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The Richard Pryor Special? (1977)

TV Movie  |   |  Comedy  |  5 May 1977 (USA)
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Richard Pryor wanders around the NBC Studio, encountering various eccentrics. Meanwhile, the Reverend James L. White, the Ugandan dictator Idi Amin Dada and others are taping their own segments.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Himself / The Reverend James L. White / Idi Amin Dada / Shoeshine Man / Willie
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Willie's Wife
Shirley Hemphill ...
Pushy Fan from Tour Group
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Sister Mabel Williams
William Guest ...
Himself (as The Pips)
Merald Knight ...
Himself (as The Pips)
Edward Patten ...
Himself (as The Pips)
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Booster Johnson
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Slave Driver / Bartender
Falstaff Wilde
Pat Hodges ...
Choir (as Hodges James & Smith)
Denita James ...
Choir (as Hodges James & Smith)
Jessica Smith ...
Choir (as Hodges James & Smith)
Lois January ...
Older Woman
John Wheeler ...
Security Guard
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Richard Pryor wanders around the NBC Studio and encounters a nutty religious woman, a pushy fan from a tour group, a street peddler, a shoeshine man, two young boys who know their Black history, and a group of radical staff writers. Meanwhile, the Reverend James L. White wants his viewers' money in order to relieve them of all that paper. Gladys Knight and the Pips appear without Gladys Knight. Idi Amin Dada rebuts a recent NBC editorial. In a segment adapted from Langston Hughes, sexy women with various shades of dark skin proclaim that Black is beautiful. Willie stumbles into a bar and stumbles back out before coming home to his wife, who delivers a soliloquy written by Maya Angelou. Written by J. Spurlin

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[first lines]
Slave Driver: Okay, rest period... Rest period's over!
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There's No Business Like Show Business
Written by Irving Berlin
Performed by Richard Pryor
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