Paula Abdul and Arsenio Hall reunite on his new show
Former '90s stars take a touching trip down memory lane
Arsenio Hall and Paula Abdul were so cool in the 1990s. Remember that?
Both the former pop star and the late-night jokester tapped into their glories of yore when Abdul made a surprise appearance on "The Arsenio Hall Show" during its Monday night debut. Although Hall, 57, started the segment pretending to discover Abdul's prosthetic butt in a time capsule with Abdul popping up and feigning anger, the bit ended on a touching note.
"I just want to tell you, watching back there, there are so many things to be grateful for and at this very moment, I am grateful for you," Abdul, 51, said to Hall. "For your loyal friendship, your amazing, unique talent and your dedication to everything that truly matters. I'm so proud of you. You've done something that no one's ever done before or let alone even tried -- to come back in 20 years and step back into the spotlight."
Before and after things got touchy-feely, Abdul got in some well-placed digs at her old "American Idol" coworker Simon Cowell and Hall, too. "Now that you're working again, I hope this means you'll be moving out of my pool house," Abdul jokingly said. Hall's first show, which was also syndicated by CBS, aired from 1989 to 1994. Here's the clip:
"The Arsenio Hall Show" airs weeknights in syndication. Check your local listings.
Watched it last night with Ice Cube and Lisa Kudrow as guest. Was impressed and got informed in terms of how it was back in those days in terms of him inviting guess. He and Cube explained the difficulty of him trying to invite certain guests depending on the guests political and social views. Quite touchy knowing how it all worked out for the good even though Arsensio was turned down many times by the network he worked for in terms of inviting guests of his choice. Nice to se that at least in Ice Cube's case anyway no ill feelings was held against Arsenio by Ice Cube because as a result of being turned down Ice Cube went to the studio to give Hall a piece of his mind and ended up running into John Singleton who was an intern at the time for Arsenio. When Singleton by chance met Ice Cube there at the studio he asked Ice Cube to be in his movie Boys in the Hood and the rest is history.
Lisa Kudrow is and was an interesting guest last night on the show as well. She just did a wonderful impromptu of her new character on her new show. Arsenio asked her to respond to question about his teenage son that was thinking about doing a new drug today. The drug is the new escastysy and called something moody. She hit it out the park and and I could see Arsenio telling her at the break that she had done an incredible job on that spur of a second request by him. All in all I hope I can remember to keep watching it each night. In fact I will set the old dvr and make sure to watch it nightly either live as it happens or later on the old dvr. Good to have the "Old Boy Back."