Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Clayton Bigsby, Tyrone, Silky Johnson, Rick James, Wayne Bra
D.P. | California | 07/20/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"One thing nobody can deny is that in the short time the show has been around, Chappelle's Show made it's mark in pop culture.
In a nutshell, the first two seasons were absolutely hystical with a few sketches that weren't as funny as the others (your not going to hit a homerun every single time) that just left classic moments in TV & pop culture history to the point where it revived the music career of a legend in Rick James with one catchphrase (I'M RICK JAMES B....) & helped another actor in Wayne Brady break out of the sterotypical roles he's been typecasted in throughout his career ("Is Wayne Brady gonna have to choke a b....?"). Dave along with his cast like the always overlooked Charlie Murphy, legend Paul Mooney, and Donnell Rawlings just brought forth a bunch of situations that people don't normally find funny but just made you almost pee on yourself laughing. It's been years since the show started & so many memorable moments are still in my head like it was yesterday. It's the funniest show of this nature since "In Living Color" that pushed the boundries with it's spoofs of issues in recent news stories (R. Kelly....need I say more?), pop culture (Mad Real World) & issues we deal with daily like racism (Clayton Bigsby) & sterotypes (Trading Places)...and just having skits around to give us a good laugh (The Player Haters Ball & Tryone). The first two seasons were just comedic gold to me. The DVD extras with the deleted scenes/outtakes on both sets with alternative commentary along with the bonus standup, extra Charlie Murphy stories, and extended interviews from both Rick James & Charlie Murphy on disc two are an added & welcomed bonus.
I can't say the same for the third or "lost season" & I just couldn't believe that this is the same show that had me laughing, caught the attention of america, and everything else I mentioned earlier. These were "lost" episodes & honestly should have stayed lost because this season was awful. The only skits that had me laughing was the one about 2pac not being alive but having a song talking about everyone currently in that club & the one where everyone started charging Dave more money for things since they found out how much money he makes. They did show the controversal "pixie" sketch which I wasn't offended by because I couldn't get past how unfunny it was. The only thing that somewhat kept the shows watchable more than once is the audio commentary from Charlie, Donnell, and Niel (can't remember his last name right now).
In the end, season one & two are worth this set but season three will be seen as a huge disappointment so if you can get seasons one & two cheaper than this box set, I would do that. Otherwise, everything about the first two seasons heavily overshadow the "lost episodes" so I would recommend overall under those conditions.
Not Sure What To Think
Anthony J. Brost | 11/26/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Anyone who is looking to buy this or bought this thinking it is a redone set with say slim line dvds will be disappointed. The complete set consists of the regular season 1, season 2 box sets and the lost episodes dvd case thrown into a box (amazon picture is front cover of box these sets are thrown into). I already had seasons one and two and probably wouldn't have bought this had I known the complete series was like this. I bought 1 and 2 used on ebay and 1 was damaged so I am not that upset, especially since I bought the complete series at deepdiscount for 29.28 (20% off sale). So I give the show a 5 stars and the complete series a 2-3 since they didn't do anything besides take the three releases and throw them in a box."
Great Value for A Great Show
TheTallOne | 11/30/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I had always been a fan of Dave Chappelle, and own his movie and stand-ups, but the high price of the season of this amazing show had always kept me away. When I found at they were releasing the entire series for the price of one season, I was estatic. This is the set to buy if you are a fan of the show. Chappelle's comedy is very racist and crude, and a large number of people are turned off by it. However, I think that he is hilarious, and that for those not easily offended this is a must buy. Don't listen to the naysayers who say only to buy season 2. This entire series is a masterpiece, and I suggest you add this show, in it's entirety, to your collection."
One minor thing
Niek | Netherlands | 01/07/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Great box. Just one minor thing there are no English subtitles. I am from The Netherlands and not a English native speaker so I really like it when a dvd has subtitles. I didn't know before purchasing so keep this in mind when you order!
Other then that it's a great box, great quality and already had lot's of fun with friends watching it. WHAT? OKAY!