Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (1985)

pee-wee's big adventure

This week on Alcohollywood, we’re taking our first user request (from A Godsend) and reviewing/playing our drinking game to Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure! This 1985 film kickstarted the careers of Tim Burton, Danny Elfman, and Paul Reubens, and follows the story of a bike and the manchild who loves it.

The whole film is such an infectious, gonzo ride that you don’t mind the fact that PEE-WEE’S THE MOST NORMAL CHARACTER IN THE FILM. Rube Goldberg machines, incessantly crooning train hobos and all-too-fitting cartoon sequences abound in this clear showcase for Tim Burton’s cartoonishly macabre vision. Listen to our episode and try the game along with our signature drink, and keep on suggesting episodes!

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THIS EPISODE’S DRINK: Mr. Breakfast

Equal parts:

Cutty Sark scotch

Kahlua

Frangelico

butterscotch schnapps

milk

Combine and shake. Pour over ice.

 

DRINKING RULES FOR PEE-WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE:

  1. Every time Pee-Wee gives his signature laugh
  2. Any time a character (usually Pee-Wee) gives a childlike taunt (e.g. “I know you are but what am I?,” “Take a picture, it’ll last longer!”)
  3. Whenever characters are bathed in ominous red light

FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:

Pee-Wee, in his cameo for the film about his life story, says into the telephone, “Paging Mr. Herman.”

Join us for our dip into the Oscars next week, as we review Best Picture nominee The Tree of Life, Brad Pitt’s most existentially contemplative film since Cool World!

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