Derek is Reba's boyfriend, an African-American fireman. He was going to take Reba to the firemen's ball, but after it got canceled because of a fire at the ballroom itself, they don't know where else to go. So Pee-wee allows Derek and Reba to have their date right there at the playhouse; they would play drive-in, with Magic Screen as the screen and Pee-wee and Miss Yvonne as Derek and Reba's chaperones, possibly for a double date. Played by martial arts movie actor Steve James several years before his death, he is not acknowledged again following this episode. Appears only in Rebarella.


Derek is a man with dark skin and black hair with a mustache. he wears a red shirt, suspenders, a belt, black pants, and black shoes.