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Pee-wee's Playhouse was a half-hour CBSs first color logo, which debuted in the fall of 1965. CBS Broadcasting, Inc. is a major radio and television network in the United States. CBS was one of the three commercial television networks that dominated broadcasting in the United States before the rise of cable television. In the... CBS USA TV Saturday morning live-action "children's show" starring Paul Reubens as Pee Wee Herman. Paul Reubens (born Paul Rubenfeld on August 27, 1952, in Peekskill, New York), is an American actor, writer, and comedian, best known professionally for his character Pee-wee Herman. Early Development In the 1970s, Reubens performed at local comedy clubs and made four guest... Pee-wee Herman (played by Paul Reubens as Pee Wee Herman. Paul Reubens (born Paul Rubenfeld on August 27, 1952, in Peekskill, New York), is an American actor, writer, and comedian, best known professionally for his character Pee-wee Herman. Early Development In the 1970s, Reubens performed at local comedy clubs and made four guest... Paul Reubens) that aired from 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Events January January 1 - Spain and Portugal enter the European Community January 1 - Aruba gains increased autonomy from the Netherlands and is separated from the Netherlands Antilles. January 9 - After losing a patent battle with Polaroid, Kodak leaves... 1986 until 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Events January January 2 - Sharon Pratt Dixon is sworn in as mayor of Washington, DC becoming the first black woman to lead a city of that size and importance. January 4 - The United Nations Security Council votes unanimously... 1991 and was enormously popular with both children and adults. The show returned in reruns from 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. Events January January 1998 - A massive ice storm, caused by El Niño, strikes New England, southern Ontario and Quebec, resulting in widespread power failures, severe damage to... 1998 to 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. Events Kosovo War Shooting in Littleton, Colorado, United States, leaves several high school students dead. Y2K preparation was a major event in 1999 both in... 1999 on Fox Family Channel (now ABC Family is a cable television network currently owned by Disney/ABC. The network was founded by Pat Robertson as The Family Channel; he sold the network to Fox Broadcasting Company in 1997, and it changed its name to Fox Family. The network was sold again in the early 2000s... ABC Family).

At the beginning of each show, viewers would learn the day's "secret word" and were instructed to "scream real loud" every time a character on the show said the word, which was given to Pee-wee by his In practical usage, a robot is a mechanical device which performs automated tasks, either according to direct human supervision, a pre-defined program or, a set of general guidelines, using artificial intelligence techniques. These tasks either replace or enhance human work, such as in manufacturing, construction or manipulation of heavy... robot friend, Conky. But he often was the sucker for his own tricks, as he accidentally said the secret word and everyone practically screams in his face. Also, throughout the series, Pee-Wee demanded Silence is a relative or total lack of sound. Silence as a Mark of Respect Since its inception, silence has been a part of the rituals surrounding Armistice Day. A two-minute silence is held at 11am, the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month (the time... silence (see below).

The show was notorious for its C mp is a village situated in Bihor county, Romania. Its closest main city is Beius, which is located in the southeastern corner of the county. Categories: Romania geography stubs | Communes and villages in Romania | Bihor ... campy undertones and A double entendre or innuendo is a figure of speech similar to the pun, in which a spoken phrase can be understood in either of two ways. The first, literal meaning is an innocent one, while the second meaning is usually indecently sexual. Although a French term, the French generally... double entendre.

