Uncle Andy’s Funhouse ft. Tony Clifton

In 1980, Andy filmed this pilot for ABC. Though ABC didn’t pick up the series, this would become the basis for Paul Reuben’s show, “Pee Wee’s Playhouse”. 3 years after the pilot was filmed, Paul Reubens would ask Andy for permission to base his show off of the pilot. Andy agreed. This is the first filmed appearance of “Little Tony”, and “Knuckles” who were designed for Andy by the Legendary Norman Tempia (Of “Team America” fame).
The alternate title for this pilot is, “Buckshot”