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Pee-wee Herman Plays Not My Job

Filed by KOSU News in Art & Life.
August 20, 2011

Thirty years ago, an actor in Los Angeles was doing sketch comedy and came up with a bizarre character sporting a tight gray suit, a little red tie and slicked back hair … and America met Pee-wee Herman. Reubens recently brought the character from his Saturday morning TV show to Broadway in The Pee-wee Herman Show.

Ruebens may be the most famous Pee-wee, but he isn’t the only one. We’ve invited him to answer three questions about the other peewees of the world.

This segment was originally broadcast on March 12, 2011. [Copyright 2011 National Public Radio]

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