Pop Psych: The Enchanting Masculinity of Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday
Pop Psych: Where we ask a real psychotherapist to delve into the mindsets of our favorite shows and TV characters. 2016 has been quite the year for reminders. So far we’ve been reminded that politics are still guaranteed to break our hearts and estrange us from our uncles, that Tom Brady is still as despicable as he is handsome and talented, and that it’s still embarrassing to poop on the first date - the typical sorts of things. Far more important than any of these, though, and maybe more important than anything at all: we’ve been reminded in his glorious Netflix-funded return that Pee-wee Herman remains the greatest and most emotionally relevant character in the American canon.