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Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Pee-Wee Herman Show on HBO

Tonight is the big premier of The Pee-Wee Herman Show on HBO. Pee-Wee's new live stage show first debuted in Los Angeles in early 2010 and continued on Broadway in late 2010. Now this same show is taped and airing on HBO tonight.

I was one of the unlucky fans to have tickets to the first proposed comeback show--for Los Angeles in November 2009. The show was canceled in order for it to be rescheduled in a larger venue--and my opportunity to see it was eliminated. A friend of mine was able to see the show on Broadway last November and gave me the above Playbill from the show. Thanks again to Ande for her generosity. My only hope to catch the show is to now watch it on HBO. Here's hoping someone who gets HBO will invite me over so I can watch it :(

I've written about 1988's Pee-Wee's Playhouse Christmas Special before. It's one of my ultimate favorite Christmas TV specials ever. Click here to see that post. If you've seen the special, you already know why it's a favorite. It's an amazing star-studded, tongue-in-cheek tribute to musical variety Christmas TV specials of the past. It's also Pee-Wee at his best. What's today's Word of the Day? How about "comeback."

"Merry Christmas Everybody, Merry Christmas Every One."

1 comment:

  1. Boy do I wish Pee Wee would take this show on the road ("Wish? Did somebody say wish?"). Pee Wee at Playhouse Square would be amazing. But like you, I probably should just accept that the only way I'll see this is the HBO special. Regardless, I'm just glad to have Paul/Pee Wee back doing what he does best.