Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, the new Judd Apatow-produced Netflix movie that has Reubens donning his shrunken gray suit and red bow tie again for the first time on-screen in decades, takes things to another level.

It’s a surreal, almost dreamlike adventure movie that stays true to the weirdness of the original franchise.

Including getting another Pee-wee movie made after 30 years.

Who thought of him for that part?I met Joe about six years ago at a party, and we became fast friends, almost like in the movie.

I think he brought his own sweetness to it, in a way that really tips the balance of the whole movie.

T’s an enormous freedom and lightness to being just an actor in somebody else’s movie, w you’re not wearing three or five different hats.

Paul Reubens