In Scrooged, there is a scene depicting Frank Cross dumping a bucket of water on a waiter after he thinks that the waiter is on fire.
Frank is having hallucinations upon waiting for the ghost of Christmas past. He is trying to alert everyone because Frank believes that the waiter is actually on fire. Frank runs to the waiter and dumps water on him. Immediately after he dumps water on the waiter, he tells him that he thought that he was Richard Pryor.
I'm sorry. I thought you were Richard Pryor.
The waiter was white. I didn't understand the Richard Pryor reference. I'm sure that this was some sort of joke, I just don't know what the joke would be.
What was the reference about Richard Pryor supposed to mean?