Pee Wee Herman

Watch Newly Unearthed ‘Roger Rabbit’ Test Footage Featuring Paul: Reubens

Back in 1983, the fledgling Disney Channel debuted a program called Disney Studio Showcase, designed to preview the exciting… Read More

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Clever Movie Easter Eggs You Might Have Missed

Biting the heads off chocolate bunnies and determining the flavor of questionably colored jellybeans is fun and all that, but cinephiles know the best way to celebrate Easter is by geeking out over movie easter eggs. Yes, we’re talking about those inside jokes, hidden messages, and clever visual puns that filmmakers sneak into their movies so that obsessive fans and eagle-eyed viewers can win bragging rights. We revisited 10 clever movie easter eggs that you might have missed. Feel free to add your favorites, below. … Read More

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Happy Birthday, Pee-Wee Herman!: Links You Need to See

In celebration of Paul “Pee-Wee Herman” Reuben’s birthday, Crushable’s compiled a list of celebrities that have had sexual brushes with the law. If you think you’ve been in a dysfunctional relationship, it’s nothing compared to some of these literary doozies. What’s better than Adele singing “Skyfall”? Well, nothing, but this Russian Army… Read More

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The Most Bizarre Celebrity PSAs of All Time

As our friends at Open Culture recently pointed out, the heyday of the public service announcement has passed. The Internet is our new gateway for learning about social issues — once you sort through all the false information, of course. When we saw a cheeky anti-smoking PSA from John Waters, we got a hankering for more vintage awareness videos with a bizarre twist. Go henceforth to see what the Pope of Trash had to say about cigarettes, and enjoy other PSAs that mesmerize with their well-intentioned weirdness. … Read More

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What’s On at Flavorpill: The Links That Made the Rounds in Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, we spotted Halloween costume ideas inspired by real-life characters on TLC. We listened to the best divorce albums of all time. We shopped for things we couldn’t afford thanks to young celebrity ad campaigns. We read a case against buying an iPad Mini. We… Read More

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Rare Photos of Pee-wee Herman Looking Serious

Happy birthday, Paul Reubens! On this day, good ol’ Pee-wee Herman turns 60. Can you believe it? Sixty! To honor this once-in-Pee-wee’s-lifetime occasion, we should all blast this song, find one of these to stand on, and proceed to dance like this. Got it? Good. Or, if your busy grownup Monday won’t lend time for such shenanigans, go ahead and whip up some ice cream soup and watch Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (which is pretty much the best movie ever). Or, if you don’t even have time to watch Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, just click through our handy Pee-wee birthday photo gallery, where you’ll find 15 records of Pee-wee Herman looking serious. Why? Well — why not?… Read More

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Watch an Early Animation Test for ‘Roger Rabbit’ Voiced by Pee-Wee Herman

Most of us remember Disney’s Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, which hit theaters in 1988, as one of the first films that blended live action and animation — though some viewers have probably blocked out everything except one very sultry Jessica Rabbit. At the time, the movie was the most expensive animated film ever made, largely due to the technology involved. But even the most complex projects have to start somewhere — we recently came across this very crude 1982 pencil test, featuring an early Eddie Valiant and sketchy prototypes of both Rabbits — with Roger himself voiced by Paul Reubens, aka Pee-Wee Herman. We must admit, we’re glad things turned out the way they did. … Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Bravo has announced the new cast for the ninth season of Top Chef, along with the show’s premiere date (November 2) and guest stars (Pee-wee Herman!, Charlize Theron, Patti LaBelle). [via Pop Candy]

2. Watch the hour-long set that Wilco played for David Letterman last night here. The band’s eighth… Read More

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