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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7 December 1987 (USA)  »

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Trivia

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 »

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: Jim Carrey/Soundgarden (1996) See more »

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One of the best game shows, ever
4 December 2003 | by (Bristol, CT) – See all my reviews

I so totally enjoyed this awesome show, with fun trivia questions, food dropping from the ceiling, contestants sitting in reclining easy chairs using remote controls to buzz in, skits disguised as questions, and comedians like Adam Sandler(DE STUD BOY!) and Denis Leary. Ken Ober was a great host, and Colin Quinn was the best co-host. One season, they stepped up the grand prize round when they had the winner strapped on a spinning wheel to guess the musical performer from the video. Ranks up there with the Price is Right in great game show history. MTV hadn't done anything as fun since.


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