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Chappelle's Show

The Chappelle's Show logo.
Format Sketch show, comedy
Created by Dave Chappelle
Neal Brennan
Starring Dave Chappelle
Charlie Murphy
Donnell Rawlings
Country of origin Flag of the United States United States
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 33 (List of episodes)
Production
Running time approx. 22 min per episode.
Broadcast
Original channel Comedy Central
Original run January 22, 2003July 23, 2006
External links
Official website
IMDb profile
TV.com summary

Chappelle's Show is an American comedy television series starring comedian Dave Chappelle. Created by Chappelle and Neal Brennan, the series premiered on January 22, 2003 on the U.S. cable television network Comedy Central. The show ran for two complete seasons plus three "lost episodes". Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 180 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,999 × 450 pixels, file size: 886 KB, MIME type: image/png) This is a logo of an organization, item, or event, and is protected by copyright and/or trademark. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... A comedy is a dramatic performance of a light and amusing character, usually with a happy conclusion to its plot. ... David Khari Webber Chappelle (born August 24, 1973) is an American stand-up comedian, satirist and actor. ... Neal Brennan is an American writer, stand-up comedian, director, and producer. ... David Khari Webber Chappelle (born August 24, 1973) is an American stand-up comedian, satirist and actor. ... Charles Charlie Quinton Murphy (born July 12, 1959) is an American writer, actor, and stand-up comedian known for his role on the American television program Chappelles Show. ... Donnell Rawlings in Car Babes (2007). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Chappelles Show logo. ... Comedy Central is an American cable television and satellite television channel in the United States. ... is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 204th day of the year (205th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A comedy is a dramatic performance of a light and amusing character, usually with a happy conclusion to its plot. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... David Khari Webber Chappelle (born August 24, 1973) is an American stand-up comedian, satirist and actor. ... Neal Brennan is an American writer, stand-up comedian, director, and producer. ... is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ... Comedy Central is an American cable television and satellite television channel in the United States. ...


After numerous delays, production of the third season of the show was abruptly ended when Chappelle left the show. Three episodes were compiled from the completed work and these episodes aired from July 9 to July 23, 2006. Re-runs frequently air on Comedy Central and around the world on Comedy Central in Germany, The Comedy Network in Canada, the Comedy Channel and the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) in Australia and FX in the United Kingdom. It has been announced that the series will be syndicated by MGM Television under strategic relationship with New Line Television.[1][2] is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 204th day of the year (205th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Comedy Central is an American cable television and satellite television channel in the United States. ... The Comedy Network (TCN) is a Canadian cable television specialty channel owned by CTV Television Inc. ... Comedy Centrals old logo Comedy Central is a cable television channel in the United States. ... The Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) is one of two government funded Australian public broadcasting radio and television networks, the other being the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). ... FX is a British TV channel owned by Fox, launched in 2004 and originally branded as FX289 in reference to its Sky Digital EPG number. ... MGM Television Entertainment logo MGM Television (first known as Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Television, and later MGM/UA Television) is an American television production/distribution company that was launched in 1955 and a subsidiary of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc. ... New Line Television is a American television production/distribution company launched in 1988, an subsidiary of New Line Cinema and Time Warner. ...

Contents

Format

The show opens with Chappelle being introduced over a riff from the song Hip Hop, from the album Let's Get Free by Dead Prez. Chappelle performs a short stand up in front of a live audience, which serves to introduce the upcoming skit. The focus then shifts to a live skit that appears on a screen that is to Chappelle's left (or right for the first episode). The show is notorious for its handling of the topic of sexuality, and Chappelle's casual usage of racist epithets. The show also handles such topics as prostitution, the entertainment industry, gun violence, numerous drug references (particularly marijuana, PCP, and crack cocaine) and music, all performed in a comedic fashion with a touch of antagonism. Lets Get Free is the debut album by the alternative hip hop duo dead prez, released on February 8, 2000 (see 2000 in music) on Loud Records. ... Dead Prez is a critically acclaimed underground hip-hop duo of alternative rappers stic. ... B. J. Novak in a stand-up comedy routine at Olde English sketch comedy in June 2007. ... Cannabis, also known as marijuana[1] or ganja,[2] is a psychoactive product of the plant Cannabis sativa L. subsp. ... “Angel Dust” redirects here. ... A pile of crack cocaine ‘rocks’. Crack cocaine is a highly addictive form of cocaine that is popular for its intense high. ... Look up Antagonism in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Cast

Dave Chappelle is listed in the credits as: "Starring: Dave Chappelle" David Khari Webber Chappelle (born August 24, 1973) is an American stand-up comedian, satirist and actor. ...

