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 <email@example.com>
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 in the American state of Louisiana, USA. See more
Articles in the newspaper "The Toy" do not correspond to the pictures. Specifically, the paragraph that begins "The man in the middle is chief counsel for the committee." repeats many times. See more
These democrats don't normally support us.
Now, Senator, we agreed to keep that under our hats. If they knew this was a fund raiser, we'd be all alone.
The closing credits are shown aside four toy darts. See more
Referenced in Deathrow Gameshow
I Just Want To Be Your Friend
Performed by Jeffrey Osborne
Music and Lyrics by Trevor Lawrence
and Frank Musker See more