“YOU SHOULD SEE THE TOAST I COULDN’T EVEN GET IT THROUGH THE DOOR!”
Another day. Another national “fill in the blank” day. Today just happens to be National Pancake Day.
I love pancakes. I mean, I LOVE pancakes. I order them every time I go to a sit down breakfast restaurant. I grew up on them as my mom used to make us these GREAT breakfasts and pancakes were the centerpeice. Even during the week when she had work and she couldn’t make the weekend breakfast featuring those delicious cakes I found myself still being able to satisfy my pancake addiction with microwavable pancakes. So I know a thing or two about pancakes and I think I know a thing or two about movies. So let me tell you as not only a pancake lover but also a film lover…
THAT YOU NEED TO WATCH THE BIRTHDAY PARTY SCENE IN UNCLE BUCK.
Now look, obviously you need to just watch UNCLE BUCK period. It’s a classic in my opinion and one I grew up watching. John Candy is his typical brilliant self and it’s a very funny and warm movie with a great message. It also happens to feature the best looking, most outrageous pancakes in cinema history.
I was always fascinated with these scene. I mean, how does he make those pancakes THAT big. The patience it took, the ingredients, the flipping off the pancakes without making a huge mess. It is truly a sight to behold. This scene was always so much fun and told you something about the character of Buck. He may have his flaws, may make mistakes but he really wanted to be there for those kids and give them some incredible birthday memories. I believe if I was a kid, running down those stairs, seeing THESE pancakes, that I would definitely appreciate it. I know I still appreciate the breakfasts I grew up with and thus started my love for pancakes. It’s cool when two things you love can be combined like this. A love of pancakes + A love of film = Always remembering this scene from Uncle Buck. Now, pass the maple syrup and let’s eat!
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