Oct 28, 2011

How to make a Jack in the Box head costume

For this year's Halloween I decided to make a Jack in the Box head, the same one from the TV commercials. Before I did this I looked everywhere online trying to find a decent set of instructions. I found three things: 1) the instructions were bad, 2) the head was ugly, or 3) the head was good but they were more interested in selling you a head than telling you how to make it. These are the instructions I wish I had.

Materials you need (and links to where I bought mine):

1. 16 inch diameter styrofoam ball. Mine came in two hollow halves which made it very convenient.
2. Craft foam. Definitely need red, blue, and black. Get yellow if making hat.
3. Plastic mesh. Get the one with the biggest holes. I think this was called "7 mesh"?
4. Padding foam, like something that would go in a sofa cushion. I got a large piece at a local foam store for 75 cents.


1. Scissors.
2. Paper. You should make everything out of paper before using the real stuff.
3. Serrated knife. I used a kitchen steak knife type thing.
4. Glue. I used a hot glue gun. Other glue might be ok.
5. Scotch tape and masking tape or other "wide" tape.
6. Pens, markers, pencils. Helps you draw your shapes before cutting.


1. Put the two halves together to form the sphere. Tape this with maybe 8 pieces of scotch tape. I originally did this as a temporary hold with intentions to glue it together later, but I just stayed with it. Looks fine.

2. Cut out a hole to fit your head in. You'll want to have the head's face on one of the half sphere's, not along the seam. Cut accordingly. My opening was about 8.5 inches in diameter.

3. Cut circles out of paper that are the size you want the eyes. My eyes are 3.5 inches in diameter. Cut some more paper in the shape of the mouth. Color these, then tape them to your head. Make whatever adjustments here.

4. Remove the eye circles, and cut out holes in their place. You want your hole to be smaller than the full size of the eye, so that the eye can be glued on the head. For example, if your eye is 3.5 inches in diameter, make the hole around 2.5 inches in diameter.

5. Cut your mesh into circles that will fit over the eye holes. These should also be less than total the size of the eye, but more than the hole. Try 3 inches diameter.

6. Glue the mesh over the eye holes.

7. Cut the full eye-sized circles out of blue craft foam. For the inner circle that you will cut out, I used a razor blade. Exacto knife, something like that will work. Using scissors for the inside will probably not cut cleanly.

8. Glue the eyes over the mesh.

9. Cut the mouth out of red craft foam, put it on head. I found a sticky-backed craft foam in red, so after cutting it, I was able to just easily stick it on the head. No glue required. It also seems like it can be easily removed to be replaced with other mouth shapes. Go wild.

10. For the nose, I made a cone out of black craft foam. I found a great tutorial on making cones here: . Basically, cut something between a half circle and quarter circle, then form the cone. Do this with paper first to get a feel for it. I went with something like a 3/8th circle.

11. Form the cone for the nose. Tape this together with a few pieces of tape. Then remove the tape one by one, gluing the thing together. After it is dry, glue nose to head.

12. For the inside, I lined blocks of padding foam in the back, top, and two sides. I taped them all with masking tape.

You're done! If you want to make a hat, you can do this by making a big yellow cone, then a long rectangular base thing for the bottom of the hat. Look at some pictures, you'll figure it out.

I would greatly appreciate any feedback on this. Send me some pictures when you're done, I'd love to see your masterpiece!

Aug 1, 2011

List of Chappelle's Show Episodes

I love Chappelle's Show. I have all the episodes, and occasionally I want to watch a particular skit or musical act. I used to go to the Wikipedia article for the show and find the information I wanted. Recently much of the article's contents have been deleted. Same thing happened to the list of individual sketches. Luckily Google search's cache had the pre-deletion articles, so I've taken it upon myself to save this information in a permanent place. I suppose I can also re-add the information to the article, but what if it gets deleted again? I can't take that risk. Here it is:

