Pee-wee's Playhouse The Complete Series
Every so often someone comes along and tells me what I do is easy.
They could do it no problem whatsoever. I smile, and ask them a question
like: "are you ready to sit through eighteen hours of Pee-wee's
Playhouse?" It is amazing how quickly they back off. Guess what? I did
it. I watched the entire show.
Over the last eight days I have watched a Blu-ray disc of Pee-wee's Playhouse The Complete Series. One disc per day for eight straight days. Forty-five episodes in eighteen hours. Then there are bonus features. Which are mainly interviews with cast and crew. Sadly those are mainly promoting the franchise, and filled with inaccuracies.
There is a migration in watching Pee-wee's Playhouse The Complete Series. The first reaction is your eyes are as big as saucers. Puppetland is a strange, imaginative world where creativity reigns supreme. Then you start to understand the show. Finally you can appreciate the lessons being taught.
Plenty of old, and lame jokes are presented in Pee-wee's Playhouse The Complete Series. The genie and wishes in Pee-wee's Playhouse The Complete Series are also a bit on the odd side. Pee-wee's character is like a giant kid who never matured. His laughter is embraced or it irritates.
Pee-wee's Playhouse The Complete Series can be a bit racy in terms of a kids show. With the cleavage, life guard not wearing a shirt, and sexual innuendo. There is also dancing, and art that some may find offensive. The screaming over the secret words can be confusing at first.
I flesh out one item of interest from Pee-wee's Playhouse The Complete Series in my Editor's Desk column of issue #88 of Family Friendly Gaming. It revolves around all the people claiming to be same in being artsy. But they also claim they we very diverse. The diversity comes from the outside only.
The Christmas Special in Pee-wee's Playhouse The Complete Series actually tells the real true meaning of Christmas. Which is awesome to see. Normally the worldly shows do everything possible to avoid any mention of Jesus Christ. So it is wonderful to see in this show.
Pee-wee Herman (aka Paul Reubens) has had some scandals, controversies, and offensive episodes in his life. They have been very public, and damaged his overall image. I refused to judge Pee-wee's Playhouse The Complete Series based on Pee-wee Herman's life mistakes. Those mistakes also came after the show.
I know of plenty of children's shows that are more educational than Pee-wee's Playhouse The Complete Series. With that said Pee-wee's Playhouse The Complete Series does teach a variety of lessons about not smoking, being safe, and more. Pee-wee's Playhouse The Complete Series is very multi-cultural, and multi-lingual. There are Spanish portions of the show in later seasons. Different people from different countries are shown in Pee-wee's Playhouse The Complete Series.
Pee-wee's Playhouse The Complete Series is a part of the history of television. It may be one of the oddest shows to appear. At the same time there is a general innocence shown in the show. The cast changes are not addressed in a way I found satisfying. Thanks to behind the scenes interviews I have a good idea why there were cast changes.
Family Friendly Factor: 60%
Publisher: Shout Factory
Developer: Pee-wee Pictures
Rating: ‘NR’ - Not Rated
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