Press & Media

Mini-interview with Caseen Gaines

Press & Media

Mitchell Klooster of Pee-wee’s Playhouse on Tumblr interviewed Caseen Gaines in December 2010 about Inside Pee-wee’s Playhouse.  With permission, it appears below.


Caseen Gaines is an American writer whose first book, “Inside Pee-wee’s Playhouse” is currently in the works.  This behind-the-scenes look at the Emmy Award winning hit television show is to be published by ECW Press in August of 2011.

When did you first see Pee-wee Herman?

Even before I saw the CBS show, my grandpa introduced me to Pee-wee’s Big Adventure and the HBO airing of The Pee-wee Herman Show. I watched his VCR tape repeatedly and my parents supported my interest by purchasing Pee-wee toys for me, taking me to see Big Top Pee-wee, and turning the TV to Pee-wee’s Playhouse every Saturday morning. (more…)