Max Headroom signal hijacking of WTTW

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Max Headroom signal hijacking of WTTW  (1987) 

The Max Headroom signal hijacking occurred on the night of November 22, 1987, when the television broadcasts of two stations in Chicago, Illinois were hijacked in an act of broadcast piracy by a video of an unidentified person wearing a Max Headroom mask and costume, accompanied by distorted audio and a corrugated iron panel swiveling in the background to mimic Max Headroom's geometric background effect. This is a transcription of the second hijacking, which occurred at about 11:20 pm that night, when the signal of local PBS station WTTW was interrupted during an airing of the Doctor Who serial Horror of Fang Rock. The first hijacking video had no dialogue.

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Max Headroom
Because he's a fricking nerd. Yeah, I think I'm better than Chuck Swirsky. Fricking liberal! Oh, Jesus!

Max Headroom
Catch the wave!

Max Headroom
Your love is fading!

Max Headroom
I still see the X.

Max Headroom
My piles!

Max Headroom
Oh, I just made a giant masterpiece for all the Greatest World Newspaper nerds!

Max Headroom
My brother is wearing the other one, but it's dirty!

Max Headroom
Oh, no, they're coming to get me!

Bend over, bitch!

Max Headroom
Ahh! Oh, make it stop!

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