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Overview

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Writers:
Nick Siracuse (writer)
Scott Schaefer (writer)
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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 5 | 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.
Awards:
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(243 articles)
User Reviews:
Hiphop killed Arsenio? No! See more (14 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 248)

Arsenio Hall ... Himself - Host / ... (365 episodes, 1989-1994)
Burton Richardson ... Himself - Announcer / ... (362 episodes, 1989-1994)
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Series Directed by
Todd Fischer (49 episodes, 1992-1994)

Sandra Fullerton (unknown episodes)
Scott Schaefer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Arsenio Hall (103 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 (103 episodes, 1989-1994)
Mark Lipsky .... executive producer (14 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. (106 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 (165 episodes, 1989-1992)
Pascal M. Guillemard .... lighting technician / best boy electric (27 episodes, 1993-1994)
Jenna Abrahamson-Minardi .... lighting technician (21 episodes, 1989-1990)
Frank Detone Jr. .... best boy: grip (3 episodes, 1989)

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 (126 episodes, 1989-1994)
Mel North .... choreographer (85 episodes, 1989)
Marshall Boone .... production assistant (74 episodes, 1990-1994)
Pamela Hyatt .... communications liasion (70 episodes, 1991-1994)
Kim Swann .... talent coordinator (37 episodes, 1989-1991)

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 timeslot 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 timeslots. 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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9 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Hiphop killed Arsenio? No!, 17 January 2004
Author: Zpex from Detroit, MI

I just finished reading some of the comments here about Arsenio's show, and while I agree with some, I heavily disagree with others. First of all, there was no "hip hop backlash" around the time that grunge rock became popular. At the time hip hop began to reach it's commercial peak as well. Furthermore, Arsenio frequently had grunge and rock performers on his show; from Poison to Nirvana to Red Hot Chili Peppers to Radiohead. Many are quick to associate Arsenio's show with hip hop, simply because he is a black man and was the first to really showcase it, but that is not all he ever had on. His musical guests were a mixed bag: pop, urban, country, rock, etc.

What killed Arsenio was that he over time just simply wore thin. In retrospect, it is very true that Arsenio's show was very "1989," and he had a hard time moving forward from that. His interviewing skills were often lacking, and his opening monologues were at times poor. Everything wrong with the show starting out that people dismissed because he was young, hip and someone *new* to watch on late night continued to haunt him, and over time people started to not dismiss it anymore.

Toward 1993-1994, his show became dreadfully stale, painfully slow moving, and annoyingly unfunny. In the meantime, all the hoopla surrounding the Jay/Dave fight over the Tonight Show didn't help matters because it led late night audiences (and sponsors) to focus on them rather than Arsenio.

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