Season 1: 2003

Episode NumberAirdateMusical GuestSketches performed
1. 1-1January 22, 2003noneMitsubishi Commercial, Popcopy, Nat King Cole, Home Stenographer, Frontline: Clayton Bigsby
2. 1-2January 29, 2003Mos DefPretty White Girl Sings Dave's Thoughts, HBO: Real Sex Street Interview, Dave's Educated Guess Line, Wrap It Up, Tyrone Biggums Classroom Visit
3. 1-3February 5, 2003Talib KweliQVC, Roots outtakes, Zapped, It's a Wonderful Chest
4. 1-4February 12, 2003Busta RhymesiMac commercial, Dave on Donahue, New York Boobs, Reparations 2003
5. 1-5February 19, 2003Fat JoeRoca Pads, Redman Potty Fresh, Great Moments in Hookup History, Ask a Black Dude, Inside Chappelle's Show Studio, Redman's Potty Fresh reprise
6. 1-6February 26, 2003David BroomThird World Girls Gone Wild, The Dave Chappelle Story, Ask a Gay Guy, The Mad Real World
7. 1-7March 5, 2003Killer MikeGreat Moments in Hookup History, Real Movies (The Matrix/Pretty Woman), Wu Tang Financial, Ask a Black Dude,Channel 3 News - Jedi Sex Scandal
8. 1-8March 12, 2003Slum VillageReal Movies (Ghost/Half Baked), Frontline: Racist Hollywood Animals, Tyrone Biggums Crack Intervention, "What Men Want"
9. 1-9March 19, 2003The RootsLife Like a Video Game, Blackzilla, Two-Minute Special, The Playa Hater's Ball
10. 1-10March 26, 2003GZAHistory's Greatest Wars, R. Kelly's "Piss On You" music videos, Ask a Black Dude, Real Movies (Deep Impact)
11. 1-11April 2, 2003De La SoulHeadphones, Make a Wish, Crazy Camera
12. 1-12April 9, 2003Black StarTrading Spouses, O'Dweeds, And-1 Videos, Diarrhea Choir, NBA players

Extra episodes

TitleAirdateSketches performed
The Best of Chappelle's Show Volume 1 MixtapeApril 13, 2003Roca Pads, Wu Tang Financial, Frontline: Clayton Bigsby
The Best of Chappelle's Show Volume 2 MixtapeJuly 16, 2003More highlight sketches from Season 1

Season 2: 2004

Episode NumberAirdateMusical GuestSketches performed
13. 2-1January 21, 2004noneSamuel Jackson beer, Campaign Advertisements, Better in Slow Motion, The Racial Draft
14. 2-2January 28, 2004DMXWacArnold's, Black Gallagher, The Niggar Family, Negrodamus
15. 2-3February 4, 2004John Mayer,
Dave Chappelle
White People Dancing, Ribs Sleep-Aid, The 3 Daves
16. 2-4February 11, 2004LudacrisThe Love Contract, Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories - Rick James
17. 2-5February 18, 2004Cee-Lo GreenTron Carter - special "Law & Order" episode, Tyrone Biggums - Red Balls Energy Drink, Negrodamus, Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories - Prince
18. 2-6February 25, 2004Anthony HamiltonA Moment in the Life of Lil Jon, If the Internet Was a Real Place, When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong
19. 2-7March 3, 2004Kanye West,
A Moment in the Life of Lil Jon, Marijuana Commercial, Mooney on Movies, The World Series of Dice, When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong
20. 2-8March 10, 2004Erykah BaduI Know Black People, When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong, I Know Black People
21. 2-9March 17, 2004Wyclef JeanSales Pitches, Dave Gets Oprah Pregnant, Jury Duty
22. 2-10March 24, 2004Snoop Dogg,
Tyrone Biggums
Making the Band, Dude's Night Out, Kneehigh Park
23. 2-11March 31, 2004Kanye West,
Mos Def,
Greatest Misses – Haters in Time, Holla Service, A Gay World, Nelson Mandela's boot camp
24. 2-12April 7, 2004Talib KweliThe Wayne Brady Show, Tyrone Biggums - Fear Factor
25. 2-13April 14, 2004Big BoiFirst Black Man to Use a White Toilet, A Moment in the Life of Lil Jon, Black Bush

