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Pee Wee's Playhouse

Did you watch this as a kid? I'm pretty sure it made me gay. Just got season 1 and 2 on DVD and have been rewatching. It's bizarre but innocent and charming. Ricardo the lifeguard was fucking hot.

by Miss Yvonne, the most beautiful lady in Puppetlandreply 2609/06/2013

The move from NYC to the LA studio caused a cast change. Poor sexy Ricardo was replaced by soccer player Tito who kept his shirt on. Shirley Stoller and Dixie and Phil Hartman didn't move.

Miss Yvonne and Cowboy Curtis stayed on.

by Miss Yvonne, the most beautiful lady in Puppetlandreply 107/08/2013

Cowboy Curtis was Laurence Fishburne.

by Miss Yvonne, the most beautiful lady in Puppetlandreply 207/08/2013

R1 has it backwards. Tito was the hot, shirtless lifeguard from NYC season one. His LA replacement was Ricardo, who wore a shirt and taught Spanish words.

by Miss Yvonne, the most beautiful lady in Puppetlandreply 307/08/2013

I adored this show as a kid. I found some episodes to show my own kids (7, 5 & 3) recently and they were totally not interested. I accused them of having lazy, pedestrian taste in children's programming.

by Miss Yvonne, the most beautiful lady in Puppetlandreply 407/08/2013

My favorite was the rarely seen Mrs. Steve. Does anyone remember when she sat on the cake?

by Miss Yvonne, the most beautiful lady in Puppetlandreply 507/08/2013

I was 15 when it started in the Fall of '86 and I thought it was a riot. The ending credits music made me sad.

by Miss Yvonne, the most beautiful lady in Puppetlandreply 607/08/2013

Mrs. Steve was one of the NYC cast who didn't go to LA after Season 1.

by Miss Yvonne, the most beautiful lady in Puppetlandreply 707/08/2013

I loved that show. And the fact that Cyndi Lauper sang the theme song.

by Miss Yvonne, the most beautiful lady in Puppetlandreply 807/08/2013

Has anyone read Inside Pee-wee's Playhouse: The Untold, Unauthorized, and Unpredictable Story of a Pop Phenomenon? I've been wanting to buy it...has really good reviews on Amazon.

by Miss Yvonne, the most beautiful lady in Puppetlandreply 907/08/2013

Loved it

by Miss Yvonne, the most beautiful lady in Puppetlandreply 1007/08/2013

I've posted a little bit about this before... Miss Yvonne (Lynne Stewart), Cap'n Carl (Phil Hartman) and Mrs. Rene (Suzanne Kent) were all professional and very sweet. George McGrath (Globey, Cowntess and others) ran hot and cold. I didn't get to know Larry Fishburne or either Tito or Ricardo.

Paul and John Paragon (Jambi) -- not so nice and extremely competitive with each other.

In the first year, when they used actual children on the show, Natasha Lyonne was one of Pee-wee's friends.

by Miss Yvonne, the most beautiful lady in Puppetlandreply 1107/08/2013

Someone tell me they remember the Christmas Special..

by Miss Yvonne, the most beautiful lady in Puppetlandreply 1207/08/2013

[quote]Did you watch this as a kid? I'm pretty sure it made me gay. LOL

I read here years ago that John Paragon (Jambi) was actually Reuben's LTP.

The (star-studded!) Christmas special is on YT:

Pee-Wee's Christmas Special

by Miss Yvonne, the most beautiful lady in Puppetlandreply 1307/08/2013

[quote]Someone tell me they remember the Christmas Special..

I watch that every December. Love that he got the US Marines to be on the special.

by Miss Yvonne, the most beautiful lady in Puppetlandreply 1407/08/2013

The DelRubio Triplets! Annette Funicello with green teeth!

by Miss Yvonne, the most beautiful lady in Puppetlandreply 1507/08/2013

[quote] The ending credits music made me sad.

Ditto!

Had no idea that was Natasha Lyonne as one of Pee Wee's kid friends! Man that show had a lot of big names in their early years.

by Miss Yvonne, the most beautiful lady in Puppetlandreply 1607/08/2013

Sounds like you probably have some interesting anecdotes r11, care to share any?

by Miss Yvonne, the most beautiful lady in Puppetlandreply 1707/26/2013

Pee Wee returns to TV???

by Miss Yvonne, the most beautiful lady in Puppetlandreply 1809/05/2013

Pee-Wee's Adult Playhouse was a hoot too.

by Miss Yvonne, the most beautiful lady in Puppetlandreply 1909/05/2013

r9, it's an interesting read though it may tarnish some of your memories of the Pee Wee universe. Since it's unauthorized you don't get a lot of insight from anyone still in Reubens' circle. Like r11 says, Reubens wasn't the nicest guy as he achieved fame as Pee Wee and doesn't always come off so great.

by Miss Yvonne, the most beautiful lady in Puppetlandreply 2009/06/2013

You don't wanna get mixed up with a guy like me. I'm a loner, Dottie...a rebel.

by Miss Yvonne, the most beautiful lady in Puppetlandreply 2109/06/2013

[quote]I watch that every December. Love that he got the US Marines to be on the special.

Sorry to break it to you but according to IMBD....

The choir of Marines was actually the Men's Choir of UCLA (in marine uniforms). The producers had hoped to book the actual Marine Corps choir, but they were unavailable at the time of filming.

Oh and there's no Santa Claus. He He

by Miss Yvonne, the most beautiful lady in Puppetlandreply 2209/06/2013

That Christmas Special is laugh out loud funny and I think it's time for another.

by Miss Yvonne, the most beautiful lady in Puppetlandreply 2309/06/2013

Remember when the Del Rubios were on The Golden Girls? Good times!

What was the name of that mean looking puppet with red hair and freckles? I didn't like him.

by Miss Yvonne, the most beautiful lady in Puppetlandreply 2409/06/2013

[quote]Mrs. Steve was one of the NYC cast who didn't go to LA after Season 1.

Mrs. Steve was replaced by Mrs. Rene, who Reubens had worked with years earlier in Cheech & Chong's Nice Dreams.

[quote]What was the name of that mean looking puppet with red hair and freckles? I didn't like him.

Randy

Production designer Gary Panter ended up coming out, leaving his wife Nicole (who starred in the original LA live run) and I believe had an affair with Reubens.

Lynne Stewart is one of the kindest, most genuine people you will ever meet.

Any word on S. Epatha? She never discusses her Reba the Mail lady.

by Miss Yvonne, the most beautiful lady in Puppetlandreply 2509/06/2013

Fun fact: Miss Yvonne plays a nun in PW's Big Adventure.

by Miss Yvonne, the most beautiful lady in Puppetlandreply 2609/06/2013
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