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Bob Keeshan

'Pee-wee's Playhouse' comes to Blu-Ray; Paul Reubens speaks

'Pee-wee's Playhouse' comes to Blu-Ray; Paul Reubens speaks

Today, Shout Factory releases the Blu-Ray set "Pee-wee's Playhouse: The Complete Series," an astonishingly beautiful work of television art -- I am not kidding -- that has rebuilt the show, originally edited and assembled on videotape, from its original film elements. Available also in part on high-definition DVD ("Pee-wee's Playhouse: Seasons One and Two"), it is the series literally as you've never seen it.

I'll have a feature on the set in Sunday's Calendar, including an interview with "Playhouse" creator and star Paul Reubens, but as a teaser, and to celebrate the day, here's an excerpt from our talk. I asked Reubens if he'd ever had occasion to...