Pee-Wee's Playhouse
Series Name
Season 5, Episode 6
Pee-Wee in the kitchen.jpeg
Air date October 20, 1990
Written by John Paragon
Directed by John Paragon & Paul Rubens
Episode Guide
Playhouse Day
Fun, Fun, Fun

Accidental Playhouse is a 6th episode of Pee-Wee's Playhouse season 5.

Episode Plot[]

Mrs. Rene gives Pee-wee a letter from his pen pal Oki Doki from Japan. In the letter, which Conky translates for Pee-wee (since he can't read Japanese yet), Oki tells Pee-wee he is coming to visit him. Oki shows Pee-wee sushi, origami, and Gamera (A Japanese tokusatsu TV show). Everyone also plays charades when Oki leaves.


  • Mrs. Rene, and Miss Yvonne visit in this episode. Cowboy Curtis calls on the Picturephone.
  • Joey Miyashima played Oki Doki, Herman's pen pal from Tokyo.
    • This character may or may not be the same Oki from Reba Eats and Pterri Runs, however.
    • Herman has another Japanese pen pal (as seen in the first season's Rainy Day episode)—Aiko.
    • Conky says hello to Oki in this episode; earlier, Globey mentions that Mr. Mitsumi works in the automotive industry, at the time one of the most growing industries in Japan. It's still one of the most profitable industries in that country, along with robotics, IoT (internet of things) and electronics.
  • The Flowers, apparently knowing Japanese courtesy, bow in this episode.
  • The secret word in this episode is PLACE, which is said and screamed at six times, counting one time in Japanese.
  • Several commercials for a Japanese stockbroker firm, Wako Securities (who would later merge with New Japan Securities in 2000 to form Shinko Securities; now part of the Mizuho Financial Group) featuring Pee-Wee was produced the same year that this episode was filmed. [1]
  • Jambi does not appear in this episode.
  • Mrs. Rene does the secret word routine in this episode.
  • Gamera is a Japanese tokusatsu TV show from the 1970s, conveniently dubbed into English.
  • When Oki says the secret word in Japanese (tokoro), a kanji symbol for the secret word "処" flashes when everybody screams.


  • Secret word: place
  • Connect-the-dots: none
  • Snack: water
  • Wish: none


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