IN THE COMMENTS: Deborah said:
Unless Pee-wee himself is a phallic symbol. Of sorts:Yeah. Good point. The name too. Pee Wee. Wee wee. Pee pee.
"Now, as then, Pee-wee is a round-shouldered, knock-kneed picture of arrested development. His voice is high and strangulated, his laugh shrill and affectless, a sound that comes from the throat, not the belly. He occasionally lets out a scream of fear or a wail of loathing; when he throws himself on the floor in a tantrum, he adopts a kind of fetal position."