Chappelle's Show: Season 1
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Chappelle's Show - Season 1 Uncensored
The 2003 debut of Chappelle's Show on Comedy Central marked a high point for the cable channel, and now the entire, wildly creative first season can be seen, with hundreds of bleeps removed. That's not to say Chappelle's Show is perfect entertainment: there are too many moments among the 12 episodes here that descend into pointless scatology and booty fever. But for the most part, Chappelle, a talented comic slowly growing into greatness, is trying to push the sketch-humor envelope and succeeds at surprising us with original concepts and merciless execution.
The merely clever material includes "National Geography's Third World Girls Gone Wild," basically an update on those topless-native-women gags of yore, and Chappelle's "Educated Guess Line," in which the sage comic eschews psychic powers to logically deduce racial insights from his callers' questions. Far more wicked is an in-your-face satire on such autobiographical film fare as Antwone Fisher and 8 Mile, in which Chappelle plays himself ascending from street hustler to rapper-comedian to bona fide savior of America. The best thing here, however, is a parallel-universe version of The Real World, in which the usual racial proportions on MTV's workhorse series are reversed, thrusting a token white guy into a Hoboken houseful of crazy African Americans. There are also laughs in "Ask a Gay Guy with Mario Cantoned," as well as a sketch about an "inner-thoughts cam" and a nasty piece about Chappelle's Make-a-Wish visit to a dying child, which decays into a cruel video game competition. Overlooking the series' weaker material, this is outstanding television comedy. --Tom Keogh
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Dave Chappelle plays Americas most vicious blind white supremacist and unveils racy "bootie" videos starring Nat King Cole. Also contains the hilarious Pop Copy skit.
Dave Chappelle plays a crack addict who visits an elementary school to give an anti-drug speech.
Dave shows a girl who curses her (...) the error of her ways and shares hilarious outtakes from "Roots".
Dave awards women with great "NY (...)" and predicts the chaos caused by reparations for slavery.
Dave reflects on "Great Moments in Hookup History" and dares viewers to "Ask a Black Dude"
Dave imagines if "The Real World" did a season with an all-black cast and one super white guy.
Dave takes a realistic look at "Pretty Woman" and "The Matrix and introduces the Wu-Tang Clan's new finacial consulting firm.
Dave uncovers racism among Hollywood's animal stars, and Tyrone Biggums returns when his friends hold an interventon.
Dave takes Japan by storm in the sci-fi adventure "Blackzilla" and stars in his own video game.Read more ›
To say that this is mature humor is something of an understatement. Adult language abounds, and all the bleeps you heard on television are now removed - thus, the Uncensored! tagline. You'll find a lot of jokes centered on human anatomy - especially female anatomy. Far beyond everything else, though, is a relentless comedic skewering of racism. Some would probably consider this a racist show, actually - the "n word" is used in abundance, and stereotypes of blacks, Asians, whites, and other races are exploited shamelessly. The whole point of the race-based comedy, though, is to show just how extreme and ridiculous racist thinking and behavior really is. Some people won't "get it," of course, and they will probably think Chappelle's Show is one of the most offensive things they have ever witnessed - and that's OK.Read more ›
My one complaint is the fact they would keep the "we will be back after this commercial break", and then the show would be over. I thought that should have been left out completely.
Some of my favorite skits:
Life Like a Video Game
Player Haters Ball
What man want (spoof on the movie What Women want)
Wu Tang Financial
Ask a Black Dude
Star Wars Scandal
The Mad Real World
Ask a Gay Dude
Redman Potty Fresh Redman Toilet Freshener - I will get the brown out!!!
Wrap it up Box
Blind Black White Supremist
This is a fun show to watch.
I won't talk too much about what makes Dave Chappelle funny (since that would take away from the humor, now would it?). Suffice it to say, he tends to use a lot of the stereotypes of blacks that are prevalent in our society today, but exaggerates them to such a degree that it veers into hilarious parody---that is what gives his brand of sketch comedy its valuable and relevant edge.
In short, if you want to see some smart TV humor, this 2-DVD set of the first season of CHAPPELLE'S SHOW will, for the most part, satisfy.Read more ›
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product was recieved in great condition in a reasonable amount of time. My review is favorable. Thank you. peace out.Published on Oct. 9 2011 by tDogg
I just watch the Chappelle Show when a friend brought it over. A group of us watched the entire season in one night. It changed my sence of humor and the why I think about jokes. Read morePublished on Sept. 16 2006 by Josh Rawlings
Dave is DEFINITELY not for sensitive or politically correct people. But for those of us who enjoy racy humor, Dave is the guy. His comedy is hysterical! Read morePublished on April 17 2005
Dave Chappelle keeps showing why he is the funniest, maybe not the most talented, but still the funniest comic of our generation. Read morePublished on July 19 2004 by Amazon Customer
Dave Chappelle is a fool! My husband and I had countless hours of laughs while watching this. If you love good comedy, this is a must buy! You'll definitely enjoy the R. Read morePublished on July 15 2004 by Angela L. Campbell-phelps
I love this show and its alot better without the bleeping of cusswords. Trading Spouces and Ask a Black Dude with Paul Mooney were the best of all. Read morePublished on July 14 2004 by KarlMarxEmilioZapata
ign.com said that many of the episodes are only 16 minutes long, compared to the standard 22. it is even shorter if your not a big fan of rap, which is on at the end of pretty much... Read morePublished on July 13 2004