Pee-wee's Playhouse (TV Series 1986–1991) Poster



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The Pee Wee Herman Show (1981) (TV Movie)

Followed by 

Remade as 

Edited from 

The Fresh Vegetable Mystery (1939) (Short)
Edited into several episodes for King of Cartoons segment.

Spun-off from 

The Pee Wee Herman Show (1981) (TV Movie)


Pee-Wee Gets an iPad! (2010) (Video)

Referenced in 

Sledge Hammer!: Desperately Seeking Dori (1987) (TV Episode)
Both Sledge and Dori compare their precinct to Pee Wee's Playhouse.
Growing Pains: A Star Is Born (1987) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Growing Pains: This Is Your Life (1987) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Overboard (1987)
pee wee herman t-shirt was seen.
Who's the Boss?: Marry Me, Mona (1988) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Tony.
Full House: Mad Money (1988) (TV Episode)
Joey impersonated him
Big Top Pee-wee (1988)
Some jokes are reused
Garfield and Friends: Peace & Quiet/U.S. Acres: Wanted: Wade/Garfield Goes Hawaiian (1988) (TV Episode)
The parrot imitates Pee-wee Herman's laugh at one point
Sesame Street, Special (1988) (TV Movie)
Pee-wee Herman and other characters and set from show are featured performing.
Full House: Tanner vs. Gibbler (1988) (TV Episode)
Jesse says that Joey taped over his favorite Elvis video to record the show.
Moonwalker (1988)
There is a scene in Moonwalker in which Michael Jackson turns into Pee-Wee Herman.
Blind Fear (1989)
Pee-Wee Herman mentioned.
Repossessed (1990)
"Then how do you explain Pee-Wee Herman?"
Parker Lewis Can't Lose: Parker Lewis Must Lose (1990) (TV Episode)
Jerry mentions that Bart Simpson and "that genie on 'Pee-wee's Playhouse'" received votes in the student election.
Tiny Toon Adventures: Fields of Honey (1990) (TV Episode)
Babs appears in a parody of this show
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Lost Continent (1990) (TV Episode)
The Pterodactyl in the Lost Continent movie was refered to as Pterri.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Pod People (1991) (TV Episode)
"It's Pee Wee's playhouse"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera vs. Gaos (1991) (TV Episode)
Tom (as Pee-wee): "Pterri, no!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera vs. Guiron (1991) (TV Episode)
"They ended up in Pee Wee's Playhouse"
Garfield and Friends: Speed Trap/Flights of Fantasy/Castaway Cat (1991) (TV Episode)
Garfield says if P. Dempsy Weevil's a real cop, then he's Pee-Wee Herman.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: War of the Colossal Beast (1991) (TV Episode)
Tom: "They live in 'Pee-Wee's Playhouse'?"
The Simpsons: Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk (1991) (TV Episode)
When Mr. Burns reclaims his office from the toddlers, he says that the place is not a "Pee-wee Flophouse".
The Naked Truth (1992)
"Play with yourself and a Pee-Wee Herman doll."/Handheld Camera...Pee Wee Therman
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Secret Agent Super Dragon (1993) (TV Episode)
"Kinda looks like Pee Wee's Playhouse"
Serial Mom (1994)
A Pee-Wee Herman doll is shown.
The Simpsons: Lady Bouvier's Lover (1994) (TV Episode)
Mr. Burns calls Bart "Pee-Wee".
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Hobgoblins (1998) (TV Episode)
Mike: "Pee-Wee Herman casual wear"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Track of the Moon Beast (1999) (TV Episode)
Mike: Look over there, it's Chairry before she gained weight.
Hanging Up (2000)
Spy Kids (2001)
Mr. B's Lost Shorts (2001) (Video)
Tom: "They live in 'Pee-wee's Playhouse'?"
Gilmore Girls: It Should've Been Lorelai (2002) (TV Episode)
Rory says that she used to imagine Lorelai married to Pee-wee, and the three of them living in Pee-wee's Playhouse.
Gilmore Girls: A Tale of Poes and Fire (2003) (TV Episode)
Rory says that she liked the show as a child.
Law & Order: Criminal Intent: Collective (2005) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Eames.
Rent (2005)
The song "La Vi Boheme" has a lyric where Pee Wee Herman is mentioned.
Homestarrunner.com: Everything Else, Volume 2 (2006) (Video)
In "The Luau", one of the phrases Strong Sad says is "Meka Leka Hi Meka Hiney Ho". In "Halloween Potion-ma-jig", Strong Bad is dressed as Jambi
What Was I Thinking? The Making of The Angry Video Game Nerd (2006) (Video)
Two box sets of the show were seen behind the Nerd clones.
Strongbad_email.exe: Disc Five (2007) (Video)
In "Narrator", Strong Bad says, "Ready? Let's try it!" in imitation of Pee-wee Herman
Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway (2008) (TV Movie)
Pee-Wee Herman mentioned in "La Vie Boheme"
The Rock-afire Explosion (2008)
