1980's Some of the best max headroom quotes (from the 80's man)

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When computer graphics were new and exciting. I remember being AMAZED... asking myself, "How do they do that!!!!!????"

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maxheadroomukarchivestm1987 : "he's nothing but a robot. covered in makeup. talks a lot of nonsense. what a way to talk about the president of America"

Gloom Shift : "Why are the only funny lines on this show the ones behind me?"

Shinobi Wolf : "The only funny lines on this show are the ones behind me." Classic.

rlrsk8r1 : "How can we make this guy in a plastic suit and makeup look like a computer-generated guy from the future?" "We'll just make the audio skip and loop." --The most clairvoyant men in the world.

JackisJack : "You know...People can be really nasty. Only the other day I heard someone say, "he's nothing but a robot, covered in make-up." What a way to talk about the president of America." I laughed so hard.

When Will You Learn? : Is this the origin of YTP?

Zed C : Is he running on windows 98?

therandomdot : This is what they should have kept Max doing... satire, sarcasm and dry-witted humor. He was at his best when he was acting like an artificial intelligence going bonkers. It's sad that they made a show for him that involved drama and being serious. The origin movie of him was dramatic and cyberpunkish. But, he took off in pop culture as a satirist. They should have stuck with that.

thaibu : Always thought Jim Carrey emulated Max Headroom.

Forgetful Hatter : I just witnessed a fake ai stutter his name for 10 seconds and i loved every second for it.

UltrawomanLiz18 : Y'all kids need to understand that the idea behind Max was grappling with a tech revolution. In 88 (or whenever) WWW hadn't even been written yet and though we knew the future was in cyberspace nobody knew what that was. This was a pretty big deal historically. Sampling was new, remix didn't exist yet, this was the bleeding cutting edge. Don't taunt Sumerians over primitive writing and don't dis Max Headroom. He came true.

Critias : This is Ma-Ma-Ma-Ma-Ma-Ma-Ma-Ma-Ma-Ma-Ma-Ma-Ma-Ma-Ma-Ma-Ma-Max-MAX-MAX-MAX-MAX-MAX-Ma-Ma-Ma-Ma-MAX MAX MAX MAX-Ma-Ma-Ma-Ma-MAX Max Headroom.

Kailash : me and my mates used to impersonate him in school, thank god there were no smart phones about back then :p

destroyernoah : ... I was trying to watch Dr. Who here...

Dank Dank : I'm beginning to feel like a rap god....

ZefTillDeath : So he was basically Jim Carrey before we all knew who Jim Carrey was.

Natalie D. : "Why are the only funny lines on this show the ones behind me?"I DIED

Cody Cullum : So few people noticed that behind the crazy editing skills and amazing artistic design, Max Headroom was one of the best satirists of his time, and covered more controversial topics than almost anyone in the 80's. This guy was amazing....and then he got a tv show and a movie that completely threw all of that out.

josoverthehill : When computer graphics were new and exciting. I remember being AMAZED... asking myself, "How do they do that!!!!!????" And wasn't it a COMPLETE bummer to find out that it wasn't computers at all, but just freaking MAKEUP?? I know I was disappointed.

DominatorGaming : The 80s sounded so fantastic...

Mr. Skeleton : this video looks like a YTP

PazuzuStalker : I remember this from back in the days... Extremely stylish, graphic and cool! Was kind of about that in the 80s. Miami vice etc. JR pouring his scotch... It was about style, looks, images and poses. The Vibe! You could almost taste it... Humor? Serious stuff? Nah! If you wonder about stuff like that you weren't there.

coyoteroadkill : This show predicted the future so accurately! In the age of video tapes, Max's jumping around and stuttering foretold the annoyance of a scratched DVD.

Limelines : Listening to Max slaughter german was just so goddamn amusing. At least I as a german was able to understand it XDD "UND DER OBER BRACHTE MIR... EINE.... SUPPE! *hysterical laughing for no reason*"

internet user : remember boy george? me either

randomhumor1 : so this is where Eminem got the idea for the music video of Rap God, at least the intro part

stiimuli : ya know, everything I've seen this guy in, other than this show, he was really good with lots of charaisma. Honey i shrunk the kids, an episode of Star Trek Next Gen.... Why wasn't he a bigger star?

Bálint Szép : "And the nuclear powers have just denied rumors that the world's waters are being polluted by nu-nu-nu-nu-nuclear waste. They say they say the pollution is being caused not by them but by all the dead fish... we havetoday... in the sea... mkay? NE-NE-NE-NEXT!"

StaticSnow : is this vaporwave

patronsaintofpoison : Your love is fading

Ferdinand Hlavac : "My brothers wearing the other one...... Its dirty!"

nickpower03 : If you watched this on acid.. oO

Sightseeing : How'd they do it? With makeup. I'm not kidding.

CoolestCorpseOnTheBlock : Anyone else see the subliminal messages?

CT2507 : wow!... Jim Carey stole so much of this guy!

Sparky Marie : I'm shook, what the hell did I miss in the 80s.

icemanroyal : I remember watching this when i was a kid.  I think i need to get into the 80's mind set again, I ll brb after doing massive lines of White Rhino off a mirror in my new 84 Pontiac Fiero...

Steven Whitear : "Why are the only funny lines in this show the ones behind me?"

Daehawk : Matt Frewer is an acting genius. I loved Max when I caught it in the 80s new. I was a teen and it was perfect for a tech guy. People used to wonder if it really was a computer lol if you can believe that. I didn't catch it a lot being active and discovering girls but loved it. My step mom ruled the VCR so I couldn't record it. It wasn't until I saw him in Star Trek The Next Generation that I found out who Max was.

SmegPod : most of it wasn't actually cgi it was just a guy made up to look like cgi, cut up and edited

Barrett Lewis : 5:05 you can hear the crew laughing (over the ping pong game they seem to be playing)

marshmallowbudgie : 0:38 Max: "damn subroutines"

preachinshawn : I vaguely remember this guys I was under 10, and for some unknown reason his name popped into my head today. Weird, and moving on.

Karlemids : Max was a reptillian shape-shifter.

Electronics For Fun : max doesn't say his name 100 times in a row! the other broadcasters who produced there own versions of max headroom did it wrong. "20 minutes into the future" (original British broadcast) did it the right way.

vvwimanagement : it's not computer graphics it's the actor Matt Frewer with make up on and a plastic tuxedo. I used to put it on him. 

Charlotte Nixon : 1:59 I laughed so hard I exploded

A Highly Visible Ninja : So six Micks, a Scot, A Frog, A Yank, A Kraut, and maybe an Aussie? This was the beginning of a potentially legendary joke and Headroom goofed it. Ah well, probably not very TV friendly anyways. Also that mirroring effect during his "window" story was pretty cool.

Vex B : This makes more sense then the actual world.