Why did the Arsenio Hall show end?

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  1. Yam the BOMB

    Yam the BOMB Member

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    I would guess it came down to lack of eyeballs on the screen.
     
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    “Tonight Joan Embry from the San Diego Zoo is IN MY HOUSE!” Whoop whoop whoop whoop.
     
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    Weird, wild stuff.
     
  4. Bluzeboy

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    Because basically it sucked.
     
  5. big mike

    big mike Plexi Loving Admin Staff Member

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    Had a great band and musical guests though

    Remember Santana sitting in with them
    Eric gales band after that first album
     
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    In addition to all the things said/speculated so far... maybe his shtick got old and peeps tuned out? :dunno
     
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    Gig Young Orson Wells; Mercury Theater 1935 Silver Supporting Member

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    Jazz Chorus glitched during the Wang Chung appearance.

    With a sequela of no stereo
    Chorus

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    He returned to Zamunda with Prince Akeem and lived happily ever after
     
  9. T Dizz

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    I still have an Arsenio Hall Show t-shirt I got when touring the studio around 1989 -90. They were not taping that day but got to see the place.
     
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  10. Shredzilla

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    I think it was that one fingered fist bump thing (finger bump?) he always did with the band director guy.
     
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    he had some great music guests that you wouldn't see on other shows,, I'll give him that
     
  12. GuiltySpark

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    I watched a lot of it. And I don't particularly remember any of it. That's probably a good clue.
     
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    I remember the In Living Color spoof of the AH show more than I remember the actual show. Did y'all know AH was friends with Eddie Murphy?:)
     
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    That's what I remember as well. Aresenio was a casualty of the Late Night war between Leno and Letterman. His show was pushed back from 11:30 EST to 12:30 EST.
     
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  15. A-Bone

    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    Then Jon Stewart (younger, hipper) showed up on MTV, then Chevy Chase had his brief Fox show, which took the Fox stations from Hall. It was a pretty rough confluence of late night talkshow events for him.
     
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    I think that a lot of the reasons here had something to do with it, but I feel that he wasn't cool anymore.
     
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    Amen. I didn't really watch any of the late night talk shows, before or after Arsenio, but I watched his.
     
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    Was there this big public outcry to bring his show back? The reboot, or whatever you want to call it, only lasted 1 season.
     
  19. Madsen

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    Because his music career was taking off.
     
  20. stevieboy

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    I don't dislike him but I didn't enjoy his show much. His schtick got old really fast. And late night TV is the legal residence of schtick!

    I don't think I'm alone in that, some tolerated longer than I did. I think that contributed to his demise.

    But I also think that being syndicated was a rough way to go, in a world of mostly network competition. Not a real good situation for long term security.
     

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