Pancakes are the source of a running joke in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
- John: Listen to me, the cops will never find us. We're safe.
- Sarah: Don't you think that John. Don't you ever think that. Look at me. No one is ever safe. Half an hour. One bag. Plus the guns. I'll make pancakes.
- Sarah: So you just wanna walk in there and kick their asses and go for pancakes? It doesn’t work like that. We’re outnumbered.
Sarah makes Derek sit at the table to eat his pancakes, resulting in him and Cameron staring at each other intensely.
Derek eventually jokes that she must not be hungry either and Cameron replies by eating a pancake, which surprises him. Regardless, he warns her that, though she may have gained the Connors’ trust, he will never trust her.
Cameron picked up a plate of pancakes for John, who commented that the one's she'd made at home were better. It is later revealed that this is a dream sequence.
- In terms of Jungian Analysis this dream image sequence can be interpreted to mean and show the mother's own personal fear and insecurity regarding her relationship to and with her son, John, and also to show being usurped in her mother's role by the outsider, the Terminator Cameron.
Sarah makes pancakes for John and Charley.