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Inside Pee-wee's Playhouse

The Untold, Unauthorized, and Unpredictable Story of a Pop Phenomenon

by (author) Caseen Gaines

ECW Press
Initial publish date
Nov 2011
Guides & Reviews, History & Criticism
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    Publish Date
    Sep 2011
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    Publish Date
    Nov 2011
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On the 25th anniversary of the show Pee-wee's Playhouse, the behind-the-scenes story is being told for the first time by those who experienced it. Complete with an episode guide, biographical information about the cast and key members of the show’s creative team, never-before-told anecdotes, and previously unpublished photos, this biography takes the first in-depth look behind the popular program. Paul Reubens, as Pee-wee Herman, has been making a comeback since August 2010, appearing on Saturday Night LiveJimmy Kimmel Live!The Tonight Show, and The View. He also starred in a successful stage revival of his live show which hit Broadway in late 2010. This is the first comprehensive look at this amazingly successful children’s program, reenergized by the character’s reemerging presence.

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Contributor Notes

Caseen Gaines is a pop culture enthusiast and an author who has won awards for essays on the Flip Wilson Show and the Planet of the Apes film series. He is a high school English teacher and the cofounder of Hackensack Theatre Company. He lives in Hackensack, New Jersey.

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