Jurassic Park Starring Pee-wee Herman Is as Hilarious as It Is Terrifying

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It's hard to improve on Jurassic Park's central premise, but someone has, uh, found a way. Instead of dinosaurs terrorizing the theme park guests, this video from Pixel Riot—spotted by Nerdist—reimagines the blockbuster with Pee-wee Herman as the main antagonist.

Paul Reubens's character Pee-wee Herman isn't a man-eating predator (that we know of), but he does give off some unsettling vibes that work surprisingly well in a thriller movie. Thanks to some clever editing, it's easy to mistake his mischievous nature for bloodlust. Just watch the clip of him chasing down the Jeep on his bike and try not to shudder.

The spoof even attempts to explain the character's mysterious origins. When an egg hatches in John Hammond's lab, a miniature Pee-wee emerges instead of a baby velociraptor. In the words of Ian Malcolm, "Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should."

You can watch the mayhem unfold in the video below.

[h/t Nerdist]