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RIP Remote Control's Ken Ober

I admit it freely. I LOVE game shows. I grew up on Jeopardy, Password, What's My Line, Let's Make A Deal  The Joker is Wild and of course, the Gong Show. So I was sad to read of the sudden death of game show host Ken Ober. When Remote Control debuted  in 1987 I was totally on board. I mean, really...a snarky show taking place in host Ken Ober's " basement", contestants sitting in recliners and questions about TV, even Colin Quinn as the announcer! Comics Adam Sandler and Denis Leary owe their early success to their affiliation with Remote Control. If you've never seen it, here is a clip, guaranteed to make you want to watch more:   I had forgotten that a very young Adam Sandler was on this show until I found this clip: Host Ken Ober, who went on to later produce Mind of Mencia and The New Adventures of Old Christine, had complained of flu symptoms before he died. No official cause has been announced. Ober was 52.

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11/17/2009 7:08AM
RIP Remote Control's Ken Ober
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