February 26, 2003
Chappelle keeps getting offered roles in the same upcoming 2004 film: "The only movie they kept offering me over and over was fuckin' Soul Plane," he told Esquire. "They kept giving me the script and I'd say, 'I passed on this script.' And it would just keep coming back. No, I don't want to do Soul Plane!" Meanwhile, he used his sketch, "The Mad Real World" to mock the way his friend Dave Edwards, a black comedian, was kicked off MTV's The Real World. Chappelle's sketch reversed the premise so that a white guy is driven crazy by black roommates and kicked out when one says, "I don't feel safe" — the same words used to justify the firing of Edwards.