The Richard Pryor Show [Region 4]
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|Format: ||DVD (M)|
|Release Date: ||01 September 2010|
"When I committed to do a 10-week comedy variety series on NBC, 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 against Happy Days and Laverne and Shirley, the two top-rated shows, but the network censors thwarted me from the git-go. Because 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 with Todd Gold
One of the most talked-about comedy shows ever, this hilarious collection of classic laughs became a legend during its one broadcast on NBC and now returns on DVD for a new generation!
This is a Region 4 disc, the local region for Australia.