Chappelle's Show

Ep. #101

Season 1, Ep 1, Aired 1/22/03
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  • Episode Description
  • Mitsubishi Jab The show comes out swinging with a jab at that annoying pop-lockin' girl in the Mitsubishi ads. A look-alike is in the car with Chappelle. As she dances in the seat, Chappelle makes terrible faces, clearly annoyed at her dancing style. Popcopy Chappelle plays the manager in a Popcopy (clearly a Kinko's) store training tape. Featuring cameos by his Half Baked co-star Guillermo Diaz as well as Michael Rapaport, the tape shows Popcopy's employees how to behave and essentially piss off the customers. Anyone who has ever been in one of these massive chain copystores can relate. Nat's Hollywood Christmas Nat King Cole's rep is besmirched when Chappelle stands up for hip-hop's objectification of women. Home Stenographer In this skit, you can order a home stenographer, an actual person to transcribe what exactly was said in conversations there is also a travel stanographer that is mentioned at the end of skit. Black KKK In this very long sketch, Chappelle plays a blind white supremacist by the name of Clayton Bigsby. Clayton gets interviewed, thinking he is white based on what his foster caretakers have told him, and the world finds out the truth about this African-bashing, African-American author.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Sophina Brown


  • Donnell Rawlings


  • Dave Chappelle


  • Neal Brennan

    Audience Member in Klan Meeting

  • Bobcat Goldthwait

  • Fan Reviews (7)
  • I think the best sketch in the pilot episode was the one about Clayton Bigsby.

    By tsegai05, Sep 23, 2005

  • A great start to a great show.

    By WhipMyAss, Jan 16, 2008

  • Pure craziness in the series opener, with five skits from hysterical parodies to the bluntly controversial.

    By Lokar, Jul 24, 2006

  • the chapelle show starts off with a bang

    By ilovedatv74, Apr 13, 2006

  • Brilliant Pilot!

    By ozziefan, Dec 09, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (10)

    • : Condalingus Rice! Sounds like a Mexican dish!

    • Clayton Bigsby: Don't let the liberal media telllll you how to think and feel. If you have hate in your heart, let it out. (pauses) If you don't like Will and Grace, that doesn't mean there's something wrong with you. Means there's something wrong with WILL! He's a homosexual.

    • Dave Chappelle: Knock-knock... Audience: Who's there? Dave Chappelle: Some skits, biotch.

    • Young woman: Alright you little brats go to sleep, my boyfriend's here, we're gonna have us a sex session. Kids: We don't want to go to bed. Young woman: Well you can watch if you want just keep it down. (To the boyfriend) Drop your pants big man."

    • Clayton Bigsby: (After taking off his mask) WHITE POWER!!!

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    Notes (3)

    • The original sketches pitched for a pilot were Popcopy, Clayton Bixby, and Reparations.

    • The original opening theme was supposed to have lyrics, but the "band" couldn't synch the lyrics to the music. Dave told them to just keep saying "Chappelle's Show" over and over.

    • Comedy Central's most-watched series premiere

    Trivia (3)

    • In the Mitsubishi Ad, you can clearly see that Dave is driving in a NISSAN 350Z.

    • Clayton Bigsby was inspired by Dave Chappelle's grandfather. He was a blind Caucasian who was abandoned as a baby and raised by African Americans. So because of how he was raised and his inability to see himself, he considered himself African-American.

    • In the season one DVD the first skit-Mitsubishi Jab- shows the black dancer's boob flop out while she was dancing.

    Allusions (2)

    • Clayton Bigsby The interviewer is suppose to be from a Dateline like show.

    • Popcopy: This is supposed to be a reference to a Kinko's like store.

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