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The Bittersweet Legacy of Dave Chappelle’s ‘I’m Rick James, Bitch’

11 February 2014 1:45 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

On February 11, 2004, the fourth episode of the second season of Chappelle's Show aired. The series had built a great deal of buzz with its 12-episode first season and had some classic sketches over the second season's first three episodes — including "The Racial Draft" and "The Niggar Family" — but nothing compared to what happened that night: The Rick James installment of "Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories" debuted. Besides being an incredible, hilarious sketch that is able to tell a complete story with both pathos and dense punch line concentration, it instantly became a phenomenon. Very early in the days of social media — Facebook was weeks old — people shared the sketch any way they could, whether it was through MySpace, Aim away messages, or just shouting "I'm Rick James, bitch" so often that people had to go home and see what they were talking about. For »

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