Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure

Large Marge for life.

I love everything about this ’80s comedy classic with a deep, burning, often-irrational passion, but, if there is one moment, one image which will live forever, it’s when road-weary hitchhiker Pee-Wee lands in the front seat of the wrong 18-wheeler.

Slimy snakes, wily escaped convicts, and Francis!!!! are one thing, and wannabe-girlfriends lookin’ for smoochin’ privileges something quite else, indeed.

But nothing tops the plaid shirt-rockin’ Queen of the Open Road, who starts her tale with “I saw the worst accident I ever seen…”

And then drops a haymaker like few others:


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