On one of his bratty son Eric's annual visits, the plutocrat U.S. Bates takes him to his department store and offers him anything in it as a gift. Eric chooses a black janitor who has made him laugh with his antics. At first the man suffers many indignities as Eric's "toy", but gradually teaches the lonely boy what it is like to have and to be a friend. Written by
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When Jackie Gleason Told His Son He Could Have Any Present He Wanted, He Picked The Most Outrageous Gift Of All... Richard Pryor.
Did You Know?
The phallic building featured prominently in a few scenes is the the Louisiana State Capitol building in Baton Rouge, LA. See more
When Jack Brown is on the phone in Master Bates's room, you can see that the phone has no cord going into the phone jack See more
Angela! Jesus H. Christ!
Is that her full name?
The closing credits are shown aside four toy darts. See more
Referenced in Guess Who
I Just Want To Be Your Friend
Performed by Jeffrey Osborne
Music and Lyrics by Trevor Lawrence
and Frank Musker See more