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Ronnie
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click = Danny Elfman - Pee Wee Theme

I haven't watched Big Adventure in a long time, but I've been wanting to revisit it. [Smile]

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Directed by Tim Burton.. quirky and awesome music by Danny Elfman, Pee Wee Herman sets out on a wild adventure to find his stolen, precious bike. [Eek!]

I remember this one being sooo popular at the time, and I would see the commercials for it, the part of the preview that always stuck out at me, was where Dottie is holding the phone up to the doggy ha! I thought she was a kid from looking at that small part, until I saw the movie.

The movie is packed with cool moments, the bmx kids, the stage shots at WB Studios, Twisted Sister's cameo, Large Marge haha, the famous 'tequila' biker bar scene, but one of my favorite parts is the breakfast scene, where Pee Wee gets a large pancake, 2 eggs, bacon, and a huge fork which he uses to only take one bite!!!

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I was watching a Cheech and Chong movie recently and noticed Paul Reubens had a small role haha, and I like seeing him in Midnight Madness too, as the pinball guy.
He seems to have a lot of guest appearance roles in a ton of movies!

So does anyone here like the sequel to Big Adventure... Big Top Pee Wee? [Big Grin]
I don't mind it! It's not nearly as good as the first one, but there are people who though it blew... the whole farm animal, circus thing haha.

Has anyone else caught the Pee Wee Herman Show On Broadway that recently aired on cable..HBO I believe?? I watched it twice, I thought it was fantastic! He's back at the Pee Wee's Playhouse with all the old characters.. it's a great show!

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And I guess he's doing the voice of 'Jokey' smurf in the new Smurfs movie. [Smile]

There are so many cool elements to Big Adventure, all the memorable quotes like,.."I know you are, but what am I?"... lots of characters, bright colors, and strangeness...like the dream Pee Wee has with the clowns..yikes! ...total Tim Burton style!

Even though I like the music in this movie, I love the theme song Elfman did for Beetlejuice way more. [Wink]

http://youtu.be/oZktSPrGSck

wow, sorry so long! ha

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Ronnie.. I just 'love' the thoughts you post in the awesome threads you start! [Cool]

and of course.. the "Tequila" scene is a fav.. especially the 'break' dance!

Tequila!!

I was never a huge fan of the movie "Buffy The Vampire Slayer", that the tv series was excellent though. But the best part of the movie for me was a non-Pee Wee Herman Paul Reubens!

Have you seen this entertaining interview?

Pee Wee Herman on The View

I can watch both movies and laugh, but I've always thought of the original film as the best!

I just realized that the purpose of this thread was to remind me to listen to the Oingo Boingo channel on Pandora as I work out tonight. [Smile]

[ 09. July 2011, 11:12: Message edited by: Valley ]

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And Devo .. this one is for you!

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[ 09. July 2011, 11:07: Message edited by: Valley ]

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Cool Post Ronnie! Loving all the Pee Wee links too..that one of him on The View was just funny.

And, for some odd reason, I do actually enjoy Big Top Pee Wee too(a little bit). Obviously no where near as good as the first though.

The Elfman Soundtrack is pretty good as well, though not as good as some of his later offerings would bring like Beetlejuice & Batman.
My favorite Elfman track of this movie would have to be Pee Wee's nightmare:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVfmLbvGdGc

I like how you can see a little bit of Pre-Beetlejuice influence in the setting of this scene too. [Smile]

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By far the best for me and just a completely classic scene is immediately after the tequila dance in the bar...cut to him being crowded around as a new honorary member by all of the bikers, they slap him on the back, send him on his way on one of the motorcycles and he swerves the handlebars back and forth as he accelerates right through a billboard...I snort laugh every time at this one!
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Valley, too awesome... I forgot about Pee Wee in Back To The Beach. Love that movie [Smile]

Earl, that is a funny scene! I like how the bikers stop and stare after he goes rolling! [Wink]

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