Extra episodes

TitleAirdateSketches performed
The Best of Chappelle's Show Season 2: Volume 1April 21, 2004The Niggar Family, Samuel Jackson beer, Jury Duty, The Wayne Brady Show
Music Jump-OffApril 27, 2004Chappelle shows highlights of music-related sketches and performances some of which were previously unaired
The Best Of Chappelle's Show Season 2: Volume 2May 3, 2004Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories - Prince, Racial Draft, White People Dancing

Season 3 ("The Lost Episodes"): 2006

Episode NumberAirdateMusical GuestSketches performed
26.July 9, 2006noneDave has $55 million, Hip-Hop News, Dave Gets Revenge, Tupac is still alive
27.July 16, 2006noneBlack Howard Dean, Watching TV while having sex, The real side of Gary Coleman, Stereotype Pixies/Audience Feedback
28.July 23, 2006noneBlack Monsters, "Minorities" in the News, Dave Meets Show Business: Merchandising, Lil' Jon in Love, Dave on MTV Cribs.

Season 1

Season one originally aired from January 22, 2003 to April 9, 2003.

Frontline: Clayton Bigsby"Blind Supremacy", featured the life of Clayton Bigsby (played by Chappelle), a biography of a blind white supremacist who is not aware that he is actually a black man. This sketch was featured in the first episode and helped Chappelle gain significant notoriety for the way that the sketch used racial epithets (mostly spoken by Chappelle's character). Other "Frontline" sketches featured stories of racist animal actors and gay versions of everything from the Department of Motor Vehicles to the Ku Klux Klan.
Pretty White Girl Sings Dave's ThoughtsChappelle says his thoughts are too controversial for America to hear coming from a young black man, but if a pretty white girl sang his thoughts, he could get away with it. Dave writes his thoughts on scraps of paper, passes them to a Pretty White Girl (played by Erin Hill) and she proceeds to sing them, running the gamut from crack, Biggie Smalls, J-Lo and how all white people look alike. This sketch was performed live in front of the studio audience.
BlackzillaDave Chappelle as a giant who calls himself Blackzilla goes to Tokyo, Japan. When there he manages to urinate on the town, smoke the trees, fight godzilla and stick his penis in a volcano.
Ask a Black DudePaul Mooney answers questions about black people from both famous and anonymous white people. In one episode, Mario Cantone also had his own version with Ask A Gay Dude. All of the lines were improvised; Mooney received sole writing credit for the Ask a Black Dude sketches.
PopcopyA parody of the Kinko's franchise's training videos which informs employees that they can treat customers badly and offers suggestions on how to insult and mistreat customers. Michael Rapaport stars as one of the Popcopy employees, as does Dave'sHalf Baked costar, Guillermo Díaz.
The Playa Hater's BallChappelle and Murphy star as foul-mouthed pimp-like characters each vying for the top position of "Playa Hater of the Year" by insulting each other and being as dishonorable as possible. They proceed to hate on "a diverse array of mark-ass marks, trick-ass marks, punk bitches, skig-skag skanks and scallywags, ho's, heifers, heehaws, and hoolihoos." Much of this sketch was revealed, on DVD commentary, to have been improvised, especially Chappelle's lines. Ice-T appears as himself and Murphy plays Buc Nasty. The sketch is a spoof on the Players Ball, an annual gathering of pimps in Chicago. The party has been a November tradition since 1974.
The Mad Real WorldA parody of MTV's The Real World, in which a mild-mannered white male (played by stand-up comedian Christian Finnegan) moves in with a group of antagonistic black roommates who spend their time smoking cannabis, acting recklessly and humiliating and beating their token white roommate mercilessly, such as most roommates having sex with his girlfriend Katie and stabbing his dad. When the white roommate eventually responds with an angry outburst, the other roommates accuse him of being violent and vote to have him kicked off the show. They do however note that 'if worse comes to worst, we reserve the right to fuck you up.'

