In 2004, Dave Chappelle’s sketch-comedy Chappelle’s Show, ran a skit featuring Charlie Murphy recounting a story involving Prince, basketball, and pancakes.
In this True Hollywood Story, as told by Charlie Murphy, Prince arrived at a club where Charlie and movie-star brother Eddie Murphy were at and invited the group back to his home.
Once there, Prince challenged Charlie and his friends to a friendly game of basketball. As Murphy’s team was dressed to play, the same couldn’t be said about Prince’s team and joked that the game should be “shirts vs. blouses.”
Little did they know that Prince and The Revolution could ball.
When it was all said and done, Prince’s side won, and in Murphy’s words, “it was a landslide victory.” Then, he served everyone pancakes. What a boss.
The best part of this story isn’t even the portrayal of Prince in the skit, it’s how he handled the situation afterwards. He loved the skit and wasn’t shy about his level of game.
But the fun didn’t stop there. In 2013, Prince released a single called “Breakfast Can Wait” and used Chappelle’s image of him from the skit as the cover art.
— Time Machine (@oldsnapshot) April 21, 2016
On an episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Chappelle was asked about the incident. Skip to 3:09 for Chappelle’s reaction.
Earlier this year, Charlie Murphy was on the Madd Hatta Morning Show and revisited the skit:
RIP Prince, you will be missed!