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Richard Pryor's Short Lived Saturday Morning TV Show

Richard Pryor seems like an unlikely candidate to head a kid’s TV show, but back in the mid-80s Pryor actually made a brief appearance on CBS’s epic Saturday Morning lineup.

Pryor's Place was created by Sid and Marty Krofft and ran for thirteen episodes back in 1984, at a time when Pryor was busy becoming more kid friendly with lead roles in Superman III and The Toy.

Pryor’s Place featured puppets, singing, dancing and comedy sketches, with appearances by classic Pryor characters like the wise wino Mudbone, toned down for younger viewers.

(YouTube Link)

It's not as entertaining as The Richard Pryor Show, but fans of classic children's TV and all things 80s will definitely get a kick out of this vintage oddity.

-Via Dangerous Minds


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That's awesome Chris! He did a great job, the show definitely has a lot of visual appeal and the sets look great. It looks like Romain worked on a lot of variety and sketch comedy type shows, exactly what they needed on Pryor's Place. And he worked on Flip too, eh? That was a great show too! Here's to your talented father!
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