The Arsenio Hall Show was a late night TV show starring, strangely enough, Arsenio Hall. It was quite popular during the early 1990s, and was probably the first popular late night show with a black host. Its biggest claim to fame was probably when Bill Clinton played the saxophone there while he was a candidate for President in 1992.
It remains something of a staple in pop culture references from that era, although I get the feeling many people who bring it up these days probably never actually watched the show. I personally watched it quite a bit, which I’m not sure I should admit to.
At the beginning of the show, the announcer would announce him like that “Arseniooooooooooooo Hall!”, holding the “o” for several seconds. @mistaphill’s “things that make you go hmmm” was a popular segment on the show.
I considered it a win simply because someone remembered (and connected) Arsenio(oh-oh-oh) Hall to something current/relevant (which he is neither… sadly).
No matter, it still made me smile.
BTW, Team Conan:
Jay Leno gave up his Tonight Show about 5 or 6 months ago and Conan O’Brien took it over. A week or so ago, Jay Leno was offered a 30-minute show at 11:30pm every night, and NBC was going to push The Tonight Show back to 12:05am. Conan did not want to do this and has said that he would leave NBC, if they forced this issue.
Jay Leno said that he would take the tonight show back, if Conan left.
Team Conan (a play on words for the whole Team Edward vs. Team Jacob from Twilight thing) are the supporters for Conan O’Brien keeping the show, as is. I’ve seen “Team CoCo” and simply “CoCo” used more often than Team Conan, but that may just be me.
BTW, I like Conan O’Brien A LOT more than Leno and I hope he gets to keep the show at the same time slot, as well.
I understand that this reference was 100% for the Arsenio Hall Show, but people were saying that they didn’t know Arsenio AT ALL. That’s why I referenced Coming to America. It wasn’t explaining the post at all, if that’s what anyone was thinking.
The Arsenio post was my favorite of all of these. And I don’t care what anyone says, the best Arsenio role was in Dave Chappelle’s daydream in an episode of Chappelle’s Show. “How come you didn’t tell me how good this cheese was?!”