Richard Pryor is a diner who uses his food as foreplay; a caveman who discovers fire; Mr. Fixit; and Little Richard. A woman describes a lesbian encounter.



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Episode credited cast:
... Himself / Various
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Altman ... Weatherman (as Uncle Dirty)
... White Guy Who Wants to Be Black
... Leader of the Dalton Gang
Bob McClurg ... Man Ordering Fast-Food
... Award Winner
Charlie O'Donnell ... Announcer


Richard Pryor is a diner who uses his food as foreplay; a caveman who discovers fire; the silent comedy character, Mr. Fixit; the drunken Dr. Shanahan, forced to treat a member of the Dalton gang; and Little Richard. In Ward 8 we meet a policeman, a man ordering fast food, a Black radical, a stewardess, a weatherman, an announcer, a woman giving an acceptance speech, a ghetto mother demanding money, a shady politician, a wigger and a violent-tempered football player. A woman in a rooming house gives a conflicting account of a lesbian encounter. Pryor gives an angry monologue that the NBC spokesman smooths over. Later, he talks about children, their way of talking and the way they curse; the time his father demanded to know why he had a reefer in his pocket; the way hillbillies give directions; and the difference between white and black funerals. The cast improvises scenes about a woman who is unhappy with her hairdresser; crying schoolchildren; a Martian hitchhiker; and a stick-up at ... Written by J. Spurlin

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27 September 1977 (USA)  »

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[first lines]
Richard Pryor: Good evening, ladies and gentleman. My name is Richard Pryor.
NBC Spokesman: Due to technical difficulties, we cannot continue to bring you the audio portion of "The Richard Pryor Show." However, I am an NBC Spokesman. And I will be happy to tell you what Mr. Pryor is saying. I will now read from tonight's network-approved scripts.
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