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Two Controversial and Funny Skits from Dave Chappelle’s Old Show

June 27, 2017 3 comments

Here are two of the more controversial but funny clips from the old Dave Chappelle’s show on Comedy Central. Even though it ran for only two full and one partial season (28 episodes total), the cultural impact of this show is such that most people in USA still remember it. I doubt that such a show would ever be approved nowadays, and not just because of the gratuitous and pretty clever use of the ‘n’ word.

Both of the clips I am linking to in this post are actually quite clever and still relevant. The first one (which is actually from the pilot episode) is about a black-hating black guy who happens to be blind and cannot therefore appreciate the irony of his popularity among what appear to be southern white supremacists who look suspiciously like the type of people at Trump Rallies in 2016. Then again, we have seen more than a few black republicans who fit this profile.

The second one (from the second episode of 2nd season) makes very gratuitous use of the ‘n’ word is actually a critique on the willing blindness of white people to their racism towards blacks. Setting it as a “Leave it to Beaver” style TV sitcom set in the 1950s makes it especially clever since so many older whites, especially the type who vote republican, see that decade as some mythical golden age- which it was most certainly not.

Clip 1: Clayton Bigsby: The Black White Supremacist – Part 2

Clip 2: The Niggar Family

Enjoy! Comments?