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Retro TV for Kids Hits DVD Shelves

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Retro TV for Kids Hits DVD Shelves

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Retro TV for Kids Hits DVD Shelves

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New releases from Pee-Wee Herman and the Faerie Tale Theatre may prove just as popular with parents as with their children. hide caption

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TV critic David Bianculli reviews two new recent DVD releases of children's TV shows from the 1980s: Pee-Wee's Playhouse and Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre.

Paul Reubens has re-packaged his third, fourth and fifth seasons as Pee-Wee Herman, an on-air run that ended in 1990. Twenty-six episodes of Faerie Tale Theatre are available separately or in groups.