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Encyclopedia > The Arsenio Hall Show
The Arsenio Hall Show
Format Talk show
Variety show
Created by Arsenio Hall
Marla Kell Brown
Starring Arsenio Hall
Country of origin Flag of the United States United States
No. of episodes 1,248
Production
Running time 1 hour per episode
Broadcast
Original channel First-run syndication
Original run January 1989May 1994
External links
IMDb profile
TV.com summary

The Arsenio Hall Show is a talk show which aired on late night in syndication from 1989 to 1994. It starred comedian/actor Arsenio Hall. A talk show (U.S.) or chat show (Brit. ... A variety show is a show with a variety of acts, often including music and comedy skits, especially on television. ... Arsenio Hall at the 1989 Emmy Awards Arsenio Hall (February 12, 1955) is an American comedian, talk show host, and actor. ... Arsenio Hall at the 1989 Emmy Awards Arsenio Hall (February 12, 1955) is an American comedian, talk show host, and actor. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... In the television industry (as in radio), syndication is the sale of the right to broadcast programs to multiple stations, without going through a broadcast network. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... This is a list of television-related events in 1989. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... A talk show (U.S.) or chat show (Brit. ... In the television industry (as in radio), syndication is the sale of the right to broadcast programs to multiple stations, without going through a broadcast network. ... Arsenio Hall at the 1989 Emmy Awards Arsenio Hall (February 12, 1955) is an American comedian, talk show host, and actor. ...

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Background

Hall had been a host on The Late Show, another talk show on the Fox Broadcasting Company, after the dismissal of Joan Rivers. Although he was popular in that job, contract was not renewed, and he signed with Paramount Television to do this show before FOX finally decided they wanted to keep him. The Late Show was an American late night talk show and the first series broadcast on the then-fledgling Fox Network. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company, usually referred to as just Fox (the company itself prefers the capitalized version FOX), is a television network in the United States. ... Joan Rivers (born June 8, 1933) is an American comedian, actress, talk show host, businesswoman, and celebrity. ... The Paramount Domestic Television logo used from 2002-2006 with 90th Anniversary used throughout 2002 (when Paramount Pictures celebrated its 90th Anniversary) Paramount Television (re-incorporated from Desilu Productions) was an American television production/distribution company that was active from 1967 to 2006 and was launched under Gulf+Western. ...


Recurrent gags

One of the show's recurrent gags was affixing a humorous label to a specific section of the audience at stage left of the band, called the "dogpound."[1] This section had arguably the least interesting view of Arsenio's interview space as it was largely obscured by the size of Michael Wolff's band set. The labeling was a staple of Arsenio's opening monologue and almost always began with the phrase "People who..." In one variation of the gag, Arsenio designated this section as "People who are currently in a Witness Protection Plan", at which point the camera turned to the section to reveal a digitally altered view of the section that made it impossible to see the audience members on the screen in this section. Michael Wolff is an American jazz pianist, composer and actor. ...


Popularity

Hall's show was aimed at the younger urban audience, with Eddie Murphy (a personal friend of Hall's) and other performers often featured. The show quickly appealed to young people of all races and began to attract a wide variety of guests. It became the show for entertainers to go to in order to reach the "MTV Generation". The show was known for the audience's yelling, "Whoof, whoof, whoof!" while pumping their fists in a circular motion. Hall had invented this chant for his high school's football team. Urban culture is the culture of cities. ... Edward Eddie Regan Murphy (born April 3, 1961) is an Academy Award nominated, Golden Globe Award-winning American actor and comedian. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Bill Clinton

Presidential candidate Bill Clinton guested on the show in June 1992, playing "Heartbreak Hotel" on the saxophone (causing Aresnio to quip, "It's nice to see a Democrat blow something besides the election") [1]. The appearance is often considered an important moment in Clinton's political career, helping build his popularity among minority voters; Clinton went on to win the United States presidential election in November 1992. Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... The year 1992 in television involved some significant events. ... The saxophone (colloquially referred to as sax) is a conical-bored instrument of the woodwind family. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... The United States presidential elections of 1992 featured a battle between Republican George Bush, the incumbent President; Democrat Bill Clinton, the governor of Arkansas; and independent candidate Ross Perot, a Texas businessman. ...


