Randy is the main antagonist of the children's TV series Pee-wee's Playhouse. He is a redheaded marionette puppet boy. However, like many children's show villains, Randy often switched from his antagonist role and that of a "jerk" depending on the episode.
He is voiced by Wayne White, who also voiced many of the other puppet characters on the show.
Randy was designed to teach children moral lessons, usually being the one who encouraged others to do bad things, and was a mean bully to the other inhabitants of the Playhouse. So, his main purpose was to act as a kind of reverse- example, so children watching the show would know that whatever Randy did was something that they SHOULDN'T do.
Randy is often nothing but a low- level bully and a jerk, and is not even that villainous most of the time.
Still, there have been occasions in which Randy's actions have been overly cruel or destructive. In one episode, for instance, he started a fire in the Playhouse by turning Pee-Wee's oven up way too high when they were baking bread. In another, he nearly convinced Pee- Wee to keep a lost puppy he found even after learning that the puppy had a rightful owner who was looking for him. In another, he secretly rewrote the Playhouse newspaper to include damaging lies about people (On the basis that he felt it would make the paper more interesting and make more people read it), such as an article openly accusing Pee- Wee's friend Miss Yvonne of robbing the Playhouse. In yet another, he nearly got Pee- Wee arrested after convincing him to prank call a woman who turned out to be the wife of a policeman. In yet another, he ruined the show including the secret word.
Even then, though, when Randy realizes he has done something wrong, usually when Pee- Wee or one of the other characters calls him out on it, he is often quick to apologize for it and at times he even thanks them for helping to set him straight on the matter.
Randy has red hair and freckles and blue eyes. He wears a white short-sleeved T-shirt, blue jeans, and black and white sneakers. He speaks with a rather high, shrill voice and a mocking "Heh, heh, heh"- style laugh.