Judd Apatow’s name has been tossed all round the web this week with news of old projects, as well as – get excited – new ones.
Apatow is developing a Pee-wee Herman road-flick that will follow the bow-tie wearing super geek on “a gigantic adventure,” Variety reported.
The “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and “Get Him to the Greek” producer will work alongside Paul Reubens, who created Pee-wee Herman back in the 70s, and Paul Rust to produce the film.
"Let's face it, the world needs more Pee-wee Herman," Apatow told Variety.
Apparently the world needs more Apatow, too.
Apatow’s cult classics, “Freaks and Geeks” and “Undeclared” – neither of which lasted very long on the air – have been picked up by IFC, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“Freaks and Geeks” will premiere on IFC Friday at 11 p.m. ET., with an encore on Mondays and Sundays. “Undeclared” will make its way to the tube in the fall.
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a lot funnier and not near as perverted as spongebob........
Would you care for a HAMBURGER, MR LIZARD?
Will he be exposing himself in the film?
It's about damn time. This could have happened a long time ago. He was too big of a risk until now I guess. Still love him though
Wasent He Like Caught With Some Adult Videos.?
Ewww"Nastyy ....Why Would Anybody Want To Watch Him..Hes Lookks
Scary Looking And Is A Nastyy Person Who Masterbaits In His Videos..Grosssssss
I'm gonna roll a big fattie and watch this! Pee Wee ROCKS! :)
Children learn their behaviour by watching and imitating adults. I would NEVER allow any kid of mine to watch this wierdo, aside from the fact that he's a known perv.
well, you're boring, and your kids will be nerds.
This guy is going to replace Al Franken in the Senate. Talk about an upgrade !
Been watching Pee Wee since his HBO special debuted back in the early 80s. Didn't care much for the Pee Wee show on weekends but it was nice to see the same characters. His movies were fun and silly, and although movie humor has changed, I think there's a way of bringing him back w/o destroying what most of us enjoyed.
Ms. Evan was f'n hot on that HBO special of Pee Wee. ahhh yeahh!
When we brought my daughter, who is now 20, home from the hospital we took her picture sitting on the "Chairy" stuffed toy we had under the Christmas tree. It is one of our favorite baby pictures! PeeWee's Big Adventure & his Saturday morning show were constants for our kids while they were growing up. PeeWee is funny & annoying at the same time (funny wins!). My son won a PeeWee doll at a coloring contest at Penney's when he was 4. We have all the PeeWee toys, and our kids still like looking at them even now that they're grown up. BRING ON THE PEE WEE MOVIE, MR. APATOW!! We will be front row in the audience :)
So Mr Masturbator is back in the lime light. No more hiding in sinister triple x theaters pulling his "thingy" then?
yeah but can they ressurect Phil Hartman for Captain Carl?
I love Pee Wee. Loved his TV show. I'd still watch it if I could find it anywhere. I also think we should have a secret word each and every day (as a nation) and scream at the top of our lungs when it is said. Let's not forget the actors who got their start on Pee Wee's show...S Epatha (The Mail Lady) and Lawrence Fishburn (he was cowboy Curtis).
this is modestly relevant to my interests
Haa haa! Ha ha ha! Go Pee Wee!
Reubens is brilliant. (As was Phil Hartman who co-wrote Big Adventure). His performace on the 1st season of 30 Rock was genius.
There's no basement in the Alamo.
A few months ago while channel surfing I saw that Pee Wee's Big Adventure was on. I made my 10 and 13 year old son's watch it, guaranteeing they will love it. The dancing bar scene cracked them up and I loved seeing them mimick the dancing. That laugh of his, still cracks me up and I sometimes do it to the kids. Would you rather see your kids watch
this grown man act like a child or let them watch the Simpsons or Family Guy? These sick cartoons are worse
for our kids to watch than Pee Wee Herman. And I'd rather have them watch this comedy than have them glued to their X-Boxes playing violent war games with the vulgarity.
After all these years, I still love Pee-Wee Herman. Go Man Go... I love you with the makeup and I love you without the makeup.
YAY! Another Pee Wee movie! Can't wait! :-)
I love PeeWee – I still have tapes of his Saturday show. Good news!
