Pee-wee's Big Holiday

Synopsis: A fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger inspires Pee-wee Herman to take his first-ever holiday in this epic story of friendship and destiny.
90 min


I can't believe

we're already saying goodbye.

It's been great getting to know you,

Pee-wee Herman.

Earth sure is a great planet.

Your art, music, pizza.

You sure took to our customs fast.

Thanks for showing them to me.

I've loved these last two weeks.

I wish I didn't have to go.

Me, too.

Come with me, back to my planet.

Meet my family and friends.

Live with me.

I can't.

I need to stay here

with the people of Earth.

I'm going to miss my new best friend.

I'll never forget you, Pee-wee.

I'll always remember you, too, Yul.


I made us both friendship bracelets.

Pee-wee, they're beautiful.

Let's put them on.

I guess this is...

arrivederci then, right?


Arrivederci, Pee-wee Herman.

Arrivederci, Yul.

I want to go, but I can't leave home!

I can't leave home!

I can't leave home!

I want to go, but I can't leave home!

I can't leave home! I can't leave home!

I can't leave home.

I can't leave home!

I can't leave home!





- Good morning, Pee-wee!

- Morning, Mr. Murgatroyd!

- Pee-wee!

- Hi, kids!

Ooh! Ooh!


Breakfast bar!

Scone, French toast, American toast...

Green grapes, sausages,

bacon, cinnamon toast!


Good morning, Pee-wee!

Good morning, Mrs. Rose!

Oh, look at you.

You're cute as a peanut!


Have you heard about

those new corduroy pillows?

Corduroy pillows? No.

I'm surprised,

'cause they're making head lines!

Get it? "Head lines!"


- Hold on. Hey, Ruby!

- Morning, Pee-wee.

- Last stop, Nana's Yarn Barn!

- Oh!

You're the sweetest boy in Fairville,


- Me?

- Is there anything sweeter than you?

Uh... a Root Beer Barrel?

That's right!

I know they're in here somewhere.

There it is.


What was I looking for?


Root Beer Barrels are my favorite!



Well, listen, you seem really busy.

Let me let you let me run.

- Bye, Mrs. Rose!

- Bye-bye, Pee-wee.

- Pee-wee!

- Yo, Billy!

- Hey, Pee-wee!

- Hey, Ben!

- Morning, Pee-wee!

- Kevin!


I'm so glad I bumped into you.

I've got an amazing deal

I want to tell you about.

You're gonna have to tell me later, Marvin.

I'm on my way to work.

Just a moment of your time.

Come on, Pee-wee.

Tell me, Pee-wee, where do you

picture yourself on vacation?


Or Morocco?



What is this?

A travel agency or a millinery?

Sorry, Marvin, I'm not interested.

Come on, Pee-wee.

Don't you ever wonder

- what life is like outside Fairville?

- Nope!

Marvin, you know I don't want

to go anywhere or try anything new.



Emily, you scared me there for a moment.

I know I have overdue books.

I'm gonna return them soon, I promise.

- I don't care about silly overdue books.

- Oh?

But I do have something special

I wanted to give to you.


The new Scuba Cop?

The Emerald Sharks?

And the sharks are hammerheads?

These are the exact type of sharks

that Scuba Cop hates the most!

I haven't received your RSVP

for the Book Club tomorrow night.

I was thinking that, maybe afterwards,

you and I might...

Whoa, whoa!

Emily, let me stop you right there.

The fact is...

I neglected to RSVP my regrets.

I have rehearsal that night. NA.

- NA?

- Not available.


Well, what time is your rehearsal?

Oh, uh, TBD.

- TBD?

- To be decided.


- What?


- IHT...

- "Look at the time."

"I have to be going."

You understand.

Yay! Work time!

Two eggs, fried, extra hash browns,

side of sausage. Enjoy!

Looks fantastic as always, Beverly.

Dan's Diner.

Dan speaking.

French toast is up, Bev!

Denver omelet.

Easy on the cheese.

Easy on the cheese-y, coming right up-y!


Dudley! Sylvester! Clovis!

What are you guys doing here?

Pee-wee, we need to talk to you

about band rehearsal.

Well, it is unusual to be discussing

Renegades business at my workplace,

but, sure, what's up?

My promotion at the grocery store means

I'm gonna be working a lot more hours.


Yeah, and my girlfriend's making me take

ballroom dancing with her

four times a week.


My office just pressured me into joining

their nighttime bowling league.


But the Renegades rehearse at night.

Hello? How's that gonna work

if all you guys are so busy at night?

It's not.

The Renegades are breaking up.


- No!

- Things are changing.

None of us have enough time

to be in a band anymore.

I do!

That's because you're stuck in a rut,


We want to move on to other things.

What am I supposed to move on to?

What am I supposed to do

with my flutophone?

Why don't you think about a solo career?

Why don't you?

Good luck, you guys.

Good luck with all your stupid, important

reasons for breaking up the Renegades!

- Nice seeing you, Dan.

- Bye, Dan!

Pee-wee, I gotta say,

your French toast is perfection!


Same with your pancakes, Herman.

They drive me crazy!

Not that long a drive, Ernie, but thanks.

I'm taking this biscuit with me.

I love it.

Why don't you marry it?

Listen, you guys, you seem really busy.

Let me let you let me run, okay?

All right? Buh-bye!

- Thanks for coming.

- Later!

- See you tomorrow.

- Bye.

Hey, sport, can you watch over the diner?

I gotta go meet a couple pals at the lodge.

Sure, Dan. I'll be right here.

Where else would I go?

Gonna be right here.

Just like always.

Have fun with your pals!

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Paul Reubens

Paul Reubens (né Rubenfeld; born August 27, 1952) is an American actor, writer, film producer, game show host, and comedian, best known for his character Pee-wee Herman. Reubens joined the Los Angeles troupe The Groundlings in the 1970s and started his career as an improvisational comedian and stage actor. In 1982, Reubens put up a show about a character he had been developing for years. The show was called The Pee-wee Herman Show and it ran for five sold-out months with HBO producing a successful special about it. Pee-wee became an instant cult figure and for the next decade, Reubens would be completely committed to his character, doing all of his public appearances and interviews as Pee-wee. In 1985 Pee-wee's Big Adventure, directed by the then-unknown Tim Burton, was a financial and critical success, and soon developed into a cult film. Big Top Pee-wee, 1988's sequel, was less successful than its predecessor. Between 1986 and 1990, Reubens starred as Pee-wee in the CBS Saturday-morning children's program Pee-wee's Playhouse. Thereafter, Reubens decided to take a sabbatical from Pee-wee. In July 1991, Reubens was arrested for indecent exposure in an adult theater in Sarasota, Florida. The arrest set off a chain reaction of national media attention that changed the general public's view of Reubens and Pee-wee. The arrest postponed Reubens' involvement in major projects until 1999 when he appeared in several big-budget projects including Mystery Men and Blow and started giving interviews as himself rather than as Pee-wee. Since 2006, Reubens has been making cameos and guest appearances in numerous projects, such as Reno 911!, 30 Rock, Dirt, Pushing Daisies, and The Blacklist. Since the 1990s, he has worked on two possible Pee-wee films: one dark and adult, dubbed The Pee-wee Herman Story, and one a family-friendly epic adventure called Pee-wee's Playhouse: The Movie. In 2010, he starred on Broadway in The Pee-wee Herman Show. In 2016, Reubens helped write and star in the Netflix original film Pee-wee's Big Holiday, reprising his role as Pee-wee Herman. more…

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