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! colspan="2" | Episode CH4.2.1
! colspan="2" | Episode CH4.1.1
 
 
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| class="showleft" | Title
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| class="epsleft" | Title
 
| The Max Headroom Show
 
| The Max Headroom Show
 
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|-
| class="showleft" | UK Air Date
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| class="epsleft" | US Air Date
| ? Apr 1985
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| 13 Nov 1985
 
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|-
| class="showleft" | US Air Date
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| class="epsleft" | UK Air Date
| 30 Oct 1986?
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| 15 Jul 1986
 
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|-
| class="showleft" | Length
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| class="epsleft" | Length
| ?? minutes
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| 24 minutes
 
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|-
| class="showleft" | Creative
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| class="epsleft" | Guests
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| Sting
 
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| class="showleft" | Guests
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| class="epsleft" | Links
| Sting
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| class="links" | [[File:mhcom_youtube_icon_100.png|60px|link=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAumSpIz0Kc]]<br />Sting interview segment through the cut to his video; version seen on Channel Four.
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|- class="topseparator"
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| class="epsleft" | Crew
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| [[Max: Crew & Creative#The Max Headroom Show Crew, Season 2 | Talk Show Crew]]
 
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|-
| class="showleft" | Links
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| Matt Frewer
| class="links" | [[File:mhcom_youtube_icon_100.png|60px|link=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAumSpIz0Kc]]<br />Complete Sting interview segment.
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| Max Headroom
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| class="showleft" | Crew
 
| [[Max: Crew & Creative#The Max Headroom Show Crew | Talk Show Crew]]
 
  
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<div class="lede">The first Max Headroom show of the second season, with its new focus on guest interviews, featured a repeat of the Sting interview, but in a new edit.</div>
  
<span class="lede">The first Max Headroom talk show featured Sting and, of course, the beginnings of the running jokes about golf.</span>
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''The MaxRchives contain a complete recording of the Cinemax version of this episode. A clip of this version of the Sting interview, from the Channel Four broadcast, can be found on YouTube.''
  
 
==Videos & Segments==
 
==Videos & Segments==
''Video listing not yet verified''
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(<span class="texthighlight">Colored text</span> indicates material duplicated from the [[Episode CH4.1.13 | previous show]].)
* Jean-Michel Jarre: "Zoolook"
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* American announcer introduces Max.
* King Kurt: "Designation Zululand"
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* Max outlines the show, including the interview with... Stung!
* Japan: "Visions of China"
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* Video: Jean-Michel Jarre, "Zoolook" (robot clip version).
* Cabaret Voltaire: "Sensoria"
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* Max riff on having the audience's confidence, and how he is being pressured to include produce endorsements on the show. Leads into a short first version of the "Car Parts" monologue.
* Patrick McNee & Honor Blackman: "Kinky Boots" (see below)
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* The back of Max's head rocks out to...
* Sting: "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free"
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** Video: King Kurt, "Designation Zululand"
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* M-M-Max takes a call-in order for Chinese food, introducing...
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** Video: Japan, "Visions of China"
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* <span class="texthighlight">Max explains how for 12 weeks he's been allowed into our homes, and now he's going to let us into his, to interview Sting.</span> (Previous-show reference omitted in Cinemax edit.)
 
* Max and his guest Sting talk about:
 
* Max and his guest Sting talk about:
** His new, solo album ''The Dream of the Blue Turtles''
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** <span class="texthighlight">His new, solo album ''The Dream of the Blue Turtles''</span>
** Golf
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** <span class="texthighlight">Golf ("I hate golf, Max, you know this... it's an old man's game.")</span>
** Jazz (Max yawns)
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** <span class="texthighlight">Jazz (Max yawns)</span>
** Shoes - brown, not black (begins with strange video insert of Max riffs)
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** <span class="texthighlight">Shoes</span>
** Getting political in songs
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*** A break away to the  Cabaret Voltaire video "Sensoria"
** Being 33
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** <span class="texthighlight">Back to shoes - brown, not black (Sting hates black shoes)</span>
** Playing his songs in foreign countries where they might not understand the lyrics (like America)
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** <span class="texthighlight">Getting political in songs</span>
** Size 7.5 shoes (begins with B&W film clip set to song "Kinky Boots")
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** <span class="texthighlight">On being 33</span>
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** <span class="texthighlight">Playing his songs in foreign countries where they might not understand the lyrics (like America)</span>
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** <span class="texthighlight">Back to shoes...</span>
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*** A break to show a short video clip accompanying the stage recording of "Kinky Boots" (Patrick McNee and Honor Blackman), which continues in snips through the following topics.
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** ...Sting wears size 7.5 shoes.
 