As soon as it first aired, Pee-wee's Playhouse fascinated media theorists and commentators, many of whom championed the show as a Postmodernism (sometimes abbreviated pomo) is a term applied to a wide-ranging set of developments in critical theory, philosophy, architecture, art, literature, and culture, which are generally characterized as either emerging from, in reaction to, or superseding, modernism. In architecture, art, music and literature, postmodernism is a name for many... postmodernist hodgepodge of Queer means unusual, and is controversial when used as an adjective or noun for people whose sexual orientation and/or gender identity are against the supposed normative. Queer is used as a unifying umbrella term for people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, and also for those who are transgender, transsexual... queer characters and situations which appeared to soar in the face of domineering An African-American drinks out of a water fountain marked for colored in 1939 at a street car terminal in Oklahoma City. Racism is the belief that race is the primary determinant of human capacities, that a certain race is inherently superior or inferior to others, and/or that individuals... racist, Sexism is discrimination between people based on their Sex rather than their individual merits. Sexism as a belief can refer to three subtly different beliefs: The belief that one sex is superior to the other. The belief that men and women are very different and this should be strongly reflected... sexist, and Heterosexism (or heterocentrism or heterosexualism (Corsini, 2002)) is the assumption that everyone or a particular person is heterosexual. It can be distinguished from homophobia in that it doesnt necessarily imply hostility towards other sexual orientations, merely a failure to account for their existence. In queer theory and gender studies... heterosexist presumptions. In its first season, the show won six An Emmy Award. The Emmy Awards are United States television production awards, similar to the Peabody Awards but more focused on entertainment. There are two types of Emmy Awards, the Daytime Awards and the Primetime Awards. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences administers the Daytime Awards, the Academy... Emmys as well as other awards.

"I'm just trying to illustrate that it's okay to be different--not that it's good, not that it's bad, but that it's all right. I'm trying to tell kids to have a good time and to encourage them to be creative and to question things," Reubens told an interviewer in This article is about the music magazine. For the rock band, see The Rolling Stones. Rolling Stone is a music and music industry magazine. Rolling Stone was founded in San Francisco in 1967 by Jann Wenner and music critic Ralph J. Gleason (Wenner is still editor and publisher). Beginning in... Rolling Stone.

Many now well-known T.V. and Film actors received their major break on the show, including Philip Edward Hartmann (September 24, 1948 - May 28, 1998) was a graphic artist, writer, actor and comedian born in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. Hartman became a US citizen in the early 1990s. The exact timing of his switch from Hartmann to Hartman is unknown, but all of his acting credits after... Phil Hartman, as "Kaptain Karl;" Laurence Fishburne (born July 30, 1961 in Augusta, Georgia, USA) is a notable United States movie actor. Fishburne as Morpheus in Revolutions Laurence Fishburne started acting at the age of 12, getting his big break portraying Joshua Hall on the ABC soap opera, One Life to Live in 1973. However... Laurence Fishburne, as "Cowboy Curtis;" Jimmy Smits (born July 9, 1955) is a Puerto Rican-American actor, perhaps best known for his long-running roles on the TV series L.A. Law and NYPD Blue. He achieved a M.F.A. from Cornell University in 1982. Smits has received various nominations for the Golden Globe... Jimmy Smits, as "Your authorized conky repairman;" and Sharon Epatha Merkerson (usually credited as S. Epatha Merkson), born 28 November 1952 in Saginaw, Michigan, is a Tony Award nominated American actress. Merkerson earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Wayne State University. In 1978 she moved to New York City to ply her craft on stage. Her... S. Epatha Merkerson, as "Reba the Mail Lady."

The music for the show was provided by artists such as Mark Mothersbaugh (born May 18, 1950) is an American musician, composer, singer and painter. He was born in Akron, Ohio. Mothersbaugh was lead singer of the New Wave rock group Devo. After Devo dissolved in the 1980s, Mothersbaugh went on to a successful career as a writer of music for... Mark Mothersbaugh, Todd Rundgren (born June 22, 1948) is a musician, singer, songwriter and record producer born in Upper Darby, a suburb of Philadelphia. Rundgren was a founder member of the 1960s band Nazz, who gained minor recognition with the songs Open My Eyes and Hello Its Me (which Rundgren later... Todd Rundgren, Danny Elfman (born May 29, 1953, in Amarillo, Texas) is a Pop musician, composer and writer of film soundtracks. Elfmans most recognisable composition is probably the theme music to the animated television series The Simpsons. Elfman was the frontman for the 1980s rock band Oingo Boingo, whose first major... Danny Elfman and Van Dyke Parks also refers to a place in Leighton Buzzard, home of James Davis and Kajagoogoo. Van Dyke Parks (born January 3, 1941) is an American composer, arranger, producer, and musician, noted for his collaborations with Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys on the song Heroes and Villains and... Van Dyke Parks.