Some lines, especially from Chappelle, were improvised. Also improvised was the scene in which the roommates run from the cops. On DVD commentary, Chappelle and series co-creator Neal Brennan revealed that a siren just went off and they went from there. The "Mad" Real World was filmed in Hoboken, New Jersey, and has scenes of Chappelle and the other actors at Court Street and at Re-Juice-A-Nation, a juice bar on Newark Street. muMs da Schemer guest stars as a parolee named Lysol who has sex with the white male's girlfriend Katie in front of him. According to Chappelle, it was meant as a send-up of actual Real Worldsituations in which a sole black man is labeled as crazy and violent by an otherwise white group.

Fisticuffs: Turn My Headphones UpIn a parody of the mixtape promotion that propelled 50 Cent's debut, Dave portrays rapper Fisticuffs who was reportedly shot eight times in his left ear. The sketch also satirizes the tendency of some rappers to bark directions at studio producers at the beginning of their songs, and to include these vocals in their finished tracks. Fisticuffs is being highly touted by VJs Funkmaster Flex and Big Tigger but because of his deafness it is unclear whether he has even recorded a song, or whether he is just asking for his headphones to be turned up louder the whole time.
Reparations DayThe government gives all descendants of slaves their reparations for slavery. As a result, the financial market booms, highlighted by Kentucky Fried Chicken and FUBU becoming the most powerful corporation, after a merger, in the world. A man named Tron Carter wins enough money in dice games to become the world's richest man.
O'DweedsA new THC-free Cannabis that is completely legal. Parody of O'Doul's alcohol-free beer.
Trading SpousesA spoof of the reality show Trading Spaces, where a white and black family exchange fathers. Coincidentally, shows with a similar premise were later released by Fox Network (Trading Spouses) and British network Channel 4 (Wife Swap). (episode 12)
Wu-Tang FinancialA parody of wealth management companies. This sketch is set up as a commercial similar to those for investment banks and features Wu-Tang Clan leaders, RZA and GZA (but unfortunately "Ol' Dirty Bastard couldn't make it but he sends his regards"). In the sketch, the Clan have their own bank that provides financial services, giving advice to customers like "You need to diversify yo bonds, nigga". It is filled with references to songs on their seminal album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), such as an announcer who reminds the audience that "nowadays we all know that cash rules everything around us--C.R.E.A.M., get the money, dollar dollar bill ya'll" and GZA reminding clients that they have to "protect your goddamn neck!"
Great Moments In Hookup HistoryA spoof of NFL Films and highlights on ESPN, showing great moments in hookup history. It always centers around a male attempting to get a female to sleep with him (getting to the end zone) and the man trying anything he can, including interceptions,trick plays, and other sports/hookup moves.
Real MoviesExamples of what movies would be like if they were set in reality. Includes Pretty Woman, The Matrix, Deep Impact and Chappelle's own Half Baked.
Life Like a Video GameAn example of what life would be like if it was set in the world of Grand Theft Auto (specifically Vice City) including the HUD and over head view. In the sketch, Chappelle leaves his home on what appears to be a normal day. He then proceeds to hijack a car by standing in front of it to slow it down, running beside it and pulling a man out of it, then apologizing and claiming "he needs it." The man replies "Not if I can help it!" pulls a gun out on Dave and shoots him four times, the actions in the skit resemble those in the original video game and Chappelle is not affected by the bullets and simply mutters "Ouch" every time he is hit. He then pulls out an AK-47, kills the man he stole the car from by shooting him an unnecessary number of times, waves goodbye to his wife as if nothing abnormal had happened and speeds off to an unknown location.
Dave Chappelle's Educated Guess HotlineChappelle appears in a fake advertisement as a telephone psychic, in the style of Miss Cleo, even advertising that he will sometimes "speak with a phoney Jamaican accent." The difference is that Chappelle does not claim to be actually psychic. Instead, as he freely admits in the advertisement, he is "merely a racist, who believes that stereotypes can predict our future." Chappelle takes calls from several people, each time dispensing "advice" or predictions based on racial stereotypes. For example, upon receiving a collect call from jail he correctly predicts that the caller is black without ever hearing their voice, and then predicts that once the man is paroled he will "go right back in for the same shit."

[edit]Season 2

Season two originally aired from January 21, 2004 to April 14, 2004.

