The scene at the Palace: No kids. Just adults who were once in various stages of kidness and under Reubens' thrall. "We've all grown up," observed Big Sis.
The show opened with a tribute reel of Reubens' famous and lesser-known performances, including his overwrought stake-through-the-heart death scene in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and an early staged version of "The Pee-Wee Herman Show," wherein Reubens and the late-great Phil Hartman draw the best roundy parts of a mermaid. (Her belly button and her watch, you perv!)
When the reel broke, perhaps on cue, Ben Fong-Torres, the esteemed rock journalist and the evening's moderator, couldn't stop himself from doing a nerdy-but-passable Pee-wee Herman impersonation. Then, he brought out the man of the night.
By SFist Karen S