If you’ve been keeping up with my son and me, you know we are big Pee-wee Herman fans. A little over a year ago, when my son first started an interest in watching Pee-wee’s movies and show, I did a couple blog posts on it:
Then last month, when Pee-wee’s new movie, Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, was released exclusively on Netflix, I was already in the middle of planning to do a blog post and videos on it when I had a representative for Netflix reach out to me because of those 2 blog posts I did from a year ago.
They asked me if it would be okay if they sent me an “interactive watch kit” for when my son Jack and I watched the movie for 2nd time. I didn’t know what an “interactive watch kit” even was, but I quickly agreed.
Last Saturday night, Jack and I sat down to watch Pee-wee’s Big Holiday; this time with our camera rolling as we participated in the full interactive watch kit experience.
Here’s the fun video I made showing how it all happened. I’m happy with how this turned out, as the whole thing was completely unrehearsed:
The kit consisted of a giant shoe box which contained 8 smaller numbered boxes. We also received a road map, which cued us on when to open each box during certain scenes of the movie.
My personal favorite box we opened was the first one, which had Pee-wee tuxedo t-shirts in it for each of us. They even guessed right on my t-shirt size, which is large.
Jack’s favorite box was the one that included the root beer barrel candies like Pee-wee and John Manganiello ate in the movie.
We had such a great time together! We like “interactive watch kits” after all.
By the way, don’t forget to also check out my recent Parental Summary Guide of Pee-wee’s Big Holiday.