The Playhouse catches a heat wave.

Episode PlotEdit

Pee-Wee shows us the two secret words in this episode, which are "hear" and "here". On a hot day, Pee-wee learns the importance of water for all living things, and also makes paper fans. Miss Yvonne and Mrs. Rene both appear to wear the same one-of-a-kind dress designed by French fashion designer Monsieur Robert, so rather than calling in the fashion designer first, Pee-wee holds court in the playhouse (Pee-Wee as the judge/arbitrator, Conky as the bailiff, Magic Screen as the court reporter, several other denizens as jury members) to decide whose dress is the real one in a small claims court setting. When Pee-wee and the jury can't decide on a judgment between plaintiff and defendant, he calls for a recess (after repeatedly calling for order several times during the trial thanks to Yvonne and Rene's heated bickering) and both women try to bribe him when they return later, but Pee-wee ultimately refuses to give into their bribery and he calls Monsieur Robert to help out. He points out that the lemons and bows on the dresses are on different areas of their bodies. Miss Yvonne and Mrs. Rene both make up, the case is dismissed, and Pee-wee decides to retire from judicial service.


Pee-wee: Two secret words! The first secret word is "here", and the second secret word is "hear". (realizes) Hmm... these words sound alike.


  • Why didn't Herman just call in the fashion designer in the first place, saving all that time and effort?


  • The King of Cartoons, Miss Yvonne, and Mrs. Rene visit in this episode.
  • George McGrath voiced Monsieur Robert.
  • Penny is shown in this episode.
  • There are 2 secret words in this episode.
  • The plot of the second half of this episode is very similar to that of an actual trial court (civil rather than criminal, as Yvonne and Rene were not charged with a crime at the time that the pretend trial was held, and that it was a dispute that would primarily be contended to in small claims court in real life).
  • The courtroom role-playing game scene is one of the longest scenes done when Herman and his friends do role playing games, lasting 7 to 8 minutes.
  • In real life, Paul Reubens himself stood trial twice; once for a charge of indecent exposure during an incident in 1991 (at a Sarasota adult movie theater), and again in 2002 to 2004 on charges of child pornography possession that were later dropped (pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of "possession of obscene materials"). The judge in the later case was Superior Court Judge Carol H. Rehm.[1] In March 2004, as aforementioned, child pornography charges were dropped in exchange for Reubens' guilty plea to a lesser charge. For the next three years, he was required to register his address with the sheriff's office and he could not be in the company of minors without the permission of a parent or legal guardian.


  • Secret word(s): hear/here
  • Connect-the-dots: none
  • Snack: lemonade (in an attempt to silence their argument)
  • Game: Court case
  • Wish: none


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