Paul Reubens, the actor best known for portraying Pee-wee Herman, died Sunday night after a private bout of cancer. He was 70.
“Please accept my apology for not going public with what I’ve been facing the last six years,” wrote Reubens in a statement posted to Instagram after his death. “I have always felt a huge amount of love and respect from my friends, fans and supporters. I have loved you all so much and enjoyed making art for you.”
We loved his breakfast machine and want to raise a toast to the Dankest breakfast EVER made with our ode to to the Rube Goldberg breakfast extravaganza:
In Pee-wee's world, a marvel to be seen,
An extraordinary contraption, so keen.
The Breakfast Machine, a whimsical delight, With Rube Goldberg flair, it's quite a sight. Gears whir and cogs spin, a dance of delight, Each cog in its place, everything just right.
With a flip and a twist, the magic commences, As breakfast ingredients spring into sequences.
An egg rolls and tumbles, a merry ballet,
Cracked perfectly into a pan, they say.
Next comes the bacon, sizzling with glee,
As it dances and weaves, so playfully.
The toaster pops up, bread toasted to gold, A perfect foundation for breakfast bold.
Jams and butter slide down a chute with grace, Landing softly upon the toast's embrace. A parade of fruits, vibrant and sweet, Cascades down, a colorful feat.
Oranges and berries, a burst of hue,
Nature's freshest gifts, all in full view.
Finally, a steaming cup of joe,
Pours itself, the magic does bestow.
The aroma wafts, awakening the senses,
As the Breakfast Machine completes its pretenses.
Pee-wee's delight shines in his eyes,
As he marvels at this breakfast surprise.
A masterpiece of whimsy and charm,
In this quirky world, a breakfast alarm.
So, let's raise a toast to Pee-wee's machine, A fantastical creation, evergreen.
In dreams and laughter, it shall reside,
A symbol of joy, forever tied.