History Creator / BillHicks

19th Apr '18 7:01:24 PM WillKeaton
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Due to a [[WeUsedToBeFriends personal rift]] between Hicks and Creator/DenisLeary, fueled by allegations of plagiarizing Hicks' material, it's best not to mention Leary around fans of Hicks. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement We'll just leave it at that]], but Wiki/TheOtherWiki has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Hicks more information]] for the curious, as does the snarkier [[http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Bill_Hicks Uncyclopedia]].

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Due to a [[WeUsedToBeFriends personal rift]] between Hicks and Creator/DenisLeary, fueled by allegations of plagiarizing Hicks' material, it's best not to mention Leary around fans of Hicks. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement We'll just leave it at that]], but Wiki/TheOtherWiki has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Hicks more information]] for the curious, as does the snarkier [[http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Bill_Hicks Uncyclopedia]].
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** "The man that brings [[Music/ElvisPresley me]] my scarves and my water, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RLucBPZsbw Mr. Charlie Hodge.]]" This gets repeated in some form or fashion at least a dozen times in the "Elvis" bit.

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** "The man that brings [[Music/ElvisPresley me]] my scarves and my water, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RLucBPZsbw Mr. Charlie Hodge.]]" "]] This gets repeated in some form or fashion at least a dozen times in the "Elvis" bit.
12th Mar '18 9:46:48 AM borgjones
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'''William Melvin "Bill" Hicks''' (December 16, 1961 -- February 26, 1994) was an American [[RecordedAndStandUpComedy stand-up comedian,]] born in Georgia and raised in Texas from the age of 7. He began his stand-up career in the late 1970's, having grown up a big fan of Creator/WoodyAllen and Creator/RichardPryor, and would often sneak out of the house to perform sets at local clubs. His rebellious, free-thinking attitude was obvious at a young age, to the point that his parents actually brought him to a psychoanalyst at age 17; the analyst actually sided with Bill.

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'''William William Melvin "Bill" Hicks''' Hicks (December 16, 1961 -- February 26, 1994) was an American [[RecordedAndStandUpComedy stand-up comedian,]] born in Georgia and raised in Texas from the age of 7. He began his stand-up career in the late 1970's, having grown up a big fan of Creator/WoodyAllen and Creator/RichardPryor, and would often sneak out of the house to perform sets at local clubs. His rebellious, free-thinking attitude was obvious at a young age, to the point that his parents actually brought him to a psychoanalyst at age 17; the analyst actually sided with Bill.
1st Dec '17 1:47:11 PM DustSnitch
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Bill was part of a particularly infamous moment in late-night talk show history, with his aborted final appearance on ''Late Night With Creator/DavidLetterman'' in 1993. The material in his five minute set included some cynical material about the pro-life movement, which afterward led to the entire set being pulled from the air. To say Bill was displeased [[BerserkButton would be a massive understatement]], and he made no secret of his bitter feelings afterward. This came shortly after Bill's diagnosis with pancreatic cancer. Despite this, he continued performing at his usual rate until he finally went home to be with his parents in Little Rock, Arkansas, in early 1994, where he passed away. Years later, Letterman expressed regret over the incident, and even [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments invited Bill's mother on the show to watch the clip being broadcast at last]].

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Bill was part of a particularly infamous moment in late-night talk show history, with his aborted final appearance on ''Late Night With Creator/DavidLetterman'' in 1993. The material in his five minute set included some cynical material about the pro-life movement, which afterward led to the entire set being pulled from the air. To say Bill was displeased [[BerserkButton would be a massive understatement]], and he made no secret of his bitter feelings afterward. This came shortly after Bill's diagnosis with pancreatic cancer. Despite this, he continued performing at his usual rate until he finally went home to be with his parents in Little Rock, Arkansas, in early 1994, where he passed away. Years later, Letterman expressed regret over the incident, and even [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments invited Bill's mother on the show to watch the clip being broadcast at last]].
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22nd Aug '17 5:11:45 PM ClintEastwood
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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Most notably, at a show in Chicago when he verbally tore a heckler to pieces. Later during the show, he had a spectacular meltdown because of a bunch of other hecklers, which culminated in him yelling: '''''"[[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler HITLER]] HAD THE RIGHT IDEA, HE WAS JUST AN UNDERACHIEVER!"''''' This in the middle of a '''''BLISTERING''''' seven-minute rant on how the mere existence of the people he was chewing out was a valid argument in favor of exterminating the ''entire human race''. There's been few people alive who have made such a hardcore TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to a person who was standing in front of them.
25th Jun '17 11:02:01 AM nombretomado
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Due to a [[WeUsedToBeFriends personal rift]] between Hicks and Creator/DenisLeary, fueled by allegations of plagiarizing Hicks' material, it's best not to mention Leary around fans of Hicks. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement We'll just leave it at that]], but TheOtherWiki has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Hicks more information]] for the curious, as does the snarkier [[http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Bill_Hicks Uncyclopedia]].

