24-Hour ‘Pee-wee’s Playhouse’ Marathon Airing On Thanksgiving

All Thanksgiving day, IFC will be airing a 24-hour marathon of the cult classic children’s television series, ‘Pee-wee’s Playhouse’.

By NathanG on November 19, 2018
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If you’re looking for a lighter activity this Thanksgiving day, look no further than IFC, which will be running a 24-hour Pee-wee marathon.

According to Mentalfloss, the network announced that it will be bringing the cult classic children’s program back to television screens for its special marathon. On Thanksgiving day, IFC will run the over 30-year-old Saturday morning program for a full 24 hours.

“For over 30 years, the enormously popular Pee-wee Herman and innovative television series Pee-wee’s Playhouse—created by and starring Paul Reubens—has captured a special place in the hearts of millions of viewers, young and old,” said IFC’s press release.

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During its five-year run, Pee-wee’s Playhouse captured the hearts and minds of its viewers. The show was also a critical success, earning 15 Emmy Awards and the 1987 Television Critics Association Award for Outstanding Achievement in Children’s Programming.

The marathon will start at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning, with a special screening of Christmas at Pee-wee’s Playhouse. After the special marathon, IFC will begin to bring the series to Saturday mornings, with weekly airings of the show.

Will you be checking out the marathon as you indulge in your delicious Thanksgiving food?

To read more about the children’s series and the special marathon event, click here.

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