Thursday, May 28, 2015

Game Time: Turn It Up (1990)

After MTV decided to terminate the hugely popular Remote Control, they opted to create another music-themed game show. Unfortunately, Turn It Up didn't quite make it to New Year's Eve.

Like Control, Turn was a standard quiz game, but also had a full-on house band, Zombo Combo, fronted by series announcer Stuffy Shmitt. Comedian Jordan Brady served as host. As you'll see in this sample episode, Jordan was often out of breath by the time he ran from his dressing room to the stage, and that affected his performance.......

After Turn was cancelled in December 1990, Brady resurfaced as one of the hosts of NBC's Name Your Adventure, but these days, his attention is on the other side of the camera, as he's swapped game shows and stand-up comedy for directing.

Rating: B.


Silverstar said...

"Turn it Up" came from a time when the 'M' in MTV stood for Music, rather than Mediocre. Good to hear Jordan Brady's still working, albeit behind the camera.

hobbyfan said...

Indeed, although his projects are few and far between, and relatively unknown.