RICHARD PRYOR SHOW, THE {TIM REID, SANDRA BERNHARD} (TV)

Summary

One in this comedy variety series hosted by comedian Richard Pryor.

Highlights include: an opening monologue satirizing NBC’s censorship policies; a sketch in a restaurant featuring Pryor and another woman nonverbally communicating by eating their food in suggestive ways; a standup routine by Pryor; a sketch featuring Pryor as a caveman discovering fire, only to be burned at the stake; a sketch involving various characters trapped in what appears to be a mental ward; a parody of silent films featuring Pryor as an inept repairman; a Western sketch featuring Pryor and Jeff Corey; a sketch making fun of rock musicians which is interrupted for a dramatic monologue about the struggles of a closeted lesbian portrayed by Sandra Bernhard; a sketch featuring Pryor putting on a mock “circus” for children in the ghetto; and a series of improvisational bits with Pryor and several of the show’s performers. Commercials deleted.

Details

  • NETWORK:
  • DATE: 8:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:49:08
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: 121981
  • GENRE: Comedy
  • SUBJECT HEADING: African-American Collection - Comedy; TV - Comedy
  • SERIES RUN: NBC - TV series, 1977
  • COMMERCIALS:

CREDITS

  • Burt Sugarman … Executive Producer
  • Rocco Urbisci … Producer, Writer
  • John Moffitt … Co-Producer, Director
  • Tim Steele … Associate Producer
  • Harold Huff … Researcher
  • David Banks … Writer
  • Jeffrey Barron … Writer
  • Booker Bradshaw … Writer
  • Paul Mooney … Writer
  • Arthur Sellers … Writer
  • Jeremy Stevens … Writer
  • Tom Moore … Writer
  • Richard Pryor … Writer
  • Richard Pryor … Host
  • Jeff Corey … Guest
  • Allegra Allison … Guest
  • Tim Reid … Guest
  • Paul Mooney … Guest
  • Marsha Warfield … Guest
  • Argus Hamilton … Guest
  • Robin Williams … Guest
  • Sandra Bernhard … Guest
  • Jimmy Martinez … Guest
  • John Witherspoon … Guest
  • Victor Dunlap … Guest
  • Joey Camen … Guest
  • Uncle Dirty (See also: Bob Altman) … Guest
  • Bob McClurg … Guest
  • Edie McClurg … Guest
  • Charlie O'Donnell … Guest
  • Ron Wilson … Guest
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