Horrifying. Scarred my childhood.
But it turns out the movie is all about Pee-wee's quest to find his stolen bike, which I had forgotten. And it starts out in San Francisco! And despite the fact that Pee-Wee's lipstick is unsettling (not quite subtle, but not drag queen obvious either), he's pretty charming. There is an upsetting scene in which a pet store catches fire, but Pee-wee saves all the animals, of course. It's really a funny movie! The catchphrases still ring true - I know you are, but what am I?
(Odd but sad coincidence: early this morning a Humane Society in Berkeley caught fire. Boo.)
(Odd but just odd coincidence #2: today's NYT has an article on the upcoming Pee-wee Broadway musical.)