Posted by on April 30, 2016

Netflix provided our family with a box of surprises in association with the original show Pee Wee’s Big Holiday. Here’s how it turned out…

When I was younger, I didn’t understand the appeal of Pee Wee Herman. I wasn’t a little kid when Pee Wee was popular so I just didn’t get it. Then the kids experienced a Pee Wee show on Netflix and they taught me why he is so special. 

I don’t want to tell you what happens during the show. I hope this post acts as a motive to get you to watch. Know that the movie is fun, campy, light-hearted and meant to create new fans of Pee Wee. 

And that’s what my kids are now. Big fans. 

The movie opens with Pee Wee living his life in Fairville. Things are pretty normal until he meets Joe Manganiello. Pee Wee and Joe are instant best friends so Joe invites Pee Wee to New York for Joe’s birthday. 

Pee Wee travels from Fairville to New York and the adventure is filled with shenanigans but honestly what else would you expect from Pee Wee?? 

Of course, the excitement of opening a box during individual scenes in the show was the cherry on top. 

The kids followed the roadmap as Pee Wee took his journey. Items included were mini pendants, balloons, stickers, ROOT BEER BARREL CANDIES, snacks and…

Special Pee Wee Herman t-shirts!! 

My kids LOVED the show and asked if there were any other Pee Wee shows like this one.(Not just like this one but close)

But I won’t spoil the show by giving you the ending. Does Pee Wee make it to New York? Will he be able to see Joe and help him celebrate? Will my kids stop asking for me to get them more root beer barrel candies at the store?

not the real New York

In addition to Pee Wee’s Big Holiday, here are some of the other shows me and my friends watched during April (and highly recommend): 

Marco Polo

One Hundred Eyes

Jessica Jones


Cutthroat Kitchen

How To Get Away With Murder


Maybe watch these after the kids are in bed. 




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  1. roxisbrilliant
    April 30, 2016

    I have one episode left of How To Get Away With Murder. I don’t want to watch it…because I know there will be some cliffhanger to leave me WAITING until another season.

  2. Justin Cox
    May 21, 2016

    I love the Marco Polo series, and Hundred Eyes. I binge watched it as soon as I first saw it came out on Netflix.

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