19 years. Yessirr! For almost 2 decades, Arsenio Hall took off from work. It took winning the Celebrity Apprentice to make him make the decision to come back to late night television. And he has been missed.
Let’s face it, those of us who grew up watching Arsenio knew that 11:00 p.m. was the time we (Black people) were going to see the musical acts and other Black performers Johnny Carson and other late night personalities didn’t or wouldn’t book on their shows. Arsenio was responsible for truly helping many young singers, rappers, comics, actors/actresses get exposure that they wouldn’t have gotten.
How can we forget, “things that make you go, hhhmmmm.” And Woof! Woof! Woof! They became his trademark.
People didn’t forget that .
September 9, 2013, was the debut of the New Arsenio Hall show and he was number one.
I think that people didn’t forget how much fun watching Arsenio in the 90’s was.
He earned it.
WELCOME BACK ARSENIO!