Pryor's Place

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Pryor's Place
Genre Children's television series
Created by Sid and Marty Krofft
Richard Pryor
Starring Richard Pryor
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13
Running time 25 minutes
Original channel CBS
Original release September 15 – December 8, 1984 (1984-12-08)

Pryor's Place is an American children's television series that aired on CBS. The live-action series starred comedian Richard Pryor as himself.


Despite a reputation for profanity from Richard Pryor, Pryor's Place was aimed at children. Like Sesame Street, Pryor's Place featured a cast of puppets, hanging out and having fun in a friendly inner city environment along with several children and characters portrayed by Pryor himself. However, Pryor's Place frequently dealt with more sobering issues than the series it so closely resembled.

The theme song was performed by Ray Parker Jr.[1] of Ghostbusters fame, who also appeared in the show's opening credits. The show was also fitted with a laugh track.

Pryor's Place was broadcast on CBS (at 11:30 AM Eastern/10:30 AM Central) from September 15 to December 8, 1984, with repeats airing until June 15, 1985.[2] Four video tapes were released between September 1997 and June 1998 by Rhino Entertainment, each containing one episode of the series.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]


  • Richard Pryor ... Himself
  • Akili Prince ... Little Richie
  • Cliffy Magee ... Wally
  • Danny Nucci ... Freddy
  • Tony Cox ... Allen
  • Keland Love ... Meatrack
  • Leanne Richelle ... Patty
  • Michael Sheehan ... Puppeteer


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