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The Richard Pryor Show 

An American comedy series hosted by comedian Richard Pryor
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1977  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Jimmy Martinez ...
 Various / ... 4 episodes, 1977
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 Various / ... 4 episodes, 1977
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 Various / ... 3 episodes, 1977
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 Gunslinger / ... 3 episodes, 1977
Argus Hamilton ...
 Various / ... 3 episodes, 1977
Bob McClurg ...
 Various / ... 3 episodes, 1977
Charlie O'Donnell ...
 Announcer / ... 3 episodes, 1977
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 Herself - Audience Member 2 episodes, 1977
Rocco Urbisci ...
 Himself / ... 2 episodes, 1977
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An American comedy series hosted by comedian Richard Pryor

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Ten episodes were originally ordered but Pryor walked off the show due to disagreements with NBC over the show's time slot and content. Pryor returned but agreed to produce only four episodes. NBC and Pryor announced that they would produce two specials a year for the next three years to fulfill the ten-episode agreement. But Pryor never worked for NBC again. See more »

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Referenced in TV's Most Censored Moments (2002) See more »

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For the Love of Money
Composed by Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff, and Anthony Jackson
(theme song)
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Surprisingly tame, but it had it's moments.
31 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

Perhaps I'm guilty of judging the show by modern standards, but I don't really think the Richard Pryor Show was as outrageous as it presented itself to be, or as NBC's Bureau of Standards & Practices did in 1977.

One look at the four episodes of this show and you can tell, this is where the Wayans family got their ideas, back when they were stealing the thunder of comedians like Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall. It's also surprising to find that this show was the humble beginning for people like Marsha Warfield, Sandra Bernhardt, and Robin Williams, who I thought did nothing but the comedy club circuit before his famous role as "Mork from Ork." Yet with all the co-stars, and special features within the box set, it's not as funny or outrageous as you'd expect. This doesn't mean, however that it's not worthy of adding to your DVD library, because it is.


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