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Talking with Scott Stuckey, the man behind 'Pancake Mountain'
Talking with Scott Stuckey, the man behind 'Pancake Mountain'

Is "Pancake Mountain" finally ready for its close-up? After a decade as an intermittent, now-you-see-it, now-you-don't cult item, the alt-rock guerrilla kids' dance party, forged in the crucible of Washington, D.C., cable-access television and spread like a not particularly aggressive but remarkably hardy virus through the Internet, has alighted at the semi-respectable PBS Digital, where new episodes are posting every Monday. This week's, the third, features noise-rock musician David Yow (the Jesus Lizard, Scratch Acid) cooking with goat-puppet host Rufus Leaking (J.R. Soldano), whom he incorrectly identifies as a rabbit; a dance party with L.A.'s Caught a...