Friday, August 5

I know it's over, still I cling... I don't know where else I can go

Wow, this is just the week of goodbyes in the entertainment realm. I mean, without anyone dying or anything. Now Chapelle's Show is officially ix-nayed, straight from everybody's favorite Charlie Murphy:

TV Guide: What is the status Chappelle's Show's third season? (Titular host Dave Chappelle went AWOL in May, bringing production to a halt.} Will it ever air? Murphy: Nah, not on television. We shot over half the season, man. Season 3 is ready. But if they're not going to show it right now... when? Are they going to show it next year?

TV Guide: What do you think Comedy Central will do with the eight episodes that have already been shot? Murphy: I don't know. They had a big screening where they looked at the episodes and everyone was happy with what they had. They have possession of it. [My guess is] it'll go straight to DVD and they'll say, "Here's the Season 2 DVD for sale for Christmas — and it [will have] Season 3's unseen footage."

TV Guide: So is that it for Chappelle's Show? Murphy: Chappelle's Show is over, man. Done. ... I'm disappointed it ended the way it did, but I'm not angry with anybody. 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. ... [LINK]

I wish I could say I think it's a shame, but in retrospect I do believe they've sort of done all they can do with it. Except for Paul Mooney's stuff & the Ask a Gay Dude bits. The absolute best sketch was the first one from the first episode of the first season; for those of you who don't remember it, or have the DVD, it was the black 'white supremacist' guy, based on Dave's grandfather. Check Charlie out in Roll Bounce due out this fall [watch the trailer].

2 comments:

Naim Peress said...

Dear Serrabee,

I think Dave Chappelle's disappearance is a lowdown, dirty shame. It's pathetic. We will miss him. Perhaps you'd like to see my comments at www.cultureasaurus.blogpost.com. Take care.

Naim

Serrabee said...

Dear reader,
Perhaps you meant I should visit you at
http://www.cultureasaurus.blogspot.com/
in which case, I'd be happy to do so.
Thank you,
Serrabee