I think he's too old now to resurrect this character. It's weird and I'm kind of embarrassed for him. I thought he was very funny in Mystery Men - he should do more comedy parts like that.
I remember going to PeeWee viewing parties in the basement of the Alamo!
What do you mean I'm remembering it wrong??
I ADORE Pee-wee Herman! His triumphant return is a blessing to thirtysomethings everywhere. G_d bless you, Paul Reubens!
I will crack up when Pee-Wee's new movie trumphs sales for crappy special FX glossed blockbuster Hollywood remakes. As long as they stick to Pee-Wee's true format – slightly perverted and more geared towards adults and a PG13+ rating, this is going to ROCK! Hoping for an R rating with Apatow at the helm. Let's face it, this movie will be geared towards a mid-30's audience. Go Pee-Wee GO!!!
I LOVE Pee Wee!!! He is the BOMB DIGGETY!! I do a great impression of him, can't wait for some new Pee Wee stuff. My son is now 30 and together we watched Pee Wee together and laughed our butts off. I was living in Jacksonville, Fl when he had his Sarasota "event". Made up a great joke.. now I can tell it to the whole world. "Who came first, Pee Wee or the cops???" You GO Pee Wee!!
You're looking at the next Governor of California.
Im sorry. They need to bring back Startrek not peewee. Startrek still has a huge fan base and people love it. So why did the networks kill it midseason. The world may never know.
I agree. We need the "Kirk" back in these trying times.
I still haven't gotten over the headlines on this guy" Pee-wee pulls pud in public, people perturbed!" Don't bring this guy back!
Must bring back Morpheus!!!
Funnier than Obama and not as arrogant.
Funnier than Bush and not as stupid.
He was in a pr0n theater touching HIMSELF. Are you really dense enough to compare him to Manson and OJ? He didn't go and kill anyone. I mean for real dude, you think that people that go into adult movie theaters go in there to just sit back and watch?
we love pee wee! my youngest stepson refers to him as the guy who was looking for his bike! (:
Word of the day: PeeWee! AAAAAAAAGHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I loved Pee Wee Herman, and if I can find his old show on DVD anywhere, I would get it for my 7 year old in an instant. He did ONE bad thing on his own time and quite frankly, I wonder why we are paying taxes to have officers hanging out in those theaters. Its not like he was selling kids drugs or stabbed anyone. You go Paul, there are a lot of people who support you!
You can find Pee-Wee's Playhouse on DVD in stores or online. Keep looking, they make it!
Some people just see with their eyes instead of their heart and brain. Go Pee Wee Go.. your shows had imagination
and was fun to so many. Good Luck.
My ringtone is the "Making Breakfast" music form Pee Wee's Big Adventure. I like hearing my phone ring!
I love you Pee Wee!!
Excuse me, but I'm going to be 48 next month. I watched him in the early 80s he was THE comedian (next to Gallagher and Sam Kinison), to watch in college.
And yes, I watch both Pee Wee Herman movies when I can. In fact "Pee Wee's Big Adventure" was one of the very few movies my brother and I went to see without our parents. If I have the money, I will go.
I agree, his act-Pee Wee persona is more geared to "adults" but that's the charm.
That being said, I would like to see him do some acting-perhaps a drama-as himself, as Paul Reubens.
Now if he (the actor), can stay OUT of trouble, we'd all be okay.
PS-I first liked Tiny Tim when I was five, and to this day I still like him, so there!!!
TELL EM LARGE MARGE SENT YA!! HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
Was that the REAL Cowboy Curtis who posted????
Hope his lab work is not slacking.
GO PEE WEE! We know you're making a film, but what are we?!
I'm 34, and my older brother and I grew up watching Pee-Wee's Playhouse. "Big Adventure" was one of our all-time favorite movies. I'm chuckling right now thinking of the one-liners from the film (who *doesn't* love the Large Marge scene??). I hope that Apatow and Herman do great things with the concept; if so, I'm on board 100%. BTW, regarding his arrest...I feel he was totally thrown under the bus by the media. He committed no crime other than indecent exposure. It's not like he molested children. Yes, he made a mistake, but come on, many other celebs have done far, far worse and been forgiven. Let it go, America, and enjoy the laughs he created.
My grown up children enjoyed Peewee in the 80's. I'm sure they will watch his latest adventures. Everybody deserves a 2nd chance.
