At this time of year, many of us travel, whether for day trips or full-blown vacations.
It’s time for the next leg of our Jammin’ with Jamie road trip that we started last week!
We’re already packed, so let’s set off!
Thank you all so much, Jammers, for tuning in for and participating in Elliott Serrano’s and my conversation about Pee-wee’s Big Holiday to celebrate the film’s one-year anniversary! Elliott and I had a wonderful and fun conversation…
… that has been immortalized on YouTube!
If you’re a Jammin’ with Jamie Jammer, it’s safe to say that you’re anything but typical… just like me!
But bands of misfits make the best music! And we’re going to prove that once and for all by jammin’ to a mix of…
On March 18, 2016, Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, starring Pee-wee Herman, debuted on Netflix. That makes this Saturday the film’s one-year anniversary!
In honor of Pee-wee’s Big Holiday’s big anniversary, here’s a picture of my foil ball! It’s been growing since February 19, 2015, and now has 100 pieces of foil!
So… “Let’s see how big my foil ball is today!”
Given how much I talked about the film before its release… years before its release… how big of a Pee-wee Herman fan I am in general (Exibit A! Exibit B! Exibit C!), and the fact that Pee-wee’s Big Holiday’s anniversary falls on a Saturday, I just can’t pass up the opportunity to celebrate!
So why don’t you join us this week for our grand…
With summer right around the corner––– and, in many places, feeling like it’s already in full swing––– it’s that magical time of year when people everywhere start packing their bags to travel. Students––– and even some teachers––– travel home after months of hard work. Recent graduates travel across the country and around the world to seek out new adventures as they start new chapters in their lives. And people of all ages start thinking about where they’d love to go on vacation!
Wherever you’re headed, we at Jammin’ with Jamie will continue our grand tradition of giving you a souvenir to take with you: a travel playlist to jam to on your way. So, if your journey home takes an unexpected detour, don’t worry, because you can pass the time with some…
… I’m psychic!
I was so excited for Pee-wee’s Big Holiday that I stayed up until 12:00 am PT––– 2:00 am my time––– to watch it the second it premiered!
Thank goodness I was on a different floor with the door closed… otherwise, my constant laughter would’ve woken everybody up!
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Here’s the poster…
Here’s the trailer…
Pee-wee’s Big Holiday is written by Paul Reubens and Paul Rust, directed by John Lee, and produced by Judd Apatow. (You all know how much it means to me to see someone who’s both a writer and a performer!)
Let’s do this!
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)!
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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!
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!
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!