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The show's 45 original episodes were planned to air on the block Monday to Thursday at 11 p. ET starting on that date. There he signed pictures and other memorabilia, and posed for photographs with fans.
On January 15, , Reubens appeared on Saturday Night Live as Pee-wee in an extended and well-received segment depicting Andy Samberg and Pee-wee getting drunk, taking a ride on a mechanical bull, doing the tequila dance and ambushing Anderson Cooper in an alley way with a chair. Texas and served as guest judge. Part of the contestants challenge was to ride a bike, similar to Pee-wee's, while gathering ingredients through San Antonio to prepare and serve a special lunch for Pee-wee at the Alamo.
The use of The Alamo is a reference to Pee-wee's film, Pee-wee's Big Adventure , where his stolen bike is allegedly hidden.
Caridi led Reubens on a guided tour of the basement on the Alamo grounds used to store gift shop merchandise. The Movie is a proposed film allegedly greenlighted by Paramount Pictures. He first announced he had finished the script on Late Show with David Letterman , and later revealed further details to Time magazine reporter Dennis Van Tine.
According to Reubens, the story will focus on the characters from the television show finally leaving the playhouse and venturing off into Puppetland and beyond the playhouse characters had rarely left their home in the TV series.
Reubens stated this will be a "road" movie. Reubens has said that, although he feels confident that he can still portray Pee-wee himself, he would optionally cast Johnny Depp if needed. Years before working on his Playhouse film script, Reubens had written a script for "the dark Pee-wee film", but "not really very dark", entitled The Pee-wee Herman Story. At a Groundlings reunion in , Reubens even joked about the rating of the movie being "probably PG or even R" but in a MTV interview stated that this isn't actually true.
He called it a " Valley of the Dolls Pee-wee" because "it has things certainly inspired by, if not outright lifted from, that movie". It's basically the story of Pee-wee Herman becoming famous as a singer. He has a hit single and gets brought out to Hollywood to make musical movies, kind of like they did with Elvis. It all kind of goes downhill from there for Pee-wee. He turns into a monster.
He does everything wrong and becomes a big jerk. It was because of the adult situations of this script that Reubens sat down and started writing the Playhouse movie script. At first, Reubens was going to do the adult Pee-wee movie first, but within a few months, Reubens announced that it was very likely that the Playhouse movie would be made first.
A third idea came about to make a reality-based Pee-wee film like those in the s. In , Reubens reported that Pee-Wee will soon return with a new film which he plans to start shooting in He added that a more-detailed announcement is "imminent. Paul Reubens confirmed in a January interview with Swindle magazine that there are indeed negotiations under way for the Pee-wee Herman stage show to return. In late , Reubens began promoting his new live stage show.
He appeared in character as Pee-wee on late night programs including Jimmy Kimmel Live! Original plans for a November stage debut were scrapped when demand for tickets prompted a move to a larger theater. The Pee-wee Herman Stage Show: It boasts 11 actors, 20 puppets and marks the show's first production since The show has employed many of the same set artists and the musical composer from Pee-wee's original stage show as well as some of the original cast members, including Lynne Stewart as Miss Yvonne, John Moody as Mailman Mike and John Paragon as Jambi the Genie.
During the program, he participated in backstage antics and had an in-ring confrontation with The Miz and Alex Riley. Ever since Reubens started giving interviews again after his arrest, he has talked about the two scripts he has written for future Pee-wee Herman films. Reubens once called his first script The Pee-wee Herman Story ,  describing it as a black comedy. He has also referred to the script as "dark Pee-wee" or "adult Pee-wee",  with the plot involving Pee-wee becoming famous as a singer after making a hit single and moving to Hollywood , where "he does everything wrong and becomes a big jerk".
The second film, a family friendly adventure, is called Pee-wee's Playhouse: The Movie by Reubens,   and follows Pee-wee and his Playhouse friends on a road-trip adventure, meaning that they would leave the house for the first time and go out into "Puppetland".
All of the original characters of the show, live-action and puppets, are included in Reubens' script. The story happens in a fantasy land that would be reminiscent of H. Pufnstuf and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. He has said that one of the two films opens in prison. It's going to get made shortly after the new year. I wish I could tell you about it right now, because…I mean, it's amazing. It's going to be amazing. It think it first got leaked four years ago or so that the movie was going to be made, and ever since then it's just been stalling and stalling.
So I'm really ready for this to happen. In a November , interview with The A. Club , Reubens explained why the film took so long to be made, saying: On December 22, , it was announced that the film would premiere exclusively on Netflix. The film released on March 18, on Netflix to positive reception.
The Pee-wee Herman character has received various honors, particularly during his peak fame in the late s. During the original run of Pee-wee's Playhouse , the series garnered 22 Emmy Awards nominations. As pictured, in he received Harvard Lampoon ' s Elmer Award for lifetime achievement in comedy. In , Pee-wee Herman was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame ; under the category of motion pictures, it can be found at Hollywood Blvd. The character appeared on three covers of Rolling Stone , including issue February , October with a cover story of "Who Killed Pee-wee Herman?
In the film Flight of the Navigator , directed by Randal Kleiser , who would later direct Big Top Pee-wee , Pee-wee's characteristic laugh is uttered several times by the Trimaxian Drone Max, voiced by Reubens , after he "contracted" emotions and s knowledge from David. This persona, speaking in altered pitch similar to Pee-wee's, persists for the rest of the movie, a stark contrast to Max's original HAL esque tone.
Later, rapper Eminem imitated Herman in the song " Just Lose It ", copying his trademark laugh and even dressing as the character in the music video. Eminem later also mentioned Herman in " Ass Like That. While the Pee-wee Herman character had not originally been intended for a child audience, during the mids Reubens started forming him into the best role model he possibly could, making of his TV program a morally positive show that cared about issues like racial diversity, the four food groups , and the dangers of making prank calls , but in a manner not overly preachy.
