Jul 1 2010

Judd Apatow to Ruin Pee-wee

He's like the high version of Peter Jackson

I’m under the impression that Judd Apatow is running some sort of Hollywood comedy mafia.  To get any script that is funny made in Hollywood it has to first go through Judd’s office, at which point he adds Seth Rogan, Jonah Hill, some random blond, makes everybody get high in at least two scenes, then slaps on an Executive Producer credit for himself.  Seriously, kids.  Apatow accounts for almost half of the comedies that make it to theaters these days.

Which means that it was only a matter of time before he ruined something dear to me.  Sure, we already know that he’s handling Ghostbusters 3: Starring Bill Murray, but why the flippin’ fuck is he now taking Pee-wee from me too?

Yes, according to Pee-wee’s Twitter account and E! online, Judd is going to produce the new Pee-wee film.  Granted, I’m going to see the movie.  Heck, I may even see it two or three times.  But that’s not the point.  The point is Apatow needs to back off ’80’s franchises that were fine to begin with.

I would say more, but I’m afraid Apatow’s comedy mafia might threaten to make Funny People 2: Starring Bill Murray as Seth Rogan.

(Thanks to CE! reader Olivia for the tip)

Feb 1 2010

That’s over heeeeeere…


Sep 20 2009

Chevy Returns and Now Pee-wee? BEST. YEAR. EVER.

PaulrYou could say that Li’l Logan was a freak for all things Pee-wee Herman.  Unfortunately, this unnatural love has followed me throughout the years…I currently own two t-shirts, a poster, the complete show on DVD and VHS, and the majority of my original Pee-wee’s Playhouse toys.  What can I say?  Girls dig me.

It also seems that I was a bit ahead of my time: Thanks to Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim and current shows like Blue’s Clues and SpongeBob Square Pants (both have acknowledged the influence of Pee-wee’s Playhouse), Paul Reubens has finally decided to bring his classic character back, starting with a revival of the original stage show.  Tickets and information can be found here.  Please remember that my birthday is coming up.

What’s that you say?  You can’t afford $50 tickets AND a trip to Los Angeles?  Well, it looks like you’ll just have to catch Pee-wee’s big primetime return on the September 22nd episode of The Jay Leno Show.  It’s free so you have no excuse, you cheap bastard.