Pee-Wee's Playhouse
Series Name
Season 4, Episode 10
Pee-Wee by Ant Farm.jpeg
Air date November 18, 1989
Written by John Paragon
Directed by John Paragon & Paul Rubens
Episode Guide
Let's Play Office
Conky's Breakdown

I Remember Curtis is the 10th and the last episode of Pee-Wee's Playhouse season 4.

Episode Plot[]

Cowboy Curtis leaves his lasso at the playhouse and Pee-wee calls him on the Picture Phone to tell him. While waiting for Cowboy Curtis to come over, they all share memories of times they had with Cowboy Curtis. When Cowboy Curtis arrives, he plays hide-and-seek with Herman and they all continue to share memories.


  • Cowboy Curtis visits in this episode.
  • Penny is shown in this episode.
  • Lynne Marie Stewart (Miss Yvonne) is credited, but only appears in a flashback from The Cowboy and the Cowntess
  • The secret word is said and screamed at 7 times.
  • In a flashback Cowntess says "Just remember the most important thing is be yourself" and no one screams, due to it being a flashback from a previous episode.
  • Curtis' boots flashing when Herman attempts to grab them is a reference to the 1939 Judy Garland film,, The Wizard of Oz'.
    • Jambi's magic, like Glinda's with the ruby slippers, is protecting Curtis' boots.
    • The ant farm flashbacks were taken from the episodes: "Rainy Day", "Store", and "Pajama Party" (with different music).
    • Cowboy Curtis's flashbacks include: Curtis's lasso tricks and the "More" Song - from "Store" (with additional music). The hide-and-seek game, Curtis getting new boots, and dating lessons with Cowntess - from "The Cowboy and the Cowntess" (with additional lines).
    • The clip from "Store" showing Curtis singing the "More" song was in black and white for some reason when shown initially on CBS. Also, the last part of the word "more" being screamed did not flash the word onscreen. The 1996 video and Fox Family airings of this episode showed the scene in color and the word "more" flashed, but the 2004 DVD and Adult Swim airings showed the scene as originally seen on CBS.


  • Secret word: remember
  • Connect-the-dots: none
  • Snack: none
  • Wish: Cowboy Curtis wishes he knew where Pee-wee was hiding, which was in Jambi's box.

Home Videos[]


  • Pee-wee: Boy, being a cowboy sure seems cool. What's it like?
  • Cowboy Curtis: Well, it's's like,'s kinda like...actually, it's more like...more like, uh...
  • Pee-wee: OK! OK! All right! I'm sorry I asked!
  • Cowboy Curtis: I'm sorry, Pee-wee, but it's kinda hard to say, you know? I mean, you never really know what it's like to be another man until you walk a mile in his shoes.
  • Pee-wee: Well, Take 'em off. Give me those shoes. (Pee-wee tries taking Cowboy Curtis's boots off.)