Episode 228

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The Paunch Stevenson Show episode 228

Special Guests author Caseen Gaines, writer of A Christmas Story: Behind the Scenes of a Holiday Classic, and Ian Petrella, “Randy” in A Christmas Story!

Don’t forget both Caseen and Ian will appear at Chiller Theatre Expo, Parsippany, NJ, October 25-27, 2013.

In this episode:

  • Wil Wheaton writing the forward to the book,
  • how did Ian become an actor?,
  • thoughts on a childhood in acting,
  • working with Darren McGavin,
  • the “belated” cult status of the film,
  • A Christmas Story reunion photo op at Chiller Theatre October 25-27, 2013,
  • Corey Feldman,
  • Pink Floyd,
  • Idiocracy,
  • enduring legacy of A Christmas Story (1983),
  • National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989),
  • old Christmas movie dramatic classics vs. newer comedic classics,
  • getting “pink bunny suit type” lousy Christmas gifts,
  • daring kids to get their tongue frozen to a pole,
  • practical uses of urine,
  • a unique photo opportunity with A Christmas Story cast,
  • and the Wonka kids.

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Episode 208

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The Paunch Stevenson Show episode 208

Welcoming back NJ author Caseen Gaines, writer of Inside Pee-wee’s Playhouse: The Untold, Unauthorized, and Unpredictable Story of a Pop Phenomenon! and soon to be new book A Christmas Story: The Making of a Holiday Classic!

Please support Caseen’s new Kickstarter Project before December 26th to help him fund upcoming promotional events!

In this episode:

  • the success of Caseen’s book Inside Pee-Wee’s Playhouse,
  • working with publisher ECW Press,
  • book promotion,
  • scary Tim Burton movies,
  • when and why do movies and TV shows fade out of pop culture?,
  • re-runs and constant TV franchise reboots,
  • Bronies,
  • Caseen’s upcoming book A Christmas Story: The Making of a Holiday Classic,
  • the Christmas Story House near Cleveland, Ohio,
  • Caseen’s book release coinciding with the 30th anniversary of the film,
  • his $20,000 Kickstarter to help promote the book,
  • his Kickstarter rewards including Christmas cards designed by Ian Petrella,
  • Caseen appearing on the TV Guide Network,
  • the still tight-knit cast,
  • the first sequel My Summer Story (1994) starring Charles Grodin,
  • the second sequel Christmas Story 2 (2012) starring Daniel Stern,
  • Jean Shepherd’s original A Christmas Story book,
  • the enduring legacy of A Christmas Story,
  • and the full length version of the 1970 Night Before Christmas Read-Along Classic.

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Episode 57: Monday, December 25, 2006

posted on Dec 25, 2006 | Comments (1)

The Paunch Stevenson Show episode 057

In this episode:

  • “We Are the World” by USA for Africa,
  • Taxi (2004) starring Jimmy Fallon and Queen Latifah,
  • bad Saturday Night Live movies (A Night at the Roxbury, The Ladies Man, etc.),
  • Christmas movies (The Year Without a Santa Claus remake starring John Goodman, Home Alone, A Christmas Story, Santa Claus: The Movie, Babes in Toyland, White Christmas, etc.),
  • the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree,
  • the impressive annual Christmas display in a backyard in Belleville, NJ,
  • robots
  • the annual Christmas display at Fountains of Wayne in Wayne, NJ (www.fountainsofwaynenj.com),
  • Fairfield Garden Center’s annual Christmas Ice Caverns display in Fairfield, NJ (www.fairfieldgardencenter.com),
  • and a look back at last year’s Paunch Stevenson Show Christmas episode.

Happy holidays!

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