Anthony Berry is a US actor. ... Neal Brennan is an American writer, stand-up comedian, director, and producer. ... Bill Burr Bill Burr is an Irish American stand-up comedian from Canton, Massachusetts. ... Paul Mooney (born in Louisiana in 1940, USA) is an American comedian, writer, and television and film actor. ... Charles Charlie Quinton Murphy (born July 12, 1959) is an American writer, actor, and stand-up comedian known for his role on the American television program Chappelles Show. ... Donnell Rawlings in Car Babes (2007). ...

Episodes

There have been seven seasons of Chappelle's Show produced, totaling 56 episodes. There have also been four "mixtapes" and three "music jump-off" - episodes highlighting the best sketches and musical acts of each season, respectively. Combined, this makes 63 complete episodes. The Chappelles Show logo. ...


Popular skits

Instead of being a traditional sketch comedy show, the show has a style that is much like BBC's Big Train in that the skits are pre-recorded (shot on film). However, a laugh track is not used and it is the actual laughter from audiences that is present at the episode's taping (the one exception to this was the 'Dude's Night Out' sketch. Neal Brennan admitted in the Season 2 DVD commentary that they had to air in laughs due to the lack of reaction from the audience) for that specific episode. The following is a list of skits performed on the Comedy Central series Chappelles Show. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... For the Washington Senators pitcher nicknamed Big Train, see Walter Johnson. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Neal Brennan is an American writer, stand-up comedian, director, and producer. ...

Kent Wallace (William Bogert) hosting Frontline.
Kent Wallace (William Bogert) hosting Frontline.

Frontline - A spoof of the PBS series Frontline. The first Frontline sketch, Blind Supremacy, featured the life of Clayton Bigsby (played by Chappelle), a biography of a blind white supremacist who is not aware that he is actually a black man. This was in the opening episode of the first season and helped Chappelle gain significance for the way that the sketch gratuitously used the word "nigger" (mostly spoken by Chappelle's character). Other Frontline sketches featured stories of racist animal actors and gay versions of everything from the DMV to the KKK. Image File history File links Frontline. ... Image File history File links Frontline. ... William Bogert (born January 24, 1936 in New York, New York) is an American character actor best known for his semi-regular role of Brandon Brindle on Small Wonder from 1985 to 1989. ... Note: Public Broadcasting Services is a broadcaster in Malta. ... FRONTLINE is a public affairs television program of varying length produced at WGBH in Boston, Massachusetts, and distributed through the Public Broadcasting Service network in the United States. ... This article is about the visual condition. ... White supremacy is a racist ideology which holds the belief that white people are superior to other races. ... Homosexuality refers to sexual interaction and / or romantic attraction between individuals of the same sex. ... In the United States of America, Department of Motor Vehicles (or DMV) is a commonly used name of the government agency of a U.S. state which administers the registration of automobiles (e. ... Members of the second Ku Klux Klan at a rally during the 1920s. ...


Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories - Charlie Murphy (who also wrote the sketch) retells events of the 1980s, the most popular being the Rick James story with Murphy as himself and Chappelle as James, including incidents such as James slapping Murphy, interspersed with scenes of the present-day Rick James, trying to cover up for his past behavior, saying, "Cocaine's a hell of a drug." The sketch spawned one of the show's popular catchphrases, "I'm Rick James, bitch!", which Chappelle as James repeatedly declares. Charles Charlie Quinton Murphy (born July 12, 1959) is an American writer, actor, and stand-up comedian known for his role on the American television program Chappelles Show. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... Rick James (born James Ambrose Johnson, Jr) (February 1, 1948 – August 6, 2004) was one of the most popular artists on the Motown label during the late 1970s and early 1980s. ... Cocaine is a crystalline tropane alkaloid that is obtained from the leaves of the coca plant. ...


The sketch attained even greater public attention when, in 2002, a candidate for city council in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, also named Rick James but unrelated to the singer, had many of his Vote Rick James campaign signs defaced or stolen by fans of the sketch.[1][2] Hattiesburg is a city in Forrest County in Mississippi, a state of the United States of America. ...


Black Bush - an African-American "interpretation" of George W. Bush and his administration. It was controversial due to its set-up segment (which had Dave Chappelle mocking fellow comedian Dennis Miller over the comedian's infamous "free pass" comment regarding not saying anything bad about George W. Bush) and its overall theme that if Bush and his top aides were black, the public would be more willing to be critical of the President and his decisions. The sketch also features cameo appearances by actor Jamie Fox, who appears as "Black Tony Blair" and Mos Def as "Black Head of the CIA." George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... Dennis Miller (born November 3, 1953) is an American Emmy Award-winning comedian, political commentator, television personality, and talk radio host. ... Jamie Foxx (born Erick Bishop December 13, 1967 in Terrell, Texas) is an American actor. ... For other people of the same name, see Tony Blair (disambiguation) Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born May 6, 1953)[1] is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, Leader of the Labour Party, and Member of Parliament for the constituency... Mos Def (born Dante Terrell Smith on December 11, 1973 in Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.), is an American rapper and actor. ... Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (D/CIA) serves as the head of the Central Intelligence Agency, which is part of the United States Intelligence Community. ...


