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Pee-Wee and the playhouse puppets in "Put Down the Duckie".

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Baby Gonzo as Pee-Wee

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Sesame Street screened in Pee-Wee's fridge.

Pee-Wee's Playhouse (1986-1990) is a highly acclaimed children's television series combining live action, puppetry, and animation, starring Pee-Wee Herman, the fictional alter ego of Paul Reubens. The series had its roots in Reubens' stage shows, and a more adult 1981 special The Pee-Wee Herman Show was the first attempt to bring the playhouse to television.

Pee-Wee himself guest starred on Sesame Street, on his playhouse set and surrounded by the show's puppet characters, in an alphabet insert and in the celebrity version of "Put Down the Duckie".

References

  • In Episode 3075 of Sesame Street, the Amazing Mumford receives some items from the Meka Leka Magic Store, a reference to Jambi the Genie's magic words "Meka-leka-hi-meka-hiney-ho."

Mentions

  • In the episode "Camping Out" (season 5, episode 8), the food in Pee-Wee's refrigerator is shown watching Sesame Street (a clip from Episode 2616 is seen being projected behind the food when Pee-Wee opens the door). The closing credits state: "'Sesame Street' excerpt ©1990, Children's Television Workshop."

Connections

  • David Arquette played DJ in Pee-Wee's Big Holiday (2016)
  • Sandra Bernhard played the Picturephone operator in the episode "Camping Out" (1990)
  • Craig Bartlett animated some of the "Penny" segments
  • Tim Burton directed Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (1985)
  • John Canemaker animated the Magic Screen segments
  • Kevin Carlson performed Clocky, Conky, and Floory
  • Frank Collison played Clay in Pee-Wee's Big Holiday (2016)
  • Charo appeared in the Pee-Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special (1988)
  • Cher appeared in the Pee-Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special (1988)
  • E. G. Daily played Dottie in Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)
  • Laurence Fishburne played Cowboy Curtis
  • Whoopi Goldberg appeared in the Pee-Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special (1988)
  • Haley Jenkins was a puppeteer on The Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway (2010)
  • Kris Kristofferson played Mace Montana in Big Top Pee-wee (1988)
  • k.d. lang appeared in the Pee-Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special (1988)
  • Cyndi Lauper performed the theme song (credited as "Ellen Shaw")
  • Edie McClurg played Hermit Hattie in The Pee-wee Herman Show (1981)
  • Alison Mork performed Chairry, Magic Screen, Chandelier, and Chicky Baby, and appeared in the episode "Rainy Day" as the policeman's wife
  • Mark Mothersbaugh composed the theme song
  • John Paragon performed Jambi the Genie, voiced Pterri the Pterodactyl, co-wrote Pee-wee's Playhouse Christmas Special, and had cameos in Pee-Wee's Big Adventure and Pee-Wee's Big Holiday
  • Little Richard appeared in the Pee-Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special (1988)
  • Joan Rivers appeared in the Pee-Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special (1988)
  • Dinah Shore appeared in the Pee-Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special (1988)
  • Jimmy Smits appeared as Johnny Wilson the authorized Conky repairman in the episode "Conky's Breakdown" (1989)
  • Nicole Sullivan played Shelly in Pee-Wee's Big Holiday (2016)
  • Oprah Winfrey appeared in the Pee-Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special (1988)


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