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Pee Wee's Epic Adventure

You have seen on Saturdays at sunrise the tube
Flare up and spew forth with its morning cartoons:
Tales spun aplenty for childhood and up,
Nonsense and novelty run rampant 'til noon.
The heroes of kids' shows are legion and fair,
From Bugs Bunny to Waldo to rap star M.C.,
Yet shone none as bright, nor had brought such a grin
As that child grown to manhood, Lo! the gallant Pee Wee!

Each morning he brought us into his Playhouse fair,
With puppets and gadgets and music galore,
He granted us gifts of his laughter and mirth
And looked like great Howdy from old days of yore.
No solemn occasion was his show to see,
No dull education nor lessons to teach--
Herman's House glorious games ruled, each pointless and pure
With few moral sidetwists nor ethics to breach.

The children and others of young mind and taste
Tuned in every Saturday morning to see
What bravery! what courage! what embarrassment came
With each passing week to the brilliant Pee Wee.
And thus Pee Wee Herman o'er all others excelled
At playing the fool; at his youngness of heart;
Still more and more fans he drew in with his tricks
'Til that Florida day his career fell apart.

'Twas August, the flames shining bright in mid-day
The Saturday cartoons re-run for a time,
And great Pee Wee Herman, with naught else to do,
Hence acted defying all reason or rhyme.
A movie he went to, a matinee show,
And when lights were dim and all outer doors closed
The great grown-up youngster gave fright to the crowd:
Too much of his manhood the child exposed.

Some called the police and gave words to the press
That Herman, their hero, had hideously harmed
Their dignified safety by assailing them so;
The cops caught him quickly and mostly unarmed.
The courtroom's each corner was crowded the day
That Pee Wee, facing charges, dared boldly to scoff--
For no counsel could equal his vast wit and humor
And he knew that, if pressed, he could get himself off.

And hence the great Pee Wee, the Playhouse pariah,
Master of madcap turned jester in jail,
Was silenced by sin and by spectacle of self,
His show in the slammer with no hope of bail.
Yet Pee Wee--as always--the champ of the childish,
With bravery and valour such that my throat chokes,
Next appearance out in loving public smiled widely,
And said, with great cheer, "Heard any good jokes?"




  3 Responses to “Category : Various Text files
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  1. Very nice! Thank you for this wonderful archive. I wonder why I found it only now. Long live the BBS file archives!

  2. This is so awesome! 😀 I’d be cool if you could download an entire archive of this at once, though.

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