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Christmas at Pee Wee's Playhouse (1988)

Pee-wee Herman and pals are celebrating Christmas in the Playhouse in their own creative ways: Pee-wee makes a list for Santa Claus 1 1/2 miles long, teaches Little Richard how to ice skate... See full summary »

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Wayne Orr, Paul Reubens
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Carlson ... Clockey / Conky / Floory
Laurence Fishburne ... Cowboy Curtis (as Larry Fishburne)
Aaron Fletcher Aaron Fletcher ... Santa Claus
Ric Heitzman Ric Heitzman ... Cool Cat / Fish / Flower / Mr.Window
Suzanne Kent ... Mrs. Rene
William Marshall ... King Of Cartoons
George McGrath ... Cowntess / Fish / Flower / Globey
S. Epatha Merkerson ... Reba
Alison Mork Alison Mork ... Chairry / Chicky Baby / Magic Screen
John Paragon ... Jambi / Pterri
Lynne Marie Stewart ... Miss Yvonne (as Lynne Stewart)
Vic Trevino ... Ricardo
Wayne White ... Dirty Dog / Fish / Flower / Mr. Kite / Randy
Charlie Tickner Charlie Tickner ... Hans
Paul Reubens ... Pee-wee Herman
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Storyline

Pee-wee Herman and pals are celebrating Christmas in the Playhouse in their own creative ways: Pee-wee makes a list for Santa Claus 1 1/2 miles long, teaches Little Richard how to ice skate, goes for a sleigh ride with Magic Johnson, commands Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello to make Christmas cards, receives a long phone call from Dinah Shore, even has more musical fun with k.d. lang, the Del Rubio Triplettes and Charo! Finally, Big Red arrives and announces that Pee-wee's Christmas list was so big, he didn't have enough presents for all the children of the world. Will Pee-wee follow his own advice and help others? Written by Dylan Self <robocoptng986127@aol.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Family | Musical

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

21 December 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Christmas Special See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The choir of Marines was actually the Men's Choir of UCLA (in marine uniforms). The producers had hoped to book the actual Marine Corps choir, but they were unavailable at the time of filming. See more »

Quotes

Pee-wee: Ooooh, snow! Snowflakes! Snow drifts! Ew, yellow snow!
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, Dinah Shore continues to sing "Twelve Days of Christmas" and after the credits, she asks where Pee-Wee has gone because the mannequin dressed as Pee-Wee does not respond. See more »

Connections

Referenced in RuPaul's Drag Race: Reunited! (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Dradel, Dradel, Dradel
Performed by Mrs. Renae
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User Reviews

 
Christmas is a time when we should be thinking about what we can do for others....
11 December 2012 | by MistyNoble1987See all my reviews

Let me start by saying I have very fond memories of watching Pee Wees Playhouse when I was younger, so needless to say this has been a staple in our family since the year it came out. Staying tried and true to the quirkiness that is Pee Wees Playhouse, come join Pee Wee, Globey, Chairry, Randy and the rest of the magical objects, characters, celebrities, and musical guests as they take you through a world of imagination, love, comical quips and enjoy being a kid again through the wonder world that is Pee Wees Playhouse. Teaches kids a great lesson about the gift of Christmas. Another thing I like about this show is it has the right amount of adult humor (Nothing over the top, though) that makes it just as enjoyable to watch it as an adult as it was to watch when I was a kid. Admit it, you know you want to travel through the wonderful wacky world of Pee Wees Playhouse!


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