RIP, Pee Wee Herman


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.

Mecka-lecka-high mecka-hiney-ho.