The Arsenio Hall Show nearly doubled ratings for networks but don’t expect it hold onto to the #1 spot. As Jeno Leno said in the only funny skit, “Yeah, good luck with that.”
The show has been off the air for nearly 20 years and the jokes were just as old. It was all references to how much things have changed like how cell phones used to be big! Gee, never heard that one before. He even had Carrot Top props just in you in case you didn’t believe just how big they were. Even the topical jokes fell flat. He reached into his an appropriately torpedo-sized time capsule, which is “not Governor Christie’s lunch box”, and pull out A-Rod’s old glove full of needles and pills. Talk about a swing and a miss.
I constantly found myself uncomfortably smiling the way you do when you feel bad for someone. But at least he’s having a good time laughing at his own jokes like always.