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Due to a [[WeUsedToBeFriends personal rift]] between Hicks and Creator/DenisLeary, fueled by allegations of plagiarizing Hicks' material, it's best not to mention Leary around fans of Hicks. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement We'll just leave it at that]], but TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Hicks more information]] for the curious, as does the snarkier [[http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Bill_Hicks Uncyclopedia]].
4th Jun '17 11:29:58 AM Titus88
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* HypocriticalHumor: Has a bit where he declares "Daddy's Roommate" to be disgusting, while simultaneously declaring "Heather Has Two mommies" to be "[[GirlOnGirlIsHot quite a fetching read]]".

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* HypocriticalHumor: Has a bit where he declares "Daddy's Roommate" ''Daddy's Roommate'' to be disgusting, while simultaneously declaring "Heather ''Heather Has Two mommies" Mommies'' to be "[[GirlOnGirlIsHot quite a fetching read]]".
4th Jun '17 11:28:25 AM Titus88
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* HypocriticalHumor: Has a bit where he declares "Daddy's Roommate" to be disgusting, while simultaneously declaring "Heather Has Two mommies" to be "[[GirlOnGirlIsHot quite a fetching read]]".
29th Dec '16 6:08:09 AM CumbersomeTercel
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He has a number of high profile fans, including [[Creator/MontyPython John Cleese]], Bill Bailey, Richard Jeni, Creator/GeorgeCarlin, Creator/WarrenEllis, Creator/GarthEnnis, Music/HenryRollins, Music/{{Tool}}, and Music/{{Radiohead}}. Hicks also made a posthumous appearance in an issue of ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}''.

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He has a number of high profile fans, including [[Creator/MontyPython John Cleese]], Bill Bailey, Creator/BillBailey, Richard Jeni, Creator/GeorgeCarlin, Creator/WarrenEllis, Creator/GarthEnnis, Music/HenryRollins, Music/{{Tool}}, and Music/{{Radiohead}}. Hicks also made a posthumous appearance in an issue of ''ComicBook/{{Preacher}}''.
20th Sep '16 9:52:58 AM Willbyr
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* BrokenPedestal: Bill couldn't get a whole lot of momentum on American TV, though he had a frequent spot on the Letterman show and was at one point sponsored by Rodney Dangerfield. One of the things that pained Hicks the most was watching his former idol, Jay Leno, shilling Doritos ('Crunch all ya want. we'll make more!') and becoming a corporate mascot for NBC.

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* BrokenPedestal: Bill couldn't get a whole lot of momentum on American TV, though he had a frequent spot on the Letterman show and was at one point sponsored by Rodney Dangerfield. Creator/RodneyDangerfield. One of the things that pained Hicks the most was watching his former idol, Jay Leno, Creator/JayLeno, shilling Doritos ('Crunch all ya want. we'll make more!') and becoming a corporate mascot for NBC.



-->I'm so sick of arming the world and then sending troops over to destroy the fucking arms, you know what I mean? We keep arming these little countries then we go and blow the ''shit'' out of 'em. We're like the bullies of the world, you know? We're like Jack Palance in the movie ''Film/{{Shane}}''... Throwing the pistol at the sheep herder's feet:
-->'''Jack Palance''': Pick it up.
-->'''Sheepherder''': I don't wanna pick it up mister, you'll shoot me.
-->'''Jack Palance''': Pick up the gun.
-->'''Sheepherder''': Mister, I don't want no trouble, huh. I just came down town here to get some hard rock candy for my kids, some gingham for my wife. I don't even know what gingham is, but she goes through about 10 rolls a week of that stuff. I ain't looking for no trouble, mister.
-->'''Jack Palance''': [''icy whisper''] Pick up the gun.\\
[''Hicks fearfully leans over and reaches for the gun. Bang bang. Hicks drops to the floor, dead. Pause. Gets up'']
-->'''Jack Palance''': You all saw him. He had a gun.

