Friday, August 27, 2010
Last year on this day, I posted the following:
I have missed him so much. I can not articulate how much happiness he has brought to my life. I would tape his Saturday morning show- Pee Wee's Playhouse (remember VHS?) every week & his 2 movies had repeat viewings with my family. His absurd arrest for child porn, based on kitchy work from decades past (plus Rob Lowe's sex tape) would be eventually be dismissed, but his career never recovered. Don't you think it is time for some more Pee Wee? He is needed more than ever.
Well just ask Jambi & your wish might come true. Paul Reubens is joining fellow gay actors Neil Patrick Harris & Alan Cumming in the 3D-live action-animated-CGI-invisible Smurfs movie. Reubens will play Jokey Smurf, the one who's always happy & playing tricks on the other blue people.
If this wasn’t enough good news during these difficult times, a new Pee Wee Herman film, produced by Judd Apatow has been announced
Apatow:"Let's face it, the world needs more Pee-wee Herman, I am so excited to be working with Paul Reubens, who is an extraordinary & ground-breaking actor & writer. It's so great to watch him return with such relevance."
The partnership came about after Apatow saw Reubens' recent Pee-wee Herman Show revival at the Nokia Theater in L.A., where it played to packed houses in January & February. Reubens said he was incredibly gratified by Apatow's interest in collaborating on a pic. Reubens: "There is no one like Judd in our business,he loves comedy with emotion & heart, & he sees what we do as art.I can't believe I'm getting this opportunity to be working with him."
The Pee-wee Herman Show will arrive on Broadway this fall! Paul Reubens will reprise his role as Pee-wee at NYC’s Stephen Sondheim Theater after a successful run in L.A. The show will center on Pee-wee’s hopes to fly like Pterri (a pterodactyl). Other Playhouse friends, including Cowboy Curtis, Chairry, Miss Yvonne & Jambi will come along for the fun.
Oh, how I would love to be there! We needed you, Pee Wee, & you came back just in the nick of time.