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Max Headroom (the US series) was a spinoff of a UK TV movie called Max Headroom: 20 Minutes Into the Future that aired in 1985. The TV movie, in turn, was created to provide a backstory for the animated character Max Headroom, who "hosted" a music video show and an interview show as well as being the spokesentity for the "New Coke" ad campaign. Look, it's complicated, OK?
Max Headroom broadcast signal intrusion
On November 22, 1987, two Chicago TV stations had their programming interrupted by video footage of a man in a Max Headroom mask. The man spouted a bunch of nonsense before he mooned the viewers and was spanked by a flyswatter.