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The Richard Pryor Special? (1977)

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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Willie's Wife
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Pushy Fan from Tour Group
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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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Falstaff Wilde
Pat Hodges ...
Choir (as Hodges James & Smith)
Denita James ...
Choir (as Hodges James & Smith)
Jessica Smith ...
Choir (as Hodges James & Smith)
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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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Slave Driver: Okay, rest period... Rest period's over!
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References Wheel of Fortune (1983) See more »

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I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong
Performed by Gladys Knight & The Pips (as The Pips)
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