Comedian Charlie Murphy will forever be remembered as the man whose Charlie Murphys True Hollywood Stories sketch on Chappelles Show colored the world with that immortal catchphrase, Im Rick James, bitch! It seemed damn near impossible, back in 2004, to avoid hearing one of your co-workers or friends spout the phrase at least 10 times a day, but we wont hold it against Murphy.
Unlike Charlies more rabid followers, Eddie Murphys big bro has moved on, and his résumé now includes such out-of-the-box entries as the Adult Swim series The Boondocks, the spanking-new sketch-comedy series Charlie Murphys Crash Comedy (with fellow Chappelle Show alum Donnell Rawlings) on Sonys WebTV network Crackle, and some inspired/oddball voiceover work, including the pimp Jizzy-B in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Mr. Spock on G4TVs Star Trek 2.0, and, of course, the dog in brother Eddies 2007 flick Norbit. Eddie and Charlie are collaborating again on Beverly Hills Cop IV, tentatively scheduled for a 2010 release.
Thu., March 19, 8 p.m.; Fri., March 20, 8 & 10 p.m.; Sat., March 21, 8 & 10 p.m.; Sun., March 22, 8 p.m., 2009
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