Chappelle's Show

Season 1 Episode 1

Ep. #101

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Jan 22, 2003 on Comedy Central



  • Trivia

    • 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.

  • Quotes

    • : 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!!!

    • Dave as Popcopy Man: You know, a lot of people ask "Why?" Why treat the customer this way? Why? Cause f*ck'em, that's why!

    • Kent Wallace: In the past few weeks, Clayton Bigsby accepted the fact that he is a black man. And three days ago, he filed for divorce from his wife. When we asked "Why after 19 years of marriage?" He responded, "Because she's a n*gger lover."

    • (Clayton Bigsby's truck pulls up next to a group of white kids listening to rap)
      Clayton Bigsby: Hey, n*ggers! Turn that jungle music down! Woogie boogie, n*gger! Woogie boogie!
      Hip Hop Kid: Did he just call us n*ggers?... AWESOME!

    • Clayton Bigsby: Then Jasper said 'look here n***er, if anyone's gonna have sex with my sister, its gonna be ME.

    • Clayton Bigsby: Let's talk about Chinese people! With their kung-fu and their silly chang-chang-chong talk! We can't understand you! Go back to yer country! White power!

  • Notes

    • 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

  • Allusions

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