'Chapelle's Show' has had many well-known sketches, but undoubtedly, the most memorable of them all are those with Eddie Murphy's brother, Charlie, recounting some of his stories of early fame in the '80s.
If it's not Rick James running dirty cowboy boots over a white sofa and bopping him in the head with a ring that says 'Unity', Charlie Murphy's storytelling has had some people question whether or not they're real.
In one such sketch, Charlie Murphy describes how he and his brother's entourage wound up at Prince's house and, in the middle of the night, decided to play a game of basketball which saw Prince, someone from Shalamar, and a few others basically destroy them.
Indeed, Prince and his cohort played in full blouse / frilly regalia, while Eddie Murphy's team had to contend with small runners and the fact that they were playing against some seriously skilled players.
While that might all seem like it's bullsh*t, it turns out that it's actually real. "That is totally and absolutely accurate," Eddie Murphy told Jimmy Fallon in a recent interview. "Prince had on, uh, that outfit from the 'Kiss' video... My brother was like, OK, it's going to be shirts against blouses," Murphy laughed.
"The blouses won, they beat the sh*t out of us. We had one dude on our squad Larry who could play and he didn't have no shoes so Prince gave him some sneakers. And Prince wore like two, three sizes smaller than Larry, but Larry was so excited to have Prince's sneakers on, he put those tiny sneakers on his feet and he couldn't do his game right."
Here's the sketch in question.