A Moment in the Life of Lil Jon - Chappelle plays rapper/producer Lil Jon doing normal, everyday tasks, with a vocabulary consisting of almost nothing but the words 'Yeah!', 'WHAT?!', and 'O-kay!'. The real Lil' Jon appeared in one sketch, as does Chappelle's character, his catchphrases with speech in an excessively dignified accent, perhaps as a reference to Lil Jon's upper class background. Jonathan Smith (born January 27, 1971), better known by his stage name Lil Jon, is an American rapper, hype man, and producer. ...

Chappelle as Samuel Jackson

Samuel Jackson Beer - A parody of the Samuel Adams beer commercials. Features Chappelle as a very shy and extremely quiet Samuel L. Jackson dressed in colonial-style clothes as a play on Samuel Adams beer with the name of the brewer/patriot Samuel Adams. Inspired the catchphrases "It'll get you drunk! You'll be fucking fat girls in no time! You might even fight a nigga or two! Mm-mmm, bitch! and Hows it taste Mother Fucker!?!" Image File history File links Chappellejackson. ... Image File history File links Chappellejackson. ... Categories: 1948 births | Cinema actors | American actors | African-American actors | Best Supporting Actor Oscar Nominee | Actor stubs ... Samuel Adams is the brand name of American beers produced by the Boston Beer Company (NYSE: SAM) and named after Samuel Adams, a brewer[1] and patriot. ... “Samuel Jackson” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Samuel Adams (disambiguation). ...


Wayne Brady's Show - After Dave Chappelle quits the show in an opening segment that very intriguingly mirrored the contract negotiations for the aborted fifth season, Wayne Brady takes over as host and is ordered to emcee the remaining episodes of the series since Chappelle had already filmed the remaining sketches (in an ironic twist, this actually occurred when Comedy Central aired the three "Lost Episodes" of the aborted Season 4). After several segments showing Dave at home, enjoying life off of TV (and having his friends, such as Big Pappa, suddenly turn their backs on him), Dave decides to take a walk but goes crazy when he sees his son with Nick Cannon and finds that he wants him to be his new daddy, Chappelle vows to "Get my show back, Get my show back, GETTTT MYYYY SHOWWWW BACKKKK." Chappelle returns to the show and confronts Wayne Brady. The ensuing confrontation leads to the airing of a flashback to a night of misadventure involving the two that portrays Wayne Brady (contrary to his friendly public image) as a murderous, pimping and seriously disturbed psychopath (a parody of the film Training Day). The sketch spawned the lines "Is Wayne Brady gonna have to choke a bitch?" and "I'm Wayne Brady, bitch!" (In the Season Two bonus features, it's revealed that Brady was reluctant to say the "choke a bitch" line, even though it was the most important line in the sketch). The skit also contains a popular clip from a previous bit, Negrodamus (about a black Nostradamus), wherein Negrodamus tells someone who asks about Brady's success, "White people love Wayne Brady, because he makes Bryant Gumbel look like Malcolm X." Chappelle has said that this clip was the inspiration for the Wayne Brady sketch, with Brady referencing Tyron Biggum's comment as though it may explain his violent criminal behavior in front of a homosexual, Dave Chappelle. Wayne Alphonso[1] Brady (born June 2, 1972 in Orlando, Florida) is an Emmy-winning American comedian, singer and television personality, best known for his role on the ABC television show Whose Line Is It Anyway? and for his daytime talk show, The Wayne Brady Show. ... A Master of Ceremonies or MC is the host of a staged event or other performance. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Psychopathy is currently defined in psychiatry and clinical psychology as a condition characterized by lack of empathy [1] [2] or conscience, and poor impulse control [3] [4] or manipulative behaviors. ... Training Day is an Academy Award-winning 2001 film starring Denzel Washington as Alonzo Harris, a corrupt Los Angeles police officer, and Ethan Hawke as Jake Hoyt, his new green recruit looking to become a part of Harris elite narcotics unit. ... Negrodamus Negrodamus is a fictional prophet/seer character, played by Paul Mooney, who appears on Comedy Centrals Chappelles Show. ... Nostradamus: original portrait by his son Cesar Michel de Nostredame (December 14, 1503 – July 2, 1566), usually Latinized to Nostradamus, was a French apothecary and reputed seer who published collections of prophecies that have since become famous world-wide. ... Bryant Charles Gumbel (born September 29, 1948), is an American television personality for news and sports programs. ... Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little, also known as Detroit Red and Al-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Omaha, Nebraska, May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965 in New York City) was a Muslim Minister and National Spokesman for the Nation of Islam. ...


