pee-wee herman

‘All this stuff that happened—the quote-unquote treatment I received—was not an inducement to come back to work’

SOUNDBITES — “All this stuff that happened—the quote-unquote treatment I received—was not an inducement to come back to work. To wait for somebody to give me permission to have a career wasn’t going to happen, you know?” —Paul Reubens, aka Pee-Wee Herman, reflecting on the pedophile rap he never deserved. Reubens, 57, returns as Pee-Wee for the first time in January in a string of shows in Los Angeles.