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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.

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    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 149 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 DEMON MURDER CASE with Lucy Davis

    THE DEMON MURDER CASE with Lucy Davis

    Long before the Conjuring franchise took on the murder trial of Arne Johnson, NBC aired a TV movie inspired by those real-life events: 1983’s THE DEMON MURDER CASE. And while some might expect a made-for-TV production to pale in comparison, this one boasts Kevin Bacon, Andy Griffith and Cloris Leachman and gives the big-screen counterpart a run for its money. The delightful Lucy Davis joins Sam to talk demonology.

    Sam on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jsampancake
    Lucy on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RealLucyDavis

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    • 1 hr 39 min
    DO NOT FOLD, SPINDLE OR MUTILATE with Justin Elizabeth Sayre

    DO NOT FOLD, SPINDLE OR MUTILATE with Justin Elizabeth Sayre

    Premiering on ABC in 1971, this film features the best line-up of four actresses this side of The Golden Girls: Helen Hayes, Myrna Loy, Mildred Natwick and Sylvia Sidney. Joining Sam to discuss DO NOT FOLD — which may or may not be considered a horror movie, depending on what kind of girl you are — is playwright and performer Justin Elizabeth Sayre. Also indicative of what kind of girl you are? Whether you know what the title refers to.

    Sam on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jsampancake
    Justin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JustinLizSayre

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    On Facebook: https://facebook.com/mondayafternoonmovie
    On Twitter: https://twitter.com/afternoonmovie
    On Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/64KyzfFUZ0Juc6TWM0yKJ2
    On Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Isgp4k52mxjbjegz2z4ecxxncom

    • 1 hr 31 min
    THE GIRL MOST LIKELY TO with Wendi McLendon-Covey

    THE GIRL MOST LIKELY TO with Wendi McLendon-Covey

    In case you’ve ever wondered how Carrie would play out as envisioned by Joan Rivers, 1973’s THE GIRL MOST LIKELY TO more or less does that. Wendi McClendon-Covey joins Sam to discuss a pre-Grease Stockard Channing’s turn as Miriam Knight, who’s not the prettiest girl on campus… yet.

    Sam on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jsampancake
    Wendi on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wendimclendonco

    Out official website: https://mondayafternoonmovie.com
    On Facebook: https://facebook.com/mondayafternoonmovie
    On Twitter: https://twitter.com/afternoonmovie
    On Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/64KyzfFUZ0Juc6TWM0yKJ2
    On Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Isgp4k52mxjbjegz2z4ecxxncom

    • 1 hr 36 min
    The Cloris Leachman Special

    The Cloris Leachman Special

    Sam pays tribute to the patron saint of made-for-TV movies, Cloris Leachman, who died on January 27 and left behind not only great roles on the theatrical films and beloved sitcoms but also more TV movies than you might expect. Rest in peace, rest in power!

    Help support Monday Afternoon Movie by pledging money on our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mondayafternoonmovie

    Sam on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jsampancake

    Out official website: https://mondayafternoonmovie.com
    On Facebook: https://facebook.com/mondayafternoonmovie
    On Twitter: https://twitter.com/afternoonmovie
    On Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/64KyzfFUZ0Juc6TWM0yKJ2
    On Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Isgp4k52mxjbjegz2z4ecxxncom

    • 59 min
    THE STEPFORD HUSBANDS with Greta Titleman

    THE STEPFORD HUSBANDS with Greta Titleman

    Sam Pancake's gripping exploration of the non-theatrical Stepford Wives movies concludes with a very Lifetime original movie-style take starring Donna Mills and Michael Ontkean. And the very funny Greta Titleman is on hand to discuss whether the gender-flipped plot justifies this 1996 film's existence.

    Also listen to the other two installments in Sam’s Stepford miniseries
    REVENGE OF THE STEPFORD WIVES with Naomi Ekperigin: https://www.mondayafternoonmovie.com/episodes/revenge-stepford-wives-podcast-naomi-ekperigin
    THE STEPFORD CHILDREN with Tim Murdock
    https://www.mondayafternoonmovie.com/episodes/stepford-children-tim-murdock

    Help support Monday Afternoon Movie by pledging money on our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mondayafternoonmovie

    Sam on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jsampancake
    Greta on Twitter: https://twitter.com/gertie_bird?lang=en

    Out official website: https://mondayafternoonmovie.com
    On Facebook: https://facebook.com/mondayafternoonmovie
    On Twitter: https://twitter.com/afternoonmovie
    On Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/64KyzfFUZ0Juc6TWM0yKJ2
    On Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Isgp4k52mxjbjegz2z4ecxxncom

    • 1 hr 49 min
    THE STEPFORD CHILDREN with Tim Murdock

    THE STEPFORD CHILDREN with Tim Murdock

    Sam’s survey of the Stepford sequels continues with 1987’s THE STEPFORD CHILDREN, which stars Barbara Eden as the latest unknowing wife to fall into the clutches of Stepford, Connecticut. And he’s joined in this outing by Tim Murdock, cheerful horror gay and co-host of the Happy Horror Time, a podcast that puts the gay gaze on all things horror,

    Subscribe to Happy Horror Time: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/happy-horror-time/id1291603687

    Also listen to the first installment of Sam’s Stepford miniseries, REVENGE OF THE STEPFORD WIVES with Naomi Ekperigin: https://www.mondayafternoonmovie.com/episodes/revenge-stepford-wives-podcast-naomi-ekperigin

    Help support Monday Afternoon Movie by pledging money on our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mondayafternoonmovie

    Sam on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jsampancake
    Tim on Twitter: https://twitter.com/timmurdock

    Out official website: https://mondayafternoonmovie.com
    On Facebook: https://facebook.com/mondayafternoonmovie
    On Twitter: https://twitter.com/afternoonmovie
    On Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/64KyzfFUZ0Juc6TWM0yKJ2
    On Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Isgp4k52mxjbjegz2z4ecxxncom

    • 2 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
149 Ratings

149 Ratings

the_melody_pond ,

Sam is a national treasure!

Thank you for validating my childhood and finally telling me how all these movies ended, since my bedtime interfered and my mom couldn’t be bothered to remember!

Norn Cutson ,

HILARIOUS & VALIDATING!

HILARIOUS & VALIDATING!
Sam is wonderful and his guests are always fabulous, clever & creative people who you’ll want to follow!

SCL MD ,

Fabulous

As a child of the 70s/80s this tribute/roast hybrid of TV movies of the week is everything. The laughter, the theater of the absurd, the appreciation of the cheese in which we were raised! Thank you Sam!

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