Episode 268

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The Paunch Stevenson Show episode 268

In this episode:

  • Chiller Theatre October 2015 lineup,
  • celebrity deaths (Frank Gifford, Roddy Piper),
  • the hapless New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith’s jaw broken over a $600 plane ticket,
  • Hulk Hogan fired for being a racist,
  • why bring back Prison Break?,
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm returning?,
  • Esteban’s TurboGrafx Turbo Club package,
  • Star Wars Rogue One (2016) cast announced,
  • meeting Jennifer Lopez, Adam Sandler, and Paul Rudd in New York,
  • Adam Sandler’s album They’re All Gonna Laugh At You,
  • and Overnight Delivery (1998) starring Paul Rudd and Reese Witherspoon.

Jennifer Lopez in New York, July 17, 2015

Adam Sandler in New York, July 20, 2015

Paul Rudd in New York, July 23, 2015

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Episode 262

posted on Apr 10, 2015 | Comments (3)

The Paunch Stevenson Show episode 262

In this episode it’s our long time friend, listener and podcaster Esteban aka Steve of the Roboplastic Podcastalypse live in studio!!!!!

  • The Big Event in Flushing, NY,
  • “American Dream” Dusty Rhodes,
  • “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair,
  • Monster Mania,
  • Tobin Bell, Dina Meyer, Judge Reinhold, Lin Shaye, Claudia Wells, Robert Patrick, and Christopher McDonald,
  • Dushku Fan of the Year,
  • Cinemax Banshee,
  • Esteban’s NYC and NJ subway, smells, and experiences,
  • the Spanish version of The Transformers (video),
  • Scooter in the “Last Magic Man” episode of Challenge of the GoBots,
  • dumb names for GoBots and He-Man characters,
  • Penny Power and Zillions children’s magazines,
  • the Tomy Armatron,
  • Bucky O’Hare comic books,
  • Esteban’s cringe-worthyinterview with Larry Hama discussing “Pirate Jenny”,
  • celebrity deaths (James Best, Richard Dysart, Geoffrey Lewis, and Stan Freberg),
  • Richard Dreyfus sues Disney over What About Bob> royalties,
  • the upcoming Robotech movie debacle,
  • young people don’t know the phrase “jump the shark”,
  • Preschool Mastermind in Brooklyn,
  • why Esteban is also called Steve,
  • Nintendo warehouse employee “Robin Graves” complains to Kotaku,
  • the Times Square Toys “R” Us,
  • shopping for toiletries in the middle of the night,
  • and would Bob Budiansky remember any of us?

The Big Event 8 – New York – 3/7/15
Big Event Wrestling Show

Monster Mania Convention, Cherry Hill, NJ, 3/14/2015
Big Event Wrestling Show

paunch with esteban 1

paunch with esteban 2

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Episode 235

posted on Jan 26, 2014 | Comments (1)

The Paunch Stevenson Show episode 235

In this episode:

  • 30th anniversary of the Macintosh computer,
  • Esteban’s MacBook Pro graphics card failed,
  • Shia LaBeouf’s plagarism and fake retirement,
  • Justin Bieber’s fake retirement and drunk drag racing,
  • Michael Bay storms off Samsung’s stage at CES,
  • TV companies going back to curved screens?,
  • Rob finally gets a copy of Video Invaders by Steve Bloom,
  • upcoming film The Lego Movie (2014),
  • comparing the original RoboCop (1987) to the new version (2014),
  • comparing Monument Men (2014) to Kelly’s Heroes (1970),
  • Apple vs. Samsung and appealing court decisions,
  • Microsoft paying for positive XBox One reviews on YouTube,
  • a Rob-view of Blindsided a.k.a. Penthouse North (2013) starring Michelle Monaghan and Michael Keaton,
  • a good article about the history of the Nintendo GameCube,
  • Steven Seagal running for governor of Arizona?,
  • confusing Elisha Cuthbert with Eliza Dushku,
  • NSA spying,
  • Duck Dynasty phonies,
  • Rob’s box of sound effects,
  • celebrity deaths (James Avery, Danny Wells, Phil Everly, Bob Grant),
  • the pointlessness of 4K Ultra HDTVs,
  • Christmas car commercials (who really buys his wife a car for Christmas?),
  • who has more guns- people or the military?,
  • video game emulators vs. collecting/hoarding,
  • modern modifications to classic game systems,
  • and different classes of SD cards.

