13 November 2006

Connect the Dots, LaLaLaLa

Recently I watched an episode of Pee-Wee's Playhouse.

I had forgotten just how brilliant this show was. It had a lot of bright colors and loud noises, so it is easy to see how kids got into it. But I think that stopped people from seeing the greatness going on in the show. There was a maturity to it that was masked by the screaming word of the day antics.

Pee-Wee's friends helped keep him in check. They showed kids what behavior was accepted and when they (via Pee-Wee) may be misbehaving. In the episode I watched, Pee-Wee made a salad from a salad bar, in an effort to get his viewers to eat a little more healthily. Imagine that!

Despite Pee-Wee's out-of-character antics, which were not so kid-friendly, this show has seen a revival. I, for one, am very happy about that!

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