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DAWN: PORTRAIT OF A TEENAGE RUNAWAY with Becky Thyre — Part One!

2022-08-02T21:23:23+00:00August 2nd, 2022|

It’s Eve Plumb as you’ve never seen her before! Unless you’ve seen this movie, in which case you know that she has dimensions far beyond Jan Brady. Broadcast on NBC on September 27, 1976, DAWN: PORTRAIT OF A TEENAGE RUNAWAY tells the story of a 15-year-old who leaves home to [...]

MAYBE I’LL COME HOME IN THE SPRING with Arthur Brennan

2022-07-26T18:07:21+00:00July 26th, 2022|

Does Sally Field have enough pluck, gumption and moxie to make a go of it as a teenage runaway? Find out during our discussion of 1971’s MAYBE I’LL COME HOME IN THE SPRING, which showcases the transition between the 60s and the 70s, all with a Linda Rondstadt [...]

Sarah T., Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic with Sarah Thyre — Part Two!

2022-07-19T18:30:16+00:00July 19th, 2022|

Welcome to a new season of Sam Pancake Presents the Monday Afternoon Movie! We’re approaching the made-for-TV wonders of the 1970s a bit differently this season, and instead of gawking at the horrors of the supernatural and macabre, we are focusing on a different kind of scary movie: [...]

Sarah T., Portrait of a Teenage Alcoholic with Sarah Thyre — Part One!

2022-07-15T01:12:50+00:00July 11th, 2022|

Welcome to a new season of Sam Pancake Presents the Monday Afternoon Movie! We’re approaching the made-for-TV wonders of the 1970s a bit differently this season, and instead of gawking at the horrors of the supernatural and macabre, we are focusing on a different kind of scary movie: cautionary tales about [...]

Paul Lynde: ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas with Melissa Peterman

2021-12-31T03:13:29+00:00December 24th, 2021|

Earlier this year, Monday Afternoon Movie gifted you faithful listeners with the Paul Lynde Halloween Special, which has surely enriched your lives forever. Now, we are celebrating Christmas with yet another Paul Lynde special — one even less remembered and perhaps even less good: ’TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, which aired [...]

The UFO Incident with Scott Philbrook

2021-12-21T02:54:27+00:00December 21st, 2021|

Sam started this podcast to celebrate how bonkers made-for-TV movies could be back in the day, but this episode, about 1975’s THE UFO INCIDENT, requires a different approach. In short, this movie is good. Starring two Academy Award-winners — James Earl Jones and Grandma Bev herself, Estelle Parsons — THE UFO [...]

THE PAUL LYNDE HALLOWEEN SPECIAL with Drew Mackie and Glen Lakin

2021-10-29T06:18:04+00:00October 26th, 2021|

What better place to spend Halloween than in a haunted house with Paul Lynde? Well, lots of places, really, but this Halloween, Sam is spending the holiday not only with Mr. Lynde but also with Drew Mackie and Glen Lakin, host of the sister podcast Gayest Episode Ever, which looks at [...]

THE STRANGER WITHIN with Laraine Newman

2021-10-12T19:33:18+00:00October 11th, 2021|

Sam Pancake Presents the Monday Afternoon Movie · THE STRANGER WITHIN with Laraine Newman Barbara Eden stars in this 1974 ABC Movie of the Week, which puts a sci-fi twist on the “Help! There’s something in my womb!”-subgenre of horror flick made in the style of Rosemary’s Baby. To clump discuss [...]

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