Comedian Dave Chappelle hosts this sketch-comedy show that parodies many of the nuances of race and culture.
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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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If making fun of people was against the law, he'd be a lifer. See more »

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Comedy | Music

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22 January 2003 (USA)  »

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Chappelle's Show: The Lost Episodes  »

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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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Goofs

In the third "When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong" skit, Brenda's last name changes from Johnston to Rounds. See more »

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Charlie Murphy: But that showed me never judge a book by it's cover. Prince could really ball!
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Crazy Credits

Episode #204 began with the following disclaimer: "This episode of Chappelle's Show has been deemed more offensive than usual. Viewer discretion is advised." This was followed by a second screen: "Enjoy yourself, bitches. It's a celebration." See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Can't Be Chapelle's Show: A XXX Parody (2010) See more »

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Hip-Hop
Written & Performed by Dead Prez
Courtesy of Loud Records/LLC
(Chappelle's intro music)
(uncredited)
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Absolutely hilarious
30 November 2003 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

Dave Chappelle's show on Comedy Central might just be one of the best variety comedies ever. Dave Chappelle has a gift of making people laugh and his voice doesn't help anything at all as he has a funny voice too. He delivers in his mockery of R. Kelly, "The Black white supremacist" and Fisticuffs w/ Funkmaster Flex and Big Tigger. I can't wait for the second season to begin, it's hard to predict what he has in store for us fans


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