** Mark Knopfler (Sting sasses Max)
 
** Mark Knopfler (Sting sasses Max)
** Sandals ("Christ figure" joke)
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** ...but what kind of shoes? Sting says sandals (which leads to a "Christ figure" joke).
** The film ''The Bride''
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** Sting's appearance in the film ''The Bride''
** Pause for long Max riff on variety, entertainment, (Irishmen) and God, with a side glance at Sid Vicious, bad jokes, then mentions of the contest segment to come - "Emotional Outburst," where a lucky contestant will take home their very own country... France
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*** ...with a side trip about sandals again.
 
** Tennis (in golf shoes on Sting's court)
 
** Tennis (in golf shoes on Sting's court)
** Hair Weaves (mentioned in some lists, not seen in currently available clips)
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*** A break to show the Sting video "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free."
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** Sting bangs on the TV to wake Max up.
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** <span class="texthighlight">Discussion of Sting's hair style, which he says is a hair weave.</span>
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** <span class="texthighlight">Max thanks Sting and gives him a memento... a pair of his very own golf shoes!</span>
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* Show's over; long Max riff on the guest star (himself) and the "crazy time" coming next time.
  
 
==Notes & Commentary==
 
==Notes & Commentary==
In the opening remarks of the Sting interview, Max makes a peculiar comment to his viewers - peculiar in a different way from his usual non-sequiturs and jokes. He says,
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The Cinemax rebroadcast used a different voiceover announcer to open the show, not used in the UK.
:: "Oh-oh-oh-k-k-k-kay. For the last twelve weeks, you have been kind enough to allow little old ''moi'' into your home; now I'm going to let ''vous'' into mine. And so, ''ink-ga-da-dink-dink, dink-dink'', the Max Headroom Show takes a giant ''whit whit'' leap sideways onto my cocktail bar as I welcome - at last, ha ha - a guest on my show."
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By most accounts, Max first appeared in the telefilm on 4 Apr 1985; this show followed within a few days. What "twelve weeks" is Max talking about? Commercial previews leading up to the telefilm? Details are completely absent.
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In the Channel Four version of this episode, Max's opening remarks of the Sting interview are reused from the prior show, including the internal reference to "the last twelve weeks" - which is anachronistic, as after that show, it would have been "the last ''thirteen'' weeks." Which is odd, as Max gives a completely new introduction near the beginning of the show... it seems the interview intro could have been updated as well. The Cinemax version shortens the introduction to remove the entire reference to a prior show. (The Channel Four version can be seen in the YouTube clip; the Cinemax version comes from the MaxRchives.)
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The first part of the Sting interview is identical to what viewers would have seen just two weeks earlier, but then includes some new material towards the end.
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==Quotes & Caps==
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[[File:MH-CH4-1-13_Max-with-Sting_320.jpg|right|frame]]
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''This introduction was used on all six episodes of Season 2.''
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* <span class="speaker">(Cinemax) Announcer:</span> "He's the toast of the town, lightly buttered. He's the non-fattening sugar substitute in your tea. He's a ''bon vivant'', a ''gaucho amigo'', a goombah, a mensch and the fifth Musketeer. He's the apple of your eye and ''orange'' you glad he's here. Direct from a wax and shine at the car wash around the corner, it's the man of the hour (oh, for at least a good 30 minutes)... Max Headroom!"
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(''Max's speech in these shows uses extreme stuttering and repetition, which I will not attempt to replicate in the transcriptions here. You can assume that any stutter noted goes on many times longer.'')
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* <span class="speaker">Max:</span> "I'm going to take over your T-T-TV. I'm gonna read the news, check the weather, talk about sports, meet the public, give away prizes, walk the dog, and play videos! videos! And don't forget, later in the show I'm gonna to be talking to the super-superstar with the five-star talent, and... the five-letter name. Yes! You guessed it... Stung! (reacts) Sting!"
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* <span class="speaker">Max:</span> "...Yes, I ''do'' think you have the wrong 'Visions of China.' Okay, bye-bye-bye. ...What a shame, I was beginning to enjoy that. Well, it's like they say - you take one Chinese food order, and five minutes later you feel like another one."
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Latest revision as of 15:58, 17 December 2015

Episode CH4.2.1
Title The Max Headroom Show
US Air Date 13 Nov 1985
UK Air Date 15 Jul 1986
Length 24 minutes
Guests Sting
Links
Crew Talk Show Crew
Matt Frewer Max Headroom
The first Max Headroom show of the second season, with its new focus on guest interviews, featured a repeat of the Sting interview, but in a new edit.

