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Casting Couch: Pee-Wee to Guest Star on "Pushing Daisies"?

With Pee-Wee Herman making another rare TV guest appearance can former comrade-in-arms Chairy be far behind? (God, let's hope not.)

Paul Reubens, who memorably guest starred on 30 Rock last season (and had a multiple episode arc on FX's Dirt) is set to guest star on ABC's new fall drama (and Televisionary favorite) Pushing Daisies in a role that could potentially become recurring.

Reubens is a lock to play "Alfredo Aldarisio, a traveling homeopathic antidepressant representative/salesman," according to TV Guide's Michael Ausiello.

Hmmm, given what Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller told me in my exclusive interview last month at Comic-Con, look for Reubens to appear in Episode Three in which (SPOILER ALERT) Fuller says, "the aunts [played by Swoosie Kurtz and Ellen Greene] will be folded back into the story. Chuck holds true to the threat she made in the pilot by baking anti-depressants into her aunt's food--in the form of Ned's pies. Olive delivers one to them and stumbles onto Chuck's secret. "

Looks like this pie-laced forensic fairy tale has become even more delicious.

Comments

The CineManiac said…
Very Interesting. I was a big Pee-Wee fan as a kid, but recently tried to watch some of the old shows again, they were awful.
But hey adding anyone who was involved with Buffy the Vampire Slayer in any way to your cast is okay in my book. (Even if it was the far inferior movie)
Plus the upcoming plot twist sounds wonderful.
Anonymous said…
Ooh - very exciting!

And I have to respectfully disagree with cinemaniac - I, too, recently rewatched some old Pee Wee's Playhouse eps. They were fun, funny and totally trippy.
He was really funny in 30 Rock and I think he'll be a good fit for the off kilter world of Pushing Daisies.
The CineManiac said…
ally,
Truthfully I only tried watching the first episode and am basing all of my recent knowledge on the first episode, which is sometimes the worst. But I will admit I did enjoy hearing
"Connect the dots la, la, la, la!"
Anonymous said…
Heehee. I can't wait for this. Pee Wee Herman totally fits in with Audrey from Little Shop of Horrors and the other spot-on casting. I love it!
Anonymous said…
Perfect guest casting. Or recurring or whatever. I think Reubens will be a great fit for PD especially after his guest role on 30 Rock last season.

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