Pryor's Place

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  1. Jay_B!

    Jay_B! Screenwriter

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    with the recent passing of Richard Pryor, I suddenly began to remember "Pryor's Place", which I used to watch on Saturday mornings around 1984 or so. A lot of people have forgotten it, and admittedly so did I, but considering interest in Richard Pryor is probably now at an all-time high, is there any shot in hell that this series might be resurrected onto DVD? It only lasted one season so I doubt it'd be too hard to put out, I think a lot of his fans who grew up in the 1980's would love to revisit this show, which has become so obscure. If I recall, it was like Seseme Street with Richard Pryor in live-action. It's been over 20 years and I was quite young then so my memory of it is extremely fuzzy but I do remember watching it every Saturday morning when it was on.
     
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    Sid & Marty Krofft did that show, and they're releasing all their other shows on dvd, so I assume they'll eventually get around to releasing Richard as well. Yeah, it would be a nice tribute to him; something for the fans to look back on.
     
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    The first episode of Pryor's Place was on the Kroft DVD set from a few years ago. It had one episode from just about all of their shows.

    Plus, in the mid 90's, I think all of the episodes were issued on VHS. So, the show isn't totally forgotten.

    I'd like to see a DVD set as well.
     
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    The one on the World of Sid and Marty Kroftt is the 4th episode and has Pat Morita (recently deceased), Pat McCormick (recently deceased) and Marla Gibbs on it.
     
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    ouch [​IMG] let's hope Marla stays with us for a long time to come
     

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