The MaxRchives contain a complete recording of the Cinemax version of this episode. A clip of this version of the Sting interview, from the Channel Four broadcast, can be found on YouTube.

Videos & Segments

(Colored text indicates material duplicated from the previous show.)

  • American announcer introduces Max.
  • Max outlines the show, including the interview with... Stung!
  • Video: Jean-Michel Jarre, "Zoolook" (robot clip version).
  • Max riff on having the audience's confidence, and how he is being pressured to include produce endorsements on the show. Leads into a short first version of the "Car Parts" monologue.
  • The back of Max's head rocks out to...
    • Video: King Kurt, "Designation Zululand"
  • M-M-Max takes a call-in order for Chinese food, introducing...
    • Video: Japan, "Visions of China"
  • Max explains how for 12 weeks he's been allowed into our homes, and now he's going to let us into his, to interview Sting. (Previous-show reference omitted in Cinemax edit.)
  • Max and his guest Sting talk about:
    • His new, solo album The Dream of the Blue Turtles
    • Golf ("I hate golf, Max, you know this... it's an old man's game.")
    • Jazz (Max yawns)
    • Shoes
      • A break away to the Cabaret Voltaire video "Sensoria"
    • Back to shoes - brown, not black (Sting hates black shoes)
    • Getting political in songs
    • On being 33
    • Playing his songs in foreign countries where they might not understand the lyrics (like America)
    • Back to shoes...
      • A break to show a short video clip accompanying the stage recording of "Kinky Boots" (Patrick McNee and Honor Blackman), which continues in snips through the following topics.
    • ...Sting wears size 7.5 shoes.
    • Mark Knopfler (Sting sasses Max)
    • ...but what kind of shoes? Sting says sandals (which leads to a "Christ figure" joke).
    • Sting's appearance in the film The Bride
      • ...with a side trip about sandals again.
    • Tennis (in golf shoes on Sting's court)
      • A break to show the Sting video "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free."
    • Sting bangs on the TV to wake Max up.
    • Discussion of Sting's hair style, which he says is a hair weave.
    • Max thanks Sting and gives him a memento... a pair of his very own golf shoes!
  • Show's over; long Max riff on the guest star (himself) and the "crazy time" coming next time.

Notes & Commentary

The Cinemax rebroadcast used a different voiceover announcer to open the show, not used in the UK.

In the Channel Four version of this episode, Max's opening remarks of the Sting interview are reused from the prior show, including the internal reference to "the last twelve weeks" - which is anachronistic, as after that show, it would have been "the last thirteen weeks." Which is odd, as Max gives a completely new introduction near the beginning of the show... it seems the interview intro could have been updated as well. The Cinemax version shortens the introduction to remove the entire reference to a prior show. (The Channel Four version can be seen in the YouTube clip; the Cinemax version comes from the MaxRchives.)

The first part of the Sting interview is identical to what viewers would have seen just two weeks earlier, but then includes some new material towards the end.

Quotes & Caps

MH-CH4-1-13 Max-with-Sting 320.jpg

This introduction was used on all six episodes of Season 2.

  • (Cinemax) Announcer: "He's the toast of the town, lightly buttered. He's the non-fattening sugar substitute in your tea. He's a bon vivant, a gaucho amigo, a goombah, a mensch and the fifth Musketeer. He's the apple of your eye and orange you glad he's here. Direct from a wax and shine at the car wash around the corner, it's the man of the hour (oh, for at least a good 30 minutes)... Max Headroom!"


(Max's speech in these shows uses extreme stuttering and repetition, which I will not attempt to replicate in the transcriptions here. You can assume that any stutter noted goes on many times longer.)

  • Max: "I'm going to take over your T-T-TV. I'm gonna read the news, check the weather, talk about sports, meet the public, give away prizes, walk the dog, and play videos! videos! And don't forget, later in the show I'm gonna to be talking to the super-superstar with the five-star talent, and... the five-letter name. Yes! You guessed it... Stung! (reacts) Sting!"
  • Max: "...Yes, I do think you have the wrong 'Visions of China.' Okay, bye-bye-bye. ...What a shame, I was beginning to enjoy that. Well, it's like they say - you take one Chinese food order, and five minutes later you feel like another one."