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Pee-Wee Herman headed to Netflix in March

Pee-wee Herman, seen with Little Richard in the

Pee-wee Herman, seen with Little Richard in the 1988 prime-time holiday special, will head to Netflix in "Pee-wee's Big Holiday" on March 18. Photo Credit: Shout! Factory

Five years almost to the day since the last Pee-wee Herman special premiered, Paul Reubens is bringing the cult-classic character to Netflix.

“Pee-wee’s Big Holiday,” co-written by Reubens and co-produced by him and Judd Apatow, debuts on the streaming service Friday, March 18, at 3:01 a.m. local time.

Joe Manganiello, Jessica Pohly, Alia Shawkat and Stephanie Beatriz also star in the story of a mysterious stranger who inspires Pee-wee to take his first vacation.

Except for guest appearances on shows including “Top Chef” in 2012 and “Comedy Bang! Bang!” in 2013, Pee-wee hasn’t headlined since HBO’s recording of his 2011 Broadway show.

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