I lost all respect for The View when they had him on the show. What is wrong with people? Is ratings more important. The man was caught in a theater touching himself. Next we will have a show hosted my Charles Manson or OJ simpson, I guess morality is dead is TV anymore. I will not see the movie and that is my right.
Let me guess... you're "Christian". "Christians" are by and large the most judgmental lot I've ever seen, which should be in direct opposition to how they're supposed to be. I put "Christians" in quotes to distinguish from actual Christians. Get a life!
did you just compare beatin off in a dark theatre to Manson and Simpson? wow!!!
Mel, are you actually comparing masturbation to mass murder?!
At least he didn't s e xually assault his massage therapist.
Masturbation is on par with the crimes of Charles Manson and OJ Simpson? Are you serious? Reubens has paid for what he did that night and then some. You must be one of these people who just loves to be outraged over something. You just look for things to be offended about.
Well, at least you're making some progress by admitting that you now have no respect for The View; most of us never had any respect for that show.
Did you adopt your children? I am just asking since you seem to find anything s e xual so repulsive.
Riiigghhhttt.. because you never committed that act ever and if you did, you deserve to be in disgrace for the rest of your life... But yeah I never had much respect for The View anyway.
There's a lotta things about me you don't know anything about, Dottie. Things you wouldn't understand. Things you couldn't understand. Things you shouldn't understand.
Dottie: I don't understand.
Pee-wee: You don't wanna get mixed up with a guy like me. I'm a loner, Dottie. A rebel. So long, Dott.
Sorry, but the photo above, showing Rubens currently done up as Pee Wee, makes me think of late photos of Bela Lugosi still trying to do his Dracula schtik. Sad.
Incorrect. This is an oooold photo, during his heyday. They must've tried to find the worst photo possible for this article, to make you think he's "washed up". This was 6 years before Pee-Wee's Playhouse.
I still have the VHS box set and my step kids LOVE IT! Miss Yvonne was such a saucy little tramp.....
Isn't this the guy who did himself with a hand job on stage in a kids theater? This guy has nothing or will say nothing that I want.
You are an idiot. There was nothing AT ALL involved with kids. I wish Reubens could see your comment and sue you for it. Irresponsible!
Nobody hit me to that, dude.
I think Paul's funniest moment was the Hamburger Dude in the old Cheech & Chong movies....Pee Wee????? That's so old....it just isn't going to fly. Someone should see this big lead balloon project and realize it's got an equal chance of succeeding as we have of returning to the moon any time soon. I feel bad for Paul that he's sort of turned into a one-trick-pony. He should try some other stuff since at this age, it's a little bit dimented.
This IS the "other things" you think should be doing. He hasn't been Pee Wee for years and years. You ever see the movie Blow, or the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie? It's not like he's been pushing the Pee Wee act for the last 20 years, it's just what people remember him the most for.
And for all the people who seem to think he was somehow arrested for anything more sinister than masturbating in a *GASP* adult theatre! Get your facts straight. He didn't do anything involving or even around kids. So stop trying to make him seem like a child molester. He's an adult man, who once got caught masturbating. If you find that horribly shocking, never go outside ever again. Your head will explode.
Bring back Tim Burton to direct!
When Paul Reubens was arrested at an Adult Store, he had stopped playing Pee Wee Herman for over a year (the show was in reruns). So, I give him some slack (he wasn't exactly spilling oil in the Gulf). You have to admit, the Pee Wee Herman show was ahead of it's time. My 10 year old saw some reruns of the show recently and really got a kick out of them. If done right, it could be a great movie!
I'm 32, so when Pee Wees Big Adventure came out I was like 7 years old. I thought it was the greatest movie ever made. I watched it years later in my 20s and totally got tons of jokes that went over my head when I was a kid. It was totally hysterical.
There's a reason Pee-wee peaked in the 80's. Somethings are best left in the 80's. This is one of them.
what is wrong with his face?
I'm sure you all remember this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0bHUtpXI3o
No matter what ppl say Pee-wee rockz.... If you don't like it well that's your problem. I learned a lot growing up watching his show. I'm 26 right and I so love him. My nephews come over my house just to want all the seasons on dvd or the movie. I support PeeWee 1,000,000%.lol.
