The name Pee-wee came from a little harmonica I had that said ‘Pee-wee’ on it.I loved the idea of a nickname, because it sounded so real to me.There was a period in my life when I had aligned all my goals and ambitions so that I would grow up to be Pee-wee Herman.He had the coolest house, the coolest toys, and the coolest friends.Reubens then developed a stage show based around the character. The film’s success led to CBS striking a deal with Reubens for a children’s TV show based around Pee-wee.The resulting Pee-wee’s Playhouse ran for five seasons and won 15 Emmys.star and co-creator Paul Rust to find out what it’s like inside the mind of Judd Apatow, the trickeries of dating in LA, and how working with Paul Reubens (a.k.a. For singles newly tackling the dating scene in LA, expect awkward beginnings, joyous highs, and heart-breaking lows—all of which are magnified in hilarious and equally cringe-worthy scenes in the new Netflix show, , and the photographic proof he can produce about being the ultimate Pee-wee fan. PAUL RUST: My manager knew I was working on the new Pee-wee Herman movie that Judd was producing and Leslie had worked on the first two seasons on .
And it went hand-in-hand with what I wanted to do, which was to make people think this was a real person, not an actor.” 3. Soon, they moved it to The Roxy on Sunset Strip for (5) months, and included family-friendly matinee performances with many characters that became staples, including Miss Yvonne, Captain Carl, Jambi, Pterri, and Clocky 7.Today, Reubens compares what he was doing to performance art. You had a goatee, and I thought, Okay, so there really is a person there. REUBENS: I was Pee-wee Herman in one Cheech and Chong movie [, I was a character who gets referred to as [Howie] the Hamburger Dude.He gave up his entire public persona to the Pee, even doing interviews and award shows as his alter ego. And then I saw you in a Cheech and Chong movie, where you are under a table . Boy, that movie was incredible to work on because we were all playing inmates in a mental institution: Sandra Bernhard was one, and Sally Marr, who was Lenny Bruce’s mom, was another.‘Pee-wee Herman’ sounds like a name that is so odd, how would you make that up?If you were going to make up a name, you’d make up a better name.