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Seasons:
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Release Date:
13 September 1986 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Pee-Wee Herman and his friends have wacky, imaginative fun in his unique playhouse. Full summary »
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Awards:
18 wins & 48 nominations See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 26)

Paul Reubens ... Pee-wee Herman / ... (45 episodes, 1986-1990)

George McGrath ... Globey / ... (35 episodes, 1986-1990)
Alison Mork ... Chairry / ... (30 episodes, 1986-1990)

William Marshall ... King of Cartoons (22 episodes, 1987-1990)

John Paragon ... Pterri / ... (19 episodes, 1986-1990)
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Series Directed by
Stephen R. Johnson (12 episodes, 1986)
Paul Reubens (4 episodes, 1986-1987)
Wayne Orr (2 episodes, 1987)

Bill Freiberger (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
George McGrath (23 episodes, 1986-1987)
Paul Reubens (8 episodes, 1986-1987)
Max Robert (7 episodes, 1986-1987)
John Paragon (2 episodes, 1986)
David Steven Cohen (2 episodes, 1990)

Rob Bragin (unknown episodes)
Phil Hartman (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Larry Jacobson .... producer (44 episodes, 1986-1990)
Paul Reubens .... executive producer / producer (5 episodes, 1986-1990)
Richard Gilbert Abramson .... executive producer / producer (4 episodes, 1986-1987)
Steve Binder .... producer (3 episodes, 1987)
Prudence Fenton .... animation producer / senior animation producer (2 episodes, 1986-1987)
Andrea Miller .... associate producer / co-coordinating producer (2 episodes, 1986-1987)
Thomas A. Bliss .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1987)

Bruce Golin .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
Sonny Grosso .... producer (unknown episodes)
Frank Saperstein .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Mark Mothersbaugh (37 episodes, 1986-1990)
Danny Elfman (4 episodes, 1986-1987)
Todd Rundgren (4 episodes, 1986)
The Residents (4 episodes, 1987-1988)
Mark Snow (2 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Cinematography by
David Lewis (21 episodes, 1988-1990)
Daryl Studebaker (13 episodes, 1986)
Peter Smokler (10 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Film Editing by
Les Kaye (14 episodes, 1986-1987)
Joe Castellano (13 episodes, 1986)
Paul Dougherty (13 episodes, 1986)
Doug Jines (13 episodes, 1986)
Howard Silver (13 episodes, 1986)
Patrick Clancey (10 episodes, 1989)
William Flicker (10 episodes, 1989)
Karen Tessler (10 episodes, 1990)
Billy Fox (7 episodes, 1987)
Richard Schwadel (3 episodes, 1987)
 
Series Casting by
Marcia Shulman (1 episode, 1986)
Diane Dimeo (1 episode, 1987)
Ann Ross (1 episode, 1990)
 
Series Production Design by
Gary Panter (31 episodes, 1986-1989)
Ric Heitzman (21 episodes, 1986-1988)
Wayne White (21 episodes, 1986-1988)
 
Series Art Direction by
Jimmy Cuomo (11 episodes, 1988-1989)
Sydney J. Bartholomew Jr. (10 episodes, 1986)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Paul Reubens (21 episodes, 1987-1989)
Deborah Madalena-Lloyd (11 episodes, 1988-1989)
Nancy Deren (10 episodes, 1986)
 
Series Costume Design by
Alvin (13 episodes, 1986)
 
Series Makeup Department
Karen Reuter Fabbo .... co-key makeup (42 episodes, 1986-1990)
Ve Neill .... makeup artist (20 episodes, 1987-1989)
Eric Gregg .... wigs (13 episodes, 1986)
Sally Hershberger .... hairdresser / key hair stylist (13 episodes, 1986)
Sharon Ilson .... makeup artist (13 episodes, 1986)
Jerry Masone .... hair stylist (2 episodes, 1987-1988)
 
Series Production Management
Jim Riche .... production manager (13 episodes, 1986)
Richard Quan .... animation production manager (13 episodes, 1989-1990)
Howard G. Malley .... executive in charge of production (10 episodes, 1987)
Jim Michaels .... post-production supervisor (9 episodes, 1987)
Ken Winber .... production manager (2 episodes, 1988)

