The best cult TV shows on DVD |


The best cult TV shows on DVD

From ''Chappelle's Show'' to ''Pee-wee's Playhouse,'' here are the much-loved, fringe TV shows to make part of your DVD collection

Dave Chappelle

(David Chappelle: Danielle Levitt)

The best cult TV shows on DVD

Unrated, 4 hrs., 43 mins., 2003 (Paramount)
Sure, season 2 gets all the glory, what with ”I’m Rick James, bitch!” and the killer featurette that retrofitted Wayne Brady with thug cred and pimp-daddy swagger. But it’s the first season that laid the groundwork for Dave’s sophomore high. Right from the start he hit his mark with the genius blind-black-white-supremacist sketch, and later evergreens like crackhead Tyrone Biggums and comedian Paul Mooney’s ”Ask a Black Dude” Q&A sessions on all things Afrocentric. EXTRAS Even the faithful haven’t heard much from Dave’s partner, writer Neal Brennan, who joins Chappelle on some commentary tracks as they riff on their favorite vignettes. Also included: unaired Mooney footage and nonsensical bloopers, in which Dave finds his own body parts highly amusing and battle-raps in his 8 Mile spoof, ”Spaghetti, spaghetti, spaghetti…pasta!” —Alynda Wheat