Episode PlotEdit

The entire house is in shock when they notice a "For Sale" sign in front of the Playhouse. Miss Yvonne nearly goes hysterical. Everyone has flashbacks of the good times they shared in the playhouse. Pee-Wee tells everyone that the playhouse is NOT for sale. He sees the word "Lemonade" which fell off the sign and puts under the word "For Sale" merging into "Lemonade For Sale".


  • This is the series finale.
    • It was commonly thought that Pee-wee's Playhouse got cancelled due to Reubens' 1991 indecent exposure arrest; in actuality the show was already retired as Reubens, claiming an overworked crew (a single episode took 10 sixteen-hour days to shoot) and fear of decline of quantity and quality in material in this episode and the preceding ones, had decided against a sixth season consisting of 10 more episodes (bumping the show up to 65 episodes as per the original deal). However, the popularity of the show had put it into syndication, which CBS revoked in fall of 1991 when the arrest was made public. Pee-wee's Playhouse aired from September 13, 1986, until November 10, 1990. Additionally, the show cost $350,000 per episode to produce, which was $10,000 more than the Saturday morning animated cartoons of the day. Reubens had originally agreed to do two more seasons after the third, and when CBS asked Reubens about the possibility of a sixth season he again declined, wanting to take a sabbatical for a little while. Reubens and his castmates had been suffering from burnout from playing their characters full-time, and Reubens had been warning that Pee-wee was temporary and that he had other ideas he would like to work on. The parties agreed to end the show after five seasons, which included 45 episodes and a Christmas Special (though Herman says that "The Playhouse will always be here, for everyone to play in, forever and ever and ever."). Playhouse garnered 15 Emmy Awards, all of them in the Creative Arts Emmy Award category.
    • These fears of material quality decline are confirmed when stock footage of Conky from season 2 is played over his stammering from Camping Out.
  • The ballet dance that Miss Yvonne does in the original Pee-Wee Herman stage show is performed again in this episode, complete with the exact music.
  • Ricardo's lines from Pajama Party were re-recorded by Vic Trevino, and his "so help me God" lines were cut.
  • Reba reappears in the form of stock footage from the breakfast scene in Reba Eats and Pterri Runs.
  • Mrs. Rene and Ricardo reappear in the form of stock footage from the episodes Chairry-Tee Drive and Pajama Party.
  • Secret word: Word
  • Connect the Dots: none
  • Snack: lemonade (planned)
  • Wish: none
  • In the flashbacks, several lines by certain characters were recorded differently.
  • Conky's stammering from Camping Out was reused again for this episode.