History Creator / GeorgeCarlin

17th Dec '16 1:53:10 AM CassandraLeo
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* SophisticatedAsHell

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* SophisticatedAsHellSophisticatedAsHell: He used profanity in his routines, but it was always carefully placed for maximum impact. Overall he was quite eloquent and intelligent, but the juxtaposition of intelligent thought and vulgarity certainly resulted in plenty of this trope.
28th Nov '16 10:22:35 PM NWolfman
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*** True to form, he manages to mock both rape apologists ''and'' the feminists who tell him rape isn't funny '''''in the same routine'''''.

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*** ** True to form, he manages to mock both rape apologists ''and'' the feminists who tell him rape isn't funny '''''in the same routine'''''.
28th Nov '16 10:21:14 PM NWolfman
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*** True to form, he manages to mock both rape apologists ''and'' the feminists who tell him rape isn't funny '''''in the same routine'''''.
28th Nov '16 10:18:01 PM NWolfman
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** He used the word in question at least once, albeit [[SarcasmMode sarcastically]], during a routine about how the United States was "founded by slave owners who told us all 'men are created equal'... except for Indians and niggers and women!"
28th Nov '16 10:09:31 PM NWolfman
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** When doing his work for ''Shining Time Station'', he wasn't used to performing without an audience, as he had to record his narrations in a recording booth. The directors placed a teddy bear on a stool in the booth with him so he could narrate to it as his "audience."

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** When doing his work for ''Shining Time Station'', he wasn't used to performing without an audience, as he had to record his narrations in a recording booth. The directors placed a teddy bear on a stool in the booth with him so he could narrate to it as his "audience." He was also close friends with producer Britt Alcroft for many years after.
28th Nov '16 10:06:16 PM NWolfman
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* EqualOpportunityOffender: In his own words, "[F]uck everybody, now that I think of it[...]sometimes in comedy, you have to generalize." Though the general rule was that he went after anybody whom he felt took themselves too seriously. One routine sees him simultaneously mocking both rape apologists ''and'' feminists.
28th Nov '16 10:00:43 PM NWolfman
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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.
28th Nov '16 9:49:56 PM NWolfman
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* CrossesTheLineTwice: A staple of his last few shows especially.
** He himself all but invoked this trope word for word: "I think it's the duty of the comedian to find out where the line is drawn, and cross it deliberately."
--->'''George Carlin:''' Want to piss off a feminist? Call her a cum-catcher, that'll get her attention!
--->''(Audience groans)''
--->'''George Carlin:''' Oh, don't act disgusted! Don't act disgusted! Half of you are gonna go home and go down on each other tonight, remember? If you're willing to swallow cum, let's not make believe that something I said was disgusting!
** During his "Capital Punishment" routine:
--->Instead of an axe, you do the beheadings with a ''handsaw''! ''(Audience groans)'' Hey, don't bail out on me now, goddammit! The blood is already on our hands; all we're talking about is a matter of degree!
*** Unlike most [[ShockValue shock comedians]], however, George also noted that, once the line was crossed, the comedian had to get the audience to cross as well and be happy that they did.
18th Nov '16 8:04:54 AM KingLyger
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* DrivesLikeCrazy: You realize this whenever you hear one of his routines on cars.

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* DrivesLikeCrazy: You realize Self-admitted to this whenever you hear one in ''Complaints and Grievances.''
-->I drive kinda recklessly, I take a lot
of his routines on cars.chances, I never repair my vehicles, and I don't believe in traffic laws. So, I tend to have quite a high number of traffic accidents.



-->'''Carlin:''' As long as I'm being a complete pig up here, let me ask you guys a question. Are you ever able to watch a woman eating a banana and NOT think about a blowjob? I can't do it. And I know why: I'm a sick, evil fuck! I know that! I accept that! But I can't do it! Eating a banana, eating a pickle, licking on an ice cream cone. I'm thinking to myself '''"LOOK AT THE TONGUE ON HER! ''WOW!''"''' So ladies, be careful when you're standing out in front of that Häagen-Dazs. 'Cause God damn it, we're watching. And God damn it, we're ''thinking''!

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-->'''Carlin:''' As -->As long as I'm being a complete pig up here, let me ask you guys a question. Are you ever able to watch a woman eating a banana and NOT think about a blowjob? I can't do it. And I know why: I'm a sick, evil fuck! I know that! I accept that! But I can't do it! Eating a banana, eating a pickle, licking on an ice cream cone. I'm thinking to myself '''"LOOK AT THE TONGUE ON HER! ''WOW!''"''' So ladies, be careful when you're standing out in front of that Häagen-Dazs. 'Cause God damn it, we're watching. And God damn it, we're ''thinking''!



** Blatantly exposed in his ''Last Words' autobiography, where it's pretty much stated that whilst pot potentially helped his career and partially fashioned him into the comic he'd become famous as, there were some terrible downsides.

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** Blatantly exposed in his ''Last Words' autobiography, where it's pretty much stated that whilst pot potentially helped his career and partially fashioned him into the comic he'd become famous as, there were some terrible downsides. As Carlin once said in an interview with Creator/JonStewart, drugs were a lot of pleasure and very little pain when he first started taking them. Towards the end of his life, that inverted to a lot of pain and little pleasure.



* GallowsHumor: The title of his sortabiography, ''Last Words'', is half this and half {{Tearjerker}}.

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* GallowsHumor: The title of his sortabiography, sort-of-biography, ''Last Words'', is half this and half {{Tearjerker}}.



* GodIsEvil: A lot of his humor was based around this.
* AGoodNameForARockBand: In one of his books he provided a whole list of these, among them "Warts, Waffles, and Walter", and best of all, "The Stillborn".

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* GodIsEvil: A lot of his humor was based around this.
this. After he left the Catholic Church, he began deconstructing a lot of their teachings and the mystique around God in general.
* AGoodNameForARockBand: In one of his books he provided a whole list of these, among them "Warts, Waffles, and Walter", and best of all, "The Stillborn".Stillborn", and "This Band Needs Practice".
23rd Sep '16 12:12:12 PM Premonition45
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--->'''George Carlin:''' If you live on this planet, you're guilty, period, fuck you, end of report, next case! ... Your ''birth certificate'' is proof of guilt!

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--->'''George -->'''George Carlin:''' If you live on this planet, you're guilty, period, fuck you, end of report, next case! ... Your ''birth certificate'' is proof of guilt!guilt!
* AccompliceByInaction: Defied when he discussed why he refused to vote during elections.
-->'''George:''' I don't vote, because I firmly believe that if you vote, you have no right to complain. I know some people like to twist that around and say, "If you ''don't'' vote, you have no right to complain." But where's the logic in that? Think it through: If you vote, and you elect [[CorruptPolitician dishonest]], [[SleazyPolitician incompetent]] politicians, and you screw things up, [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom then you're responsible for what they've done]]. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero You voted them in. You caused the problem.]] You have no right to complain. I, on the other hand, who did not vote who, in fact, did not even leave the house on Election Day am in no way responsible for what these politicians have done and have every right to complain about the mess you created. Which I had nothing to do with. Why can't people see that?
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