I Wrote This Song A Long Time Ago is a skit about rapper Tupac Shakur, also known as 2Pac, and how there have been so many albums released after his death, as well as the belief by many fans that Shakur is actually still alive, using evidence in the lyrics of his posthumous songs, which Darryl Rowlins and Charlie Murphy note are a little too ahead of their time. In this skit, Dave is featured dancing in a club, when a newly-released Tupac song is played by the DJ, ?uestlove. The song's lyrics refer to events that have happened in the 10 years since Tupac's death, such as Blackberry Pagers, the recent War in Afghanistan, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas as well as rapper Vanilla Ice. There is also what initially appears to be a reference to George Bush being elected president, but it is actually about George W. Smith, a "communist" that ran for Oakland city council in 1993; as Shakur claims in the song, "you probably heard about it". Eventually, the song begins to make references to events that are actually happening in the club, such as a fellow dancer hitting the table and making the record skip, a female dancer with a bad nose job with a pudding stain on the back of her shirt, and Dave Chappelle dancing with a woman who turns out not to be his wife. Despite these references, Shakur maintains that he "wrote this song in '94" and that he is not alive. As the song comes to a close, Shakur stops singing. The DJ asks that the rapper rests in peace, after which Shakur responds to "Alright I Will!". This skit has inspired the catchphrase "It might be the doo-doo!". Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), also known by his stage names 2Pac, Makaveli, or simply as Pac, was an American artist renowned for his rap music, movie roles, poetry, and his social activism. ... Charles Charlie Quinton Murphy (born July 12, 1959) is an American writer, actor, and stand-up comedian known for his role on the American television program Chappelles Show. ... Ahmir Khalib Thompson (born on January 20, 1971), known professionally as ?uestlove or Questlove, is an American drummer, DJ, music journalist and record producer. ... This article is about the fruit. ... Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is the fifth video game in the Grand Theft Auto series. ... Robert Matthew Van Winkle (born October 31, 1968), better known as Vanilla Ice, is a Grammy Award nominated, American Music Award winning American rapper and actor known mostly for the 1990 single Ice Ice Baby. ... People George W. Bush (born 1946), 43rd (and current) President of the United States (2001–present) and son of George H. W. Bush George H. W. Bush (born 1924), 41st President of the United States (1989–1993) and father of George W. Bush George P. Bush (born 1976), son of... Oakland redirects here. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ...


Zapped - Is a sketch about him making his hidden camera show, similar to Candid Camera, based on his unaired show The Dave Chappelle Project in 1997, which he got sued for. This sketch is about him pulling pranks on other people and after they have a negative reaction, he would say that they've been zapped, but instead, causes somebody to get hurt or ruin their lives. One part of "Zapped" is when he was playing a prank on a man by being caught in the bedroom with the guy's wife looking like she's cheating on him. As the guy entered the room, he becomes fed up with his wife which enables him to confess that he's been sleeping with his secretary for years. After he confesses, the wife and Dave say that this was a prank and proved it to him by showing that there was a dildo on the zipper front and then the guys reply was "DAVE CHAPPELLE, YOU RUINED MY LIFE." In another part of "Zapped," Dave and some other men went to a local bank with pantyhose on their faces and fake guns as if they were robbing a bank. They take everyone hostage and shoots a guy who approaches them, stick-up the bank employees, take the money, and replies "YOU'VE BEEN ZAPPED." He showed it to everyone that it was a camera show and showed that the a man's wounds were fake because it was all electronics and paint. What Dave didn't know that somebody had already called the police, then cop enters the bank and shoots one of the pranksters who was said to be the one who was shooting the guy who was shown wounded. Candid Camera is a long-running television series, created and produced by Allen Funt, which initially began on radio as Candid Microphone June 28, 1947. ...


