Pee-wee's Playhouse was a half-hour CBS USA TV Saturday morning live-action "children's show" starring Pee-wee Herman (played by Paul Reubens) that aired from 1986 until 1991 and was enormously popular with both children and adults.

The show was notorious for its campy undertones and double entendre.

As soon as it first aired, Pee-wee's Playhouse fascinated media theorists and commentators, many of whom championed the show as a postmodernist hodgepodge of queer characters and situations which appeared to soar in the face of domineering racist, sexist, and heterosexist presumptions.

The music for the show was provided by artists such as Mark Mothersbaugh, Todd Rundgren, Danny Elfman and Van Dyke Parks.

The opening prelude theme is an interpolation of Martin Denny's "Quiet Village."