The opening prelude theme is an interpolation of Martin Denny (April 10, 1911) is universally known as the founder and reining king of exotica music. He was born in New York, and raised in Los Angeles, California. He studied classical piano and at a young age toured South America for four and a half years with the Don... Martin Denny's "Quiet Village."

Characters include:

  • Miss Yvonne was a character from the highly popular childrens show, Pee-wees Playhouse. She was written to be a woman who was slightly obsessed with being beautiful and flawless. And she was often a flirt -- having flirted with Pee-wee Herman, Ricardo, the Worlds Strongest Man... Miss Yvonne
  • Ricardo, the World's Strongest Man
  • Mrs. Renee
  • Mrs. Steve
  • Pterri the Species P. antiquus (Holotype) P. arningi P. cerinensis P. grandipelvis P. grandis P. kochi P. manseli P. maximus P. micronyx P. pleydelli P. suprajurensis Pterodactylus (TER-o-DACK-ti-lus) was a pterosaur or flying reptile, with a wingspan of about 50–75 cm (20–30 inches), that... Pterodactyl
  • Cowboy Curtis
  • Chairry
  • King of Cartoons
  • Tito, the lifeguard
  • Categories: Indonesia geography stubs | Provinces of Indonesia ... Jambi, the genie
  • Randy is a male or female given name. Randy derives from the male name Randall or Randolph, meaning Wolf with a shield, or from the female name Miranda meaning admirable, wonderful, or miraculous. The name Randy has an English origin adj : feeling great sexual desire; feeling horny Categories: Stub... Randy
  • The Beatnik can refer to two different things: A member of the Beat Generation An esoteric programming language This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. If an article link referred you here, you might want to go back... Beatniks, Dirty Dog, Cool Cat, and Chicky Baby
  • Clocky
  • Magic Screen
  • Globy, the A cream coloured globe A globe is a three-dimensional scale model of a spheroid celestial body such as a planet, star or moon, in particular Earth, or, alternatively, a spherical representation of the sky with the stars (not the Sun, Moon, or planets, because their positions vary relative to... Globe
  • Reba, the Mail lady
  • This page is about the European nobility; for the baseball term, see count (baseball). A count is a nobleman in various European countries, equivalent in rank to a British earl. Originally the title denoted the rank of a high official in the late Roman Empire and later in many German... Countess, the Cows at a small farm in Maryland. Wiktionary has a definition of: Cow Cow has several uses, it may refer to: A cow is a female of various animal species, including: Cattle or females of the Bovine family - in English, cow is usually spoken to refer specifically to female cattle... cow
  • Above: A variety of coins considered to be lower-value, including an Irish 2p piece and many US pennies. A penny (pl. pence or pennies) is a unit of currency or a coin used in several English-speaking countries: 1/100 of the British Pound Sterling or the Irish pound... Penny

and of course Paul Reubens as Pee Wee Herman. Paul Reubens (born Paul Rubenfeld on August 27, 1952, in Peekskill, New York), is an American actor, writer, and comedian, best known professionally for his character Pee-wee Herman. Early Development In the 1970s, Reubens performed at local comedy clubs and made four guest... Pee Wee Herman!

Times where Pee-Wee wanted silence

There were, however, several times where Pee-wee demanded Silence is a relative or total lack of sound. Silence as a Mark of Respect Since its inception, silence has been a part of the rituals surrounding Armistice Day. A two-minute silence is held at 11am, the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month (the time... silence, from both the characters, and perhaps the viewers watching the show.

  • The first was in the episode "Love That Story" in which the gang was playing library, and Pee-Wee was the librarian. Miss Yvonne played one of the persons reading/studying. When the Playhouse characters, minus Pee-wee and Miss Yvonne, were screaming after Miss Yvonne said the word "End", Pee-Wee got so mad that he shouted "SILENCE!!" and made everyone fall quiet.
  • The second time was in "Pee-Wee Catches a Cold". Magic Screen said the word "out", which, as usual, caused everyone to scream. Pee-Wee shouted, "STOP ALL THAT SCREAMING! CAN'T YOU PEOPLE HAVE A LITTLE CONSIDERATION?!" in which everyone fell silent. Miss Yvonne cringed in fear at the anger.



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