Pee Wee Herman died. He was 70 years old.
I was a teen when his show started, but that didn’t stop me from watching it. In fact, we used to watch Pee Wee’s Playhouse religiously as a family every weekend.
When I had to work on a Saturday morning, my mom wouldn’t tell me what the secret word was, but if I guessed it, she would scream just like they did on the show when someone said the secret word.
I still actively quote Pee Wee’s Big Adventure in regular ass conversations. I know that movie by heart.
I remember when he was a guest on 227. In that episode, he called Lester “Kunta.” They would never get away with that today.
Phil Hartman was on Pee Wee’s Playhouse, and he co-wrote Pee Wee’s Big Adventure with Paul Reubens.
Now they are reunited on the other side.
Rest in peace, Pee Wee Herman.