We wouldn’t call it a comeback, except it kind of is: After reviving the "Pee-wee Herman Show" for Broadway production, Paul Reubens is getting the character back on HBO.
The cable network is planning to film Reubens' Broadway show for a special that will air sometime in 2011, according to the New York Times.
Back in 1981, HBO aired a special of the “Pee-wee Herman Show,” which starred Reubens and his comedic cohort performing at The Roxy in Los Angeles. That show - airing prior to Reubens' other projects with the character, like "Pee-wee's Playhouse" - was the seed for what would become the Broadway show you can see today.
The “Pee-wee Herman Show” is on the Great White Way until January 2, and HBO said it would tape its special immediately following the production’s close.
Paul Reubens is NOT a pervert in my opinon. I know he did a bad thing, but he didnt hurt ANYBODY. I am glad hes back on TV, I have never seen Pee wees Playhouse, but I cant wait until the HBO show.. Love you Pee wee/Paul Reubens
Paul Reubens is a talented genius. Pee Wee Herman is an amazing creation. Glad to see him back.
We love you Pee Wee! Come back to Sturgis for the rally in '11
He is was not, and is not a pedofile. Get your facts straight. He was in an adult theatre DOING WHAT THEY DO THERE
Now I will not be the gayest entertainer around :(
Pee Wee's Big Adventure is one of my all time favorite movies! LOL, I still have it on VHS and I watch it on Netflix with my kids now! So glad to see that he's making a come back! I will have to get HBO for this one!
It is rumored PeeWee keeps trying to touch Cartman'\ fireman. Good chil
dren should watch SouthPark – not this nasty wierdo.
I LOVE PEE-WEE! Goood to finaly see him back on! All Pee-wee haters can Kick Rocks!
How many minds were warped by this sicko ? WHen i was in school it was suggested PeeWee could possibly be Al Queda or Taliban. Plus, could he possibly be responsible for the collpse of the US Economy ? Inquiring minds want to know.
Peewee reminds me of MIchael Jackson. SICK SAD PERVERTS.
I miss Phil Hartman.
Sorry, but this show sucked rocks as a child.
Pee wee wuz a big influence to many children. he showed them that its ok 2 b themselves & to use ciomedy to expess themselves. i missed u paul... welcome back!
Lets repeat adult theater ! Lmao not children
Let's hope there are no little children around for him to take out his desires on.... He is a pervert...
Paul reubens stole the intellectual property of his supporting cast. All the cast members from his original hbo special created their characters. They were not credited nor compensated for the series. Pee wee was and is a thief.
Best Sat. mornin line as astronaut in magic screen "I'm so spaced out, hey its major Tom, oh no I hope wr not goin 2 uranus"! Never missed the Sat mornin show even w a bad college hangover
Paging Mr Herman...paging Mr Herman Welcome back PeeWee, and best o' luck. You've been sorely missed by many many people
I was in high school when this show was on, every Saturday I would get up and watch it with my little brother and sister....Glad to see Pee Wee back, and wish Paul Reubens the best.
Pee Wee's Playhouse
Come on in, and pull yourself up a chair (like Chairry!)
Let the fun begin, it's time to let down your hair!
Pee-Wee's SO excited,
'cause all his friends have been invited (that's you!)
To go wacky, at Pee-Wee's Playhouse!
There's a crazy rhythm, comin' from Puppetland (what that?)
Dirty Dog, Cool Cat, and Chicky Baby are the Puppet Band (yeah!)
He's got a couple of talkin' fish,
and a genie who'll grant a wish –
Golly, it's cuckoo at Pee-Wee's Playhouse!
Globey's spinnin', Mr. Window's grinnin',
'cause Pterri's flyin' by (hello!)
The Flowers are singin', the Picture Phone is ringin',
and the Dinosaur family goes, "Hi!"
Mr. Kite's soarin', Conky's still a snorin',
there's the flashing Magic Screen,
The Cowntess is so classy, Randy's kinda sassy –
A nuttier establishment you've never seen!
Spend the day with Pee-Wee and you'll see what we mean! (Come on!)
Get outta bed, there'll be no more nappin'! (Wake up!)
'Cause you've landed in a place where anything can happen –
Now we've given you fair warnin'!
It's gonna be that kind of mornin' –
For bein' wacky!
For getting nutty!
Golly, it's cuckoo!
At Pee-Wee's Playhouse!
He was caught with child p0rn a few years ago. He's a sick dude.
