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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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 Saturday Night Live: Jim Carrey/Soundgarden (1996) See more »

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Too Bad, the Old MTV is gone too!
17 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Remote Control wasn't your average kind of game show. You have three contestants in recliner with a remote control. You have game show host, Ken Ober, and Colin Quinn as a announcer. I don't remember the prizes but that wasn't the purpose. This thirty minutes of game time was nothing more than entertainment rather than enlightenment. This show premiered on MTV back in the day where music videos were the majority of the network's programming. Remote Control was never about prizes but about the silly knowledge that you get by watching television. Ken Ober was a natural game show host if there ever was one. Hearing upon his passing, I felt compelled to write about how the game show was quite unconventional from other shows. Yes, there was prizes but it was more about having fun and a good time at it.


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