Podcast #31 – John Moschitta Jr. (The ‘Micro Machines Guy’)

by Howie Decker @HowardTheDeck on April 11, 2012

in Podcast, The 80s

New York Magazine called it “The Most Memorable Advertisement Ever”.


FedEx’s “Fast Paced World” ad played a large part in launching our guest into icon status in 1980s pop culture.

This week, UnderScoopFire welcomes its first Guinness World Record holder to the show – the World’s Fastest Talker, John Moschitta Jr.

Whether you remember him as the Fed Ex fast talker, the Micro Machines guy, Blurr from Transformers, or from hundreds of other TV and movie appearances, you undoubtedly know the voice of John Moschitta Jr.

Today he appears on such shows as Robot Chicken, Adventure Time, and Family Guy. Check out John Moschitta Jr. on the current web series Acting Out.

Check out Episode 31 of the UnderScoopFire Podcast, and try to keep up as best you can.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Appearing on The $25,000 Pyramid
  • Nickelodeon’s Nickel Flicks
  • What it’s like to be an Autobot
  • Meeting & performing for 8 (eight!) U.S. Presidents
  • Sandy Duncan’s crotch

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Download/Listen to Episode 31 on iTunes

#MicroMachines #Transformers #PapuaNewGuinea #2centcheck

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Lamar the Revenger April 10, 2012 at 12:21 am

Sandy Duncan’s crotch? Uh oh..

Howie Decker April 11, 2012 at 7:39 pm

Ya know, it was actually Moschitta who brought it up. We were on our best behavior!

Brian Morin April 10, 2012 at 12:39 am

Listening right now. I still can’t believe that we actually spoke to him. I hope everyone enjoys the interview as much as I did.

Jason Gross (@SockOfFleagulls) April 10, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Remember, if it doesn’t say Micro Machines, it’s not the real thing!!!

Tron April 10, 2012 at 11:13 pm

I guess Rosie O’Donnell will never play Peter Pan. She’d have the same crotch issues.

Howie Decker April 11, 2012 at 7:45 pm

Oof! #RosieODonnellsCrotch. Worst hashtag ever

Tank April 11, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Those interested punk new wave band Sandy Duncan’s Crotch is opening for The Cure this summer.

Tank April 11, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Yeah this interview was a complete blast.

Clarence from RHM April 16, 2012 at 7:08 pm

Whatawonderfulcompellingpodcast. IwantedtohavemyownMicroMachinesasakidinpartfromthemotormouthman’smesmerizingme.


Classick Material April 17, 2012 at 6:59 pm

So many awesome moments in this interview!

I loved that John recounted his times on Pyramid, all the Micro Machines ads and recording Transformers: The Movie alongside all of those megastars (Yes, Judd Nelson was HUGE back then!). One of the best SCOOPs ever!! Great job, gentlemen!

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