Imagine the word being screamed at full volume, in that deep, guttural Pee-wee Herman voice—not the shrill, child-like variation, but that deranged, distorted, Kermit the Frog-sounding bellow that he summoned for his most manic moments. For many of us children of '80s and '90s, it served not only as an entry point to the zany world of Pee-wee Herman, also as a refreshing alternative to the boring, straight-laced Christmas specials from squares like Andy Williams and The Carpenters. Who was this spoiled, irresistibly Machiavellian stinker—and, to put it plainly, what is his deal?
It was a hell of a production, and as far as Christmas specials go, it's a classic. In the special, Pee-Wee makes an absurdly long list of presents he wants from Santa using his Conky computer ; various guest stars help him decorate for the holiday; a Jewish neighbor explains Hanukkah and the dreidel; and finally, Santa arrives -- but since Pee-Wee requested so many presents, there was no room on the sleigh for presents for anyone else on the planet. How will it end??
Pee-Wee is back with a newly remastered version of the famed Playhouse Christmas special. Reubens was inspired by the many holiday shows he grew up with, which he filtered through his singular aesthetic. The hour-long special is an eye-popping gumbo of stop motion animation, cartoons, puppets, guest star turns and live action antics.
Few actors are more caught up in their roles, so associated with a single character, than Paul Reubens and Pee-wee Herman. Indeed, the two are quite synonymous, with Reubens willing his persona into reality, appearing as the character in interviews, downplaying his own history, and fervently controlling his image as a moral guide for children. Reubens studiously refused to licenses his likeness in endorsements for sugary foods and went out of his way to never be shown smoking, a heavy habit for him. This closeness creates a complicated legacy.
Santa may wanna step up his game because he may be able to deliver all those presents, but can he serve up the yuletide greetings like Pee-wee? Here are 5 ways Pee-wee does the holiday better than everyone else. Check out the special, now streaming on Netflix.
Text opravil DevilDan. Reggae Christmas feat. Every year I get the same feel Christmas come I wanna pack my backs and flee wanna get away from New York Wanna find another place to be.
Pee-wee's Playhouse was an American children's television program starring Paul Reubens as the childlike Pee-wee Herman which ran from to on Saturday mornings on CBSand airing in reruns until July While enjoying continuous popularity with the show, Reubens teamed with young director Tim Burton in to make the comedy film Pee-wee's Big Adventure. Epatha Merkerson.
Pee-wee Herman ie: Paul Reubens got a raw deal. The guy was a genius and just because he played with his Wee-pee in a dark movie theater one day, his career as that fun-loving character was basically over. Oh sure, Tom Green can suck the teat of a cow in a grocery store on national television and he's starring in some movies shortly thereafter.
Everybody has their own family traditions, which can vary wildly from house to house. I went to one house around Christmastime to discover they have been collecting those little Christmas village buildings that places like Hallmark sell every year, and had decorated their whole house with them, which made me feel gargantuan; finally, a Christmas for people who have always wanted to be giants. One of the ways families distinguish themselves is in what movies they watch for Christmas.