PAUL “PEEWEE HERMAN” REUBENS is arrested in a Sarasota, Florida theater for exposing himself. After the arrest Reubens drifted from public view. He used the arrest as a chance to escape Pee-wee and play other roles as Paul Reubens. But in late summer 2006 Paul announced that Pee-wee’s Playhouse: The Movie has been green-lighted. The film went into production around February 2007. In October 2006, Reubens made a rare public appearance at an east coast fan convention, “Chiller Theater,” with “Pee-Wee’s Playhouse” co-star, Lynne Marie Stewart. There he donned a gray suit with a bold red necktie, and signed autographed pictures and other memorabilia and posed for photographs with fans. For the first time in fifteen years, Reubens appeared in full character as Pee-wee at the Spike TV Guys Choice Awards in June 2007 to present the Funniest MF Award.