Paul Reubens, better known as Pee-Wee Herman, was a role model to anyone growing up in the 80's. Who could forget his gray suit with red bow tie? He made us laugh, and made bow ties cool. He taught us smart-ass remarks, and that masturbating in public is acceptable as long as you don't get caught. The day wasn't the same without seeing Pee-Wee, Chairry, and Mr. Window every Saturday morning in Pee-Wee's Playhouse. But before that he brought us Pee-Wee's Big Adventure.
Filmed in 1985, Pee-Wee's Big Adventure is a silly comedy about Pee-Wee's search for his bike. Why such a big adventure for a bike? Pee-Wee had the best bike in the whole world, of course! It was red with streamers coming out of the handles, a lion's head on the handle-bars, and equipped with ejector seat, loud horn, power jets for speed and flight, and tons of other really neat stuff. Through his adventure we get to see the famous Pee-Wee Herman dance, and hear classic lines like, "I know you are but what am I?" and "I meant to do that." Other than having Pee-Wee in the movie, all the really neat 80's stuff adds to its glory. When's the last time you had Mr. T cereal or saw feathered bangs?
The carefree attitude of Pee-Wee is something we should always remember as adults. Even though the Pee-Wee character was taken away from us due to the media's criticism of his one handed act in the movie theater, he lives on in our hearts. If you haven't seen Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, watch it. If you have, revisit your childhood and watch it again.