Saturday, December 11, 2010

All That Fruitcake...

Pee Wee's Playhouse Christmas SpecialOne of our favorite things about Christmas in our youth was watching Pee Wee's Christmas Special.  Ok, we maybe watched it during the other times of the year too. 

Given that Pee Wee is having a Renaissance (we are dying to see him on Broadway), we thought it would be a good time to share this amazing bit of pop culture with our dear readers.  If you have half an hour to spare, we recommend making some eggnog, putting your feet up, and enjoying a little Holiday Cheer.

There are so many incredible moments - and an incredible star studded cast: Frankie Avalon, Whoopi Goldberg, Joan Rivers, Charo, Del Rubio Triplets, Annette Funicello, Magic Johnson, Dinah Shore, Grace Jones, Oprah Winfrey, k.d. lang, Little Richard, and Zsa Zsa Gabor.

Present Stealing Popsicles in the Freezer

For a play by play, I Mockery has a pretty great breakdown with some great gifs.

The lesson we've taken from Pee Wee - is to re-use and recycle!  Pee Wee receives so many fruitcakes during the show that he turns them into a Fruit Cake Palace inside his playhouse.  Brilliant!  We are baking away trying to get all the fruitcakes ready - and we will need a few beefcakes to lay the bricks.  Volunteers?

Catherine's Palace has the Amber Room, The Playhouse has the Fruitcake Room

images via I Mockery.

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