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RIP Paul Reubens

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Paul Reubens, known for the character Pee-Wee Herman, has passed at the age of 70 after a private bout with cancer, according to a post on his official Instagram.

Not going to lie, he was one of those guys I never even thought about as a mortal. Pee-Wee was larger than life.

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    OdinOdin Registered User regular
    He Pee'd his last Wee, rip

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    FFFF Once Upon a Time In OaklandRegistered User regular
    FUCK Cancer.

    Huh...
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    TheySlashThemTheySlashThem Registered User regular
    because I'm a weirdo when I think of Ruebens I think of the incredibly short lived game show based on You Don't Know Jack

    https://youtu.be/Ip5MDE6SpaI

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Fucking cancer…why can’t people I hate die from cancer more often?

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    Damn, that's a shame

    I remember watching Pee-wee's Playhouse when I was young.

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Paul Reubens was incredible on Gotham.

    Inspired casting

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    Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan Registered User regular
    His extremely long death in the movie version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer absolutely destroyed me as a kid. I was the perfect age for Pee Wee's Playhouse as well, it was a big part of my Saturday morning routine!

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    The GeekThe Geek Oh-Two Crew, Omeganaut Registered User, ClubPA regular
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    JokermanJokerman Everything EverywhereRegistered User regular
    IS HENRY KISSINGER EVEN IN THIS FUCKING THING.JPG

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    AiouaAioua Ora Occidens Ora OptimaRegistered User regular
    he'll always be The Spleen to me

    https://youtu.be/m9rBv4Dn3Bk

    life's a game that you're bound to lose / like using a hammer to pound in screws
    fuck up once and you break your thumb / if you're happy at all then you're god damn dumb
    that's right we're on a fucked up cruise / God is dead but at least we have booze
    bad things happen, no one knows why / the sun burns out and everyone dies
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    DelzhandDelzhand Hard to miss. Registered User regular
    edited July 2023
    You know, I'm struggling to define Pee Wee Herman to someone under 40. He was like... a nerdy child, who was also a grown up?

    Edit: Okay, someone else pointed out why I think he was important. For kids of a certain age, his show was where we learned it's okay to be weird.

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    RingoRingo He/Him a distinct lack of substanceRegistered User regular
    I rarely ever thought of him, but his passing makes me sad. He made the world both a weirder and friendlier place

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    I know my last visit to my grandpa on his deathbed was to find out how the whole Nazi werewolf thing turned out.
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    GR_ZombieGR_Zombie Krillin It Registered User regular
    Delzhand wrote: »
    You know, I'm struggling to define Pee Wee Herman to someone under 40. He was like... a nerdy child, who was also a grown up?

    Edit: Okay, someone else pointed out why I think he was important. For kids of a certain age, his show was where we learned it's okay to be weird.

    He’s a human SpongeBob, is how I would relate it.

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    TonkkaTonkka Some one in the club tonight Has stolen my ideas.Registered User regular
    God.

    Fucking.

    Dammit.

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    Captain InertiaCaptain Inertia Registered User regular
    GR_Zombie wrote: »
    Delzhand wrote: »
    You know, I'm struggling to define Pee Wee Herman to someone under 40. He was like... a nerdy child, who was also a grown up?

    Edit: Okay, someone else pointed out why I think he was important. For kids of a certain age, his show was where we learned it's okay to be weird.

    He’s a human SpongeBob, is how I would relate it.

    Or Bluey/Bingo, now that I’m attuned to it, I’m very appreciative of stuff that shows kids and parents “how to play”

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    AlexandierAlexandier Registered User regular
    Pee Wee's playhouse was a staple of my childhood. Condolences to his widow, Fruit Salad.

    I always loved the shows end sequence.

    https://youtu.be/HnzL5-X4QyU

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    Ms DapperMs Dapper Yuri Librarian Registered User regular
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsmFg7CD1Pg

    It obviously didn't work for everyone but I think it's amazing how Reubens managed to thread the needle of earnest man child, sarcastic gen x kid's host and heartfelt adult

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    JayKaosJayKaos Registered User regular
    I'm not sure how exactly the PeeWee's Christmas Special became our family's primary christmas tradition, but it's gonna be very bittersweet this year.

    It was sad enough when we had to switch from the incredibly degraded home VHS recording pulled off the TV to a DVD, and lost all the original commercials.

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    Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    I imagine a lot of our parents fucking hated Pee Wee's Playhouse, that show got me amped up for my entire Saturday and gave me a secret word to try and get everyone else to say so that I could scream at the top of my lungs for no good reason

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    ArcTangentArcTangent Registered User regular
    GR_Zombie wrote: »
    Delzhand wrote: »
    You know, I'm struggling to define Pee Wee Herman to someone under 40. He was like... a nerdy child, who was also a grown up?

    Edit: Okay, someone else pointed out why I think he was important. For kids of a certain age, his show was where we learned it's okay to be weird.

    He’s a human SpongeBob, is how I would relate it.

    Or Bluey/Bingo, now that I’m attuned to it, I’m very appreciative of stuff that shows kids and parents “how to play”

    What Krusty the Klown is meant to be a satire of. A clown running an inexplicably popular kid's show that big Hollywood names all keep guest starring on.

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    see317see317 Registered User regular
    Fucking cancer…why can’t people I hate die from cancer more often?

    Have you tried hating people with bad or no insurance?
    Cause hating politicians isn't going to get you there quick.

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    DracomicronDracomicron Registered User regular
    ArcTangent wrote: »
    GR_Zombie wrote: »
    Delzhand wrote: »
    You know, I'm struggling to define Pee Wee Herman to someone under 40. He was like... a nerdy child, who was also a grown up?

