Episode 274

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The Paunch Stevenson Show episode 274

In this episode:

  • celebrity deaths (Yogi Berra, Fred Dalton Thompson),
  • Steven Seagal posting click bait videos on Warrior Zen website,
  • the Steve Jobs (2015) movie flops,
  • Back to the Future Day,
  • meeting director of BTTF and Polar Express, Robert Zemeckis,
  • Supernatural NJ Con experience,
  • New York Comic Con 2015 coverage,
  • meeting the cast of The Walking Dead,
  • the Eliza Dushku/Lanza photo struggle,
  • Greg missing out on meeting Clint Eastwood, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Josh Holloway due to a cold,
  • Chiller Theatre Fall 2015 coverage,
  • meeting the Lost in Space cast,
  • meeting M.C. Gainey from LOST,
  • legendary actor Paul Sorvino, star of That’s Life,
  • Linda Henning, who played Quinn’s mom on Sliders,
  • Matt Dillon freaking out,
  • C. Thomas Howell of The Outsiders,
  • Veronica Cartwright, star of Alien, Flight of the Navigator, and The Right Stuff,
  • catching up with Ian Ziering,
  • a crazy free Alice Cooper signing,
  • the great Bob Newhart,
  • a preposterous ransom to meet Ringo Starr,
  • Rhode Island Comic Con 2015 and meeting Transformers voice acting gods Peter Cullen and Frank Welker,
  • also meeting Michael Keaton, Keanu Reeves, and Wendi McLendon-Covey,
  • Ricky Steamboat and the infamous Randy Savage cup of coffee promo,
  • video of vignette when Steamboat “lost his voice”
  • and David Spade joking about the Sandler CDs and PCU.

David Spade book signing in NYC, October 26, 2015

Supernatural NJ Con in Secaucus, NJ, September 27, 2015

New York Comic Con Weekend in NYC, October 7-11, 2015

Chiller Theatre Weekend in Parsippany, NJ, October 23-24, 2015

Alice Cooper in East Hanover, NJ, October 23, 2015

Rhode Island Comic Con in Provience, RI, November 7, 2015

The Big Event IX Wrestling Con in East Flushing, NY, November 14, 2015

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Episode 266

posted on Jun 30, 2015 | Comments (1)

The Paunch Stevenson Show episode 266

In this episode:

  • a Harry Shearer/Simpsons update,
  • Darrell Hammond as Colonel Sanders in KFC commercials,
  • Dukes of Hazzard being removed from TV Land due to the Confederate Flag controversy,
  • Snapchat, Periscope, Meerkat, Tapatalk,
  • John Stamos going to rehab and starring in Fuller House,
  • Jimmy’s Seaside Fries,
  • Subway’s Jared Fogle says “that’s ignorant”,
  • Frank Welker and Peter Cullen appearing at Rhode Island Comic Con,
  • upcoming video game Transformers: Devastation,
  • getting a Jay and Silent Bob dual photo with Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith,
  • Jerry Seinfeld’s claymation episode that wasn’t produced,
  • meeting and annoying Larry David,
  • Jason Alexander feigns injury to get out of signing autographs,
  • hoarders who hoard autographs from Broadway actors,
  • and celebrity deaths (B.B. King, John Nash, Christopher Lee, Dusty Rhodes, Gilbert Lewis).

Jay and Silent Bob Get Old plus Seinfield, May 30, 2015 in NYC

Larry David, Jason Alexander and Matthew Broderick in NYC – June 2015

Ric Flair at Nielsen Dodge, East Hanover, NJ, June 20, 2015

Jerry Seinfeld encounter on video!

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Episode 246

posted on Jul 19, 2014 | Comments (2)

The Paunch Stevenson Show episode 246

In this episode:

  • celebrity deaths (Casey Kasem, Tony Gwynn, Paul Mazursky, Mesach Taylor),
  • fat baseball players and chewing tobacco,
  • Sing Your Face Off, a celebrity impersonation and singing competition featuring Jon Lovitz,
  • Harrison Ford breaks a leg on Star Wars set,
  • that guy who was Wedge turns down a cameo,
  • bad news regarding the Loew’s Jersey theater in Jersey City, NJ,
  • Jerry O’Connell encounter, starring in off-broadway play American Hero,
  • Peter Cullen doesn’t like Jack Angel?,
  • Robert Vaughn meet courtesy of the Solo-Holics fan club,
  • ice cream sandwiches,
  • and DQ Grill & Chill’s ridiculous serving sytem.

Pictures with Jerry O’Connell and Robert Vaughn:
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Robert Vaughn Meet & Greet audio, Holiday Inn, New York, NY, 6/28/2014:

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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 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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