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BTWF: Leslie Jordan on Murphy Brown
October 25th, 2022 under Before They Were Famous, Candice Bergen, Leslie Jordan, Pee Wee Herman. [ Comments: none ]

Before Leslie Jordan was working with cats on Call Me Kat, he was taking care of ants on Murphy Brown. It is easy to see why Pee Wee Herman fell in love with the 33-year-old in that 1989 episode.

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BTWF: Leslie Jordan on Pee-Wee’s Playhouse
October 24th, 2022 under Before They Were Famous, Leslie Jordan, Pee Wee Herman. [ Comments: 7 ]

Before, people wanted to be like Leslie Jordan; he wanted to be like Pee-Wee Herman on Pee-Wee Playhouse. How lovable was the 35-year-old in that 1990 episode?

Herman shared the sweet story of how that guest appearance happened. “I first encountered Leslie in 1989 when I saw him on television in an episode of Murphy Brown. He was so unique and funny. I loved him instantly. That was one of the greatest most magical super-powers he had—you fell in love with him as soon as you saw him and he spoke anything.

“I was immediately so obsessed with his talent and ability that we wrote an episode for him on Pee-wee’s Playhouse. It happened very quickly and soon after I’d seen him on tv, there he was on my set.

“I got to know him a little bit during the week we produced the show with him as the guest star. In person he was, kind, generous, gentle and would quip stuff under his breath that was hilarious.

“His rise during the pandemic, when he told stories on Instagram and gave people the chance to know his super-powers, was a beautiful thing to see happen. I don’t think anyone was immune to his charm. If you didn’t know him personally, you still couldn’t miss his supernova-ness.

“He became so well known that he seemingly started checking off things on his bucket list—the least of which was becoming a country singer. The joy that came through in his music and singing, especially his excitement from performing at The Grand Ole Opry, was wonderful to behold.

“Simply, there was no one even remotely like him. He was pure magic. RIP, Leslie ❤”

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BTWF: Dustin Diamond in Big Top Pee-Wee
February 1st, 2021 under Before They Were Famous, Dustin Diamond, Pee Wee Herman. [ Comments: none ]


Before Dustin Diamond was known as Screech on Saved By the Bell, he was part of a magic act that made us screech in Big Top Pee-Wee. How cute was the 10-year-old in that 1988 movie?

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BTWF: Leslie Jordan on Pee Wee’s Playhouse
May 20th, 2020 under Before They Were Famous, Leslie Jordan, Pee Wee Herman. [ Comments: none ]


Before Leslie Jordan was killing people with a frying pan on Boston Legal, he was a thief on Pee Wee’s Playhouse. He looks the same now as he did when he was 35 in taht 1990 episode.

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BTWF: Paul Reubens in The Blues Brothers
March 4th, 2020 under Before They Were Famous, Pee Wee Herman. [ Comments: none ]


Before Paul Reubens wore a red bowtie as Pee Wee Herman, he wore a black one in The Blues Brothers. He looks the same now as he did when he was 27 in that 1980 movie.

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