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Arleenequin

did you know that the Batman advisory and Joker gal pal Harley Quinn never existed prior to the 90s animated TV series AND was inspired by a Harlequin dream sequence on the soap opera Days of Our Lives, played by the actress (Arleen Sorkin) who would eventually lend her voice to the character on the cartoon???? 

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Adventures In Pee-wee’s Super Humongous Immense Colossal Mammoth Gargantuan Adventure

Pee-wee’s Big Adventure is the best.  STILL the best.  Saw it the other night and it is STILL a fcuking amazing adventure.  ‘Big’ as an adjective doesn’t even begin to cover its giantness of how truly massive it truly is.  Truly.  Seriously.  TRULY SERIOUSLY!!!

Anywho, I dug up some odds and ends, after digging thru the Big Adventure IMDb page…

this is what Large Marge (aka Alice Nunn) looked like as a younger lady.  she actually died 3 years after Big Adventure‘s release

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when I saw the movie in theaters as a 7 year old, the part where she went all bugged-eyed caused my penis to invert, right into my body – and I coined the term ‘reverse boner‘.  I swear, this happened!  And I swear I invited this term!  although probably not at age 7

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remember Pee-wee’s gadgety house with Rube Goldbergian machinery?

it was apparently heavily influenced by the ‘Snub’ Pollard short film from 1923 called It’s a Gift

woah!!!!

Amazing Larry (Lou Cutell) and Mario (Monte Landis) are both still alive!

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Larry is 86 and Mario is 83!  Madam Ruby is still alive too and played David Silver’s granny on 90210!

the giant Dinosaurs still stand

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but the Wheel Inn Restaurant next to them has closed

Elvira is in the movie!

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credited with her lesser-known real name – Cassandra Peterson, although a picture of her as Elvira is also in the movie

Dottie aka E.G. (Elizabeth) Daily

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was so super sexy cute adorable in the 80s. she went topless two years earlier in Valley Girl [NSFW]

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and also was the sultry singer at the big dance in Better Off Dead

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later in life, she kept her inner-child going by providing the voice of the pig BabeTommy Pickles on ‘Rugrats‘ and Buttercup on ‘The Powerpuff Girls‘, and piped her pipes on ‘The Voice’!

she and Morgan Fairchild (who played the big screen version of Dottie) finally met on the set of the 2011 film Boy Toy

the Santa Monica Mall/Third Street Promenade was not only home to Chuck’s Bike-O-Rama and Mario’s Magic shop, but also to Pretty In Pink‘s record store Trax, and numerous other filmed entertainments 

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sadly, it doesn’t look like the 80s or Tim Burtony or Pee-wee-y anymore

btw – these ‘then & now’ Big Adventure filming location photos are beyond BLAMMMAZIN!!!  YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM.  I COMMAND YOU!!!

Francis Buxton‘s father – Ed Herlihy was famous for his voice – the voice of newsreels, and Kraft!

Ed Herlihy as Mr. Buxton

he played an announcer/newscaster in Zelig, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, The King of Comedy, and Malcolm X

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and he was also in Police Academy 2!

the director of the orphan-nun movie – Zack Hoffman

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was also the voice of GI Joe‘s Zartan!

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FCUKING ZARTAN!!! Zartan was so rock n roll!!!

ten 1953 Schwinn DX bikes were built for the film – and this one was sold (in pieces) for $36,600 back in March of 2014

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pee wee bike in pieces

no word on its current owner or status, but lets hope it has a good home

the guy who played Warner Bros studio chief Terry Hawthorne – Tony Bill

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terry wb pee wee

is an actor (Shampoo), director (Untamed Heart) and producer, who won an Oscar for producing 1973’s The Sting!!!!!

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one the BMX biker kids – David Glasser 

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is an up and coming movie producer

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two wrestlers wrestled with Pee-wee…

Big John Harris/Silo Sam

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and Professor Tanaka (a tag team partner of Mr Fuji)

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no word on if the two ever wrestled each other!

Playhouse pals, and players in the original Pee-wee Herman Show stage production – Jambi (John Paragon), Miss Yvonne (Lynne Marie Stewart) and Mailman Mike (John Moody) all had bit parts in the movie

John Paragon jambi

yvonne pee wee

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along with OG member and the film’s co-writer Phil Hartman + the film’s other co-writer Michael Varhol.  Edie McClurg was in the original stage show, and her brother Bob played a security guard in the movie

two dudes must have made some impression on Tim Burton that they appeared in his next film – Beetlejuice

Carmen Filpi

Carmen Filpi

and Simmy Bow

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both are in the afterlife now, along with these cast members

Simone (Diane Salinger) and Pee-wee didn’t say ‘au revoir‘ for long, as they reunited to play the Penguin’s parents – the Cobblepots in Burton’s Batman Returns!!!!!!

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Francis (Mark Holton) hasn’t had a credited role since 2008, which is a shame cause the guy is simply incredible

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but he’s still around… and as of 2015, he’s never visited the Alamo (which apparently now has 2 basements!!!)

Pee-wee’s Big Adventure is one of my dad’s all time favorite movies.  same here.  we have good taste.  if you made it this far, you probably do too!

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This Is What It Sounds Like When Everyone Cries

Peace The Forks Out
Goodnight Sweet

Prince

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prince ball

prinmce music

purple rain

prince bike

prine smooth

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princ tube

prince rs 2

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prince batdance

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prince eyes open

prince hear

prince 7

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goodnigth sweet prince

nothing compares 2 u, cause u got the look, u sexy MF.  u made us party like it was 1999, told us to go crazy, get all delirious, live up the pop life, do the batdance – all the sign o the times.  i would die 4 u, or give you diamonds and pearls or a little red corvette.  how about 7 raspberry berets? we’d kiss you if we could, but we longer can.  the cream off the peach is gone.  you were the most beautiful girl man in the world, even on alphabet street.  the thieves in the temple took your life, but we’ll have your music from our generation, to the new power generation, and for every generation 9ever.  this is what it sounds like when doves cry, and when humans do too :(

perviously – when I saw him in 2004

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