George H. Cook .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Rick Finn .... post-production supervisor (unknown episodes)
April Lee Grebb .... production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Troy Miller .... executive in charge of production (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jim Czarnecki .... first assistant director (1 episode, 1986)
Peggy Jacobson .... second assistant director (1 episode, 1986)
Benita Allen .... first assistant director (1 episode, 1987)
Curtis Collins .... second assistant director (1 episode, 1987)
Thomas Schellenberg .... second assistant director (1 episode, 1987)
Robert Loeser .... second assistant director (1 episode, 1990)

Neil Kinsella .... first assistant director (unknown episodes, 1989)
Greg Ciaccio .... second second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Joan Cunningham .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Craig Edwards .... model builder (13 episodes, 1986)
Edie Robinette-Petrachi .... painter (13 episodes, 1986)
Timothy Young .... puppet and prop fabrication/design (13 episodes, 1986)
James Higginson .... property master (12 episodes, 1987-1988)

Dorne Huebler .... animation art director (unknown episodes)
Kevin Ladson .... prop production assistant (unknown episodes)
Andrew M. Siegel .... on-set assistant property master (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Peter Cole .... dialogue editor / re-recording mixer / ... (23 episodes, 1987-1990)
Ken Dahlinger .... sound effects editor / sound effects / ... (22 episodes, 1987-1990)
Steve Kirklys .... supervising sound effects editor / supervising mixer / ... (22 episodes, 1987-1990)
John Walker .... sound effects editor / sound mixer (21 episodes, 1988-1990)
Bo Harwood .... production sound mixer (20 episodes, 1989-1990)
Troy Smith .... re-recording mixer (20 episodes, 1989-1990)
Chris Trent .... dialogue editor / dialogue mixer / ... (20 episodes, 1989-1990)
Ken Hahn .... re-recording mixer (13 episodes, 1986)
Rolf Pardula .... sound mixer (13 episodes, 1986)
Dana Mark McClure .... production sound mixer / sound mixer (13 episodes, 1987-1989)
Philippe Desloovere .... sound effects supervisor / supervising sound editor (11 episodes, 1986)
Bill Marino .... sound effects supervisor / supervising sound editor (11 episodes, 1986)
Greg Teall .... sound effects editor (11 episodes, 1988-1989)
Debbie Pinthus .... boom operator (7 episodes, 1987)
Brett Vail .... sound assistant (4 episodes, 1990)

Chuck Fitzpatrick .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Sal Denaro .... puppet maker (13 episodes, 1986)
Jimi Udel .... special effects art director (12 episodes, 1986)

Prudence Fenton .... special effects director (unknown episodes)
Steve Koch .... puppet builder (unknown episodes)
John Palmer .... special effects foreman (unknown episodes)
Don Waller .... special effects technician (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Patrick Clancey .... visual effects compositor (20 episodes, 1989-1990)
Reid Paul .... visual effects director of photography (12 episodes, 1986)

Spencer Cook .... stop motion animator (unknown episodes)
Scott Milne .... visual effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
Suzanne Smith .... model maker (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Kyle T. MacDowell .... electrician (45 episodes, 1986-1990)
Alex Aurichio .... first assistant camera (13 episodes, 1986)
Jeffrey M. Hoffman .... camera operator (13 episodes, 1986)
Ethan Phillips .... camera operator / gaffer (13 episodes, 1986)
Vincent E. Toto .... animation camera operator (13 episodes, 1988-1990)
Steven R. Monroe .... assistant camera (12 episodes, 1989-1990)
Dave Carroll .... key grip / dolly grip (10 episodes, 1986)
Liz Dory .... assistant camera (10 episodes, 1987)
David Tolsky .... second assistant camera (8 episodes, 1986)
Peter Nelson .... assistant camera (6 episodes, 1986)
Elana Kolker .... second assistant camera (5 episodes, 1986)
Claudia Raschke .... second assistant camera (5 episodes, 1986)
Howard Krupa .... dolly grip first unit (3 episodes, 1986)

John R.A. Benson .... camera operator: motion control (unknown episodes)
Tom Keefer .... key grip (unknown episodes)
Gary Molyneux .... dolly grip (unknown episodes)
Gay E. Riedel .... best boy electric (unknown episodes)
Mark H. Weingartner .... gaffer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Animation Department
Spencer Cook .... stop motion animator (13 episodes, 1986)
John Lindauer .... animation director (12 episodes, 1989-1990)
Phil Trumbo .... animation director / director: opening titles (2 episodes, 1986-1987)
Stephen Holman .... painter (2 episodes, 1989-1990)

