Remote Control (1987–1990)

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A hip, happening game show where the contestants (almost always young college students) get to try their hand at answering TV related trivia questions. Featured unusual methods of asking ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Ken Ober ...
 Himself - Host (9 episodes, 1987-1989)
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 Announcer / ... (9 episodes, 1987-1989)
Steve Treccase ...
 Himself - House Musician / ... (7 episodes, 1987-1989)
Craig Vandenburgh ...
 Various Roles / ... (5 episodes, 1987-1989)
John Ten Eyck ...
 Various Roles / ... (5 episodes, 1988-1989)
Jill Helene ...
 Ken's Childhood Sweetheart - Opening Sequence (5 episodes, 1987-1989)
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 Various Roles (3 episodes, 1988)
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 Herself (2 episodes, 1988)
Rick Rosner ...
 Cow Holder / ... (2 episodes, 1988)
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A hip, happening game show where the contestants (almost always young college students) get to try their hand at answering TV related trivia questions. Featured unusual methods of asking the questions (including having people act out skits). Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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After three seasons on MTV, the show launched a syndicated version in September 1989. The syndicated version lasted two seasons and the MTV version lasted two more seasons as well, both being canceled in 1990. See more »

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Co-Host: [show intro] It's his basement, it's his rules, it's his game show. The quizmaster of 72 Whooping Cough Lane, Ken Ober!
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the ultimate sizzling cool show
3 August 2004 | by (naples, florida) – See all my reviews

remote control was one of the best and most creatively innovative game shows to ever sparkle on television...its impossible to see a mitsubishi eclipse and not hear kari wuhr's fly girl rap on the top prize...the talent that vested the hip basement stage is a Saturday night live cast knockout...adam sandler was a scream as the juvenile delinquent and its a crime against humanity that mtv doesn't show re-runs of this true classic...colin quinn and ken ober were terrific and filled the show with howls of laughter with the ad-libs that were center of its entertainment...never a weak moment night to night...just fun and hilarity and kari wuhr is hot, hot, hot...c'mon mtv, wake up and smell the coffee; the world will be a better place when this program is aired again


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