pour one out 4 tha homiez, Ken Ober has gone off the air…

MTV's remote control with ken ober and kari wuhrer

sadly, MTV hasn’t released their classic game show Remote Control on DVD, and it’s pretty hard to find elsewhere, so in a way this is kind of a double obituary. host Ken Ober brought a goofy dynamic to game show hosting (on purpose), and he and Remote Control helped to launch the careers of a variety of love ’em or hate ’em comedians, including Adam Sandler, Denis Leary, and Colin Quinn (not to mention scream queen Kari Wuhrer. hotcha! she even made eighties clothes look good!). tragically, Ober passed away this week at the ripe young age of 52 (no word on why yet). pour one out 4 tha homiez, y’all… i’m sure Ober is resting comfortably in that La-Z-Boy in the sky, remote in one hand, bag of salty snacks in the other.