Rick James:
Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories
Charlie Murphy, who also wrote the sketch, recounts meeting celebrities during the 1980s, including singer Rick James. These incidents involved James exhibiting acts of disrespect or physical violence toward Murphy, and Murphy's retaliation. In recreations of these incidents, Murphy plays himself and Chappelle, who plays James repeatedly displays self-importance with the statement, "I'm Rick James, bitch." These recreations are interspersed with an interview with the real Rick James, who confirms the events, including the portions of them that cast him in an unfavorable light, and who explains them with the statement, "Cocaine is a hell of a drug."

The sketch's popularity gained attention in 2004, when fans of the sketch were reported to have defaced or stolen campaign signs for Hattiesburg, Mississippi city council candidate Rick James, who is unrelated to the singer.[1][2] The sketch's cultural reach eventually became a cross to bear for Chappelle, who recounts, in his 2004 standup special, For What It's Worth, how some fans would repeat the phrase to him when he was in public with his family. During a June 2004 standup show in Sacramento, California, Chappelle briefly left the stage when audience members kept reciting the sketch's catchphrase. When he returned he stated his disappointment with the audience and how his show was "ruining his life", because it was hindering his stand-up career.[3] The sketch was also parodied in the 2007 The Boondocks episode "Stinkmeaner Strikes Back".

Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories
A later episode of Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories involves Murphy, his brother Eddie and their entourage visiting Prince(Chappelle) and playing an impromptu basketball game. Murphy and his friends are initially skeptical of The Revolution'sbasketball skills, dubbing the game "the shirts against the blouses" because of their flamboyant clothing, but they're soundly beaten by Prince. Among the reasons they were beaten were an underestimation of Prince's basketball skills and a diversion strategy where members of the Revolution would grope and fondle Charlie Murphy when the latter tries to guard Prince. At the end of the game Prince reverse dunks and says "Game, blouses." After obliterating Charlie Murphy and his crew in the basketball game, Prince then invites them in for pancakes. Throughout the sketch, Chappelle does an imitation of Prince's deadpan style of speaking. They also make reference to Micki Free and Shalamar.
NegrodamusIn the second season, Mooney replaced his previous recurring sketch with Negrodamus, an African American version ofNostradamus in which Mooney "answers to life's most unsolvable mysteries" such as "Why do white people love Wayne Brady?" (Answer: "Because Wayne Brady makes Bryant Gumbel look like Malcolm X."), or "Why is Bush so sure that Iraq has WMDs?" (Answer: "Because Bush has the receipt.")

Brady, a fan of the show, expressed to Chappelle's Show staffers that he was hurt by Mooney's joke. When Chappelle heard about this, he called Brady and invited him to get his "revenge" on the show (see Wayne Brady's Show below).[4] Credited with writing the Negrodamus sketches, all of Mooney's lines were improvised.

When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong"When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong" features sketches that demonstrate how "Keeping It Real" can lead to people behaving badly and having their lives ruined as a result. The first time the skit appeared on Chappelle's Show, the story revolved around a man named Darius who tried to fight another man at a club who made a mild comment to his girlfriend Tanisha. Instead of just walking away, Darius decided to "keep it real", resulting in a sound attack on Darius by the man who made the comment (who happened to be a champion of martial arts), as well as Tanisha, who was fed up with hearing how Darius "kept it real." The man who made the comment ends up having sex with Tanisha three times the following night. As a result of his huge hospital bills, Darius ended up having to move in with his grandmother where he is caught masturbating and is forced to get condoms for his grandmother.

Episode 8: A later skit involved a woman named Brenda Johnson who decides to "keep it real" after a random woman incorrectly dialed her phone number and, realizing she contacted the wrong number, hung up the phone when Brenda answered. Brenda believed this rudeness to be the sign of her boyfriend cheating on her. Brenda then decides to use an online reverse telephone directory to look up the woman's home address. She then finds the house of the woman who hung up on her and proceeds to vandalize her car. This act backfires on Brenda when it turns out the car belonged to the woman's older brother who worked forfederal government. Brenda was sentenced to six years in prison and was soundly beaten by three inmates who "kept it realer." It also turned out that her boyfriend was indeed cheating on her, with the 'friend' she was eating popcorn with when the wrong number called.