Scott Beauchemin .... animation editor (unknown episodes)
Prudence Fenton .... animation director / animator (unknown episodes)
Glenn Lazzaro .... animation editor (unknown episodes)
April March .... animator (unknown episodes)
Don Waller .... animator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Ann Ross .... extras casting (1 episode, 1990)
Darren Sefton .... extras casting (1 episode, 1990)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lisa Grace Erndt .... wardrobe supervisor (1 episode, 1986)
Candis Heiland .... wardrobe supervisor (1 episode, 1986)
Sandy Berke Jordan .... wardrobe supervisor (1 episode, 1987)
Milton G. Mangum .... wardrobe supervisor (1 episode, 1987)
 
Series Editorial Department
Kathy Siegel .... post-production supervisor (11 episodes, 1987-1988)
Cheryl Campsmith .... on-line editor (10 episodes, 1987)
Steve Kirklys .... supervising editor (10 episodes, 1989)
Paula Stein .... post-production coordinator (8 episodes, 1988-1990)

Chris Howe .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Mark Mothersbaugh .... composer: main and end title music / composer: title theme (2 episodes, 1986-1987)
Will Urban .... composer: additional music (2 episodes, 1986)

Peter Cole .... music editor (unknown episodes)
Joe Delia .... composer: additional music (unknown episodes)
Scott Thunes .... composer: additional music (unknown episodes)
Dweezil Zappa .... composer: additional music (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Peter Nissen .... production assistant (13 episodes, 1986)
Robert D. Tucker .... production assistant (13 episodes, 1986)
Rick Ashman .... production assistant (10 episodes, 1986)
Walker Fenton .... production assistant (6 episodes, 1990)

Yvonne Ramond .... first assistant accountant (unknown episodes, 1989)
Jonathan Berman .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Dorne Huebler .... title designer (unknown episodes)
Adam Lichtenstein .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
John Singleton .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Rob Zombie .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
 
Series Thanks
Matt Chaikin .... special thanks (1 episode, 1987)
Scott E. Chester .... special thanks (1 episode, 1987)
 

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USA:30 min (45 episodes)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The fourth and fifth seasons were filmed back-to-back without the usual break between seasons. CBS offered Reubens a deal for a sixth season but he turned it down citing exhaustion.See more »
Quotes:
Salesman:I'm going door-to-door to make you this incredible offer!
[Pee-Wee screams and slams the door on the salesman]
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Soundtrack:
Pee-wee's Playhouse ThemeSee more »

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21 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Memorable!, 4 May 2002
Author: AllisonLVenezio from Jersey shore, USA

As a child growing up in the 1980s (born October 1982), you could not avoid watching "Pee-Wee's Playhouse." Originally airing on CBS from 1986-1990, it was a staple in the viewing habits of youngsters of all ages (and sometimes, their parents too!)

Pee-Wee Herman (Paul Rubens) has a wacky, funny playhouse. When we come to visit his playhouse, Pee-Wee treats the visitors (viewers) to games, cartoons, friends, and the "The Secret Word of the Day" (AHHHHH!) The presentations in his playhouse are always fun and educational, and tend not to drive the parents crazy. The guests are assorted oddballs, such as Captain Carl, Miss Yvonne, and Cowboy Curtis, as well as "The Salesman" ("I'm here to make you this one-time special offer--" "AAAAHHHH!").

This was by-far one of the greatest kiddie shows on television during my early years. If you ask anyone around my age, they will proudly tell you that they watched Pee-Wee. (In fact, my brother and I used to scream when they said the Secret Word of the Day) This was one of the most fun sows on TV, and was cancelled so abruptly after Ruben's rather interesting ordeal. My mom used to watch this with my brother and I when we were in pre-school, and continued to watch it with us when we started Kindergarten in 1988. I was saddened when it was cancelled after I finished first grade in 1990, as was many kids who idolized Pee-Wee, and looked up to him as our entertainment.

This a such a great and educational show, and I am sad to not be able to see the reruns (tragically, I don't have any on tape) and that future generations will never see what a great show this was. I'm hoping a children's networ will bring back the reruns. I'm hoping I will find videos somewhere, as I would like to be able to show my own children some day who this children's programming genius was. You know how big of a fan I am??? I have Pee-Wee Herman's scream on my AOL Instant Messanger.

The secret word of the day is "fun." "Pee-Wee's Playhouse" is the most "fun" you can have in a half-hour. "Ahhhhhhh!" Brings back old memories.

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