Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim has acquired all 45 half-hour episodes, along with Pee-Wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special.Â Starting July 10, you will be able to see the show Monday-Thursday at 11pm.Â
Pee-Wee’s Playhouse has not been aired since theÂ original 1986-1991 run on CBS’s Saturday morning lineup.Â Â Pee-Wee Herman’s alter ego Paul Reubens careerÂ plummeted in 1991 when he was famously arrested for indecent exposure in a Florida porn theater.Â We’ve come along way since then, with Charlie Sheen receiving just a small slap on the wrist for his many irksome indiscretions.Â
“I’d say this was a dream come true, but I never dared to dream the Playhouse would join Adult Swim’s amazing lineup of cool shows!” Reubens said. “Well, maybe I did dream of it a couple of times. OK, it’s a dream come true!”
Pee-Wee’s PlayhouseÂ amazed kids & adults alike &Â won a mouth-gaping 22 Emmys throughout its airing.Â I fell in love with Pee-Wee in 1987 & a complete DVD box set was released in 2004.Â
Just another reason for me to love Adult Swim.Â Alongside Futurama, Family Guy & American Dad, where could you go wrong?Â It’s good to have the Pee-Wee back.