Synopsis by Jason Ankeny
Paul Reubens' Pee-Wee Herman character first attracted widespread notice as a result of this HBO special, which preceded both the Tim Burton-directed film Pee-Wee's Big Adventure and the Peabody Award-winning children's series Pee-Wee's Playhouse. A filmed document of Herman's nightclub show, the performance is an obvious precursor to the later kids' TV series, and features many of the same characters, including Captain Carl (Phil Hartman) and Jombi the Genie (John Paragon); still, the humor is considerably more risqué and adult than the later Herman projects.
comedian, performer, humor, genie, friendship
High Artistic Quality