Charlie Murphy's funniest 'Chappelle's Show' sketch: Prince or Rick James? | The Tylt

Charlie Murphy's funniest 'Chappelle's Show' sketch: Prince or Rick James?

Charlie Murphy would have turned 59 years old on July 12. The comedian passed away on April 12, 2017, after battling leukemia but is fondly remembered for his "Chappelle's Show" sketches where he recalls meeting pop superstars as part of brother Eddie's entourage. The "Prince Story" cemented Charlie's popularity and details a hilarious meeting with the Purple One at a party. But fans love the "Rick James Story" sketch that created Chappelle's most loathed catchphrase. Which sketch is his funniest? 😂

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Billboard's Gil Kaufman laid out the cases for both popular sketches:

In the Prince story, Charlie -- who admittedly fell victim to the androgynous look of the mid-1980s -- described the purple "Zorro-type" outfit Prince wore to a club one night when he invited Eddie and his crew to his house to listen to some music. "He had a nice environment, it was tight," Charlie said of Prince's scene. But then things got weird when the Purple One became bored and asked if Charlie and his pals wanted to take on the Revolution in a friendly game of basketball.
While Chappelle portrayed James in the skit, they also featured the real James, who corroborated Charlie's tales of their long, debauched nights. "He was hanging out with the big dogs, Charlie was doing crazy things and I had to straighten him out, sometimes I had to go upside his head," said real-life James. That was all well and good, but in his inimitable sweet-but-not-to-be-trifled-with fashion, Charlie explained how Rick himself sometimes stepped over the line.

Both scenes hilariously allowed Charlie to stand out from his little brother Eddie as an observational comedian. 

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This is the sketch that single-handedly made pancakes cool again.

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"I'm Rick James, bitch!"

Watch this legendary sketch below, "Charlie Murphy's True Hollywood Stories—Rick James."

FINAL RESULTS
Entertainment
Charlie Murphy's funniest 'Chappelle's Show' sketch: Prince or Rick James?
A festive crown for the winner
#PrinceStory
#RickJamesStory