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'Star Wars': Richard Pryor Once Bartended at the Mos Eisley Cantina

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Watch a lost sketch from the late comedian's highly controversial, hourlong comedy-variety show that ran on NBC.

The skit is as glorious as it is bizarre and random. 

The late, legendary actor Richard Pryor once bartended at the Mos Eisley Cantina — or at least he pretended to for laughs. 

In a lost clip from the short-lived Richard Pryor Show, the iconic stand-up slings drinks in a seedy space bar meant to resemble the classic watering hole from 1977's Star Wars: A New Hope

There are numerous laugh-out-loud moments as Pryor talks sports with some aliens, tells others to get a room, eyeballs a view and finally gets into a fight with a customer. And yes, Pryor does use the N-word once. 

The highly controversial, hourlong comedy-variety show only ran for four episodes in 1977 before it was pulled by NBC.

The Star Wars skit is just that much more remarkable when considering that apparently A New Hope publicist Charles Lippincott actually allowed the show to use the film's costumes as a marketing gimmick, which he explained previously on Facebook. 

"I made a conscious decision to reach different audiences with these different vehicles," Lippincott wrote of the Pryor skit, the Star Wars themed Donny & Marie Show and the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special

The highly anticipated latest saga installment, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, opens Thursday night. 

Check out the Pryor skit below. 

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