SNL Transcripts: Richard Pryor: 12/13/75: Kennedy Assassination


 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  Season 1: Episode 7

75g: Richard Pryor / Gil Scott-Heron

Kennedy Assassination

…..Richard Pryor
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.

[Audience laughs]

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

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Don Roy King is directing his fourteenth season of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him nine Emmys and thirteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for thirteen DGA Awards and won in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Mr. King is also the creative director of Broadway Worldwide which brings theatrical events to theaters. The company has produced Smokey Joe’s Café; Putting It Together with Carol Burnett; Jekyll & Hyde; and Memphis, all directed by Mr. King. He completed the screen capture of Broadway's Romeo & Juliet in 2013. - LinkedIn

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