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Writers:
Nick Siracuse (writer)
Scott Schaefer (writer)
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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | unknown
Release Date:
3 January 1989 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
We Be Havin' a Ball!
Plot:
Arsenio Hall hosts this hip, late-night talk show.
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Awards:
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A Product Of The Times See more (14 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 252)

Arsenio Hall ... Himself - Host (370 episodes, 1989-1994)
Burton Richardson ... Himself - Announcer (367 episodes, 1989-1994)
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Series Directed by
Todd Fischer (4 episodes, 1992-1994)

Sandra Fullerton (unknown episodes)
Scott Schaefer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Arsenio Hall (116 episodes, 1989-1994)
Rob Young (103 episodes, 1989-1994)
Steven Alan Green (103 episodes, 1989-1991)
Tim Kelleher (82 episodes, 1989-1993)
Danny Zuker (82 episodes, 1989-1993)
Dawna Kaufmann (27 episodes, 1993-1994)
Paul Clay (25 episodes, 1989-1990)
Barry Friedman (25 episodes, 1989-1990)
Alec Sokolow (25 episodes, 1989-1990)
Steve Spiegel (25 episodes, 1989-1990)
J. Anthony Brown (22 episodes, 1993-1994)
Davey DiGiorgio (21 episodes, 1993-1994)
Hal Spear (21 episodes, 1993-1994)
Philip Vaughn (21 episodes, 1993-1994)
Larry Charles (19 episodes, 1989-1990)
Marty Rudoy (19 episodes, 1993-1994)

Scott Schaefer (unknown episodes)
Nick Siracuse (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Arsenio Hall .... executive producer (114 episodes, 1989-1994)
Mark Lipsky .... executive producer (15 episodes, 1989)

Carole Chouinard .... supervising producer (unknown episodes)
David A. Hurwitz .... segment producer (unknown episodes)
Kent Weishaus .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Christian Santiago (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Clayton Lonie Jr. (107 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Costume Design by
Sandy Ampon (unknown episodes)
 
Series Makeup Department
R. Christopher Biggs .... special makeup effects artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Cockerill .... field director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Robert Cole .... special effects (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
BJ Davis .... stunt coordinator / stunts (2 episodes, 1989)

Chuck Borden .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Michael J. Sarna .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Roy Heath .... key grip (178 episodes, 1989-1994)
Pascal M. Guillemard .... lighting technician / best boy electric (28 episodes, 1993-1994)
Jenna Abrahamson-Minardi .... lighting technician (24 episodes, 1989-1990)
Frank Detone Jr. .... best boy: grip (6 episodes, 1989-1990)
Jeff Rifkin .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1989-1990)
Dana Ross Martin .... camera operator (3 episodes, 1992)

Christian Santiago .... camera operator: studio and field camera (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Monique Long .... costumer (6 episodes, 1991-1992)
 
Series Music Department
Arsenio Hall .... composer: theme "Hall or Nothing" (unknown episodes)
 
Series Transportation Department
Gina August .... driver (13 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Other crew
Dailey Pike .... audience warm-up (139 episodes, 1989-1994)
Marshall Boone .... production assistant (88 episodes, 1989-1994)
Mel North .... choreographer (86 episodes, 1989)
Pamela Hyatt .... communications liasion (84 episodes, 1989-1994)
Kim Swann .... talent coordinator (44 episodes, 1989-1991)
Kevin Gershan .... stage manager (4 episodes, 1989-1990)

Alan Abrams .... business affairs director (unknown episodes)
Carole Chouinard .... talent coordinator (unknown episodes)
Rick Law .... creative consultant (unknown episodes)
Jack Edward Sawyers .... additional footage (unknown episodes)
 

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Trivia:
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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3 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
A Product Of The Times, 23 April 2008
Author: Camelot_2000 from Canada

I admit I have fond memories of the Arsenio Hall show and was a devout viewer, but that was when he first came out and skyrocketed to instant popularity. He was a major hype of the times, an icon for bringing a new, hip and refreshing format to the talk show industry, and checking out his show seemed like the "in" thing to do.

There were funny and memorable moments, like the time Kurt Russell was a guest and a song from an album he recorded as a child star suddenly started blaring on the studio speakers. There were also Arsenio's merciless digs at Roseanne Barr during his opening monologue, most of which were pretty funny. There was also Madonna's hyped up and much publicized appearance (back when she was at a superstar zenith), and after the applause died down and the 'talk' began, all she basically did was throw questions back at him about his alleged romance with Paula Abdul.

Arsenio seemed to revel in his own success too, like showing a clip from "Ghost" where Whoopi Goldberg mentions to two co-stars that his show was on. Or taking note of the news item where a guy got outraged and violent after other people in his household wouldn't let him watch the show.

Yeah, The Arsenio Hall show was a product of the times, unfortunately time wasn't too kind and before long, the fad started to wear out. My interest started to wane in '91 when things weren't making such an impact anymore. Even another appearance from Madonna didn't liven things up. She, looking pale and curiously waxen faced, merely sat quietly while her then-friend Rosie O'Donnell obnoxiously hogged up all the attention.

Yes, Arsenio was a great show, but only at the beginning, afterwards, it became a passing fancy, much like the "Help, I've fallen and can't get up!" commercial and the "Twin Peaks" TV series.

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