OMG!!!!! I love pee wee. Ever since I was a little girl. Till this day I get a kick outta of him. I have pee wee's playhouse and all the movies he's done on dvd. I even still got my peewee doll. I can't wait. I LOVE YOU PEEWEE.
Eeew. No WAY would I allow my kids to watch this guy.
I vividly remember his bust back in the day for doing his deed in an adult movie house and I'm sure nothing much has changed there.
Just knowing this little bit of history, he will never grace our tv/computer screens.
Nope, no way.
I couldn't hear what you were saying Rachel. Please turn the George Michael music down.
Of course! Because I am CERTAIN that you too, are EXACTLY the same as you were then!!! LOL!
Didn't you say that already?? Geez it's like you're fascinated by it...
What is there some kind of subliminal message in it that could corrupt your kids?? Pearls before swine, I say!
I know you are, but what am I!!?!
I love Pee-Wee and loved his show. I watched it with my little boy who is now 30. Can't wait to see the movie.
yeah, hope he does good, and take up where he left off (movie wise), he was hosed, there was a lot of junk going on that was way worst and people getting away with it .. I guess they still are :-P
Woohoo, go peewee!
I watched Pee Wee's big adventure about a month ago during my kids' sleepover. I was looking for a moie on Netflix that the kids could watch and I could tolerate. I was shocked at how much the kids liked it. I was equally shocked at the fact that I still found it as funny as I did when I was a kid. Pee Wee never gets old! (Literally. Look up a picture of him from the '80s and sompare to hix pic now. I'm pretty sure he stopped aging in 1988).
Long Live Jam-bee
It says he will be working with Reubens, but not that Reubens would be portraying the character. No one caught that?
Then there would be no point in making the movie! Definitely. There is NO other PEE WEE! ( ...two of the cats in my life have been named Pee Wee!! (felines)
What's with all the "he's not funny [anymore]" comments? He's not exactly out and about doing comedy routines, so (A) how would you know? (B) The film is tentatively to be produced/written by some comedic talents, so it'll be good. I trust Apatow.
The theme song to PeeWee's Playhouse was sung by Cyndi Lauper. The song was recorded normally, then speeded up when it was dubbed down to the final version, giving Cyndi's voice even more squeaky overtones.
"Large Marge sent me.........".
My boss really loves pee-wee. If people like it. more power too them.
Ummm, are we talking the same Pee-wee here? LOL!
That's probably what it's about. Many can't get past his character name. I think it's funny. Then again, I like fart jokes.
Pee-wee's Playhouse was one of the best things to happen to children programming since Howdy Doody or Bozo the Clown in my opinion.
In a word: YES! I just introduced my 9-year-old to PeeWee a few months ago, he loved him. PeeWee's stuff teaches lessons, a big one of which is how you treat people is important. Ruebens is a pure genius, it's been way too long.
His funniest role: the Hammmmburger Man in "Cheech & Chong's Nice Dreams" (1980)
Pee wees big adventure is still to this day a very funny movie. i dont think the humor is outdated at all. i am very excited for this. as long as its not crap like big top adventure
Cartoons about Noah's Ark are so much more informative. Not!
Something tells me those who are not religious fundamentalists and lean a bit to the left like him more. Not trying to make it political but seems to be a fact from what I see.
Sure are a lot of religious based cartoons on Saturday morning nowadays. I don't think commercial TV should be preaching religion on Saturday morning.
Pee-wee kid's show on Saturday morning taught life lessons without preaching religion. His movies were another story.
Yeah, and if you don't watch Oprah because she's "spiritual' instead of "religious", you probably wont like Pee Wee either.
If you love him so much why don't you marry him? Heh heh heh...
oh yes, please! his movies were awesome. i think the vhs tapes broke because they were watched too much in our house. and i still giggle whenever i think of the episode where he loved fruit salad so much he married it.
That episode was GREAT. I watched him faithfully and will definitely go see this movie.
His Christmas Special was great!
"Everyone I know has a big but."
I really wish this movie will have all of the adult humor of the original stand up act (before it got censored to hell and turned into a children's show).
Pee-wee is a classic like him or not. Deal with it, get over it.
Pederast? He was caught pulling his own pud in an adult theater. I have no kids, and I could still tell the country deprived itself of some of the best kids television on the air.
