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In a World Where Pee Wee Herman Narrates the Avengers

2 Nov

By James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)

Just when you’ve seen the trailer to The Avengers: Age of Ultron movie and thought it couldn’t get any cooler, think again.

Paul Reubens was a guest on the October 29th broadcast of The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. Reubens purpose was to promote the recently released DVD/Blu-ray box set of Pee Wee’s Playhouse from Shout Factory.

Viewers got more than they bargained when Reubens let loose his P-Man persona by taking a crack at a voice-over of one of the most watched film trailers on YouTube.


 
Let us take this one step further by considering the Playhouse gang cast in the roles of the Avengers; Miss Yvonne as Black Widow, Cowboy Curtis as Nick Fury, Conky as Iron Man, and Captain Carl as the Incredible Hulk.

I couldn’t see it a serious piece of course but as a comedy piece it would be brilliant. After all it worked for Welcome Back, Kotter’s Sweathogs in a parody of Pulp Fiction.


 

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Pee-Wee Herman’s Big Oct 18th Event! The Complete Playhouse to open Oct 21st

16 Oct

By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

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Fans of Pee-wee Herman’s Playhouse can get a special sneak peek Oct 18th at 7am PT/10 am ET for a very special live streaming event that will tease at what’s to come in Shout Factory’s release: Pee-wee’s Playhouse: The Complete Series.

This collection is due to hit shelves October 21st on Amazonir?t=wiupgeatthmo 20&l=as2&o=1&a=B00JHH21FY, Shout!’s own webstore and select distribution channels around North America.

This Blu-ray set will have all 45 episodes digitally remastered to highlight the wild, colourful, wacky world that’s Pee-wee’s imagination. And for fans of behind the scenes material, there’s 10 featurettes to show how this seminal television series was made. One of them includes seeing Academy Award nominated actor Laurence Fishburne recalling fond times on the set.

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