Category Archives: Pee-wee Herman

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Songs to Put a ‘Spring’ in Your Step”!

Hi, everyone!

Believe it or not, spring is starting soon! This may particularly surprise Midwesterners, who had such a mild winter.

Nevertheless, spring will soon be upon us, and I want all my fellow Jammin’ with Jamie Jammers out there to be ready to greet it with a smile… and a song!

So, with that in mind, this jam session will present a bouquet of…

But I have allergies!

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Songs of Friendship!”

Hi, everyone!

Oftentimes, it can seem like there’s just too much emphasis on romantic relationships.

So, after our annual Jammin’ with Jamie Valentine’s Day shows, I like to turn the attention to something that I don’t think gets celebrated nearly enough…

Then let’s celebrate!

Christmas/Holiday Movies: “Pee-wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special”

Remember how I said I’d love to write more about Pee-wee Herman?

Well, here I am, doing just that!

Check out Pee-wee Herman’s official website!

Christmas (and the holiday season in general) is, obviously, about giving to others, especially those less fortunate than us. It’s also a time to reunite with friends and family. Mix generosity with friends and family, and you have the perfect recipe for craziness and fun. And who has more crazy fun than Pee-wee Herman?

So “come on in, and pull yourself up a chair,” because it’s time for…

Pee-wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special (1988)!

I do not own any of the following images or videos!

Here’s a treat: a promo for the special from 1988! Check it out:

This is the perfect year to watch it, too: to get yourself ready for the premiere of Pee-wee’s Big Holiday in March on Netflix!

If you like Pee-wee Herman, you’ll love Pee-wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special! Not one bit of the show’s trademark anarchic insanity or subversive nature was sacrificed to create this double-length episode.

This special has everything you’d expect to see in a traditional Christmas special: guest stars galore, seasonal music, almost every Christmas/holiday/winter symbol you can think of, and even a reminder of why people celebrate Christmas in the first place.

If you need something to make you laugh, something to show to kids, or something to make you stand out when it’s your turn to pick in the Christmas movie marathon, look no further than Pee-wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special!

You’re invited to the coolest Christmas party EVER!

You’re invited to the coolest Christmas party EVER!

As with anything Pee-wee Herman-related, if you’ve never seen Pee-wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special before, it’s best to go into it without knowing too much about it. Think of it this way: would opening Christmas presents be as fun if you knew what every single gift was beforehand? The answer is no. The surprise is part of the fun!

Go watch Pee-wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special (which is streaming on Netflix), and then come back here to read the rest of this post.

Go. Now. Don’t worry: I’ll wait.

Spoilers lurk beyond this point!

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Jamie’s Favorite Jams (Part 2)”!

Hi, everyone!

Our final Jammin’ with Jamie jam session is this Saturday, June 13, from 6:00 to 9:00 am!

Well… here we are.

From the instant I found out I was going to be on the air for the first time in October 2011––– before the show was even called Jammin’ with Jamie––– I knew the show would have an end date.

I expected the end date to be “as soon as someone other than my parents heard my voice on an audio-only medium.”

I had to re-apply for my slot three times a year, so for a while, there was also the possibility that someone else would get the slot.

But at this point, I’m moving on to a new chapter in my life. I’m filled with that trademark mix of excitement and worry that comes every time you embark on a new start––– something I always encourage you Jammers to do on my show, making sure I always give you the proper motivational melodies to get stuck in your head and give you that extra push when you need it.

I want to assure all of you: the last time I sign off of Jammin’ with Jamie isn’t the last you’ll hear from me. In fact, it’s just the beginning. Make sure you keep checking this website, my Twitter, and my YouTube account, and we can keep up with each other’s adventures together!

So with that, I give you our final Jammin’ with Jamie jam session theme. Are you ready?

Let’s jam!

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Jamie’s Favorite Jams (Part 1)”!

Hi, everyone!

Our final Jammin’ with Jamie jam session will be Saturday, June 13, from 6:00 to 9:00 am!

After four amazing years, our wonderful Jammin’ with Jamie ride is slowly coming to an end.

I know what you’re thinking: First Letterman leaves, then Jon Stewart, now Jamie?! What is the world coming to?!

Well, the last time I sign off of Jammin’ with Jamie isn’t the last you’ll hear from me. In fact, it’s just the beginning. Make sure you keep checking this website, my Twitter, and my YouTube account, and we can keep up with each other’s adventures together!

I love so much about doing Jammin’ with Jamie. One of the things I love is getting to share the music I love with all you Jammers out there!

So now that the end (for now) is in sight, I think it’s high time we put as many of them as we can together and jam to…

I’m hungry for some JAM!

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Animal Melodies”!

Hi, everyone!

Even though it may not feel like it, it is indeed officially spring!

Spring is one of those times when it seems like everything gets the chance to start new––– trees’ leaves grow back, flowers start blooming again, and animals are running around outside again, many with new families!

So this week, we’re going to expand our audience to welcome our animal friends and shake our tail feathers to…

I’ll bet it’s the cat’s pajamas!

Thoughts On: “Pee-wee’s Playhouse”

Hi, everyone!

I could easily write an entire post just about Pee-wee Herman (Peewee.com) and his various projects. But, it would be very long, and, honestly, I’d love to write about Pee-wee Herman again, so I’m going to leave that possibility open for myself and just focus on Pee-wee’s Playhouse for this post. So… you’re welcome!

I’m writing about Pee-wee’s Playhouse now for three reasons…

1. The entire meticulously re-mastered series was released on Blu-ray by Shout! Factory (ShoutFactory.com) on October 21, 2014. By the way, Shout! Factory has a pretty unique library of releases. You should check out their catalog!

2. I want to.

3. You’ll have to keep reading to find out this last one!

“Why don’t you make me?”

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Tongue-Twisting Tunes”!

Hi, everyone!

This week, we have a brand new, never-before-heard theme on Jammin’ with Jamie––– a theme that I’ve wanted to do for a long time!

If you’ve jammed with us before, you know that I always encourage all of my fellow Jammers (That’s you!) to sing and dance along with us as we jam to terrific tunes.

Well this week, we’re going to put your enunciation to the test, we jam to…

Bring it on!

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Friendship Tunes”!

Hi, everyone!

For the third week, we’ll have another installment of another grand Jammin’ with Jamie tradition!

… Hey, do anything almost every week for four years. I dare you not to have traditions.

At any rate, two weeks ago, we jammed to a mix of hilarious, gut-busting love songs! No matter what your feelings about Valentine’s Day, we all had a lot of fun with these songs!

Still, I’m fully aware that the very thought of Valentine’s Day makes some people’s stomachs turn. So, I decided to counterbalance the “hilarious love song” jam session with a jam session celebrating a different kind of love.

Grab a buddy––– or, if you’re alone, keep one or more of your buddies in mind––– as we gather and jam to…

Friends don’t leave friends hanging!

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Hi, everyone!

I did the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge! Idina Menzel and James Snyder, thank you for the challenge!

Pee-wee Herman, Gonzo the Great, and Communications Residential College (CRC) residents past and present, you’ve been challenged!

You can make a donation to the ALS Association, too, at alsa.org. It’s a great cause!

Click here to see the “chilling” video!