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Gotham: Paul Reubens to Play Penguin's Father — Plus: Watch Michael Chiklis' Debut as New Captain

As Gotham‘s Robin Lord Taylor put it, “Pee-wee Herman is playing my dad.”

The Penguin’s portrayer excitedly announced that casting coup on Sunday at the Fox drama’s New York Comic-Con panel, that Paul Reubens will play Papa Kapelput during Season 2.

Funny enough, this is Reubens’ second turn as a Penguin’s pop, having first played the role in 1992’s Batman Returns. Meanwhile, his voice acting credits include Bat-mite on the Batman: Brave and the Bold animated series. (He also had a small arc on NBC’s The Blacklist during Season 2.)

Gotham also released a new sizzle reel, a full half of which is a recap of the first three episodes. The back end, however, has Michael Chiklis’ first scene as the new GCPD boss, Captain Barnes: