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The Arsenio Hall Show 

Arsenio Hall hosts this hip, late-night talk show.
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1994   1993   1992   1991   1990   1989  
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 show was syndicated and aired on some CBS affiliates throughout the country. When Late Show with David Letterman (1993) premiered, many CBS affiliates moved Hall's show to a later time slot or dropped the show altogether. Hall's show also aired on some Fox affiliates. One week later, Fox premiered The Chevy Chase Show (1993) and Hall's show suffered the same fate. Even though Chase's show was short-lived, Hall was unable to retrieve his previous time slots. Hall's show was still popular in the markets where his show had not been moved or replaced but the nationwide ratings had sharply declined. See more »

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Spoofed in In Living Color: The Jackson Bunch (1991) 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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