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Maya Angelou…

28 May

Maya Angelou’s appearance on The Richard Pryor Special? in 1977. The sketch begins with an adaptation of Pryor’s “Nigger with a Seizure” routine from his 1974 album That Nigger’s Crazy. The special adds a scene with Angelou as the Pryor character’s wife and the routine is no longer simply funny but now poignantly tragic.

Thanks for everything, Dr. Angelou.

 
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