Chappelle's Show (2003–2006)

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Comedian Dave Chappelle hosts this sketch-comedy show that parodies many of the nuances of race and culture.

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Top 250 TV #69 | Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 6 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »



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Comedian Dave Chappelle hosts this sketch-comedy show that parodies many of the nuances of race and culture.

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22 January 2003 (USA)  »

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Sketches were shot for the aborted third season but did not air including:
  • A parody of Michael Jackson's videos Michael Jackson: Thriller (1983) and "Beat It" referencing his child molestation trial

  • A parody of Super Size Me (2004) called "Maximize Me"

  • A sequel to Daddy Day Care (2003) starring Charlie Murphy

  • Dave uses the speech patterns of politicians to receive special treatment at a coffee shop and a strip club

  • A parody of the Virgin Mobile commercials featuring two singers on the street

  • A "Hip-Hop Newsbreak" portraying the lyrics of Nas's "If I Ruled the World"

  • Dave imagines what would what happen if he sold a ringtone and spoke at the Republican National Convention

  • A "Hip-Hop Newsbreak" stating lyrics of Dr. Dre's "Still D.R.E."

  • Dave harasses his ex-girlfriend's husband at his job at a donut shop

  • A "Hip-Hop Newsbreak" stating lyrics of Das Efx's "They Want EFX"

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Lil' Jon's (played by Dave Chappelle) right sleeve changes positions when he is in the doctor's office. See more »


P. Diddy: All right, I got some good news and some bad news. The bad news is that I'm gonna have to shut down the studio. The good news is that I just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance.
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Starring: Dave Chappelle (obviously) See more »


Featured in Black to the Future: Hour 4: The 00s (2009) See more »


Written & Performed by Dead Prez
Courtesy of Loud Records/LLC
(Chappelle's intro music)
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This show will go down as the funniest show of the decade
30 June 2004 | by (St. Louis, Missouri) – See all my reviews

Mark my words....

Some people deem this show as racist/sterotyping/labeling. Well I think thats the point.

Welcome to the new millennium, where a guy takes things we've had in my country (USA) since its founding, like racism and makes it funny (An effort to try to tear down racial barriers? Maybe) and exploits how ridiculous and stupid racism and sterotyping really is.

And at the same time how does Chapelle hit pop culture so well? The vice city sketch, John Mayer in the Harlem barber shop, the player haters ball, the real world with one super white guy, I know black people, and of course the racial draft...

You just got to take all the skits' racism out of context (The way I think Chapelle does), and just laugh at yourself and your entire race for once instead of hyper-defending your race. And if you can do that you'll realize why this is one of the funniest shows of the decade.

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