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The handwritten credits.

Ice Cream Soup is the first episode of Season 1 of Pee-Wee's Playhouse, and the series premiere of Pee-Wee's Playhouse. It was first broadcast on CBS in the United States on September 13, 1986.

Episode PlotEdit

Pee-Wee looks at his toys. On today's show, the secret word is "door". Pee-Wee tries the secret word on Magic Screen and asks her what the red thing is. Magic Screen says it's the "door". Everyone screams. Mr. Window informs Pee-wee of guest arrivals, avoiding mentioning the secret word by using the term "red padded entrance" instead. Pee-wee corrects him... and everyone screams. The Playhouse Gang arrives. Elvis gives him foil for Pee-Wee's foil ball. Pee-Wee takes out a big foil ball and puts the foil Elvis gives in it. Then the Playhouse Gang looks inside the dinosaur hole. Red Dino & Purple Dino don't share their breakfast. The Playhouse Gang wants to go swimming in the pool and bump into Cowboy Curtis, who arrives at the playhouse. Curtis played with the Magic Lasso.

An offscreen alarm rings. Curtis and Pee-Wee pull Mrs. Steve in the playhouse. Mrs. Steve says she was just passing by the door. Everyone screams. Angered, Mrs. Steve snaps at everyone (causing them to fall quiet), asking what the screaming is for and calling the playhouse a madhouse, and snootily declares she's going to the pool. Pee-wee mocks her behind her back. The 2 fish call Mrs. Steve a "whale of a gal" as a result and start laughing.

The Picturephone rings and Herman excuses himself to go answer it. Cowboy Curtis leaves. Pee-Wee answers the Picturephone. It's Captain Carl and he is lost at sea. Pee-Wee calls Conky, Magic Screen, and Globey over to the Picturephone for help. The three agree to help, with Conky legitimately saying "ready to assist you" to his friend. It is revealed in this scene that Conky has a built-in RADAR system. Globey says Carl was right under his nose, two miles off the coast of the Sandwich Islands.. The three friends tell him to say to Carl to turn right. Pee-Wee says to Carl "make a right". And Carl does. Carl thanks everyone for helping him make it out of that situation alive and says the secret word, causing even Conky to scream. "SANDWICH HO!", Carl shouts.

In the next scene, it is time for 'Connect the Dots'. Jumping into Magic Screen, Pee-Wee makes a car. However, he doesn't know how to drive and crashes, hurling himself out of Magic Screen.

Pee-Wee lands on Chairry and meets Miss Yvonne, the most beautiful lady in Puppetland. She and Pee-Wee goes to Puppetland. They they meet Dirty Dog, Cool Cat, and Chicky Baby. They say they are going to the pool as well.

Pee-Wee and Miss Yvonne saw Tito, the playhouse lifeguard who will appear for the rest of the season. Then Miss Yvonne hits the pool with Tito, converting her dress into a bathing suit.

Next, Pee-Wee meets the Cowntess. The Cowntess wonders where everyone is. Pee-Wee says they're at the pool. Then the Cowntess hits the pool too. Then Pee-Wee dances.

Dixie plays here trumpet to let the King of Cartoons in. Everyone watches "The Fresh Vegetable Mystery"(1939).

While Pee-Wee was watching the cartoon, he used a potato and stuck pencils in it. Then Jambi asks Pee-Wee is he's ready to make today's wish. But Pee-Wee says no and will take a prediction in its place for now.

Knock Knock Joke: Knock knock! Who's there? Dwayne. Dwayne who? Dwayne the bathtub. I'm dwowning!

Someone is at the door. Pee-Wee opens it and sees a SALESMAN! Pee-Wee screams and closes the door.

Penny Cartoon: Penny's Big Rat

Pee-Wee is making Ice Cream Soup for snack time. Pterri watches. The first ingredient is of course ice cream. The next one is chocolate syrup. Then Pee-Wee mixes the ingredients all up the make Ice Cream Soup.

Here comes Randy, the playhouse bully! He calls Pterri "Pa-terri". Pee-Wee corrects him that it's pronounced "Teri" and the "p" is silent. Then Randy scares Pterri and sees the Ice Cream Soup. "You need more chocolate syrup than that," he says. He squirts more chocolate syrup in the Ice Cream Soup, practically ruining it! Pee Wee beging to cry. However, Conky suggests to fix it by adding more ice cream, saying that all problems have their solutions.

It starts to rain. After the pool, everyone eats Ice Cream Soup. Then Jambi asks that Pee-Wee is ready to make his wish. Everyone pitches in and makes a few suggestions; Curtis mentions a team of horses and female lifeguard, Conky even suggests labor-saving electronic devices and Miss Yvonne mentions an air-conditioned movie trailer. Pee-Wee says yes and wishes that the viewing audience can return next week.

Pee-Wee rides the Scooter Eject through the door before the credits roll.

NotesEdit

  • This is the first and only time that Conky says "ready to assist you" and does something other than give the Secret Word. Here, we discover that Conky has a RADAR system.
    • We also discover the close friendship that Conky and Pee-wee have.
  • Pee-Wee utters the first spoken line of this episode and of the entire series as this: "Hmmmmm, what should we do now?".
  • This is the only episode of the series where the credits are handwritten.

QuotesEdit

  • Pee-Wee: (first speaking lines in the series) "Hmmmmm, what should we do now?"
  • Pee-Wee: "Someone's at the d--..." (realizes he almost says the secret word, and giggles as he opens the door; he sees a large man at the door)
  • Salesman: "I'm going door to door to make you an incredible offer!"
  • Pee-Wee: (terrified) "AHHH! SALESMAN!"
  • Captain Carl: "Thanks a million, Pee-Wee! You saved me from death's door!" (everyone screams when Carl says "door")