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RIP Ken Ober (Edited 11/17/09 11:34PM by Jess)
Ken Ober, actor and game show host probably best known for MTV's "Remote Control" was found in his Santa Monica home, dead at the age of 52 (cause unknown).

Ober hosted a few game shows; Remote Control, Make Me Laugh (hilarious), The Perfect Match, and Smush. I don't remember Smush or The Perfect Match (surprisingly) but I do remember Make Me Laugh and Remote Control fondly. Did you know he had a big part in launching the careers of Adam Sandler and Denis Leary, along with Colin Quinn?

RIP Ken Ober
1957 - 2009


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 1. Which of these Ken Ober Game Shows did you like the best? (0 points)
66%a. Remote Control (MTV)
7%b. Make Me Laugh (ABC)
0%c. Smush (USA)
3%d. The Perfect Match (ESPN)
24%e. I've never heard of any of them
 2. Did you know he helped launch the career of Adam Sandler? (0 points)
10%a. Yes, but I forgot
45%b. Yes
45%c. No
 3. Did you know he helped launch the career of Denis Leary? (0 points)
3%a. Yes, but I forgot
31%b. Yes
66%c. No
 4. Ken Ober was a witty, funny guy. Do you have any specific memories of something funny he said or did? (0 points)
28%a. Yes, this...
48%b. Not that I can think of right now
24%c. I don't really remember him in anything

  
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#1 | 1712 days ago

 I send prayers, to his family and friends. Thanks for sharing 
1. I've never heard of any of them  2. No  3. No  4. I don't really remember him in anything  
#2 | 1712 days ago

I was not aware of his contributions at all!! RIP and thanks for the info.  :(
1. The Perfect Match (ESPN)  2. No  3. No  4. Not that I can think of right now  
#3 | 1712 days ago

I hope MTV runs a Remote Control marathon in his memory.  I loved that show.

Has anyone heard how he died yet?
1. Remote Control (MTV)  2. Yes  3. No  4. Yes, this...  
#4 | 1712 days ago

 I loved remote control.  I had the computer game, it was awesome.
1. Remote Control (MTV)  2. Yes  3. No  4. Yes, this...  
#5 | 1712 days ago

I heard about that yesterday on my way to work.. so sad!

He wasn't feeling well over the weekend...

He was a funny guy.. I LOVED Remote Control!
1. Remote Control (MTV)  2. No  3. No  4. Not that I can think of right now  
#6 | 1712 days ago
spyder6665 (+)

Rest in peace ken.  I remember on one of his Remote Control shows  he forgot what show he was doing and started laughing when he asked one of the people the name of the show and she thought it was her question lol it was so funny and of course she was a blonde
1. Remote Control (MTV)  2. Yes  3. No  4. Yes, this...  
#7 | 1712 days ago
TheGregg (+)

I loved Remote Control
1. Remote Control (MTV)  2. Yes  3. Yes  4. Yes, this...  
#8 | 1712 days ago

Man that's sad, I loved Remote Control.
1. Remote Control (MTV)  2. No  3. No  4. Not that I can think of right now  
#9 | 1712 days ago

I've found out more about him since his death than I ever knew about him before. Nonetheless, RIP.
#10 | 1712 days ago

(Edited by Jess)
tpowell25 wrote:
I hope MTV runs a Remote Control marathon in his memory.  I loved that show.

Has anyone heard how he died yet?
MTV had a few epis on a little bit ago. I bet they play some over the weekend when they have a chance to shuffle some programming.
1. Remote Control (MTV)  2. No  3. No  4. Yes, this...  
#11 | 1712 days ago

man, I'm either way out of touch, or I'm way older than all of you.....   I have no idea who you're talking about....
1. I've never heard of any of them  2. No  3. No  4. I don't really remember him in anything  
#12 | 1712 days ago
JRSFLAME88 (+)

I read this yesterday, but can't recall him on MTV at all.  May GOD Bless and comfort his family.
1. I've never heard of any of them  2. No  3. No  4. I don't really remember him in anything  
#13 | 1711 days ago

I watched Remote Control when I was a kid. I mostly remember his co-host Kari Wuhrer
1. Remote Control (MTV)  2. Yes, but I forgot  3. Yes, but I forgot  4. Yes, this...  
#14 | 1711 days ago
rsteven45 (+)

Remote Control was one of the best game shows ever.  What was the name of that MTV show with Jenny McCarthy?
1. Remote Control (MTV)  2. Yes  3. No  4. Not that I can think of right now  
#15 | 1711 days ago

rsteven45 wrote:
Remote Control was one of the best game shows ever.  What was the name of that MTV show with Jenny McCarthy?
Singled Out 
1. Remote Control (MTV)  2. Yes  3. Yes  4. Not that I can think of right now  
#16 | 1711 days ago

RIP  Ken, I never knew you.
1. I've never heard of any of them  2. No  3. No  4. I don't really remember him in anything  
#17 | 1711 days ago
18packabs (+)

very sad, very funny guy. I guess it was time for him to move on to the Ober side.
1. Remote Control (MTV)  2. Yes  3. No  4. Not that I can think of right now  
#18 | 1711 days ago

man on man does that age us????? i would sit and do nothing till that show was over the house could have burned down around me and i would nt moved....  prayers goes out to his family and friends.........YOU ROCKED KEN OBER!!!!!!
#19 | 1709 days ago

janet011685 wrote:
Singled Out 
Awesome, awesome show.

And yea, I hardly knew any of his stuff, but he does look very familiar. Maybe my sister watched Remote Control, and just never paid attention.

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