Another skit featured Vernon, a successful young, black company director in a boardroom meeting. All the characters are commending each other on their performance when one leans over the table and says "you da man, gimme some skin!". He decides to "keep it real" and angrily responds, ranting about this remark, cursing and shouting: "THUG LIFE!" "Bark! Bark!", and "Wu-Tang!". The next scene he is out in the snow cleaning car windscreens at a local gas station yelling at someone for not giving him a large enough tip.

White People DancingIn this skit, Chappelle along with John Mayer explore the effects of different instruments on different races. When Mayer plays the guitar, well behaved white people turn crazy and when Questlove plays the drums in a black barbershop, everybody starts rapping. Chappelle also shows that police officers love the song Every Rose Has Its Thorn, by the 80's metal act Poison. In a later episode in the same season, Chappelle satirizes one of the rappers for applauding his own freestyle.
Mooney on MoviesPaul Mooney voices his discomfort with the movies Gone with the Wind, Barbershop and The Last Samurai while two white women accompany him.

Mooney claims after the women say Gone with the Wind is a classic that the best scene in the movie is when Mammy tells the white people to "get off my po'ch, white trash." He then informs the women that in real life Hattie McDaniel was not allowed to attend the opening and "she's dead but everybody comes back to get their money. She came back as Oprah Winfrey to get her money." He also says, "You must be on crack."

During the introduction, one of the women mentions the fact that Barbershop 2: Back in Business was recently released, leading many to believe they were reviewing that. When reviewing Barbershop, Mooney interrupts the women and says "You know it's just a front, right? They really sell drugs outta barbershops."

In the final review he claims he was "offended by" movies with ethnic titles starring white actors by saying "First they had The Mexican with Brad Pitt and now we have The Last Samurai with Tom Cruise?" He finishes by saying "Maybe they'll produce my film: The Last Nigga on Earth starring Tom Hanks."

All of Mooney's lines - and the womens' reactions to them - were improvised.

The Time HatersThe Time Haters was the sequel to "The Playa Hater's Ball" from season one and featured the same characters. When Mr. Roboto produces a time machine at the Playa Haters science fair, they use it to go back to "hate" on various historical figures, such as Adolf Hitler. While in Hitler's office they repeatedly slap him and Beautiful sprays him in the face with hairspray. They also wind up at a slave plantation, where Silky Johnson shoots a slave master after a slave asks him when he will be free. This sketch is improvised in some scenes such as the meaning of "Honky", and what the Time-Haters themselves are: "We are the Time-Haters, and we've traveled all this way back in time... to call you a Cracker."
Black BushAn African-American "interpretation" of George W. Bush and his administration. It was controversial due to its set-up segment (which had Chappelle mocking fellow comedian Dennis Miller over the comedian's infamous "free pass" comment regarding not saying anything bad about George W. Bush) and its overall theme that if Bush and his top aides were black, that the public would be more willing to be critical of the President and his decisions. The sketch also features cameo appearances by actor Jamie Foxx, who appears as "Black Tony Blair" and Mos Def as "Black Head of the CIA" holding "Yellowcake from Africa (Anthony Berry's character warns the other not to "drop that shit", though it is clearly just cornbread).
The Three Daves

Dave takes a look back at different personas he's had a different ages (18, 24, and 30). At 18, he says he was sincere, earnest, and relentlessly optimistic. At 24, he says he was a budding movie star, reefer addict, and a man with "a sexual appetite that would make Michael Douglas seem gay". At 30, which is his present persona, he says he's a proud father, loyal husband, and prompt tax payer. He compares how these different personas would behave in different scenarios such as relationship problems, being pulled over by police, and losing out on movie parts (the lattermost of those featuring his son saying Nick Cannon is "hil-AIR-ious", ultimately meriting Chappelle's response: "Man, fuck you son! You think he's so goddamn hilarious because he just walked off with your school clothes money. That's funny isn't it? I'm BROKE, nigga, I'm BROKE!".

