Pee-Wee's Playhouse
Series Name
Season 2, Episode 2
Pee-Wee in the Bedroom.jpeg
Air date September 26, 1987
Written by John Paragon
Directed by John Paragon & Paul Rubens
Episode Guide
Open House

Episode Plot[]

Today's secret word is "over". Cowntess shows Pee-wee home movies of her vacation. Globey teaches Pee-wee how to say "Hello, my name is _____" in French and Chinese. The King of Cartoons finds a lost puppy on the porch. Everyone wonders what to name the dog. Pee-wee says he wishes he knew, when Jambi appears, and sneezes. Pee-wee tells him the wish, but Jambi denies, due to his allergy to dogs, therefore he cannot grant wishes involving dogs. Pee-wee calls Mrs. Rene and she tells him what to do. Pee-wee names the dog Aloysius. Everyone enjoys the puppy and wishes to keep it, but when Reba comes to the house, she sees that she's found her own missing pet dog, Aloysius. Everyone makes macaroni art, but Randy makes some mac and cheese to have as a snack.


As the episode opens, Pee-Wee notices that the viewer has come


  • Reba visits in this episode.
  • Mrs. Rene calls on the Picturephone for the first time.
  • A new opening sequence was introduced, and it shows Pee-Wee doing various things in his playhouse, and it shows Pterri yawning in his tree.
    • The Picturephone's more iconic ringing is introduced in this episode, though it is softer than in later episodes such as Miss Yvonne's Visit and Pajama Party.
  • Pee-wee plays with a toy dinosaur, while the dinosaur kids play with a Pee-wee doll.
  • Pee-wee names the puppy Aloysius.
  • It is revealed in this episode that Jambi is allergic to puppies, therefore he cannot grant wishes involving dogs.
  • Feature Cartoon: To Spring (1936)
  • The secret word was said and screamed at nine times.
  • The name of the fashion doll, Barbie, is mentioned in the Penny cartoon. Barbie is a registered trademark of the Mattel company.
  • Everybody made objects out of macaroni, ex. for Chairry (who made a bedspread), esp. Randy, who made macaroni and cheese for dinner, which neither Pee-wee nor the gang would have.


  • Secret word: over
  • Connect-the-dots: none
  • Snack: raisins
  • Wish: Pee-wee tries to wish that Aloysius had identification, but Jambi can't allow it due to his allergy to dogs. Therefore, he cannot grant wishes involving dogs.
  • Even though Reba tells Pee-wee she'll bring the puppy for a visit now and then, this is Aloysius' only appearance in the series.


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