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The Best of Chappelle's Show (Uncensored)

Reviewed by: Scott Chitwood
Movie Rating:
7 out of 10
Extras Rating:
N/A out of 10
Movie Details:
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Rating: Not Rated

Starring:
Dave Chappelle as Various
Donnell Rawlings as Announcer
DJ Cipha Sounds as Himself - D.J.
Karl Lake as Robot Dancer
Neal Brennan as Himself
Rudy Rush as Announcer
Charles Q. Murphy as Himself

Special Features:
None

Other Info:
Fullscreen (1.33:1)
Dolby Digital Stereo Sound
Running Time: 140 Minutes

Synopsis:
The following is from the DVD cover:

"Catch twenty-five of Dave's greatest sketches from the first three seasons of his hit show on this one-disc gem, which contains some of Dave's most memorable sketches, such as the Mad Real World, Samuel Jackson Beer, Keeping It Real, and the unforgettable Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories featuring Rick James."

"The Best of Chappelle's Show (Uncensored)" is not rated.

Mini-Review:
Over the years I've heard friends and co-workers discuss "Chappelle's Show." And anyone that follows entertainment news heard about Chappelle's abrupt departure from the successful series. But despite the buzz and media, I had never seen a single episode of the show. This "Best Of" DVD was my first chance to see what it was all about.

Now having watched the DVD, I have to admit that it was pretty funny. Skits like "Clayton Bigsby: Blind White Supremacist" or "A Night With Wayne Brady" really cracked me up. I also finally got to see Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories. He tells bizarre stories from hanging out with his brother Eddie in the 80's. His story about Rick James spawned the infamous catch phrase. I particularly enjoyed his story about playing basketball with Prince. Overall this is a great selection of skits, though some of them are significantly shorter in running time than others.

If you want to see the best of "Chappelle's Show" for a reasonable price, this is the best option for you. And if, like me, you've never seen it before, you'll probably find this to be infinitely more entertaining than other skit shows like "Saturday Night Live" or "MADtv."

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