The Pee-wee Herman Quiz

For the better part of the 1980s, Paul Reubens' Pee-wee Herman was America’s favorite man-child. His 1991 arrest for indecent exposure in a Sarasota adult film theater hobbled his career, though Reubens has since appeared regularly in film and on TV. How well do you know the many appearances of Pee-wee and Paul?

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Big Top Pee-wee features what future Oscar winner as “The Dog Faced Boy” -- his first-ever film role?
Cuba Gooding, Jr.
Benicio del Toro
Philip Seymour Hoffman
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Which future West Wing star appeared on Pee-wee's Playhouse?
Allison Janney
Bradley Whitford
Jimmy Smits
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Paul Reubens developed the Pee-wee character while a member of what legendary comedy troupe?
The Second City
The Groundlings
Upright Citizens Brigade
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In 2001, Paul Reubens hosted a game show based on what video game?
You Don't Know Jack
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In the Annette Funicello-Frankie Avalon revival pic Back to the Beach, Pee Wee thrills the crowd at a bonfire with a performance of what song?
"California Sun"
"Surfin' Bird"
"Wooly Bully"
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Paul Reubens appeared briefly in one of the Batman movies as which villain’s father?
The Joker
The Riddler
The Penguin
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At the 1991 MTV Video Music Awards, Reubens (as Pee-wee) made his first public appearance after his arrest for indecent exposure that July. With what line did he greet the crowd?
“So, what’s good in theaters these days?”
“Heard any good jokes lately?”
“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but jail time really hurt me.”
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In the film-within-a-film at the end of Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, what two sex symbols star as Pee-wee and Dottie?
James Brolin and Morgan Fairchild
Tom Selleck and Suzanne Somers
Burt Reynolds and Loni Anderson
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Paul Reubens or Pee-Wee has guest starred on all of the following sitcoms EXCEPT:
Perfect Strangers
Murphy Brown
Mork & Mindy
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Pee-wee’s popularity exploded after a series of appearances on what late night show?
Late Night with David Letterman
Saturday Night Live
The Tomorrow Show with Tom Snyder
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Who sang the Pee-wee's Playhouse theme song?
Debbie Gibson
Cyndi Lauper
Chynna Phillips