Again, the I don't think she somehow beaned a special show of Oprah just to Dave's house when he just happened to be watching, to tell him she was
out to get him.
What is stated, is that Oprah, during her interview with Tom Cruise, turns to the camera and in a non-sequitor, says "And shame on you, Dave
Chappelle, for your horrible show which makes black people look so bad." or some such words. They would not be seen as anything really odd by
Oprah's army. Dave Chappelle, however, would be freaked. Also, they were only played in the local affiliate and if that was Hollywood or LA, nobody
would notice Oprah giving some kind of shout-out to Dave Chappelle or chastising him thusly.
Do you realize how powerful Oprah is?
It is clear that who ever made that website was just making thing up, so we should be careful about believing ANYTHING on the site.
It is clear? To whom? Look, I'm not defending this theory, but when a guy like DC gets his chance at the big time, then becomes the next Richard
Pryor and Eddie Murphy combined, busting out a 50 million dollar contract and the funniest show on tv --then bails to Africa, insanely afraid of
something, it's reasonable to question why.
I mean if they really wanted to stop him why not just pay him 51 million.
Dave Chappelle was doing free comedy on the Santa Monica Promenade (in California) when he was a teenager. This dude is serious real and seriously
funny. I will go so far as to call him an "Ali" type of character who knows that nobody is doing what he's doing. He knows he's bobbing and
weaving. His DVDs are hotter than lava.
He wouldn't accept 51 million to shut up or tone it down. No way. His whole market is based on truthtelling comedy and he is very young and
dangerous, IMO. Besides, he'd be smart enough to turn the tables on Oprah. 51 million ain't enough to buy him.
I want to again mention that this is not a thread originated by me. Like I said, it was originally a thread by another member that had gotten deleted
because it was not up to ATS standards. That member had linked to a blog which mentioned this website, but the blog was a poorly written mess,
containing a link to the actual site. I followed that link to the actual site and then formatted a post which was a little more acceptable and which
linked to the actual site.
Wish I could remember that user's name because any points I get for this thread should actually go to them. Maybe the mods can look in the trashcan
and give that user a points-bump or something. Unlike most of my threads, this one might actually get discussed and I'd hate to take credit for
finding this site.
[edit on 18-12-2005 by smallpeeps]