The Evolution of Arsenio Hall

Attention, Dog Pound! It’s time to “Woof, woof, woof!” like it’s 1992! Arsenio Hall is coming back on the air with another late-night talk show, and so we decided to take a look back on his career.

And though Arsenio became something of a 1990s punchline (see our mentions of “Dog Pound” and “Woof, woof, woof!” within the first 10 words of this article), it turns out he’s actually done some pretty awesome stuff during his career, from breaking down color barriers in late-night TV to going comedy toe-to-toe with Eddie Murphy to crusading for AIDS awareness before it was cool to do so.

He also wore some terrible suits.