Pee-Wee Herman - The Pee-Wee Herman Show On Broadway DVD (Mega Blowout Sale)

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30 years ago, Paul Rueben's Pee-Wee's Playhouse show was the most slyly subversive show on television with great sets and great music (by Mark Mothersbaugh, The Residents, Todd Rundgren, Van Dyke Parks, Dweezil Zappa, etc.

This is a groovy and faithful live enactment of the original show and can be safely and highly recommended to Pee-Wee heads.

"The Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway is a brisk 89-minute love letter to fans, reuniting Pee-wee with the characters and puppets from his stage and TV show. After an opening song and Herman-led Pledge of Allegiance, the curtain parts to reveal an exact replica of the Playhouse. I haven't seen Pee-wee's Playhouse since I was a kid, but when the lights went up on that set, I couldn't help but grin. If I was the kind of person who cheers at my TV, I would have joined the audience in raucous applause.

That infectious joy is the reason Ruebens' TV show became a hit. Like pure id with a red bowtie, Pee-wee Herman's childlike enthusiasm for the world makes everything, from a scrap of foil to a postcard from a pen pal, fun. AAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!!! Yes, The Pee-wee Herman Show even has a "secret word" of the day: "Fun."

Although the show breezes through from beginning to end, it's an amazing juggling act of puppets, performers, props, and sound cues. The filmed performance has the benefit of second takes and reshoots, but the edits only polish an already sparkling gem. Under the direction of Marty Callner, the HBO special adds dynamic camerawork and close-ups to focus attention and punch up the jokes. The combination of stagecraft and TV wizardry makes The Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway the definitive version of Paul Reubens' triumphant return..."-Erich Asperschlager
  • Format TypeNTSC
  • Region CodingRegion 1
  • LabelImage
  • UPC014381722826
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