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The Chappelle Theory

December 17th, 2005 Leave a comment Go to comments

Gather ’round the fire conspiracy theorists for what will surely become a classic tale in some circles.

An anonymous PR industry person has put together The Chappelle Theory, a site covering why Dave Chappelle’s show went off the air.

It’s a medium read, but I found myself going through it quickly as it just gets crazier and crazier. As a huge fan of the show I closely followed the press involving Dave’s departure to Africa and his decision to pull the plug on a show he’d just been paid $50 million to continue for only two more years.

If even a couple parts of this story are true though I can say I certainly understand why he needed to get away.

A short synopsis of the really crazy bits:

– At least two dozen or so threatening phone calls directed at Dave, his career, his family’s safety, and his life.

Voodoo Dolls. ’nuff said.

– The all encompassing wrath of Oprah and Bill Cosby.

– Nation of Islam enforcers covertly working on the show for unknown reasons.

– A specially taped message directly from Oprah played only on Dave’s television during the middle of her show telling him she was going to end his career.

– Waking up with a gun to his head and three guys in his house who had been tailing him for some time who nobody else ever even got a look at.

The Net-style computer hax0ring of Dave’s credit cards to make them all stop working at the same time.

I could keep going and going. Just read it. These types of things are what the internet was built for.

The Chappelle Theory

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  1. December 18th, 2005 at 01:12 | #1

    But do you believe it?

  2. December 18th, 2005 at 01:18 | #2

    Can’t say it really matters to me either way.

    Stranger things have happened.

    A realistic person would say no way.

    As usual the truth is probably somewhere in the middle.

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