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We’ve known for a while that Pee-Wee Herman wants to star in new films. (When Paul Reubens is in this particular character, it’s difficult not to refer to him as Pee-Wee, and I’m not going to fight it.) He’s talked about a couple of different scripts in vague terms — one for adults, one for kids — and his plans to bring Pee-Wee’s Playhouse to the stage were implication enough that keeping the Playhouse alive was still part of his movie plan. (It’s the one for kids.) Now Reubens/Herman has talked about his new script for Pee-Wee’s Playhouse: The Movie, which he says is written and ready to go.

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Last night, to the surprise of many, “Pee-wee Herman” began trending on Twitter only a few hours after new account for the character launched on the social network: @peeweeherman (it has just been verified as legit). Earlier this year, Peter posted about a limited engagement at Hollywood’s The Music Box in November marking the official return of Pee-wee Herman (actor Paul Reubens) to his subversive stage roots with The Pee-Wee Herman Show. Tickets have long since sold out. But the first real test regarding relevance, nostalgia, and the bottling of curious man-child magic arrived last night. And what worse place for Pee-wee to giggle coyly and crack abstinence jokes than on The Jay Leno Show? His awkward interview with The Prolonged Chin and a few thoughts after the jump…

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