* AcceptableTargets: Nearly everyone and everything counts in his stand-up.
* BeamMeUpScotty: A widespread belief is that Chappelle popularized the idea of "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple_drank purple drank]]" by mocking the street drug (a mix of soda and codeine-containing cough syrup) in a stand-up joke as containing "sugar, water, and purple." The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuTjQLfU6Gk actual routine]] had in fact referred to '''grape''' drink and was humorously using the differences between soft drinks and fruit juices as an allegory to compare the disparity between (mostly white) high-income and (mostly minority) low-income American lifestyles.
* UnfortunateImplications: Part of the reason why Chappelle quit mainstream comedy was a fear that he was drifting towards this and that people were laughing at his jokes for all the wrong reasons.