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Chappelle's Show Is 'Done,' Murphy Says [Aug. 3rd, 2005|04:43 pm]
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NEW YORK - Time to face the facts: Dave Chappelle's hit Comedy Central series isn't coming back, says one of its stars. "`Chappelle's Show' is over, man. Done," comic Charlie Murphy told TV Guide. "It took me a long time to be able to say those words, but I can say it pretty easy now, because it's the truth."

Chappelle's sudden "spiritual retreat" to South Africa on the eve of his show's third season has left the series in limbo since May. About half of a new season had been filmed before Chappelle left, Murphy said.

"I'm disappointed it ended the way it did, but I'm not angry with anybody," he said. "`Chappelle's Show' was like the Tupac of TV shows. It came out, it got everybody's attention, it was a bright shining star, but it burned out and for some strange reason, it burned out quick."

Comedy Central has always said the door is open for Chappelle to return, spokeswoman Aileen Budow said Wednesday.

Network chief Doug Herzog met with Chappelle on June 3, but that has been their last communication, she said.

Murphy, the older brother of comic Eddie Murphy, said his two seasons with Chappelle made him a star.

"Now I can go out and do stand-up," he said. "I'm getting movie offers. It's off the hook. Me getting to the next level or whatever's going to happen is going to come from the next things I do, but `Chappelle's Show' served its purpose and I'll always be grateful."

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From: fostergray82
2005-08-03 10:55 pm (UTC)
It sucks, but I'm not even surprised at this point. It's three months beyond the premiere date...I guess if it was gonna happened, it would've been back by now.

I think success finally caught up with Dave and he didn't know what to do. $50 million contract?!

Thanks a lot, bandwagon fans! >:o j/k :-)
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[User Picture]From: readytodie_
2005-08-03 11:08 pm (UTC)
haha yeah, thanks a lot bandwagon fans.

I can't even imagine how annoying it is to here "I'm Rick James, bitch!" 12 times a day, 7 of those times from a skinny white nerd with pimples and a crackly voice.
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[User Picture]From: lawlesskitty
2005-08-06 01:42 pm (UTC)
...or a 47 year old scottish guy who doesnt wear underwear!
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[User Picture]From: tamburlaine76
2005-08-03 11:05 pm (UTC)
I think Dave just wants to go elsewhere with his career. For the rest of his life he is going to do stand-up gigs and other random public appearances and people are all going to be like DO RICK JAMES! DO RICK JAMES! I bet he's sick of it. Nobody should be surprised by this. I think Dave is just a victim of his own sudden thrust of cult popularity, and doesn't know really what to do with it all.

But here's hoping he gets back on Tv and continues with this humor, either in standup or otherwise. Because it's fucking hilarious. And better than Carlos Mencia, Comedy Central's latest token controversial stereotype comedian.
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[User Picture]From: squatting_jedi
2005-08-04 02:40 pm (UTC)
Mencia is horrible. He tries too hard to be like Chappelle sans the drugs. It's all about race/gender/sexual orientation with him.

This sucks big time, but I don't nor will I ever think bad of Dave for doing this. From past experience of pop fame with drug ties only Chevy Chase didn't die, literally anyways....
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[User Picture]From: readytodie_
2005-08-04 02:10 am (UTC)

Re: well

fuck giving him a show, give Paul Mooney a show.
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[User Picture]From: prophecy03
2005-08-12 06:03 pm (UTC)

Re: well

Paul Mooney is the shyt.
But, it's like he said...'we' were having too much fun, so they took him away. And Dave, too.
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[User Picture]From: tamburlaine76
2005-08-04 02:51 am (UTC)

Re: well

Nice icon! =p
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[User Picture]From: prophecy03
2005-08-12 06:05 pm (UTC)

Re: well

CHAHLIE MURPHAAYY!
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[User Picture]From: lawlesskitty
2005-08-06 01:49 pm (UTC)
I think Dave Chappelle is really Tyron Biggins playing Dve Chappelle
"....Peanut Butter and Crack Sandwiches...."
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[User Picture]From: prophecy03
2005-08-12 06:04 pm (UTC)
*scratching*
Is this the 5 O'clock Free Crack Giveaway?!
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[User Picture]From: luv2belds97
2005-08-07 11:02 am (UTC)
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I wonder if they will air the half of the 3rd season they DID tape....
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