75g: Richard Pryor / Gil Scott-Heron
Audience Member.....Tom Schiller
[FADE IN on Pryor standing onstage and applauding the Albert Brooks film.]
Richard Pryor: Thank you. We’d like to say that we--
[Audience Member is heard shouting from the audience.]
Audience Member: Richard, Richard! Tell the truth! Tell the truth!
Richard Pryor: What?
Audience Member: I have proof! Tell the truth!
[CUT to Audience Member in a cordoroy blazer as he walks toward the stage from the seats.]
Richard Pryor: What are you talking about?
Audience Member: [breathlessly] There were two assassins in Dallas! There were two! I have proof! I have truth, proof! Oswald collaborated with the CIA one month--CIA one month before the assassination! There were shots fired from the Grassy Knoll area!
[Faint voices can be heard in the distance.]
Audience Member: Th--
[A shot rings out, and Schiller sprawls on the stage and lies motionless right at Pryor’s feet. He stares down at him and then looks up nervously.]
Richard Pryor: Uh, I had nothing to do with this. Uh, Dick Gregory started this. I didn’t do nothin’ about that.
Richard Pryor: I don’t care who killed who!
[HOLD on Pryor’s trying to look clueless, then FADE to black.]
Submitted by: Joe Cornfield