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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1990   1989   1988   1987  
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Ken Ober ...  Himself - Host 9 episodes, 1987-1989
Colin Quinn ...  Announcer / ... 9 episodes, 1987-1989
Steve Treccase Steve Treccase ...  Himself - House Musician / ... 7 episodes, 1987-1989
Craig Vandenburgh Craig Vandenburgh ...  Various Roles / ... 5 episodes, 1987-1989
John Ten Eyck John Ten Eyck ...  Various Roles / ... 5 episodes, 1988-1989
Jill Helene Jill Helene ...  Ken's Childhood Sweetheart - Opening Sequence 5 episodes, 1987-1989
Adam Sandler ...  Various Roles 3 episodes, 1988
Kari Wuhrer ...  Herself 2 episodes, 1988
Rick Rosner 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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USA

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English

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7 December 1987 (USA) See more »

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MTV Networks See more »
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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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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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Featured in I Love the '80s Strikes Back: 1987 (2003) See more »

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Too Bad, the Old MTV is gone too!
17 November 2009 | by SylSee 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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