Pee-Wee's Playhouse
Series Name
Season 5, Episode 9
Air date November 10, 1990
Written by John Paragon
Directed by John Paragon & Paul Rubens
Episode Guide
Camping Out
Playhouse for Sale

Something to Do is a 9th episode of Pee-Wee's Playhouse season 5.

Episode Plot[]

Pee-wee sings the name song again. He plays connect-the-dots with just two dots. He makes a skateboard. Then, he reveals today's secret word, which is "do". Everyone can't decide what they want to do afterwards, so Pee-wee wishes for something to do. Jambi grants the final wish of the series, which is a to-do list. The list includes drawing a picture, blowing up a balloon, dressing up as a pirate, listening to a musical guest, taking a walk with Miss Yvonne, and even Pee-wee cleaning his room.


  • Miss Yvonne visits.
  • Last time there was connect-the-dots and a wish.
    • Last appearance and acknowledgment of Jambi.
  • Last regular appearance of Roosevelt.
  • Musical Guest was merely a video of a man singing in French.
  • The Name Song was first used in the episode Reba Eats and Pterri Runs, but was cut in later airings and the 2004 DVD re-releases. It can be guessed that Paul Reubens knew this ahead of time, and decided to do the scene again in this episode.
  • Yvonne and Herman serenade each other in this episode, which is their second-to-final act of "ship tease" in the series.


  • Secret word: do
  • Connect-the-dots: skateboard
  • Snack: none
  • Wish: The To-do List
  • This episode does not feature a cartoon, though Herman mentions it.
  • This episode features the final time Pee-wee plays Connect-the-Dots with Magic Screen.


The Your Name Is... Song

Won't you sing along? 'Cause I know your name is... You are my friend, And I can depend, 'Cause I know your name is... My name is Pee-wee, and you are... And I would never lie. You can call me Pee-wee, I'll call you... I know you are, but what am I? Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha! TAKE IT!

  • Chairry: My name is Chairry, and you are...
  • Globey: My name is Globey, and you are...
  • Billy Baloney: My name is Billy, and you are...
  • Pee-wee: My name is Pee-wee, and you are...! (cheers and applause)

Pterri(continues singing) My name is Pterri. My name is Pterri. My name is Pterri. My name is Pterri. My name is Pterri...

  • Pee-wee: Pterri? Pterri! Pterri, the song is over!
  • Pterri(stops) Oh. Well, how was I supposed to know about it?
  • (Pee-wee laughs)