Thanks to "Pee-Wee's Playhouse,' many of us grew up with a healthy appreciation of the absurd. But that's not all. In honor of Paul Reubens' 61st birthday (yes, 61), we're taking a look back at the colorful lessons we can learn from one of our favorite fictional homes ever.
1. Don't be afraid of color or pattern. 'Good taste' can go to hell.
2. It's not about the size of your TV...but whether or not you have your own genie.
3. Why not have an inflatable pool in your yard?
4. A chair should be a conversation piece. Literally.
5. Technology is your friend. Go wireless.
6. Flowers make a room feel more like home. Especially when they sing.
7. Get creative when you need to get rid of an unwelcome guest.
Here's a look at fictional houses you can actually live in.
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