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Episode 206

posted on Nov 14, 2012 | Comments (2)

The Paunch Stevenson Show episode 206

Part 1 of our 7th Anniversary Hoopla!

In this episode:

  • Hurricane Sandy,
  • George Lucas selling LucasFilm to Disney,
  • what does the future hold for Star Wars?,
  • Esteban’s theory about the Otaking Star Wars anime short,
  • Episode VII – the return of Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Billy Dee Williams?,
  • Star Wars Dark Empire ,
  • the recentThundercats Cartoon Network show canceled,
  • celebrity death (Pascual Gross Perez),
  • colorizing of antique black and white photographs,
  • Lance Amstrong caught cheating,
  • Google Translate’s Optimus Prime Easter egg,
  • Greg meets Pete Townshend of The Who,
  • 2012 Presidential Election,
  • angry Who fan that didn’t get his picture signed,
  • New York Comic Con 2012,
  • avoiding a crazy person on the ferry,
  • Greg gets autographs from Stan Lee, Sean Astin, and Christopher Lloyd,
  • another Sears portrait photo with Christopher Lloyd,
  • meeting Bob Budiansky by chance,
  • the “Who is Paunch Stevenson?” question,
  • Chris Elliott was a no-show,
  • and “The Star Wars That I Used To Know” Gotye parody.

Goofy video of Stan Lee playing XBOX Kinect at the NYCC 2012!

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Episode 200

posted on Aug 9, 2012 | Comments (6)

The Paunch Stevenson Show episode 200

In this episode:

  • longtime listener Esteban in Florida returns!,
  • difficulties keeping track of listeners,
  • nicknames for Paunch listeners,
  • where do our topics come from?,
  • Rob’s pop culture deficiencies,
  • our Stan Lee impersonation,
  • a 1977 Stan Lee interview on video,
  • our old recording secrets,
  • Paunch in Time (Cuban Missile Crisis),
  • the genesis of Esteban’s Roboplastic Apocalypse podcast,
  • Esteban meeting legendary cartoon voice actors at conventions,
  • Gregg Berger (Grimlock from The Transformers) disrespected by cosplayers,
  • the location of Botcon conventions,
  • old age of Peter Cullen, Frank Welker, and Michael Bell,
  • will they turn grey when they die?,
  • our thoughts about meeting and interviewing quasi-celebrities,
  • tidbits about our Ted Danson and Ed Begley Jr. interviews,
  • the Paunch Show archive,
  • the Target Deli,
  • the backstory of Rob meeting Britta Phillips in 2003,
  • the Old Jingles of the Episode (“Galaxy Glue” song from The Incredible Shrinking Woman and the theme to Zoobilee Zoo),
  • Esteban seeking out Optimus Prime’s creator,
  • Transformers model kits by Revell,
  • the reason certain robots in Transformers catalogs never appeared in the cartoon,
  • our review of the Transformers: Prime animated show (slow pacing, Frank Welker’s Megatron voice, lack of robots, etc.),
  • Hasbro’s poor handling of the Transformers franchise,
  • our review of the new ThunderCats series on Cartoon Network (art and music quality, non-talking Snarf, strong backstories, etc.),
  • Esteban meeting and aggravating Larry Kenney (original voice of Lion-O),
  • people not posting their photos of celebrity encounters online for the public to see,
  • the Beardo,
  • our brief review of the new Tron: Uprising cartoon,
  • newly released “classic” yet low quality Voltron toys,
  • the complicated origins of the original Voltron cartoon,
  • the Transformers Generation 1 re-released toys,
  • and other 1980s robot toys that deserve credit (Gobots, Robo Force, Zoids, and Starriors).

200th Episode Bonuses from the Achrive!

Finally, it’s the video of Greg and Rob interviewing Ed Begley Jr. in 2008, from Episode 101!

Our long unseen video commentary of the disappointing WBHS Belleville NJ public access TV station’s 25th anniversary celebration in 2006, from Episode 41!

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