YMMV / Remote Control


  • Ear Worm: The bit of Theme Tune that repeats over and over during various parts of the show itself.
  • Funny Moments: Many...
  • Growing the Beard: Starting with Season 2, especially.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: One of the channels was "Celebrity Square", which was allegedly their "cut-rate" version of The Hollywood Squares, because MTV could only afford a single square. In 2012, MTV2 aired the latest incarnation of that show, Hip-Hop Squares.
  • Memetic Mutation: A variant in that it made a meme out of singing "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" as a Crowd Song.
  • Moment of Awesome: The contestant who picked "Public Television" and got it right by correctly identifying Coulomb's Law.
    • But then again, the exact same contestant also claims Brian Murray is the lead singer of Queen.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Off The Air.
    • Played with when they changed the wall of TVs in the MTV Bonus Round from a cluttered pile of TV sets and Board Games to this monstrous green rock-looking creature with broken TV sets and antennas sticking out of it, and a giant glowing red eye. It was normally referred to by Ken as "this THING looming behind me", at which point it would make some creepy noise, such as mooing like a cow or uttering nonsense in a demonic voice.
  • Seasonal Rot / They Changed It, Now It Sucks: The final season (1991), with several major rule changes and a very peevish Ober.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: The Theme Tune had a little more than a passive resemblance to The Ohio Players' "Fire".
    • Depending on the channel, the organ tune that would accompany it would sound similar to the series' theme song or network jingle (ie- "The Movie Network" sounded similar to the tune of HBO's famous "Starship" intro).
  • The Problem with Licensed Games: The NES game endlessly loops the title theme from the moment you start it, and there's no bonus round feature; while there was no way to replicate the music video finale of the show, a lack of a replacement makes every game finish anti-climacticly (whoever has the most points after 3 rounds simply wins the game).
  • Troperrific: It's only natural that a show about TV trivia with the world's biggest fanboy as host and parodies of nearly every game show in the book is going to fall under this category.

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