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
Paul Emmons <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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?
wears a "Spiderman" outfit during the film. The studio making the movie was Columbia Pictures who had just recently made the 1970s "Spiderman" movies and who would do more in the early 2000s and again in the early 2010s. See more
When Jack crashes the Wonder Wheel, he's standing at an angle past the original start position in front of the end cap of dolls. However in the next shot, he's standing upright back at the original starting position. It's unlikely for Jack to have enough pinpoint accuracy to roll the Wonder Wheel back to its starting position before the Wonder Wheel starts to deflate. See more
Eric bought a black man.
I wasn't aware that we sold them.
The closing credits are shown aside four toy darts. See more
I Just Want To Be Your Friend
Performed by Jeffrey Osborne
Music and Lyrics by Trevor Lawrence
and Frank Musker See more