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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1989   1988   1987  
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Cast

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)
...
 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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The show is most remembered for the way they disposed of losing contestants. First of all, the contestants were all seated in recliners. If you lost, your chair would be pulled back through a trick wall or your chair would be lifted up and back. 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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Referenced in The 50 Greatest Game Shows of All Time (2006) See more »

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Ken Ober kicks major butt!
16 January 2003 | by (West Chester, Pa) – See all my reviews

One of the best game shows in television history, I didn't even remember that Adam Sandler was Stud Boy until I saw this webpage! "Plot" of show was that three contestants answered questions from recliners in Ken Ober's basement. Lots of good comedy as well as real quiz action. Ken Ober is, in my mind, one of the funniest guys to ever appear on television - sort of the Chris Berman of the comedy/rock/quiz world - but he's never been given much of a vehicle to work with beyond this show. There's still time on the clock........


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