Actor Paul Reubens, Pee-Wee Herman

The complete 45-episode series of the TV show Pee-Wee's Playhouse is now out on DVD. Comedian and actor Paul Reubens originally created the Pee-Wee character at the Los Angeles improv group, The Groundlings. An HBO special followed.

In 1985, Reubens made the feature film Pee-Wee's Big Adventure. Pee-Wee's Playhouse went on the air in 1986. It ran on CBS for 5 years, garnering 22 Emmys. In 1991, Reubens was arrested for indecent exposure at a Sarasota, Fla., theater.

Reubens went on to act in films such as Mystery Men and Blow, and had guest appearances on TV shows including Ally McBeal and Everybody Loves Raymond. (Original airdate: 11/29/04).

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