Pee-wee's Playhouse 1

Pee-wee's Playhouse 1

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Cast: Paul Reubens, John Paragon, Phil Hartman

     
 

Pee-Wee Herman, the character created by former Groundings member Paul Reubens, debuted with his own children's television show in January of 1986. This box set contains every episode from the first and second seasons of Pee Wee's Playhouse, as well as two episodes that have never before been aired publicly. The show garnered nearly two-dozen Emmys, but came to…  See more details below

Overview

Pee-Wee Herman, the character created by former Groundings member Paul Reubens, debuted with his own children's television show in January of 1986. This box set contains every episode from the first and second seasons of Pee Wee's Playhouse, as well as two episodes that have never before been aired publicly. The show garnered nearly two-dozen Emmys, but came to a quick end after Reubens was arrested at an "adult" movie theater.

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Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
Mekka lekka hi, mekka hiney ho -- your wish has been granted! Pee-wee's Playhouse is available on DVD for your "bein' wacky, getting nutty" pleasure. The Emmy-winning Playhouse is a ceaselessly inventive wonderland of a series where "anything can happen." Playhouse combines animation, marionettes, puppets, Rube Goldberg contraptions, and costumed characters, all under the direction of arrested adolescent Pee-wee Herman (Paul Reubens). There are delights everywhere you look and anthropomorphic characters that will make you feel right at home, including Chairy, Globey, Magic Screen, Conky the robot (who dispenses the secret word that elicits screams every time it is uttered), the disembodied Jambi the gene, the Cowntess, the beatnik Puppet Band, and the claymation Dinosaur Family. Flesh-and-blood Playhouse regulars include Cowboy Curtis (Laurence Fishburne), Captain Carl (Phil Hartman), Reba the Mail Lady (Law and Order star S. Epatha Merkerson), the King of Cartoons (William Marshall of Blackula), and Miss Yvonne (Lynne Marie Stewart), the prettiest lady in Puppet Land. A young Natasha Lyonne (American Pie) pops up as one of the Playhouse Gang kids -- a show element wisely dropped by Season 2. This being a children's series, there are lessons to be learned, such as how to make ice cream soup and how to make a raisin dance in carbonated water. Pee-wee moves from one set piece to the next with joyous abandon. These pell-mell episodes can be watched again and again to enjoy favorite segments (like the vintage cartoons courtesy of His Majesty) and to catch the little Fleischer-esque touches you surely missed the first time around. Welcome back, Pee-wee: We love the Playhouse...but we wouldn't want to marry it.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/16/2004
UPC:
0014381250923
Rating:
NR
Source:
Image Entertainment
Region Code:
0
Time:
9:35:00

