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MTV’s Remote Control

Contributed by Dave Leas on Mar 20th, 2021. Artwork published in
circa 1987
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    Show logo as seeen in the intro.
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    Show logo as seeen in the intro.

    Remote Control is a TV game show that ran on MTV from 1987 until 1990. “The worthless game of useless TV knowlegde” was MTV’s first original non-musical program. A board game based on the show was released by Pressman in 1989. There was also a video game adaptation that was available for multiple platforms. The show logo uses Koziar Interlock, a 1960s face that was exclusively available from NYC-based typesetting service Photo-Lettering. For the board game, it’s paired with the stylistically related Ad Lib (ATF, 1961).

    Game show host Ken Ober.
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    Game show host Ken Ober.

    Board game box.
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    Board game box.

    Board game instruction book.
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    Board game instruction book.

    Ad Lib’s numerals with the characteristic square counters.
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    Ad Lib’s numerals with the characteristic square counters.

    MTV’s Remote Control 6
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