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The Arsenio Hall Show 

Arsenio Hall hosts this hip, late-night talk show.
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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »
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 Himself - Host 376 episodes, 1989-1994
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 Himself - Announcer 367 episodes, 1989-1994
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Arsenio Hall hosts this hip, late-night talk show.

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3 January 1989 (USA)  »

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The appearance of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan was highly controversial due to remarks by Farrakhan that many felt were anti-Semitic and homophobic. Protests from Jewish and gay groups pressured Hall to cancel Farrakhan's appearance but Hall adamantly refused. Hall agreed to feature pre-taped segments featuring opposing viewpoints but he did not air any of them. Some affiliates put a disclaimer before the episode warning viewers. The furor over this episode was a major reason why Hall and Paramount decided not to renew his contract. See more »

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Referenced in Bébé's Kids (1992) See more »

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The show unknowingly sealed its' fate
24 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

One of the "highlights" of this show is when Arsenio had then Governor Clinton on his show to badly blow some hot air through his sax and have the host kiss up to him.

Clinton was elected and Bush/Quayle were sent packing. Arsenio got what he wanted - Right?

Arsenio Failed to take into account his heavy reliance on Dan Quayle as the fodder for his monologues. With Dan Quayle out of the spotlight, his jokes seemed old and mean-spirited. Unable to come up with anything fresh or funny, The Arsenio Hall Show died a quiet death.


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