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I Was a Pan Am Zombie

pan am 5 ea2By Michael Fitzgerald Troy


Any good fanboy knows that hardcore fans of Marvel Comics proudly refer to themselves as Marvel Zombies. In the spirit of the holiday – yes, I’m referring to Halloween (it’s almost holy here in West Hollywood) – I proudly proclaim, “I am a Pan Am Zombie!” (Speaking of zombies, I hardly think it’s fair that Pan Am is up against AMC’s The Walking Dead. I mean, that is some stiff competition.  ABC should seriously think of trying a new time slot to give Pan Am a fair shake.)

With wavering ratings and mixed opinion on style over substance, I almost did a cartwheel when Christina Ricci announced on The View that Pan Am had debuted in Sweden to the highest ratings ever. I knew I could count on my Swedish brethren! “Man berömmer för att bli berömd igen.”

This week Maggie and that other chick fight over the hot Croatian guy (Goran Visnijic) from ER who was also in Madonna’s “Power of Goodbye” video. The chick kicks the guy’s ass in pool and flirts with him openly in front of Maggie. You can’t keep a good stewardess down. Maggie exacts her revenge on the junior stewardess by switching her from first class to economy, relenting the man candy in exchange for egg duty. Looks like the slutty stewardess gets the ovum and the huevos. Ole.

With campy one liners like, “That is one heck of a dashboard you got there,” I, for one, will keep racking up more frequent flyer miles with ABC’s Pan Am, Sundays at 10 p.m.








For more Pan Am reviews by Michael Fitzgerald Troy, visit!  (Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3, Episode 4, and Episode 5 are already available.)




Michael Troy is a deeply superficial person. Born in the midwest in the ’70s, Michael came to Los Angeles to pursue his bi-polar career path as an actor and artist. 2005 saw the release of Michael’s first published book, Homo-Hero’s Big Book of Fun and Adventure ( Michael has contributed to the Lady Gaga comic book from Bluewater Productions and has his hand in various other upcoming projects. Michael has performed stand-up comedy at all of the major comedy clubs in Los Angeles and is making his triumphant return to the main stage of The Comedy Store in September. Michael offers an off-beat sense of humor as the star of such youtube cult classics As The Gays on Film (, A Minute With Margot, a loving tribute to Superman legend Margot Kidder (, and currently hosts a vlog style series Lethally Blonde over at Sitting alongside industry heavyweight Phil Jimenez at the “Divas and Lassoes” panel for the 2010 San Diego comic-con, Michael maintains and cherishes his “underground” status. A staunch believer in Blonde Ambition, Michael hopes his new comic about shallow blonde super heroes in Los Angeles, The Blonde Squad, will set the world on fire (or at least brighten it a bit). Check out Michael Troy and Lethally Blonde updates here!!!




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