I figure Pee Wee just got a bad Rap. But playing with himself in a public theater isnt something someone does as a normal person. You can think about it but dont do it. Some people just dont ever grow a brain I guess.
The word of the day is: guitar!
I loved that show.
I be Mrs Pee Wee on show. Thanks.
His cheech and chong performances were brilliant, especially the one where he cons chong into giving him all of cheech s dope money in exchange for a bogus check! I hope pee wee does some new movies in addition to the hbo special.
My how time fly's by. It seems just like yesterday me and my good friend Pee-Wee were watching movies at his home in Miami. For some odd reason his hands were always sticky and he had more baby oil than ive ever seen in my life. Good guy that Pee-Wee.
We will be happy to see Pee Wee again!!! There is alot more BAD stuff that goes on nowdays, and those actors/actresses are allowed to keep on going like nothing happened. My kids (age 23 & 18) will be happy to see Pee Wee again!!! YAAAAAYYYY!!!!
Is he going to masterbate for the finale?
so funny i almost forgot to laugh!
Pee Wee is my hero. I was a child when he got caught mastabaitin in that theater, and I had never even heard the word or what it meant before then. So ever since then I've been mastabaitin every day and I can truly thank pee wee for that.
WTG Pee Wee.....we missed you and are happy you are back!!!!
Why not give him a second chance. They did it for ellen D. Didn't they.
Oh god. You're right; maybe this isn't such a good idea after all....
I love pee wee herman
Per wee is the man great comeback
I love pee-pee herman!!!
Pee Wee, welcome back. I have been praying to seeyou again. You are great fun!
Yea yea yea!
this pervert should be in jail not on tv or on broadway!!!
Seriously!!?! Jail? (Here are some things that you should probably know but you don't: Masturbating is okay. Santa, the Easter Bunny and god are all in the same category. Gay is okay!)
Well, good for him. He nearly got ruined for being caught m@sterb@ting in a dark theater. I give him the Tip of the Hat for making another go at his carrier.
He's 58 and should do something else besides Pee Wee.
He wanted out of his contract way back in the day, so what better way to end it without legal woes than to do naughty things in public! But hey, great to see you coming back Paul. Was/still a fan and I'll be watching the show (and shoot, I'd be happy to Cowboy Curtis since Lawrence isn't available)
I think when your creative like Reubans and so many other actors; there is a little bit of eccentric that comes with the territory. it is never a perfect balance. He cracks me up, big deal if he played with himself. It is much better than what politicians, banks, and insurance companies are doing to our behinds. Paul paid for his behavior but in todays economic and social economic depression; we paid for a absence of comedic relief so desperately needed.
Go Paul, glad to see you back!
FREE PEE WEE those were the days. he's hilarious!
Awsome!!! I loved pee wee herman when I was a kid!! Looking forward to it!!!
I really enjoyed Big Adventure...and he was good in Blow too! What a toker he was in that!
Paul Ruebens is the man. He played a bad ass role in a legendary movie called "Cheech and Chong! Next Movie!" Do your thing Mr. Ruebens, you are a talented icon in America. Glad to see you are back!
personally i like Paul i think hes funny and cool to hell what other people say
Fantastic! What a brilliant and sweet guy wish him all the success, and wish US the opportunity to see what else he will come up with
WAY TO GO Paul Rubens, You never hurt ANYONE. You were DONE WRONG and EVERY ADULT KNOWS IT..
Paul, I am so sorry you lost all those valuable years of your career due to that PETTY BS.
You brought so much joy, laughter and education to the youth ( OK, AND ME TOO), and I SINCERELY HOPE AND WISH you are given a WARM WELCOME by HOLLYWOOD.
You are a SAINT compared to the LOW-LIFE'S in Hollywood.
Cool. Pee-wee Handman is back. Pee-wee's Playhouse was a childhood favorite of mine. I know you are, but what am I.
pee wee is awesome. Mike vick really messed up but now he is killing it with the eagles your right everyone deserves a second chance except child molesters they don't. Pee wee was also in cheech and chong he is a great actor and i welcome him back
Peewee just wants attention
Its all been done
Pee Wee is awesome. I'm glad he's making his way back to providing sorely needed good and funny entertainment. Unlike the ridiculous reality shows taking over the airwaves.
