Just a quick one today...Maximoo has recently discovered my box set of Pee-Wee's Playhouse - on of my favorite Saturday morning shows from the 80's an now a Broadway show - and he is HOOKED.
Starring and directred by Pee-Wee (who's real name is Paul Reubens) and featuring a fresh-faced Laurence Fishburne as Cowboy Curtis, pre-SNL Phil Hartman as Captain Carl (and a little extra research shows he even wrote some of the show as well) , and Law and Order veteran S. Epatha Merkerson as Reba the mail woman - this show is colorful. bright, silly and fun to watch. There are some great animations - one that seems to have been initially created by one of the members of the Wallace and Gromit team (although the level of his involvement is very unclear but stylistically very similar) - some fun songs to enjoy and a great cast of ridiculous characters. All this taking place on a set rumored to have been initially designed by Rob Zombie.
An oldie but a goodie, this show is addictively creative and offers kids the plahouse they secretly dream of escaping to!
For only $20.99 on Amazon, you can now get the entire series on DVD and if you have a toddler looking for a laugh, it is a great option for some easy entertainment to throw in the DVD player!
http://www.peewee.com/ and read more about the house, the now-over Broadway live show, or check out some videos from the original show!