Monday, May 24, 2004

All Hail the King
This weekend, I rented The Richard Pryor Show on DVD. I loved it. You always hear people talk about shows being ahead of its time but this show really delivers in that category. There are scenes that would have trouble passing the censors today. I can't believe that this show ever aired, especially on NBC in 1977 (including a scene where a woman describes a lesbian tryst she had in the park with one of her neighbors).

There are only 4 episodes because Mr. Pryor quit because of the battles with censors. Richard Pryor is a genius and his supporting cast includes Paul Mooney, Sandra Bernhardt, Tim Reid, Jimmy Martinez, John Witherspoon, Shirley Hemphill, LaWanda Page, Marsha Warfield, and Robin Williams.

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