Pee-wee's Playhouse
Available on iTunes
Pee-Wee's Playhouse stars Paul Reubens as Pee-wee Herman, the exuberant man-child who spends his days in a whimsical playhouse in Puppetland with an assortment of human and puppet friends. Mixing live animation, puppetry, animation, and vintage cartoons, the show introduces viewers to an array of wacky characters, including Captain Carl (Phil Hartman), Reba the Mail Lady (S. Epatha Merkerson), and Cowboy Curtis (Laurence Fishburne). The playhouse also is home to talking furniture such as Chairry the armchair (voiced by Alison Monk), Magic Screen (Monk again), and Mr. Window (Ric Heitzman). Running gags such as a secret word that prompts the characters to scream, and a wish that usually has unexpected consequences, make for even more laughs.