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After the sale of ''Soul Train''[='s=] rights from Don Cornelius Productions to [=MadVision=] Entertainment in early 2009, an official Website/YouTube channel was established along with a planned series of DVD sets from Time-Life. In 2016, Creator/{{Viacom}} (Via Creator/{{BET}}) bought the franchise, which includes all trademarks, the tape library, the award show and the revival cruise series. ''The Soul Train Cruise.''

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After the sale of ''Soul Train''[='s=] rights from Don Cornelius Productions to [=MadVision=] Entertainment in early 2009, an official Website/YouTube channel was established along with a planned series of DVD sets from Time-Life. In 2016, Creator/{{Viacom}} (Via Creator/{{BET}}) bought the franchise, which includes all trademarks, the tape library, the award show and the revival cruise series. ''The ''[[https://soultraincruise.com/ The Soul Train Cruise.Cruise]].''


After the sale of ''Soul Train''[='s=] rights from Don Cornelius Productions to [=MadVision=] Entertainment in early 2009, an official Website/YouTube channel was established along with a planned series of DVD sets from Time-Life. In 2016, Creator/{{Viacom}} (Via Creator/{{BET}}) bought the franchise, which includes all trademarks, the tape library, the award show (which survives the show) and the revival cruise series. ''The Soul Train Cruise.''

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After the sale of ''Soul Train''[='s=] rights from Don Cornelius Productions to [=MadVision=] Entertainment in early 2009, an official Website/YouTube channel was established along with a planned series of DVD sets from Time-Life. In 2016, Creator/{{Viacom}} (Via Creator/{{BET}}) bought the franchise, which includes all trademarks, the tape library, the award show (which survives the show) and the revival cruise series. ''The Soul Train Cruise.''


After the sale of ''Soul Train''[='s=] rights from Don Cornelius Productions to [=MadVision=] Entertainment in early 2009, an official Website/YouTube channel was established along with a planned series of DVD sets from Time-Life. In 2016, Creator/Viacom (Via Creator/{{BET}}) bought the franchise, which includes all trademarks, the tape library, the award show (which survives the show) and the revival cruise series. ''The Soul Train Cruise.''

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After the sale of ''Soul Train''[='s=] rights from Don Cornelius Productions to [=MadVision=] Entertainment in early 2009, an official Website/YouTube channel was established along with a planned series of DVD sets from Time-Life. In 2016, Creator/Viacom Creator/{{Viacom}} (Via Creator/{{BET}}) bought the franchise, which includes all trademarks, the tape library, the award show (which survives the show) and the revival cruise series. ''The Soul Train Cruise.''


After the sale of ''Soul Train''[='s=] rights from Don Cornelius Productions to [=MadVision=] Entertainment in early 2009, an official Website/YouTube channel was established along with a planned series of DVD sets from Time-Life. Reruns of early episodes can currently be seen on Creator/{{BET}}'s new Centric channel (formerly [=BET J/BET on Jazz=]), as well as on the DTV network[[note]]a digital terrestrial (i.e., non-cable) network that can be seen using an antenna and special converter box; most new [=TVs=] have the capability built in, although the antenna is still needed[[/note]] Bounce.

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After the sale of ''Soul Train''[='s=] rights from Don Cornelius Productions to [=MadVision=] Entertainment in early 2009, an official Website/YouTube channel was established along with a planned series of DVD sets from Time-Life. Reruns of early episodes can currently be seen on Creator/{{BET}}'s new Centric channel (formerly [=BET J/BET on Jazz=]), as well as on In 2016, Creator/Viacom (Via Creator/{{BET}}) bought the DTV network[[note]]a digital terrestrial (i.e., non-cable) network that can be seen using an antenna franchise, which includes all trademarks, the tape library, the award show (which survives the show) and special converter box; most new [=TVs=] have the capability built in, although the antenna is still needed[[/note]] Bounce.
revival cruise series. ''The Soul Train Cruise.''


* BrokenPedestal: Music/IceCube was crestfallen when he finally got on the show, only to have Don Cornelius say to his face on live TV that the host neither liked nor understood hip hop. This started a long-time feud between the two and led to a TakeThat on the [[Music/GetoBoys Scarface]] track "Hand of the Dead Body" (which Ice Cube featured on), and was likely also one of the inspirations for his solo track "Turn Off the Radio" (which was a more general attack on black radio for refusing to get with the times and give hip-hop the time of day).



* WhatTheHellHero: Music/IceCube was crestfallen when he finally got on the show, only to have Don Cornelius say to his face on live TV that the host neither liked nor understood hip hop. This started a long-time feud between the two and led to a TakeThat on the [[Music/GetoBoys Scarface]] track "Hand of the Dead Body" (which Ice Cube featured on), and was likely also one of the inspirations for his solo track "Turn Off the Radio" (which was a more general attack on black radio for refusing to get with the times and give hip-hop the time of day).

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* WhatTheHellHero: Music/IceCube was crestfallen when he finally got on the show, only to have Don Cornelius say to his face on live TV that the host neither liked nor understood hip hop. This started a long-time feud between the two and led to a TakeThat on the [[Music/GetoBoys Scarface]] track "Hand of the Dead Body" (which Ice Cube featured on), and was likely also one of the inspirations for his solo track "Turn Off the Radio" (which was a more general attack on black radio for refusing to get with the times and give hip-hop the time of day).


* WhatTheHellHero: Music/IceCube was crestfallen when he finally got on the show, only to have Don Cornelius say to his face on live TV that the host neither liked nor understood hip hop. This started a long-time feud between the two.

