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Pee-wee Herman

aka Paul Reubens

Face it, Paul will always be known as Pee-wee.

Following the 1991 arrest, Pee-wee became an unperson. Playhouse reruns were yanked, Pee-wee's star was taken off the Hollywood Walk of Fame (actually this is just urban legend, but consider it repeated here as fact), and his wax likeness in the Los Angeles Movieland Wax Museum melted down for the sake of moral purity.


27 Aug 1952 Paul Reubenfield born, Peekskill, NY.
1961 Family moves to Sarasota, FL.
1978 Pee wee Herman character created, at Groundlings.
1980 Tries for Saturday Night Live cast. Gilbert Godfried gets it instead.
9 Aug 1985 Pee-wee's Big Adventure. Screenplay by Phil Hartman and Paul Reubens.
1986 Saturday morning television show Pee-wee's Playhouse runs until 1990.
20 Jul 1988 Pee-wee Herman's star is added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
22 Jul 1988 Big Top Pee-wee.
26 Jul 1991 Actor Paul Reubens (aka "Pee-wee Herman") is arrested in Sarasota, Florida for jacking off twice with his left hand inside the South Trail XXX Cinema. It was screening the triple feature Catalina Five-O: Tiger Shark, Nancy Nurse, and Turn Up The Heat. Following his masturbatorial debut, Reubens loses his children's television show and product endorsements.
5 Sep 1991 Disgraced children's television star Pee-wee Herman returns to the public eye for the first time after his masturbation arrest, appearing on the MTV Video Music Awards. He opens with the line: "Heard any good jokes lately?"
16 Nov 2001 The LAPD searches Reubens' Hollywood Hills home and confiscates some personal computers, along with 30,000 pieces of his expansive collection of vintage erotica.
15 Nov 2002 Paul Reubens is charged with a single misdemeanor count of possessing materials depicting children under the age of 18 engaged in sexual conduct.
19 Mar 2004 Paul Reubens pleads guilty to a single count of posessing obscene material.

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