Aimed at a hip, young demographic, “The Arsenio Hall Show” was famous for its trademark “woof woof” audience chant and never-know-who-might-stop-by guest list.
On Monday, nearly 20 years after his original run, the 57-year-old entertainer returned to TV with a new show, “Arsenio” with special guests Paula Abdul, Chris Tucker and Snoop Lion.
Arsenio’s previous show ran from 1989 to 1994 and boasted memorable moments, some of which have become a part of pop culture lore: Bill Clinton playing the saxophone during the ’92 campaign; Magic Johnson’s first interview after being diagnosed with HIV; and Hall’s tense show the night the Los Angeles riots broke out.
“The good thing about the second time around, there are people who know me, and those 35-year-olds can tell their children, but I’m about to jump back into the culture and I’m the same Arsenio and I just give a different persona to a late-night talk show,” Arsenio said about his new show.
So far so good Arseniooooooooo! We’ll be tuning in!