'Vintage' SNL Series Kicks Off Saturday With Richard Pryor's 1975 Hosting Gig

NBC is offering a pretty tempting appetizer to its Chris Pratt-hosted Saturday Night Live premiere this weekend.

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The Peacock Net is launching SNL Vintage (10/9c) — focusing on classic installments from the sketch comedy’s four-decade history — with a Season 1 episode hosted by Richard Pryor.

Pryor’s Dec. 13, 1975 taping — which features a “Racist Word Association Interview” opposite Chevy Chase that probably wouldn’t get past network censors in 2014 — also featured musical guest Gil Scott-Heron.

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On Oct. 4, SNL Vintage will rebroadcast a Season 25 installment hosted by Christopher Walken with musical guest Christina Aguilera.

Will you tune in to SNL Vintage, the 2014 live broadcast or both? Sound off below!

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  1. Mark says:

    Will the Pryor sketch air uncensored?

    • Robby Horine says:

      I hope so. If you do censor it, it’s worthless.

    • TV Gord says:

      I hope so, too. Part of the impact and the humor of the sketch was the use of that word. It’s an ugly word that’s a part of our history, and it shouldn’t be wiped from history in this age of political over-correctness.

  2. Aprilcot says:

    This is awesome news!

  3. Walter Freeman says:

    Dead honky!

  4. AnnieM says:

    One classic and they’re already showing a modern one next? I want to see more of the original cast, and also some Eddie Murphy seasons.