tito!)Truly a show with something for everyone and I recommend it highly. Comedy, satire, wonderfully cartoony sets, and a caramel-complexioned caballero who's hotter than habanero. It doesn't get much better than that

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