He was thrilled when Reubens would motion to take off the tour headset for a personal explanation.“It was like having Paul Reubens as your tour guide.
He’s a wealth of Hollywood stories,” Manganiello says.
He would wake his younger brother on Saturday mornings to catch “I finally worked my way over to him and said, ‘I’m your biggest fan,' ” Manganiello says.
“And we just started talking.”Manganiello invited Reubens to join him at a career retrospective exhibit for Tim Burton (who directed ) at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Manganiello jumped at the chance."I told him I didn't even have to see a script — I'd do it," Manganiello says.
"There’s no bucket list where you write down, 'Play in a comic duo with Pee-wee Herman.' I still cannot fathom it."Manganiello, 39, says his Pee-wee worship began while growing up in Pittsburgh.
The new friendship is a core component in the story. But Reubens says the two are genuinely kindred spirits.“You want to not like (Manganiello) in a certain way.
Chuck Barris, who hosted “The Gong Show” and created “The Dating Game” and “The Newlywed Game,” died Tuesday of natural causes in Palisades, N. In the book (subtitled “An Unauthorized Autobiography”), he claimed to have worked for the CIA as an assassin during the 1960s and ’70s, a claim which the CIA denied.On the surface it’s a parody of the (then) trendy disaster-film craze of the ’70s, but anyone who has memorized its acrobatic dialogue and merciless pacing knows Jim Abrahams and the Zucker Brothers permanently upped the ante on puns and sight gags.The Farrelly Brothers may have tweaked the recipe by dialing up the raunch and treacly romantic subplots, and South Park‘s Trey Parker and Matt Stone have similarly leaned on surreal, out-of-nowhere visual gags mixed with unapologetic race, gender and religion taboos.The show was so popular it spawned a feature film, “The Gong Show Movie,” which failed to catch on the way the TV show had.Among the other shows he created or produced were a revival of “Your Hit Parade,” “Three’s a Crowd,” which faced criticism as it seemed to promote adultery; “Camouflage,” and “Treasure Hunt.” In the 1980s after a period living in France, he formed Barris Industries and revived “The Dating Game” and “The Newlywed Game” before selling his shares in the company to Burt Sugarman.Morgan and Arte Johnson adding to the goofy atmosphere.