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* WhatTheHellHero: Music/IceCube was crestfallen when he finally got on the show, only to have Don Cornelius say to his face on live TV that the host neither liked nor understood hip hop. This started a long-time feud between the two.two and led to a TakeThat on the [[Music/GetoBoys Scarface]] track "Hand of the Dead Body" (which Ice Cube featured on), and was likely also one of the inspirations for his solo track "Turn Off the Radio" (which was a more general attack on black radio for refusing to get with the times and give hip-hop the time of day).


* RealSongThemeTune: Many people think "TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)" was written specifically for ''Soul Train''... and actually, it was. In an interview for a Creator/VH1 documentary about the show, Cornelius stated that he hired the Philadelphia-based songwriting team of Gamble and Huff to write a song for the show. He liked it, but he was adamant about '''not''' calling the song "Soul Train", so they called it "TSOP" and he approved. Cornelius went on to say that he regretted that move.


Don Cornelius hosted from the October 2, 1971 debut through the end of Season 22, on June 26, 1993, after which the show utilized a large variety of guest hosts for the next few years. Mystro Clark became the new permanent host at the beginning of Season 27 (1997-98), but only held the role briefly before Shemar Moore replaced him on the thirteenth show of Season 29 (1999-2000). Dorian Gregory was the final host, holding the reins for the show's last three years (2003-06).

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Don Cornelius hosted from the October 2, 1971 debut through the end of Season 22, on June 26, 1993, after which the show utilized a large variety of guest hosts for the next few years. Mystro Clark became the new permanent host at the beginning of Season 27 (1997-98), but only held the role briefly before Shemar Moore Creator/ShemarMoore replaced him on the thirteenth show of Season 29 (1999-2000). Dorian Gregory was the final host, holding the reins for the show's last three years (2003-06).


* WhatTheHellHero: IceCube was crestfallen when he finally got on the show, only to have Don Cornelius say to his face on live TV that the host neither liked nor understood hip hop. This started a long-time feud between the two.

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* WhatTheHellHero: IceCube Music/IceCube was crestfallen when he finally got on the show, only to have Don Cornelius say to his face on live TV that the host neither liked nor understood hip hop. This started a long-time feud between the two.


* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Early episodes owed more to ''Series/LaughIn'' than ''AmericanBandstand'' in terms of the show's look and camera work. The pilot in particular had a completely different announcer, and the open showed the musical guests (Gladys Knight & The Pips, David Ruffin, and The Honey Cones) were dancing among the "Soul Train ''Gang''"[[note]]they weren't referred to as "Dancers" until 1975[[/note]] instead of showing short clips of their performances.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Early episodes owed more to ''Series/LaughIn'' than ''AmericanBandstand'' ''Series/AmericanBandstand'' in terms of the show's look and camera work. The pilot in particular had a completely different announcer, and the open showed the musical guests (Gladys Knight & The Pips, David Ruffin, and The Honey Cones) were dancing among the "Soul Train ''Gang''"[[note]]they weren't referred to as "Dancers" until 1975[[/note]] instead of showing short clips of their performances.

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** The original set was more evocative of a "juke joint out by the railroad tracks" theme. Starting in 1972, a more-discotheque themed set was debuted, along with the iconic theme song. The iconic disco ball would appear a few years later.


* RealSongThemeTune: Many people think "TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)" was written specifically for ''Soul Train''... and actually, it was. In an interview for a VH1 documentary about the show, Cornelius stated that he hired the Philadelphia-based songwriting team of Gamble and Huff to write a song for the show. He liked it, but he was adamant about '''not''' calling the song "Soul Train", so they called it "TSOP" and he approved. Cornelius went on to say that he regretted that move.

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* RealSongThemeTune: Many people think "TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)" was written specifically for ''Soul Train''... and actually, it was. In an interview for a VH1 Creator/VH1 documentary about the show, Cornelius stated that he hired the Philadelphia-based songwriting team of Gamble and Huff to write a song for the show. He liked it, but he was adamant about '''not''' calling the song "Soul Train", so they called it "TSOP" and he approved. Cornelius went on to say that he regretted that move.


* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Early episodes owed more to ''LaughIn'' than ''AmericanBandstand'' in terms of the show's look and camera work. The pilot in particular had a completely different announcer, and the open showed the musical guests (Gladys Knight & The Pips, David Ruffin, and The Honey Cones) were dancing among the "Soul Train ''Gang''"[[note]]they weren't referred to as "Dancers" until 1975[[/note]] instead of showing short clips of their performances.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Early episodes owed more to ''LaughIn'' ''Series/LaughIn'' than ''AmericanBandstand'' in terms of the show's look and camera work. The pilot in particular had a completely different announcer, and the open showed the musical guests (Gladys Knight & The Pips, David Ruffin, and The Honey Cones) were dancing among the "Soul Train ''Gang''"[[note]]they weren't referred to as "Dancers" until 1975[[/note]] instead of showing short clips of their performances.


* CaptainErsatz: On ''TheCosbyShow'', Theo and Cockroach are jazzed to appear on "Dance Mania" and dance with "Tina" (an expy of Cheryl Song)

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* CaptainErsatz: On ''TheCosbyShow'', ''Series/TheCosbyShow'', Theo and Cockroach are jazzed to appear on "Dance Mania" and dance with "Tina" (an expy of Cheryl Song)


* LongRunner: Every weekend for 35 years.

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* LongRunner: LongRunners: Every weekend for 35 years.

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