After the success of
The Pee Wee Herman TV show, Paul Reubens (Pee Wee)
decided to make a movie, and with Tim Burton's help, Pee Wee's Big Adventure was released in 1985.
It was such a big hit, that a sequel, Big Top Pee Wee, was released in 1988.
In the original movie,
Pee Wee's beloved bicycle is stolen while he is visiting
his girlfriend, Dottie. After seeking the advice
of a psychic, Pee Wee sets off on a road trip to the
Alamo (San Antonio, TX), where the psychic claims the
bike is hidden. Along the way, Pee Wee meets a
number interesting characters and gets himself in a
number of interesting situations. For example,
while trying to use the telephone at a biker bar, Pee
Wee accidentally knocks over the Satan's Helpers
motorcycles, and as a last request, he asked to dance to
the song "Tequila", whereby he wins their hearts and
they let him go.
Pee Wee's adventure
eventually lands him on the set of Warner Bros. studio,
where he goes about the business of stealing his bike
back from an actor, and then wreaking havoc on various
sets during his escape. Just as he was about to
escape with his bike, he is stopped by a burning pet
shop, where he had to stop and rescue the animals.
In the end, Warner Brothers buys the rights to his
story, and a movie of his life is made, while Pee Wee
lives happily ever after with Dottie.