Music has lost two legendary figures since the turn of the year and here at Entry Revel, we are deciding to honor them in a slightly different way. The two transcendent idols, Prince and David Bowie are no longer with us, but their music and spirit will live for eternity…and so will two of the best produced comedic skits of all time. We are of course talking about the Chappelle’s Show skit on Prince and the Flight of the Conchords skit involving David Bowie. In tribute, perhaps play a little “Purple Rain” or ” Under Pressure” as you decide who ya got in this battle of the ridiculous comedic skits …
(Our answers are below)
TeeTime: Both of these skits have the “we don’t give a shit about production value but that’s what makes it hilarious” thing going for it. Both of these artists have never once been typed into my Spotify search. And both of these skits are timeless pieces of comedy gold. What this Battle Royal of the eclectic, deceased pop star skits comes down to is what made me laugh uncontrollably and more importantly for any male, what do I quote the most. Quotability is a huge factor for men as 90% of male-on-male interactions include sports hot stove banter, “shes a 1 on the binary scale” and quoting movies/TV series. Without a doubt, Chappelle’s Show Prince skit wins this battle: “Assemble your crew”, “How about you and your friends vs. me and the revolution”, “Computer blue, darling Nikki”, “Why don’t you purify yourself in the waters of Lake Minnetonka” and the obvious trump card … “Game, blouses.”
More recently, I have become a bigger and bigger fan of David Bowie and my appreciation for him has grown tenfold since his death. Typical for a millennial who didn’t grow up with their music, once his death happened I sat down and played through his catalog and there were TONS of songs that I knew but had no idea it was David Bowie. In terms of music alone, I’m taking David Bowie every day of the week and twice on Sunday. However, when it comes down to comedic skits, TeeTime hits the nail on the head. I can remember just about every line that came out of Charlie Murphy’s mouth in what will probably go down in history as a Top 5 All Time funny skit. It’s lines are still repeated 10 years after the fact whereas nobody really remembers signature lines from the Bowie skit. Chappelle wins this round.