SNL Transcripts: Richard Pryor: 12/13/75: Police Lineup #1


 Saturday Night Live Transcripts

  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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Author: Don Roy King

Don Roy King has directed fourteen seasons of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him ten Emmys and fourteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for fifteen DGA Awards and won in 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

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