Chappelle’s Show Becomes No. 1 DVD10/19/2004 5:54 AM Eastern
More than 2 million copies of Comedy Central’s Chappelle’s Show Season One: Uncensored DVD set have been sold, according to Nielsen VideoScan and retail sources.
The Comedy Central Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment release became the best-selling TV-show DVD product of all-time, passing previous record-holder The Simpsons: The Complete First Season, which has sold 1.9 million units.
Chappelle's Show: Season Two Uncensored will be released on DVD Tuesday, Feb. 8, the network said.
"We already knew Chappelle’s Show was one of the funniest series on TV,” president of Paramount Pictures Worldwide Home Entertainment Thomas Lesinski said in a prepared statement. “The unprecedented sales of the DVD underscore its enduring appeal to consumers across a broad spectrum of age, gender and ethnicity.”