The true story behind how I got a Pee-wee Herman Chia Pet


Pee-Wee himself describes how he got his eponymous Chia Pet on his blog! You can get your very own Chia Pet Pee-Wee here 🙂

A year ago, for Christmas, my longtime friend Cassandra Peterson AKA Elvira Mistress of the Dark, gave me her Elvira Chia Pet. I was immediately extremely jealous. As my envy grew, I started looking on the box for a way to contact the company. I broadened my search to the internet and found a phone number! When I phoned, I heard a message that said my call was being routed to someone in the Chia department and then it rang a few times, then gave me the option of leaving a message. Here’s the message I left: “Hello. My name is Pee-wee Herman. My friend Elvira just gave me her Chia Pet for Christmas and I’m so jealous that I’m calling to find out who to talk with about how I could get a Pee-wee Chia Pet. It’s really me, honest. I know Elvira’s real name, Cassandra Peterson, and her manager, Mr M*****. Please let me know who could help me get a Pee-wee Chia Pet. My number is ***-***-****. I’ll be waiting by the phone. Thank you.”

As soon as I hung up I realized I should have left a different, less crazy message but it was too late. I waited a couple of days, all the while thinking a friend would inevitably be sending me a link to my message being posted on the internet. Instead, 3 days after leaving the message, SOMEONE FROM THE CHIA PET COMPANY CALLED ME! A very nice woman told me, “Pee-wee, you can absolutely have a Chia Pet! In fact, we’d like to work with you on producing a whole line of Pee-wee products if you’d be interested.”

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