Give Pee Wee another chance to prove himself that he will be better and be funny. everybody deserves a second chance.
pee wee rocks......name 2 people who have been shot in the back of the head in a theater.......lincoln and the guy sitting in front of pee wee herman....yea thats great
I think paul is acomedic genious n i give him the utmost respect for not lettin anyone keep him down.so what about his past like lots of people out there dont have hairy palms....you go paul n congrats......mecka lecka hi mecka hiny ho......lol
I love Paul and his Pee Wee character. He is brilliant and innovative. What I want to know is why was a cop in an x rated " ADULT ONLY" theater??? Paul NEVER hurt anyone. He was in a public place yes but one that was regulated to adult only entrance and EVERYONE there knew what they were doing. My kids grew up watching Lawrence Fishburn, Phil Hartman and all of the others. Chairey was and is the best.
did he ever find his bike, if not we need a new PEE WEE ADVENTURE!!!!
Welcome back Jambi, Chairy, Captain Carl, Reba the mail lady, mailman Mike, Cowboy Curtis ala Lawrence Fishburn, Conky the Robot, the voluptuous Miss Yvonne, and Magic Screen. Maybe Peewee was ahead of his time. I always thought it was a modern day version of Captain Kangaroo. I mean if you look at old view master 3d slides of the Kangaroo show you can see it was essentially blocked much like Peewee's Playhouse. Then again it also had elements of Mr. Roger's Neighborhood and possibly New Zoo Revue. Today's kids don't really have anything like it and maybe that's a good thing. Much of Peewee's humor was way over their heads. Of course when he moved from broadcast television to HBO it was intended for adult audiences. I mean Ms. Yvonne grew 4 cup sizes in the switch.
Paul Ruebens as Pee Wee Herman was a guest in recent months on several talk shows –he was quick witted & so funny. I am glad a new generation of fans can appreciate him. I am 47 - a big fan !
He's too old to play that character again. It's sad.
paul ruebens rocks
I'm glad pee wee herman is back! I'm you gotta hand it to him....oh wait he handed it to himself...anyway he is back. So as long as he stays away from the "adult movie theatre and lotio
n he'll be alright...
pee wee aka paul reubens was an still is one of the great actor\creators of comedy from playing a crazy cocaine addict to all the pee wee movies,the series was better then any talking sponge he made a mistake,almost twenty years ago which since then he has rebuilt am awesome rep of apperances and movies come on people
Fantastic. The old show was outstanding. Glad he is back.
I luved him! In BLOW!!!!!!!!!!!!
Pee-Wee speaking to Simone in Pee-Wee's Big Adventure: Everybody I know is always talking about their Big Butt's. Let's talk about your Big Butt. Classic Pee-Wee line that a lot of people miss in that movie!
I love PEE-WEE HERMAN! PEE-WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE is one of the funniest movies of all time. One of the Biggest mistakes Lorne Michael's said he ever did was not putting Paul Ruens on Saturday Night Live.
NAKED GUMBY NAKED GUMBY
I THINK PEE WEE IS GOOD AT POCKET POOL. HE DESERVES A SECOND CHANCE..........IF HE STAYS OUT OF HIS PANTS.
Would you trust a man like this person with your kids'
Yes, especially since he would know how to teach them plural vs. possessive.
I officially love Martin.
If peewee herman aka paul reubens is such a great influence to kids how come several years ago he was arrested in a movie theater for indecent exposure'
It was an adult theater and I really doubt children were present.
Please. 90% of the people you let your kids interact with daily have probably done something worse than Rubens did.
A better question would be: What were 4 plainclothesed policemen doing in an adult theater to begin with? Were they on a stakeout or just enjoying the show like the other patrons? Busting someone for indecent exposure at an adult theater is like busting someone for jaywalking. I'll bet no one saw anything but the policemen and no one there would have cared anyway.
Connect the dots la la la connect the dots!! I loved that show and the movies. Who cares if he touched himself in public. People have gotten away with worse. Go pee wee!!
Peewee's big adventure rocked along with the playhouse.He didn't do anything that everybody else hasn't done a few times exept get caught doing it.I hope the best for Peewee.
Pee Wee is a comic genius and I am happy that he is making a comeback. We saw him on Broadway and he was brilliant. What he did years ago only hurt his own career but he was not dressed in characterwhen he was caught and he did not ever hurt anyone else.
GO PEE WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Your the man from the Hamburger Train, right?!
PeeWee's Big Adventure!
Hope he doesn't stick out his PEE WEE again and get his show cancelled!
