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The Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway was a 2011 theater revival of Paul Reubens' character Pee-Wee Herman, bringing the character full circle to the more adult theme of the original act. Pee-wee is back in the playhouse with all his friends once again.


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  • Allergic to Love: Curtis can't breathe and freaks out and runs away any time Ms. Yvonne is mentioned.
  • Audience Participation: The secret word.
    • "I said 'guess what boys and girls!'"
    • "Mecca lecca hi, mecca hiney ho."
  • Big "NO!": Pee-Wee lets out one that lasts almost a minute as he runs around the stage.
  • Bill... Bill... Junk... Bill...: Pee-wee sorts through the mail this way looking for his letter from the inventor's society "Junk, junk, jury duty, junk..."
  • Buxom Is Better: Ms. Yvonne refers to the "two most important things a girl should have" and appears to point at her boobs before she lists them as fashion sense and make-up skills.
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  • By the Lights of Their Eyes: After the computer cord gets pulled and knocks out the electricity.
  • Cannot Keep a Secret: Pee-wee is just bursting to tell Cowboy Curtis Ms. Yvonne's secret. He did warn her though.
    Ms. Yvonne: Pee-wee, can you keep a secret?
    Pee-Wee: No.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Pee-wee package contains the Bedazzler he's been waiting for. He uses it to bedazzle his entire suit during the film break.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Ms. Yvonne freaks out and smears red makeup all over her face at the thought of Cowboy Curtis having a date.
  • Double Entendre: "You have a cute package, Pee-wee." "Wow, you sure have a long hose."
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  • I Have This Friend: Pee-wee telling Ms. Yvonne about his sacrificing his wish.
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: Tons.
    • The reception on Pee-wee can and string phone is "a bit tinny".
    • "It smells like updog in here."
  • Informed Attribute: Ms. Yvonne is the most beautiful woman in all of Puppetland, but we never see anyone to compare her with.
  • Jerkass: Pee-wee, Randy, and Mailman Mike who spends all his time reading other people's mail.
  • Karma Houdini: Mailman Mike accidentally eats horse biscuits, but his mail stealing is never truly punished.
  • Last-Second Word Swap: "And her soft t-t-t-tight sweater!"
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: "That's Ms. Yvonne's music!"
  • World of Ham: Everyone hams it up at the slightest provocation. Notable cases include Pee-wee himself and especially the King Of Cartoons who gleefully SHOUTS EVERY SENTENCE.

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