History Trivia / RichardPryor

15th Sep '16 3:31:19 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* CreatorBreakdown: Not only Pryor's excessive drug abuse, but also his freebasing accident that daughter Rain believed was really a suicide attempt.



* MoneyDearBoy: Why he did ''Film/TheToy'' and ''Film/SupermanIII''.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Pryor was orginally slated to play Bart in ''Film/BlazingSaddles''. He ended up as a writer on the film, mostly the Mongo bits.
** Brooks also wanted him to play "Josephus" in ''Film/HistoryOfTheWorldPartI'' but Pryor was injured from the freebasing incident before production. He was replaced by Gregory Hines.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Pryor was orginally originally slated to play Bart in ''Film/BlazingSaddles''. He ended up as a writer on the film, mostly the Mongo bits.
** Brooks Creator/MelBrooks also wanted him to play "Josephus" in ''Film/HistoryOfTheWorldPartI'' but Pryor was injured from the freebasing incident before production. He was replaced by Gregory Hines.



** ''Film/TradingPlaces'' was originally written as another vehicle with himself and Creator/GeneWilder, but when Pryor dropped out and Creator/EddieMurphy signed on, Murphy asked that Gene Wilder be replaced, because he didn't want people thinking he was trying to be [[PoorMansSubstitute another Pryor]].

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** ''Film/TradingPlaces'' was originally written as another vehicle with himself and Creator/GeneWilder, but when Pryor dropped out and Creator/EddieMurphy signed on, Murphy asked that Gene Wilder be replaced, because he didn't want people thinking he was trying to be [[PoorMansSubstitute another Pryor]].Pryor]].
** Speaking of Murphy, Pryor was considered for his roles in ''Film/FortyEightHours'' and ''Film/BeverlyHillsCop''.
13th Apr '16 7:55:36 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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** That freebasing incident also prevented him from appearing on ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', forcing the staff writer, Chris Langham, to appear guest star instead.

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** That freebasing incident also prevented him from appearing on ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', forcing the staff writer, Chris Langham, to appear as the guest star instead.
13th Apr '16 7:55:05 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* SonOfAWhore: His mother was a prostitute and even grew up in her brothel.

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* SonOfAWhore: His mother was a prostitute and he even grew up in her brothel.
11th Jul '15 3:02:40 PM BalrogKick
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* OldShame: ''Uncle Tom's Fairy Tales'', a short film he appeared in when he was starting his standup career. Hated it so much he destroyed as much as he could of the original negatives.
6th Aug '14 11:56:50 AM Premonition45
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** ''Film/TradingPlaces'' was originally written as another vehicle with himself and Creator/GeneWilder, but when Pryor dropped out and Creator/EddieMurphy signed on, Murphy asked that Gene Wilder be replaced, because he didn't want people thinking he was trying to be [[PoorMansSubstitute another Pryor]].
19th Mar '14 3:37:58 AM kchishol
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** That freebasing incident also prevented him from appearing on ''Series/TheMuppetShow'', forcing the staff writer, Chris Langham, to appear guest star instead.
19th Mar '14 12:38:38 AM erforce
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** Brooks also wanted him to play "Josephus" in ''HistoryOfTheWorldPartOne'' but Pryor was injured from the freebasing incident before production. He was replaced by Gregory Hines.

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** Brooks also wanted him to play "Josephus" in ''HistoryOfTheWorldPartOne'' ''Film/HistoryOfTheWorldPartI'' but Pryor was injured from the freebasing incident before production. He was replaced by Gregory Hines.
16th Feb '14 9:45:01 PM kchishol
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* SonOfAWhore: His mother was a prostitute and even grew up in her brothel.
27th Dec '13 9:34:55 AM dsneybuf
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* RomanceOnTheSet: He and Margot Kidder (aka, ComicBook/LoisLane from ''[[Film/{{Superman}} Superman: The Movie]]'' and its three sequels) had an affair while working on ''Some Kind of Hero'' together.
14th Dec '13 10:05:59 AM morenohijazo
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* CreatorRecovery: In 1979, Pryor went on a trip to Africa, and was so moved by the solidarity of the people there that he renounced his legendary NWordPrivileges. As he explained in his 1982 comedy special ''Live at the Sunset Strip'':
-->'''Richard:''' I asked myself "Do you see any niggers?", and I said [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming "No, because there aren't any..."]]
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