Characters: Pee-Wee's Playhouse
Below is a list of some of the characters
from Pee-wee's Playhouse and tropes which apply to them. Still under construction; feel free to contribute.
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The titular character and host of Pee-wee's Playhouse.
The most beautiful woman in Puppetland.
Character from the original stage show, played by Phil Hartman.
An enthusiastic cowboy and Pee-wee's best friend.
Pee-wee's nosey- but kind-hearted neighbor.
Pee-wee's other, much less nice neighbor.
Reba The Mail Lady
Pee-wee's long suffering Mail Carrier.
- Beta Couple: With her boyfriend fireman Derek to whoever Miss Yvonne is currently obsessed with.
- Butt Monkey: Tends to get dragged into Pee-wee's antics unwillingly.
- Character Development: She begins the show completely confused and even terrified of Pee-wee and his bizarre world but later on becomes considerably more adjusted to it and friendly with Pee-wee.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Only Sane Woman: Easily the most normal character in the show and was early one completely stupefied by the absurdity around her.
- The Smart Guy: Tends to be the most logical thinker of the cast, not like it's hard.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Tomboy to Miss Yvonne's girly girl.
- Unfazed Everyman: Later on begins to just roll with the craziness round her.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Pee-wee. She does like him, he's just hard to put up with.
A dashing Latino Soccer Player who is a friend and rival of Pee-wee's.
The King of Cartoons' snarky cab driver.
- Deadpan Snarker: To a truly hilarious degree.
- The Driver
- Fanfare: done traditionally, then followed by a jazz solo
- Grumpy Bear: To and extent. She hates her job, but seems to like both Pee-wee and the King of Cartoons.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Rather surly, but still pretty nice to Pee-wee and the King.
- Joisey: Has a rather thick accent.
- Put on a Bus: She's only in the first season.note
- The Stoic: Pretty much always has a neutral expression on her face and a flat voice.
The King of Cartoons
The King of all cartoons and the only authority figure in Puppet Land.
The Playhouse Gang
A group of kids who drop by the Playhouse from time to time.
Tito The Lifeguard
The Playhouse's handsome lifeguard for Pee-Wee's swimming pool and frequent object of Miss Yvonne's affections.
A life-size sophisticated cow puppet.
A small green pterodactyl puppet.
A red headed marionette, who acts like stereotypical 1950s greaser/school bully. Conceived as kind of an "Anti-Howdy Doody
The Puppetland Band
Featuring three beatniks (Dirty Dog, Cool Cat and Chicky Baby), the Puppetland Band provided music and rhymes for the Playhouse.
A sentient piece of the floor
A chair who resembles a dog
- Homemade Inventions: Implied. His head looks something like a flashbulb camera with two flashbulbs for "eyes", and his torso is a modified "ghetto blaster" boombox that was well known at the time show was made, while his lower half is a record player. He also has a right hand that appears to be a food holder.
- Robot Buddy
Two wisecracking fish who regularly make jokes at Pee-Wee's expense (and everyone else's for that matter).
- Statler and Waldorf: In the sense that they make the aforementioned jokes at everyone's expense.
The Dinosaur Family
A clan of a stop-motion dinosaurs with live in a mouse hole.
The various food products in Pee-Wee's refrigerator have various antics when he needs to get a snack or an ingredient to make a snack with. At least one or two episodes also involve Pee-Wee's freezer as well.
Only appearing in the first season, the toys on Pee-wee's toy shelf also get into various antics. Replaced by Clocky beginning with the second season.
A claymation girl with pennies for eyes who appears in her own segment talking about her experiences.
A hand with eyes and a mouth who tells knock-knock jokes. He appeared Once an Episode
in the first season, but only made occasional appearances in the second season onwards.
A pair of sunglasses that shows Pee-wee various archival movie and TV footage, although in one second season episode (his only appearance that season), he distorted Pee-wee's vision making him run wild around the playhouse. Otherwise made occasional appearances in the first season.