September 2012

Episode 203

posted on Sep 30, 2012 | Comments (10)

The Paunch Stevenson Show episode 203

Thanks to Bob Budiansky, acclaimed comic book writer, editor, and artist, for joining us!

In this episode:

  • confusion about Peter Cullen’s age on Wikipedia,
  • the Star Wars Detours animated show from the Robot Chicken team,
  • our interview with Bob Budiansky,
  • his experience working with Hasbro,
  • early expectations for the Transformers toy line,
  • how Bob got involved with the comic book,
  • rushing to develop the original 26 Transformers characters in 1983,
  • limited coloring techniques in 1980s comics,
  • “knocking out” background characters,
  • the inspiration behind Bob’s Sleepwalker Marvel comic series,
  • former Marvel editor-in-chief Jim Shooter,
  • the anti-Super Man,
  • work atmosphere at Marvel Comics,
  • receiving a fan letter for Transformers from Stan Lee,
  • getting to work with Stan Lee,
  • Marvel Universe trading cards by Impel,
  • Bob’s life after leaving Marvel,
  • changes in the comic book industry,
  • the overuse of comic book gimmicks in the early 1990s,
  • Rob’s movie review of Mr. Holland’s Opus (1995) starring Richard Dreyfuss,
  • the new musical chairs-themed game show Oh Sit!,
  • Greg’s movie review of Underworld: Awakening (2012), starring Kate Beckinsale,
  • Shia LaBeouf inspired to act by Steven Seagal,
  • Nicolas Cage being sued for not returning rental DVDs,
  • a stupid style redux (short-shorts with pockets hanging out),
  • Tom Green’s stand-up comedy,
  • a Transformers collector on Pawn Stars,
  • and The Burn hosted by a disheveled Jeffrey Ross.

UPDATE!!! Greg actually ran into Bob Budiansky at the New York Comic Con!

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Episode 202

posted on Sep 16, 2012 | Comments (3)

The Paunch Stevenson Show episode 202

In this episode:

  • our review of The Expendables 2 (2012) starring Sylvester Stallone, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Chuck Norris, Jason Statham, Bruce Willis, and Arnold Schwarzenegger,
  • lots of guns and people getting shot,
  • even more blood and gore,
  • Dolph Lundgren’s chemical engineering degree coming in handy,
  • Chuck Norris facts,
  • Van Damme’s accent,
  • the high number of Indiana Jones references,
  • “classic” combat,
  • our ideas for the next sequel,
  • the trailer for Seven Psychopaths (2012) ripping off David Spade’s Lost and Found (1999),
  • a 100-year-old locked safe in Rob’s basement,
  • world champion safe cracker Jeff Sitar,
  • opening the safe on the air in a future episode,
  • Nintendo Power magazine ceasing publication (1988-2012),
  • Rob’s attempt to sell a huge crate of old issues,
  • being duped into buying bad video games by Nintendo Power previews and reviews,
  • Robs dog eating cat vomit,
  • celebrity deaths (William Windom, Tony Scott, Neil Armstrong, Phyllis Diller, and Michael Clarke Duncan),
  • Jesse Ventura’s “poisoned bottle water” conspiracy,
  • the origin of the expression “the whole nine yards”,
  • Greg meeting John Schneider of Dukes of Hazzard and Smallville,
  • problems getting a good picture with him,
  • deciding what items to get signed,
  • Greg’s home-made Dukes of Hazzard birthday cake from 1982,
  • and Wezzer’s rendition of the Dukes of Hazzard theme song.

1982 – Greg’s Dukes of Hazzard birthday cake.

2012 – Greg with John Schneider, imitating the DVD cover.

Pictures from the John Schneider Dodge Dealer Signings:
John Schneider signing, East Hanover, NJ, 8/17/2012
John Schneider signing, Sussex, NJ, 8/18/2012

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