For Pee-wee Herman fans like myself, last night was a big night.
At Los Angeles’ Club Nokia, a new incarnation of the Pee-wee Herman Show opened for a 4 week stage run. It marked one of the first times that actor Paul Reubens brought back his character in a serious way since the tragic cancellation of Pee-wee’s television show in 1991 following his well-known quasi-private masturbation incident.
I was surprised when I looked this morning that I couldn’t find any early reviews of Pee-wee’s first night out from major press outlets. So I instead turned to Twitter where people mostly had good things to say. Here’s a sample of what Twitter users had to say, and it’s overwhelming positive:
Flamingoshoe: “Pee wee Herman show was amazing.”
Plasticgod: “had the BEST time at Pee Wee Herman show, it’s so fun! You guys have to see it!”
Fortunefunny: “went to see the Pee Wee Herman show tonight. It didn’t blow me away but it was definitely cool to see all of those characters again.”
Swazzleworkshop: “The Pee Wee Herman show went great tonight! Swazzle’s puppets were a huge hit.”
Jackiepanked: “Just left The Pee-wee Herman show. The secret word was fun!!!!”
BeejayGallagher: “Great Pee Wee Herman show in LA tonight. Curtain call had tech problem. First time something wouldn’t raise for him in a theater! Heyo?”
Conorknighton: “Went to the premiere of Pee Wee Herman, Live on Stage. The secret word: fun. Ahhhhhhhhh!”
Darin_M: “Wow. A+ Pee-wee Herman. A+.”
JennerNugen: “I just saw the Pee-Wee Herman show at Nokia live. Not nearly drunk enough to catch up to the cast. The secret word was “FUN”…@yumeninja It was actually pretty fun. Total blast from the past and had some HI-larious moments. Also, the theatre/club served drinks.”
arcelliaHuitt281: “The Pee Wee Herman Show was great. Standing in line for the akward meet and greet. No photos. Autograph only?”
mandelweb: “Celebrity sighting #3 at The Pee-Wee Herman Show: Joey Buttafuoco… Celebrity sighting #2 at The Pee-Wee Herman Show: The Way Brothers of My Chemical Romance!… Celebrity sighting #1 at The Pee-Wee Herman Show: Michael Richards!”
houseofq: “Just finished seeing my childhood hero, Pee-wee Herman at Club Nokia. I know you are, but what am I?”
Pee-wee himself also wrote about the show on his Facebook Fan page saying: “Thought THAT was pretty FUN!”
You can find out more about Pee-wee at his official website. Let’s hope a good stage run leads to a new Pee-wee movie!