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    Default MTV's "Remote Control" Host Ken Ober Passes Away At 52

    This stinks, as the guy was so young. When you think about it, over the course of it's nearly 30 year history, MTV has only really had a handful of decent shows. Aside from MTV News and it's various documentaries, all that's left was Remote Control, Beavis & Butthead, Headbanger's Ball, Celebrity Death Match, The Osbournes and maybe Pimp My Ride. Today, it's totally unwatchable.

    RIP Ken.


    MTV 'Remote Control' host Ken Ober dies

    Los Angeles, California (CNN) -- Ken Ober, whose MTV game show "Remote Control" was among the network's first forays into non-music programming, has died at age 52, his agent said Monday.

    Ober hosted five seasons of "Remote Control," a pop-culture quiz show that featured contestants strapped into easy chairs to answer questions from categories such as "Dead or Canadian?" The show first aired in 1987 and helped launch the careers of comedians Adam Sandler, Denis Leary and Colin Quinn, who was the program's announcer.


    Ober later moved behind the camera as a producer of the Comedy Central program "Mind of Mencia" and the CBS comedy "The New Adventures of Old Christine."

    Ober's agent, Mark Measures, said Ober was found dead at his home in Los Angeles. No cause of death was immediately known.


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    Wow, there's a guy I haven't thought of in a long time. RIP.

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    R.I.P. Ken.
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    That sucks!

    Remember his co-host?

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    Holy crap. Last I heard of him he was doing a doomed radio show with the girl who played Cindy Brady in the early 90's.

    52?

    Heart attack?
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    Quote Originally Posted by I Coulda Hada VH View Post
    That sucks!

    Remember his co-host?


    Hell yes I remember her!

    She wasn't shy about showing off the goods either <cough-yahooimages-cough!>
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    Quote Originally Posted by LLFHS View Post
    Hell yes I remember her!

    She wasn't shy about showing off the goods either <cough-yahooimages-cough!>
    No she wasn't!
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    Yeah, that show was a big part of when M-TV could be counted on to provide some good times. Rest in Peace, Mr. Ober

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    Really liked that show. Never got what Colin Quinn was doing there.....but it was fun.

    Kinda was also the beginning of the end of the "M" in MTV though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LLFHS View Post

    Kinda was also the beginning of the end of the "M" in MTV though.
    yes and no. I mean, yeah, it wasn't a half hour of music videos, but I believe a lot of the questions dealt with music and videos (and it was fun), so it was still in the spirit of M-TV programming. Same with "Beavis 'n Butt-head" - in a way, kind of a "Mystery Science Theatre" for videos. It was when crap like "Real World" showed up, which had absolutely nothing to do with music - that was the beginning of the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LLFHS View Post
    Holy crap. Last I heard of him he was doing a doomed radio show with the girl who played Cindy Brady in the early 90's.

    52?

    Heart attack?
    He loved Cindy Brady(Susan Olsen). He always made references to her throughout the show. Classic show from better days of MTV. Sorry to hear this news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LLFHS View Post
    Really liked that show. Never got what Colin Quinn was doing there.....but it was fun.

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