This weekend the Master Pancake boys tackle one of the most beloved movies of all time: E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL. Some people have asked us how heartless we'd have to be to make fun of this amazing children's classic. To them I say: how heartless is director STEVEN SPIELBERG for making us cry, not once, but at least THREE times when we first watched this movie -- in front of our parents no less. If somebody made my child cry, I'd punch them in the face. So that's what we're doing -- on a metaphysical level -- for anybody who's ever just lost it in front of God and the world while watching E.T. We're figuratively punching this movie in the face with jokes to defend your honor!
We're very excited about the crew for this run. In addition to regulars John Erler and Joe Parsons, we've got special guest comedians Mac Blake and David Jara whose work you're familiar with from previous Master Pancake shows ("Conan the Barbarian" and "Roadhouse") as well as several Alamo-sponsored Filmmaking Frenzies. Most recently they took second place at the "Rewind Kindly" filmmaking frenzy with their amazing 5-minute version of "Die Hard". Check out the video here (and look for cameos by John and Joe):
We've taken a very homemade approach to costumes for our E.T. skit in the middle of the movie. Master Pancake costume designer Joe Parsons has crafted an amazing yet simple E.T. mask out of common household objects. Check out this video of John (and Henri) explaining on KXAN News how to make your own:
Tickets are still available for this weekend's shows, and you can grab yours right here. (John)