Happy Pee-Wee Herman Day!

Today’s the day gang! The star of the GREATEST MOVIE EVER MADE turns 57 today. There has been talk of a new Pee Wee Project for like 20 years. So what’s the latest? Well, there are a few things in development. The most pressing is the Pee Wee stage show, which will go off in Hollywood in November. We here at JGT headquarters are seriously thinking about spending our Thanksgiving in LA.
Meanwhile, there are two Pee Wee scripts written, AND FOR THE LOVE OF GOD WILL SOMEONE WITH LOTS OF MONEY PLEASE PRODUCE THEM? Damnit, this is one of those times I wish I was filthy rich. The next Pee Wee movie is going to be Number 1 with a bullet at the box office, but these goons in Hollywood can’t see it, so nobody seems to be funding these films.

One is about Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, and I’m sure it will be a great film. But it’s the other script that has me really excited. It is what Reubens has called a “dark comedy”.

“It’s basically the story of Pee-wee Herman becoming famous as a singer,” Reubens explained. “He has a hit single and gets brought out to Hollywood to make musical movies, kind of like they did with Elvis. It all kind of goes downhill from there for Pee-wee. He turns into a monster. He does everything wrong and becomes a big jerk.” Though he described it as a movie “about fame,” Reubens insisted, “It’s not autobiographical.”

A dark Pee-Wee comedy. Color Me Sold. Of course, there is some bad news. Reubens admitted he’s talked to “Big Adventure” director Burton. “I have talked to Tim about one of them about a year ago. But Tim is booked. I think he would be interested in it, but he’s really busy.”

Damnit, Tim! Come to your senses man! There is nothing you are working on that is as important as a dark Pee Wee comedy. Nothing! OK, if not Tim, maybe David Lynch. You got any ideas for who should be director of these films?

5 thoughts on “Happy Pee-Wee Herman Day!

  1. I'm surprised Spielberg isn't eating this up. Maybe Peter Greenaway? It'd be colorful.
    Spike Jonze would be interesting. Maybe Kearney? Perhaps Robert Zemeckis (if only it was animated)? Paul Thomas Anderson? I like the David Lynch idea the best.
    It's a shame Kubrick died.

  2. OMG! David Lynch??? That would be “Pee-Wee Herman's Nightmare”, featuring a midget doing a sombrero dance while an old lady in the foreground chants “huevo huevo huevo huevo huevo huevo huevo” for no reason while a man in all blue from head to toe smokes a cigar.

    1. While that could be pretty good, I was thinking more a Coen brothers sequel to “No Country for Old Men” with Pee Wee taking the Woody Harrelson role of trying to stop Javier Barden from ruthlessly wiping out people for guessing wrong on the coin flip. Pee Wee could selflessly trap Javier on a Mexican finger trap, for example.

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