Episode CH4.2.4

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Episode CH4.2.4
Title The Max Headroom Show
US Air Date 4 Dec 1985
UK Air Date 5 Aug 1986
Length 30 minutes
Guests Roger Daltrey
Crew Talk Show Crew
Matt Frewer Max Headroom
The fourth episode of the first season of the Max Headroom talk show featured The Who lead singer Roger Daltrey.

The MaxRchives contain a complete recording of the Cinemax version of this episode.

Videos & Segments

  • Max introduces the show by saying he'll be "squeezing a line or three later on" from Roger Daltrey.
  • Video: Ultravox, "Love's Great Adventure"
  • Max comments on using St. Christopher for driving safety.
  • Video: Madness, "Driving in My Car"
  • Max makes an observation about how stupid moths are.
  • Video: Heaven 17, "Let Me Go"
  • Max has a conversation with the time announcer.
  • Video: Go West, "Call Me"
  • Max and his guest Roger Daltrey talk about:
    • "Hi, there, old buddy, old chum... we meet at last."
    • What Roger likes about acting ("It's great to get paid for dressing up.")
    • Roger's plans to direct a movie (which appears to have never happened...)
      • Video: The Pale Fountains, "Jean's Not Happening"
    • Daltrey's fascination with criminals.
    • His new album "Under a Raging Moon." ("What's wrong with 'Roger Daltrey Sings Again'?)
      • Video: Roger Daltrey, "After The Fire"
    • Performers on the new album, including Zach Starkey ("He's much better than his dad...")
  • Elton John & Millie Jackson: "Act of War"
    • Golf
    • Oscar award

Notes & Commentary

Quotes & Caps

(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: "Coming up - coming up-yes! yes! (makes O-face) soon on my show, yes, coming up-coming up (sorry, I used to work in an elevator), yes, I'll be squeezing a line or three out of Mr. Roger Daltrey. (aside) Rog? Be with ya in a moment. Take it easy, will ya?"
  • Max: "Hi. If you want to feel safer in your car, the most popular method is to buy a... St. Christopher. ("Winning smile.") Light up. And what most people like to do is hang it in their windscreen. This is a good idea... because it swings around and distracts you on long journeys. (Sound of car failing to start.) And if you think that's bad, then..."
  • Max: "Of all the creatures in the cos-cos-cosmos, how come the moth is so stu-stupid? It hates the light, it only comes out in the dark, and then it spends all night beating itself silly. And where? Against the light bulb. So if any of you dumbo moths are listening, come out in the day... there's light everywhere."
  • Time Announcer: "...third stroke, it will be ten-twenty nine, precisely..."
Max: "Uh, huh... okay, right..."
Time Announcer: "At the third stroke, it will be two-sixteen and twenty seconds."
Max: "Yeah, uh-huh, yeah..."
  • Max: "At the third stroke it will be
  • Max: "