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  Season 1: Episode 7




75g: Richard Pryor / Gil Scott-Heron

Police Lineup #1

Policeman.....Dan Aykroyd
Woman.....Gilda Radner
Boy Scout.....Tom Schiller
Black Man.....Richard Pryor
Doctor.....John Belushi
Businessman.....Chevy Chase

[FADE IN on a police lineup room. Four people file in from the left and stand in front of the height lines. From right to left, they are: Tom Schiller dressed as a Boy Scout; Richard Pryor in a black bathrobe, with his wrists in handcuffs and a large bandage on his forehead; John Belushi dressed as a doctor; and Chevy Chase dressed as a businessman in a gray suit. Richard grimaces and tries furtively to cover his face.]

Policeman: [off camera] All right now, ma’am, please do not be frightened, the suspects cannot see you. Can you identify the man who assaulted you?

Woman: [off camera] Well, I, I couldn’t see him too clearly, but, uh, I’m sure it’s the one in the handcuffs.

[The three white guys all look down at their hands and smile in relief. John and Chevy shake hands.]

Policeman: Okay, we’ll take care of him.

[FADE to black.]


Submitted by: Joe Cornfield


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