Paul Reubens, best known for his character Pee-wee Herman, has passed away. He was genius in other supporting roles later in his career — including The Spleen in 1999’s thoroughly underrated Mystery Men — but he’ll always be Pee-wee in our hearts. Who could forget the mastermind behind the original smart home?
We’ll be re-watching the 1981 Pee-wee Herman Show special that started it all on Max — checking out some episodes of Pee-wee’s Playhouse on Amazon would be fitting, too. Rest easy, Paul, and wherever you are, tell ‘em Large Marge sent you.