Comedian Dave Chapelle usually transcends, and subverts, stereotypes — so I was very disappointed when I first saw this moment from the Chapelle Show. What's up with the blatant alien stereotyping in this skit (which sort of grows out of a larger skit making fun of Morgan Freeman's president in Deep Impact)? Aliens don't all have the big bulbous eyes and talk like a Speak'n'Spell. Also, Chapelle touches on one of my pet peeves here: the idea that our technological advances of the past couple decades are so miraculous, aliens must have helped us out. Wouldn't aliens have given us something better than Verizon and xBox?

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