Pancake Mountain

Pancake Mountain is a children's television show based in Washington, D.C. Created by filmmaker Scott Stuckey (of the famous Stuckey's family), it is notable for featuring many indie rock bands, such as Tegan and Sara, Bright Eyes, Deerhoof, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Shonen Knife, Weird War, The Fiery Furnaces, Thievery Corporation, Arcade Fire, Built to Spill, The White Stripes, Jenny Lewis and Metric. The show is hosted by a goat puppet named Rufus Leaking, the superhero Captain Perfect and his slightly more sensible foil Garnett who serve as interviewers and dance-party impresarios. Interviews have included George Clinton, Juliette Lewis, and Chuck Leavell among others.

The majority of the show is filmed in Washington DC and Arlington, Virginia, but the crew has been known to be fond of road trips and appear at such music festivals as SXSW, Bonaroo, Lollapalooza and the Virgin Fest.

As of 2009 Pancake Mountain has completed twelve episodes and can be seen on public-access television in New York City, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Texas, Colorado and Washington State.

A quest for financial backing to bring the show to a wider audience (as well as pay their beloved and hardworking staff who have previously all donated their time and efforts because of their love for the show) had the core of the crew relocate to Los Angeles in 2010. A pilot episode is in the works. George Clooney may or may not be involved, but rumors of Shirley Manson and Billy Bob Thorton making guest appearances have been making the Hollywood gossip columns.

Some of the performers that have appeared on Pancake Mountain:

    Lily Allen
    Arcade Fire
    Lou Barlow
    Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
    Lewis Black
    Bright Eyes
    The Buzzcocks
    The Candy Band
    Vic Chesnutt
    George Clinton
    Cypress Hill
    The Datsuns
    Rick Derringer
    Liz Durrett
    Eddie Vedder
    Elf Power
    The Evens
    Eyeball Skeleton
    Fat Mike from NOFX
    Fiery Furnaces
    Tim Fite
    The Flaming Lips
    Franz Ferdinand
    The Go! Team
    Billy Idol
    Ted Leo
    Juliette Lewis
    Jason Mraz
    Kaiser Chiefs
    Kate Pierson of The B-52's
    Katy Perry
    Kings Of Leon
    Lez Zeppelin
    Ian MacKaye / The Evens
    The Melvins
    My Morning Jacket
    Nellie McKay
    Northern State
    Presidents of the United States
    Robert Randolph
    Rock Kills Kid
    Henry Rollins
    Scissor Sisters
    Shonen Knife
    Steel Pulse
    The Subways
    Tegan and Sara
    Thievery Corporation
    Tilly and The Wall
    Uncalled 4
    The Undertones
    The Watson Twins
    Craig Wedren
    Weird War
    The White Stripes
    Widespread Panic
    Wreckless Eric
    Curt Kirkwood