Accidentally hit 'report abuse' button. Sorry! Yea, people act like they never got off by themselves. He was well known so he got burnt.
Do we really need to bring this pederast back to the spotlight?
You don't know what the word pederast means, so you should probably stop using it.
Grizzly, please explain how Paul Rubens going to an adult movie theater (one that shows p o r n in case you really are that stupid) and getting caught with his pants down is in any way related to molesting or taking advantage of a child. I bet you're the real pederast as a way of justifying your perversion to yourself you accuse everyone else of being one too.
people make mistake and do wrong things but this man is AWSOME and talented truly his show is an art ! come on people get REAL ! let the show go on and let the B.S. go......................................................................
Give me a break. Pee Wee Herman was the most clueless, infantile program that ever was shown. It is the epitome of lowest common denominator trash on the boob tube. Why is American Television such a wasteland of junk programming? Why bring back the past? Why not create something new and imaginative instead?
Obviously you never watched the show. It was incredibly imaginative especially for the target audience. It also taught many basic life lessons. You're slamming something you know nothing about.
I have to agree. You can't have watched the show. It worked on many levels, was exceptionally funny, exceptionally creative and exceptionally original.
And most importantly, it was just plain fun. Was it the highest quality programming? Heck no. But it was just good fun.
show was highly imaginative and very cutting edge perhaps Kerry you can come up with something better between flipping those burgers
Over your head, I guess...
I asked my husband to come take a look at this guy on kids tv. Something wasn't quite right. We quit letting our kids watch him. His humor was a little too perverted and in bad taste. He's not right upstairs. I'll take Kermit anyday over this-this-this-whatchamacallit.
I grew up watching the show, am now in my early 30's and now watch it my kids. There is absolutely not one thing perverted about Pee Wee's Playhouse. Yes, there is some subtle adult humor thrown in but they do that in Shrek but overall, it's good fun. Prude.
I really pity you, I really really do. The fact that you see anything perverted in Pee Wee's Playhouse speaks volumes about you and really highlights how wrong in the head YOU are. I hope your children eventually grow up to realize that you are a mentally unstable prude and that not everything has a s e x ual under/over-tone. Sadly, I fear it is too late for them as I'm sure you'll continue to brainwash them until they manage to escape when they turn 18.
but kermit is so green and smell like miss piggy
dacoole – if you're finding anything perverted in one single episode of "PeeWee's Playhouse", it must be your OWN perverted mind working overtime! That's the biggest problem I have with 'do-gooder's' like you. You probably don't celebrate Halloween since it's a devil's holiday. These things are only thisway because YOU perceive to see them that way. The more a parent tries to "hide" the truth/reality from their kids, the more curious the kids get. When they become of legal age, they'll make up for lost time! Better they know what's out there and prepare them – or let them find out for themselves. Don't be such a prude!
Pee Wee totally rocks. If it weren't for a handful of right wing freaks, we'd all be enjoying him still. His kid shows really taught kids things such as creativity and making things and how to take care of themselves, as opposed to the drivel now being churned out. What a concept! If you ever get a chance to see his Christmas Special, Run! Don't Walk to see it. A total classic that has a million cameo appearances.
Great. A Pee Wee movie that should have ended 20 min ago.
How about 20 years ago–even better.
What a freeking dork !
I always used to say, "This Peewee Herman guy will have a long and successful career as long as he's never caught publicly masturbating." Sadly, my words proved strangely prophetic.
I think they're IRANIAN!!!
I saw a picture once from a party...PeeWee with Rodney Dangerfield and David Lee Roth. Time machine, please?
while there are some negative posts on this it's nice to see that there
are a larger number of positive comments as well. i too grew up
watching Pee Wee's tv show and loved both his movies even as corny
as Big Top Pee Wee was. The whole adult theatre thing was blown so
far out of proportion that it kinda made me sick back then not that he
was "caught" but that there were some people that realized "OMG he
did THAT in an ADULT theatre?" but anyways if he does come back which
I think would be a good thing because yes we need more comedy in the
world these days I would definitely see the flick.
Americans will watch anything, even the most idiot things in the world. what a screwed up society.
Like anyone at all is going to pay attention to anything said by anyone who goes by the most unimaginative of usernames "johndoe5".
