However, what was supposed to be the third season gets off to a fine start as Dave continues to make fun of show business and people of all races. The downer here is the potential he creates with some sketches that could have been long running gags. I particularly enjoyed his meeting “show business” and that could’ve lasted for a long time.
But as funny as he is, I really only enjoy him in small doses. His sketches do have a tendency to run a little long and that doesn’t change (or get worse) with these lost episodes. Essentially, these are more of the same and that’s not a bad thing. One of the problems I had with these episodes is the fact I don’t find his friends very funny. So they break up the comedy with their dialogue, but I didn’t think Chappelle did very good stand up either.
I don’t think this is the absolute end of Chappelle’s Show. I think he was right to step back from it and gather himself, but I also think he’ll be back. He had/has a good thing going here and eventually his popularity will wane and he’ll want to come back.
Unaired Sketches (15:12): These are mildly amusing and I’m sure they would’ve eventually wound up in an episode. Given the fact you’re not going to get any more Chappelle’s Show for a while (if ever) I recommend checking these out.
Deleted Scenes (7:22): These are bits and pieces from the 3-ish season that didn’t fit in. I’m assuming they were cut for time purposes, but they’re decent enough to check out.
Bloopers (24:47): There’s nothing hilarious here, but the telling thing in this feature is how uncomfortable Dave Chappelle looks. There are many times when he just looks tired and miserable. I don’t know what that means, but maybe it will help you understand why he went to Africa to get away.
Fabulous Making of Chappelle’s Show (20:37): Again, no Chappelle, so this tends to drag on a bit. I just really don’t find Charlie Murphy or Donell Rawlings funny at all and they’re in this entire feature. If you just can’t get enough of them, then you might like this, otherwise leave it be.