Controversy and censorship forced Richard Pryor's variety show to be canceled after four
Special. Season 1 – Aired: 5/5/1977
The Richard Pryor Special?
'The Galley' sketch, featuring John Belushi - 'The Reverend James L. White' sketch - 'The Pips Without Gladys Knight' sketch - 'Booster Johnson' sketch - 'Rebuttal' sketch, with Pryor as Idi Amin - 'Harlem Sweeties' presentation - Pryor plays off himself in 'Shoe Shine' sketch - 'Willie The Drunk' sketch, featuring a soliloquy by Maya Angelou - Children sing 'This World Was Made For All Men' - 'Richard Meets With His Writers' sketch - Richard closes with a rendition of 'There's No Business Like Show Business'.
Season 1, Episode 1 – Aired: 9/13/1977
'Star Wars Bar' sketch, with Pryor as bartender - 'Western' sketch, with Pryor as a poncho-clad, stogie-smoking 'Man With No Name'-type gunslinger - Musical guests, The O'Jays, perform 'Work On Me' - 'Presidential Press Conference' sketch, with Pryor as the first Black President - 'Mojo healer' sketch, with Richard as the mojo - 'Club Harlem' sketch, featuring a song and dance number by Paula Kelly.
Season 1, Episode 2 – Aired: 9/20/1977
'Samurai' sketch, with Pryor as a Samurai Warrior defending a young Geisha - 'Trial' sketch, with Pryor as a white Prosecutor, out to convict a young Black man, accused of attacking a white woman, in 1920s Mississippi. - 'Egypt 1909' sketch, with Richard as part of a team of Archaeologists who discover 'The Fountain Of Knowledge' - 'Mr. Come-From Man' sketch, with Pryor as a traditional African, out to make a buck. - 'Heavy Metal' sketch, with Richard as the lead singer/guitarist of a shock band called 'Black Death'.
Season 1, Episode 3 – Aired: 9/27/1977
Richard begins with a very angry speech, which is interrupted by some 'audio difficulties'. - 'Restaurant' sketch, with Pryor and an attractive lady making eyes at one another, in a classy restaurant. - Richard does a brief stand-up act. - 'Caveman' sketch, with Pryor as a prehistoric man who discovers fire. - 'Mr. Fixit' sketch, with Richard as a bumbling repairman - 'The Junkyard Circus', with Pryor as a raggedy Ringmaster. - Richard introduces all of his supporting players, then closes the show with several improvised sketches, involving the various performers.
Season 1, Episode 4 – Aired: 10/20/1977
'Shower' sketch, with Pryor and Allegra Allison parodying Hitchcock's 'Psycho' - 'Jekyll and Hyde' sketch, with Richard and Jimmy Martinez - 'Roast' sequence, with several members of the supporting cast, throwing verbal punches at their employer - 'Titanic' sketch, with Pryor rescuing several bigoted passengers of the doomed liner - 'Rebuttal' sketch, with Richard as a disgruntled Santa Claus - Pryor closes with a sincere 'Thank You' to his fans and cast.
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