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« on: January 28, 2007, 11:58:16 PM »

I've always had a major soft spot for this film. It's a bit like the Simpsons in the way that although it's primarily aimed at kids, for every kids' joke there will be 2 or 3 twisted or slightly darker ones that no kid could understand. And like a lot of great films, it seems to all happen in some kind of dream environment that mixes reality with fantasy.

The final scene, where Pee Wee goes to the drive-in to watch himself play a cameo role in the Warner Bros movie of his own adventure (starring James Brolin as Pee Wee Herman) is one of the most contextually bizarre moments in a film there has ever been, IMO.

anyone else here a fan?

(I know you are, but what am I?)
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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2007, 12:33:43 AM »

Oh, of course I am --
I used to know a lot more about this film, but haven't thought about it or talked about it in so long, that I've forgotten a lot of the cool trivia about the making of it that I used to know --
Anyway, I like the fact that it's the same actor who plays the head biker in the biker bar scene who plays the fat rich kid who orders Pee Wee's bike to be stolen.
I used to work with an actor named Buddy Erdos, who was Pee Wee's standin on some "personal appearances" when the real Pee Wee was otherwise engaged.  Erdos also played Bogart in the John Goodman Babe Ruth movie.  Erdos could do a Paul Rubens impression that would astound you.
Rubens also played Danny "The Penguin" DeVito's dad in one of the Keaton Batman films --
peter j/denny c
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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2007, 12:48:17 AM »

I saw this movie when I was a kid in 1986 and it got me heavy into prank items.
After seeing it, I became a regular at Spencer Gifts.

I bought whoopee cushions, bottled bad breath, invisible ink, fake turds, fake vomit, fart spray, stink bombs, a joy buzzer and of course, trick gum.
(yes, I actually bought a fake turd.  I was 12 years old...what can I say?)

This movie is awesome and filled with some great lines like when Pee Wee picks up that doll in Mario's Magic Shop and says,
"How do you like school Billy? 
Closed!"


"Why don't you make me? 
No, why don't you make me?
Because, I don't make monkeys, I just train 'em!"


"I'm here to see Francis!
Francis is busy.
Busy doing what?
He's having his bath.
Oh, really?  Where are they hosing him down?!"



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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2007, 04:06:49 AM »

I love this movie!  I watched it all of the time when I was little and I still watch it a couple of times a year.  I think it was the first DVD I ever bought, and I watched it three times in a row (the second time was with the Burton/Reubens commentary, and the third with Elfman commentary).

I recently went to a midnight show of this and it was a lot of fun.  People were cracking up and quoting in appropriate places, and when Pee-wee's on the payphone in Texas and sings, "The stars at night, are big and bright," and the passerbys clap and finish the tune, at least half of the people watching clapped in unison with the movie and sang "deep in the heart of Texas!"
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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2007, 08:52:25 AM »


The Big Shoe Dance
LMAO, I can't help laughing just looking at that... BounceGiggle

I used to work with an actor named Buddy Erdos, who was Pee Wee's standin on some "personal appearances" when the real Pee Wee was otherwise engaged.  Erdos also played Bogart in the John Goodman Babe Ruth movie.  Erdos could do a Paul Rubens impression that would astound you.
peter j/denny c


cool... but presumably those stand-ins didn't include his appearances on Letterman ?!?!

@Pilgerman, my brother's got it on DVD but there aren't any commentaries.
 maybe there was a re-released version.  if so I need to get it!


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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2007, 12:16:46 PM »

Every once in a while I'll get the urge to watch the "Large Marge" scene.  I usually end up walking out to the living room and forcing my roommates to stop whatever they're doing so I can watch it.  Not the rest of the movie, just the "Large Marge" scene from start to finish, sans context.

It's also a fun scene to pull out at parties.
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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2007, 12:41:24 PM »

PWBA is one of those must have movies. I watch it 2 or 3 times a years. It's also a great party film that you can go about having a get together and play it in the background and everyone has seen it enough to catch the really funny parts as the enture film is a riot.

I still use is "WHAT? ... Your breaking up on me? .... WHAT? ... I got to go now! ... Can't hear you!" CLICK.

Can you say ADOBE?
Adobe ....
GREAT!
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« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2007, 02:01:38 PM »

I just love that it's tim burton's first movie... once i found out I caught on to so many burtonisms from that movie.

You also gotta love the Twisted Sister Cameo
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« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2007, 02:35:50 PM »

@Pilgerman, my brother's got it on DVD but there aren't any commentaries.
 maybe there was a re-released version.  if so I need to get it!


Is it the Region 1 release?  If so, it should have the commentaries.
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« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2007, 03:23:09 PM »

OH I love this film. I ts sheer goofiness endears it to me no end.
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« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2007, 06:32:01 PM »

I LOVE THIS FILM!!!!!


I have seen it 30 times or something. I can remember most of the lines. It's brilliant.

If i have a girl over to watch a film, it's always Pee wee's big adventure, and i havent had one who didnt like it!!!

I love every scene in it, every bit of dialogue is funny. I love Paul Reubens. Also a big Playhouse fan here.

"Let's talk about your big butt"

"I remember.... the Alamo!"

"WAS THAT SOMETHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH THE REST OF US, AMAZING LARRY?"

"i'm a loner Dotty.... A rebel"


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Oookaay...


« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2007, 06:43:48 PM »

Its good to see that everyone seems to like this film, ..lol

but I don't think the thread would be complete without......


























































































































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« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2007, 06:51:49 PM »

That scene where Pee Wee crashed the motorcycle through that bill board had me rolling.
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« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2007, 07:53:46 PM »

Dewd, I ADORE pee wee. I was him last year for halloween and won 1st place in a costume contest.
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« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2007, 11:32:42 AM »

The whole film is great. Paul Reubens is one of the great ones for sure.

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