Pee-wee's Big Adventure came out 33 years ago today

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by tomhayes, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. tomhayes

    tomhayes Forum Resident Thread Starter

    San Diego, Ca
    Released August 9th 1985.

    Pee-wee's Big Adventure - Wikipedia

    Introduced Tim Burton and Danny Elfman to a much larger audience than either had had previously.

    Plus, it''s really funny.
  2. Vahan

    Vahan Forum Resident

    Glendale, CA, USA
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  3. apesfan

    apesfan Forum Resident

    My Dad and I loved it. He was 60 years old then and got all the nuances and salutes to a bygone era. John M.
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  4. mmars982

    mmars982 Forum Resident

    Pittsburgh, PA
    Wow, I saw it that day. Thought it was probably the funniest thing I had ever seen at the time.
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  5. Holerbot6000

    Holerbot6000 Forum Resident

    Still a great movie. A wonderful pick-me-up on a gloomy day. The scotch tape scene makes me laugh every time I see it.
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  6. hybrid_77

    hybrid_77 Forum Resident

    Very funny movie. This one came out a few years ago on Netflix. Worth a look if you haven't seen it. I miss the Playhouse on Saturday mornings, especially the Dinosaur Family.

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  7. Edgard Varese

    Edgard Varese Royale with Cheese

    Te Wai Pounamu
    "I was all alone, rolling a big doughnut... and there was this snake, wearing a vest..."
  8. Tristero

    Tristero Forum Resident

    A timeless classic that Tim Burton never surpassed. . . and I'm only being slightly tongue in cheek here.
  9. The Zodiac

    The Zodiac God's Lonely Man

    My daughter and I had the flu back in Feb. I showed her Pee Wee for first time. We proceeded to watch it 10 times in 5 days.

  10. dprokopy

    dprokopy Forum Resident

    Near Seattle, WA
  11. hybrid_77

    hybrid_77 Forum Resident

    Large Marge : )
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  12. John B Good

    John B Good Forum Hall Of Fame

    NS, Canada
    I meant to do that!
  13. Tim S

    Tim S Forum Resident

    East Tennessee
    paging Mr. Herman . . .
  14. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    "There's a lotta things about me you don't know anything about, Dottie. Things you wouldn't understand. Things you couldn't understand. shouldn't understand."

  15. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    Absolutely love this film.

    [after Pee Wee passes out]
    Cowboy #1: What's your name?
    Pee-wee: I can't remember.
    Cowboy #2: Where are you from?
    Pee-wee: I can't remember.
    Cowboy #1: Can you remember anything?
    Pee-wee: I remember... the Alamo.
    [Texans cheer]
  16. moople72

    moople72 Forum Resident

    Loved it........saw it in the theater and a little over a month after Back to the Future.......two of my best movie-going experiences ever (13 years old).
  17. Steve Martin

    Steve Martin Wild & Crazy Guy

    Plano, TX
    Every time I visit the Alamo, I ask them where the basement is.

    "The stars at night, are big and bright..."

    Also the 30th anniversary of the release of Edie Brickell & New Bohemians's Shooting Rubber Bands at the Stars, FWIW.
  18. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    Danny Elfman's theme for this always brings a smile to my face, as surely as the theme music to a Looney Tunes or Merry Melodies cartoon.
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  19. Chris DeVoe

    Chris DeVoe Forum Resident

    Jan Hooks may well have invented "We're walking, we're walking..."
  20. longdist01

    longdist01 Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL USA

  21. jazon

    jazon Forum Resident

    I saw it when i was 8-9 probably. Loved it, watched it so many times since.
  22. Luke The Drifter

    Luke The Drifter Forum Resident

    United States
    Loved it as a kid. We quoted Large Marge’s speech over and over.
  23. Greenalishi

    Greenalishi Forum Resident

    San Francisco
    Loved this movie and Pee Wee's Playhouse. Used to watch it every week. So funny. Kind of subversive? but still just genuine. Love this movie.
  24. tommy-thewho

    tommy-thewho Forum Resident

    detroit, mi
    Thought it was hilarious.
  25. GLENN

    GLENN Forum Resident

    Kingsport,TN, USA
    Jan Hooks played that part so well that I thought they had gotten an actual tour guide. It's hard to believe she's gone.
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