On This Day in 1986: Pee-wee’s Playhouse First Aired on TV!!

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Today marks the 29th anniversary of the debut of my show, Pee-wee’s Playhouse!!

CBS aired the first episode, titled “Ice Cream Soup,” on September 13th, 1986!! My show ran for five seasons and picked up 22 Emmy Awards! 

A big THANK YOU to all the fans of the show!! I really appreciate you!

Peewees Playhouse complete series bluray

Did you know? You can buy the ENTIRE series of Pee-wee’s Playhouse on blu-ray or on DVD!! So many people write to tell me they’re introducing my show to their children and that the kids love it, which is so great to hear! It’s cool to hear the next generation will be raised on Jambi, Miss Yvonne, Cowboy Curtis, Reba the mail lady, Captain Carl, Magic Screen, Conky, Globey, Chairry, Pterri, Randy, and everyone in the Playhouse!

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I spent over a year supervising the meticulous restoration of my show and it looks spectacular, if I do say so myself! The show was shot on film but then immediately transferred to tape. The editing and all the effects were all done on the video tape version and the program was never, ever, seen on film by anyone. Until now! The colors and detail are truly amazing. Honest! Plus there is an amazing amount of bonus material including interviews with the cast and crew and behind-the-scenes footage.

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Pee-wee’s Playhouse is also on Netflix: http://www.netflix.com/title/80023876!! AHHHHH!!

Pee-wee and Miss Yvonne

Are you all looking forward to my upcoming film, Pee-wee’s Big Holiday??!!

  • Corinne Escobar

    Thank you for this wonderful show, Paul!!! I always wondered where you went at the end of each show. Maybe you can let us know one day ;-).

  • laura valentina

    I was watching your show, Paul the HeatWave episode from the special edition 2 DVD 5 seasons I own and enjoy it all the time as today was a beautiful rainy day I also watched that episode regarding the rain. Thank you for creating your show teaching me and others around the world that it’s Ok to be yourself as nutty and wild as life can be and at times its effects can have anyone feeling like your out of your mind that life is just to short so live everyday and love it!! Have an amazing day!! ?

  • Helen Gircko

    Wow! One more great day in a calendar! Allow to congratulate, Pee-wee! I don’t want to count how many times I reconsidered all series of show: very much many times. And all the time it seemed that it isn’t enough! Well, you know as it happens… at first you will estimate a plot, then psychology, then details. Then… other details. And details of details.
    (And about impatience – about the new movie – better don’t even write – don’t dement!)

  • Helen Gircko

    And, of course , many thanks to all who participated in the creation of the show !!! It is absolutely INGENIOUS THING !

  • Larry O

    What happened to HBO Pee-wee showes before CBS

  • THANK YOU, Pee-Wee!

  • Denverdood

    I LOVED those too!!

  • I am one of a million who are happy it did 🙂 love you so much Paul