Yo Gabba Gabba isn’t the only kid-vid with indie rock crossover appeal—the wonderful Pancake Mountain was started in 2004 by Scott Stuckey (yes, he’s one of those Stuckeys) as a public-access show, and is now being produced by PBS Digital. Hosted by puppet Rufus Leaking, the show has had guest appearances from music luminaries like Tegan & Sara, Flaming Lips, Arcade Fire, Ian McKaye, George Clinton, M.I.A., St. Vincent—this could go on forever.
While older episodes remain available on DVD, the show’s YouTube channel is a bit disappointingly sparse, given the show’s history of amazing guest appearances. However, just hours ago they uploaded an insane cooking segment with David Yow of the Jesus Lizard. Watch and learn, good people.