Throughout the ’90s, David Yow, frontman of the Jesus Lizard, was more famous for twisting his balls up into weird shapes onstage than for anything adorable and/or educational. He was not someone you would want to leave around your kids. And, well, I’m still not convinced that he is. But Yow did recently make an appearance on Pancake Mountain, a Washington, D.C.-based kids’ TV show, as a frantic celebrity chef. Pancake Mountain, famous for including indie bands into its spectacle, started out as a public-access show, and now it’s a YouTube-only thing produced through PBS’s digital studio. And now it’s got Yow, looking extremely haggard and doing some kind of impossible-to-place bugged-out Bobcat Goldthwaite-esque accent, teaching a puppet how to make ants on a log. Witness the absurdity below.
Given that they called this thing “Cooking With Yow,” it at least seems possible that he’s going to get a regular segment, like Mark Mothersbaugh and Biz Markie on Yo Gabba Gabba. Nothing makes sense anymore.