Time to play “Who’s face is in the pancake?” (Zappa)

As usual, believing is seeing. People are primed to look for faces and they found one, albeit dubious, in… a pancake. Jesus sure is pedestrian in his ways.

Jesus-Like Image Appears in California Cafe Pancake – ABC News.

A cafe in Norco, Calif., says that the Mickey Mouse pancake it was trying to make on Good Friday ended up looking like Jesus Christ, something they’re taking as a sign from above.

“The night before, she [his wife Karen] decides to pray about something and the next day on Good Friday we get this pancake,” said Gary Henderickson, the co-owner of Cowgirl Café with his wife Karen, said. “To us it looks like a picture of Jesus looking down, like he’s looking down over us.”

Jesus is ALWAYS named as the face but one, we don’t know what Jesus really looked like so it can’t be his face for sure, two, lots of people look like this. Once again, I’ll go with Frank Zappa. Who do you see?

jesus pancake

Tip: Skeptical Inquirer

  34 comments for “Time to play “Who’s face is in the pancake?” (Zappa)

  1. Matthijs
    April 23, 2014 at 9:29 AM

    I see Rasputin!

  2. Chemical
    April 23, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    I was doubtful that Frank Zappa would choose to reveal himself via pancake, so I pulled up some images of him and viewed them side by side with the pancake. Now I can’t un-see Frank Zappa’s face in the pancake.

    Which makes me wonder how the whole prayer thing works anyways. Pray to Jesus, but get a reply from Zappa? Maybe Zappa covers for Jesus on Good Friday.

  3. Gord Dempsey
    April 23, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    Looks like a thoughtful Edgar Allan Poe to me….

  4. Ms Vee
    April 23, 2014 at 9:47 AM

    Gallagher .. taking a nap after a long night of smashing watermelons.

  5. David W
    April 23, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    I agree with Gord Dempsey. looks like Poe to me.

  6. John Nowak
    April 23, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    This one looks like Dostoyevsky to me.

  7. Glen Popple
    April 23, 2014 at 10:20 AM

    I’m pretty sure that was Stalin.

  8. H.K. Fauskanger
    April 23, 2014 at 10:29 AM

    “Jesus is ALWAYS named as the face …”

    Well, not really. His mommy makes the occasional appearance in foodstuffs as well, but only if the “observer” is Catholic.

    I believe the technical term is selection bias.

  9. April 23, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    St. Alphonso’s pancake breakfast.

  10. Sam
    April 23, 2014 at 11:01 AM

    Wild Bill Hickok

  11. Eve
    April 23, 2014 at 11:02 AM

    Charles Manson.

  12. Bridget
    April 23, 2014 at 11:27 AM

    I’m with Eve, I see Charles Manson as well.

  13. April 23, 2014 at 11:28 AM


  14. Dan
    April 23, 2014 at 11:35 AM

    I thought Poe, then immediately thought Manson would work nicely.

  15. April 23, 2014 at 11:41 AM

    Manson often appears as well, but this one really doesn’t yell “CRAZY EYES” to me.

  16. Mr B
    April 23, 2014 at 11:55 AM

    Yes, Charles Manson (in a pensive mood).

  17. Chris
    April 23, 2014 at 12:50 PM

    Sleepy Manson?

  18. Tribeca Mike
    April 23, 2014 at 2:37 PM

    Richard Manuel of The Band?

  19. L. Barth
    April 23, 2014 at 3:25 PM

    Is Manson looking down so you can’t see the crazy.

  20. April 23, 2014 at 3:43 PM

    Charles Manson

  21. Mark Richards
    April 23, 2014 at 3:53 PM
  22. Brian Rossman
    April 23, 2014 at 4:46 PM

    I see either former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad or John Wilkes Booth. There must have been some nasty crap in that pancake batter.

  23. Carol
    April 23, 2014 at 5:07 PM

    I see the Zig-Zag man. And I swear, I haven’t been using his papers!

  24. Alan
    April 23, 2014 at 8:54 PM

    Zappa is god.

  25. John MacDougall
    April 23, 2014 at 9:03 PM

    Definitely Frank Zappa – the nose dipping into the Imperial Facial Rug is the dead giveaway.

  26. Gary
    April 23, 2014 at 10:20 PM

    Me too.

  27. RDW
    April 23, 2014 at 11:45 PM

    eric clapton. there was a rumour going round that he was god. now i have all the proof i need.

  28. Nos482
    April 24, 2014 at 1:12 AM

    That or Alan Moore.
    But yeah, Rasputin was my first thought too.

  29. eisbein
    April 24, 2014 at 2:25 AM

    Karl Marx

  30. Chris Howard
    April 24, 2014 at 9:12 AM

    Yep. Old helter skelter, hisself!

    Wonder what a psychologist would make of all of us doing the paradoliac projective pancake test?

    Try saying that ten times, fast.

  31. Chris Howard
    April 24, 2014 at 9:14 AM

    I think that’s the title of a children’s book?

  32. David H
    April 24, 2014 at 12:06 PM

    I think it is Arctic Explorer Robert Peary trying to tell everyone to chill.


  33. J
    April 24, 2014 at 5:31 PM

    St. Alphonso’s Pancake Breakfast! How could God get off the bus? (Where I stole the margarine).

  34. Ray
    April 29, 2014 at 2:45 AM

    It’s clearly either Sacco or Vanzetti.

    The Cowgirl Cafe had a special on the ‘Anarchist Breakfast’ on the day of the photo.

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