Saturday, March 19, 2011

"Pee-Wee Herman Week" -- The Fun Never Ends!

Here's one of the tremendously terrific sequences from Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, where director Tim Burton perfectly transferred Paul Reubens' vision to the big screen. Unfortunately, you'll have to click here to see it, as we can't embed it. (That's really annoying!)

This clip is from Showtime back in the early 1980s, from the Paragons of Comedy special, featuring comedian John Paragon who played Jambi on Pee-Wee's Playhouse and is also co-starring in tonight's new special. You can see that Pee-Wee isn't a cult figure yet with the audience, but he is brilliant and the greatness is totally there.

Here's a little clip from HBO's The Buzz interstitial when Pee-Wee opened on Broadway. Of course we thank HBO for again preserving Pee-Wee's stage show with tonight's Pee-Wee Herman on Broadway special which premieres tonight at 1opm.

Though we also can't embed it, this is a cute recent Pee-Wee interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper. Click here to see it. Cooper only slightly succumbs to the wearying tendency of people who interview comedians to try to be funnier than the comic. (Why do people do that, anyway?)

And this is an adorable clip from Pee-Wee's Playhouse involving giant underwear -- what could be funnier?

As if we haven't told you plenty of times already, don't miss The Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway, premiering tonight at 10p on HBO!

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