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Richard Pryor On Saturday Night Live

28 November, 2006, Tuesday


From 1977.

The dynamic portrayed in this clip is, in many ways, more true today than it was then. This sketch -as brilliant and hilarious as it still is- would never, ever even make it to air on SNL now.

We live in a time of more enlightened sensitivity. And perhaps that’s one of the reasons why SNL currently sucks 98% of the time.

Yin and yang.

But thanks to the Internet, we can revisit our more raw, primitive years.

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