Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Pee Wee Back on HBO

Mecca-lecca-high-mecca heiny ho! And so it shall be! Pee Wee Herman's Broadway Show has been taped for broadcast and ready for air on HBO March 19th.

If you're old enough to remember Paul Rueben's amazing Groundlings creation's original HBO special from 1981, then you'll understand - Pee Wee and his bevvy of friends (Miss Yvonne, Hammy, Jambi the Genie) can be a tad naughtier than what we've seen on the childrens' show that ensued. I hope the Broadway show gives us a little of that adult kind of fun, because The Pee Wee Herman Show is terrific with the vibe of a live audience being part of the experience.

Pee Wee Herman on Broadway! Here's a teaser:

Here's a taste of the original HBO show with a tribute to Sly and the Family Stone, plus a visit from the sorely missed pre-SNL Phil Hartman as the cantankerous Captain Karl:


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