Recurring characters

Chappelle as Tron, pleading the "FiF"
Chappelle as Tron, pleading the "FiF"
  • Robot Dancing Man - Set designer Karl Lake does the Robot dance in random places, including a barbershop, club, and a courtroom (in a deleted scene). In the skits, he is never acknowledged, despite the out-of-place behavior, nor does he acknowledge anyone. There have been a few exceptions to this rule. One of them is during the Slow-Motion skit, in the club, when Dave acknowledges him by saying "The Robot", and emulating him. Another is when Wayne Brady "takes over" the show, during one of the commercial break intros; Wayne is looking at Robot Man's moves and then proceeds to dance with him. There has also been an exception in the opening theme for Season 3 in which Charlie Murphy and Donnell Rawlings have hogtied and taken the place of the two men who start off the show. Robot Man is seen in the background doing his dance and the harmonica player yells out "Robot, help us!", to no avail.
  • Tron Carter - a cocaine dealer (played by Chappelle) originally shown in a sketch where he has received reparations for slavery and due to a "hot hand in a dice game" becomes the richest man in America. When asked about the infant he carts around in a stroller, Tron says, "I bought this baby straight cash." He is also one of the roommates in The Mad Real World. Later in a spoof of Law & Order, Tron gets the same lenient treatment as those involved in White-collar crime, invoking the "FiF" in response to every question. Tron also appeared in the first episode of Season 3 in a skit in which he described an altercation with Method Man and was tortured by the methods described in the song "Method Man" from Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). In the reparations episode he is shown gambling in Brooklyn but in another episode he is shown in his house on "Everglade Boulevard" bagging up cocaine and watching an R. Kelly music video and he receives a phone call from the Dade County Police Department , this suggests he either lives in Miami or Brooklyn
  • Negrodamus - a black prophet and fortune teller (played by Paul Mooney). In the sketch, people (mostly white) ask him various questions such as "Negrodamus, why do white people love Wayne Brady so much?" and he replies "White people love Wayne Brady because he makes Bryant Gumbel look like Malcolm X." (This clip was later shown as a drug hallucination in the Wayne Brady sketch.) .
Tyrone Biggums.
  • Tyrone Biggums - A squeaky voiced crack addict known for his exclamations of "I want some crack" and "That wasn't the first time I sucked dick for crack, and it certainly wouldn't be the last!", his chapped lips covered in crack cocaine, and constant scratching. Considered by many of the fans as the most popular character in the show's history[citation needed]. His first appearance was in the second episode of Season 1. He is often heard saying "I smoke rocks." Enjoys eating Peanut Butter and crack sandwiches.
  • Andy "Silky" Johnson - A notorious player hater who won the fictitious "Hater of the Year" award twice (one of which was for calling a bomb threat on the Special Olympics), and who later traveled back in time to "hate" in the past.
  • Chuck Taylor - The lead "white" anchor on the fictitious "News 3", and is played by Chappelle in whiteface makeup and a blond wig. Taylor has appeared in a few skits, the first of which was the Reparations skit from Season 1.
  • Leonard Washington - A family man with a hardassed attitude, Washington first appeared in the first season sketch Trading Spouses, wherein he acted as the patriarch of a white family for a month. Notably, when entering rooms unfamiliar to him, Washington will look out the windows to see if he is being followed. He also expressed his displeasure that many white families do not use washcloths when taking a shower or bath. One of the only things that can make Leonard Washington back down is being shot. When asked for his hometown in the World Series of Dice skit, Washington replied, "Where I'm from? A little town called none ya goddamn bidness [business]."
  • Ashy Larry - A shirtless black man with flaky-white skin and chapped lips who is always seen wearing a pair of white boxer shorts (played by Donnell Rawlings). He appeared on the World Series of Dice skit, in a dream of Chappelle's while having dinner and was also holding Dave Chappelle's $50 Million dollar check in one of the Lost Episodes. "Ashy Larry" is also one of the names Wayne Brady calls the PCP he gives to Dave in the Wayne Brady sketch.

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Frequent or notable guest stars

