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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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)
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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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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

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: The Best of David Spade (2005) See more »

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COOL!!!

haha, remote control was cool!!! adam sandler got his start here as the stupid, yet funny, stud boy. this show was so totally 80s too!!! they strapped college students in lazy boys, using a remote control to buzz in. when you lost the wall would suck you in. HAHA!!! it was a great game show too!!! another great show that i grew up with!


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