when someone makes a bad mistake it is refered to them as playing a bad game of payday, this term comes from the board game 'payday'the term 'good game of payday' can also be used for something good, but people rarely play a good game of payday.
Ryan: "dude, I got with that slag again last night"
Frazer: "lets face it, you played a bad game of payday there"
Sam: "we actually booked our 5 star holiday to tunisia"
Frazer: "yes we have just played the much sought after good game of payday"
Frazer: "what a boring evening"
Sam: "yes we played a bad game of payday"
we're not making pancakes here refers to when an audacious operation has gone awry, comes from the time frazer ryan and sam actually made pancakes in frazers kitchen. nay sayers would say 'we're not pancakes here' but we infact did