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Christmas at Pee Wee's Playhouse (1988)

Pee-wee Herman and pals are celebrating Christmas in the Playhouse in their own creative ways: Pee-wee makes a list for Santa Claus 1 1/2 miles long, teaches Little Richard how to ice skate... See full summary »

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

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Clockey / Conky / Floory
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Cowboy Curtis (as Larry Fishburne)
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Cool Cat / Fish / Flower / Mr.Window
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Cowntess / Fish / Flower / Globey
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Miss Yvonne (as Lynne Stewart)
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Dirty Dog / Fish / Flower / Mr. Kite / Randy
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Pee-wee Herman and pals are celebrating Christmas in the Playhouse in their own creative ways: Pee-wee makes a list for Santa Claus 1 1/2 miles long, teaches Little Richard how to ice skate, goes for a sleigh ride with Magic Johnson, commands Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello to make Christmas cards, receives a long phone call from Dinah Shore, even has more musical fun with k.d. lang, the Del Rubio Triplettes and Charo! Finally, Big Red arrives and announces that Pee-wee's Christmas list was so big, he didn't have enough presents for all the children of the world. Will Pee-wee follow his own advice and help others? Written by Dylan Self <robocoptng986127@aol.com>

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Trivia

k.d. lang was asked by Paul Reubens to be on the show after hearing her first record in which was given to him by issue of Warner Bros. Her segment took the longest to film; nearly half a day. See more »

Quotes

Pee-wee: You're the greatest Santa there ever was!
Santa Claus: I know you are, but what am I?
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, Dinah Shore continues to sing "Twelve Days of Christmas" and after the credits, she asks where Pee-Wee has gone because the mannequin dressed as Pee-Wee does not respond. See more »

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Features Christmas Comes But Once a Year (1936) See more »

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Christmas in the Playhouse
Performed by UCLA Mens Chior and Paul Reubens
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Encapsulates everything likable about the series
10 December 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You've gotta hand it to a holiday special from the late '80s to make all this stale Christmas material fun again; one that at least gives it just that weird spin to freshen things up. "Christmas at Pee Wee's Playhouse" packs in the guest stars, musical numbers and unwanted fruitcakes - it's got duds, sure, the Del Rubio sisters and KD Lang don't really fit. But get a look at Pee Wee in his (awesome) snow suit. My kid lives to see him spaz it up (we both kinda bond over this), and that alone makes this a fun special.

The damn thing even comes with a message, and it's one that doesn't ruin the fun. Nice job.

7/10


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