"I know you are, but what am I? (repeat incessantly)."
Go ahead and scream your head off! We're miles from where anyone
can hear you!Pee Wee Herman. The guy's just a big kid. The love of his life? His bicycle.
But when that bike gets stolen, look out. Pee Wee's on a mission. He crosses the country looking for it, ending up at the Alamo (note to travellers: there is no basement). Along the way, he meets a truckload of weird people, dances to Tequila in a biker bar, and gets a small role ("Paging Mr. Herman, Mr. Herman, you have a telephone call at the front desk.") in the feature film story of his life, all in search of his beloved bicycle. The story is actually pretty short, but for Pee Wee, it's like you're unravelling a big cable-knit sweater that someone keeps knitting and knitting and knitting and knitting and knitting and knitting....
There's so many jokes, so many gags. Some work, some don't. But it's still funny as hell. Besides, this movie was co-written by Phil Hartman. Phil Hartman!
Forget that Pee Wee got arrested for that whole porn theater thing. This movie's much funnier than his mug shot.There's things about me you don't know, Dottie. Things you wouldn't understand. Things you couldn't understand. Things you *shouldn't* understand.