People: Sep. 24, 1984

Not so long ago he might have had a sticker plastered over his mouth that read PARENTAL GUIDANCE REQUIRED, but Richard Pryor, 43, the incendiary comic who in 1980 turned himself into a human torch while free-basing cocaine, is now host of a children's show called Pryor's Place, which debuts on CBS this Saturday morning. In a fantasy urban setting, the comedian will cavort with the Krofft puppets, tell stories about his own childhood, and impersonate several characters, including Chills, a hip saxophone player, and Carlotta, a savvy fortuneteller. The weekly half-hour may be a long way from the Sunset Strip,...

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