Arsenio Hall Show Highlights
Last night’s Arsenio Hall Show honored Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I’m not going to review the episode as I normally would. Instead, I’ll just point out the clips that you might find interesting and enjoy.
Here were my favorite monologue jokes:
It’s a great day. I’m Arsenio Hall, and happy Martin Luther King Day to everyone. Or, as Fox News calls it: Monday.
Last night the whitest show on television, Downton Abbey, they introduced their first black character. The most awkward moment was when he angrily claimed to be the best cornerback in the NFL.
At the end of the monologue Step Masters Step By Step performed. They are members of Dr. King’s fraternity Alpha Phi Alpha:
There were no comedy segment bits.
Maya Angelou was the first couch guest. She spoke to Arsenio by phone about Dr. King’s assassination on her birthday.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was the second couch guest. Kareem was in high school when he had the opportunity to meet and speak with Dr. King:
Smokey Robinson was the third couch guest. He discussed meeting Dr. King in Motown’s first headquarters:
Malcolm-Jamal Warner was the fourth couch guest. He began with a spoken word performance before talking about Dr. King’s influence on him:
Overall the show was a very nice tribute to Martin Luther King.