Pee-wee's Playhouse

  • 1986
  • TV Show
  • None

Zany fun with hyper, nerdy Pee-wee Herman, who presented animated shorts and live-action sketches featuring a cast of whimsical characters. Although the Emmy-winning show was aimed at kids, it attracted nearly as many adults, who enjoyed its campy quality. The merriment came to an end in July 1991 when Paul Reubens was arrested for indecent exposure in (more…)

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VIDEO: Chicago Med's S. Epatha Merkerson Remembers Her Humble Beginnings on Pee-wee's Playhouse

Chicago Med fans may remember S. Epatha Merkerson from her days on Law & Order, but people may not know that she made her television debut as a character who worked for a different government agency. Merkerson's first TV role was as Reba the Mail Wom… Read more

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Playhouse for Sale Season 5, Episode 10 Nov 17, 1990 Subscription

There's a "for sale" sign in the window; is Pee-wee selling the Playhouse? What will happen to...

Camping Out Season 5, Episode 8 Nov 3, 1990 Subscription

Cowboy Curtis takes Pee-wee camping! They ride horses roast wieners and sleep under the stars....

Let's Play Office Season 4, Episode 9 Nov 11, 1989 Subscription

Pee-wee and Miss Yvonne are playing office and taking turns as boss and secretary. But when it's time for Miss Yvonne to be the boss Pee-wee takes his break. Later on Cowboy Curtis stops by with a new friend: a cactus who decides "that" it's fun to stick around.

Heat Wave Season 4, Episode 7 Oct 28, 1989 Subscription

There's a heat wave today "here" at the Playhouse. Judge Pee-wee is set to "hear" the arguments in a trial pitting Miss Yvonne against Mrs. Rene after they both wear the same one-of-a-kind dress.

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Pee-wee's Playhouse Season 3
Pee-Wee Herman and his friends have wacky, imaginative fun in his unique playhouse.
Pee-Wee Catches A Cold Trailer
01:04 — The biggest kid in the world provides laughs for children and twisted adults. If you've never seen it and always wondered... you could be in for a tre (more…)
Pee-wee's Playhouse Trailer
01:32 — Experience Pee-wee’s Playhouse like never before! All 45 wacky episodes, plus the Pee-wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special, have been meticulously remast (more…)
Pee-wee's Playhouse Season 3
Pee-Wee Herman and his friends have wacky, imaginative fun in his unique playhouse.

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  • Premiered: September 13, 1986
  • Rating: None
  • Premise: Zany fun with hyper, nerdy Pee-wee Herman, who presented animated shorts and live-action sketches featuring a cast of whimsical characters. Although the Emmy-winning show was aimed at kids, it attracted nearly as many adults, who enjoyed its campy quality.… (more)

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