And I'm sure whatever sh!thole 3rd-world country you're from is working itself to death to make it for us for pennies an hour. And you better love us or we'll find another country of starving losers to push your corpses out of the way and kill themselves for our money. The absolute best part is that 15 years later we will sell the same crap back to you idiots at a premium and you morons will pay every dime we ask for because you can't get enough of our culture.
Pee-Wee is proof of America's SANITY you foolish person.
you're the guy ... from the hamburger train ... riight?
I love Paul Reubens. He's a weirdo, yes, but is entertaining! An extroverted introvert like myself, I'd love to hang out one day with him. I bet he could talk about some crazy stuff!
Pee-wee creeps me out so much! Maybe it's because he was before my time, but still. Yuck.
If your name is Britanny, Pee Wee WAS before your time. Just like your generation probably thinks the Jonas Brothers and Justin Bieber have any talent at all.
Paul's best film was actually Blow with the wonderful Johnny Depp. Perfect casting.
Paul – I totally agree with you on "Blow" (Depp, too). However, "Pee Wee's Big Adventure" will always be my favorite movie and I still laugh hysterically everytime I watch it. My oldest son turns 30 next week and we used to watch "Pee Wee's Playhouse" together every Saturday when he was very young. Great memories! I embrace the return of PeeWee!
i feel the urge to goto the movies...
Mack in the mid 90's I was in Austin and my future wife was in Chicago. We would have long distance dates. Once I "took her to a movie." We both rented Pee Wee's Big Adventure and watched it together while on the phone. We also shared our snacks. During the movie we would fax each other popcorn bags and the like.
Weird, fun movie. Weird, fun wife. Great date. Great life.
I loved that story!! :-D
That must have been FUN. So cool.
I loved Pee Wee in that movie where he was in a movie theater whacking off to the adult film "Nurse Nancy". Oh wait, that was real life!!!
Yes, bring back the genius!
Are you kidding, in a theater? Oh, one of those sticky theaters! I would'nt even walk past one of those! I mean, you would think they would be very stinky. ewwwwww. Also- AAUAUAUAAGHHGH you just said the word for the day!
I gotta say Apatow has done some funny stuff, but bringing Pee Wee back? He's just not funny anymore. It's like Rodney Dangerfield. He might have been funny at one time, but times change. Kind of like the mullet and neon laces. It's going to be a bomb.
neon laces are back.
It'll be blockbuster! Ever hear of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"?!
Pee Wee will always be a much funnier comedian than Sarah Palin will ever be. What? You mean to tell me Palin isn't a comedian? Ok, I'd rather watch Pee wee than the tired antics of Dane Cook, or most comedians that are around.
Dude has some kind of messed up/brilliant imagination.
I wonder if he can still pull it off with falling testosterone levels?
I love Pee Wee! He's awesome!
It could be worse ... they could be bringing back Tiny Tim.
No, Tiny Tim has been dead for years.
no, actually they couldn't. he's dead.
Zombie with a Ukelele: Tiny Tim Returns!
Tiptoe through the BRAAAAAAAAIIIIINSSS!
Our family loved Peewee Herman. I think PeeWee instilled in our children a certain dry but kind humor which they all still enjoy today. We loved the Saturday morning show. It was beyond clever. Then came "Peewee's Great Adventure" which still incites belly laughs.. Who can forget the tour of the Alamo and the wonderful character Simone and large Marge. We still say good-bye to "Au Revior, PeeWee" "Au Revoir Simone". I notice some singing group actually has that name. And this 60 something gets it!!!(I don't get much these days). Our oldest went to his sixth grade Halloween contest at middle school dressed as PeeWee Herman. Short pants, red bowtie, and white shoes. His science teacher, a wonderful woman with a great sense of humor, had him get on the science lab tables and do the 'Tequila' number. He is still remembered by all his classmates for that performance.
I still have our 'Chairy" and an untouched PeeWee's Playhouse waiting for that 6th grader's son to enjoy. This is great news. And yes, I agree with an earlier poster, we do need more of PeeWee's humor. Kind, a bit irreverent, slightly sophisticated. A thinking child's humorist. All that stuff about Paul Reubens in the moviehouse was so bogus. My God, PeeWee never said he was a saint. You couldn't look at or appreciate the show without knowing these characters (actors) were just on the edge. I would like to think children (and parents) who liked PeeWee Herman as a character had that 'kinder, gentler' character that we really need today. Sarah Palin and her ilk would be clueless (and are clueless!)