Many guest stars have appeared on the show, including RZA, GZA, Redman, Wayne Brady, Common, Mos Def, Eddie Griffin, Susan Sarandon, Rashida Jones, Jamie Foxx and Fear Factor's Joe Rogan. Brady was the only guest to appear on stage. Musical guests who appeared on the show include Mos Def, Ludacris, Talib Kweli, Fat Joe, Wyclef Jean, Killer Mike, Big Boi (as OutKast), Kanye West, DMX, Busta Rhymes, John Mayer, Slum Village, ?uestlove, Snoop Dogg, Wayne Brady, Cee-Lo, and Erykah Badu. This article or section is incomplete and may require expansion and/or cleanup. ... RZA (IPA pronunciation: ) (born Robert Diggs, July 5, 1969 in Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York, U.S.) is an American hip hop producer, rapper and actor. ... GZA (IPA pronunciation: ), aka The Genius, (born Gary Grice August 22, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York City) is an American hip hop artist. ... Reginald Reggie Noble (born April 17, 1970), better known by his stage name Redman, is an American rapper. ... Wayne Alphonso[1] Brady (born June 2, 1972 in Orlando, Florida) is an Emmy-winning American comedian, singer and television personality, best known for his role on the ABC television show Whose Line Is It Anyway? and for his daytime talk show, The Wayne Brady Show. ... Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr. ... Mos Def (born Dante Terrell Smith on December 11, 1973 in Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.), is an American rapper and actor. ... Eddie Griffin (July 15, 1968) is an American comedian and television/film actor. ... Susan Sarandon (born October 4, 1946) is an Academy Award-winning American actress. ... Rashida Leah Jones (born February 25, 1976), is an American actress, writer, model, and musician, best known for her portrayal of Karen Filippelli on The Office. ... Jamie Foxx (born December 13, 1967) is an American actor, singer, and stand-up comic. ... This article refers to the American television show by this title. ... Joe Rogan performing at a comedy club after UFC 70. ... Mos Def (born Dante Terrell Smith on December 11, 1973 in Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.), is an American rapper and actor. ... Luda redirects here. ... Talib Kweli (born Talib Kweli Greene in Brooklyn, New York City on October 3, 1975) is an American MC from Brooklyn, New York. ... Joseph Antonio Cartagena (born August 19, 1970 in The Bronx, New York, USA[1]), better known by his stage name Fat Joe, is a Puerto Rican-American rapper. ... Nelust Wyclef Jean (IPA: ) (born October 17, 1972) is a Haitian-American rapper, guitarist, producer, and member of the hip hop trio The Fugees. ... Killer Mike (born Michael Render on April 20, 19??) is an African-American rapper, signed to Grind Time Official through the Selecto Hits imprint. ... Big Boi (born Antwan André Patton on February 1, 1975 in Savannah, Georgia) is an American hip hop artist and producer; one half of the alternative hip-hop duo OutKast. ... OutKast is a Grammy award winning American hip hop duo based out of East Point, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia. ... Kanye Omari West (pronounced /kɑnjɛj/) (born June 8, 1977) is an American record producer and rapper who rose to fame in the mid 2000s. ... Earl Simmons (born on December 18, 1970), better known by his stage name DMX, is an American rapper and actor who rose to popularity in the late-1990s. ... Trevor Smith (born on May 20, 1972), better known as Busta Rhymes, is an American hip hop musician and actor. ... John Clayton Mayer (born on October 16, 1977) is an American Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and guitarist. ... Slum Village circa 2000 Slum Village is the name of a hip hop duo from Detroit, Michigan. ... Ahmir Khalib Thompson (born on January 20, 1971), known professionally as ?uestlove or Questlove, is an American drummer, DJ, music journalist and record producer. ... Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. ... Wayne Alphonso[1] Brady (born June 2, 1972 in Orlando, Florida) is an Emmy-winning American comedian, singer and television personality, best known for his role on the ABC television show Whose Line Is It Anyway? and for his daytime talk show, The Wayne Brady Show. ... Cee-lo (also known as Dice, See-Low, Four-Five-Six, The Three Dice Game, Chinchirorin, and by several alternative spellings) is a gambling game played with three six-sided dice. ... Erykah Badu (born Erica Abi Wright, February 26, 1971, in Dallas, Texas) is an American neo-soul, R&B/hip hop artist whose work crosses over into jazz. ...


Third season delays

2005

After the success of the first two seasons, the third season of Chappelle's Show was scheduled to premiere in February 2005. This date was pushed back to May 31, 2005 when production fell behind schedule in December 2004 because, according to Comedy Central, Chappelle had fallen ill with the flu (Chappelle later told Oprah Winfrey that this was untrue and that in actuality stress had caused him to leave).[3] On May 4, 2005, just weeks before the anticipated premiere, Comedy Central announced that Chappelle's Show would not be ready by the announced date and that production had been suspended "until further notice." No reason for the delay or suspension was given and there was no response from Chappelle.[4] One week later it was reported (most notably by The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly) that Chappelle had previously flown to South Africa on April 28 to stay in an undisclosed psychiatric facility. February 2005 : ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - → Pope John Paul II is taken to a hospital suffering from a serious case of influenza. ... is the 151st day of the year (152nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The year 2005 in television involved some significant events. ... ← - 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in December • 30 Artie Shaw • 29 Julius Axelrod • 28 Jacques Dupuis • 28 Jerry Orbach • 28 Susan Sontag • 26 Reggie White • 26 Sir Angus Ogilvy • 23 P. V. Narasimha Rao • 23 Doug Ault • 19 Renata Tebaldi • 16... Influenza, commonly known as flu, is an infectious disease of birds and mammals caused by RNA viruses of the family Orthomyxoviridae (the influenza viruses). ... Oprah Winfrey, (born January 29, 1954) is a multiple-Emmy Award winning host of The Oprah Winfrey Show, the highest rated talk show in television history. ... In medical terms, stress is the disruption of homeostasis through physical or psychological stimuli. ... is the 124th day of the year (125th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The New York Times is a daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed internationally. ... Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated EW) is a magazine published by Time Inc. ... is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


On May 14, TIME announced that one of their reporters, Christopher John Farley, had interviewed Chappelle in South Africa, and that no psychiatric treatments were occurring or necessary. Chappelle returned shortly thereafter and quelled rumors of psychiatric or substance abuse problems, and emphasized that his trip was a "spiritual retreat" intended to keep his sense of reality outside the bubble of intense pressure and fame and to keep his humor fresh. May 14 is the 134th day of the year (135th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... “TIME” redirects here. ...


