The Richard Pryor Show : C/D?

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Holy shit.. best Xmas gift (to myself) ever. (The 3 DVD set, that is)

This is the true precursor to Dave Chapelle, without the meandering fidgetty studio audience part of Chapelle's show.

"BLACK METAL!" Any skit where a funked out metal band in Screamin' Jay Hawkins/Mentors/George Clinton uniforms kills its entire audience throughout the entirely of the skit can't not be completely fucking funny. I can't believe a major network in 1977 let this air. I'm blown away.

donut christ (donut), Monday, 27 December 2004 21:07 (fifteen years ago) link

MOJO THE HEALER! Holy shit.

donut christ (donut), Monday, 27 December 2004 21:08 (fifteen years ago) link

(Sorry, that was "BLACK DEATH!")

donut christ (donut), Monday, 27 December 2004 21:09 (fifteen years ago) link

(also I had no idea this was where Robin Williams and Sandra Bernhardt got their start)

donut christ (donut), Monday, 27 December 2004 21:44 (fifteen years ago) link

six years pass...

i just started watching this. six episodes only, right?

This is the true precursor to Dave Chapelle

yes, this was the first thing i thought of. also a few echoes of "louie" insofar as pryor was totally unafraid to have long stretches of no lols but just straight drama, i.e. the WWII lounge act sequence

completely blown away by what a canny, precise actor pryor was

god, sandra bernhardt was gorgeous

40% chill and 100% negative (Tracer Hand), Monday, 27 June 2011 09:48 (nine years ago) link

Saw this on NBC in '77.

Bought the set at Amoeba SF about 4 years ago. Haven't watched it yet.

joyless shithead (Dr Morbius), Monday, 27 June 2011 10:45 (nine years ago) link

it's maybe the best TV sketch comedy i've seen. edgier than any comedy on TV now by far. so ambitious! one scene has african dancers doing an entire dance from start to finish, maybe 6 minutes or so of just drumming and joyous dancing.

40% chill and 100% negative (Tracer Hand), Monday, 27 June 2011 11:00 (nine years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqteDk15Ud8

^ this is incredible

blended haircrüt (absolutely clean glasses), Monday, 27 June 2011 12:29 (nine years ago) link

oops, just four eps! each one's an hour, though. and there's a "special" which I haven't watched but apparently co-stars John Belushi.

The roast of Pryor in the last episode is pretty awesome. Paul Mooney was a smooth, good looking motherfucker. GOD DAMN.

And speaking of sexy, MARSHA WARFIELD. JESU CHRISTO.

40% chill and 100% negative (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 28 June 2011 12:39 (nine years ago) link

Damn. Didn't realize that was Roz from Night Court. Tracer OTM.

Pleasant Plains, Tuesday, 28 June 2011 21:21 (nine years ago) link

god, sandra bernhardt was gorgeous

Still is? Not gonna gis it, but I think I saw a minute-long makeup commercial with her a few months ago and she looked enviably stunning.

bamcquern, Tuesday, 28 June 2011 21:52 (nine years ago) link

you guys are insane and or gay

winoa ryder sexes creatures of the night (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 28 June 2011 21:57 (nine years ago) link

Sandra Bernhardt? Gorgeous? damn

Thraft of Cleveland (Bill Magill), Tuesday, 28 June 2011 22:00 (nine years ago) link

Straight. I guess I have bad taste.

bamcquern, Tuesday, 28 June 2011 22:13 (nine years ago) link

shakey have you seen The Richard Pryor Show??

40% chill and 100% negative (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 29 June 2011 08:58 (nine years ago) link

some of it

a man is only a guy (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 29 June 2011 15:21 (nine years ago) link

Classic as hell, with the exception of this bit of insipid-ness:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLzN99j-Keg

thirdalternative, Wednesday, 29 June 2011 19:31 (nine years ago) link

nine years pass...

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