One of many two Cabazon Dinosaurs is donning a crimson bow tie and grey go well with as a tribute to the late Paul Reubens, who performed Pee-wee Herman.
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Situated in Cabazon, an unincorporated neighborhood in Riverside County off the ten Freeway, the 65-foot-tall Tyrannosaurus rex has been repainted to “put on” Pee-wee Herman’s iconic wardrobe. The dinosaur often called Mr. Rex stands alongside a 150-foot-long brontosaurus statue and collectively they’re a well-known roadside attraction.
The tribute to Reubens — who died Sunday, July 30, — took place due to the dinosaurs’ cameo within the 1985 movie, “Pee-wee’s Large Journey.” Within the film, Herman is chased between the 2 dinosaurs earlier than he jumps onto a working prepare.
A crimson coronary heart with “Pee-wee” written beneath the guts sits on the T. rex’s chest.
“Pee-wee lives on, simply the way in which he would have wished … with love, laughter and kindness,” a press release on the Cabazon Dinosaur web site states.
The 2 dinosaurs are usually painted for particular seasons or holidays. Beforehand, they’ve been painted as pumpkins, superheroes and, in 2021, have been “dressed up” for Valentine’s Day.
Guests have left flowers and different mementos in reminiscence of Reubens on the ft of one of many dinosaurs.
The tribute is ready to run by way of October, the Cabazon Dinosaur Instagram web page states.