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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 Rated TV #64 | Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 7 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
...  Various / ... 33 episodes, 2003-2006
...  Announcer / ... 22 episodes, 2003-2006
...  Announcer / ... 15 episodes, 2003-2004
...  Himself / ... 14 episodes, 2003-2006
...  Himself / ... 15 episodes, 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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A new brand of comedy. See more »

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Comedy | Music

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Comedy Central

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22 January 2003 (USA)  »

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Chappelle's Show: The Lost Episodes  »

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Dave Chappelle left the show abruptly during filming of the third season. He later stated in interviews that he never intended to make a third season but he felt pressured by Comedy Central and his co-workers to continue. Comedy Central pulled the show from its 2005 schedule and decided to shelve the completed sketches in hopes that Chappelle would return to finish the season. Chappelle stated in interviews that if Comedy Central aired the episodes he would definitely not return to the show. After negotiations with Chappelle stalled, Comedy Central decided to repackage some of the completed sketches and air them in 2006. Charlie Murphy and Donnell Rawlings took over the hosting duties. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[Darius' grandmother catches him masturbating in the bathroom]
Darius: Granny, don't!
Darius' Grandma: Well, hurry the hell up, Darius! Unlike you, I'm getting a little action tonight, you bunk bitch.
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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

Referenced in PWX: Lighting the Fuse (2006) See more »

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Hip-Hop
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 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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