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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Why Arsenio Hall Matters Now.

This morning I was watching the replay of the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. And as I was watching Jay's monolouge I was thinking back to the PBS special about Johnny Carson.

And I was thinking that as the years have gone on, how Johnny Carson matters now as he was so superior to any of the four men and one woman hosting late night television at this time. I was really going to type in something like "Jay could hold Carson's shoe lace, bla bla bla..."

Then...this happened.....


 

And when he came out....he almost did it.  The crank-up.

And for two seconds, it was 1992.  It was stage 29 at Paramout Studios.  It was the Night Thing and "Let's....get....bizzzy" all over again.

And the last line that got the biggest response.  That a network could hire a black man to host a late night talk show.  It should.  This man.

My case was made through four years of the most innovative, aware late-night programming. The Aresenio Hall Show was truly the first late night series that spoke to a generation that did not think all entertainment came from Vegas, Broadway, and the Borscht Belt.  While Carson had on Vic Damone, Aresenio hosted Tupac.  Carson would bring out Joe Namath, Arsenio hosted Magic. Carson would trade one-liners with Reagan, Aresenio all but created Bill Clinton.

And Hall had no problem put it all on the line to put on a guest no one else would put on....Louis Farakkan.



Not to mention, that Hall cared about people and the community.  On the night of the Los Angeles riots, Hall did a show like none other before or since (why that show is not available on You Tube or anywhere is is, IMHO, a sin and a shame).  Famous names and average folks from the community were in the house.  It was bare bones. But people wanted to be there to help Hall try to calm a community.

Afterward, Hall went to the First A. M. E. Church.  A KNBC crew was there and talk to Hall and Rev. Cecil Murray.  Here you get a bit of the heart of a man at a time when heart was needed.



And we are at that point now.  With almost every side of every point of society at war with each other, we need that heart before we go to bed.
Hall is 56. He would be younger than Leno or Letterman. He can still reach a younger audience than Leno or even Letterman. And if you are, say, Fox Broadcasting, Aresenio would definatly put you back in the late-night game.  If you're ABC, you'd probably think, you can get rid of two albertross' around your neck, Nightline and JKL.

The bottom line, the time is right, the man is hot, and boy...do we need him now.

Crank it up.  Let's get bizzy.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Bad Xian Btches

By now you know how much I HATE the American Family ASSociation.  If you have followed my blogs you know that my tracking of false prophets started when they successfully censored the NBC series Book of Daniel. Their goal is simple: if you or any part of the culture does not fit into their narrow, bigoted view ofthe world, you will be targeted until you are destroyed.

Their main weapon is financial blackmail.  Threaten advertisers with boycott until they remove their spots from the offending program. You know, the same strategy used to try to get Rush Limbaugh off radio.  And you know how THAT worked out.

You see evil only works when evil wields it.

Take the TV series GCB, the spoofy soap that poked gentle fun of Dallas' Righteous Flock.  Problem is that the AFA can't take a joke.  So they sent out their own good Xian bitches (Actually, the original title was to be Good Christian Bitches...I refuse to give these Tupelo bovines any connection with the actual "C" because...well, refer to Galatians 6:7. GCB mocks hypocrites, not Christ) to terrorize advertisers.

Again, it worked.

ABC dumps anti-Christian 'GCB' show after one season

Fleeing advertisers and low ratings doomed show from the start
May 14, 2012


Dear Donald,
ABC network has announced it is cancelling "GCB" and will not run it for a second season.
A Christian-bashing version of ABC's now defunct "Desperate Housewives," GCB centered on a recently divorced mother of two who moved back to the affluent neighborhood where she grew up to find herself in the whirling midst of gossip, Botox and fraud.
In later episodes, ABC didn't miss an opportunity to show its bigotry and hatred toward Christianity.

AFA led the efforts against GCB with an initial petition to ABC, asking it to not air the mockery. It was signed by 130,000 Action Alert supporters.
After the series began airing, AFA's OneMillionMoms.com ministry regularly contacted advertisers, who pulled advertising support from the show, resulting in lost revenue by the network.

Suffice it to say, the OneMillionCows....errrr Moms are effective (except when it comes to Ellen Degeneres.....but that's another story...).

Now lets talk about those ratings for a second.  According to Nielsen, GCB was averaging 7.4 million viewers per week. That was on par with Desperate Housewives and only slightly smaller than Once Upon a Time. But compare that 7.4 with the dismal 3.7 million the show that was in that spot Pan Am was getting, then it could not possibly be ratings.

The AFA/OMM blackmail campaign has worked again.  I wonder, though, if these heavenly hucksters will be as enthusiastic about ABC's replacement.  666 Park Avenue, basically where the rental agreement is truly a contract with the devil.

Yes. They replaced God with Satan on the ABC schedule.  And if the OneMillionMoms are not up in arms about this.....makes ya wonder who really IS controlling the AFA.

Oh...one other thing, if you want to help get GCB back on the schedule, go to www.savegcb.com. I'm not usually a fan of online petitions, but these people seem to have the right heart about it.  Mention the numbers we quoted and the OMM's blackmail campaign...and pass it around.  As of this blogging, they have nearly the 38,000 of the 100k signatures they're looking for.  Even Perez Hilton has come on board.

The Tupelo Twits love to "send a message" with their boycott threats.  It would be nice of, for once, they get the proper reply.