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TV Picks: 'Pancake Mountain,' 'Fosters,' 'New Black,' 'Rectify'
TV Picks: 'Pancake Mountain,' 'Fosters,' 'New Black,' 'Rectify'

"Pancake Mountain" (PBS Digital). This week marked the return of a show that at least in my mind is an institution, the indie-rocking, puppets-and-pop-stars, let's-put-on-a-kind-of-kid's-show, dance-party cult item known as "Pancake Mountain." Born in 2004 as a Washington, D.C. cable-access series, with alt-cred instantly conferred by an original song from and appearance by Ian McKaye (Fugazi, Dischord Records), it has been revived under the color of PBS Digital Studios, the online hipster coffeehouse wing of the Public Broadcasting System. The component nature of the original makes it a good fit for the Web: Its sketches and songs and interview segments can...

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