TV commercial for JCPenney's Pee-wee Herman kids fashion line (1989)

Back in 1989, you could purchase these fine garments at JCPenney inside their incredible Pee-wee Herman Store .

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  1. as a 6'3" person, it is useless for me to covet these garments. I could conceivably find some if I hunted ebay for a while, and I could pay an exorbitant price for them. But none of these garments were ever designed to fit a very tall grown-up.

    Yes, the two-tone pull-overs with the large Pee-Wee cartoon head woven into them on a skewed angle, it is useless for me to covet them.

  2. Not at all. Hire a seamstress. They're not terribly expensive, but they may laugh at you.

    I want to know if this ad was produced by The Residents?

  3. Yeah, it did have a kind of 80's performance art vibe to the proceedings. I'm glad they put that "wow" on the end too, handy mental cue to let me start processing in the direction of "wtf did my eyes just bear witness to"

  4. It's gotta be! I know The Residents did music for some of the episodes.

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