Pee-wee Herman, a character developed and played by comedic actor Paul Reubens, shot to nationwide popularity in the late 1980s and early 90s. Pee-wee had his own show, and two successful films. Then there was the scandal involving Reubens and an adult theater, after which he retired the character for a while.
On Thursday though, Pee-wee was back--not in his playhouse, complete with talking chairs and mailboxes--but at Cowboys’ training camp, complete with Tony Romo, Jason Garrett and the rest. If it sounds strange, well, bingo.
“[Kyle] Kosier pointed him out midway through the two-minute drill,” said Jason Witten, per ESPN Dallas. “I’m like, ‘Kosier, are you watching practice or are you seeing Pee-wee Herman.’ The problem is only like three guys in the huddle knew who he was. The older guys know Pee-wee Herman. I think Tyron Smith looked at him like, ‘Who’s that?’ He didn’t know him. Gosh, I’m showing my age. I used to be one of the young guys.”
Pee-wee took photos with many of the Cowboys, including Romo, Witten and Garrett, and though the purpose of his visit is still unclear, it’s likely that it had something to do with Pee-Wee’s upcoming stage show. Either that, or someone decided that Cowboys' training camp could use a little more whimsy.
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