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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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Why can't modern kids' shows be this good? See more (31 total) »

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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Additional Details

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

Trivia:
John Singleton was a security guard on the Playhouse set.See more »
Quotes:
[recurring line]
Pee-wee:I love that story.
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Soundtrack:
Pee-wee's Playhouse ThemeSee more »

FAQ

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20 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Why can't modern kids' shows be this good?, 27 January 2003
Author: David Melo (meloda) from Oregon, USA

I grew up watching this show. It was my favorite for three years. Now I would like to know, why do all kids shows filmed these days have to be so dull? YES, I know that Pee Wee Herman was a goofy guy, but he was just acting. If you watch this show, you'll see that he could be serious, and was when trying to make important points. This is one show that I can still enjoy, even being in my twenties. It's funny for kids, and it also teaches kids important facts, such as episodes where they talk about fire safety, health care, nutritious foods and many other things too numerous to mention. Not only that, but there is some great adult humor involved, which I can now understand MUCH BETTER!

It was STUPID of CBS to cancel this show just because of Pee Wee's arrest. They shouldn't have arrested him in the first place. It's not like he was in a kids' movie--he was at an all adult XXX rated movie. What harm did that have on kids who watch his show?

Just go to internet sites like e-Bay, and see how popular Pee Wee still is. Then see about other old kids stuff, like Power Rangers! Pee Wee's playhouse had a great plot, and was funny. Talking furniture, and goofy characters were fun to watch, and I will never forget the entertainment the Pee Wee provided me with! BRAVO, Herman!

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