B-List B-Day: Pee-Wee “Ha Ha!” Herman


August 27, 1952

Paul Reubens, a Virgo, is best known for playing the character Pee-wee Herman during the 1980s.

Virgos are known for being successful when their confidence is high, and this was certainly the case for Reubens from 1986 to 1990, when Pee-wee’s Playhouse was airing. The children’s show enjoyed great success, winning 15 Emmys and garnering much critical praise.

Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, and a year later, Reubens was arrested for pleasuring himself in an adult theater. Virgos are said to be sensitive, and that turned out to be true in Pee-wee’s case, as he remained in a state of shock for weeks, and refused to give interviews for several years.

Then in 2009, the return of The Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway was announced. Reubens’ future plans also include two movie scripts, and since Virgos are givers, it wouldn’t be unreasonable to expect more from everyone’s favorite bow tie-wearing, Glen Plaid suit-donning character.