2006 | Lost episodes

Two years after Chappelle bailed on Comedy Central, the network aired "Chappelle's Show: The Lost Episodes," compiled from unfinished skits left in the wake of the comedian's vanishing act. Critics panned the three-episode revival of the show. The Chicago Tribune's Kyra Kyles wrote that the "bad and over-the-top exploitative" material "should have stayed lost ... forever." Seeing the direction of the show (and its increasingly offensive racial comedy), she also sympathized with the comedian's sudden departure. "If I were Chappelle, an escape to Africa wouldn't be far enough," Kyles wrote. "We're talking space shuttle voyage."
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