Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Pee-Wee's Playhouse Turns 20!!
Today, one of the greatest television shows of all time turns 20 years old, making me feel old considering I watched this in college. For this entry I'd have loved to written an essay truly worthy of this moment, dig into my collection of Pee-Wee memorabilia, and rare images, and created a panaromic collage of the playhouse and it's inhabitants, but I can't (see my previous post for why not). So no odes to Jambi, Reba, Zyzzybalooba, or that French guy singing the yippy-yai-yai-yai-yippy-aye song, which still gets stuck in my head two decades later. No reminders that this show launched the careers of Laurence Fishburne and Rob Zmbie (to name 2). No nothing.
Let me just say thank you to Paul Reubens, and to all his collaborators, and to the tv executives who were smart enough to let him do what he wanted.
The only thing that would make this day perfect is if someone would tell me when that deluxe box set of the entire show is coming out on DVD. The bare bones version is fine and all, but I want more.
Here's a link to the official site .
Do yourself a favor and watch some Pee-Wee's Playhouse today.