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Max Headroom Pirating Incident (1987)

Illegal broadcast showing Max Headroom Impostor doing non-sense things and obscenities, shown over sports news and "Doctor Who" episode, which became cult phenomena as culprits were never captured.

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Illegal broadcast showing Max Headroom Impostor doing non-sense things and obscenities, shown over sports news and "Doctor Who" episode, which became cult phenomena as culprits were never captured.

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22 November 1987 (USA)  »

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Neither TV technicians nor the FBI were able to find out anything to capture the culprits. To this day this TV hijacking crime (one of the most famous and biggest of it's kind) remains unsolved. See more »

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Max:: That does it! He's a freakin' nerd!
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The mystery of the max headroom pirate
8 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

The allure of a mystery can really bring out the interest in people, even more so when the case remains unsolved, and even better, the case is real.

The idea for this 1 and a half-minute short to even get a page on the IMDb just goes to show how popular this mystery is.

The bit begins with an unknown man in a max headroom mask. Throughout the video, he makes references to Clutch Cargo, and Coke & Pepsi, before ending with having his backside spanked by another unknown.

And that's it. And for almost 30 years now, it has caused many internet geeks, myself included, to drive ourselves crazy begging for whoever did this to come forward and tell us how he or she did it.


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