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-->I'm so sick of arming the world and then sending troops over to destroy the fucking arms, you know what I mean? We keep arming these little countries then we go and blow the ''shit'' out of 'em. We're like the bullies of the world, you know? We're like Jack Palance in the movie ''Film/{{Shane}}''... Throwing the pistol at the sheep herder's feet:
-->'''Jack
feet:\\
'''Jack
Palance''': Pick it up.
-->'''Sheepherder''':
up.\\
'''Sheepherder''':
I don't wanna pick it up mister, you'll shoot me.
-->'''Jack
me.\\
'''Jack
Palance''': Pick up the gun.
-->'''Sheepherder''':
gun.\\
'''Sheepherder''':
Mister, I don't want no trouble, huh. I just came down town here to get some hard rock candy for my kids, some gingham for my wife. I don't even know what gingham is, but she goes through about 10 rolls a week of that stuff. I ain't looking for no trouble, mister.
-->'''Jack
mister.\\
'''Jack
Palance''': [''icy whisper''] Pick up the gun.\\
[''Hicks fearfully leans over and reaches for the gun. Bang bang. Hicks drops to the floor, dead. Pause. Gets up'']
-->'''Jack
up'']\\
'''Jack
Palance''': You all saw him. He had a gun.



* DeadArtistsAreBetter: Hicks had nothing but ire for modern musicians doing ads or anti-drug campaigns, and lamented the hollowness of their music and personalities.
-->''PLAY FROM YOUR FUCKING HEAAAAAART!!!!!!''

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* DeadArtistsAreBetter: DeadArtistsAreBetter:
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Hicks had nothing but ire for modern musicians doing ads or anti-drug campaigns, and lamented the hollowness of their music and personalities.
-->''PLAY --->''PLAY FROM YOUR FUCKING HEAAAAAART!!!!!!''



* FanDisservice: There's a segment on the ''Revelations'' show in which Hicks indulges in his 'Goatboy' persona for about ten minutes... During which the audience is very, ''very'' noticeably squicked out.

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* FanDisservice: There's a segment on the ''Revelations'' show in which Hicks indulges in his 'Goatboy' persona for about ten minutes... During minutes, during which the audience is very, ''very'' noticeably squicked out.



* GirlOnGirlIsHot: {{Invoked|Trope}} on [[AuthorAppeal more than one occasion,]] especially when he was talking about how bad ''Film/BasicInstinct'' was and how shocked he was that the test audiences didn't like the lesbian scenes that were eventually cut from the film.

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* GirlOnGirlIsHot: {{Invoked|Trope}} on [[AuthorAppeal more than one occasion,]] occasion]], especially when he was talking about how bad ''Film/BasicInstinct'' was and how shocked he was that the test audiences didn't like the lesbian scenes that were eventually cut from the film.



** In one routine, Bill openly brags about all the great technology designed to save people with [[TemptingFate cancer,]] whilst declaring that people dying from nothing were screwed.
** He also cited the irony of pro-lifers killing doctors, who performed abortions.

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** In one routine, Bill openly brags about all the great technology designed to save people with [[TemptingFate cancer,]] cancer]], whilst declaring that people dying from nothing were screwed.
** He also cited the irony of pro-lifers killing doctors, doctors who performed abortions.



-->Here is the commercial they ''want'' to do... Here's the woman's face. Beautiful. Camera pulls back, naked breasts. Camera pulls back, she's totally naked, legs apart, two fingers right here... And it just says: "Drink Coke." Now I don't understand the connection, but Coke is on my shopping list this week! ''(later, he bends over at the camera)'' Snnnnnnnnnnickers!

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-->Here is the commercial they ''want'' to do... Here's the woman's face. Beautiful. Camera pulls back, naked breasts. Camera pulls back, she's totally naked, legs apart, two fingers right here... And it just says: "Drink Coke." Now I don't understand the connection, but Coke is on my shopping list this week! ''(later, [''later, he bends over at the camera)'' camera''] Snnnnnnnnnnickers!






->''Here is my final thought. ([[SelfDeprecation Oh, thank God.]]) About drugs. About alcohol. About pornography, whatever that is. What business is it of yours what I do, read, buy, see, or take into my body, as long as I do not harm another human being on this planet? And for those of you out there having a little MoralDilemma in your head, about how to answer that question, I'll answer it for ya: '''None''' of your fucking business.''

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->''Here is my final thought. ([[SelfDeprecation Oh, thank God.]]) About drugs. About alcohol. About pornography, whatever that is. What business is it of yours what I do, read, buy, see, or take into my body, as long as I do not harm another human being on this planet? And for those of you out there having a little MoralDilemma in your head, head about how to answer that question, I'll answer it for ya: '''None''' of your fucking business.''''

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20th Sep '16 8:44:00 AM 06tele
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* CulturalCringe: He never missed an opportunity to bash his native America.

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* CulturalCringe: He never missed an opportunity CulturalRebel: Hicks was always ready to bash his native America.American politics, or American provincialism, or the dumbing-down of the American media, but when it came to American movies, rock music and porn, he celebrated them, and if he criticised them at all it was for not being more awesome. This has not stopped some people from thinking that he suffered from CulturalCringe.
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