History Creator / GeorgeCarlin

17th May '16 12:58:25 AM CJO123
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In 2008, he died of heart failure. He was given several awards both during his life and posthumously for his contributions to comedy. Shortly after his death, in a poll taken from nearly 5000 of his fellow stand-up comedians, he was voted the second funniest stand-up comedian of all time. The comedian who beat him for the title? Creator/RichardPryor.

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In 2008, he He died of heart failure.failure in 2008, just a month after his 71st birthday. He was given several awards both during his life and posthumously for his contributions to comedy. Shortly after his death, in a poll taken from nearly 5000 of his fellow stand-up comedians, he was voted the second funniest stand-up comedian of all time. The comedian who beat him for the title? Creator/RichardPryor.
23rd Apr '16 8:52:40 PM DrakeClawfang
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* JerkassFacade & JerkWithAHeartOfGold: See JerkassWoobie (under YMMV) and HappilyMarried. And there was also the time when he met a young fan of ''Shining Time Station'' at an airport, and rather than disillusion him by telling him that Mr. Conductor didn't exist, he patiently explained that he was "on vacation" from the magical island. He also genuinely loved his wife, Brenda, and felt a lot of guilt about how he acted during most of his daughter's childhood.

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* JerkassFacade & JerkWithAHeartOfGold: See JerkassWoobie (under YMMV) He wore the stage persona of a raunchy, angry, cussing ball of fury, but it was just a JerkassFacade: off-stage Carlin was often regarded as a friendly, quiet man. In an interview, he noted that if he was ''really'' as bitter and HappilyMarried. And there was also the time when angry as he met acted on-stage, he probably would have killed himself years ago. Instead, his act gave him a young fan of chance to vent on-stage and acted as a catharsis that made him feel good about doing it.
** When doing his work for
''Shining Time Station'' 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."
** While
at an airport, and rather he was met with a young man confused at seeing Mr. Conductor in the real world. Rather than disillusion him by telling him that Mr. Conductor didn't exist, he patiently explained that he was "on vacation" from the magical island.
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He also genuinely loved his wife, Brenda, and felt a lot of guilt about how he acted during most of his daughter's childhood.
22nd Apr '16 5:05:00 AM RedBootsDLC
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* YouBastard: Was not afraid to slam on, various groups and interests he hated, and would actually tell his audience the comedic equivalent to this, if they actually were this. Most of the audience lapped it up, even if THEY were the target.

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* YouBastard: Was not afraid to slam on, on various groups and interests he hated, and would actually tell his audience the comedic equivalent to this, if they actually were this. Most of the audience lapped it up, even if THEY were the target.
22nd Apr '16 4:41:57 AM RedBootsDLC
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* OxymoronicBeing: Not ''really'', but he popularized a type of humor where two terms are presented as oxymoronic for rhetorical effect (which is not a true oxymoron). Examples he himself used include "military intelligence", "freedom fighters"[[note]]'''Carlin:''' If firefighters fight fires, what do freedom fighters fight?[[/note]], "business ethics". (Carlin didn't actually invent this type of humor - William Frank Buckley, Jr is credited with that - but he likely popularized it).

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* OxymoronicBeing: Not ''really'', but he popularized a type of humor where two terms are presented as oxymoronic for rhetorical effect (which is not a true oxymoron). Examples he himself used include "military intelligence", "freedom fighters"[[note]]'''Carlin:''' If crime-fighters fight crime and firefighters fight fires, what do freedom fighters fight?[[/note]], "business ethics". (Carlin didn't actually invent this type of humor - William Frank Buckley, Jr is credited with that - but he likely popularized it).
13th Apr '16 7:45:55 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Started out as one half of a comedy duo with Jack Burns (though he soon became a solo act). He mostly wore a suit & tie, was clean-shaven, short-haired, well-groomed and a '''''lot''''' less dirty. He did have a few classic routines in the early days such as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A5fyliZpS4 "Al Sleet, the Hippie-Dippie Weatherman"]] & [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyzBO_etwko "The Indian Staff Sergeant"]]. As TheSixties came to a close, he had had it with the clean-cut facade he had to put out and started TheSeventies with the persona we know today.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Started out as one half of a comedy duo with Jack Burns (though he soon became a solo act). He mostly wore a suit & and tie, was clean-shaven, short-haired, well-groomed and a '''''lot''''' less dirty. He did have a few classic routines in the early days such as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A5fyliZpS4 "Al Sleet, the Hippie-Dippie Weatherman"]] & Weatherman" and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyzBO_etwko "The Indian Staff Sergeant"]]. As TheSixties came to a close, he had had it with the clean-cut facade he had to put out and started TheSeventies with the persona we know today.
13th Apr '16 7:45:02 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Started out as one half of a comedy duo with a comedian, Jack Burns (though he soon became a solo act). He mostly wore a suit & tie, was clean-shaven, short-haired, well-groomed and a '''''lot''''' less dirty. He did have a few classic routines in the early days such as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A5fyliZpS4 "Al Sleet, the Hippie-Dippie Weatherman"]] & [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyzBO_etwko "The Indian Staff Sergeant"]]. As TheSixties came to a close, he had had it with the clean-cut facade he had to put out and started TheSeventies with the persona we know today.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Started out as one half of a comedy duo with a comedian, Jack Burns (though he soon became a solo act). He mostly wore a suit & tie, was clean-shaven, short-haired, well-groomed and a '''''lot''''' less dirty. He did have a few classic routines in the early days such as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A5fyliZpS4 "Al Sleet, the Hippie-Dippie Weatherman"]] & [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyzBO_etwko "The Indian Staff Sergeant"]]. As TheSixties came to a close, he had had it with the clean-cut facade he had to put out and started TheSeventies with the persona we know today.
13th Apr '16 7:44:37 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Started out as one half of a comedy duel with a comedian, Jack Burns (though he soon became a solo act). He mostly wore a suit & tie, was clean-shaven, short-haired, well-groomed and a '''''lot''''' less dirty. He did have a few classic routines in the early days such as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A5fyliZpS4 "Al Sleet, the Hippie-Dippie Weatherman"]] & [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyzBO_etwko "The Indian Staff Sergeant"]]. As TheSixties came to a close, he had had it with the clean-cut facade he had to put out and started TheSeventies with the persona we know today.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Started out as one half of a comedy duel duo with a comedian, Jack Burns (though he soon became a solo act). He mostly wore a suit & tie, was clean-shaven, short-haired, well-groomed and a '''''lot''''' less dirty. He did have a few classic routines in the early days such as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A5fyliZpS4 "Al Sleet, the Hippie-Dippie Weatherman"]] & [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyzBO_etwko "The Indian Staff Sergeant"]]. As TheSixties came to a close, he had had it with the clean-cut facade he had to put out and started TheSeventies with the persona we know today.
13th Apr '16 7:44:17 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Started out as one half of a comedy duel with a comedian, Jack Burns (though he soon became a solo act). He mostly wore a suit & tie, was clean-shaven, short-haired, well-groomed a lot less dirty. He did have a few classic routines in the early days such as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A5fyliZpS4 "The Hippie-Dippie Weatherman"]] & [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyzBO_etwko The Indian Staff Sergent]]. As TheSixties came to a close, he had had it with the clean-cut facade he had to put out and started TheSeventies with the persona we know today.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Started out as one half of a comedy duel with a comedian, Jack Burns (though he soon became a solo act). He mostly wore a suit & tie, was clean-shaven, short-haired, well-groomed and a lot '''''lot''''' less dirty. He did have a few classic routines in the early days such as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A5fyliZpS4 "The "Al Sleet, the Hippie-Dippie Weatherman"]] & [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyzBO_etwko The "The Indian Staff Sergent]].Sergeant"]]. As TheSixties came to a close, he had had it with the clean-cut facade he had to put out and started TheSeventies with the persona we know today.



