Pilot Boy Productions

From the Audiovisual Identity Database, the motion graphics museum


This is Dave Chappelle's vanity card. The company’s name derives from the fact that upon first arriving in Hollywood, Chappelle starred in a number of television pilots that were never picked up.

Logo (January 22, 2003-July 23, 2006)

Visuals: Against a gray gradient background is a shirtless, smug-faced Dave Chappelle in handcuffs holding wads of cash in his hands. The name "Pilot Boy Productions" is seen below. The entire image is boxed in on a black background.

Variant: On the first season of Chappelle's Show, the image is slightly bigger, and the text, here on the black background below the image, reads "PILOT BOYS PRODUCTIONS" in a white Clarendon White font with a gray drop shadow.

Technique: A live-action photograph with superimposed text.

Audio: Chappelle's Show regular Donnell Rawlings screaming "I'm rich, beeyatch!", followed by a truck horn. This clip was taken from the "Black Reparations" sketch.

Audio Variants:

  • On the episode "$55 Million & Getting Revenge", Rawlings screams "I'm broke, beeyatch!" instead.
  • On the episode "True Hollywood Stories - Rick James", Chappelle (as Rick James) screams "They should've never gave you n****s money!!!", followed by the truck horn.
  • On the Chappelle's Show section of VH1's I Love the New Millennium: 2003, the logo is featured without the truck horn.

Availability: Seen on Chappelle's Show on Comedy Central and Dave Chappelle: For What It's Worth on Showtime.

Pilot Boy Productions
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