A Pee Wee Herman doll was shown displayed on a cabinet.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.157 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in a $1,000 question
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.7 (2009) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Pee-wee Herman hosted the show
WWE Raw: Episode dated 1 November 2010 (2010) (TV Episode)
The theme song from the show is played as enterance music for Paul Reubens' character, Pee-wee Herman, as he came out to the ring
Saturday Night Live: Gwyneth Paltrow/Cee Lo Green (2011) (TV Episode)
Chairry, Conky, and Pterri appear in the digital short.
The Angry Video Game Nerd: R.O.B. the Robot (2011) (TV Episode)
Doc Brown or Pee-Wee Herman would use"
Todd's Pop Song Reviews: Rihanna's S&M (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Todd.
Ask That Guy with the Glasses: Ask That Guy #61 (2011) (TV Episode)
Ask That Guy refers to Yorda as Jambi
Conan: The Way to a Man's Heart Is Through My Multi-Level Marketing Plan (2011) (TV Episode)
Comedian Brent Weinbach calls himself a cross between Peewee Herman and Mr. Bean
Supernatural: Defending Your Life (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Dean
Movie Nights: Two Front Teeth (2011) (TV Episode)
"We meet Pete, who is the Cowboy Curtis of this movie."
Nostalgia Critic: Star Trek: Insurrection (2012) (TV Episode)
"Oh my God, it's Jambi!"
Family Guy: You Can't Do That on Television, Peter (2012) (TV Episode)
"Petey's Playhouse"
Nostalgia Critic: Mr. Magoo (2012) (TV Episode)
"Luckily she finds some Pee-wee's Playhouse dinosaurs to hide behind."
Midnight Screenings: ParaNorman/The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as one of the works Oogieloves plagarizes.
Honest Trailers: Inception (2013) (TV Episode)
'Mekka lekka hai'
Demo Reel: The Review Must Go On (2013) (TV Episode)
Pee-wee Herman's voice is heard in Doug's conscience, and he talks with the Critic
RuPaul's Drag Race: Draggle Rock (2013) (TV Episode)
RuPaul mentions it in the workroom and the contestants have a "word of the day" in their staged kid's shows.
Robot Chicken: Immortal (2013) (TV Episode)
Chairy seen
The Cinema Snob: Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (2013) (TV Episode)
"The twist is that Lance Rock lives in Pee-wee's Playhouse."
RuPaul's Drag Race: Reunited! (2013) (TV Episode)
Sharon Needles' gown is styled off of Pee-wee Herman's classic suit.
Brows Held High: Nightwatching/Rembrandt's J'Accuse (2013) (TV Episode)
"And this picture-in-picture makes me look like Jambi the Genie."
Holliston: Hobgoblin (2013) (TV Episode)
Oderus chants "Mekalekahi-mekahineyho" from the classic TV show.
The Fifth Estate (2013)
Pee Wee Herman, Cowboy Curtis And Conky The Robot can be seen on his desk.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.175 (2013) (TV Episode)
Annie mentions the show by name.
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Wish List: Part 1 (2013) (TV Episode)
Pee-wee's Playhouse toys were seen in one of the old Christmas cataloge books.
Nostalgia Critic: Alice in Wonderland (2014) (TV Episode)
The Playhouse appears in the background
James & Mike Mondays: Super Monkey Ball 2 (2014) (TV Episode)
Mike does a Cowboy Curtis impersonation.
Nostalgia Critic: Small Soldiers (2014) (TV Episode)
another Phil Hartman project
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Jake Gyllenhaal/Paul Reubens/She & Him (2014) (TV Episode)
Paul Reubens talks about his series, Jimmy shows the Blu-ray set, and The Roots play the theme song when Reubens enters
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Hong Kong 97 (2015) (TV Episode)
Conky is on the cover of the Nerd's fake New York 2017 game
The Cinema Snob: Dinosaur Island (2015) (TV Episode)
"And they're lost on their way to Pee-wee's Playhouse."
Movie Nights: Twin Sitters (2015) (TV Episode)
John Paragon's work as Jambi the Genie is mentioned.
Atop the Fourth Wall: More Fun Comics #73 (2015) (TV Episode)
"While Cowboy Curtis does reveal their next target..."
Nostalgia Critic: Christmas with the Kranks (2015) (TV Episode)
When the Critic wishes to do the review with as little effort as possible, Santa Christ appears, saying, "Wish? Did somebody say wish?"
Face Off: Child's Play (2016) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned
The Cinema Snob: The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure (2016) (TV Episode)
"And their house looks like if Pee-wee's Playhouse was decorated by Z-Man from Beyond the Valley of the Dolls."
The Cinema Snob: Death Wish II (2016) (TV Episode)
"And Cowboy Curtis is gonna love these six shooters."
TruInside: Groundlings (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialog

