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The Richard Pryor Special? (1977)

TV Special | 60 min | Comedy

Richard Pryor wanders around the NBC Studio, encountering various eccentrics. Meanwhile, the Reverend James L. White, the Ugandan dictator Idi Amin Dada and others are taping their own segments.
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Updated May 5, 1977

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May 5, 1977 (United States)

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33 cast members
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Richard Pryor
Himself / The Reverend James L. White / Idi Amin Dada / Shoeshine Man / Willie Himself / The Reverend James L. White / Idi Amin Dada / Shoeshine Man / Willie   See fewer
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Maya Angelou
Willie's Wife Willie's Wife   See fewer
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Shirley Hemphill
Pushy Fan from Tour Group Pushy Fan from Tour Group   See fewer
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LaWanda Page
Sister Mabel Williams Sister Mabel Williams   See fewer
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William Guest
Himself (as The Pips) Himself (as The Pips)   See fewer
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Merald Knight
Himself (as The Pips) Himself (as The Pips)   See fewer
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Edward Patten
Himself (as The Pips) Himself (as The Pips)   See fewer
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Glynn Turman
Booster Johnson Booster Johnson   See fewer
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John Belushi
Slave Driver / Bartender Slave Driver / Bartender   See fewer
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Pat Hodges
Choir (as Hodges James & Smith) Choir (as Hodges James & Smith)   See fewer
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Denita James
Choir (as Hodges James & Smith) Choir (as Hodges James & Smith)   See fewer
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Jessica Smith
Choir (as Hodges James & Smith) Choir (as Hodges James & Smith)   See fewer
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Lois January
Older Woman Older Woman   See fewer
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John Wheeler
Security Guard Security Guard   See fewer
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Alice Jubert
Herself Herself   See fewer
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Debbie Hoffman
Herself Herself   See fewer
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Janice Morgan
Herself Herself   See fewer
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Jan-Minika Hughes
Herself (as Jan Hughes) Herself (as Jan Hughes)   See fewer
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Diane Whitmore
Herself Herself   See fewer
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Yvonne Mooney
Herself Herself   See fewer
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Azizi Johari
Herself (as Azizi) Herself (as Azizi)   See fewer
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Peter Cullen
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Norma Miller
Bar Patron Bar Patron   See fewer
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Jeri Gray
Bar Patron Bar Patron   See fewer
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Arnold Johnson
Old Man Old Man   See fewer
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Kristoff St. John
Kid (as Christoff St. John) Kid (as Christoff St. John)   See fewer
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Dick Anthony Williams
Writer (as Dick Williams) Writer (as Dick Williams)   See fewer
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Mike Evans
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Erik Kilpatrick
Writer (as Eric Kilpatrick) Writer (as Eric Kilpatrick)   See fewer
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Sandra Bernhard
Woman Writer Woman Writer   See fewer
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Lou B. Washington
Writer (as Ludie Washington) Writer (as Ludie Washington)   See fewer
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7.2 / 10 | 46 votes