Sunday, October 23, 2011

-08- COUNTDOWN to HALLOWEEN: Pee-wee Herman on the Zombie Walk of Fame

Pee-wee Zombie (inks on bristol / 2010-11)
Paul Reubens' comic creation of Pee-wee Herman has one of the strangest rises and descents from fame of any act to claim a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  HBO first picked up his act as a comedy special in 1981, which was much more adult themed than the marketed and manufactured children's show which the character of Pee-wee morphed in to.  Despite 22 Emmy Awards, Pee-wee's Playhouse was canceled in 1991 when to the horror of parents across the country, Reubens was arrested in Sarasota, FL after being caught masturbating in South Trail Cinema, an Adult Theater.  Figures such as Bill Cosby and Zsa Zsa Gabor publicly defended the actor but with little effect on the media kicking the dead horse of his career's teeth out.


We're almost one week away from Halloween and if you check back tomorrow, I'll have another zombified star freshly colored for you from the Zombie Walk of Fame!


Pee-wee has a message for yesterday's zombification, Charlie Sheen...





2 comments:

  1. How much is the Pee Wee Herman piece??? I want it on my wall!!!

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  2. I'm flattered Chelle! I wish I could give him up that easy but he's destined for the Zombie Walk of Fame when I finish all 101 portraits and exhibit them in a gallery setting (hopefully in the next two years.) I'm just now getting far enough along to start pitching galleries with the series!

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