Special Features

Includes two "lost" shows never before released

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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Pee-Wee's Playhouse, Vol. 1 - Disc 1
1. I Love My Toys [8:55]
2. Funtime Driving [4:16]
3. The King of Cartoons [4:44]
4. Snack Time: Ice Cream Soup [5:25]
5. Scooter Eject/Credits [:59]
1. Pee-Wee Says [11:05]
2. Fun With Tape [4:12]
3. Too Many for Dinner [2:36]
4. Hawaiian Party [5:30]
5. Scooter Eject/Credits [:57]
1. Scary Weather [6:05]
2. Paper Airplanes [2:57]
3. Camping Indoors [9:26]
4. Nothing Left to Do [4:56]
5. Scooter Eject/Credits [:56]
1. Fun With Toys [5:45]
2. Snack Time: Salad Bar [8:17]
3. Magic Show [2:32]
4. The Invisible Pee-Wee [6:49]
5. Scooter Eject/Credits [:57]
1. Dancing [8:19]
2. Snack Time: Cowboy Style [4:38]
3. Dixie & the King of Cartoons [5:09]
4. Where the Mail Comes From [5:19]
5. Scooter Eject/Credits [:55]
1. The Secret Word [7:38]
2. Pee-Wee in Space [2:45]
3. Beauty Possibilities [7:02]
4. A Lucky Penny [5:56]
5. Scooter Eject/Credits [1:00]
1. Dixie's Bad Day [7:37]
2. Putt-Putt Golf [3:35]
3. Fine Dining at the Playhouse [6:24]
4. Penny Cartoon [5:43]
5. Scooter Eject/Credits [:59]
Side #2 -- Pee-Wee's Playhouse, Vol. 1 - Disc 2
1. Let's Play House [7:16]
2. Wallwalking [4:15]
3. Ant Invasion [6:28]
4. Smoke Alert [5:27]
5. Scooter Eject/Credits [:55]
1. Reba and the Secret Word [7:28]
2. Monster on the Loose [6:22]
3. Snack Time [4:21]
4. New Friend Roger [5:07]
5. Scooter Eject/Credits [1:03]
1. Rhyming [6:04]
2. Cowboy Curtis [5:35]
3. Dating Etiquette [4:41]
4. French Cuisine [6:52]
5. Scooter Eject/Credits [1:10]
1. Mail Time [7:45]
2. Captain Carl [5:50]
3. The King of Cartoons... On Skates [4:39]
4. The Hands Game [5:07]
5. Scooter Eject/Credits [1:01]
Side #3 -- Pee-Wee's Playhouse, Vol. 1 - Disc 3
1. The Playhouse Gang [6:42]
2. Stuck [6:14]
3. Drawing Pee-Wee [3:57]
4. Snack Time: Grilled Cheese Sandwiches [6:29]
5. Scooter Eject/Credits [:59]
1. Everybody's Invited [7:22]
2. Party Introductions [5:32]
3. Dance, Dance, Dance [3:41]
4. Time to Open the Presents [6:46]
5. Scooter Eject/Credits [1:01]
1. Redecorating [6:30]
2. Helpful Friends [4:20]
3. Making Sun Tea [6:13]
4. Final Touches [6:06]
5. Scooter Eject/Credits [1:12]
1. Home Moovies [6:42]
2. Language Lessons [5:20]
3. Little Lost Puppy [4:32]
4. Doggone Aloysius [6:39]
5. Scooter Eject/Credits [1:08]
Side #4 -- Pee-Wee's Playhouse, Vol. 1 - Disc 4
1. Guess the Secret Word [5:37]
2. Snack Time: Frozen Fruit Cubes [7:07]
3. Boomerang [4:01]
4. Herman's Department Store [6:26]
5. Scooter Eject/Credits [1:09]
1. Somersaulting [5:25]
2. Feeling Funny [6:04]
3. Grumpy Patient [8:51]
4. Staying Healthy [2:49]
5. Scooter Eject/Credits [1:13]
1. I am a Robot [6:01]
2. The King of Cartoons [3:32]
3. No Invitation for Pee-Wee [6:39]
4. The Advice Lady [7:03]
5. Scoter Eject/Credits [1:06]
1. Lip-Synching [7:28]
2. Dancing & Singing [7:26]
3. Funny Stuff [3:57]
4. Snack Time: Ice Cream & Cake Pudding [4:21]
5. Scooter Eject/Credits [1:10]
Side #5 -- Pee-Wee's Playhouse, Vol. 1 - Disc 5
1. The Playhouse Gang [7:04]
2. The King of Cartoons [3:31]
3. Playing School [6:30]
4. The Dentist [6:06]
5. Scooter Eject/Credits [1:12]
1. Pee-Wee's Favorite Season [9:01]
2. Snack Time: Grapefruit [1:50]
3. The Royal Family of Cartoons [6:11]
4. Baseball Tryouts [6:02]
5. Scooter Eject/Credits [1:20]
1. The Puppet Dance [7:40]
2. Party Games [4:53]
3. The King of Cartoons [5:53]
4. Bedtime [4:47]
5. Scooter Eject/Credits [1:09]
1. The Secret Word: Zyzzybalubah [8:47]
2. Message From Outer Space [3:29]
3. Penny Cartoon [3:25]
4. Paying a Visit to Earth [7:11]
5. Scooter Eject/Credits [1:30]

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Pee-wee's Playhouse 1 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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My 6 and 8 year olds watch this over and over and I like too. So much fun!
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