History Creator / GeorgeCarlin

8th Oct '17 3:24:08 PM nombretomado
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* BrickJoke: An uncommon but funny occurrence. In an early skit, two sisters were to be reunited on a ''TruthOrConsequences''-type skit, but "you blew the question so we sent your sister back to Maine!" Then later that sister appeared on a ''Series/QueenForADay''-like show and referenced the first skit.

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* BrickJoke: An uncommon but funny occurrence. In an early skit, two sisters were to be reunited on a ''TruthOrConsequences''-type ''Series/TruthOrConsequences''-type skit, but "you blew the question so we sent your sister back to Maine!" Then later that sister appeared on a ''Series/QueenForADay''-like show and referenced the first skit.
13th Sep '17 9:02:06 AM dlchen145
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George Carlin (May 12, 1937 -- June 22, 2008) was an American comedian who made a permanent name for himself in the annals of comedy, mostly for making funny all the things that usually make people go DudeNotFunny

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George Denis Patrick Carlin (May 12, 1937 -- June 22, 2008) was an American comedian who made a permanent name for himself in the annals of comedy, mostly for making funny all the things that usually make people go DudeNotFunny
15th Aug '17 9:33:05 AM bkitu
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* BreadEggsBreadedEggs: Swearing on a Bible -- he questions whether the condition of the Bible might invalidate an oath:
--> "Suppose the Bible they hand you to swear on is upside-down. Or backward. Or both. And you swear to tell the truth on an upside-down backward Bible. Would that count? Suppose the Bible they hand you is an old Bible and half the pages are missing. Suppose all they have is a Chinese Bible in an American court. Or a Braille Bible and you're not blind. Suppose they hand you an upside-down, backward, Chinese Braille Bible with half the pages missing!"
3rd Aug '17 3:01:40 PM Scabbard
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* BerserkButton: Many things, but chief among them were idiocy and ignorance, which would often lead to seemingly UnstoppableRage directed towards the world around him. Some of his most enduring material comes from those moments. He also didn't take heckling well.
** "WELL, I GET PISSED, GOD DAMN IT!!!"
** One of his routines was devoted entirely to telling a heckler off, in the most jaw droppingly brutal way possible.
*** "So fuck you and your sister and your wife, if you got a kid, I hope your fucking kid ''dies in a car fire''! How do you like that, you stupid cocksucker?! Shut the fuck up and get the fuck outta here!" Do ''not'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-f-I-FiaY0 fuck with Carlin]].
** When he was fired from Las Vegas after saying "ass" and "shit" in front of a crowd full of golfers, he developed a lifelong hatred for golf. At least three of his albums have included the line "Have you ever watched golf on TV? It's like watching flies fuck." It culminated in the "Golf Courses for the Homeless" routine, wherein he suggests using the land on golf courses for low-cost housing.
*** He touched on this in his "Shoot" routine from ''FM & AM''.
--->"I got fired from a show in Las Vegas at the Frontier Hotel for saying 'shit'. In a town where the big game is called Craps. ...Never made sense to me."
** The self-esteem movement, which he mocked from its beginning until his death.



* BerserkButton: Many things, but chief among them were idiocy and ignorance, which would often lead to seemingly UnstoppableRage directed towards the world around him. Some of his most enduring material comes from those moments. He also didn't take heckling well.
** "WELL, I GET PISSED, GOD DAMN IT!!!"
** One of his routines was devoted entirely to telling a heckler off, in the most jaw droppingly brutal way possible.
*** "So fuck you and your sister and your wife, if you got a kid, I hope your fucking kid ''dies in a car fire''! How do you like that, you stupid cocksucker?! Shut the fuck up and get the fuck outta here!" Do ''not'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-f-I-FiaY0 fuck with Carlin]].
** When he was fired from Las Vegas after saying "ass" and "shit" in front of a crowd full of golfers, he developed a lifelong hatred for golf. At least three of his albums have included the line "Have you ever watched golf on TV? It's like watching flies fuck." It culminated in the "Golf Courses for the Homeless" routine, wherein he suggests using the land on golf courses for low-cost housing.
*** He touched on this in his "Shoot" routine from ''FM & AM''.
--->"I got fired from a show in Las Vegas at the Frontier Hotel for saying 'shit'. In a town where the big game is called Craps. ...Never made sense to me."
** The self-esteem movement, which he mocked from its beginning until his death.
1st Aug '17 6:28:19 PM TargetOnMyBack
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* ThePerfectionist: He was known to workshop his routines excessively in-between his famed HBO specials, going on tour to smaller venues to try out new routines (resulting in several fans being disappointed by these sub-part "rough drafts") so that, come the specials, every joke would be fine-tuned into a flawless performance with little in the way of ad-libbing.

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* ThePerfectionist: He was known to workshop his routines excessively in-between his famed HBO specials, going on tour to smaller venues to try out new routines (resulting in several fans being disappointed by these sub-part sub-par "rough drafts") so that, come the specials, every joke would be fine-tuned into a flawless performance with little in the way of ad-libbing.
17th May '17 8:34:30 AM Akaihiryuu
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** Perhaps the only white comedian ever to have black people in the audience cheering at his use of the N-word, because he deconstructed it and used it to poke fun at the society that oppressed non-whites.

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** Perhaps the only white comedian ever to have black people in the audience cheering at applauding his use of the N-word, because he deconstructed it and used it to poke fun at the society that oppressed non-whites.
17th May '17 8:28:29 AM Akaihiryuu
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** Perhaps the only white comedian ever to have black people in the audience cheering at his use of the N-word, because he deconstructed it and used it to poke fun at the society that oppressed non-whites.
17th May '17 8:24:38 AM Akaihiryuu
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* HappilyMarried: Twice. His marriage to his first wife Brenda lasted 36 years (until her death from liver cancer). He met his second wife Sally a few months after but was hesitant to act on his feelings so soon after Brenda's death. They eventually married the next year, and the marriage lasted until his death.
12th May '17 1:30:52 AM MarkLungo
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A [[BuffySpeak sort-of]] [[WordOfGod biography]] (obviously written before his death) of Carlin was released on November 10th, 2009, which Carlin wrote with the assistance of Tony Hendra, one of the original writers of the National Lampoon magazine. After Carlin's death, Hendra approached the late comedian's family with his plans for the book. The audio version was narrated by George's brother Patrick, who is an author himself, and sounds so much like George, it's scary.

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A [[BuffySpeak sort-of]] [[WordOfGod biography]] (obviously written before his death) of Carlin was released on November 10th, 2009, which Carlin wrote with the assistance of Tony Hendra, one of the original writers of the National Lampoon Franchise/NationalLampoon magazine. After Carlin's death, Hendra approached the late comedian's family with his plans for the book. The audio version was narrated by George's brother Patrick, who is an author himself, and sounds so much like George, it's scary.
18th Apr '17 6:23:28 PM WaterBlap
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* FundamentallyFunnyFruit: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yj0PH1zYqTc&t=3m37s One of his routines]] first subverts this trope, then plays it straight.
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