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|Title||The Max Headroom Show|
|UK Air Date||15 Jul 1985|
|US Air Date||13 Nov 1985|
Complete Sting interview segment.
|Crew||Talk Show Crew|
The first Max Headroom talk show featured Sting and, of course, the beginnings of the running jokes about golf.
Videos & Segments
Video listing not yet verified
- Jean-Michel Jarre: "Zoolook"
- King Kurt: "Designation Zululand"
- Japan: "Visions of China"
- Cabaret Voltaire: "Sensoria"
- Patrick McNee & Honor Blackman: "Kinky Boots" (see below)
- Sting: "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free"
- Max and his guest Sting talk about:
- His new, solo album The Dream of the Blue Turtles
- Jazz (Max yawns)
- Shoes - brown, not black (begins with strange video insert of Max riffs)
- Getting political in songs
- Being 33
- Playing his songs in foreign countries where they might not understand the lyrics (like America)
- Size 7.5 shoes (begins with B&W film clip set to song "Kinky Boots")
- Mark Knopfler (Sting sasses Max)
- Sandals ("Christ figure" joke)
- 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
- Tennis (in golf shoes on Sting's court)
- Hair Weaves (mentioned in some lists, not seen in currently available clips)
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,
- "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."
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.