-->'''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 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''!
13th Apr '16 7:40:14 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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After a failed stint in the U.S. Air Force and a brief time in radio and news he mostly became a lifelong comedian, initially partnering up with writer/comedian Jack Burns. However, after the two broke up in the late 1960s, Carlin entered the 1970s as a new comedian. A DIRTY COMEDIAN. That said, [[WTHCastingAgency he also played "Mr. Conductor"]] on ''Series/ShiningTimeStation'' (a children's show), as well as a stint as the Narrator, so he wasn't completely Child Unfriendly.[[note]][[FridgeBrilliance And besides, a stand-up comedian is just a storyteller who makes you laugh.]][[/note]] He is also well known for playing Rufus in the ''Film/BillAndTed'' movies and Cardinal Glick in ''Film/{{Dogma}}'' (which Creator/KevinSmith put him in and which he agreed to appear in mostly so that they could make fun of "the kind of asshole who'd bless his golf clubs for a better game"). Over the course of his life he acted in some fourteen odd films in total, in addition to numerous television appearances spanning everything from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' to ''Series/WelcomeBackKotter'' and several commercials. He also hosted ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'''s premiere episode on October 11th, 1975 [[note]]and came back nine years later in 1984 on November 10th -- the inversion of October 11th -- to host again[[/note]].

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After a failed stint in the U.S. Air Force and a brief time in radio and news he mostly became a lifelong comedian, initially partnering up with writer/comedian Jack Burns. However, after After the two broke up split in the late 1960s, 1962[[labelnote:*]]their sole album, which was recorded in 1960, didn't see release until 1963[[/labelnote]], Carlin went solo with mostly family-friendly material to great success, but he eventually became disenchanted with his clean-cut image and entered the 1970s as a new comedian. A DIRTY COMEDIAN. That said, [[WTHCastingAgency he also played "Mr. Conductor"]] on ''Series/ShiningTimeStation'' (a children's show), as well as a stint as the Narrator, so he wasn't completely Child Unfriendly.[[note]][[FridgeBrilliance And besides, a stand-up comedian is just a storyteller who makes you laugh.]][[/note]] He is also well known for playing Rufus in the ''Film/BillAndTed'' movies and Cardinal Glick in ''Film/{{Dogma}}'' (which Creator/KevinSmith put him in and which he agreed to appear in mostly so that they could make fun of "the kind of asshole who'd bless his golf clubs for a better game"). Over the course of his life he acted in some fourteen odd films in total, in addition to numerous television appearances spanning everything from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' to ''Series/WelcomeBackKotter'' and several commercials. He also hosted ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'''s premiere episode on October 11th, 1975 [[note]]and came back nine years later in 1984 on November 10th -- the inversion of October 11th -- to host again[[/note]].
20th Mar '16 11:35:17 AM MHarrington
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* ThouShaltNotKill: In ''Complaints and Grievances'', which debuted shortly the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Carlin tries to deconstruct this phrase as part of his overall deconstruction of the Ten Commandments, which he considers unnecessary and should be altered to suit 21st century tastes.

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* ThouShaltNotKill: In ''Complaints and Grievances'', which debuted shortly the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Carlin tries to deconstruct this phrase as part of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CE8ooMBIyC8 his overall deconstruction of the Ten Commandments, Commandments]], which he considers unnecessary and should be altered to suit 21st century tastes.
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