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Live-Action TV

  • In the Full House episode, "The Seven Month Itch: Part One", Uncle Jesse says that he's living in Pee-wee's Playhouse.


  • Cowboy Curtis and Jambi the Genie are mentioned in The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny by Lemon Demon.

Puppet Shows

  • Sesame Street:
    • Pee-wee and Chairy appear in the celebrity version of "Put Down the Duckie".
    • In Episode 3075, The Amazing Mumford receives some items from the Meka Leka Magic Store, a reference to Jambi the Genie's magic words, "Meka-leka-hi-meka-hiney-ho."

Web Original

  • The Angry Video Game Nerd:
    • In his review of Wally Bear and the NO! Gang, the Nerd lists Pee-wee Herman as one of the characters trying to keep kids off drugs in the 80's, referencing an anti-crack PSA that Pee-wee starred in.
    • In his review of the The Wizard of Oz game for the SNES, after going through a rundown of the game's enemies, the Nerd asks, "Is this Wizard of Oz or Pee-wee's Playhouse?".
    • In his review of R.O.B. the Robot, the Nerd says that R.O.B. looks like something that Doc Brown or Pee-wee Herman would use.
    • In part one of his "Wish List" video, some of the items that can be seen the Nerd's collection of Sears and JC Penney's catalogues include Pee-wee's Playhouse toys.
    • In his review of Hong Kong '97, Conky can be seen on the cover of the Nerd's fake New York 2017 game.

Western Animation

  • In the The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius episode, "Beach Party Mummy", among other things, Sheen says, "Meka-leka-hi-meka-hiney-hiney-ho" when he tries to get a secret passage in the pyramid that Carl is trapped behind to open.
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  • In the Family Guy episode, "Peter Griffin: Husband, Father... Brother?", Peter uses his reparations money from Carter to turn his den into the set from Pee-wee's Playhouse, with Peter dressed as Herman and calling it "Peter's Playhouse".
    Peter: Alright, now say it.
    Brian: (sigh) Meka-leka-hi-meka-hiney-God, I hate you so much.
  • Muppet Babies (1984):
    • Archive footage of Conky the Robot is used in "This Little Piggy Went to Hollywood" when Scooter says he's sending Pee-wee a fan letter.
    • The series was spoofed as "Gonzo's Playhouse" in "Six to Eight Weeks".
    • The series was also spoofed in the episode, "Gonzee's Playhouse Channel".
  • Robot Chicken:
    • A sketch from "Anne Marie's Pride" has Chairy get upset over it being chili day. Pee-wee then arrives with a bowl of chili and eats it as he sits on Chairy, farting afterwards.
    • A sketch from "More Blood, More Chocolate" has Cowboy Curtis tell Pee-wee that he has cancer, which is revealed to be the secret word.
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  • The Simpsons: In "Marge Gets A Job", a wolf is brought to the Krusty the Clown Show, with the handler warning not to make any loud noises that would spook it. Unfortunately, "loud" is the secret word of the day, and all the screaming and loud noises cause the wolf to run off, where he later attacks Bart.
  • In the SpongeBob SquarePants episode, "The Algae's Always Greener", Plankton switches lives with Mr. Krabs to find out what it's like. After having to deal with both SpongeBob and Pearl, Plankton says, "Make it stop!", and an alarm goes off. Plankton then asks, "What? Did I say the secret word?".
  • Tiny Toon Adventures:
    • In "The Looney Beginning", Babs does an impression of Pee-wee Herman as Buster makes a list of what they need to start their own cartoon series.
    • Pee-wee makes a cameo appearance in "Hollywood Plucky", where he has Hamton, who is working as a valet at Flavio's restaurant, park his bicycle.
    • In "Fields of Honey", one of Babs' commercials for the Honey theater parodies the series, complete with screaming at the secret word, which is revealed to be "Honey".
    • The sketch, "Tinkerbunny's Wonderful World of Make-Believe and Learning Fun" (part of "K-ACME TV") spoofs both Pee-wee's Playhouse and Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.
    • In the short, "Party Crasher Plucky" (part of "A Cat's Eye View"), Plucky imitates Pee-wee Herman in an unsuccessful attempt to get into Shirley MacVaine's party.
    • In the Direct-to-Video movie, How I Spent My Vacation, in Fowlmouth and Shirley's sub-plot, Pee-wee Herman is among the customers at the movie theater that Fowlmouth bumps into and has their food spill on him.
  • Histeria! bizarrely re-casts Civil War general William Tecumseh Sherman as Pee-Wee, complete with a Playhouse-esque encampment.

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