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Actor and comedian Sam Pancake sits down with friends famous and funny to discuss the surreal, silly and nonetheless star-studded made-for-TV movies of the 1970s. It's a loving look at baffling not-quite-feature-length flicks that often aren't on DVD and have largely been lost to time.

Sam Pancake Presents the Monday Afternoon Movie TableCakes Productions

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 236 Ratings

Actor and comedian Sam Pancake sits down with friends famous and funny to discuss the surreal, silly and nonetheless star-studded made-for-TV movies of the 1970s. It's a loving look at baffling not-quite-feature-length flicks that often aren't on DVD and have largely been lost to time.

    THE LANGOLIERS with Jonathan Cerda-Rowell (Part 2)

    THE LANGOLIERS with Jonathan Cerda-Rowell (Part 2)

    Just like the Langoliers, the Monday Afternoon Movie marches on. Covering part two of the Stephen King (or Stephanie Queen if you prefer the drag version) two-part miniseries The Langoliers. The film stars some heavy hitters of television at the time: Bronson Pinchot from Perfect Strangers, Dean Stockwell from Quantum Leap, and three-time Emmy winner Pattricia Wettig from Thirtysomething. 


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    THE LANGOLIERS with Jonathan Cerda-Rowell (Part 1)

    THE LANGOLIERS with Jonathan Cerda-Rowell (Part 1)

    Let the horror continue on the new season of Monday Afternoon Movie, with your host Sam Pancake.  We are bringing out Stephen King for this episode, specifically the 1995 TV mini-series THE LANGOLIERS, starring Patricia Wettig, Dean Stockwell, Bronson Pinchot, and Tom Holland (no, not Spider-Man). Joining Sam on this mysterious departure into the light is a returning guest, comedian and writer Jonathan Cerda-Rowell!

     A group of passengers on a plane are flaberghasted when they fly through a strange light in the sky and most of the plane instantly disappears. Will they figure out what has happened to them before it's too late?

    Be on the lookout for part 2 with Sam and Jonathan next week!


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    This podcast was recorded & edited by Meika Grimm. Follow her on X or Instagram 😊
    This is a TableCakes production, a woman owned, Los Angeles based podcast company

    • 1 hr 30 min
    ALIEN LOVER with Nina West

    ALIEN LOVER with Nina West

    Welcome back to the Monday Afternoon Movie! Sam's return to horror continues with this 1975 episode of ABC's Wide World of Mystery that features the premiere of the one and only Kate Mulgrew. Here to probe into this 70's television masterpiece is none other than drag queen, activist, actor and Drag Race veteran Nina West, aka Andrew Levitt.

    A lonely teen struggles emotionally after the loss of her parents and begins a strange amorous relationship with a man named Marc that lives inside of a television. Is this a harmless prank? A psychotic break? A real alien from another planet? Find out now with Sam and Nina. 


    More Monday Afternoon Movie with Sam Pancake is on the way soon!


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    This podcast was recorded & edited by Meika Grimm. Follow her on X or Instagram 😊
    This is a TableCakes production, a woman owned, Los Angeles based podcast company

    • 1 hr 45 min
    THE PEOPLE with Alec Mapa

    THE PEOPLE with Alec Mapa

    Let the new season of horror begin! Sam Pancake is here in the new year to get back to the Monday Afternoon Movie roots, which is all that is shocking and scary and sometimes ridiculous. He's asked actor and now returning guest Alec Mapa to sit down with him to watch the 1972 film THE PEOPLE, starring William Shatner, Kim Darby, and Diane Varsi. 
    A school teacher takes a job teaching at a very rural school where she discovers that the locals adhere to very strict rules regarding their society as well as their children. Is there more to this town than isn't easily visible? Is the new school teacher in danger? Will doctor/veterinarian Willam Shatner have to save the day? Will we all have a newly discovered love of the sweet sounds of the harmonica? 
    More Monday Afternoon Movie with Sam Pancake is on the way soon!


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    • 1 hr 31 min
    THE STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL with Bruce Vilanch (Part 2)

    THE STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL with Bruce Vilanch (Part 2)

    OMG OMG OMG Bruce Vilanch!

    Okay, now that that is out of the way... Part two of the Monday Afternoon Movie holiday special has arrived, and it has brought with it not frankincense and myrrh, but definitely two wise men in Sam Pancake and THE legendary Bruce Vilanch. We just had to include him in any conversation revolving around the Star Wars holiday special as he was one of the writers of this "timeless" classic. 😉 Bruce also touches on some of the other greatest hits of his career, such as Mahogany, The Paul Lynde Halloween Special, and a plethora of 1970s and 1980s television variety shows with Donnie and Marie and the Brady Bunch. Also find out what Bruce thinks wookies sound like, and what Paul Lynde loved about Gene Simmons.

    Happy New Year (and Life Day!) from Sam Pancake and everyone at Monday Afternoon Movie & TableCakes! 

    More Monday Afternoon Movie is on the way in 2024!


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    Making the Yuletide Gay: A Paul Lynde Christmas

    Star Wars Holiday Special Documentary: A Disturbance in the Force

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    This is a TableCakes production, a woman owned, Los Angeles based podcast company.

    • 53 min
    THE STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL with Tom Ford (Part 1)

    THE STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL with Tom Ford (Part 1)

    It wouldn't quite feel like the holidays without a Monday Afternoon Movie holiday special. For that special, why not cover the infamous pinnacle of all holiday variety shows, The Star Wars Holiday Special?! The whole crew is begrudgingly and contractually back to bring a truly forgettable viewing experience to your late 1970's television sets. Mark Hamill is here as Luke Skywalker, Harrison Ford is back as Han Solo, and everyone's favorite space Mom Carrie Fisher is back as Princess Leia Organa. Unfortunately, they are not the main characters in any way. That title would belong to Lumpy & Itchy, the family of Chewbacca, who spend large portions of the movie grunting away  about Life Day without the assisitance of subtitles. Then, just for fun, toss in a bevy of celebrity guests like Bea Arthur, Harvey Korman, Art Carney, Dihann Carroll, and Jefferson Starship. If you're a Star Wars fan and you've never seen it, you really should at least once... okay, maybe not. 

    Happy holidays (and Life Day!) from Sam Pancake and everyone at Monday Afternoon Movie & TableCakes! We hope that you got to spend some time away from work and with your loved ones.

    Don't miss next week's part 2 with the ICONIC Bruce Vilanch!
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    Outro Song from "Christmas in the Stars" album
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    This podcast was recorded & edited by Meika Grimm. Follow her on X or Instagram 😊
    This is a TableCakes production, a woman owned, Los Angeles based podcast company.

    • 55 min

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