Wayne Brady's ShowAfter Chappelle quits the show in an opening segment that coincidentally mirrored the contract negotiations for the aborted third season, Wayne Brady takes over as host and is ordered to emcee the remaining episodes of the series (since Chappelle had already filmed the remaining sketches). After several segments showing Chappelle at home, missing being on TV (and having his friends, such as Big Boi, suddenly turn their backs on him, and his son starting to hang out with Nick Cannon, whom he claims is "hi-LA-rious" [see "The Three Daves" above]), he returns to the show and confronts Brady. The ensuing confrontation leads to the airing of a flashback to a night of misadventure involving the two that portrays Brady (contrary to his friendly public image) as a murderous, pimping and seriously disturbed psychopath (a parody of the film Training Day). At the end, Brady says "I make Bryant Gumbel look like Malcolm X, huh, motherfucker?", referring to a Negrodamus sketch in a previous episode, and presumably the reason he has tormented Chappelle. He shoots Dave in the leg before driving away and shouting "I'm Wayne Brady, bitch!" referring to the catchphrase "I'm Rick James bitch." Chappelle cries after him, "It was Mooney!"

As seen in the DVD's behind-the-scenes, Wayne Brady initially felt uneasy about saying what was agreed on as the linchpin line: "Is Wayne Brady gonna have to choke a bitch?"

The Niggar FamilyA parody of a white Leave It To Beaver-type family whose last name happens to be "Niggar" presented in black and white. Chappelle plays the milkman, and employs various stereotypes about African-Americans.

A take-off on the famous 1990s commercial for McDonald's with one of their first African-American characters "Calvin". "WacArnold's" was planned to appear in another skit called "Maximize Me", a parody on the documentary Super Size Me, only appears on the DVD as an unaired skit.

Samuel Jackson beerA parody of the Samuel Adams beer commercials. Features Chappelle as a very profane and extremely loud Samuel L. Jackson, with a cigarette hanging from his bottom lip, dressed in colonial-style clothes as a play on Samuel Adams beer, but with a jheri curl wig, similar to what Jackson wore in Pulp Fiction. Sam Jackson's catchphrases include "Good motherfucking choice, motherfucker! It'll get you drunk! You'll be fucking fat girls in no time! You might even fight a nigga or two! Mm-mmm, bitch!" and "How's it taste, motherfucker?!", ending the skit with "Samuel Jackson! It's my beer!...Yes, they deserve to die, and I hope they burn in hell!", before snatching a mouthful of peanuts (with his mouth) and ducking under the bar.
I Know Black PeopleEpisode 8: A "quiz show" of sorts hosted by Chappelle in which he asks a diverse selection of real people questions aboutAfrican American culture such as "What's a badonkadonk"? and "Why do black people love menthol cigarettes?" (Correct answers to the latter include "I don't know" and "'Cause that's what Newports are.")
Kneehigh ParkA parody of the children's show, Sesame Street, featuring vulgar puppets and adult topics played in a humorous way. Snoop Doggprovides the voice of the puppet "Dangles" who is going to the Doctors to get checked for VD. Features a cameo by Q-Tip.

Puppeteer Noel MacNeal served as the puppeteer and consultant on this skit. He has worked on various Jim Henson projects since the early 1980s.

Better in Slow MotionA sketch that shows how routine activities (such as doing laundry or going to a club) are more exciting and sexy in slow-motionphotography that is used often in movies and music videos, but not everything is (such as going to the bathroom). Actions in the slow-motion scenes are actually different than the original clip. The song playing during the slow-motion scenes is "Sadeness (Part I)" by Enigma.

The song played during the club scene exhibits original production and has been requested by many.

Black GallagherA depiction of what took place when comedian Leo Gallagher gave his bit to his brother ("Gallagher Too"), who, according to the sketch, sold the bit to an African-American, who dubs himself "Black Gallagher". The sketch concludes with Black Gallagher teasing his famous bit of smashing a watermelon with a large mallet. Then, rather than smash the Watermelon, Chappelle brandishes a pistol and shoots it, and over-penetrates the watermelon, inadvertently killing an audience member in the process before running off, declaring "And I've got warrants!".
A Moment in the Life of Lil' Jon

Dave impersonates Lil Jon and shows what he is like in his normal life at an airport, at the doctor and in an interview. He parodies the rapper by frequently yelling out his gestures in his conversations (example: Flight attendant: Did you pack the bags yourself? Lil Jon: What??? (repeated several times) Flight Attendant: Did you pack the bags yourself? Lil Jon: Yeeeaaaahhh!!! Flight Attendant: Then you're all set. Lil Jon: Okaaaayyyyyy!!!!) Aside from these antics, Chappelle speaks with a dignified upper-class tone when speaking regularly. The real Lil' Jon made one appearance and the two had a phone conversation.