Featured in 

Muppet Babies: This Little Piggy Went to Hollywood (1987) (TV Episode)
Conky the Robot appears on Scooter's computer!
Sonic Youth: Teenage Riot (1988) (Video)
A clip is included.
Troop Beverly Hills (1989)
the clip can be seen on tv.
Back to the Future Part II (1989)
A clip from the series is shown in the Café 80s.
I Love the '80s Strikes Back: 1986 (2003) (TV Episode)
Shown as part of the 1986 episode of the show on VH1.
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Drug PSAs (2008) (TV Episode)
Critic shows clips of the show and askes the viewer if it looks like it was inspired by drugs.
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Nostalgic Mindfucks (2009) (TV Episode)
The opening intro is at the #1 spot
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (2011) (TV Episode)
points out Laurence Fishburne's cameo and remembers him as Cowboy Curtis.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (2011) (TV Episode)
"What is this, Pee-wee's Playhouse?"
Nostalgia Critic: The Cell (2011) (TV Episode)
"It looks like a tour through Pee-wee's S & M dungeon." followed by a twist on the theme song.
Movie Nights: Pee-Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special (2011) (TV Episode)
The intro plays
Beauty Is Embarrassing (2012)
Many excerpts; an integral part of this film.
Nostalgia Critic: The Top 11 Nostalgia Critic Fuck-ups: Part 3 (2012) (TV Episode)
Critic recants an incorrect statement he made about the floors not talking.
Prisoners (2013)
the clip was shown on tv.
Lone Survivor (2013)
the end part was shown on tv.
The Roth Show: The New York City Way (2014) (TV Episode)
Laurence Fishburne seen in a clip
Nostalgia Critic: Jurassic Park III (2014) (TV Episode)
"Pterri's never been the same since they canceled Pee-wee's Playhouse."
Nostalgia Critic: The Matrix (2015) (TV Episode)
clip of Laurence Fisburne as Cowboy Curtis
The Cinema Snob: Hell of the Living Dead (2015) (TV Episode)
The door-to-door salesman's voice is dubbed over a character
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 TV Show Intros (2015) (TV Episode)
intro takes #9
Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell: Psyklone and the Thin Twins (2015) (TV Episode)
Watched in the office in one point.
The Eighties: Raised on Television (2016) (TV Episode)
clips shown
TruInside: Groundlings (2016) (TV Episode)
Clip of show is shown

Spoofed in 

Muppet Babies: Six to Eight Weeks (1989) (TV Episode)
Gonzo's Playhouse is a parody of this show.
Muppet Babies: Gonzee's Playhouse Channel (1990) (TV Episode)
Spoofed by Gonzo
Tiny Toon Adventures: A Cat's Eye View (1992) (TV Episode)
Plucky disguises himself as Pee Wee Herman while trying to get into Shirley MacVaine's party.
Histeria!: General Sherman's Campsite (1998) (TV Episode)
Sherman's Campsite is a parody of this show, and General Sherman acts like Pee-Wee.
Family Guy: Peter Griffin: Husband, Father... Brother? (2001) (TV Episode)
Peter uses his slavery reparation money to turn his den into a set of Pee-Wee's Playhouse with Brian as the Genie.
Robot Chicken: Donkey Punch (2006) (TV Episode)
Chili Day at the Playhouse
Robot Chicken: More Blood, More Chocolate (2007) (TV Episode)
Cowboy Curtis continuously says Pee-wee's secret word: "cancer"
Smosh: If Kids Shows Were Real (2011) (TV Episode)
Pee-wee shows a lawyer is "little pee-wee"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.191 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jay remakes the show's opening credits with "Jaywalking" participants
Robot Chicken: Zeb and Kevin Erotic Hot Tub Canvas (2015) (TV Episode)
Parody skit

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