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'Pee-Wee's Playhouse' and More New TV Shows on DVD

by Elizabeth Chan, posted Oct 19th 2010 9:00AM
More times than not, when you ask a person to name a celebrity that never ages, a majority of folks will probably sputter off "Cher" or "George Hamilton."

We're going to add Paul Rubens aka Pee-Wee to that list.

Almost 25 years after 'Pee Wee's Playhouse' first aired in 1986, Pee-Wee has not shown the signs of age one bit. That's a very good thing now that Pee Wee is experiencing a resurgence of popularity nationwide, after performing a series of live shows, including on Broadway, this year.

To catch a glimpse of the playhouse that started it all, the complete 'Pee Wee's Playhouse' collection hits DVD shelves this week, turning your DVD player into an instant time machine.

Find out a list of other titles being released this week after the jump!

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Pee Wee Herman gets an iPad

by Danny Gallagher, posted Jan 31st 2010 4:02PM
I'm not going to lie to you. I'm a bit of a Machead and I REALLY want an iPad. That's why I'm super jealous of Pee-Wee Herman who brought one to the Playhouse in this "Funny or Die" video, even though he already has a robot and a talking screen, both of which Apple are probably developing into overpriced electronic gadgetry so they can suck more money out of my cramped, ink stained hands.

And just for fun, when you hear the word "iPad" in the following video, scream real loud. Ready? Let's try it!

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Pee Wee's Playhouse movie has a script, but does it have a screen?

by Danny Gallagher, posted Dec 15th 2009 2:00PM
Pee Wee HermanNow that Pee Wee Herman's big comeback is officially in full swing, more news is coming down the pike and today's secret word is "movie."

Pee Wee told the press he has a script for a movie (AHHHHHHHH!) based on his popular Saturday morning kids' show Pee Wee's Playhouse. He said the movie (AHHHHHHH!) would bring back all of the show's original characters and take them out of the playhouse and into the broader, fictional world of "Puppetland." It's also described as a family-friendly movie (AHHHHHHH!), although judging from the reaction my old man had to the show when I watched it as a kid, "family-friendly" might be a loose term for this movie (AHHHHHHH!).

A Pee Wee's Playhouse film has always been lurking around in development hell. An earlier version with Johnny Depp as the title character was being shopped around way back in 2007. If Pee-Wee's Playhouse became a mo.., er, feature film, would you watch it?

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Laurence Fishburne Talks 'Pee-wee' Reunion on 'Lopez Tonight' (VIDEO)

by Elizabeth Chan, posted Dec 4th 2009 9:00AM
Lawrence FishburneDear Laurence Fishburne,

You've got an amazing acting career behind you -- why must it always go back to Cowboy Curtis on 'Pee-wee's Playhouse'?

Aren't we beyond that by now?

Apparently not. On last night's 'Lopez Tonight,' Fishburne spoke about his cowboy past and of the 'Pee-wee's Playhouse' reunion show in L.A., but something fishy is going on.

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Creepiest Children's TV Shows: Kiddie Fare That Gave Us Nightmares

by AOL TV Staff, posted Oct 30th 2009 2:45PM
H.R. PufnstufWhether it's the lifelike costumes, the special effects or the bizarre stories themselves, kids' TV shows can be downright terrifying. We've combed through television history and our own repressed memories to come up with a list of shows that leave both children and adults crying for their mommies. So grab your teddy bears, get out your therapist's number and enjoy our list of creepy kids' television shows ever. -- by Daynah Burnett

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The Ultimate Kiddie Show Quiz

by AOL TV Staff, posted Jun 29th 2009 5:00PM
The SmurfsAs kids, we watched the darndest things -- everything from educational series like 'Sesame Street' to shows that would launch some of today's biggest pop stars ('The Mickey Mouse Club').

Looking back on it now, how well do you remember your favorite kiddie shows?

Take our quiz and get in touch with your inner-child.

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