Five Great Non Pee Wee Herman Paul Reubens Television/Movie Moments

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Clearly Paul Reubens has had his ups and downs in life.  We all do.  But I think it’s kind of awesome that he’s come full circle with Pee Wee Herman.  And it’s nice to know that literally 20 years after Pee Wee’s Playhouse ended that Reubens is still making audiences laugh their asses off at this character.

But through these 20 years while Reubens hasn’t exactly had leading roles, he’s been around.  And I have to say, he’s pretty good.  Perhaps it’s just knowing that the guy is Pee Wee Herman, but for whatever reason I always seem to enjoy him every time I see him.

So rather than focus on Pee Wee I’ve found 5 non Pee Wee clips that I think you might enjoy

On Everyone Loves Raymond


Any of you who watched this show might know that Chris Elliot played a part by the name of “Peter” who was Amy’s brother.    Well before there was Peter, Rebuens got one episode as a guy named “Russell” who was the same person.  I kind of wish he would have gotten the gig instead of Elliot.

Reubens on the Gong Show – 1976


There are no words to describe his hair.  This is amazing.



Unfortunately I couldn’t find any singular clips but Reubens was awesome in this movie.  He played the gay hairdresser to a tee.

Paul Reubens is Dead Serious


I have to say, it’s literally impossible to not laugh at the end of this video when he turns around and says “yes, dead serious.”  He’s just automatically funny.

Reubens on the Gong Show 2 – 1979


Check out him doing the Pee Wee Herman dance with his feet way before he was Pee Wee.  Pretty awesome.

  • Danzibar.Island

    What about his appearance in the Reno 911 movie? It was short, but it was great!

  • 355333532

    No Hamburger Dude moments?

  • What about Prince Gerhardt on 30 Rock?

  • IcemanD

    He also played a less than funny character in Mystery Men (a movie I otherwise really enjoyed).

  • I can’t believe you didn’t mention his wonderfully prolonged death scene at the end of and throughout the credits of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie.

  • Mr. Big

    What about Cheech & Chong’s Nice Dreams? By far best C&C movie ever, and Pee Wee’s role as a cocaine addicted insane asylum escapee who hooks Cheech on blow which leads him to hanging naked from a glass elevator is among the greatest preformances in the history of drug comedy.

  • MacGyver1138

    His roles in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Pushing Daisies deserve a shout out as well.

    I think it’s worth mentioning his tiny cameo as the Penguin’s rich dad who throws him into the river in Batman Returns.

    Paul Reubens is pretty awesome, setting aside the whole yanking it in public thing.

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  • Reubens also played a great sleazy promoter in the movie The Tripper.

  • Birgit

    ….and don’t forget Heimlich from “Working Stiffs” *g

    Or as Pinocchio in Faerie Tale Theatre 🙂

    He’s not only Pee-wee – he’s a fine actor too 😉

  • Tim

    He was also a waiter in the Blues Brothers.

  • No…

    You must laugh at everything that is stupid… nothing about him is funny. He’s a damn pedophile, not fun, not talented… Overall idiot.

  • Luke

    Hey No…, how do you figure he’s a pedophile?
    The guy may be a “sex offender” but it had nothing to do with kids.
    He was arrested for jacking watching an adult film at an adult theater.

    That you dont find him funny, fine. But before you accuse someone of being a pedo, find out the facts first, makes you look like the overall idiot.

  • Birgit

    @ Luke – some people parrot everything they “hear” without thinking – so forget about No…’s comment. The name says it all 😉

  • BCMike420

    No mention of his Cheech and Chong days? Wow.