August 9, 2023

EP. 405.7 — Pee-wee’s Big Adventure

Amy & Paul remember the Alamo for 1985’s magnificently silly Paul Reubens showcase Pee-wee’s Big Adventure! They go deep on the conception and evolution of the Pee-wee Herman character, look back on the fallout from Reubens’ public scandals, and dig into Pee-wee’s self-conception as a loner and a rebel. Plus: How Reubens connected with a young Tim Burton and Danny Elfman.


Next week, Amy and a special guest are tackling Barbie and Oppenheimer! You can join the conversation for this series on Paul’s Discord at Come see There Will Be Blood with Paul & Amy at LA’s Aero Theater on August 28th! Learn more about the show at, follow us on Twitter @unspooled and Instagram @unspooledpod, and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or where you listen to podcasts.

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