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

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Dave Chappelle ...  Various / ... 33 episodes, 2003-2006
Donnell Rawlings ...  Announcer / ... 22 episodes, 2003-2006
Rudy Rush ...  Announcer / ... 15 episodes, 2003-2004
Charlie Murphy ...  Himself / ... 14 episodes, 2003-2006
Neal Brennan ...  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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Taglines:

If making fun of people was against the law, he'd be a lifer. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music

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Official Sites:

Comedy Central

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chappelle's Show: The Lost Episodes See more »

Filming Locations:

Hoboken, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

[from the "Ask A Gay Dude" segment]
Rapper: What the fuck is up with the rainbow? I'm not feelin' the rainbow!
Mario Cantone: I'll put a band-aid on your face and make you my Nelly.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

Club skit of the "Life in Slow motion" sketch, which was shown in second season, features a different music on DVD, as well as on syndication; probably due to legal issues. See more »

Connections

Featured in AMV Hell 3: The Motion Picture (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Hip-Hop
Written & Performed by Dead Prez
Courtesy of Loud Records/LLC
(Chappelle's intro music)
(uncredited)
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Chappelle Canceled?
27 April 2004 | by ice2004See all my reviews

It's a good thing Comedy Central didn't listen to "Virginia's" comments in this person's hopes of having the Chappelle Show canceled. Dave is the funniest thing on tv hands down. Comedy Central knows it and apparently everyone but one user on here knows it too. The Charlie Murphy episodes are brilliant. However, the 'Wayne Brady' skit was one of the most funniest skits I've ever seen in my lifetime. I got to work the next day and the entire department was quoting from it. It's been a while for a comedy show to come along and have such an impact on 'all of us'. I'm looking forward to the third season. Dave, Keep up the good work.


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