Hey I seen that dude at a megaplexx he was nice guy but wasn't eager to shake his hand...
Wow, what a current joke you just made there! HAHAHAHA! You really have your finger on the pulse of pop culture!
anyway, love you PeeWee, can't wait for the HBO special!
Dont really remember exactly what happened back in the day, but i do remeber watching as a kid peewee's big adventure, "but my bike is at the alamo, in the basement!" .....hilarious!
Good luck PeeWee
You deserve it
Welcome back Pee-Wee!
Peewee Herman is proof that people will build you up just to tear you down.
YAY for PeeWee!!! I'm sure he paid or completed whatever his penalties for doing something that hurt NO ONE and I'm so happy he's coming back! Don't have HBO but I'll be looking online – GO PEEWEE GO! What a wonderful talent!!! :)
Excellent. Hope and trust there will be a series revival.
Wow pee wee herman. Boy do i feel old. If kids are older i would say ok to watch. But not the younger ones.
OMG! The show, and the man, are harmless to any one, of any age! His personal life, is JUST that! If everything, everyone did in private made them unfit for children, then kids would start getting really bored! Move on people!! Find me ONE person who never "helped themselves" and I'll guarantee the're a liar!!!!!!!!
I love the Peewee Herman Show, i still have it on VHS and just got it transferred to DVD, realy looking forward to seeing the new version of the PeeWee Herman Show, should be as funny as the first one! :) PeeWee Rocks!!
I saw the show on B'way and it was awesome, and hilarious! Everyone should see it!
I loved this show as a kid & would like to see it come back. The character didn't do anything wrong, Paul did. Even still, that was how many years ago? Move on, people! Everyone deserves a 2nd chance.
Peewee great old show and people saying he did bad things ya in the past when he got caught lol only quit hating nobodys perfect
Pee wee got busted for having to much fun at an adult theatre, the blues clues guy got busted for weed and i know the yo gabba gabba guy is on something. Seems like there's a trend amongst there kid's show creators
Neither Blues Clues actors were ever busted for drugs; that's an urban legend.
Yay!! Pee Wee is awesome!
I LOVED PEE WEE'S PLAYHOUSE AS A KID AND WOULD BUY THE ENTIRE SERIES AND LET MY KIDS WATCH IT IF I COULD FIND IT!
You can find them on DVD, just Google it :)
Pee-wee Herman rocks!!!!!!
Pee Wee Herman (Paul Rubens) has never harmed anyone. His character Pee Wee is a wonderfully entertaining creation and adults and children alike enjoy him. The things he got in trouble for were not harmful to anything but his own career. I have children of my own, and I am hyper vigilant about anything that they might see or hear, and I will enjoy Pee Wee Herman shows right along with them. there is no reason why you can't do the same thing. I think your mom might be mis-informed and I applaud her for caring about you so much, but Pee Wee is funny, wonderful and harmless, just as is the man who created him, Mr. Paul Rubens.
You sound like a troll.
Tell you Mom to shut up.
Pee Wee is a great guy and never did anything 'bad'.
If you were a real child posting in this site, and not just some adult troll trying to be a bit silly, then I'd say your mom isn't as vigilant as she pretends to be, letting you surf around cnn.com without supervision. Some of the stories on here are way more scary than this guy ever was.
Pee Wee Herman was a great character, and still is. Bob is correct in saying that the things Paul Reubens got in trouble for only hurt his own career, nothing or no one else. I'm glad to see Pee Wee back out there. He was always such fun and could make a person laugh, and we definitely need more laughter in the world. You go Pee Wee!!
Your mom is an ignorant brainless twit.
He did not do anything wrong- what he did alot of people do in private. He happened to be a celebrity and someone had it out for him. It was much ado about something that should have never been. Pee Wee (Paul Reubens) is very talented and I enjoyed watching him as a child.
Your mom is on way over. Don't worry I can asure you she will be punished thoroughly... Time and time again
Listen to what the great Gilbert Goddfried once said, "If what Pee-Wee Herman did was illegal then I'm going to the electric chair.'
to a kid pee wee herman did nothing. even if u told a kid what pee wee herman got caught doing, the kid would not even know what your talking about. it is the good ole adults who are at fault. same thing with janet jackson wardrobe malfunction. adults who think kids think like adults are a failure.
Why in hell would anyone put him on the air .... he is a crazy pedophile... Please do not promote this behavior
He's not a pedophile. Don't spread lies.
i got u on pewee website u idiot
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