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Me + Pee-wee

I bet you didn’t know this, but Pee-wee Herman and I have a lot in common.

Peewee’s Big Adventure was made in 1985. I was born in 1985.

We both have signature fashion accessories:

Him: red bowtie

Me: roller skates

We both like Cyndi Lauper. (The show’s theme song is by Cyndi Lauper. But she was credited as Ellen Shaw.)

Okay. So. We don’t actually have anything in common. But I could dress up like him if I wanted to. For, you know, fun. And so can you. On June 25, we’re showing PeeWee’s Big Adventure as part of our Summer Night’s Film Series outdoors at the IMA, and we’re encouraging everybody to come in dressed as their favorite PeeWee character.

To get your mouths watering, we decided to hop around the museum and snap some “look-kinda-alike” photos of our very own IMA staffers. (Click here to see the full Flickr set)

Heh. Let’s just say some were more willing than others.

Rob Stein, CIO

So tonight: “Get outta bed, there’ll be no more nappin’! ‘Cause you’ve landed in a place where anything can happen.” Oh, and don’t forget your red bowtie.

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One Response to “Me + Pee-wee”

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    Loved the idea of what you and Pee Wee have in common! I love him too! Years ago, I went to the Grand Opening of “Hooters” in Union Station. He rode his bike and was wearing the great suit and bow tie! The 1st time I ever saw Pee Wee’s Big Adventure in 1985 at Ball State University! Been in love ever since. P.S. I do have a good Pee Wee joke if you want to hear it sometime.

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