Richard Pryor and the 'Star Wars' Bar

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In late 1977, the short-lived Richard Pryor Show featured a bizarre nugget that now lives deep in the Star Wars archive: a skit called Star Wars Bar. In it, Pryor is bartender at a city bar that happens to contain aliens from the Mos Eisley Cantina. No, really—they used a bunch of the same costumes from the movie, borrowed from Lucasfilm.

Things to watch for: "Fuzz" the bouncer (Muftak in the movie) shows up first around 2:20; Pryor cracks up around 3:08; we see a very 1977 arcade game around 4:00; there are Planet of the Apes Dr. Zaius jackets on various characters. Yikes. Anyway, this happened:

In case you're wondering about the cast of characters from the Cantina, the internet has you covered.