See it? Dotty, I lived it!

By Phil Plait | December 16, 2007 12:39 pm

Best. News. Evah: Peewee Herman to return to the screen!

"Peewee’s Big Adventure" is the funniest movie ever made. If you disagree, then you’re probably the kind of person who would steal someone else’s bicycle.

Why? What’s the significance? I DON’T KNOW!

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  1. Frankl

    “Peewee’s Big Adventure” – I laughed ’til I cried. I hope the new movie is just as funny. “Big Top Peewee” wasn’t nearly as funny as the first one. So Paul, if you are reading the comments, use the first movie as the model. :)

  2. fred

    A friend of mine loved to smoke some weed and then watch “Peewee’s Play house”. I couldn’t do it. It always freaked me out.

  3. PK

    This must be an American thing.

  4. Mena

    It was pretty funny but have you been watching him on Pushing Daisies? Very weird, both the character and it being him.

  5. I’ll believe it when they article spells his name right.

  6. tacitus

    Well, since you’re an avid Doctor Who fan, I guess we can forgive you, BA. But, really? Peewee Herman??

  7. I don’t know what’s with that article, but he’s been talking about making a couple Pee-Wee movies for the last year or two. Until we see some on-set pictures, though, I consider it in limbo and don’t get my hopes up too much.

    (“The stars at night! Are big and bright!”)

  8. RoaldFalcon

    BA, this was your best post ever.

    It’s like a sweater that someone keeps knitting and knitting and knitting…

  9. Marc Connor

    I’m afraid it won’t be as good as the first one, without Phil Hartman’s writing…

    I ain’t afraid of being unpopular. I’m a loner… a rebel.

  10. Michael Lonergan

    I just hope Pee Wee is not in the same theater as me if I go see this movie, given his legal problems with them!

  11. Troy

    The movie was pretty stupid. I did like the scene where Large Marge exploded. I’d watch that again and again and watch it in frame by frame advance. The problem I have with it is essentially this: I don’t care for absurd humor. I think humor should be subtle and witty.

  12. gia

    This is the best news I’ve heard ALL WEEK!!! I saw the film about 20 times in the cinema when it first came out and *literally* fell on the floor laughing.

  13. Paul Rubens has also had a pretty nice guest-star gig on Pushing Daisies lately. He’s doing a great job there, at least partly because the show has a sort of whimsical and weird feel that suits his style pretty well.

  14. I’ll only go see it if Large Marge is in it. She’s hot!!

  15. Peewee makes me want to go wash my hands. I hope he’s worked out his, um, personal issues.

  16. I love Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure. My 5-year-old and I watch Pee-Wee’s Playhouse together and haven’t gotten tired of it yet. I’m a big Paul Reubens fan as well.

    Will the movie ever get made? It’s been “in the works” for quite some time now – I don’t know. Of course, we’ll be waiting in line to see it when it opens. When, not if.

  17. DaveKan

    There are reasons why Pee Wee’s Big Adventure is a great movie. Reasons you wouldn’t understand. Reasons you couldn’t understand. Reasons you shouldn’t understand.

  18. Bolo

    While reading the comments here I’ve come to realize just how much of that movie I forgot and how funny much of it was. I don’t think I’ve watched it all the way through since I was 14. Gotta watch it again.

  19. Will. M

    Humor is sooooo subjective. I don’t think Herman/Rubens is at all funny; I don’t see what the French see in Jerry Lewis; I LOVE Jacques Tati’s Mr. Hulot character (one of the absolute, most hilarious-ever opening sequences is that
    of Mr. Hulot’s Holiday). But the person who is nonpareil is he of the Stone Face, the funniest man in the movies EVAH (to ape Mr. Plait): Buster Keaton. In my second-place spot is the team of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. And followed closely are a host of others: Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, Jackie Gleason and Art Carney, and so on. I guess ya had da be there…

  20. Quiet_Desperation

    Pfft. Pee-wee is for lightweights.

    The funniest movie ever made, especially for atheists and agnostics, is Monty Python’s Life Of Brian. Period.

    Follow the Shoe!

  21. Chip

    Will .M writes:

    >>>” I LOVE Jacques Tati’s Mr. Hulot character (one of the absolute, most hilarious-ever opening sequences is that
    of Mr. Hulot’s Holiday).”<<<

    Yes. Mr. Hulot’s Holiday is a true classic. We recently got to see Mon oncle (My Uncle) in a pristine new print on the big screen. Its great too. The futuristic house of his brother-in-law is hideously hilarious!

  22. Quiet_Desperation posts:

    [[The funniest movie ever made, especially for atheists and agnostics, is Monty Python’s Life Of Brian. Period.]]

    I’m a born-again Christian and I like it, too.

    We’re not the f*king Judaean People’s Front. We’re the People’s Front of Judaea!

  23. Quiet_Desperation says: “Follow the Shoe!”

    No! The gourd!

    – Jack

  24. Yeah, what Marc Connor said: Much of the brilliance of “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure” is probably down to Phil Hartman, who, sadly, is no longer with us.

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