Shortly after his return from South Africa, Chappelle returned to his home in the town of Yellow Springs, Ohio. Since then he has given a series of surprise performances at small comedy clubs near his home. The small-town community has been supportive of his return, and has worked hard to honor his wish to live a normal life and escape constant public attention. Yellow Springs is a village in Greene County, Ohio, and is the home of Antioch College. ...


On July 14, Comedy Central president Doug Herzog announced that Chappelle was welcome back any time, but that the comedian had said he was still not ready to return. Herzog put a positive spin on negotiations, but conceded that he did not expect Chappelle's Show to return in 2005. It was also reported in the New York Times that Chappelle explained to Herzog, over dinner, that his success was getting to him and that "he wanted to be wrong again sometimes, instead of always being right." is the 195th day of the year (196th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Doug Herzog Doug Herzog is the president of Comedy Central. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ...


In an August 2005 interview with TV Guide, Charlie Murphy said that Chappelle's Show was finished. Chappelle, on the other hand, had yet to announce this to the public.[5] 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in August August 31: Michael Sheard August 26: Lord Fitt August 24: Jack Slipper August 24: Maurice Cowling August 24: Dr. Tom Pashby August 23: Brock Peters August 22: Lord Lane August 21: Robert Moog August... TV Guide is the name of two North American weekly magazines about television programming, one in the United States and one in Canada. ...


On December 11, during Comedy Central's Last Laugh '05, a promo for the third season of the show was aired. is the 345th day of the year (346th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


2006

On January 24, 2006, the program premiered uncensored on the UK's FX, starting with the second season. The first episode featured the Slow Motion skit, one of the most famous in the United Kingdom, popularized by the Internet. It was well received by critics, with outspoken TV critic Gary Naysmith declaring it, "The finest piece of television I've seen all year." is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The year 2006 in television involved some significant events. ... FX (shorter for Fox Extended Networks) is the name of a number of related subscription TV channels owned by News Corporations Fox Entertainment Group. ... Gary Andrew Naysmith (born November 16, 1978 in Edinburgh, Scotland) is a football defender, currently rated as one of the best Scottish left-backs. ...


On February 3, 2006, Chappelle made his first television interview since production ceased on Season 3, on The Oprah Winfrey Show. He stated that burnout, losing his creative control, and a work environment that was uncomfortable, were some of the reasons why he left the show. He also stated that he's open to producing the remainder of Season 3 (and perhaps a Season 4) only if his demands are met, one of which is to ensure that half of the proceeds of future Chappelle's Show DVD sales go to charity. Chappelle claimed that if Comedy Central aired the unaired episodes, the show would be finished. After that announcement, Comedy Central stopped advertising the release of the third season for a period of time. is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The year 2006 in television involved some significant events. ... The Oprah Winfrey Show (also known as Oprah) is an American nationally syndicated talk show, hosted and produced by Oprah Winfrey and is the highest-rated talk show in American television history. ...


The "Lost Episodes"

In April, the network wrapped up production of the third season, taping the live studio audience segments for three episodes. In place of Chappelle, the last episodes were co-hosted by regular cast members Charlie Murphy and Donnell Rawlings. Advertised as the "lost episodes", they began airing on July 9, 2006. The third and final episode aired on July 23, 2006. The DVD collection of the lost episodes was released on July 25, 2006, although the controversial Racial Pixies sketch appeared heavily censored from its original debut. The banjo player had been edited out, some dialog was removed, and various cuts have been re-edited in that particular scene. This skit allegedly contributed to Chappelle's departure from the show, although it is unclear specifically as to why the skit was edited. April 2006 : ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Marcos Pontes, Brazils first astronaut, reaches the International Space Station. ... Charles Charlie Quinton Murphy (born July 12, 1959) is an American writer, actor, and stand-up comedian known for his role on the American television program Chappelles Show. ... Donnell Rawlings in Car Babes (2007). ... The term Lost Episode is something of a misnomer used to describe an episode of a television series that for any number of reasons was not aired in its original chronological place and later publicly released. ... is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The year 2006 in television involved some significant events. ... is the 204th day of the year (205th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The year 2006 in television involved some significant events. ... is the 206th day of the year (207th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The year 2006 in television involved some significant events. ... The following is a list of skits performed on the Comedy Central series Chappelles Show. ...


