Sunday, April 13, 2008

Kids Stuff

Watch out Sesame Street, there's a new show for privileged sons & daughters of yupsters: Pancake Mountain.

(Via Wikipedia) 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 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 VA 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.

Pancake Mountain recently completed their 5th DVD and can seen on cable access channels in New York City, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Texas, Colorado and Washington State.

Maybe I'm old-fashioned, but I'm pretty ambiv about hipsters appropriating children's programming . Anyways, here some choice clips from The Mountain --

Go! Team gets things cookin:

MIA steps on roaches:

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