George W. Bush: No Longer the Decider

TedStriker8/17/2010 9:39:17 pm PDT

re: #630 palomino

I recently heard that Richard Pryor was originally considered for the sheriff part played by Cleavon Little. But he was a relative unknown, too edgy.

Hard to believe, but a classic comedy—one of the all-time greats—could have been even better.

re: #633 Dark_Falcon

True. Pryor might have done even better.

I disagree…at that point in time, Pryor was brash and brazen, a maniac (who was freebasing his ass off, literally later on down the road), while Little was more urbane, a smooth character.

I can’t imagine anyone other than Cleavon Little as Bart, the way the final movie was written (and I think Pryor had a lot to do with it, behind the scenes).