Now that these episodes have aired, it is believed that the show has been canceled on the basis that Chappelle will not return.


When asked if he feels guilty about carrying on with the lost episodes without Chappelle, Donnell Rawlings replied:

I’m a loyal person, but I know that as a professional, I’ve got to keep my career going, and I felt it was an opportunity for me, for people see what I do as funny...without knowing what Dave Chappelle’s agenda is, the reasons why he left, with no communication saying, ‘Hey guys, I feel this way. I would much rather you not be a part of this process.’ Had I had a conversation with Dave like that then there’s a possibility that I would reconsider me hosting it.

[6]


There are many unaired skits on the DVD but some were shown in front of an audience but weren't present in the broadcast.


DVD releases

The DVD sets for Seasons 1 and 2 of Chappelle's Show have sold extremely well since their release. As of 2005, the first season DVD was the best-selling TV series set of all time [7], beating out other popular shows such as The Simpsons (The First Season of which held the record beforehand), Family Guy, Friends, and Seinfeld. Simpsons redirects here. ... Family Guy is an Emmy Award-winning American animated television series about a dysfunctional family in the fictional town of Quahog, Rhode Island. ... For friendship, see friendship. ... Seinfeld is an Emmy Award-winning American sitcom that originally aired on NBC from July 5, 1989 to May 14, 1998, running a total of 9 seasons. ...


The episode "Music Jump-Off" which featured Chappelle visiting his old high school, The Duke Ellington School of the Arts, intercut with previously unaired skits and musical performances did not make either DVD set. The Duke Ellington School of the Arts is a high school located in Washington, D.C. dedicated to arts education. ...


On October 11; 2005, the first half of the first season was released on UMD. is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A UMD The Universal Media Disc (UMD) is an optical disc medium developed by Sony for use on the PlayStation Portable. ...


On May 23, 2006, the first uncensored season was made available for purchase on the iTunes Music Store, and on June 20, the second uncensored season was also made available on iTunes. is the 143rd day of the year (144th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into ITunes. ... is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


On February 26, 2007, both of the uncensored seasons were published by Comedy Central as BitTorrent downloads on BitTorrent.com. is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


On June 5, 2007, Comedy Central released a compilation DVD titled "The Best Of Chappelle's Show" which highlights 25 of the most popular sketches in all seasons. is the 156th day of the year (157th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


On November 20, 2007, Comedy Central released a boxset with Season One, Season Two, and "The Lost Episodes" titled "Chappelle's Show - The Series Collection". is the 324th day of the year (325th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


All box sets were released by Paramount Home Entertainment (under the Comedy Central banner). Paramount Home Entertainment (formerly Paramount Home Video) is a home video company founded in 1981. ... Comedy Central is an American cable television and satellite television channel in the United States. ...


Season releases

DVD Name Release Date Ep # Additional Information
Season 1 Uncensored February 24, 2004 12 This 2 disc box set includes 12 episodes from Season 1. Bonus features include Deleted scene/Gag reel, 20 Minute Featurette Ask A Black Dude with Paul Mooney, Audio commentary on 5 Episodes and on the Deleted scenes/Gag reel.
Season 2 Uncensored May 24, 2005 13 This 3 disc box set includes 13 episodes from Season 2. Bonus features include New Stand Up Material From Chappelle, Uncut Rick James interview, Gag reel and Deleted scenes.

is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 144th day of the year (145th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Special releases

DVD Name Release Date Ep # Additional Information
The Lost Episodes Uncensored July 25, 2006 3 This single disc boxset includes the 3 episodes from the unfinished third season. Bonus features include unaired sketches, Fabulous Making of Chappelle's Show Documentary, Audio commentary by Charlie Murphy, Donnell Rawlings and Neal Brennan, Blooper reel and Deleted scenes.
The Best of Chappelle's Show Uncensored June 5, 2007 Compilation This compilation highlights 25 of the most popular sketches in all seasons in a uncensored format. Bonus Features include unaired Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories segments.
The Series Collection November 20, 2007 [3] 28 All episodes from Season One, Season Two, and "The Lost Episodes".

is the 206th day of the year (207th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 156th day of the year (157th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 324th day of the year (325th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

Media

"I'm rich, biatch!" Image File history File links Richbiotch. ...

The audio trademark for Chappelle's company, Pilot Boy Productions. It is heard at the end of every episode, and it was uttered in the "Reparations" sketch by Donnell Rawlings

Problems listening to the file? See media help. Pilot Boy Productions is a television production company founded by comedian and actor Dave Chappelle. ... Donnell Rawlings in Car Babes (2007). ...

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