Ken Ober, MTV's 'Remote Control' Host, Dies at 52

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  1. mscriv macrumors 601

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    I used to watch this show all the time in the 80's. For you youngsters, in those day's shows like this came on between large blocks of music videos.
     
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    I use to watch the show as well. It is sad, 52 is pretty young to die.
     
  3. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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    As opposed to today where music videos come between large blocks of crap shows.

    Remote control was awesome.
     
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    You got that right. Viva Remote Control and Headbanger's Ball. :cool:
     
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    true:(

    may he RIP:(
     
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    And don't forget 120 Minutes!
     
  7. mscriv thread starter macrumors 601

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    And don't forget about the original VJ's. I could look it up, but I'm too lazy at the moment. Adam with the big hair, Ricki Rachtman the metal dude, and there were two girls. Wasn't it "Downtown Julie Brown" or something like that and the other one had the short Pat Benetar like haircut. I would come home from school and just watch hours of videos. It was kinda like highway hypnosis. You would just lose all track of time and next thing you know like 4 hours had gone by. It was such a big deal when a new video would premiere. Wow, I'm so old. :p
     
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    Julie brown came later on. Nina Blackwood and Martha Quinn were the original female VJ's.

    Adam Curry
    J.J. Jackson
    Nina Blackwood
    Martha Quinn
    Mark Goodman
    Alan Hunter
     
  9. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Many of them are now on Sirius XM, on the 80s channel.
     
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    I ran into Allen Hunter from the old MTV days and he told me about Ken Ober's death. I loved Remote Control. I miss the music videos they used to show all the time, as well as the original crew. All they show now are obnoxious twits using up their 15 minutes of fame talking about how cool they are. Bring back the rock music!:cool:
     
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    OMG, 120 minutes was the best!!!!
     
  12. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Very sad indeed.... RIP.. :(


    Mark Goodman was the best! Oh the days when there were video's on MTV........ :(
     
  13. bradl macrumors 68040

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    Damn. :(

    I used to watch this show as well, and it was probably the best non-video show they had on in the 80s and early 90s. Kari Wurher got her start there, along with two relative unknowns.. kinda useless guys, in fact.. one Colin Quinn (still don't know if he was related to Martha), and one Adam Sandler. Both moved on to some other useless show as well.. one SNL.

    One butchered 'Sing-Along with Colin' on Channel 3 coming up for a toast!

    RIP, Ken.

    BL.
     
  14. NYCHousewife macrumors newbie

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    I remember watching Remote Control as a child!
    I loved that show. I remember the contestants sat in recliners, and if I remember correctly, they were slid back on some sort of track if they lost...?!
     

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