Pee-wee’s Big Holiday: Because “Pee-wee’s Big, Gay, Campy Trip to Nostalgia-Town” Was Just Too Long

What didn’t we talk about when Rob MacDougall from Hold My Order, Terrible Dresser joined Dylan and Caroline to talk about Netflix’ relatively new original movie Pee-wee’s Big Holiday.

By tuning in, you can enjoy:

  • a few words on the Marvel Cinematic Universe
  • an epiphany about how to pronounce “Manganiello”
  • insight into Paul Reubens’ pop culture exile
  • a deeply nostalgic look at other Pee-wee Herman media
  • a queer reading of the movie
  • a suggestion that modern children’s entertainment is ready for Pee-wee
  • some debate about whether the film is campily positive toward people of size or just plain mean


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Caroline Diezyn is a podcast co-host and blogger at NetFlakes, and a PhD student, writer, and artist in London, Ontario. You can find them on Letterboxd and Twitter.

Dylan Clark-Moore is a podcast creator and blogger at NetFlakes. You can find him on Letterboxd and Twitter.

If you like what you heard this week, why not subscribe to The NetFlakes Podcast on iTunes, or whichever podcast platform you use.

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Pee-wee’s Big Holiday is still exclusively on Netflix but Pee-wee’s Playhouse is also available on Amazon.

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