Friday, August 27, 2010

Born On This Day- August 27th... Paul Reubens

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.


  1. I love him...the world has been a sad place without him;)

    Steven Anthony
    Man Dish~Metro Style
    Life in the Fish Bowl

  2. I have a chair that seriously resembles Chairy.
    Gotta Love Pee Wee!

  3. How did I miss that Paul was gay? I never knew that and would not have thought so.

    He was brilliant in Buffy the Vampire Slayer!

  4. The world wasn't the same without PW.

  5. A role model for us all. Fearless and celebrating of his weirdness.

  6. I miss Paul Reubens. Very talented and underrated actor.

  7. That is great that he's coming back. Let's hope he stays with us this time.
    He's always such fun.

  8. so nice that he was featured on the cover of this week's New York Magazine.

    i still have many VHS tapes with those "playhouses" that i taped on saturday mornings when i was at work. i recently purchased his christmas special to give as a gift, but thought better of that idea and decided to keep it for myself (even though i have the xmas special on VHS....taped it when it first aired). so will this comeback make my 'still in box' doll rise in value? my autographed photo and membership card from his club? all the magazines i have, sporting his punim? i'm very happy for paul that this is happening. very happy.

    most favorite playhouse moment? jambi saying, "swish, did i hear someone say swish?" i stained the sofa.


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