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 name of the newspaper that Jack Brown (Richard Pryor
) tried to get a job at was "The Bugle". See more
During the party destruction sequence, audio dialog does not match the actors in several shots, mostly with Jack and Eric. See more
Do you have a license to drive a car down the steps?
The closing credits are shown aside four toy darts. See more
References Gone with the Wind
I Just Want To Be Your Friend
Performed by Jeffrey Osborne
Music and Lyrics by Trevor Lawrence
and Frank Musker See more