Awesome post! I totally agree.
I agreed with you up until the Sarah Palin part. What does SHE have to do with this?
Rae, the point is that there are some people,,,such as Sarah Pallin....who are gray-celled deficient and show their lack of ability to conceptualize the humor and standards of Pee Wee Herman. Her 'Imbicility' could have been greatly diminished if she took the time to watch Pee Wee Herman in the first place, showing that Pee Wee does good in the world. She would still be an imbicile, however, for there is no 'Perfect Goodness' in this world. The post is a very good post, and makes much sense.
Paul is creative and has my respect.
Amen to that!!
Pee Wee was derailed cause he was chokin the chicken in an adult theatre in Sarasota, Florida. I know, I lived there at the time. To be honest here, I have also. Though not at that particular theatre. Most men reading this post have also. do also. Bottom line....no pun intended.....Pee Wee was and will be again an awesome entertainment to our young. Deserved.
I never fapped in a theater or any other public place. I only ever did it in the privacy of my home.
(Cheech & Chong's Next Movie was also my favorite Rubens role, though PW's Big Adventure ruled as well)
You guys may be all proud bragging about the pud whacking you all are so fond of doing, however.... I will NEVER let my child watch this dude, no way. He has a history, a quite vivid one, and one I will never forget.
@Rachel: Don't let your children see their father, I can bet he has a history of masturbating also. While your at it, better hide them from Michael Jackson, Matthew Broderick, and probably every other star in hollywood. (Matthew is known for vehicular manslaughter... drunk driving) Honestly, I hate parents who shelter their kids instead of educating them.
@Rachel – Suuuuure, you're a saint who's never done anything questionable. Because you're a perfect gift from God. You're the kind of person who vilifies others for getting caught doing the same things you do, but haven't gotten caught – yet. But when you do get caught, you're "deeply sorry" and "truly regret" your transgressions.
Rachel is just another strong example of why people should required to obtain a license to procreate. Until then, morons will continue to beget morons and teach them their moron ways.
I have fapped in theaters, bathrooms in my car, wherever the mood strikes me, I don't fault Paul for what he did, he got caught BIG DEAL. Rachel, there is no reason to not let your kids watch Pee Wee, they do not know anything about what he did, why punish them from this comic genius. I am sure you & your husband have fapped as well. I am sure you have done it in front of him & him you. I am also sure you have doe it alone, I would keep your kids away from everyone then, I bop, she bop, he bop, you bop, we bop, they bop.
Sorry but so what?? What was he watching when he was busted? As long as it was adult on adult I don't think it's an issue as it has nothing to do with his act. I never heard he was suspected of anything to do with kids either?
he looks like he crawled out of a grave...
Meka Leka Hi, Meka Hiney Ho
Mecka Lecka Hi Mecka JOHNNY ho.
All children love Pee Wee and his humor is timeless. I have his VHS tapes still and sometime we watch them. Fun. We need more fun in the world.
Yes, somehow we all knew Pee-Wee fans are the kind that still have VHS...
I have the series and Christmas special on DVD and Pee Wee's Big Adventure on VHS. I loved the show as a kid and now my 5 and 6 y/o boys love the show. They think it's hysterical.
They still have VHS because they enjoy quality entertainment that because of small minded corporate idiocy never made it to DVD and probably won't make it to Blue Ray either... Only corporate trash made by committee has a chance of ever staying in print.
Paul is/was great. Someone mentioned his Christmas show and it was a classic. Did anyone see the episodes of Reno911 that he was in? He was great as a PI turned thief. He's a funny guy who shouldn't have been forced off the air. Prudish Americans.
I liked Reubens in the Cheech & Chong movies too. I liked him as Howie the "Hamburger Dude" from Nice Dreams.
Paging Mr. Herman, Mr. Herman. You have a telephone call at the front desk.
I'M TRYING TO USE THE PHOOOOONE!
Don't you know this is the private club of the Satan's Helpers??
