Monday, July 10, 2006
Pee-wee Is Back!
The delightful "Pee-wee's Playhouse" joins the Adult Swim lineup starting tonight. You can watch all 45 episodes (including the Christmas special) at 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The LA Times has a nice interview with creator Paul Reubens (which makes me jealous). Cartoon Network should replay them in the morning or smart folks will tape them for their kids -- yes, the shows have an adult edge or subtext to them, but like Looney Tunes, they can also (in fact, best) be enjoyed by kids for the sweet-natured shows they are. Cowboy Bob is black, the taxi cab driver is a woman, there's a gay aura around it. But is that really "adult" or just the way all shows should be? Anyone who wants to see it as sweetly subversive should also consider that the show is really just sweet. Reubens also says he has two movie scripts done, one that follows right in the vein of the "Playhouse" and another more adult spin. Here's hoping they do both.