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
pancakes is also the name of the pesky polar bear on sams boxers see theres a polar bear on my boxers
"we're not making pancakes here" quite literally means we were not making pancakes, or that we are
Ryan: "it's 3am lets go sleep in my car" *as we drag our duvets etc out to the car*
Sam: "look, we're not making pancakes here"