Saturday Night Live Transcripts
Season 1: Episode 7
75g: Richard Pryor / Gil Scott-Heron
Police Lineup #1
Boy Scout…..Tom Schiller
Black Man…..Richard Pryor
[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, maam, please do not be frightened, the suspects cannot see you. Can you identify the man who assaulted you?
Woman: [off camera] Well, I, I couldnt see him too clearly, but, uh, Im sure its 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, well take care of him.
[FADE to black.]
Submitted by: Joe Cornfield