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The Pee Wee Herman Show (1981)

An adult-oriented version of what would eventually become an award-winning children's classic. This version of the show features Pee-wee's playhouse and many of the characters of the later ... See full summary »

Writers:

Paul Reubens (conceived by), Phil Hartman | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Paul Reubens ... Pee Wee Herman
John Moody ... Mailman Mike
John Paragon ... Jambi the Genie / Pterry-Dactyl (voice)
Tito Larriva ... Hammy
Nicole Panter Nicole Panter ... Susan
Phil Hartman ... Kap'n Karl
Lynne Marie Stewart ... Miss Yvonne
Edie McClurg ... Hermit Hattie
Monica Ganas Monica Ganas ... Mrs. Jelly Donut
Brian Seff Brian Seff ... Mr. Jelly Donut
Joan Leizman ... Joan
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An adult-oriented version of what would eventually become an award-winning children's classic. This version of the show features Pee-wee's playhouse and many of the characters of the later series, but with adult and sexual overtones and jokes including "mirror shoes" and others. Written by Joe Pranevich <knight@wwaves.com>

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-PG

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Шоу Коротышки Германа See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The doll that Pee Wee introduces as "Mr Mondo" is actually a toy doll called "Hugo: Man of a Thousand Faces". The doll came with a few items to change Hugo's face such as mustaches, eyeglasses and wigs and was a popular toy in the 1970s. See more »

Quotes

Jambi the Genie: Hey, cooool! Caucasian!
[in response to seeing his new mail order hands]
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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Catalina Caper (1990) See more »

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A Satiric Gem

Well... this special was definitely unique. At first I figured it would be good to watch because I like to watch child comedy shows to make fun of some of the things they say, but when I watched this I honestly think this a satiric look at all those other child shows, making fun of them while aiming towards adults who are sick of them, while being too mature for children to understand the sometimes HORRIDLY crude jokes thrown in so they, as well, can be entertained. This way a parent can watch a show with their kids and enjoy it for once.

Overall, I believe this to be quite entertaining if you understand that by no means is this truly child oriented, it is adult humour.


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