Save a brief appearance at the Spike TV Guy’s Choice Awards in 2007, we haven’t seen Paul Reubens step into his beloved/bewildering Pee-wee Herman character since Pee-Wee’s Playhouse closed its doors in 1990. That was, until last February, when Reubens announced that he would be returning to star in a Judd Apatow-produced movie on Netflix via a series of blog posts written in character.

“Wow, am I tired!” wrote Reubens. “Just finished the second day of filming. Hitchhiked yesterday all day. Got a ride, hitchhiked some more, then got another ride. A lot of traveling in two days!”

Then in April, we received word that Magic Mike star and recipient of the Married to Sofia Vergara Spike TV Guy’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Joe Manganiello, would be joining the cast in an undisclosed role.

With the ever-growing crowd of Magic Mike-Pee-Wee crossover fans now secured, Netflix must’ve figured that now was a better time than ever to drop a brief teaser for Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday, which you can check out above.

Featuring a series of Rube Goldbergian gags and a National Geographic joke to cap it all off, the teaser is about as perfectly dated for a Pee-wee Herman movie as, well, a Pee-wee Herman movie. In either case, I can’t wait to see what madness a certified weirdo and/or genius like Reubens has in store, which according to the official synopsis, is something like this.

A fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger inspires Pee-wee Herman to take his first-ever holiday in this epic story of friendship and destiny.

Pee-wee’s Big Holiday will be available to stream on Friday, March 18th.

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