I'm in my mid 30's and this show always tripped me out. SO not funny. He actually scared me! I mean, a strange man, running around squealing and waving his arms everywhere? PLEASE don't make this into a movie. It will tank.
Please, you're in your mid 30's and Pee Wee scared you? I'm not even 30 yet and I used to watch that show as a kid and it never once "tripped me out". Take some advice, if you don't like the show/movie, don't watch it. See how simple that is?
Tripped you out?? :-/ Must have been some really bad weed...
Pee Wee Herman is the bomb. He smokes mad weed too, awesome, i fully support bringing Paul Rueben's character back.
He is just really funny and always will be. Just stay out of the theaters
Yep, that's my thought.... keep the little pee-wee in your pants this time! Good luck!
Mecka lecka hi, mecka hi dee ho.....
I know you are but what am I!!!
But, will lawrence fishburne reprise the role of Cowboy Curtis?
I read somewhere that if they was another movie being made, and Cowboy Curtis was in it, he would. Now that I would love to see. And for those of you who ask if Pee-Wee is still relevant. Yes, he is. Very much so.
Oh, that would be SO cool if Mr. Fishburne would do Curtis again!!
I prefer Reubens in "Cheech & Chong's Next Movie", as a hotel clerk and later as Pee-Wee Herman in a comedy club.
"I'm not sorry I took the money! MAAAHH!"
The movie was actually "Cheech and Chong's Nice Dreams"- The Hammmmmburger Man! And in "Meatballs 2", Peewee Kreeshna!
The world DOES need more Pee Wee.
Good luck, Paul. Go for it!
His humor is old. I doubt he will live up to today's comedy
Pee Wee's Big Adventure is funnier than most comedies that come out these days. So your theory is wrong.
My 5 year old loves the show!
I think those who grew up watching his shows and movies will think he's still funny.
fortunately his humor was ahead of the curve, kinda like Andy Kaufman although different type of humor.
His humor still cracks me up. My nieces and nephews think he's hysterical.
He makes me wanna puke!
then why in the world read the article and take the time to comment???
thats because youre boring and have no creativity.
Then lay flat on your back and go for it!
That's so funny we forgot to laugh! :P
My favorite episode of the tv show was the one with the giant underpants. I wonder if he will still be funny.
I went into labor 23 years ago watching that episode because I was laughing so hard!
Hes not funny anymore.
You were never funny.
He is to many people. Thanks for your opinion.
Was he ever?!?!?!?!?
Is so! :-P
I know you are, but what am I?
I think he is hilarious!
this is relevant to my interests
The movie would have to be geared towards people in the early to mid-thirties. I would love to see Pee-wee again. I still watch Pee-wee's Big Adventure when I see its on cable.
I love Pee-Wee. I have great memories of him from the 80s movies and think Reuben is great and his act is pure genius.
My sons are 4 and 5! I grew up watching Pee Wees BIg Adventure. I knew all the lines word for word. My kids love his display of humor. All they ask if they can watch Pee Wee. Paul Reuben has had his mistakes and differences, but he is a true entertainer!
And yet, you were the very first person to jump aboard and post a comment.
then don't read it
@"Leikela", @"And Yet...": what the heck are you two talking about? They said it IS relevant to their interests. Do you know what relevant means?
I think Pee Wee Herman needs to give it up. It is not even funny. Why would anyone want to waste their hard earned money on this stupid project.. Get real.
this is semi -irrelevent to my interests.
He's looking more and more like Michael Jackson... and not the live one.
You stole the show in the movie "Blow" as the gay pot dealer. I still watch your 1988 Christmas special every season. You made me laugh & the world needs more of that. Best of luck.
Man... Paul looks creepy as PeeWee, but that could be a terrific movie. I'm all for it!
The big shoe dance was classic, in the world we live in these days, pee wee is a breathe of fresh air....get off he's back..
pee wee! pee wee! pee wee! pee wee!
I pity the fool that don't want to see this movie.
.....for I am a robot.
I have never stopped loving Pee-Wee! I think it would be so awesome for the project to come alive. I have always thought Paul Reuben was judged unfairly by the overall "public opinion". After all, Micheal did "Oh, so much more!". Bring it on Pee-Wee!!!
I think you mean pea because pee can be rather large if you drink a liter of anything.
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