[edit]Season 3: "The Lost Episodes"

Season three was advertised as the "lost episodes" and began airing on July 9, 2006. The third and final episode aired on July 23, 2006.

Tupac – Rhymes for the Ages

Clubgoers dance to a posthumously released "new" Tupac song, supposedly recorded in 1994. Tupac's lyrics begin to comment anachronistically on current events and even on the listeners, parodying the commercial exploitation of Tupac's memory and the conspiracy theories surrounding his death.

Hip Hop NewsbreakThe premise is centered around the song "M.E.T.H.O.D. Man" by Wu-Tang Clan. The intro to the song has Method Man andRaekwon discussing how they would torture one another.

All of the actions described by Method Man are those mentioned by Tron (who's in hospital), who claims that he was tortured by Method himself.

$55 MillionAfter BET reports that Dave has signed a $55 million deal with Comedy Central, everyone he meets tries to price-gouge andextort him. Dave hires "the nigga from Green Mile" to protect him, but his bodyguard also begins demanding exorbitant fees and is shot dead by an IRS agent. The closing line of this sketch foreshadowed Dave's own eventual decision to leave the show.

After the sketch, hosts Donnell Rawlings and Charlie Murphy perform their own mini-sketch where producer Neal Brennan tells them that Dave has fled to Africa, prompting Rawlings to change his catchphrase: "I'm broke, bi-yach!"

Dave's RevengeParodying the Kill Bill series, Dave seeks revenge on past rivals using increasingly elaborate, expensive, and gratuitously cruel tactics. Dave's wife Elaine and one of their sons make a cameo.
Black Howard Dean

In a parody of former presidential candidate Howard Dean's campaign, Chappelle poses as an African-American version of the governor, complete with swearing and a catchphrase, "Byaah!". To support his campaign, Black Dean makes a less-than-twenty-seconds music video called "Byaah!" mocking Howard Dean and "Woo-Hah!" by Busta Rhymes.

Sex, Snacks, And TelevisionChappelle portrays a man "exaggerately" having sex with his wife, eating snacks, and watching television until each show's star gives him odd advice. This skit is based on the Paris Hilton sex tape (having sex and watching television at the same time) as well as her Carl's Jr ad. It also may be a nod to a Seinfeld episode where George Costanza performs the very same "trifecta."
The Real Side of Gary ColemanDave plays Gary Coleman, who assaults an autograph-seeker while working as a mall security guard, parodying a real incident.
Racial PixiesIn the skit that reportedly led to Chappelle's departure from the show, he portrays pixies of different races acting as shoulder devils tempting people to act like racial stereotypes. After audience feedback, an additional pixie skit is aired for white people, as the first skit was seen as too soft.
The MonstersThis skit, based on old black-and-white monster sitcoms (The Munsters, The Addams Family, etc.), is about the lives of three black monsters. Frankenstein (played by Charlie Murphy), Wolfman [disambiguation needed] (played by Chappelle), and Mummy(played by Donnell Rawlings) all face various racial problems. On the DVD commentary, it is revealed that this is the last sketch that Chappelle starred in before he disappeared.
ShowbizChappelle meets the all-powerful Show Business (similar to The Wizard from The Wizard of Oz). He gives Dave some advice on how to "hit it big" with merchandising (Dave Chappelle cereal), a Lil Jon movie, and an appearance on MTV Cribs. Academy Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon makes a short cameo appearance as Lil Jon's love interest, offering to make him a sandwich. In this sketch, Hollywood is portrayed as the Emerald City, and the final scene of the last sketch on the show sees Dave walking away from it on a yellow brick road.