Friday, February 8, 2008
Arsenio appears on Leno for 24th time during strike
Last night Arsenio Hall made is 24th appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno since the writers strike began almost three months ago. Leno and Hall are old friends and often discuss old times during the interview. "I didn't realize this but apparently Jay and I have discussed [Johny]Carson during every interview. Also we talk about how I am looking to get back into the talk show business," said Hall.
Hall has been popular on all the late night talk shows appearing a total of 67 times during the strike on NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX and The Food Network. Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, Craig Ferguson and Dave Letterman have admitted that Hall has saved them during the strike numerous times. "I had one guest that at the last minute did not want to get on the writer's bad side and decided to cancel. I called Arsenio and he was able to get here in less than three minutes," said Kimmel, host of Jimmy Kimmel live on ABC. Hall said there was no truth to the rumor that he was living in the NBC studios during the strike or that he carried a special Tonight Show beeper.