The Richard Pryor Show
"When I committed to do a 10-week comedy variety series on NBC, I thought I could do something significant.
I saw only the possibilities of TV as a way of communicating...But the reality of what the network censors allowed
on prime time undercut all my enthusiasm.
Not only were we pitted Happy Days and Laverne & Shirley, the two top-rated shows, but the
network censors Ofdrdlilrthwarted me from the git-go. Becuase I didn't want to sell-out completely, I got NBC to agree
to reduce the number of shows from 10 to 4, the less the better.
We still managed to deliver an exciting, surprising and provocative show. The show was no vanilla milkshake.
It was poignant. I am proud of the effort"
- Richard Pryor, 1995 from Pryor Convictions and Other Life Sentences by Richard Pryor and Todd Gold
One of the most talked about comedy shows ever, this hilarious collection of classic laughs became a legend during
it's one broadcast on NBC and now returns on DVD for a new generation!
Vol. 1 contains...
Never-Before-Seen Alternate Series Opening and Deleted Scenes
Vol. 2 contains...
Hilarious, Never-Before-Seen Outtakes and Improvs, Q&A Segment With Richard Pryor,
Deleted Scene featuring Robin Willaims
Never-Before-Seen 37-Minute Richard Pryor "Mudbone" Monologue, Full, Unedited 44-Minute
Roast Segment, Booklet featuring scripts of Unfilmed Scenes, including "Gay Nightmare" and
"From Television City...Whitey for a Day"