Funny / Pee-Wee's Playhouse

  • Most of the Penny segment about manners is this, but what really stands out is the scene where the vacuum cleaner sucks everything up, including itself.
    • Another part that may count as this is Penny's tenth rule of manners: she mulls over what it is before deciding it's to curl your hair.
  • Pee-wee getting married to a bowl of fruit salad. That is all.
  • Pee-wee playing with his giant underpants.
  • There are actually two episodes where the salesman is scared off screaming when he comes at the door ("I'm going door-to-door to— AAAAGH!!!"). Once was when Roger the Monster answered the door, the other time was when Pee-Wee answered the door while his head was invisible.
  • In "Restaurant", Pee-wee asks Jambi to grant him his wish.
    Jambi: What do you want?
    Pee-wee: Oh, come on, say it like a real genie!
    Jambi: Oh, all right. (ethereal voice) Your wish is my command, oh wise and powerful master! (normal voice) So what do you want?
    • Unfortunately, Pee-wee has trouble deciding what to wish for, and says, "I wish I knew what to wish for." Jambi grants him that wish, but not actually what he wished for. Pee-wee protests, so Jambi replays the whole scene on Magic Screen to show Pee-wee his mistake.
      Pee-wee: What a gyp! You tricked me! I want another wish!
      Jambi: You know the rules, Pee-wee: only one wish per show!
      Pee-wee: (a barrage of "Big 'NO!'"s)
    • Also, the restaurant scene itself is pretty funny: Captain Carl asks for a steak with baked potato and a salad (the house dressing is liver and noodles) and a pink lemonade, but he learns to his dismay that the only thing that the restaurant has is peanut butter and jelly sandwiches — costing a steep $2.00, yet!
  • In To Tell the Tooth, Pee-Wee had a huge toothache after munching on corn on the cob. And has decided to make a wish on Jambi on Pee-Wee on that the toothache is not so painful:
    • Unfortunately, Jambi was not here. He was in Mount Rushmore. He was out. It reveals an answering machine instead of Jambi.
    Pee-Wee: HELP! JAMBI, HELP! (In pain while pounding on Jambi's box many, many times) JAMBI!
    *Jambi's box opens, And it reveals an answering machine*
    Jambi's answering machine: Hi, I am not here to grant your wish right now. So please sign your name and wish right here, And I'll be back to grant them just as soon as I can. (BEEP!) (Jambi's box closes)
    *Pee-wee Herman gets shocked about it*
    • During the closing credits when flies his Scooter over Mount Rushmore before hitting road, Jambi appears at the end.
  • In Sick, Did Somebody Say Sick?, When Jambi tried to grant Pee-Wee a wish to Paris France, Nothing happened.
    Pee-Wee Herman: Weird! Paris looks a lot like a playhouse. And that French man looks exactly like Globey.
    Globey: That's because I am Globey and you are still in the playhouse.
    • It reveals later that Jambi had a disease called "Meka-Leka-Hi-Meka-Hidy-Itis".
  • In "Mystery", Pee-wee's personal items keep disappearing, one by one. All the while, Pee-wee is asked what happened to them and he says simply, "I don't know! It's a mystery!" Cue a creepy man playing a suspenseful organ note at the end of the playhouse! At one point, Pee-wee says, "It's a mystery!", but the organist has fallen asleep and thus doesn't respond. Pee-wee has to walk up in his face and yell, "MYSTERY!" The organist is startled awake and plays his organ note.
    • To wit: the items gone missing include his suits, his cereal bowl and spoon, his photo album, and his connect-the-dot dots, in that order. Finally, he decides to take action to catch the culprit.
      (A long-distance shot of the playhouse is shown with Pee-wee sitting on Chairry)
      Pee-wee: (jumping up from Chairry in pure fury) THAT DOES IT! I HAVE HAD ENOUGH!
      (Pee-wee walks up to the camera slowly)
      Pee-wee: They can take the suit off your back. They can take your cereal bowl and spoon. They can even take your album of photo memories.
      (By now, Pee-wee has walked up so close to the camera that his face covers the screen)
      Pee-wee: But when they mess with your dots... they go too far!