    Edit: Okay, someone else pointed out why I think he was important. For kids of a certain age, his show was where we learned it's okay to be weird.

    He’s a human SpongeBob, is how I would relate it.

    Or Bluey/Bingo, now that I’m attuned to it, I’m very appreciative of stuff that shows kids and parents “how to play”

    What Krusty the Klown is meant to be a satire of. A clown running an inexplicably popular kid's show that big Hollywood names all keep guest starring on.

    Krusty is almost explicitly Bozo the Clown, the longrunning morning kid's show out of Chicago.

    I inagine that Reubens was also influenced by Bozo, though.

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    DelzhandDelzhand Hard to miss. Registered User regular
    Alexandier wrote: »
    Pee Wee's playhouse was a staple of my childhood. Condolences to his widow, Fruit Salad.

    I always loved the shows end sequence.

    https://youtu.be/HnzL5-X4QyU

    I had to watch the start of this twice because due to the degraded audio the first time I thought he said "See all you perverts later!"

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    TheySlashThemTheySlashThem Registered User regular
    ArcTangent wrote: »
    GR_Zombie wrote: »
    Delzhand wrote: »
    You know, I'm struggling to define Pee Wee Herman to someone under 40. He was like... a nerdy child, who was also a grown up?

    Edit: Okay, someone else pointed out why I think he was important. For kids of a certain age, his show was where we learned it's okay to be weird.

    He’s a human SpongeBob, is how I would relate it.

    Or Bluey/Bingo, now that I’m attuned to it, I’m very appreciative of stuff that shows kids and parents “how to play”

    What Krusty the Klown is meant to be a satire of. A clown running an inexplicably popular kid's show that big Hollywood names all keep guest starring on.

    Krusty is almost explicitly Bozo the Clown, the longrunning morning kid's show out of Chicago.

    I inagine that Reubens was also influenced by Bozo, though.

    worth noting that Major City's Local Celebrity Clown used to be a way more common thing, Bozo was just the last man standing for a good while there

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    Johnny ChopsockyJohnny Chopsocky Scootaloo! We have to cook! Grillin' HaysenburgersRegistered User regular
    Hope he told Saint Peter that Large Marge sent him.

    And then he can go find Large Marge up there while he's at it.

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    AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist The Skies of HiigaraRegistered User regular
    edited July 2023
    Peewee's playhouse was a staple of my childhood. The movies always vaguely disturbed and unsettled me (even that clip above).

    But for me? He was always the spaceship from Flight of the Navigator. Such an amazing little kids scifi movie.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjv7k54YTa0

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    JokermanJokerman Everything EverywhereRegistered User regular
    see317 wrote: »
    Fucking cancer…why can’t people I hate die from cancer more often?

    Have you tried hating people with bad or no insurance?
    Cause hating politicians isn't going to get you there quick.

    wat

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    Ms DapperMs Dapper Yuri Librarian Registered User regular
    I also have a deep love and nostalgia for his role as R-3X in Star Tours

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nED36n2lVO0

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYHDBm_pbIc

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    AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist The Skies of HiigaraRegistered User regular
    edited July 2023
    Holy fuck, I just got the "See ya later, Alligator!" joke in this scene.

    Fuck it, I'm watching this tonight.

    Edit: if it weren't so expensive, the idea of a themed bar/grille that went that in on a sci-fi theme would be awesome.

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    Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    holy shit

    I watched Flight of the Navigator like a million times as a kid and had no idea that was actually him

    I knew he did the Pee Wee voice but I figured it was just like a parody or a joke or whatever, that's crazy

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    RT800RT800 Registered User regular
    edited July 2023
    I remember Pee-Wee's Playhouse from when I was a kid. It wasn't my favorite show or anything, but I watched it from time to time.

    It always kind of blows my mind to remember that Laurence Fishburne - Morpheus himself - played a a fucking cowboy of all things on that show.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vt_jRCuRAIM

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    PinfeldorfPinfeldorf Yeah ZestRegistered User regular
    Billed as Larry Fishburne, iirc.

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    AlexandierAlexandier Registered User regular
    I had a longstanding series of surreal nightmares inspired by the door to door salesman.

    https://youtu.be/sp7eUWcPx7c

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited July 2023
    I always wonder how his career would have gone if he hadn’t gotten arrested.

    I always felt that was a bullshit charge against him.

    (The indecent exposure, not the child porn stuff. I don’t know much about that.)

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Pinfeldorf wrote: »
    Billed as Larry Fishburne, iirc.

    He’s also billed as Larry Fishburn in Nightmare on Elm Street 3: The Dream Warriors

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    AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist The Skies of HiigaraRegistered User regular
    holy shit

    I watched Flight of the Navigator like a million times as a kid and had no idea that was actually him

    I knew he did the Pee Wee voice but I figured it was just like a parody or a joke or whatever, that's crazy

    Wiki says he was credited under another name.

    given that Warner Brothers made Pee-wee's big adventure, and Pee-Wee's playhouse was on CBS... probably didn't want to get in trouble working with Disney as well.

    Does show how hot a commodity he was in 85/86 though. :)

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    AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist The Skies of HiigaraRegistered User regular
    Watching that Cowboy Curtis clip.. hm. Makes me wonder how much Pee-wee influenced LGBTQ acceptance.

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    OwenashiOwenashi Registered User regular
    It's just weird to think that the guy that was Pee-Wee Herman was 70 when he passed away, much less having done so. I always kinda pictured him with this youthful forever energy. Damn.

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