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Pee-wee's Big Adventure is episode 195 focusing on the movie of the same name, as part of the Podward Scissorcast miniseries covering the films of Tim Burton. Posted 9 December 2018.


He loves that bike.

This week Griffin and David begin a new mini-series on the films of Tim Burton! Together they discuss the origins of the character Pee-wee and Burton's background in animation and being a goth boy from Burbank, California.[1]

"[Pee-wee Herman] is like an inside joke that everyone gets."

But where did the character of Pee-wee come from? Where did Tim Burton come from and how does his path cross over with Brad Bird's? How many Groundlings are in this movie? Why is this movie so inexplicably enjoyable?

Milestones and Ephemera[]

  • Screenwriting 101, according to Syd Field. Page 30 - he loses the bike. Page 60 - he finds where the bike is. Page 90 - movie over.
  • Pee-wee Herman once hosted Saturday Night Live. No, not Paul Reubens - Pee-wee Herman hosted.
  • expert on all things Ernest: J.D. Amato
  • fan of all things Ernest: Producer Ben


  • Brooklinen - Griffin is now shouting from the rooftops at the world about how great Brooklinen's bedding is. Promo code CHECK
  • Talkspace - You don't want a Pee-wee Herman type just telling you "I know you who are but what am I" while giving you therapy. Promo code CHECK
  • We Hate Movies podcast