Being a heavy smoker, he went to great lengths never to be photographed with a cigarette in his mouth. He even refused to endorse candy bars and other kinds of junk food , while trying to develop his own sugar-free cereal, "Pee-Wee Chow," a product that would have been produced by Ralston Purina ; Pee-Wee Chow never made it to market after failing a blind test.
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On November 7, , Reubens pleaded no contest. The plea kept the charge off Reubens' record and obligated him to spend 75 hours performing community service, where he made two anti-drug public service announcements that were self-produced and financed. Both PSAs were praised for showing the dangers of drugs in a manner kids could understand.
Reubens, who for years would not give interviews or appear on talk shows,   did make a subsequent public appearance as Pee-wee at the MTV Video Music Awards on September 5,  where he asked the audience, "Heard any good jokes lately? During the s, Reubens kept a low profile, dedicating himself to writing and collecting a variety of things, "everything from fake food, to lamps",  although he did do some dubbing and took small parts in films such as 's Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Tim Burton 's Batman Returns Reubens portrayed the Penguin 's father and 's Matilda and Dunston Checks In.
In , he voiced for a character in another one of Burton's productions, The Nightmare Before Christmas. Oogie's Revenge in The role earned him positive reviews and his first and only non-Pee-wee Emmy nomination, for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series. He appeared six times on the show between and The project got stuck in development hell , and was later dropped when Reubens' ideas grew too elaborate and expensive, although Philip Rosenthal blamed NBC's negative response on Reubens being on a "blacklist".
By , Reubens had given several interviews as himself and made public appearances while promoting the movie Mystery Men , the first being on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in In , Reubens had his first extended television role since Playhouse , as the host of the short-lived ABC game show You Don't Know Jack , based on the game of the same name.
It was cancelled after six episodes due to low ratings. His performance was praised and he began receiving scripts for potential movie projects. Reubens dated actress Debi Mazar in after he started attending film premieres with her.
In November , while filming David LaChapelle 's video for Elton John 's " This Train Don't Stop There Anymore ", Reubens learned that police were at his home with a search warrant , acting on a tip from a witness in the pornography case against actor Jeffrey Jones ,  finding among over 70, items of kitsch memorabilia, two grainy videotapes and dozens of photographs that the city attorney 's office characterized as a collection of child pornography.
Paul Reubens on the charges. In March , child pornography charges were dropped in exchange for Reubens' guilty plea to a lesser charge. For the next three years, he was required to register his address with the sheriff's office and he could not be in the company of minors without the permission of a parent or legal guardian. He spent the next two years in Florida, caring for his terminally ill father, who died in February of cancer.
Reubens has made cameos and guest appearances in numerous projects. He played Rick of the citizen's patrol on the popular Comedy Central series Reno ! The video has the band engaging in a comical soapbox car race, with Reubens playing the bad guy who sabotages the race. This time he was recommended for the role by Dirt star and close friend Courteney Cox.
Cox's husband, David Arquette , would then cast Reubens for his directorial debut, the film The Tripper. In , Reubens voiced Bat-Mite in the Batman: In January , Reubens hinted that negotiations were under way for his stage show to come back,  and in August the return of The Pee-wee Herman Show was announced.
But after appearing for the first time since as Pee-wee at Spike TV 's Guys' Choice Awards, Reubens had remained optimistic and had jokingly said he's no longer nervous about being young Pee-wee again thanks to digital retouching. The show was originally scheduled to begin November 8 and continue until the 29th at the Music Box Theater in Hollywood.
A Twitter account, a Facebook account and a new website were made for Pee-wee after the show changed venues. On January 15, , Reubens appeared on Saturday Night Live as Pee-Wee in an extended and well received segment depicting Andy Samberg and Pee-wee getting drunk, taking a ride on a mechanical bull, doing the tequila dance and ambushing Anderson Cooper in an alley way with a chair.
From to Reubens contributed his voice talents to the animated series Tron: Ever since Reubens started giving interviews again after his arrest, he has talked about the two scripts he has written for future Pee-wee Herman films. Reubens once called his first script The Pee-wee Herman Story ,  describing it as a black comedy. He has also referred to the script as "dark Pee-wee" or "adult Pee-wee",  with the plot involving Pee-wee becoming famous as a singer after making a hit single and moving to Hollywood , where "he does everything wrong and becomes a big jerk".
The second film, a family-friendly adventure, is called Pee-wee's Playhouse: The Movie by Reubens,   and follows Pee-wee and his Playhouse friends on a road-trip adventure, meaning that they would leave the house for the first time and go out into "Puppetland". All of the original characters of the show, live-action and puppets are included in Reubens' script.
The story happens in a fantasy land that would be reminiscent of H. Pufnstuf and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Although he hasn't revealed much about the scripts, he has said that one of the two films opens in prison. Reubens approached Pee-wee's Big Adventure director Tim Burton with one of the scripts and talked to Johnny Depp about the possibility of having him portray Pee-wee, but Burton was too busy, and Depp said he would have to think about it.
In January , Reubens reprised his role as Pee-wee and reused the set of Pee-wee's Playhouse albeit slightly modified for a short sketch on Funny or Die. In the sketch, Pee-wee comes home and shows off a brand-new iPad given to him by Steve Jobs. This leads to a long argument between him and his puppet friends, who point out all of the iPad's disadvantages — even Conky himself points out its flaws by stating that "it looks like a giant iPhone ".
In the end, Pee-wee uses the iPad as a serving tray to hold glasses of milk and lemonade during a party being held at the Playhouse hours later. The film released on March 18, on Netflix to positive reception.
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