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(Episode 5)

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Sketches: Pryor plays former Ugandan President Idi Amin Dada and a clergyman hustling for donations; Belushi portrays the master of a slave ship. Also: the Pips demonstrate how they would sound without Gladys Knight.

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May 5, 1977

--Opening sketch with John Belushi (takes place on a ship). Pryor learns that he has been selected to do a special for NBC.

--Backstage: A religious woman (LaWanda Page) tells Pryor that he needs to add a preacher to his special.

--Sketch: Pryor as the Reverend James L. White (greedy TV preacher).

--Backstage: A woman (Shirley Hemphill), on an NBC tour, suggests Pryor have "...and the Pips" on his show.

--Sketch: "...and the Pips" - The Pips appear without Gladys Knight. They sing the background chorus for "Midnight Train to Georgia."

--Backstage: A man who is stealing "Wheel of Fortune" prizes starts talking to Pryor.

--Sketch: Pryor as Uganda's Idi Amin Dada.

--Segment about the beauty of African-American women. A narrator reads the Langston Hughes poem "Harlem Sweeties."

--Backstage: Pryor get his shoes shined by an old man (also played by Pryor).

--Bar sketch with Pryor as an alcoholic (and John Belushi as the bartender).

--2nd part of bar sketch: Pryor's character arrives at home. Maya Angelou plays his wife.

--Backstage: Children suggest to Pryor that he do something educational on his special. (Soap actor Kristoff St. John plays one of the kids.) The kids sing "This World Was Made for All Men."

--Backstage: Pryor is confronted by his writers who want him to do radical sketches (Sandra Bernhard cameo).

--Pryor is now ready to tape his "special." But instead of being innovative, Pryor begins the "special" by singing a wholesome song. While he sings, the closing credits roll.

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(Episode 1)

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September 13, 1977

Guests: --Paula Kelly (singer-dancer) --The O'Jays - sing ""Work on Me"" Sketches: --""Star Wars Bar"" - Mudbone (Pryor) works as a bartender at the galactic bar from ""Star Wars."" --Presidential Press Conference - The first Black president (Pryor) holds a press conference. (Marsha Warfield, Robin Williams, and Sandra Bernhard appear as reporters.) --""Club Harlem"" - Paula Kelly plays a chanteuse in a WWII era nightclub.

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(Episode 2)

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September 20, 1977

Richard Pryor is a Black samurai, a Mississippi prosecutor, the owner of a pet head, an archeologist in Egypt, a come-from man, and a rock-star from Black Death.

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(Episode 3)

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September 27, 1977

Richard Pryor is a diner who uses his food as foreplay; a caveman who discovers fire; Mr. Fixit; and Little Richard. A woman describes a lesbian encounter.

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(Episode 4)

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October 20, 1977

Richard Pryor is a Chinese chef, a wino, El Neggro, a ranch owner, a survivor of the Titanic and Santa Claus. The cast roasts him. Charlie Hill tells jokes.

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