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Pee Wee Herman Trotted Out After 15 Years

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Pee Wee Herman made his first appearance in 15 years a few days ago at Spike TV's first annual "Guys Choice."

Peewwee2_2Said exec producer Casey Patterson: "The goal for Guys Choice was to let guys program the night themselves through spiketv.com. Over a million guys logged on, we listened, and we're thrilled to deliver their choice for the return of one of the most beloved comedic icons of all time. Pee Wee rules!"

Pee Wee's last appearance was in a 1992 tribute to Minnie Pearl at the Grand Ole Opry, the year after Paul Reubens was arrested for masturbating publicly in an adult theater.

Yikes. Seems like there are some characters that the public shouldn't be allowed to see age. This is one of them.

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  1. BRAVO! Pee-Wee is BACK!

    Paul endured absolutely hellish persecution. To see him able to resurrect an incredibly unique and talented CHARACTER is admirable.

    As for you label queens - jawing on about youth and snake oils - your day be coming. When that bird of youth flies off, you'll be wishing you had developed some character - of a different sort - along the way.

    Posted by: Mark | Jun 15, 2007 5:03:23 PM


  2. YAY! I love Pee-Wee!

    Bravo, Mark!

    I think Andy's bitchy comment is way off. I mean, will any of the the air-headed speedo-wearing muscle heads so frequently and breathlessly featured on Towleroad look the same in 15 years? Hardly. Most likely they'll be dead from Tina or G or Roid Rage, and Paul Reubens will live forever as Pee Wee.

    Don't be a stranger, Pee Wee!

    Posted by: Boris | Jun 15, 2007 5:10:36 PM


  3. Come on! Paul Rubens is a very talented actor, and took a great risk in creating the character and playhouse. He's an icon. Way, way, way ahead of its time. And, I thought he was pretty good in "Blow" with Johnny Depp. I'd like to see more of him and less of the Clooney brat pack --- he'd be phenomenal in other roles, and would be great on the stage. He needs better management --- I hope he regroups and finds the right dramatic vehicle.

    Who cares about his personal life? Why cite his "indecent exposure" every time his name is mentioned? Did his behavior hurt anyone or injure a minor? Did he steal from his parishioners while blowing his masseur? No! It was probably entrapment in yet another whacked out Southern state.

    Posted by: Richard | Jun 15, 2007 5:34:07 PM


  4. I used to love watching Pee Wee Herman with my then 3 year old nephew. We both found it hilarious.

    Posted by: KJ | Jun 15, 2007 6:42:50 PM


  5. Hooray for Pee Weeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted by: soulbrotha | Jun 15, 2007 7:03:28 PM


  6. PeeWee has been seen after the grand ole opry. He was at an MTV Music awards show. He came out and started off with HEARD ANY GOOD JOKES LATLEY?

    Posted by: MATERIALBOY77 | Jun 16, 2007 12:09:38 AM


  7. To be honest, I'm a little surprised that this was the event that Pee Wee was summoned for a reappearing act ... who would have thought men everywhere want Pee Wee back? Especially since, according to this article -- http://thenewsroom.com/details/390951?c_id=wom-bc-je -- Spike's Guys Choice usually draws "the sexiest women and coolest guys from the past year..."

    Oh well, no complaints!

    - Jennifer from The Entertainment Desk at TheNewsRoom.com

    Posted by: JMay | Jun 16, 2007 2:04:43 AM


  8. Pee Wee Herman is Peter Pan, he doesn't age.

    Posted by: ohmy | Jun 16, 2007 7:22:04 AM


  9. "Come on! Paul Rubens is a very talented actor, and took a great risk in creating the character and playhouse. He's an icon. Way, way, way ahead of its time. And, I thought he was pretty good in "Blow" with Johnny Depp. I'd like to see more of him and less of the Clooney brat pack --- he'd be phenomenal in other roles, and would be great on the stage. He needs better management --- I hope he regroups and finds the right dramatic vehicle."
    - RICHARD

    That's the second thing that I thought RICHARD when I started to read the posts, that he did "Blow" after his arrest, which was lame when you think of all the crime in this country but was a foolish move on Rubens part. As for the better management part you hit on a great problem most of Hollywood has, total tools running their careers.

    The second thought was while I did enjoy Pee Wee in his day there kind of comes a time to move on, which again he did prove he could do very well in "Blow". This just reminds me of Bette Davis in "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane", trying a come back singing 'I'm sending a letter to Daddy'. In fact with the pasty pancake make up and the blood shot eyes all Pee Wee needs is a blond wig and pretty white lace dress and he can start a whole new gig.

    Posted by: patrick nyc | Jun 16, 2007 8:41:23 AM


  10. one man show.nice style

    Posted by: asim | Jun 16, 2007 9:52:38 AM


  11. My favorite Pee Wee line: "Can I _love_ you, Miss Yvonne?" ROTFL

    Posted by: michael | Jun 16, 2007 5:20:57 PM


  12. Paul Reubens was not watching gay porn, Reubens was watching a triple feature in an adult movie theater in Sarasota, Fla. Undercover police were in the theater, too, and said they witnessed an act of indecent exposure.” He was watching some hetro porn about nurses in a porn theater in Florida. I forgot what the name was but I'm sure you can google it and find it.
    Reubens was arrested again in 2002 in connection with an investigation involving child pornography. Public news stories concerning his case cast doubt upon the suggestion that Reubens intentionally acquired child pornography, as he stated that he was a collector of "erotic artwork" and that he had a sizable collection of vintage erotica with samples dating back to the 18th century. On March 19, 2004, child pornography charges against him were dropped by Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo after Reubens pleaded guilty to a separate "misdemeanor obscenity" charge.
    He was also in Buffy The Vampire Slayer the movie.
    HOORAY FOR PEEWEE!

    Posted by: me | Jun 16, 2007 6:55:22 PM


  13. He's turned into Al "Grandpa Munster" Lewis.

    Posted by: Mike | Jun 17, 2007 4:24:47 AM


  14. YAY. I have misased PeeWee for years. Was glad to see the show back on tv a whiel back and now Paul is back!

    YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

    Posted by: Jooooooooooooooo | Jun 17, 2007 1:31:16 PM


  15. Rubens' arrest was a TRAVESTY. He got caught choking the chicken in a dark theatre. BIG DEAL. He was on his own, nobody else was involved. There was no victim (other than Rubens' career) and no crime.

    Rubens is a comic genius. Pee Wee should be laid to rest, but I look forward to seeing this wonderful actor in whatever parts he chooses to play.

    Posted by: DonnyT.Rump | Jun 17, 2007 6:11:07 PM


  16. Goodness. He does have that "undead" look about him.

    But I suppose an undead Pee Wee is better than none.

    Posted by: Zlexar | Jun 17, 2007 6:24:12 PM


  17. The flick Paul Reubens was having a public wank over was "Nancy Nurse", according to Rotten.com. And yes, he does look like David Gest's heterosexual identical twin now.

    Posted by: Matt | Jun 17, 2007 9:01:56 PM


  18. i bet you look just like you did fifteen years ago!!!!!!! get a grip.

    woooooooooooooooohoooooooooooooooooooooooo
    PeeWee's BACK! i hope he knows how much we've all missed him.......

    Posted by: PatA | Jun 18, 2007 10:01:12 AM


  19. I love Pee Wee! and always will!

    Posted by: fred linda | Sep 16, 2011 2:24:05 AM


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