Pee-wee Herman, the comic creation of actor/writer Paul Reubens

It was one of the character's go-to bits

 it came to Pee-wee himself with his tight gray suit

rouged cheekbones and ruby-red lips

it was the one he posed merely by existing

Reubens died Sunday of cancer at the age of 70

he tried to convince the public that Pee-wee was a real person

Folks didn't know what to make of Reubens' petulant man-child at first

The character was very obviously and intentionally 

Pee-wee Herman Show at The Groundlings Theatre soon 

It was never Peter Pan, what he was doing