Saturday, January 22, 2011
On yesterday's post, I mentioned my dislike for Milton Berle. A couple of people mentioned Pee-Wee Herman (aka Paul Reubens). I have always been a fan of Reubens even when he isn't Pee-Wee. I would never class him in the same league as Milton Berle.
If you want to know why, just take a look at his non-Pee-Wee work for "Murphy Brown" or "Mystery Men". He's just a funny guy.
Too bad he got arrested for playing with himself in a porno theater in Florida that one time. I think it's because everyone thinks Pee-Wee is just for kids. WRONG!!! People forget that Pee-Wee appeared in Cheech and Chong's "Next Movie" (1980) and "Nice Dreams" (1981). In the latter one, he's even snorting cocaine!!! And, "The Pee-Wee Herman Show" (1980) was quite adult in nature, before it was tamed down to become "Pee-Wee's Playhouse" (1986-1990).
The only really lame Pee-Wee project has got to be "Big Top Pee-Wee" (1988), but even that movie has it's moments. It's not really Pee-Wee's fault; just a bad script. It also failed because "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure" (1985) was soooo good!
Most recently Pee-Wee appeared in a video with Andy Samberg on "Saturday Night Live" on January 15, 2011. Although he looked a bit older, it was the same old Pee-Wee as far as I'm concerned and I'm glad.