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The Richard Pryor Show 

An American comedy series hosted by comedian Richard Pryor
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1977  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Richard Pryor ...  Himself / ... 4 episodes, 1977
Jimmy Martinez Jimmy Martinez ...  Various / ... 4 episodes, 1977
Edie McClurg ...  Various / ... 4 episodes, 1977
Robin Williams ...  Various / ... 4 episodes, 1977
Joey Camen ...  Various / ... 3 episodes, 1977
Jeff Corey ...  Gunslinger / ... 3 episodes, 1977
Argus Hamilton Argus Hamilton ...  Various / ... 3 episodes, 1977
Bob McClurg Bob McClurg ...  Various / ... 3 episodes, 1977
Charlie O'Donnell Charlie O'Donnell ...  Announcer / ... 3 episodes, 1977
Marlene Clark ...  Herself - Audience Member 2 episodes, 1977
Rocco Urbisci Rocco Urbisci ...  Himself / ... 2 episodes, 1977
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An American comedy series hosted by comedian Richard Pryor

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USA

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English

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13 September 1977 (USA) See more »

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Burt Sugarman Productions See more »
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Mono

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Color
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Pryor chose "For the Love of Money" as the show's theme song because money was his main motivation for doing the show. See more »

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Referenced in TV in Black: The First Fifty Years (2004) See more »

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For the Love of Money
Composed by Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff, and Anthony Jackson
(theme song)
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Surprisingly tame, but it had it's moments.
31 March 2005 | by Ddey65See all my reviews

Perhaps I'm guilty of judging the show by modern standards, but I don't really think the Richard Pryor Show was as outrageous as it presented itself to be, or as NBC's Bureau of Standards & Practices did in 1977.

One look at the four episodes of this show and you can tell, this is where the Wayans family got their ideas, back when they were stealing the thunder of comedians like Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall. It's also surprising to find that this show was the humble beginning for people like Marsha Warfield, Sandra Bernhardt, and Robin Williams, who I thought did nothing but the comedy club circuit before his famous role as "Mork from Ork." Yet with all the co-stars, and special features within the box set, it's not as funny or outrageous as you'd expect. This doesn't mean, however that it's not worthy of adding to your DVD library, because it is.


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