Controversial moments

Hall claimed that his decision to have the controversial Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan appear turned affiliates, advertisers and some viewers off the show, which ultimately led to its cancellation. The Nation of Islam (NOI) is a religious and social/political organization founded in the United States by Wallace Fard Muhammad in 1930 with the self-proclaimed goal of resurrecting the spiritual, mental, social, and economic condition of the black men and women of America and the rest of the... Louis Farrakhan (born Louis Eugene Walcott, May 11, 1933), is the head of the Nation of Islam (NOI). ...


During a May 1991 taping, Arsenio lost his temper when three or four members of Queer Nation (apparently offended because Hall's producers refused to book Gus Van Sant to promote his gay-themed film My Own Private Idaho) interrupted Hall's opening monologue to ask why he never had any gay guests on his show. (Members of the group were seated in different parts of the audience). The heated exchange[2] went on for several minutes, and Hall lost his temper two or three additional times as the show progressed. Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... The year 1991 in television involved some significant events. ... LGBT rights Around the world By country History · Groups · Activists Declaration of Montreal Same-sex relationships Marriage · Adoption Opposition · Discrimination Violence This box:      Queer Nation was founded in March 1990 in New York City, USA by activists from ACT-UP. The four founders were outraged at the escalation of anti... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... My Own Private Idaho is a 1991 gay-themed independent film written and directed by Gus Van Sant, loosely based on Shakespeares Henry IV, part 1. ...


The Set

  • It had a Blue Background, blue chairs and sofa and sleekly polished black floor.
  • Stage 29 at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, where Hall's show was taped, was later occupied by Keenen Ivory Wayans' short-lived syndicated late night talk show (1996-97), and is now currently occupied by the Dr. Phil show.

Stage 29 was orriginally part of the old RKO Gower Studios, prior to being absorbed by larger neighbor Parmamount Pictures in 1967. At that time the stage number was 7. Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz worked for the first time together on that stage in the 1940 film "Too Many Girls". Prior to Paramount aquiring the property, Ball and Arnaz purchased the stuido and ran it as "Desilu Gower" from 1957 to 1967. Keenen Ivory Wayans (born June 8, 1958 in New York City, New York) is an American actor, comedian, director and writer best known as the host and creator of the FOX sketch comedy series In Living Color, which also starred Jim Carrey, Jamie Foxx, his brother Damon Wayans, David Alan... Dr. Phil may refer to: Phil McGraw, an American psychologist and television personality Dr. Phil (TV series), which Phil McGraw hosts dr. ...


Awards and nominations

Emmy Awards An Emmy Award. ...

  • 1993: "Outstanding Technical Direction/Camera/Video for a Series", for episode "The 1000th show" — won
  • 1990: "Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety or Music Series or a Special" — won
  • 1990: "Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series" — nominated
  • 1989: "Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety or Music Series or a Special" — nominated
  • 1989: "Outstanding Technical Direction/Camera/Video for a Series" — nominated
  • 1989: "Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program" — nominated

NAACP Image Awards Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... The NAACP Image Award is an award presented annually by the NAACP to honor the top African-Americans in film, television, music and literature. ...

  • 1995: "Outstanding Variety Series" — won
  • 1993: "Outstanding Variety Series/Special" — won

Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ...

See also

List of late night network TV programs || There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...


References

  1. ^ TV Acres article about the "Dogpound"
  2. ^ Footage of Arsenio's conflict with Queer Nation

External links

  • The Arsenio Hall Show Online Petition
  • Jump The Shark - The Arsenio Hall Show

  Results from FactBites:
 
The Arsenio Hall Show - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (344 words)
The Arsenio Hall Show was a talk show, which aired on late night in syndication from 1989 to 1994.
Hall's show was aimed at the younger urban audience, with Eddie Murphy (a personal friend of Hall's) and other African American performers often featured.
Reflecting the distaste of conservative commentators for the show and mocking the style in which Arsenio Hall was introduced on stage every night, radio host Rush Limbaugh, immediately after the show's announced cancellation, referred to it as the "Arsenio Goooone Show".
Arsenio Hall - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (419 words)
Arsenio Hall (born on February 12, 1955 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American comedian, talk show host, and actor.
The son of a Baptist minister, Arsenio was a magician as a child.
Arsenio made a cameo appearance as himself in Chappelle's Show in March 2004, when Dave is imagining "what Arsenio is doing right now" in a dinner scene.
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