Pee-Wee's Playhouse
Series Name
Season 5, Episode 4
Air date October 6, 1990
Written by John Paragon
Directed by John Paragon & Paul Rubens
Episode Guide
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Tango Time is a 4th episode of Pee-Wee's Playhouse season 5.

Episode Plot[]

Pee-wee plays with toys. The King of Cartoons performs Shakesphere and shows two cartoons. Pee-wee and Pterri play catch, and even try it the opposite way Pterri throwing and Pee-wee catching, but go back to
Pee-wee throwing. Mrs. Rene comes over to ask Pee-wee to give her a tango lesson. Pee-wee feeds Roosevelt. Cowboy Curtis comes over to look through Pee-wee's photo album. Jambi shows the already-filmed scenes from the episode shown in super fast motion. Pee-Wee is ready to leave on his scooter and Cowboy Curtis tells him to drive careful. And Pee-Wee tells him not to worry and he'll try not to go so fast.


  • The King of Cartoons, Mrs. Rene, and Cowboy Curtis visit in this episode.
    • The next-to-final appearance of Roosevelt, Mrs. Rene, and Cowboy Curtis.
  • Only time, The King of Cartoons shows two cartoons.
  • Penny is shown on this episode.
  • The episode's secret word is featured in one of Sonic the Hedgehog's catchphrases from the current era - "Gotta go fast!". It is also one of the words in his title of "the fastest thing alive".
  • The word "fast" is said and screamed six times.
  • The song was played when the episode goes faster, is "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" by The Charlie Daniels Band.


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  • Secret word: fast
  • Connect-the-dots: none
  • Snack: none
  • Wish: To do everything that happened today all over again. Jambi grants the wish, and the episode up to this clip plays in fast motion.