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  • Dave Chapelle On Oprah Friday 2/3/05

     

    I get Oprah's show topic's sent to me daily and I got the message that Mr Chapelle will be on her show talking about everything including why he gave up the millions.

    Post here tomorrow reaction. I am at work but I think I can make it hope in time enough to see the last 20 minutes or so. I am not good with a VCR.

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    I am recording it.

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    i may tape it too.

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    My tv's on the outs---make sure yall post details though .

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    Thanks for the FYI....

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    O show is a daily thing for me, so this episode will be no different. I am curious but only because of threads that I have seen in this forum about the man.

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    My DVR is set to record....as always!

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    I cannot wait for the show. I am counting down....3hrs and 45 mins.

    I especially want to know what she tells him to be careful about because he is on national TV...

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    I saw the show and I'm starting to believe the Dave Chapelle Theory. What I don't get is he stated his writing partner didn't call him. Hello you walked away from everything and didn't give him a heads up. Even though he say he is drug-free I still have my suspicions. Sometimes when we work hard for something and we get it we sabotage ourselves because we deem we are not worthy and we were so accostomed to the struggle. I know I'm rambling. I need feedback.

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    Was Oprah apart of the Dave Chappelle Theory?

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    What's the Dave Chapelle Theory?

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    Yes. She interrupted his regular programming and gave him a personal message to stop the show...... h34r:

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    i'm halfway through the show. now he say's he felt "socially irresponsible", which to me is code for "i was coonin" and that white folks were laughing a lil too hard, and not only that, but they were laughing for different reasons than what i/we as black people were laughing. that's what i get as i read between the lines. and you kinda have to read between the lines, because he's not being as clear about his reasons as i'd like him to be.

    still watching....

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    I am watching it now. He is either high right now, or on some type of Psych drugs. He's extremely relaxed. It is a good interview so far. He's just saying what he said in the Time magazine interview.

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    He is mos def under the influence of something.

    I am glad at some of the realizations he came too tho,

    much of what he said, is the exact reason I did not watch or like his show

    as well as the boondocks

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    honestly...i don't htink he's on anything. he's *always* like this. droopy, kinda head swinging mannerisms. unless he's always on something.

    i get where he's coming from, and i stopped watching his show after a while. i respect that he's coming to his senses. i hope he doesn't go back to the show. because even though his ish was mad funny (sometimes) i think too many folks were laughing for the wrong dam reasons. white folks on my job who i knew were racists as hell...were given free pass to laugh at what he was presenting as 'how black people are' i use to get so sick of hearing them going on and on about his show. <_<

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    I am now an official Dave Chappelle fan!!!

    And I don't get the impression that the brotha is high on anything.

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    Although I thought Chappelle was hilarous in "Undercover Brother" I've never watched his show because the content wasn't in keeping with my values.

    I found the interview frank and compelling.

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    I don't watch him, but am watching the show right now. He seems to definitely be on something. His speech is slurred and he seems to be all over the place. IS he always like this? If so, I didn't miss much by not watching his show.

    Boondocks needs to go, too.

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    I know this is far-fecthed but, entertaining www.chappelletheory.com. Why do we have to take ourselves so seriously ? Some of his segments were just gross. And some open up conversations that were long overdue. Why did he have to feel like he was the spokesperson for an entire race? Has anybody seen the show jackass? I think, a lot of our issues we perpetuate and it is sad this 2006 not 1906.

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    I watched the interview and IMO, it is apparent that Dave Chappelle has done some introspection.

    The "wearing the mask" discussion was very succint, but interesting nonetheless.

    I wish him well.

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    This was a real deep conversation. I didn't know dave but I heard a lot about him and was curious. Well, now I understand why everybody is crazy about him. It takes tremendous courage to walk away like that and stay true to your self. Oprah had great questions too. There was a connection. She was right for telling him to be careful to promise money. You know how people are. Even if they don't show up on your doorstep a million years later you will hear yeah but dave promised.......blah blah blah.
    To me it's the thought that counts.

    The clip from the show was hilarious. Still laughing about it. You go dave. Thanks oprah

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    I love Dave and it was refreshing to hear his point of view. I'm with whatever he chooses. He stated on the show that he stopped drug use years ago, he's always acted this way on and off the show. I just saw him as being himself.

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    Yeah, it was a good interview and I agree, that he does have a social responsibility especially when he makes the type of parodies that he does. I really respect him for seeing what he was doing before he got into deep.

    My breaking point was when I was in a clothing store and overheard 4 guys (3 white and 1 black) who worked at the store were talking about the Chappelle show. Then one of the white guys was like I like the N*gger family comedy the best. And all of the other guys agreed. I was like ...did this man just say what I think he did...and the brother he was talking to him did not even call him out. It was at that moment, I realized that the Dave Chappelle show was not as funny as I thought...

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    I also wasnt under the impression tha Dave was under the influence...he is always is like that.

    I think it was a GREAT interview though, and very thought provoking. He is a very brave man...being true to self is a trying task and isnt achieved by most, so he gets nothing but respect for his action.

    I am interested in his " BLACK MAN IN A DRESS" theory though, and while he was talking I immediately tried to disagree with him, but dangit the man has a point...

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    Excuse my rambling in advance....

    I enjoyed the interview. I almost didn't expect him to open up as much as he did. I appreciated his honesty, and, as always, I appreciated the perspective that Oprah brought into it (her experience with the KKK, being true to self, etc.) I don't think the interview would have been as compelling if he was on, say, David Letterman or something. I think the Oprah Show was a very comfortable forum for him.

    Even with the interview and all, people will believe what they want to believe. I wish him all the best, cause I sure would hate to be in his shoes.

    I have alot of respect for him now.

    I'm not sure if I think that he should return to the show. Seems like there would be too much tension.

    I have to admit, though - that Dave Chappelle theory is kinda interesting.

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    I didn't see it, but I was thinking Oprah was going to get on his case about doing the skit about her. Being her baby daddy, dissing Steadman, lying around her house chillin' while she was at work, and "skeet.. skeet.. skeet.. skeetin'" with her.

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    Quote:I am interested in his "BLACK MAN IN A DRESS"...

    I want to say that I read this in "The Isis Papers" (I'm not entirely sure ) but I remember reading in one of my MrsR books about the frequency of Black male actors/comedians wearing dresses in films/on tv and how, for some people, it makes them more palatable and less threatening as Black men. I know that Dave didn't say all of that, but when he started talking about the dress situation that excerpt was the first thing that I thought of.......

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    I saw the show and I also did not get the feeling that he was on drugs. But I do have a new found respect for the man. It takes alot of courage for an entertainer ESPECIALLY a black person in the industry to basically say "I'm being socially irresponsible by making my people look bad." Now imagine if somebody in the hip-hop industry could take a stand like that.

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    I never watched the show, but I have seen him twice at comedy clubs in San Francisco. I hope he hits the road again.

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